12/28/10

Simple Smokey Navy Eyes- Easy New Year's Eve Makeup

Products Used:
Stila Kajal Eye Liner in Sapphire
MAC eye shadow in Contrast
MAC eye shadow in Mylar
Diorshow Blackout Mascara
NARS blush in Orgasm
NARS bronzer in Laguna
Loreal Endless Lipstick in Timeless Tawny
MAC lipglass in Love Nectar











12/25/10

Quick Fix for Dry, Flaky Skin

With the dry winter weather, flakiness and dry skin can happen to us all- no matter our skin type. I know we've all had the experience where we've done our makeup completely, then you notice a bit of flakiness in certain areas of your face. SO frustrating because the only option to fix this problem is to remove your makeup. SO not the case! I discovered this awesome trick after dealing with this problem myself occasionally during this dry winter weather. Check out the video below for my tips!

*Keep in mind, if you don't have a makeup setting spray like the one I used in the video, substitute a light moisturizer. Follow the same steps, except dab a light moisturizer onto the back of your hand, dip the brush in it *lightly* and then follow the rest of the steps in the video. Keep in mind, to keep your makeup in tact, you'll need to be extra careful and use a VERY light hand. Works every time! :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS! xo- Tiffany

12/19/10

Glittering Cranberry Makeup

Products Used:
not shown in video:
Origins Vita Zing Moisturizer spf 15
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

in video:
MAC Paint in Flammable
MAC eye shadows in:
Cranberry
Sketch
Vapour
Coppering
MAC Glitter in Reflects Blackened Red
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Covergirl Lashblast mascara
NARS blush in Orgasm
Loreal Endless lipstick in In the Buff
YSL Golden Gloss in #10










12/16/10

My Best Winter Skincare Products

We all know that the dry winter air can be rough on our skin. No matter your skin type, it's so important to change up your routine a little and add in some more moisturizing products.
Check out my video below to see the products I've thrown into my routine to keep my skin feeling comfortable this winter.
xoxo- Tiffany


12/12/10

Simple Silver Holiday Makeup Tutorial


Products Used:
NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow pencil in Pots n' Pans
MAC eye shadows:
Electra
Gesso
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Diorshow Blackout mascara
Smashbox Blush Rush in Flush
MAC Politely Pink Lipstick
MAC Lustreglass in Morning Glory


11/30/10

Victorias Secret Fashion Show 2010 Makeup Tutorial


Its that time of year again! This year the makeup was defined by a wide wash of bronze in the crease and light, yellowy soft gold defining the lower lash line framed with long and wispy lashes. All finished with a pop of berry color on the lips and of course, lots of bronzer. :)


Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC So Ceylon Mineralized Skinfinish
MAC eye shadow in Vapour
MAC eye shadow in Cork
NARS Albatross highlighting powder
MAC eye kohl in Fascinating
Urban Decay eye shadow in Half Baked
Revlon Grow Luscious mascara
MAC #2 Lashes
Josie Maran lipliner in Blush
MAC lipstick in Dubonnet
MAC Dazzleglass in Moth to Flame









Photo Credit: Getty Images, Stephen Lovekin / 2010 Getty Images




11/28/10

Holiday Emerald Eyes Makeup Tutorial



Products Used:
MAC Paintpot in Moss Scape
MAC eye shadow:
Humid
Bottle Green
Solar White (Nars Albatross is a good dupe)
MAC Trace Gold blush
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Covet
MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl
Revlon Fabulash Grow Luscious mascara
Nars Albatross highlight powder
Nars Orgasm blush
MAC lipstick in Viva Glam V







11/20/10

Glowy, Dewy Foundation Routine

Products used in the video:
Tarina Terantino Pearl Glow Primer
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation in shade 30 and 40 (mixed)
YSL Touche Eclat
Benefit Powderflage
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
MAC Bronzer in Solar Riche
NARS Albatross
Smashbox Blush Rush in Flush


11/15/10

*Holiday Sparkle* Wearable & Fun Makeup



Products used:
MAC Rubenesque paint pot
Urban Decay Naked Palette eye shadows:
Sin
Sidecar
Virgin
Gunmetal
Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes pencil in 23L
MAC Blitz n' Glitz fluidline
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
MAC False Lashes #43
Tarina Terantino Sparklicity Pure Sparkle Powder
Josie Maran Argan Primer Mist
NARS Albatross
Loreal Endless lipstick in In the Buff
MAC Dazzleglass in Money Honey
(not shown: Blush- Smashbox Flush)





11/10/10

Blue Mascara Trick, Tips, and Favs

If blue mascara has you stumped, check out my video below for some tips on how to make it wearable (and actually flattering) for everyday!



Products mentioned in the video:
Benefit Bad Gal Blue Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue
Urban Decay Big Fattie Mascara in Flipside
Benefit Prrrowl



11/5/10

Everyday Hair Routine

Check out my newest video below for my current everyday hair routine! I also discuss hair color, how I care for it, as well as my tips on how to get longer hair, fast.
-Tiffany

10/26/10

Generic Halloween Makeup for Any Costume


Products Used:
MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
MAC Blackground Paint Pot
Urban Decay eye shadow in Creep
MAC eye shadow in Naked Lunch
MAC eye shadow in Soft Brown
MAC eye shadow in Gesso
MAC Fascinating eye kohl
MAC eye shadow in Rated R
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Cover Girl Lashblast Mascara
MAC False lashes, #2
MAC powder bronzer in Golden
Nars powder blush in Madly
MAC lipliner in Subculture
YSL Golden Gloss, #20




10/24/10

SOLID GLITTER Glittery Accent Nails

Chanel Particuliere nail polish/ MAC Glitter in Reflects Antiqued Gold

So I've decided to officially jump on the one-glitter-nail bandwagon. Problem with this for me in the past is that if I wanted an "accent" glittered nail, I wanted it to be mega, super, ridiculously glittery. If you've ever searched for a nail polish to do that with, you feel my frustration. To get that solid, super ridic glitter effect from a glitter nail polish, you might need a few coats. Resulting in what normally turns out for me to be a super thick, messy, lumpy, (still not glittery enough) nail. So I have found a perfect way to get a super pretty, solid-glitter, perfect accent nail...using.....actual glitter. You can get super fine or chunky glitter at the craft store which can be an affordable option that works perfectly, or you can do what I did and use those MAC glitters that you bought because they were super pretty but they've ended up in the back of your drawer because you never use them. Sounds messy, but I swear it's not. And it's easier and faster than using tons of coats of glitter nail polish. And did I mention the results are insane??
Here's what to do:
1. Paint all of your nails a normal non-glittery color.
2. Pick an "accent" nail for the glitter (Or go crazy and do all of them...your call.)
3. Use a thick top coat like Seche Vite and paint that over the nail to be glittered.
4. Working over a paper plate or bowl, gently dip the nail into the glitter or sprinkle the glitter directly over the nail (like I did in this case because the container was too small for dipping action).
5. Let the glitter "set" for a minute or two, giving the Seche Vite or whatever you've chosen time to dry.
6. Rinse the nail under cold water to get any excess glitter off the nail. Don't worry, if it's cold water, it won't mess anything up.
7. Paint another coat of the Seche Vite or topcoat of your choice over the glitter.

The process seriously takes as little as a couple minutes. It's my new favorite trick! Here's another tip though... If you're planning on doing this a lot, invest in another bottle of Seche Vite or whatever type of topcoat you like that will be designated just for glitter. Occasionally, a fleck of glitter can find it's way into the bottle of topcoat and will most likely end up back on your nails when you don't necessarily want that random glitter flecked look. It'll be worth it, trust me. :)
Hope you guys try this out! It's so fun!

-Tiffany

10/20/10

Tiffany's Flawless & Natural Foundation Routine

Where makeup is concerned, getting your foundation "right" is possibly the most important thing to master. I find the most difficult task (other than finding your correct shade which is a totally different story...) is finding a good combination of products that gives great coverage, yet looks natural. These are the products that do exactly that for me. Check out the video below to see how I apply these products step by step (and see me without ANY makeup...EEK).

Products used:
Origins Brighter by Nature Serum
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation in #40
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC20
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Medium & Medium Dark
YSL Touche Eclat in #1 Luminous Radiance (light pink shade)
Benefit Powderflage


10/18/10

Sigma Discount Code!

Being an avid online shopper, I've come to appreciate a good discount code. When sigmabeauty.com shared this code with me, I knew you all would be excited! Here are the details:

$20 off the "Premium Professional brush kit with roll". Enter PREMIUM at checkout at sigmabeauty.com
*offer expires Oct. 31, 2010*

Happy shopping!
-Tiffany

10/15/10

My Skincare Routine for Clear Skin

I figured it was time to do a lil' update video for my skincare routine. I know that finding the perfect skincare routine that works for you can be sometimes tricky and I'm always interested to see what different people use to get great results. This is just what works for me! Hope you all enjoy!

10/11/10

Blog Sale

All items are sold out!
Thank you so much to all who participated-- this one was the craziest yet! :) I'll do another in the future, so if you didn't get anything this time, don't worry. I wish all of you could have gotten what you wanted! But thanks again everyone. Love you all!
Tiffany






10/6/10

Katy Perry (mostly drugstore) Makeup Tutorial

I love me some Katy Perry. I can't believe it's taken me so long to do a tutorial inspired by her! This would be perfect for Halloween if you're planning on being Katy Perry, or just for wearing day to day...which I totally do. Best of all, most of the eye products can be found at the drugstore! See the video below for a step-by-step tutorial to get this look.



Products Used:
Loreal eye shadow quad in #936 Blackened Smokes
Loreal Carbon Black liner intense
Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara
MAC Fascinating eye kohl (any white eye pencil will do)

Smashbox Blush Rush in Flush
MAC Nymphette Lipglass
(Make Up Forever Mat Velvet+ foundation)








9/21/10

MAC Disney Venomous Villains! My Haul in Pictures and a Video Review/Swatches!...


I'm so glad I was able to make it to the MAC Venomous Villains collection early release party. Being a total Disney fan (and always kind of having an obsession with the villains) I went for the idea of the collection... not for the actual products. I know, shame on me. But I ended up leaving with quite a bit and finding some great things! Here are pictures of what I purchased. Be sure to check out my video as well (posted below) for more in-depth info, swatches, etc. Enjoy!
-Tiffany

This collection was split between four Disney Villains: Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Cruella De-Vil, and Dr. Facilier. I didn't purchase every item from the collection. These are just the items that stood out to me.

...Yeah, so Dr. Facilier got no love from me. Had all the pigments, wasn't in to the "magic"-cooling-bronze loose powders. Those sound like a disaster waiting to happen with me. I was thinking about getting the Lipgelee with his full-body image plastered all over it, but I didn't want to buy it just to buy it...haha. Serious question though.... Where was Ursula and Jafar?? He wore eyeliner right? ...and Ursula liked her lipstick.



(Maleficent) Mineralized Eye Shadows in My Dark Magic (left), She Who Dares (right)




Beauty Powder in Briar Rose



Lipglass, (Maleficent) Revenge is Sweet (l), (Evil Queen) Strange Potion (r)



(Evil Queen) Beauty Powder in Oh So Fair



(Evil Queen) Powder Blush in Bite of an Apple



(Evil Queen) Eye Shadows in
Vainglorious (left)
Her Alter Image (middle)
Vile Violet (right)




(Cruella De-Vil) Eye Shadows in De-Vil (left), Sweetjoy (right)


(Cruella De-Vil) Lipstick in Innocence Beware!


Nail Polish in "Formidable!"







9/18/10

Tips to Make Eyes Look Bigger and Brighter!

Judging by the majority of questions I've received over the past few years, it seems that many of you simply want to solve a few common problems around the eye area. Whether it's brightening up tired eyes and making them look more awake, enlarging smaller eyes, or generally wanting a more flattering, brighter, larger eye appearance. There are so many makeup tricks you can use to do this. Check out the video below to see my favorite ones!


9/11/10

UD Naked Palette Tutorial: Smokey Natural Bronze


Products Used:
Urban Decay Naked Palette ($44)
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Colors used:
Toasted
Buck
Hustle
Smog
Creep
Virgin
24/7 eye pencil in zero and whiskey
Lash Fusion XL mascara
NARS blush in Madly
Lipfusion Infatuation in Angelic