Daily makeup inspiritation!

Beauty, Bronzer, Eyebrow, Eyeliner, Illuminator, Lipstick, MAC, Makeup, Mascara

Today i’m giving you a little glimpse into my summertime makeup routine. As you know, I am a certified Lipstick nut so the first thing I choose is usually my lipstick then work my other makeup around it. Today I put on a tiny bit more than usual just for the sake of this blog post, but its pretty much on point.

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I started with “The Balm” Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer in light. This moisturizer also comes in a color even lighter than light that I heard is great for those that are super light. Since I already have some color from the beach the past 2 weekends, I don’t need much more than that for my base. Next, I did “POP beauty” Sunkissed bronzer just over my forehead and cheeks. If I wear it anywhere else I end up having that whole different color neck/face business. I shied away from blush today since my skin is always much redder in the summer. Instead, I opted for Luminizer. Of course I used the “The Balm” Mary-Lou Manizer, which comes in a powder compact and literally makes me glow inside and out! I wish you could hear me squealing every time I write about it. I have my other makeup favorite, Mac Heroine Matte Lipstick on my lips. On my eyes I have both Sumida eyeliner in purple (came in my birchbox) and Earth lights Mascara (picked it up at a farmers market in Paris). Lastly, I used the Maybelline Expert Eye brow pencil to give my brows a little shape and darken them a bit. TA-DA here i am in all my glory. A little different than the queen helene masque picture eh?

Urbanoutfitters.com Beauty Bests

Beauty, Blush, Hair Chalk, Hair Product, Makeup

I’ve always been a huge fan of urban outfitters. Mostly, I shopped in the stores since there’s a lot in NYC/ Long Island. Since my online shopping has been at full speed, it was only a matter of time before I hit their website. I didn’t even realize what a goldmine I stumbled upon until I finally clicked the beauty section. There it was, the most diverse and overwhelming beauty selection I have ever seen. From all different Japanese brands to colored hair masque’s, I was in awe. Here are some of my favorite selections from their website, I strongly encourage you to check it out.

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The Balm Products- The Balm is one of my hardcore favorite brands right now. I am lucky enough to work next door to the biggest Duane Reade in the world (literally) on Wall Street, which has all of the balm cosmetics in stock. Other than that, its pretty hard to come by. Their packaging is always so fun and quirky, and the makeup honestly can not be beat. They come in at a pretty average price for high end makeup, but its well worth every penny. Mary-Lou Manizer is one of my products i’ve consistently written about. It is the most amazing luminizer that has ever touched my face. It’s a beautiful powder with tiny little crystalized pieces that swipe across your face with ease. I use it all over my face and I use it as eyeshadow because I just want to bathe in it. Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer is also amazing. It comes in multiples shades, moisturizes beautifully, and never leaves a sticky or wet feeling. I’m not even a big fan of tinted moisturizer lately but this was just too good not to buy. Lastly, the lip and cream cheek palette is awesome! It comes in the most adorable little package that makes each blush look like an apple which is enough to make me buy it just with that! Their blushes can not be beat, super pigmented and comes in 6 gorgeous, bold, and unique colors.

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Hair color masques/chalk- This website has the biggest collection of hair coloring products I have ever seen. With the trend of hair chalking and pastel colors picking up speed, it’s only natural the brands would catch on. No matter what your preference, they will have a product for you. The Manic Panic Classic Cream Hair Dye is awesome. It’s semi-permanent, comes out after a few washes, and comes in so many colors. They also sell a mixture that will pretty much make any color you choose lighter to give it either a pastel or more toned down color. As far as hair chalk choices, the UO Hairchalk Rainbow Set is awesome. For only 14 dollars you literally get 24 different color chalks to play around with. They only last until you wash it out, which is makes it a lot less intimidating than a creme mask. Either way, playing with hair color is an awesome way to express yourself, especially when it’s not permanent!

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Headbands- Urban outfitters has the most amazing selection of headbands in store, so you can only imagine the world their website opened up to me. From Turban, to rhinestone, to flower headbands, they literally have it all. Even for those who don’t think they can pull off the trend, I dare you to browse the site. My favorite is a yellow Watermelon one with a cute little twisty band on it, so cute for the beach or to spice up a plain maxi. I love my jeweled ones as well, that can either be worn across the forehead or to pull back my hair when its acting up, which is like always. I’ve also had my eye on a gold chain headwrap but i’m still trying to determine the level of how ridiculous I would look. Regardless, I’m sure i’l get it anyway.

 

All About Blush!

Beauty, Blush, Makeup

I am a total blush junkie. Having fair skin takes a little more work to find products that work well with your skin tone. However, when it comes to blush, I find a wide array of colors and textures that do the job perfectly!

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Maybelline Master Glaze Glistening Blush Stick– I had my eye on this product ever since I first spotted it during one of my CVS Hauls. The stick is fairly small and still came to about $9.00. Considering I have so many blushes, I was ready to pass it up. I quickly Google’d some reviews (I’m constantly blocking the CVS aisles while I Google products) and I’m glad I changed my mind. This stick is hands down my favorite blush right now. It is small in size but you use so little product it could last forever. I have the pink fever, which kind of reminds me of the Nars Matte Multiples but at a fraction of the cost. It glides on a beautiful pink without pulling at the skin, produces a slight shimmer and is extremely build-able. The pink color is absolutely beautiful and a true barbie pink. I honestly find that this blush lasts me the entire day. It comes in 5 other shades which all look equally as awesome. Once I finish off some of my other blushes i’m going straight for the coral sheen one. These blushes may be small but they will last you a very long time and come highly recommended.

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The Balm “Staniac”– For some reason, The Balm is not sold in many stores in the U.S, but the brand is a true favorite of mine. They have flash sales a lot of the time too so keep an eye out on their website. Staniac comes in a tube with a wand lip gloss type applicator (It can also be used on your lips but I find it drying with not much color payoff on the lips) I have the Prom Queen Shade and it also comes in 2 other shades. Prom queen comes out as a little Pinky-Red and with really only one swipe on each cheek it melts into the skin and provides lasting color all day. It’s not sticky at all like a lip gloss and it truly stains the cheeks for hours. It is a great find!

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Tarte cheek stain– This blush is all that and more! Every time I go into Sephora to do my last minute makeup, I reach straight for the Tarte stick. They are super pigmented, last all day, and glide on beautifully straight from the stick. Of course, if you’re looking for a little less color payoff you can go use your fingers for application. I have the Sheer Berry Rose and I am obsessed. It’s a lot deeper of a color than I usually use, its almost like a dark cranberry color on the stick. Once it hits my cheeks, it gives me a serious natural flush, the kind you get after working out (I guess since I have this blush I don’t have to work out? Wishful thinking?) Not to mention their new packaging is SUPER cute. Check out one of their other 7 colors if the deep cranberry isn’t for you, I promise you wont be disappointed.

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NARS Blush– I cant do a post on blushes without including any powder! Of course everyone knows the NARS powder blushes are a cult favorite. Everyone talks about these blushes all the time, but it’s cause they’re that amazing.  My personal favorite is the Super Orgasm color. Its a beautiful true long lasting pink with LOTS of shimmer, and I love shimmer. I can’t even wear any luminizer with this blush, it’s that beautiful and shimmery! I also have Exhibit A which is a true hot red but I think this color is better suited for dark skinned beauties. I have to use an extremely light hand when it comes to Exhibit A in order to make it work. NARS has a huge range of all different colors for all different skin tones in this classic blush, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding the perfect shade in whatever color you are looking for whether it be shiny or matte!

Chloe’s go to products

Beauty, Fashion, Makeup

 

josiemaranJosie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation When it comes to foundation, I have a hard time finding a color that matches my specific skin tone. I pride myself on having clear and smooth skin, so I look for something with little coverage while still doing its job. With this foundation, it does just that. I can not tell you how exactly this white serum goes on and changes to my skin tone when it hits my face, but it does. It feels almost like a moisturizer on your face, not that icky serum texture you find in a lot of primers. It provides coverage and reduces redness without giving any caked on feeling. It is the perfect base for your makeup and made with all natural ingredients for those of you who take interest in that.

lou The balm “Mary-Lou” Manizer this product is an absolute godsend! I just picked it up a few days ago and I have not put it down since. I absolutely adore illuminizers and I have tried many in my day, this is hands down the best. It provides a lot of shine so it might not be best for those with oily skin. If you use a light hand (I recommend using a small tapered brush on your cheeks, bridge of your nose, and hairline where the light hits) it provides the perfect amount of sheen and gives you that natural luminous glow we all long for!

heroineMac Heroine lipstick Usually, I like to wear bright colors that pop against my skin and go with my “less is more” makeup look. However, this lipstick is amazing. It is described as a “vibrant matte purple” but I have noticed the color definitely varies from person to person. On me, its more of a dark purple that really makes me pop. I was afraid it would be too dark on me at first, but it has proved time and time again to be my perfect go to lipstick.

elfE.l.f Studio Lip Exfoliator For those of you who haven’t heard of elf, I suggest logging onto their website (eyeslipsface.com) right after you finish this post! I’m not sure why this product isn’t a cult favorite yet, but maybe someday. Since you will mostly always finding me rocking a matte lipstick I need something to keep my lips from getting flaky and dry. I use this is the morning in conjunction with a chap-stick (which I wipe off before putting on my matte lip for the day) and my lips stay flawless and flake free. It can definitely feel a little rough on the lips, but for someone who loves matte as much as I do, its a must have.

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“Yu” Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil–  This lip pencil is the holy grail for those who either love a good matte lip or are looking to try one. It gives you all the benefits of the look without producing any dryness or peel on the lips. It glides on smoothly with precision and can be used as a lip-liner as well. With the color Yu, it is a vibrant hot pink that stands beautifully all on its own and can last at least 4 hours (providing no meals or coffee of course- anyone who tells you lipstick stays on during meals is LYING, trust me)