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Today’s tutorial is in the form of a video. I mention most of the products I use in the actual video but I have also included them here as well.

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Two-toned Lip for Spring

The two-toned lip is a trendy but extremely wearable look for spring and summer. Better yet, you most likely already have a red and pink lipstick at home!


Get the look:

  1. Apply your favorite foundation or BB Cream and concealer.
    I used L’oreal True Match Lumi Foundation
  2. Bronze your skin with a cream or powder bronzer, making sure to warm up the perimeter of your face and to enhance your jawline and cheekbones.
    I used Soleil Tan de Chanel and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer
  3. Blend in your favorite cream blush.
    I used Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow Duo
  4. Sweep highlighter onto the tops of your cheekbones, upper lip, brow bones, the inner corners of your eyes, and anywhere else you would like to glow. Avoid blemishes or areas of the face that have a lot of texture or raised bumps.
    I used Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
  5. Blend a warm, light toned eyeshadow into the contours of your eyes (I used my bronzer) and then pack a copper colored, shimmery eyeshadow onto your eyelids using an eyeshadow brush or your finger.
    I used E.L.F. Baked Eyeshadow
  6. Blend the same copper eyeshadow onto your lower lash line and lightly press a dark brown eyeshadow with an angled brush along your lower lash line.
    I used Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
  7. Tight-line your upper lash line with a black eyeliner pencil.
    I used Sephora Collection Long Lasting Kohl Pencil
  8. Give your lashes two generous coats of black mascara, allowing the mascara to dry between coats.
    I used Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara x Shayla
  9. Line your top lip with a red or coral lip liner and follow up with a matching lipstick. (I couldn’t find a lipstick in my collection that would match the lip liner I used. Instead, I filled in my top lip completely with lip liner.)
    I used Primark Lip Pencil
  10. Line your bottom lip with a pink lip liner and follow up with a matching lipstick.
    I used NYX Slide On Lip Pencil
  11. *Optional Step 1: Gently press your bottom lip against your top lip to create an ombre effect. Blend where necessary.
  12. *Optional Step 2: Pat a clear gloss over top of your lipstick to give your lips a “juicy” look.
    I used Maybelline Shine Shot Glassy Shine Lip Topcoat

    Questions? Thoughts? Comment below! And thank you for reading!


In this video, I lend my tips and tricks to model and beautiful bride-to-be, Jess, as she prepares for her destination wedding in Guatemala. She and I sat down and discussed the types of products she should use to ensure that her makeup lasts all day and how to apply her own wedding makeup, since she will not have a makeup artist doing her makeup on her wedding day. I hope you enjoy!

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Step-by-step Warm Winter Pink Makeup Tutorial

The color pink and winter makeup looks aren’t commonly paired together but I have been a little over exposed to rich, dark burgundy and gold makeup looks this season. They say you should do the things that bring your joy, right? – especially when it’s moody and gray outside a lot of the time. Well, creating this out of season makeup look brought me joy. I hope recreating this tutorial does the same for some of you!

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Step-by-step Daytime Smokey Eye Tutorial

Learn how to recreate this easy (and daytime appropriate) smokey eye & scroll down to see all of the makeup products I used to create this look!
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Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2016 Inspired Makeup

Spring is almost here!! Yessss! Get ready for some pretty spring looks in the next few weeks!
I am kicking off my series of spring makeup looks with this lovely, Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2016 inspired hair and makeup. This makeup look was a part of her “ready-to-wear” collection, which is great news for all of us! Because this means that it is wearable on and off the runway and it’s easy to recreate. I will say, I am more fond of this eye look on brown eyes but I could resist trying it on myself!
Continue reading  to learn how you can create this look for yourself! (All products used will be listed at the bottom of this post.)
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