I decided to create another look from my favorite palette, my Smashbox Full exposure palette. This time I focused more on creating a bronzed smokey eye look. This is another really simple, 5 minute look that is a nice play on a more boring, traditional nude color. I absolutely love the way this turned out and I'm finding that I'm never disappointed by these colors! Check it out and let me know what you think!
We've all had that moment (well most of us at least) where we have an important job interview or meeting and all of a sudden nothing we own looks professional, our hair is a mess and we have no idea how to do our makeup. Been there. So, the other day I had a meeting with an important client and the night before as I was planning out my outfit I decided I'd make a video showing how I do my makeup for occasions like these. It's easy to think, 'ok, less makeup is more in this situations'. While this isn't necessarily wrong, it's not necessarily true either. If you're smart about how you apply your makeup you can play up your features, make yourself look more polished and professional and actually look better than wearing little to no makeup at all. Check out my video below for some of my tips, hopefully you'll find them useful next time you're in a similar situation!
This fall, nude or natural looking makeup is all the rage. If you're not rocking berry lips then you should look like you're rocking nothing at all. While this may seem as simple as just not applying makeup, it's a little more complicated than that. There are certain things you can do to achieve that 'no-makeup, makeup' look. So, I decided to make a video showing some of things I like to do to pretend like 'I woke up like this'. Check it out!
should be shimmery- This was true in the 90's.
Now, not so much. There is definitely a use for shimmery bronzers;
they look great in the summer, they help boost your tan and they can draw eyes
to the parts of your body you want to emphasize. However, nowadays, matte
is the new shimmer. It's all about contouring and highlighting.
Using a shimmer to contour is disastrous to say the least. You
should look for a matte bronzer, 2 shades darker than your natural skin tone
and use that to create a shadow to contour your skin and play down/up your
2. Red or dark lips are only for women with
full, thick lips- I used to take this rule as gospel. You wouldn’t find a dark or red lipstick
anywhere in my collection. Then, I was
introduced to Mac’s Ruby Woo. At first I
thought no way, this color is gorgeous but it will look weird on me…then I
tried it. I was instantly in love. For weeks I wouldn’t go out without it in
tow. Then I started to branch out to
darker berry colors, even venturing to go near colors that border on
black. The trick to really pulling off
any of these looks is to make your lips look fuller. Use lip liner to really accentuate the lips, and
apply gloss in the center of your lips and shimmer right above them to really
give that extra oomph. Fellow
thin-lipped girls do NOT be afraid to go bold in your lip colors!
3. Never wear dark
eyeshadow during the day- For certain
jobs you may want to stick to this rule but overall, this is rapidly changing.
There are so many variations to the traditional "smokey eye" or
"dark eyeshadow" look that it's easy to make it work during the day.
The key is to use lighter colors during the day, keep the crease simple
and not too dark, and blend a lot! Also, you can use a lighter color in
the corners of your eyes to add some simplicity the look and a pop of lighter
4. Blue eyeshadow is so yesterday- Wrong,
wrong, wrong. Blue eyeshadow is everywhere. You can play it up,
play it down, have fun with it! There are so many shades and hues it's
not difficult to pick one that will flatter you without looking like you just
walked out of an 80's party! I love using blue eye shadow to create a
smokey eye as it's such a subtle change from the traditional look and it looks
great on every eye color! You can also
use lighter blues on your lids. There
are so many ways to make this work without looking like you’re trying to bring
retro back. The key to any look is
confidence. Wear a color you love and
just rock it!
5. Never do a bold eye with a dark lip- This is easy to pull off if you do it
right. Use complimentary shades and don’t
use anything too dark on the eyes. You
can make your eyes look bold using more neutral or muted colors and wear a
bright lip with it. If you’re really
daring you can do a VERY blended smokey eye (although I’d probably steer clear
of using black colors) with a bold lip.
This rule is so easy to break, if you think you look good so will
Makeup rules are so yesterday. Now it’s all about experimenting and playing
around with everything from bright colors to dark shades to everything in
between. Gone are the days of having to
fit into a neat little box and follow a specific set of rules when applying
makeup. Just have fun with it! Try something new, use a daring color, try a
look you’d never dream of. The key to
pulling off any look no matter if it’s makeup, clothes, hair, you name it is
confidence. If you act like you’re the
hottest girl in the room, people will believe you. So go ahead and break some rules! xo Kelly
As I've said before I love my Naked 3 Palette! All of the colors are very light, muted and more rosey, which I love with brown eyes. I decided to try out another look, this one I would describe as more Blush Rose. It's just a really simple, pretty look that you can wear for everyday looks, or you can darken it up slightly for a night look. It's just a really great, easy go-to! Tell me what you think!