New Year’s Eve Looks Made Simple!

 

 

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, so we reached out to some of our favorite women to create looks that will make getting ready for your evening out easy! Below are three different looks put together by pro makeup artist Kai Kumalee, Photographer and Blogger Nkenge Brown and TV Host (and host of the Podcast “Just Saying'”) Clare Galterio.

LOOK 1: Kai Kumalee 

The makeup artist added a bold limit to a dramatic eye.
Here’s how you can  achieve this unforgettable NYE look:

Step by Step Guide:

  1. First add our Highlight Stick on the top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, in your Cupid’s bow and the inner corners of your eye (apply in the corners of your eye with your finger or our mini Highlight Crayon) and then blend using our Perfecting Sponge. Kai used the Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent.
  2. Then take our Brazilian Bronze Bronzer Stick and add it to the creases of your eye, blending with your finger (as seen in the video). This will help contour your eye as well as help give it a “smokey” look.
  3. Take our Shadow Crayon in Mariomoto Pink Pearl and put it on the remainder of your lid and blend with your finger or the smudger on the other side of the crayon.
  4. Line your eye with our Eye Pencil (Kai used Swiss Chocolate) and then wing the line out slightly.
  5. Lightly line the bottom waterline of your eye with the Eye Liner and then use the smudger to smudge the pencil (so the line is not too dark.)
  6. Add a bold holiday lip shade (Kai used Tuscan Wine – which is the perfect shade to leave a lasting impression!) First add the Matte Crayon to your lip and finish it up by adding the BB Balm from the other side.

Her final look goes perfectly with her show-stopping dress and is perfect for a memorable NYE! Take a closer look:


LOOK 2: Nkenge Brown

 

Nkenge created a subtle and simple eye with a bold lip look to
compliment her gorgeous NYE outfit.
Here are the steps she took to achieve it:

  1. First apply the Tinted Face Stick all over your face and blend (Nkenge uses Copacabana Chestnut.)
  2. Then take the Brow Pencil to fill in your brows (she uses Espresso.)
  3. For her eyes, she applied our Venetian Gold Eye Shadow Crayon with her finger, spreading it across her lid.
  4. She added more depth to her eyes by adding a little Eye Liner (she used Swiss Chocolate) to complement the gold.
  5. She then added her Blush Stick (in Bora Bora Coral) on the apples of her cheeks and blended in using the contour brush.
  6. She took her Highlight Stick and added it to the high points of her face (above her cheekbones and under brow bone) and blended using the Perfecting Sponge on the other side. Nkenge used the Highlight Stick in Bondi Beach Glow.
  7. She wanted to create a bold lip so she took her eye liner (in Swiss Chocolate) and use on the outer corners of her lips. She then filled in the rest of her lip with Belize Bordeaux & Grenache Balm.

We just love this classy (but sexy) look:


LOOK3: Clare Galterio


The TV Host likes to keep her look simple, subtle and memorable!
She left all the drama to her beautiful (and sparkly) dress.
Here is how you can achiever her beautiful look:

Step by Step Guide:

  1. First start by applying our Face Stick to your face and blending using the Face Blender on the other end. Clare uses Paradise Island Beige.
  2. Use our Brazilian Bronze Bronzer Stick and draw lines (as Clare does in the video) on your forehead, under your cheekbones and down each side of your nose. Blend with the Contour Brush on the other end of the Bronzer Stick.
  3. Use the Brow Pencil to first draw in your brows (Clare wears Americano) and then set with the Brow Gel on the other side.
  4. Draw your Blush Stick on to the apples of your cheeks (Clare uses St. Barths Pink) and blend with the Contour Brush on the other side.
  5. Use our Venetian Gold Eye Shadow Crayon all over your lids as well as under your eye just below your waterline under your eye. Then take your Kona Coffee Eye Shadow Crayon and use it as an Eye Pencil on the top of your lid as well as just below your waterline.
  6. Take your Highlight Stick (Clare used Maldives Luminescent) and add to the top of your cheekbones and then blend using the Perfecting Sponge on the other side.
  7. Lastly, use your Mini Plumping Lip Balm in Barbados Berry to give your lips the perfect moisture, plump and color for a unforgettable kiss at midnight!

A big thanks to Kai, Nkenge and Clare for putting together these beautiful looks! Wishing everyone a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a happy 2018! 

 

3 Easy To Achieve Holiday Party Looks!

 

 

It’s December, which means it’s time for Holiday Parties!! We worked with our makeup artist, Lyndsey Ariel, to create three easy Holiday Party looks, so you can look polished for the party (in half the time!) Now you just have to find the perfect outfit…

Look 1 – Midnight Kiss Ready
Your pout will be the center of attention in Yesenia’s Bold Lip Look…

 1. Start with our Concealer Crayon (Yesenia’s shade is Bisque) and apply it to any dark spots, under the eye, around the nose and any place that there is some discoloration. Blend with the built in blender on the other end.

2.  Use your Tinted Face Stick (for Yesenia we used Paradise Island Beige) and blend using the Face Blender on the other end.

3. Fill your brow with our Brow Pencil (Yesenia wears Americano) and then use the Brow Gel to set the look.

4. Put our Morimoto Pink Pearl Eye Shadow Crayon on your lid. You can blend with your finger or the built-in smudged.

5. Take your Eye Pencil and draw just on top of the lid (you can darken the look by adding a little under the bottom lid as well!) Yesenia is wearing Swiss Chocolate.

6. Add St. Barths Pink Blush Stick to the apples of your cheeks (build and blend using the built-in Contour Brush to your desired color.)

7. Add our Maldives Luminescent Highlight Stick to the tops of your cheekbones and dab using the Perfecting Sponge on the other side.

8. Now let’s talk Lips! For this look we used Tuscan Wine. It is the perfect holiday lip color! Use the tip of the Lip Crayon to outline the lip and the fill it in using the side of the crayon. We added a touch of shine using the BB Balm on the other side. We put the balm just in the center of the top and bottom lip.

And that’s it…now you have the most kissable look at any holiday party!

Look 2 – Show Off That Winter Glow 
Glow Bold with Deepica’s Holiday Party look…

1. Start with our Concealer Crayon (Deepica’s shade is Toffee) and apply it to any dark spots, under the eye, around the nose and any place that there is some discoloration. Blend with the built in blender on the other end.

2.  Use your Tinted Face Stick and blend using the Face Blender on the other end (Deepica uses Waikiki Tan.)

3. Deepica loves the full brow look so we used our Brow Pencil to fill in her brows (she wears the shade Espresso) and then use the Brow Gel (on the other end) to set it.

4. Take our Himalayan Slate Shadow Crayon and apply it all of over your lid and then use the Built-In blender, to blend it out into the crease. Build the color up as much as you want!

5. Take the Santorini Black Sand Eye Pencil and line your to top lid, winging it out slightly. Also, use the Eye Pencil to line the bottom waterline.

6. Take the Brazilian Bronze Bronzer and add it to the cheekbones and the sides of your nose and then blend using the Contour Brush on the other end.

7.  Add the Maldives Luminescent Highlighter on top of your cheekbone, down the center of your nose and on the brow bone right under your brows.

8. Pick from either Tuscan Wine or Chile Red (Deepica is wearing Tuscan Wine) and line your lips with the tip of the crayon and then fill your lip with the side of the crayon. You can keep the look Matte or add a little shine with the BB Balm on the other end of the crayon by applying it all over the lips.

Look 3 – All Eyes On You(r Eyes!)
Your eyes will leave a lasting impression with Nkenge’s Bold Eye look…

1. Start with our Concealer Crayon (Nkenge’s shade is Toffee) and apply it to any dark spots, under the eye, around the nose and any place that there is some discoloration. Blend with the built in blender on the other end.

2.  Use your Tinted Face Stick and blend using the Face Blender on the other end (Nkenge uses Copacabana Chestnut.)

3. Fill your brows in using our Brow Pencil and set with the Brow Gel (Nkenge uses Espresso.)

4. Take our Aspen Pine Shadow Crayon and cover your lid with it. Build to your desired amount of color (we built up Nkenge’s color for a more dramatic look.)

5. Take our Santorini Black Sand Eye Pencil and add it across the top of your lid and then under your eye across your waterline.

6. Use our Bora Bora Coral Blush Stick and add it to the apples of your cheeks (you can blend with your finger or the built-in Contour Brush.)

7. Apply our Maldives Luminescent Highlight Stick on the top of your cheekbones and dab to blend using the Perfecting Sponge on the other end.

8. Since the look puts focus on the eyes, we decided to use our “your lips but better” shade, Florence Fig, for a touch of color. Use the Matte side of the crayon to fill your lips in and then use the BB Balm on the other end to add shine on top of the Matte.


So what look is going to be your holiday go-to look this year?  Send us a DM with your final holiday look!