My Daily 10 Minute Makeup Routine

Here is another viewer request! I got asked what makeup I wear on a daily basis, so this week’s video I run you through my favorite products. I swear this routine only takes me 10 minutes to do. Links to the products are below or you can check out my collection on Luvocracy where I curated all the products for you to easily purchase.

 

Here is a full list of the products I use:

Prep:

Face, Eyes & Lips:

Fun Tools:

 

3 Minutes to the Perfect False Eyelashes

Anyone else watch the Academy Country Music awards last night? Carrie Underwood’s makeup that she wore during her performance was perfection, classic red lips with big full lashes. As part of my Beauty Series, I’m excited to show you how you can get the perfect false eyelashes in just 3 minutes, pair this with the red lips and winged eyeliner tutorial to recreate Carrie’s look.

I love using the individual lashes, especially if you are a beginner they are easier to apply. For my look I used the Eylure Individual Lashes Combo Pack – 3 medium length lashes in the outer corners and 2 small length lashes in the middle (like the Jessica Alba picture).

Tip: If you have rounder eyes like me, focus the lashes on the outer corners to create length. If you have more almond shape eyes, place in the center, to create openness.

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Carrie Underwood at the ACMs

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Products I used (cost $8):

Tools:

  • Tweezers

 Steps:

  1. Apply your eyeliner and one coat of mascara. Avoid using waterproof mascara, it tries to quickly.

  2. Add drop of eyelash adhesive to back of hand and wait 2 full minutes for it to become tacky.

  3. With tweezers pick up lashes (pulling away from you), dab it into glue and apply along lash line. The lashes should sit on top of your natural lashes.

  4. Wait for lashes to dry and add finishing coat of mascara (if needed), this would be a good time to apply a layer of waterproof mascara.

If you want to see how to apply full set of lashes, leave a comment below and we can work that into an upcoming video shoot!

DIY Rosette Necklace – Emerald Color of Year Inspiration

Emerald is the Pantone color of the year (color swatch 17-5641 to be exact). The color is dripping into all fields: home décor, accessories, clothes, weddings, etc. If Emerald isn’t your thing, other shades of green are also in this season like Mint (big trend in bridal), Pistachio and Army Green. It’s about being on trend, so try something new on the green color wheel but it’s also about sticking to what you are comfortable with. The best thing about Emerald is that is looks great on blondes, red heads and brunettes. You can ease the color into your style by just painting your nails or go all out with a bright dress. My style is traditional with some drama/edge mixed in, so I’m more likely to work the color in with my accessories. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make a rosette necklace using Emerald colored fabric for a standout accessory. Directions and materials needed are located at the bottom of the post.

Here are my top picks for incorporating Emerald into your everyday style:

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How to make DIY Rosette Chain Necklace:

Materials:

  • ½ yard of fabric
  • 1 sheet of felt
  • Good Chain
  • 2 Large Gold Hoops

Tools:

  • Pilers
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Sharpie
  • 1 piece of 8.5 x 11 paper

Steps:

  1. Cut a strip of fabric about 1.5″ wide and 20″ long.  This makes a rosette about a 1.5” in diameter. The longer the fabric the bigger the rosette.
  2. Tie a knot at one end (if there is excess, trim off close to the knot).
  3. Tuck the knot back on itself and begin to roll the fabric around it, folding and twisting the fabric strip in, towards the center of the rosette. Keep folding and twisting in circles. Use a little dab of glue every now and then to secure the fabric twists.
  4. When you have a rosette of desired size, leave about 1” of fabric at the end and twist to underneath the rosette and secure with glue. For the rosette that is going to attach to the large gold hoop, loop the end through the hoop  and secure fabric strip with glue to the back of the rosette.
  5. Once you have made the amount of rosettes you want arrange them on a piece of paper and create a pattern by drawing  an outline of your rosettes. Cut out the pattern.
  6. Trace pattern onto felt and cut out along the inside of the edges.
  7. Dab glue underneath of your flowers and press heavily onto the felt.
  8. Attach the chain.

Tips:

  • Dont worry about the rough edges of the fabric, I think it adds a good texture to the rosette.
  • I bought the felt before I decided to use green fabric; I would suggest choosing a piece of felt close to the color of fabric you are using so that it is less noticeable.

Beauty Essentials {Tools}

I use to be a Freelance Makeup Artist in college working for Paula Dorf and Chanel but haven’t really worked on other people since then. I recently got asked to revive my skills for my college roommate’s wedding. I tackled 8 of the beautiful bridesmaids pictured below (photo via the insanely talented Melissa Young Photography). I have another wedding lined up in 2 weeks and wanted to share the tools I can’t live without in order to complete a flawless finish.
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Face:

  1. Chanel Foundation Brush
  2. BeautyBlender
  3. ELF Stipple Brush
  4. Paula Dorf Blush Brush
  5. MAC 184
  6. MAC 224

Eyes:

  1. Paula Dorf Sheer Crease
  2. MAC 217
  3. ELF Contour Brush (new favorite and only $3!)
  4. Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eye Liner

BridesmaidsPhoto via Melissa Young Photography