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Beautiful Summer Makeup- Gorgeous Gold Trend

Hey Guys! While reading this months Allure magazine , I came across a makeup trend report. Flashes of Gold. I love this makeup trend for summer. It’s simple, glowy and beautiful.

All you need to do is sweep gold eye shadow across your eyelids , or a gold eyeliner, followed by mascara. You can use eyeliner with this as well but keeping it simple is what it’s all about. A quick makeup look that will be on trend and HOT this summer!!

This look was used on models’ in the Dior, Dolce & Gabanna and Marchesa runway shows.I think used sparingly, you can get away with wearing a gold color on your lids for daytime.

Gold is a great for any eye color but on blue eyes it is really going to make them POP.   It’s gorgeous for summertime.

What do you think of this trend? Would you wear it?

Love , Lauren

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Sigma Mrs. Bunny Travel Brush Kit- Vegan Brushes

Hey Everyone! I hope you are all having a good week. The other day I posted about Kim Kardashian's Makeup Artist Mario Dedivanovic and his favorite Sigma Brushes. If you missed it, you can still take a look at the post I did here. 

Today I want to tell you guys about one of my favorite brush sets from Sigma. They recently came out with a set of travel brushes called the Mrs. Bunny set. The difference with these brushes compared to Sigma's other travel kits is that they are Vegan meaning they do not use real animal hair.

The Brushes in this kit are the:

Pencil - E30 Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line.

Tapered Blending - E40 Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease.

Eye Shading - E55 Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments.

Small Angle - E65 Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line.

Large Powder - F30 Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body.

Large Angled Contour - F40 The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades.

Foundation - F60 Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizers and conceal large areas.

What I love about these brushes is that they have the Sigmax HD fibers meaning that they guarantee a more precise application. These brushes are very precise and I feel like the make-up doesn't get lost down inside the bristles.

I also love the brushes in this kit, it is everything I would need going overnight or taking a weekend away. The light blue and baby pink is an adorable combination.

You can check out more Sigma deals at: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/?Click=202

Have a great day!!

Love, LO

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FTC: These brushes were sent by PR. I was not paid for this review. I only write about products I truly love and my opinions are always completely honest.

MAC Eyeshadows: Top 10 Picks for Dark Skin~ Series

Hey Guys! This is my final part of my favorite Mac Eyeshadow series. Hope you have stuck with me and read all of them if you like MAC and enjoy getting recommendations for colors. If you did not see the others, I will link those posts at the bottom.

Here are my 10 favorite MAC eyeshadow colors for dark skin tones:

  • Amber lights- A shimmery bright gold
  • Carbon- a Matte black
  • Deep Truth- A sparkly dark blue
  • Goldmine- A shimmery dark yellow
  • Humid- A shimmery dark green
  • Knight Divine- A shimmery charcoal grey
  • Romp- A shimmery brown
  • Trax- A purple with gold sparkle
  • Cranberry- A shimmery cranberry red
  • Woodwinked- A shimmery copper/penny color

 

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If you missed the other 3 here are the links.

Favorite MAC shadows for medium skin tones: http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/mac-eyeshadow-my-top-10-picks-for-medium-skinseries/

Favorite MAC shadows for light skin tones: http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/mac-eyeshadows-top-10-picks-for-light-skinseries/

Favorite MAC shadows for fair skin tones: http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/mac-eyeshadowsmy-top-10-picks-for-fair-skinseries/

Have a GREAT day everyone!! Here's a few pictures of my cat Bear. Enjoy :)

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LOVELO

MAC Eyeshadows: Top 10 Picks for Light Skin~Series

Hey Guys! Today, I want to share my Top ten MAC eyeshadow picks for light skin tones. This was a hard one to narrow down since I have light skin. So technically, these are my favorites.

Here goes the list:

  • Nylon- A shimmery pale yellow
  • Sketch- A deep sparkly maroonish purple
  • Woodwinked- A bronzy copper penny shade
  • Omega- A light cream/soft brown color
  • Wedge- A warm soft/medium brown
  • Texture- A sparkly warm orangy brown
  • Satin Taupe- A shimmery greyish purple
  • Sumptuous Olive- A shimmery olive-green
  • Brun- A dark matte Brown
  • Yogurt A pale matte pink.

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Enjoy! And, if you missed my top 10 eyeshadow picks for fair skin tones you can take a look at that here: http://lovelo.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/mac-eyeshadowsmy-top-10-picks-for-fair-skinseries/

Talk to you all soon! xo

LOVELO

Quick Eye Makeup Tips and Techniques

A Red/Green/Violet color wheel

Hey Everyone!

I'm very excited about today's post because it's pretty much what I talk about every day and now I just have a chance to write it all down in a helpful (hopefully helpful little blog).

I really appreciate all of your questions! Thank you so much to those of you who write me... I love to hear from you guys. I got a question the other day from a reader and this is what she said:  

I rarely wear any eyeshadow ... and I am embarrassed to say that it's pretty much because I have no idea what the heck I am doing. Do you have any eye makeup/eyeshadow techniques so I don't look like a hooker??? :)

Yes, yes, yes, I do have some ideas and some things you can try. It's a shame when people don't wear eyeshadow because they don't think their doing it right. You gotta DIG IN and EXPERIMENT and I'm sure that you can get the hang of a good eyeshadow look for everyday.

Since she didn't address whether or not she wanted makeup tips for an everyday look or a night out look, I'll talk a bit about both. Here are some general tips.

  1. Make sure you are using an eyeshadow base or primer. In my opinion, it just doesn't make any sense to put on eyeshadow if it is not going to stay the way you put it on!! Eyeshadow bases make a HUGE difference. It's really simple, if you want your shadow to stay on all day, if you want it to look more professional, if you want it to stay the way you put it on and not get muddy and creased, USE A BASE! My favorite are MAC PAINT POTS...  they are awesome. Use a color like Painterly or Soft Ochre for light skin/groundwork for dark skin. All are great neutral bases.  (I'll put a photo at the bottom)
  2. Make sure you are using the right tools. I think eye makeup brushes make a HUGE difference when doing makeup. Two basic ones to have are a flat short rounded top brush for packing color on the lid and a longer fluffy crease brush for blending color into your crease. I will post pictures of 2 examples at the bottom.
  3. Mix Shimmery shadows with Matte Shadows. You can create a beautiful makeup look with just a simple shimmery shadow all the way across the eye. Or, after you apply the shimmer on your eye, use a matte shadow (something flat, without shimmer) and blend that so slightly into the crease. This will give the illusion of a larger more contoured eye.
  4. Don't be afraid of color. I think there are certain people who think they should be wearing a certain color eyeshadow , that there is one magical one for them out there that is going to be the best. No. Eyeshadow colors are just like color theory in art class. Basically, if you have blue eyes, an orange, bronze, or warm brown tone shadow is going to make the blue really stand out. Why? Because it is opposite on the color wheel. So, whatever color your eye is, look at a color wheel and the opposite colors on the spectrum are the color shadow that will make your eye color look more vibrant! Make sense? Another thing, because I say orange will make blue eyes look more blue, that doesn't mean you have to go get a bright orange shadow! There are shades of orange that are light shimmery and beautiful for an everyday eye look. One more thing, a blue-eyed person can look beautiful in browns, greys, purples, greens...any color as long as it is appropriate for the event..day or evening. This goes for every other eye color out there.
  5. When doing a smokey eye think simple. I think there is the misconception that a smokey eye is very difficult. Without going into much detail. Apply your base. Choose the color...MAC's knight devine, Twinks, and Mulch are simple choices. Pack on color only to a hair below where your crease starts. Then take a clean fluffy brush and starting in the crease just buff that line out so that its soft and smokey. Apply a dark eyeliner on top and bottom, add mascara. Boom. Done.
  6. Make eyeliner easy. I think eyeliner makes a simple eye look really pop! (I like the no-eyeliner look too, but I think I favor a little eyeliner, especially in the winter.) Choose a dark brown or dark charcoal, black if you're wearing darker eyeshadow colors. Gage your eyeliner to the depth of your shadow. Use liner a little darker than your shadow and always apply eyeliner after shadow to make it pop more! Eyeliner on top and a little underneath (not all the way across) will make the eye look more round. Eyeliner just simply on top will make the eye look a little more horizontal. Pencil is great, gel eyeliner is smoother , crisper and lasts longer if you can get the hang of it. Check out MAC's DIPDOWN fluidline. (Picture at Bottom).
  7. Finally, use a  light color for highlighting. A very light shimmery shadow, a shade or two lighter than your skintone will look great under the brown and in the tear duct area of the eye. This small step will pull any eyelook together fast.

Here are some photos:

MAC PAINT POT.

 

MAC DIPDOWN FLUIDLINE

Hope this was helpful! Talk to you all soon.

LOVELO

Bigger and Bolder with Buxom from Bare Essentials

Hey Guys and Gals, I remember years ago hearing about Bare Essentials. From what I knew, it was a mineral make-up line...and I'm pretty sure it is still known for its mineral makeup. But, there is something to be discovered out there from Bare Essentials at Sephora! Bare Essentials put out a line of products called, "Buxom" that are bold and fun!

Here's what I've tried and think is worth checking out from the  BUXOM line sold exclusively at Sephora stores.

The Buxom Lips. These Glosses are BEAUTIFUL. Not only do they look beautiful on and in the tubes, but they are smooth, and minty... giving your lips a little tingle and fullness. I have tried many lip plumpers and these are very gentle and actually make your lips look more plump! (My personal favorite shade I've tried is called Dani; a berry pink color).

Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick. No, it's not your average lipstick. It's tall, crayon-like and plumps your lips!! These have a slightly minty tingle like the Buxom Lips. They come in twist up tubes and all shades. They are very creamy and feel great on!

 

 

Buxom Stay-There Eyeshadow. These eyeshadow are a mix between and cream and a mousse. They are light and fluffy and have the most unusual texture. They go on powdery and have the most beautiful shades and shimmers. They're colors are all breeds of dog's which is very unique. My FAVORITE so far that I have tried are the, Pug, which is a lilac-taupe color and poodle, a pale-golden yellow. ***Buxom also sells a special stay-there eyeshadow brush perfect for packing on the color!

   

Buxom Insider Eyeliner. These twist up eyeliners come in an array of beautiful shades and go on so creamy and smooth.

 

 

I have tried both the black pearl and blue jade. They all come in very beautiful gemstone named colors. :)

All of these products can be found on Sephora's website and here is a direct link to that page: http://bit.ly/cTmGaj

The Buxom glosses come in little gift set's and would make a great gift for someone!

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me amongst others from Bare Essentials. This is an honest review and I was not paid. I only share with you all what I have tried and tested and know to be true (in my opinion). :)

LOVELO

How Important are Makeup Brushes: PART 2

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a safe last couple days with all of the Halloween festivities and things that people do. Bear was a bear for Halloween , he didn't even have to dress up!

Today, I'm going to be doing part 2 of my last post about the importance of makeup brushes.

I wanted to give you guys a little guide if you are new to buying brushes or just need a refresher on which ones are VERY important. I will be using examples from the Sonia Kashuk Brushes that anyone can purchase at Target stores. I have other favorites that I use and if you guys are interested in knowing those, then please ask me to do a separate post about those.

Here are the brushes I would buy if I were just starting out a kit and these are also the brushes I think make the biggest difference.

2 Powder Brushes. preferably one bigger than the other. One for powder or bronzer and the other for contouring blush or bronzer.

A Duo Fiber Brush. This is what I use to apply liquid foundation. I love the way I can buff  a liquid into my skin and make it look flawless.

A short rounded top eyeshadow brush. You definitely want a basic eyeshadow brush like this one to pack shadow onto the lid or sweep up under the eyebrow.

A long oval eyeshadow buffing brush. This brush is ideal for softly sweeping eyeshadow into the crease of your eye. It will give the effect of a soft diffused shadow.

A pointed oval crease brush. This brush is stiffer than the last and will distribute eyeshadow more intensely in the crease of the eye.

A pointed or angled gel eyeliner brush. If you like gel eyeliner or want a liquid eyeliner that gives you a smooth clean line, a brush like this or even slanted at an angle is a must-have. I have several because you do need to clean these brushes regularly.

And that's it! There are so many brushes out there. Many brushes can do many purposes...so there is no WRONG way of using a brush...if you can make it work, it just makes you all the more an expert. But, this was a basic guide to show you which brushes I think make the most difference on a basic level.

One more thing about brushes. It is so so so important that once you invest in brushes, you are making sure you take care of them. Clean them out regularly. I use MAC's make-up brush cleaner. But, you can also use a soft soap and lukewarm water and wash them out and leave them on a towel to dry overnight. It is best if you hang them off the edge of a countertop so they don't flatten. Also, never grind them into a paper towel or your hand when cleaning them. The gentler you are , the longer your brushes will last.

These brushes are all from the Sonia Kashuk line. The website is here: http://www.soniakashuk.com/

Talk to you all soon. xoxo

Lovelo