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#MOTD: Amina Blue’s Soft Pink Makeup Look



Amina Blue’s makeup look is a such great every day look!

The stunning model used pink liner to fill in her full lips and a light brown shadow on her lids.  She also added a touch of the shadow to her bottom lids.

The beauty used liquid liner to draw a subtle flick on her top lids and added several layers of mascara. Amina chose to fill in her brows with the ombre technique – where the inner portion is lighter than the ends.

She wore a bubble gum pink blush with a lot of shimmery highlighter  layered on top to finish off the flawless look.

What do you think of this gorgeous pink makeup look?

Makeup Inspired: Pink Lips


I am in love with pink lips! It’s so feminine, soft and looks so pretty. As you can see, you can have many different makeup looks with pink lips, simply by the shade of eyeshadow.  Check out 4 different ways on what to pair with pink lips.

Gigi Hadid is pictured above getting her makeup done for the 2015 Met Gala by makeup artist Patrick Ta.  The pink lips are paired with shimmery cream colored eyeshadow and heavy liner.  Her sockets are darkened with some light brown shadow and finished off with rosy cheeks.  The look is is really shimmery and gold. Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture in Color 11 (Rose Carnation) is similar to Gigi’s lip color.

Cara Delevingne Pink Lips Brown Eyeshadow Makeup Inspired Style

Cara Delevingne’s makeup look with pink lips is is all about the browns.  She’s wearing heavy brown eyeshadow that’s brought out past the socket.  Her eyes are rimmed with a brownish gold pencil on the bottom while rimmed with black on the top.  There’s also a lot of bronzer used in this makeup up look, as well as blush. Try Nars Lipstick in Roman Holiday.

The next look is for Erin Fetherston’s F/W’15 show and probably one of my favorite looks so far.  Not only is she wearing pink lipstick, she has pink eyeshadow.  Her cat eyes is extremely pronounced, which perfectly balances the pink eyeshadow. The bottom rim has some brown eyeshadow as well.  Marc Jacobs has a similar color: Color 102 (Strange Magic).

Kylie Jenner Cannes Pink Lips Makeup Inspired

Kylie Jenner wore this pretty look while in Cannes in June 2015.  She opted for a matte nude pink lip and a lot of eyeliner.  She’s wearing a neutral eyeshadow but honestly, this look is all about the lashes.  She’s wearing a nice set of false lashes to elevate the look, and to balance the heavy top half, she’s wearing brownish-bronze eyeliner beneath the bottom lashes. NYX Cosmetics has a similar color, called Peekaboo Neutral (SPL 860).

The Must Have Lip Look For Fall/Winter!


When I fall in love with a certain makeup look, I absolutely become obsessed.  In this case, my newest obsession is…vampy lips.  Some people call the shade oxblood, burgundy, cognac, etc…I just like to call it vampy because it can be many different shades: dark red, dark brown, and dark purple lips.  I like the dark red/purple and the red/brown shades as well as the red/black too. Here are several different dark lip colors I saw and fell in love with:

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Kristen Stewart Dark Red Lips Vampy

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If I had to choose my favorite shade based on these photos, I think it would be the dark red lip look on Taylor Hill (photo is second from last).  Which of these vampy lip look is your favorite?

I haven’t purchased one yet but here are the brands/colors I’ve been eyeing to find the perfect dark red vampy lipliner/lipstick:

-Nars Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte (oxblood burgundy) and Bette (bordeaux)

-MAC Lipstick Diva

-MAC Lipliner in Currant

-Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil in 9C (burgundy) or 11 C (dark plum burgundy)

-Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar – Matte: Black Dahlia, Vintage, Anita

I’m leaning toward the OCC lip tars because the colors are gorgeous and they are vegan/cruelty free!  I think I will also purchase the anti-feathering white lip liner they sell too to as the base of the lip tar.  As a note, you apply the lip tar with a brush, which they provide when you buy the product. The lip tar starts off as liquid and then dries on your lips and become matte.



Makeup Inspired: Selena Gomez’ Cat Eyes + Nude Lips


I love cat eyes–I pretty much wear winged eyeliner every day.  I came across this photo of Selena Gomez–not sure where it’s from but I am obsessed with the way the cat eyes are drawn on.  She has a very strong winged look–something I have always been hesitant to try but when I saw how amazing this look was, I knew I had to try it! This look is all about a very pronounced and bold winged eye and soft nude lips. There’s no contouring, no heavy blush.  This reminds me of 60s style makeup a la Brigitte Bardot.  So next time you’re in need of a makeup inspiration to try this week, be bold and try a cat eye look like Selena!

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Makeup Inspired: Hailey Baldwin at the TCA’s


Makeup Inspired is a new article series where I will focus on some favorite makeup looks.  I love looking for makeup inspirations to change it up!  My signature is usually cat eyes and pink lips but I do like trying out different looks.  For the first edition of Makeup Inspired, I wanted to highlight Hailey Baldwin’s makeup for the Teen Choice Awards.

How to get Hailey Baldwin’s makeup look at the TCA’s:

Gold eyeshadow with a little bit of black eyeliner for the eyes, pink matte lips, and a lot of shimmery highlighter on the cheeks and on the eyebrow bone.  She has a dash of blush but other than that, she kept her look pretty simple. The dark brows really complete the whole look and add another dimension to her face.  Love this look!

What do you think of this makeup inspired look?

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