I’m so excited to share these photos with you guys! Lindsey is super creative and that’s why I think she’s such a great photographer (one of the best I know). She wanted this shoot to be very bohemian based and of course, that’s right up my alley so of course I was interested! Lindsey found this great idea called flower tattoos which we tried and they turned out beautifully! I’ll be posting a how to for those very soon so stay posted. So if you love these photos, please check out Lindsey’s other work on her website: Camera Linds Photography and her instagram: @lindseyremy ❤️
I’m so happy it’s spring. You know what that means? Bright colors, new hair, flowers. Those who fell into the winter and fall trance of matte dark lipsticks, dark colored eyeshadow and pale skin — fear no more, it’s time to get bold.
Get out that bold red lipstick. Might as well pull out your pinks and corals too. Sephora’s liquid lipstick has some of the brightest spring colors around.
Shop spring lines. Forever 21 and Kendall and Kylie’s line are affordable and bring out the latest and most stylish spring trends.
Try a new hair color. If you’re feeling bold enough, go blonde, pink, or even try grey like me!
Paint your nails. Use yellows, pastel pinks, whites, greys and coffee colored polishes. These are the most popular colors this spring.
Use bright colored eyeshadow. I’m not the only one who’s been not using certain colors on my palette. This spring is the perfect time to experiment with some brighter colors. Blue and gold have been popular bright colors, try them out. You’ll be shocked!
Moisturize. The weather’s getting warmer, make sure you have a good face lotion. Also, oil serums have been trending. I use Korres Rose Brightening oil serum to even and brighten my skin. I just mix it with my foundation and my face feels hydrated.
Hike, go for a walk. It’s the perfect weather to do so. Breathe in the freshest air of spring, it’s good for you!
Over do makeup. Yes, bright colors are in this spring, but if you use a bold lip color and eyeshadow and do heavy highlighter, that’s not as in. Try using a bold lip and light eye makeup or a bold eye and a nude rosey or mauve colored lipstick.
Spend all your time inside. Watch the flowers bloom, take a nap under the trees, make flower tattoos. Pinterest has some great spring activites and crafts, I’ll let you google “how to make flower tattoos” yourself, they’re sweet.
If you’re a color person you’ll love this set! I will warn you: the colors are not as pigmented as they look in their bottles as it is a WATERCOLOR set (meaning the colors are light and watery — like the paints). I really like this set because I don’t wear a lot of crazy colors and because these colors are lighter than normal, it let’s me get away with it. The pigment and consistency is really great! It goes on well, nice and even. It’s quality gloss, people.
The blue is my personal favorite! I really like this reddish pink one too. This would be more practical for an everyday look.
I was surprised by the orange. It actually looks great! Reminds me of a guava pink and very light orange color.
This one had me a little uneasy. I feel like it would look great on somebody, but not me! I could see someone doing a creative look with it though. And this is the purple one. I was really impressed by this color, it’s actually really nice looking! Anyone could pull this off!
So you may have noticed that I did not include a picture of the yellow gloss. Well, it didn’t really work out because, well, it just was not feeling my lips and it’s not very pigmented.
Who else, besides me, is obsessed with liquid lipstick? Okay for me, it’s specifically matte, dark colors. OBSESSED. A couple months ago, I bought Kat Von D’s long-lasting lipstick in Lolita. It was my absolute favorite for a while, but then I needed a new color, but from the same general palette (Idk, I just really like dark purples, browns and nudes. I stay away from all the other colors!). I decided to try Tarte’s new line of liquid lipsticks.
So the lipsticks come in a really cute package. Tarte calls the lipstick “lip paint.” I was a little confused about what “lip paint” was and if I would even like it.
I really like the thin brush on the wand. It helps with precise lining which is really helpful. The consistency is also a lot like a matte liquid lipstick only it goes on really smooth! It takes a little while for it to completely dry, but the color is amazing.
I ordered the colors “tbt” and “manbun.” Tbt is my favorite because I can wear it a lot more often. It’s a nude pinkish color that gives me life. Manbun is a mix of a Vampy red and berry purple. It’s dark and I’m in love with the name and everything about it.
Here’s a quick swatch after a couple minutes of letting both colors dry.
Colors are vibrant, does not take a lot to fully cover lips
A little smaller than I would have expected for $20
Fun packaging and creative color names
Lasts the whole day
4.5 out of 5
What’s your favorite lipstick? Do you tend to buy similar colors or do you like to diversify your lipstick color collection? I want to know, comment below!
2015 was a great year! Here were some of my obsessions:
Matte Lipstick- Holy Cow. Dark brown matte lipsticks, nude matte lipsticks, dark purple matte lipsticks. One word: Amen. Not to mention Kylie Jenner’s new lipsticks that sold out seconds after they were released. Yeah I was one of those excited, loyal fans that was ready to click the “confirm my order,” exactly the time it came out, but sadly Kylie has too many fans who clicked that button half a second faster than I had.
Younique- This new brand of makeup has had me so obsessed. Some of the proceeds go to women who have experienced domestic violence and if you know someone who sells it (it’s kind of like Mary Kay only better for your skin!) they will receive some of the profit too! I think it’s just a great company. P.S. I’ll be releasing a review of the AMAZING Younique foundation and crazy cool mascara very soon! No harsh, unnecesary chemicals and less than 12 ingredients! It’s great for your skin!
Instant headache remover- I just recently found this nifty eye cover. Heat it up or freeze it and just put on your head when you’ve got a headache or right before you go to bed! It’s only about $1 at T.J Maxx and serves as one of my favorites from 2015 for whenever I need some relaxing me time.
Glass Animals Zaba Album- I’ve come across some great music in 2015! The Glass Animals have been around for a few years now and this album is great! If you like electronic, tribal music with a peculiar taste, this is for you. Listen to Gooey if it’s your first time hearing them. You will not regret it!
Travis Scott- Like rap with a great beat and bass drops? Travis Scott has made some great music this year on his album Rodeo. You may have heard Antidote, as it’s one of his most popular songs and has been on the radio for a while now. If you like Antidote, you’ll LOVE the rest of that album!
Gray Ombre- Ombres in general have been my thing all year, but the color grey has been my favorite color. Although I have not done this to my hair yet, it is coming soon! I promise I will post before and after pictures!
Heels, anything with HEELS!- Addictive. That’s all I have to say about that!
What were some of your obsessions? Let me know! I love trying new things!
So I was going to name this New Year’s festive eye makeup, but I doubt anyone out there is scouring the Inter-webs for how-to’s for New Years two hours before the ball drops. This can be got any festive event 🙂 Enjoy!
So this is what you’ll need:
Sephora’s Moonshadow baked palette, or any sparkly dark brown and gold baked eyeshadow.
Eyeshadow brush and eyeshadow blender
Black Mascara *note, I did eyeliner and mascara before eyeshadow
Sephora’s Gold Jumbo Crayon
First, take the darkest brown color on the palette and apply darkest to the space between your eyebrow and the outter corner of your eye, then very lightly to the whole eyelid like so:
Then, take the goldest, sparkliest color on your palette or if you have the Moonshadow palette, use the color that is one right of the first color.
Apply the gold color from the corner of your eye and blend close to where you applied the brown but not all the way up. Make sure the gold is blended partly with the brown so that the two colors won’t end abruptly — that would look weird.
Because you can never have too much gold eye color, I like to add Sephora’s gold jumbo crayon to the corners of my eyes (It’s long-lasting…hooray!)
At first, I had mixed feelings about this product. I received it in the mail from Sephora for $6.00 (way overpriced for my liking) and thought the sticks would be a bit bigger. Well, here’s the package. It’s cute, vintage-y.
I opened it up and I was confused How was I supposed to apply lipstick to my huge lips using the tip of a matchstick with like maybe two drops of lipstick?? I pouted about this for a while, it sat in my makeup bag for quite a while and then I thought about trying it.
Again, I couldn’t get over the size, but I decided I should stop complaining and try the dang thing. As I lined my lips with the tiny, miniscule matchstick (that is actually SMALLER than an actual matchstick!) I thought: It ain’t that bad!
Believe it or not, the color was vibrant! I would use these matchsicks for lining and then use another color to fill the rest of the lip (just because I have bigger lips) Someone with smaller lips could apply the matchstick to their whole lip, but it was not working for me, sadly.
The full version is available on Sephora’s website and it is a fairly new product and I would imagine they would go quickly so if you like what you see, knock yourself out and buy one!
3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Great, vibrant color
Goes on smooth
Guess you get what you pay for (regarding the size)
If you’ve tried this product let me know below what you think!
Alright, it’s seldom I ever go without eyeliner unless I’m doing this look. It’s natural and very golden, that’s why it’s called the Pocahontas look eventhough I don’t look like her exactly (it just reminds me of her). This look is great for tanner skin tones, but if you are not very tan, you can do this as well!
Hydrate and Prime
You’re going to want to start out using some sort of facial lotion, make sure it is for the face NOT the body! The product above is what you’re going to use as a primer! I am in love with Roc products and this is one of my favorites. A little goes a long way and it makes your skin soft and ready for foundation.
Apply Correct Shade of Foundation
Any liquid foundation will work, but I prefer Nars’ Medium 4 Barcelona. Use a small amount, about two pumps. Apply all over your face, dot close up to your eyes, high cheeks, bridge of nose, and forehead. Use a kabuki brush and spread evenly.
Now, we need to highlight. My favorite highlighter is Sephora’s Ultra Light drops. A little goes a long, long way with these! Spread half a drop under each eye with a concealing brush out to the top of your cheeks. All this does is make your undereyes look brighter and your cheeks will have a bright, glowy look.
Next, we need to seal the liquid with powder. For this look, you’ll need powder foundation to bring more color out. Do not use translucent powder for this look, it will cancel out the brightness. I like to use Kat Von D’s Lock-It Tattoo powder foundation in Medium 56. Use the same kabuki brush from before and apply by patting, not rubbing. Careful when doing this, you do not want a cakey look.
Bronzing is my favorite type of makeup! It contours your face however you want and makes my face look thinner. For this look, we really want to bring out strong facial features. We want a high cheekbone and a sharp bone structure around your chin. Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed palette has a bronzer, a highlighter and a blush. To apply the bronzer, grab a slanted brush. This is kind of silly, but make a fish face! Like a duck face, but act like you ate something sour! The lines that appear on your cheeks from the corners of your mouth up to the side of your face is where you should apply bronzer. Do not be afraid to add too much bronzer because you can always blend it in with a kabuki brush.
Buxom’s Full and Fabulous Mascara is perfect for this look, but you can also use anything that makes your eyelashes look long and full!
Here is where you can get creative. Cream eyeshadows that are matte and neutral are all great for the Pocahontas look. i used a matte cream brown eyeshadow by Elle. Brown eyes are better off doing light browns to medium dark brown, blue and green eyes can do a light gold. For my look, I kept my eyeshadow on my eyelid, but pulling the color out a little more is fine too!
Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita dries into a beautiful matte color. Before you apply this color, make sure you hydrate your lips. I like to use mint EOS balls before I apply any matte colored lipstick because they tend to dry out my lips. I love this lipstick so much, it lasts all day and doesn’t go anywhere when you eat or drink. Of course, you can use any matte lipstick with a slight pinkish brown, but this lipstick is a must have!
So there you have it! My natural look secret and that I call my natural look Pocahontas.
Comment pictures if you try it! I’m curious to see if anyone else loves it too.