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Makeup Look: Bronzer on Ice

You’re probably thinking, what? Bronzer on ice? is that a new drink? No… it’s a new way to wear your bronzer. Because if you’re like me, sometimes being pale during drab winter months can be a bit, depressing.

So bronze it up. But I don’t mean apply like you just got back from a tropical island. No think holiday, festive, warm, cozy…

Take your fav bronzer but it’s gotta have shimmer in it. It’s holiday right? My all time fav ever is Cargo’s Bronzers… gorg.

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Or try Sephora’s Brand.. best shimmer bronzer ever in my opinion….
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Think warm golden shimmer.. and you got it. Now smile. And apply across your cheeks from ear to ear. Across cheeks, nose…cheeks. Back and forth. Think warm, glowing.. got it?
Now for the fun part.. take your fav shimmery white eye shadow..
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You don’t want glitter.. you want shimmer.Dust across your eyelids and eyebrow bone.. and add a touch to the tops of your cheekbones…
Now take your super glossy shimmery nude lip gloss. If it has a touch of nude pink, even better. This makes your lips look like you but better… that’s the look.
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try it in Pineapple Cocktail, a sheer iridescent ivory beige.
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Throw on, out the door. A more natural yet glamorous new you… and the easiest look to maintain as well.
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Holiday Makeup Look: Pink Cheeks

You thought I was going to say red didn’t you. That wine, stained blush that makes you look like you’ve been out in the snow all day. No, that’s your day look. For night? Think different… pink. Ank pink cheeks is the cutest way to update your red lip look.

And I’m not talking baby doll pink. I’m talking PINK. But don’t worry. It’ll be wearable…in a holiday way you’ll love. I promise.

How?

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Diorshow in Catwalk Pink

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Givenchy in Glowing Rose

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Sephora in Frambroise Attraction 3

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This is the easiest look yet. Smile, apply to apples of cheeks. Then grab that red lipstick… black mascara… no shadow.

Fresh, clean, young… simple.

To update? My fav trick ever… take your shimmering powder, like

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Dior Night Diamond Luminizer

then smile and then right on the top of the apple of your cheeks,not the middle, but the top near your eyes? Apply a touch. There you go. Shimmer baby cheeks… so pretty..especially in candlelight..

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HOLIDAY Makeup Look: Red Lips

With the holidays approaching, it’s time to get out the makeup and party! The holiday’s are the most fun time and the perfect excuse to play with your makeup. This is the time you want to look glamorous, dramatic, gorgeous, stunning, breath taking… you get the picture…

So what’s a girl to do?With so many parties to attend and so little time….. I’ve narrowed it down to the top 4 makeup looks that you just gotta try, along with a few makeup techniques thrown in…

Look #1: The Classic Red Lip
Red lips become the holiday staple around the holidays, and with good reason. Sexy but not too sexy, glamorous, and just evokes the beauty icons of the 40’s. Elegance wrapped up all into one glamorous look. So keep it modern this holiday season.
THE red of the moment?
The darkest, truest red you can find.
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The key is to keep the red as dark and as true as you can find. No boysenberry, or plummy reds this season. It’s a deep gothic blood red.
LIke Urban Decay’s Lipstick

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Key to getting dark red lips on?
You need a dark deep red lip pencil. Yep, red is one of those colors where you’ll be glad you paired it with a matching lip pencil. Cause when the red pigment in the lipstick wears down, the pencil will be there to back it up.

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Can’t find a pencil to match completely? In this case, you can keep the pencil slightly lighter than the lipstick, so when the lipstick wears off, it’ll still look normal. A darker pencil under will change your lipstick color too much.
Application trick: Nervous about getting that lip pencil on perfect? Well, it doesn’t have to be tooo perfect. If you want viva glam ala 40’s, well, then yes. Perfect is the way to go.
Apply your lip pencil on the middle of the lips first, then line. But don’t worry about it. Now apply your lipstick as normal (lip brushes are great for getting the right amount on for less bleeding and feathering.) Okay, lipstick on. Now, now blot, and now go over your lip line again with the pencil but create your perfect line now. You’ll find it much easier to do. Why? You already have something on and it’s much easier to draw when there’s something there to guide you, rather than from scratch. See? That wasn’t so hard.