Mauvey Glow

INSPIRATION: Diffused Happy Goth

WHAT I USED: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow, Makeup Forever Sculpting Blush, Smashbox Brow Tech Trio, Smashbox Artificial Light, Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

HOW I USED IT: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in shade #2 Ivory applied with beauty blender, Mac Eyeshadow in shade Shale on the lid and smoked under the eye, Makeup Forever Sculpting Blush in shade #10 Satin Peach Pink from crease to brow and under the eye, Smashbox Brow Tech Trio in shade Dark Brown on brows, Smashbox Artificial light in shade Diffuse as a highlighter all over, Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade #12 Pearly Mauve.

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Smoky Highlight

INSPIRATION: An editorial smoky eye with lots of strobbing.

WHAT I USED: Makeup Forever Artist Shadow, Makeup Forever Sculpting Blush, NYX Cosmetics, Becca Cosmetics

HOW I USED IT: Makeup Forever Artist Shadow in 110 Cement on lid, Makeup Forever Sculpting Blush in 16 Matte Light Coral from crease to brow, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne pop as highlight all over, NYX Cosmetics Retractable Lip Liner in Nude.

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Favorite Pencils

Makeup Forever Concealer Pencil

WHAT: Makeup Forever Concealer Pencil

WHY: Dual ended pencil in Ivory/Beige can be used to outline the lips for a crisp look or to line the waterline instead of a white pencil.

WHAT: MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Smolder

WHY: A dark black soft kohl pencil to do the perfect smokey eye look.

WHAT: Inglot Eye Kohl Pencil in 04

WHY: A kohl pencil in a dark blue shade.  Looks great on the waterline and compliments blue and brown eyes.

WHAT: Mac Cosmetics Eye Pencil in Coffee

WHY:  The perfect brown to use for a smokey eye or for that natural liner look.

WHAT: NYX Slim Lip Pencil in 805 Cappuccino

WHY: The perfect nude for medium to dark complexions.

WHAT: Inglot Lipliner FM in shade 855

WHY: A bronzey medium toned lip liner that is creamy and with an included brush to smudge with.

WHAT: NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Red

WHY: A universal red and always sharp with the retractable sharpener.

WHAT: Inglot Soft Precision Lipliner in shade 67

WHY: Precise tip and the perfect shade for a light lip look.

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Bronzed and Glowy

INSPIRATION: Glowy bronzed summer makeup

WHAT I USED: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, Bobbi Brown Bronzer, Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadow, Inglot Kohl PencilHourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude

HOW I USED IT: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation with a beauty blender in shade #5, Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Medium, Mac Cosmetics eyeshadow shade All That Glitters on the lid, Mac Cosmetics eye shadow shade Saddle in the crease, Inglot Kohl Pencil in shade 03 on the waterline, and Hourglass Cosmetics Femme Nude lipstick in shadow No 1 Pale Pink Nude

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Mod Eye

INSPIRATION: Mod 1960’s eyeliner

WHAT I USED: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, Tarte Cosmetics Precision Longwear Liquid Eyeliner, Inglot Freedom System Matte Eyeshadow, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo, Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick

HOW I USED IT: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in shade #4 Sand, Tarte Cosmetics Precision Longwear Liquid Eyeliner pen in crease, along upper lash line and winged out, Inglot Freedom System Eyeshadow Matte in shade 368, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in shade Ash Brown in brows, and Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick in shade #24 Satin Orange Beige

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Madame Butterfly

INSPIRATION: This look was inspired by Madame Butterfly

WHAT I USED: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet +Smashbox Lipstick Be LegendaryInglot Freedom System Eyeshadow

HOW I USED IT: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + using Beauty Blender in shade 45 Soft Beige, Smashbox Lipstick Be Legendary in shade Femme Fatale with clear gloss on top, Ingot Freedom Eyeshadow along lower lash line in shade 33

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My Favorite Makeup Brushes

I feel like I never have enough brushes, but there are also those brushes I can’t live without.  These are my go to favorites in my kit.

Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes
Buy Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes

WHAT: Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes

WHY: They are one of my favorite brush lines for a few reasons. I’m obsessed with short handle brushes. They allow me to get closer to the face so I can focus more on detail. If you are doing your own makeup a short handle brush will give you a better balance in your hand. They also take less room up in my kit, which is constantly expanding.

184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush
Buy 184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush
210 Precise Eyeliner Brush
Buy 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush

WHAT: MAC Cosmetics Fan and Eyeliner brushes

WHY: Mac makes some great brushes but my two standout favorites are the 184 Fan Brush and the 210 Eyeliner Brush.  The 184 is a Duo Fibre brush so I can use liquids as well as powders with it.  Perfect for cream or liquid blush as well as contouring with powders.  The 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush has a firm pointed tip which allows me to do the perfect winged eyeliner look.

Artis Circle 1
Buy Artis Circle 1
Linear 1
Buy Linear 1

WHAT: Artis Circle 1 and Artis Linear 1

WHY: The Artis brushes are a new approach to makeup brushes.  I love the circle one to buff in concealer under the eyes and the Linear 1 is great for eyebrows and eyeliner.

Billy B Beauty Brushes
Buy Billy B Beauty Brushes at Beautylish

WHAT: Billy B Beauty Brushes

WHY: Like the Bdellium Tool brushes all of Billy B’s brushes are short handled.  The unique thing about this collection is the shape of these brushes.  The powder and blush ones are smaller than you will find in other brands.  This allows precise placement of your powder products.  The stand out winners of this collection are the #9 and #10 brushes.  The #9 brush can be used for highlighting the inner corner of the eyes as well as placing mascara on the bottom lashes perfectly.  The #10 is the best eyeliner brush I’ve ever used.

WHERE TO GET: Bdellium Tools Travel Brushes184 Duo Fibre Fan Brush210 Precise Eyeliner BrushArtis Circle 1Linear 1Billy B Beauty Brushes at Beautylish

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Pop of Color

INSPIRATION: I started with a pop of color then added more, then took away some color till I achieved this.

WHAT I USED: Makeup Forever Flash ColorBen Nye Magicake Aqua Paint

HOW I USED IT: Makeup Forever Flash Color over entire face in shade 11 Black, Ben Nye Magicake Aqua Paint in shade Turquoise activated with liquid proof liquid and eye lined, Ben Nye Magicake Aqua Paint in shade Turquoise activated with alcohol and applied from jawline to chest using straight edge stencil, Makeup Forever Flash Color in shade 13 Yellow down center of lips using straight edge

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Creating the Black Swan Makeup

INSPIRATION: BLACK SWAN

WHAT I USED: Temptu S/B, Temptu True Color Lipstick, Temptu Concealer Wheel

HOW I USED IT: Airbrushed Temtpu S/B in White lower half of face at an angle to chest area, airbrushed Temptu S/B in shade #6 top half of the face, covered the brows in Temptu S/B Concealer, Mixed Temtpu True Color Lipstick in shades Jet Rouge and Imperial red (applied to eyes and lips)

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