Makeup Monday: Bright + Colorful Spring Makeup

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Spring is in the air.
Makeup accordingly!
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Screw ‘Seasonal’ Makeup!: New ColourPop Paraphernalia

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Don’t misunderstand me. 
I partake in doing my makeup ‘seasonally’ and I’m all for rocking bright hot pink lips and yellow shadows in the Summer time. 
What I don’t do, is avoid or discriminate against certain colors just because they don’t align with the current weather situation. 
With me? 
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Current Highlighting Favorites: I Glow, Therefore I Am.

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I live by the following philosophy;
If you can’t see the highlight from outer space, then what’s point? 

With that being said, I thought I’d share with you my go-to highlighting routine as of the last few weeks. 
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Simple Makeup: The Perfect Neutral, Every Day Look (Full Face)

This look has become my go-to this month. 
I’m always down with something calm and neutral. 
Something that you can wear a n y w h e r e.

The office, a date, to run errands, school, an interview etc.
I can’t really think of any scenario in which the makeup wouldn’t work. 
It’s super simple.
Very basic.
Very neutral.
Nothing crazy.
Yet still enough winged liner and highlight to let everyone know exactly what you’re capable of, haha. It’s just spot-on for whatever, really. And that’s one of my favorite mental portfolios of looks; “The Universal” one.

As always – adjust and tweak as you like, and to your needs. 
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Winter + Spring? Sure, Why Not.

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Last week it was still pretty chilly and dropping into the low fifties at night but; here we are, the second week of February and it will be in the mid-to-high seventies for the rest of the week….and then will probably just ascend from there straight into Summer. WHAT?!

It’s left me confused, and the end result of that confusion is this dark chocolate Wintery smokey eye, with bright hot pink lips for Spring… Continue reading “Winter + Spring? Sure, Why Not.”

Go-To Holiday Makeup + Classic Red Lips

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Happiest of Fridays to everyone. 

I wanted to share with you guys my go-to holiday look this year. 
It consists of: 
Very neutral shadows, classic red lips, sharp winged liner, structured contour, and an insane amount of highlight, as per yoozsh. 

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Bronze Fall Makeup: On The Rocks

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Well, we made it to Friday.
This week was a terribly long one.
Our dog has had diarrhea since Monday, poor little guy.
We “evaluated” our finances and tracked spending this month (shoot me).
We’re heading to Europe in 4 more days.
We’re incredibly short-staffed in my department at work.
I’m honestly amazed I found the time to even do makeup at all this week now that I’m thinking out loud.

a n y h o w

Bronze Fall makeup.
I dug out my “On The Rocks” shadow by ColourPop Cosmetics and I forgot how perfect it is for this time of year. It’s so buttery and perfectly sparkly.
Keep on reading for the full product breakdown used to get this eye look.
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Cool-Toned Colorful Fall Makeup

It’s officially the Fall season and I am so happy. I sometimes get just a tad too psyched on Makeup during this time of year. I’m not sorry for it. I feel like this is the season I tend to get more inspired than normal, and I always welcome that wholeheartedly! I love cooler weather. I love to be outside. I love rain. I love chilled days and hot tea. So many awesome and happy things come with this time of year. So let’s “makeup” accordingly, shall we?!

Here is a list of all the shadows I used to create my first Fall look of the year!
[all shadows by MakeupGeek Cosmetics, as per yoozsh]

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Dramatic “End of Summer” Makeup

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Yesterday I wanted to do something that said “I may or may not be (but definitely am) a little excited for cooler seasons but, I’m also still enjoying what’s left of the Summer time”.
Jah feel?
I used cool blues and cool browns on the eyes but still brought back the brightness and warmth with a rosy pink blush and mauve colored lips.
I was super heavy-handed. 
I’m not sorry for it.
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ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks: Swatches + Thoughts

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I purchased 13 of the ColourPop Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks earlier this month:

• Midi • Trap • Succulent • Tulle • Sundae • High Ball • Creeper • Succulent • Pacific • LAX • Mars • Lychee • Zipper •

I thought I’d share my thoughts…
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