Purple Undersmoke

INSPIRATION: Purple Undersmoke

WHAT I USED: Mac Cosmetics Eye Shadow, NARS Audacious Lipstick

HOW I USED IT:  I washed Mac Cosmetics eye shadow in Paradisco from the lashline to the crease.  I then smoked Mac Cosmetics eye shadow in Blackberry under the eyes.  I finished with NARS Audacious Lipstick in Barbara.


Smokey Nude

INSPIRATION: Sexy smokey eyes with glowy skin and a brown nude lip

WHAT I USED: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, MAC Kohl Liner, Inglot Eyeshadow, NARS Lipstick

HOW I USED IT:  I started by blending Mac Kohl pencil in Feline from the lashline to the crease and smudging it with a brush.  I then softly blended Inglot Eyeshadow in #321 on top of the pencil to smoke it out further.  I pressed in Face Atelier Ultra foundation in shade #9 Toffee all over the face with a beauty blender.  I finished by applying NARS lipstick in Pigalle onto the lips.


Minimalist Brow

INSPIRATION: Minimalist Brow

WHAT I USED: Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, Anastasia Brow Powder, Mac Cosmetics Fluidline, Makeup Forever Creme Blush, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector

HOW I USED IT:  Mixed in Becca Skin Perfector Liquid in Moonstone into Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in shade #3 Wheat.  Then brushed Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in Blonde into the brows.  Blended Mac Cosmetics Fluidline in Dark Diversion onto the lids.  Applied Makeup Forever HD Blush from the crease up and under eyes as well as onto the cheeks in shade 210 Cool Pink.  Finished with Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Blush onto the lips.


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


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