Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kylie Jenner ESPYS inspired glam

All that glitters really is gold, at least in Kylie's kase.

Although I sometimes skimp on watching the actual award show, I'm always present to catch the red carpet glam. It was love at first sight for Kylie's look created by makeup artist, Ariel Tejada (makeupbyariel). Not only did her lids shimmer just as much as her dress, but the overall warmth of this glam is perfect for those sultry end of summer nights. 

Tejada stayed true to Kylie's signature lashy look and perfected pout, while incorporating different elements to her makeup style.

Shimmering, luminous eyes really are the focal point of this look. Top liner with a slight flick of a wing define eyes, while the use of different shades of gold, orange, and brown bring dimension and warmth.  

This glam look is heavy in the under-eye highlight, and although some may prefer a more balanced approach to highlighting (think more highlight in the t-zone), keeping the lightest part of the face under the eyes helps the focus remain to that area, and upwards complimenting your gilded lids. 

Finish off this golden glam with light contouring and bronzing to frame the face, accenting cheeks with a pigmented terra-cotta toned blush, and Kylie's famous dusty mauve lip kolor.

*products used:

LORAC: Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
MAC: Soft Brown (transition)
ANASTASIA BH: Dusty Rose (crease)
LOVE & BEAUTY: Gold (outer lid)
URBAN DECAY: Trick (wet, lid)
THE BALM: Mary-Lou Manizer (inner lid & corner highlight)
NYC: Velvet Eyeliner- Black (smudged with ABH Coal)
COVER GIRL: Lash Blast Mascara
ARDELL: Natural #110
ANASTASIA BH: Orange You Fancy(lower lash line)
MAYBELLINE: Great Lash Mascara (lower lashes)
NYX: Micro Brow Pencil- Brunette

SMASHBOX: Photo Finish Primer Water
SMASHBOX: Photo Finish Under-eye Primer
MAYBELLINE: Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation
L.A Girl: HD Concealer- Creamy Ivory (conceal dark circles)
L.A Girl: HD Concealer- Porcelain (conceal/highlight)
LAURA MERCIER: Translucent Loose Setting Powder (set/bake under-eye area)
SMASHBOX: Contour Sticks- Bronze (contour/bronze)
TOO FACED: Soul Mates Blushing Bronzer- Carrie & Big (set contour/bronze)
MAC: Mocha
MILANI: Luminoso
THE BALM: Mary-Lou Manizer

MAC: Spice Lip Liner
ANASTASIA BH: Pure Hollywood

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

June Top 5 Beauty Favorites

It's officially summer! Enjoy my top beauty favs from June.

Nkd Skn- Gradual Glow Self Tan Moisturizer:
A bronze glow is essential this time of year, and this gradual tanner is perfect when there is no time to sunbathe by the pool, or if you just want a nice base tan for summer. Use by itself, or mix with your favorite body lotion for added hydration and a lighter coat of color. Odorless, non-transferable, and formulated wit organic ingredients to hydrate and revitalize skin; leaving you looking like a natural sun-kissed goddess!

NYX- Micro Eyebrow Pencil:
Once I heard this was a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, I instantly ran to my nearest Ulta to pick one up! While the overall packaging does mimic the brow wiz, the range of colors are slightly different. However, for half the price (these retail for about $10), this precise pencil fills in brows and shapes them easily.

NARS- Sheer Glow Foundation:
This light-weight foundation is perfect for all my fellow dry skinned divas, and for the hot summer months. This long-wear, hydrating foundation gives the appearance of a more radiant and glowing complexion with the help of brightening ingredients. Build-able coverage- more natural look when applied with a beauty blender, vs. a fuller coverage foundation when applied with a brush. Personally, I appreciate the range of shades that include yellow under-tones.

Rihanna- Nude Body Mist:
Okay, so I may be a little late to jump on the Rihanna fragrance train, but...choo-choo. Containing notes of guava, mandarin, sandalwood, musk, and vanilla, this fragrance is feminine, sexy and fresh. I love this body spray for the summer days since it's light, but still possesses a compelling womanly aroma.

Laura Mercier- Translucent Loose Setting Powder:
Say hello to the best setting powder E V E R- seriously, why did I stop using this?! This silky light-weight powder is infused with "cashmere talc" to set makeup flawlessly without any dryness or cakey-ness. Also containing light reflecting properties makes this powder perfect for setting the under eye area. Honestly, I've never used a powder that minimized creasing and kept my under-eye area looking so fresh for so long! Can also be used for a more "natural bake" to the face.

I'll be on family vacation for the fourth this weekend, so I will try to blog if possible. Be sure to follow my instagram (@djkitty_) for beauty related, and fun post!

*nails: Essie- Perennial Chic

Until next month...