Friday, October 26, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Sugar & Spice Look



This is my Marilyn Monroe Sugar And Spice makeup look. It features beautiful shimmery white and brown shades (hence the sugar in spice) using some of MAC's Marilyn Monroe Collection products. If you don't own MAC by Marilyn Monroe, not to worry! I suggest alternatives you an use in your own makeup collection.


Products:
Primer & Foundation
Sigma Bare Palette (as an alternative to MAC shadows) - 
MAC's How To Marry 
MAC's Preferred Blonde
MAC's All that Glitters
MAC's Satin Taupe 
White Eye Liner
MAC's Smolder Khol Eye Liner
MAC's Liquid Eye Liner
MAC Concealer
Brow Shadow
MAC's Blush in Dainty
MAC's Redd Lip Pencil
MAC's Charmed, I'm Sure Lipstick 

Brushes:

Sigma F88 Foundation Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaF88
EcoTools Powder Brush
EcoTools Concealer Brush (for inner half of eye lid)
EcoTools Blush Brush
Sigma's L05 Lip Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaLipBrushL05 (mentioned, will be featured in my next review so stay tuned!)





Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How To Wrap Your Brooch Bouquet




The video you've all been waiting for is finally up! Thanks to the countless of requests made for this video (and m y wonderful husband volunteering to take care of our baby while I filmed), I've finally made a part 2 to my "How To DIY Brooch Bouquet" video tutorial. Just click above to learn how to wrap your own brooch bouquet!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Quick & Easy DIY Lip Scrub



There are certain beauty products that are worth investing money in. Lip scrubs are NOT one of them. Here is my quick and easy DIY lip scrub.

Ingredients: Honey, Agave or Olive OilSuger (raw brown sugar is recommended)


Optional additions:AloeLip Balm (clear or tinted) or Petroleum JellyFood Coloring (to match color scheme of your event)Flavoring (mint, citrus, vanilla, etc.)Scents (vanilla, jasmine, orange peel, etc.)





Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Marilyn Monroe Inspired Makeup Tutorial




This is my Marilyn Monroe inspired Makeup tutorial. Some of the products used come from MAC's Marilyn Monroe Collection but you can certainly use comparable products within your own makeup collection. This look would be perfect for a retro bride having a 1940s/Old Hollywood/Glitz and Glamour Wedding. It would also work if you're planning to dress up like Marilyn Monroe or another pinup for Halloween.

Brushes:
Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki Foundation Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaF88
Sigma L05 Lip Brush - http://tinyurl.com/SigmaLipBrushL05
EcoTools concealer brush (for lid)
Esté Lauder Shadow brush
EcoTools angled brush (for lip)
EcoTools angled brush (for brow)

Eyes:
MAC's Scant (brow bone)
MAC's Satin Taupe (Crease)
MAC's How To Marry (lid)
MAC's Liquid Eye Liner (winged liner)
Wet n Wild White Eye Liner (lower water line)
MAC's Smolder Kohl Eye Pencil (upper water line)
MAC's Dark Devotion (brow shadow)

Lips:
MAC's Redd Lip Pencil
MAC's Charmed, I'm Sure Lipstick

Face:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
CHANEL Tea Rose Blush

Monday, October 8, 2012

How to Get Perfect Marilyn Monroe Lips


Here is my detailed and extensive tutorial to get prefect Marilyn Monroe lips for a special event. I recommend you follow all of the steps if you're going to be photographed professionally (for example: weddings, galas, red carpet, prom, etc.). You can skip a few steps for every day application. 

STEPS:

1. Use a lip scrub to buff away any dry skin
2. Use a colorless lip balm or petroleum jelly to moisturize lips. Remove after 2 minutes. 
3. Apply concealer to neutralize the color of your lip.
4. Line your lips with lip liner
5. Fill in your lips with the liner
6. Apply lipstick with lip a brush or small angled brush
7. Clean up any mistakes with a cotton swab
8. Apply concealer around lips to
9. Blend concealer with another clean cotton swab
10. Blow a kiss and be fabulous! 

PRODUCTS:

Homemade Lip Scrub - TUTORIAL COMING SOON!
Clear Lip Balm
MAC concealer
MAC's Cherry Lip Pencil from the Marilyn Monroe Collection
MAC's Deeply Devoted Lipstick from the Marilyn Monroe Collection













Saturday, October 6, 2012

MAC's Marilyn Monroe Collection Haul & Review

MAC released its Marilyn Monroe Collection on Thursday and I just had to have some of the pieces in it. No, I didn't camp out in front of a MAC store like I did for the Versace for H&M collection. I was a smart shopper and decided to go to the Herold Square Macy's here in NYC which opened 1 hour before all of the MAC stores. I came prepared with my list of the products I wanted and managed to be the FIRST person to purchase products from the collection at Macy's. Check out my haul and review above. I hope you enjoy it.


Monday, October 1, 2012

CHANEL-Inspired Smokey Pink and Purple 1920s Look



Here is my latest makeup tutorial. It was originally inspired by new CHANEL boots that were featured in an ad in this year's September Issue of Vogue Magazine. I'm absolutely obsessed with them and immediately knew that I had to do this makeup look for them. This makeup look also follows this season's 1920s trend with its dark eyes and dark lips. This look would also be perfect for Halloween if you're dressing up as a Roaring Twenties flapper. It's also just a sexy smokey look that you can try on for a night out or a date night. Try this 3-in-1 makeup look today!





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