Everyday Winged Liner: Lauren Conrad Makeup Howto

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
MAC eye shadows:
Soft Brown
Glamour Check (or Bronze)
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Cover Girl Lashblast mascara
MAC So Ceylon Mineralized Skinfinish (or any bronzer with light shimmer)
MAC Cantaloupe powder blush (MAC Pro)
NARS Albatross highlighting powder
YSL Golden Gloss #20

(not shown in video: Lancome Tient Idole Freshwear Foundation)


How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

We all know that quality makeup brushes can be quite an investment. Makeup brushes, to me, are just as important as the cosmetics themselves where overall results are concerned. Properly cleaning them not only keeps the brushes themselves nice and well-conditioned, but it can keep your skin cleaner and clearer as well. Keep your brushes performing their best by following a few easy cleaning tips and methods from my tutorial below so they'll stay perfect for years to come!



Kim Kardashian Dramatic Bronze Smokey Eye

Products Used:
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
MAC eye shadows:
Soft Brown
Swiss Chocolate
Stila Eye Kajal liner in Tigers Eye
Loreal Carbon Black Liner Intense
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Smashbox Blush in Radiance
MAC lipstick in Angel
MAC lipglass in Nymphette


Red Glitter Nails for the 4th!

Illamasqua in Untold

Happy 4th of July everyone! I'll be sporting this color on my nails while cooking out and seeing a fireworks show to celebrate our Independence Day. Looks very cute with my blue romper! :)

Ok, so enough of that- about the color... Red is not my favorite color and I usually despise the hassle of glitter nail polish, but this combo is actually quite nice. This shade is a very dense glitter, which is sometimes hard to find. However, if you want that nice opaque, similar to the bottle look, you'll need to invest some time in this and apply 3 coats. And also a genius tip from my friend Lorraine-- Apply a coat of clear nail polish first, before applying the glitter so that removal is much easier. Also, don't forget a top coat to finish the process. ...Yeah, so that's a good 5 coats of nail polish right there. Yeah, they're a little thick and clumpy, but the glitter disguises it pretty well and looks really fun. :)