How To Do An Easy Purple Smokey Eye Video Tutorial

My love of makeup is surely no secret by now! I’m always happy and ready to try the next best thing. Which means that I love discovering a new beauty company. Recently I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz around the Younique brand of makeup products. I found out that my friend Kristen sells them, and so when she offered to send me some of their best products to try out, of course, I said yes!

Here’s the amazing collection I received! You can check out all of their collections here. It’s a great way to try out a bunch of amazing products for a little less! Plus, Younique has a Love It Guarantee, which I always appreciate anytime I’m trying new beauty products out.

I sifted through the website, poured over different shades, and eventually picked out these products to try.  Younique has great tools to help you find the right shade of foundation. Kristen was also so fun to work with as she helped me select the products she loves the most, and the shades she thought would work best for me! Here is the glorious stash that arrived at my doorstep:

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I’ve been using the products daily for over a month now, and so I was ready to put together a few looks for you using my favorites! I’m absolutely in LOVE with the Eye Shadow Palette. I got palette #3 which is a gorgeous mix of cool pinks and purples. Today I’m sharing with you this super pretty, super easy Purple Smokey Eye.

My favorite makeup tutorials are videos because I love being able to actually watch how to apply the products. Because of that, I want to start bringing you makeup tutorials on how to do easy, pretty looks that are quick enough for a busy mom to fit into her schedule! So this is my very first one! I’m excited to delve in and learn more about the whole new world of vlogging and video makeup tutorials!

One thing that’s especially amazing about this look? From start to finish it’s under 10 minutes to recreate!!!

How To Do An Easy Purple Smokey Eye Video Tutorial

Next time I’ll be focusing on the lips, so be on the lookout for another look with these products soon!

Want to recreate the look? Get all the products here!



Pretty, Easy Makeup Tutorial

It’s screaming towards the end of April, Easter whizzed on by, and I just can’t believe it! With the passing months, my hair has continued to change its look as well. This time having Mermaid Hair has been a lot of fun. While I loved my bright blue look from last summer, it was not only expensive it also faded out really quickly and a little awkwardly. So when I got the itch to do it again I decided to go the DIY route and to plan on my top half fading out super fast from the roots down. As a result, I also kept enough dye to freshen up my blue twice. Now I’m letting it all fade out, though, and the result right now is this fun color mash-up which I feel like is just perfect for spring!

Through the last few months I’ve also been continuing to play around with my new Younique makeup products that Kristen sent me to review, and so today I wanted to bring you one more tutorial, which turned into three!

I’m hosting a Facebook Party for Younique this Friday, April 21st but it will stay open and you can see all the posts for quite awhile, so if you’re interested in checking it out be sure to leave me a comment and we can connect and I’ll get you invited!

Pretty, Easy Makeup Tutorial – Three Looks using the same products!

I started out using the Touch Glorious Face Primer as my primer. Like I mentioned in my last makeup tutorial I love how silky smooth it feels! I’ve also noticed recently that I don’t need to use as much foundation when I use the primer.

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The next step is to apply the Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation foundation all over. It has this very unique (or should I say YOUnique — sorry, had to insert terrible pun) dispenser. I almost always use liquid foundation but I’ve never seen one quite like this before. You’re to shake it well before using it. The texture is thin and also feels silky smooth when you put it on.

Now it’s time for the eyes! I used the  Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette.  For all three looks, I wanted to keep the eyes pretty but a little downplayed since last time I focused mainly on them in my Easy Purple Smokey Eye Tutorial.

Take Determined and put it all over your eyelid. Use Ecstatic lightly from middle to the edge of your eyelid. Blend middle and two other colors together using tickled. Highlight the corners of your eye lightly with smitten. Fill in eyebrows using brow liner or eye shadow.  Apply Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+ or your favorite mascara.

Look #1 Easy, Pretty Every Day

It’s that easy to achieve look #1! This pretty, downplayed makeup look is perfect for day to day life or when you want to go for a “no makeup, makeup” look that’s just a little more polished.

Now you’re about to see how adding just one more product makes a makeup look radically different. We’ll be going for a bold lip look now. The first step is to make sure your lips are smooth. It’s easy to exfoliate away any chapped skin using a rough face cloth or an old toothbrush or a lip scrub. I always like to re-moisturize with a lip balm at this point since my lips love to be dry. Now you’re ready for the next makeup product – Splash Liquid Lipstick there are a ton of fun, bold colors to try out but for this look I used Sensual.

So the thing to know about this is that a little goes a LOOOOONG way. I found it worked best if I dabbed a bit on as shown here, and then used my fingers/a clean applicator to blend that amount out. When you’re done you’re left with this!

Look #2 Beautiful Bold Lip Night Out Look

Ta Da! Just like that, you go from daytime subdued to bold night beauty. This is the perfect tutorial for when you are going from work or taking care of the kids to a date night or a special event.

Bold lips are so much fun, and you shouldn’t be afraid to try them out! If you would never feel comfortable flaunting a deep berry lip, though, don’t feel bad! Bold looks aren’t for everyone, and that’s fine! Most of all makeup should be about making YOU feel beautiful, not about embracing the trends. If you want a little fun and flirty, but not too much, my last look is the perfect middle ground between looks #1 & #2.

Look #3 Subdued Bold Lip 

This look is perfect for those who want to take their look up a notch, but are not ready to commit to a deep, bold berry lip. For this look follow all the tutorial up to the final step. You’ll still use Splash Liquid Lipstick in Sensual, however, use just a tiny dot on your bottom lip and spread it all around so it creates a pretty berry color without being bold or dark at all. Next layer on Moodstruck Minerals Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Sappy. The layering creates this really pretty lip that still creates attention but isn’t so bold.

So there you are! 3 totally different looks with the same products and just a few small changes! Which is your favorite look? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Don’t forget to connect with me not to miss out on my Younique makeup party happening this week!

Did you miss my last makeup tutorial? Check out my How To Do An Easy Purple Eye Tutorial by clicking here! It’s a video tutorial so you can see almost all of the products I use in this tutorial in action!

Effortless {Late} Summer Beauty Tutorial

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Can you believe that it’s mid August already?! Here in Texas summer is just really kicking off with the temperatures climbing up-up-up and they’ll continue that way until October! With the mix-mash between scramble and lazy that only the last few weeks before school and regular routine once more brings; these days I’ve been relying on my favorite makeup tips, tricks, and products for a look that’s as fun and effortless as sleeping in late after staying up till the wee hours of the morning watching Sherlock Season 3 on Netflix (which I may or may not have just done…..favorite tv show ever!!)

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Two Fun 5 Minute Makeup Looks

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If you’re a frequent reader (if you’re not already I hope you’ll become one!) you know that I am a SUPER busy gal! That means that while I love to look and feel my best I don’t have very much time each day to fit it in. The good new is that putting on a cute outfit takes the exact same amount of time as a frumpy one does, and fun makeup looks don’t have to take all morning or be boring! In fact, bold, fun looks are often much quicker and easier than achieving a “no makeup-makeup” look is, because you just need a few key items that attract all the attention and you downplay the rest! Don’t believe the looks above took me 5 minutes from start to finish? I thought you might say that–so behold the proof! I timed doing my “Bold Lip” make up look on a regular morning and it took me just 4 minutes and 50 seconds–a whopping 10 seconds to spare to add one additional tweak if needed.

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Hot Holiday Look – 40s Silver Screen Siren Beauty Tutorial

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It’s no secret that I looooove makeup! So when I was approached by Conde Nast to see if I’d like to try out a whole bunch of Mary Kay Makeup in exchange for re-creating a hot holiday look with my own twist, well let’s just say I was dancing around the Christmas tree full of joy and glee! (no, I’m not exaggerating, just ask my Mom-in-Law!!) I’ve used and loved Mary Kay over the years, and I remember my mom always using their foundation the entire time I was growing up.

The look I was selected to recreate was the Silver Screen Siren–the classic beauties from the 40s era! I was sooo excited because this is one of my favorite eras, so I was tickled to get to re-create it! I knew it would be the perfect look for going to the Nutcracker with Amber and Diane. There is an awesome production of it here in Tyler with accompaniment of a live Orchestra & the main dancers are flown in from the New York Ballet Company. Although I went to The Nutcracker nearly every year growing up (and was in it once!) this year was the very first time either of them had been, so we all got “dressed to the nines” to celebrate!

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