A few days ago while organizing my ridiculous makeup collection, I had an idea for my next blog post. First of all I had to remember that not everyone has an insane makeup addiction like myself. Really?! No but seriously there are some ladies out there that are low maintenance and just want the basics in their makeup collection. So I thought I would give my suggestions for those that are lost when it comes to makeup and what they should own. Keep reading to see my Top Favorite Essentials for your makeup bag.
Hello Dolls! Life has been busy but I am so excited to be back at it with some new content for you! Thanks for continuing to follow me and I’ve loved hearing from those of you that read my blog asking when I’ll be posting next! I appreciate your support so much!
Gold Eyes – Bronze Glow – Nude Lips
One of my favorite looks lately! Full lashes, Gold Eyes and Nude lips. I used the Lorac Pro Palette which has the most beautiful neutral shades. I love this palette because it has both matte and shimmer! Please read below for the deets on how to achieve this look!
Bold & Edgy Makeup Look
I posted this look on my Instagram and got a great response! So I wanted to share the details of this look on Meg B Beauty! I am a lover of Bold & Edgy makeup and this look fits perfectly into that category. Keep reading below for the details on this look! Oh, and if you haven’t yet, Click here to follow me on Instagram!
Spring Makeup Inspiration #3- Pastels
Pastel colors are extremely popular right now for Spring. The gorgeous subtle shades compliment every skin tone and eye color. For this Spring Inspiration I went with a soft and sweet look with a purple hue to compliment my brown eyes. I wanted a dewy look on the skin and went a little more excessive with highlighter on the face to give an angelic look. This look is less dramatic then my usual routine but I loved it. It was a nice change of pace for me to go without eye liner. I was hesitant at first but it grew on me and my husband actually noticed and complimented my makeup, so double bonus!! Check out the look details below!
Spring Makeup Inspiration #2- Cobalt Eyeliner
Welcome back Dolls! So next up for my favorite Spring 2015 Makeup Looks is….Cobalt Eyeliner! This is such a simple look but with a bold statement. The bright blue liner makes the eyes pop and its a fun look for when you want to keep your look simple but flirty! I went light on the contouring for this look to focus on the eyes more. I prepped my skin with MAC Strobe Cream for a slight sheen look and used Loreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation over the top. I used Smashbox Bronzer Sunkissed Matte along the cheekbones and around the forehead and jawline to give a slight bronzy look. I used a new blush I just purchased by Milani and I was super excited because I’ve heard amazing things. It was their Baked Blush in the color Dolce Pink. It is gorgeous!! It was around $7 at the Drugstore so not bad on price and it looked gorgeous on my skin. On my lids I used the LORAC Pro Palette shade Lt. Pink and Taupe for the crease. For the fabulous Cobalt Eyeliner I used NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Blue. It was my first time trying NYX Liquid Liner and I loved it! It went on easily and is long wearing which I love. I think it was $4.99 which is super affordable. For the lips I kept simple and used MAC clear Lip Gloss for a little shine.
Spring Makeup Inspiration #1 – Bold Lips
Spring is finally here! I’m so excited for warmer weather, flirty dresses, wedges and sunshine! This is also my favorite time to play with different colors and Makeup Looks. So I will be featuring my favorite Spring 2015 Makeup Looks on Meg B Beauty over the course of the month. First up! Bright Bold Lips!
I never thought I would be spending money on anti-aging skin treatments, but the time is here. I would say I’m mildly in denial that my skin is not the same as when I was 20. The deep wrinkles have appeared on my forehead and I now understand the term crows feet. I was never the girl with gorgeous perfect skin. It has always been unpredictable and troublesome. I had acne in my youth and unfortunately still do. Who ever said it goes away when you hit adult hood is a big fat liar. When I reached the age of 28 is when I noticed a definite change in my skin. My pores were larger, the elasticity was disappearing and it seemed to be missing that glow I once had. So I decided to do research (as I always do) on the best skin care for Women in their 30’s. I purchased Masks, Exfoliators, Toners, Moisturizers, you name it! I have come up with a Skin Care Regimen that I feel has improved my skin and brought back the glow I so desired. So here it is ladies! My Skin Care Trio that is saving my skin and bringing it back to life!
Hey Dolls! I am always on the search for new products and I was excited when I stumbled across NYX Wonder Stick! I have read a lot of reviews and I have heard great things about it! So I thought I would try it and give you all my thoughts! I am a contour lover and am mildly obsessed to say the least. Contouring is honestly easy for anyone to do and brings definition to any face shape for a gorgeous look! For this Contour & Highlight Guide, I used the color Deep Profound. Make sure before you buy any product for your face, you test on your skin to match the color. You can visit Ulta and they have samples available to test. Ladies don’t be afraid of the dark shade! It looks aggressive at first but once you blend into your skin, you will no longer be alarmed but amazed! Also, please research the shape of your face as you will want to contour according to what areas need definition. Please keep in mind, this is a general guide of contouring and depending on your shape, you may need less or more!
Step by Step Beauty Guide
To achieve a flawless finish and reduce the appearance of pores, apply a primer to your skin. You will also need to apply a base to your eyes for your eyeshadow. Don’t forget the lips! Apply a lip balm to moisturize and prep lips before applying lip product!
Check your brows, trim if necessary and fill in where needed! I love to use Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencil. It has a brush to smooth out crazy hairs and is easy to apply.
Apply eyeshadow making sure to use the appropriate brush for flawless application. Use proper blending to ensure clean lines and transition when using multiple colors. I love MAC 217 Brush for blending. If any shadow falls on the face, clean with a face wipe before applying concealer or foundation. Apply liner then lastly mascara. Don’t forget lashes!! My personal favorite is Ardell Glamour Lashes-102.