This year I celebrated New Year’s Eve in LA at Unici Casa. I attended a Day Of The Dead event at this venue in November, and was so happy to be invited back by the EC twins, two of my favorite DJs.

I’ve never done anything besides lie on my couch for NYE–after all, the East Coast is freezing this time of year, so I’m never really in the mood to go out. After an invite from the EC twins, I decided to book a flight to LA for a few days; I couldn’t resist getting out of the cold.

Unici Casa is a super glam spot, and it has a fun red carpet entrance, so I love playing up whatever theme the hosts pick.

Sunday night’s theme was Casino Royale (i.e., black ties and Bond girls). Like I said, I’ve never gone full-glam for NYE before, so I went all-out in a hot pink mini dress with sequins and a bronze smoky eye.

I accessorized with a faux fur coat, sheer black stockings and velvety black heels. My favorite thing about fall/winter dressing is getting to mix different prints and textures, and the sequin-faux fur combo felt extra luxe. For a little more sparkle, I wore my nameplate earrings from The M.

Because I can’t get enough of this hot pink glitter lipstick from MAC Cosmetics, I went for neutral eyeshadow. The bronze smoky look I created gave my eyes just the right amount of drama to balance the bold lip, and I’m so happy with how it came out.

What I wore:

Coat, Free People, similar here

Dress, Free People

Shoes, by the way., purchased from Revolve

Bag, Pop & Suki

Earrings, The M Jewelers

Of course I also had to do some exploring while in town. Thanks to a two-week free trial from Class Pass, I got to visit a few exercise studios in the LA area. My fav was a cycling class at FlyWheel’s Santa Monica location, but I also tried barre and pilates, which were great, too.

It’s not a trip to LaLa land without a hike! LA is home to some of the best hiking in the world, so I always try to squeeze one (or two!) in while I’m here. Thanks to the holiday, I had a little extra time, so I met up with a friend and we decided to take a trip to Malibu’s Point Dume for a sunset hike.

Because you access the trails directly from the beach, this spot combines the best of both worlds: bluffs with gorgeous views that are perfect for hiking, as well as miles of Malibu’s famous shoreline. The pictures hardly do Point Dume any justice; I can’t wait to visit during the spring and summer when it’s beach weather.

Before heading home, I hit up some new and old favs on Melrose. I stopped at Wasteland, one of LA’s best vintage retailers, for the first time, as well as Reformation Vintage and House Of Intuition.

And I had to stop by Little Tokyo in DTLA to stock up on some of my must-have beauty essentials at Make Asobi. I discovered this gem filled with sheet masks and other unique skincare items while visiting LA in June, so I always make it a priority to stop by and pick up some things not easily available on the East Coast. I leave plenty of extra room in my suitcase ūüėČ

I hope 2018 is treating everyone well so far! I cannot thank my readers enough for your support throughout 2017 and into this new year. Although party season may be over, I very much look forward to continuing to create a ton of quality content for you guys in 2018. I also hope to interact with everyone more, so please don’t hesitate to leave a comment down below, or get in touch with me on any of my social media platforms (links to the right if you’re on a desktop, or down below if you’re on a mobile device).


This year I’ve discovered some pretty killer beauty products that really made me wonder how I went so long without them. While some products were new to the market in 2017, others have been around for a while and were only new to me.

There have been so many awesome developments in beauty this year–both high-end and affordable–that I can’t wait to see what the industry in store (literally!) for 2018.

It was so hard to narrow down my top picks for the year, but I was able to round up 20 of my go-to skincare and makeup products to share with you guys. Some are obvious; I’ve talked about them on Haute Mess nearly all year long. Others have floated below the radar, but that doesn’t make them any less important to my beauty routine.

[source: Glossier]

Glossier Balm Dotcom: If I had to choose one product I couldn’t live without, it would without a doubt be Balm Dotcom. Thankfully, I don’t have to choose–I can have all six flavors in my life!

My favs this year were Original (unscented, un-tinted), Coconut (un-tinted), Cherry (juicy red tint) and Birthday (un-tinted with a subtle holographic shimmer).

A little really goes a long way with BDC’s lasting hydration–even through tough workouts. Additionally, now that weather is chilly here on the East Coast, I love using Original on my cuticles, elbows and those pesky dry patches around my nose and eyebrows. It’s the only salve I see myself using for the rest of, well, forever.

[source: Essence]

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF+: Every. Single. Day. Glossier’s SPF+ provides sun, pollution and free radical production without stickiness, a white cast, irritation or breakouts. The non-drying, alcohol-free formula sinks into skin almost instantly, leaving your face, neck and¬†d√©collet√© with, as the name suggests, an invisible shield. It works flawlessly under makeup, but it’s great on its own, too.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: Mario Badescu created the spot treatment of my dreams! I don’t have acne per se, but I’m definitely not immune to the more-than-occasional spot (especially just before “that time” or when my diet’s been shit).

This product really dries out whiteheads over night when other spot treatments have failed to do so in the past. It dramatically shortens the lifespan of a breakout, leaving dry, flaky skin that’s easily buffed away in its place.¬†I make sure to always keep a backup bottle in my medicine cabinet because Drying Lotion never fails to save the day!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea: While I’m still loving Lush’s Tea Tree Water toner that I discovered back in 2015, I discovered another great facial spray this year. Mario Badescu’s aloe, cucumber and green tea is instantly refreshing, but I’ve also noticed longterm improvements in my skin’s tone and texture.

I love all the natural ingredients in this formula. My skin reacts so well to aloe, and green tea’s antioxidants help protect my skin from harmful pollutants that are nearly impossible to avoid.

Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray: Setting spray is a completely new product to me this year, and I really don’t know what I did without it all these years!

I love a dewy look, but on my oily skin, dewy makeup tends to slip right off. Thankfully, Boscia’s Setting Spray is always there to keep them in place. It also helps “melt” powder products into the skin so they never look caky.

The magic of charcoal controls excess oil and detoxes the pores, while vitamin- and antioxidant-rich black tea visibly minimizes pores and protects skin from harmful free radicals.

[source: Glossier]

Glossier Mega Greens Galaxy Pack: An effective-yet-gentle detox mask is hard to come by, but Glossier’s goes above and beyond. So, it’s no surprise that this is the one mask I found myself reaching for time after time since picking it up in April. From breakouts to full-body detoxes, Mega Greens definitely had my back this year.

[source: Amazon]

Bioderma Sensibo H2O Wipes: I’ve tried a ton of different makeup wipes from high-end to drugstore, and Bioderma’s are without a doubt my favorite.

These wipes are so incredibly saturated–especially for the price. They are affordable, and it only takes one wipe to get the job done. Bioderma is hands-down the most trusted name in micellar water, so their wipes care for and refresh my skin in addition to removing makeup.

[source: Glossier]

Glossier Wowder in Light/Medium (and matching brush): Powder is a must for my normal-to-oily skin! That’s why I was so thankful when Glossier debuted Wowder earlier this year. It’s a powder unlike any other, and it instantly became a favorite!

Even under bright flash (think: passport and driver’s license photos), Wowder is undetectable on the skin, so you’ll never have to worry about it affecting your skin tone or settling into any fine lines.

While most setting powders leave the skin looking 2-dimensional, Wowder is full of diamond powder and vitamin E, which give it a glow-y, silky finish. It is the perfect complement to Glossier’s Stretch Concealer, one of my absolute favorites.

Wowder serves as both a blotting *and* a setting powder. Thanks to the precise-yet-fluffy blush, I am able to concentrate Wowder in my t-zone, where I tend to get the most oily. This is known as blotting. However, I also use the pointed tip to set concealer under my eyes, a process called setting. It controls shine and keeps makeup in place while reducing the overall appearance of pores.

As Glossier states, the brush is suspiciously soft, and the unique shape makes it perfect for targeting small areas (think: under the eyes) AND large areas (like the t-zone).

Tarte Shape Tape concealer in Light Neutral: When I’m going for a high-impact eyeshadow look, Shape Tape concealer is the only product I trust to conceal my under eye area and keep it looking neat.

The full-coverage formula covers the pigmentation under my eyes flawlessly so that it doesn’t distract from any killer eyeshadow look (like¬†hot pink lids or sultry, smoky eyes). It’s long-lasting, too, so I trust it to do its job all day or all night.

Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium: On the other hand, Glossier’s Stretch concealer is ideal for those no-makeup makeup days. The build-able formula melts into the skin and *actually* stretches over spots to conceal them while maintaining a bright, real-skin finish.

Mocha [source: Temptalia]

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha: Fenty Beauty’s Matte Skinstick is hands-down the best product for contouring! The shade Mocha is perfect for my skin tone, and the formula is so creamy and blend-able; it glides on without disturbing any makeup underneath, making the contour process a breeze.

I also love using this guy (as well as other Fenty Skinsticks in the shades Chili Mango and Rum) as eyeshadow when I’m in a rush and need some quick glamour.

[source: Glossier]

Glossier Boy Brow in Brown: As the only brow product I’ve ever used, Boy Brow makes it so easy to achieve fluffier, groomed arches. All it takes is a couple swipes of this mascara-like waxy pomade for the natural, boyish brow look I love. The formula also ensures hairs stay in place without looking or feeling crunchy, unlike other similar products on the market. One little tube usually lasts me more six months, too!


Buxom eyeshadow in Gimme Gorgeous: If you couldn’t tell from my many tutorials this year, Buxom’s eyeshadow in Gimme Gorgeous is the foundation of pretty much all my eye looks.

Paired with MAC’s Saddle in the crease for an everyday bronze eye, or in the crease to help blend bolder shades, I truly don’t know how I lived so long without this shadow. Not only is it the perfect neutral–not too cool, not too warm–the velvety-matte formula is so creamy and blends like a dream.

[source: MIK]

TONYMOLY LIPTONE Get It Tint Water Bar in Orange In Red: 2017 was definitely the year I jumped on the Korean beauty bandwagon. In addition to the hundreds of sheet masks K-beauty has to offer, I fell in love with their lip stains that give you that just-ate-a-popsicle pout.

I invested in a bright orange shade from TONYMOLY because it’s just so different from mainstream lip colors; it looks fun, youthful and unique. And you really can’t beat the staying power of a lip stain.

This one-of-a-kind product is *so* easy to use; it has a cooling, wet feel to it that glides on weightlessly (then dries down quickly). One or two coats will give the lips a sheer wash of color, while additional layers will build up the pigmentation for a more vibrant look.

[source: MakeupAlley]

MAC Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in Persistence: This year I definitely gave up my signature bold lip colors in favor of more neutral looks. Still, I wanted something more unique than a basic, Kardashian-esque nude, so I picked up Persistence from MAC.

While its part of the company’s Matte Lipstick line, Persistence definitely doesn’t have that dry appearance that liquid mattes tend to have; it’s comfortable, creamy and looks healthy on the lips.

This warm, peachy cinnamon shade is what I like to call a “bold nude.” I picked it up in September as an everyday fall lip, but I love it so much I for-sure see myself wearing it into spring.

[source: Glossier]

[source: @sarahjordanstyle]

Glossier Generation G in Leo and Buxom Full-On Lipstick in Sydney: I grouped these two lippies together because they’re both a part of my “everyday” makeup look. Leo, a cocoa brown, warms up the face in 2-3 quick swipes. The diffused formula is perfect for casual, no-makeup makeup days.

Sydney is a feminine pinky-nude. Its applicator makes it easy to line lips neatly before filling them in with color, while the tingly formula gives your pout a subtle plump.

I love both these products the same because neither of them require any babysitting throughout the day; they both give you those natural-looking, “your lips but better” vibes.

[source: ColourPop]

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Oh Snap: Oh Snap is a great lip color to pair with bold eye looks. The muted pinky-nude shade isn’t overpowering, but it doesn’t leave the lips looking bare, either. Plus, I can’t get enough of this formula; it’s comfortable and super long-lasting. Unlike other matte lipsticks, it doesn’t look crusty or messy overtime. And when it does begin to fade, it does so evenly.

[source: ColourPop]

ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Contempo: When in doubt I reach for Contempo to prep my lips for a huge variety of different lipstick shades. This neutral dusty rose pencil works under both warm and cool tones, and the creamy formula is so easy to work with.


ColourPop Tapered Blending Brush: This brush is my go-to for any and every eyeshadow look. I love it so much I ordered a second one and even have a third one in my cart as I type. The tapered shape allows me to target the crease, but it’s also full and fluffy, so I can blend endlessly (or dust shadow all over the lid and beyond).

[source: Glossier]

Glossier Body Hero Cleansing Oil Wash: Is it me, or does drugstore body wash leave an unpleasant film on the skin? I was using Dove’s for a little over a year before Glossier debuted Cleansing Oil Wash, and I immediately noticed a huge difference.

Not only does the neroli-orange blend smell amazing, the combination of oils works together to purify, brighten, protect and moisturize the skin. It’s face-quality skincare for the other 90 percent of you.


Into The Gloss’ Top 25 in beauty. While I know little to nothing about most of the products before I read about them on ITG’s list, there is usually a handful that I already love.

This year I was happy to see two of my go-to’s on the Top 25: Glossier Haloscope highlighter and Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipstick.

Haloscope in Topaz was the first product I ever purchased from Glossier nearly two years ago. I was instantly drawn to the warm, sun-kissed hue and one-of-a-kind formula. If you’re half the glossier fan that I am, you already know Haloscope is so different from any other highlighters on the market–even other cream highlighters that come in similar packaging.

Its outer halo is infused with tiny particles from real crystals, while the vitamin-rich inner core is solid oil. This dew-effect, dual-delivery formula gives your skin an out-of-this-world hydrated finish that’s never glittery.

My favs are Topaz for a sultry golden glow and Moonstone for an everyday opal glaze. Sometimes, I’ll combine the two¬†√† la Kim Johnson; Topaz on the cheekbones right above my bronzer, and Moonstone on the brow bones, inner corners of the eyes and cupid’s bow for a sexy, sweaty sheen.

I really love how versatile these guys are. I’ll wear them on their own for a daytime look, or add a powder on top for a bold evening glow. The best part is that no amount of Haloscope is overkill.

This may be a zealous statement, but Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche is the best lipstick formula out there. So, it’s really no surprise it made ITG’s Top 25 of the year.

Even in neutral shades, this lipsticks isn’t for the faint of heart. The high-impact pigment delivers extreme moisture, soft texture and creamy wear, per

“Created and crafted by hand, Bite‚Äôs small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips,” Sephora continues.

Tons of ITG readers (including myself!) can verify that Amuse Bouche lives up to its online description.

It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Instead, it’s made with¬†“12 edible oils and triple milled pigments” to give lips “saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.”

Honeycomb is a gorgeous beige nude, and my beauty arsenal wouldn’t be complete without it. It’s great for muted, everyday makeup looks, but I also love pairing it with bold eyeshadow looks because it never overpowers them.

Quite possibly my favorite thing about Bite Beauty is that the company only makes lip products, so everything feels incredibly specialized and luxurious. Check out Bite’s Instagram¬†for a behind-the-scenes look at how their products are made.

The Ordinary’s serums also made an appearance on ITG’s Top 25. While I’ve seen some of my fellow Glossier Reps gush about these guys on social media and on their blogs or YouTube channels, I’ve never tried any of them myself.

As the article states, the serums are “simple, well-priced, well-made, and they actually do their job without compromising anything else.”

“The brand is simultaneously championing¬†transparency and efficacy in product sourcing and production,” so a handful of the serums quickly made their way to the top of my must-try list.

I love makeup, but I’m definitely a skincare junkie before anything else, so I really can’t resist any serum with a glowing (no pun intended) review from my most-trusted beauty blog. And now that they’re available at Sephora, I hope to stock up on them ASAP.


Sick of my holiday-themed posts yet? Me neither.

Today I’m discussing *aaaaall* my favorite sparkly, shiny, shimmery and glossy beauty products (new and old). I rounded up the best affordable, high-end and luxury goodies to help you bring those kirakira+ selfies to life.

But first, I have to give a shoutout to fellow blogger and Glossier Rep Amelia (Amelia Says)–I got the idea for this fabulous post from her.

Enjoy my top picks for festive eyes, face, lips and body, and be sure to let me know your favorite products for adding that extra touch of glamour to your look during the holidays in the comments below! Xx


  • Golden State Of Mind shadow palette: Fifteen metallic, shimmery shades in romantic berries, icy ivories and not-so-basic bronzes help me create playfully sexy eye looks all season long.¬†ColourPop
  • Super Shock Shadow in Bouncy: This cool-toned bronze with gold and violet duo chrome is the epitome of grunge-luxe. I love packing it onto my lid after sweeping some matte browns into my crease (Buxom’s Gimme Gorgeous and MAC Saddle are my go-to’s).¬†ColourPop
  • Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife: This is intended to be a face highlight, but during the winter months when I’m paler it suits me much better on my eyes. I dust it all over my lid for a quick and easy glam look when I’m in a rush to get ready. It’s also great as an inner corner highlight √† la Desi Perkins.¬†Fenty Beauty
  • Chroma Crystal Top Coat in Nude: I’ll be the first to admit I love wearing this product on its own (even though it’s obviously intended to be a topcoat); it’s perfect for adding that subtle eye sparkle when rocking a bold lip.¬†Natasha Denona
  • Eye Vinyl in Bridge: Holiday season is the perfect time to experiment with editorial-style makeup. Milk’s nude eye gloss creates a wearable, healthy-looking dewiness on the lids.¬†Milk Makeup


  • Balm Dotcom in Birthday: This cult-favorite, long-lasting and intensely moisturizing salve got a makeover from New York’s Milk Bar bakery. It’s the balm you trust with a heavenly scent and a subtle holographic shimmer.¬†Glossier
  • Lip Gloss: Not your little sister’s lip gloss. Glossier’s version gives your lips glassy, cushion-y, long-lasting shine free from any colored tint, glitter or shimmer. Plus, it’s got vitamin E to moisturize and conditioning polymers so it applies evenly–no goopy feeling.¬†Glossier
  • Lip Gloss in Orgasm: Did you know NARS’ cult-favorite universally flattering blush comes in a lip gloss? And with a name like Orgasm, this also isn’t your little sister’s gloss. The shimmering peachy-pink hue makes lips look full and healthy day or night.¬†NARS
  • Sugar Plum lip gloss: A high-quality shimmering nude gloss that adds moisture and volume to the lips; looks great on its own or over your favorite matte liquid lipsticks.¬†Kylie Cosmetics (part of the In Love With The Koko collection)
  • Frost Lipstick in Pink, You Think?: Coat lips in a hot neon pearlized pink that doesn’t look messy when it starts to fade. Plus, the blue undertones help your teeth look extra white!¬†MAC Cosmetics


  • Highlighting Blush in Hot Sand: Hot Sand is my go-to for a natural-looking everyday highlight. The powder formula provides a soft-focus-effect that’s perfect for any subtle or no-makeup makeup looks. But, the formula is build-able; I apply 2-3 layers of Hot Sand with a fan brush when I want to intensify its warm, glow-y sheen.¬†NARS
  • Haloscope in Topaz & Moonstone: One word to describe Haloscope is dewy! I love Topaz for a sun-kissed glow (think: on the orbital bone around the eye for a chic spin on a “sunglasses tan”) and Moonstone for a sweaty sheen on my cheekbones, tip of the nose and cupid’s bow. (Huge shoutout to Glossier’s Community Team Manager Kim Johnson for these tips.)¬†Glossier
  • Super Shock Highlighter in Off Tropic: Off Tropic is my go-to highlighter when I want an intense, wet effect glow. This highlight combines the best of both worlds in my opinion: a warm beige hue with an icy sheen. To maximize its effect, I always apply Off Tropic with Real Techniques’¬†setting brush¬†and top with plenty of setting spray.¬†ColourPop
  • Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango & Rum: These sparkly blush toppers are super easy to use; the color is build-able and they blend like a dream. (Plus, they double as eyeshadows.) Chili Mango is a fun, beach-ready orange that looks amazing on its own; Rum, a gilded bronze, pairs perfectly with my favorite bronzers (which are NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna and BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in Capri Coast, by the way).¬†Fenty Beauty
  • Light Chaser Highlighter in Opal Flashes Jade: Speaking of BECCA, their highlighters definitely live up to the reputation they have among the beauty community. So many influencers I watch on YouTube (e.g., my favs Lauren Elizabeth and Katy Bellotte) speak so fondly of BECCA highlighters that I decided to try one during Sephora’s recent VIB sale. I was instantly drawn to Opal Flashes Jade from the Light Chaser Collection because it’s so different than anything in my collection. As the name suggests, it’s a golden opal pearl with an intense teal-sapphire shift.¬†BECCA
  • Holographic Highlighting Powder in Mars: I have heard so much about Milk’s Mars highlighter in stick form, but I wasn’t completely sold until the company debuted its powder counterpart. Mars in an out-of-this-world holographic *warm* golden peach. And because most holographic highlighters tend to be cool-toned, Mars is truly unlike anything else on the market.¬†Milk Makeup
  • GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment: If you want to look like a sexy version of the Tin Man while you tighten your skin, then this is the product for you. GLAMGLOW’s Firming Treatment mask reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, helps even skin’s tone and restores firmness and elasticity.¬†GLAMGLOW


  • Shimmering Body Oil: Why limit the sparkle to just your face? Glow all over with Bali Body’s shimmering body oil. It has all the nourishing and moisturizing properties of BB’s original body oil, plus a bronze tint and gold shimmers for an instant fresh-from-vacation glow day or night. (P.S. It smells incredible.)¬†Bali Body¬†
  • Daily Perfecting Cream: You know that signature glow only Glossier can give your face? Bring it to the other 90 percent of you! Daily Perfecting Cream is a long-lasting body lotion. And while providing your skin with all-day moisture, it immediately perfects and enhance skin’s appearance–hence its name–thanks to tiny light-reflecting particles. The zero-residue, zerio-stickiness formula melts into the skin to tighten and smooth the surface and increase elasticity.¬†Glossier

Nothing says party like an intense smoky eye! And while this dark, sultry look may seem intimidating to anyone who catches a glimpse of you, actually creating it yourslef can be just as daunting.

I’ll be the first to admit I used to be terrified to use eyeshadows–especially dark ones; I would give up and wipe it all away after the smallest mistake or if things didn’t look 100-percent perfect. But, the old clich√© is true: the more you practice, the better you get at it.

Now that I am comfortable creating more complicated eye looks, I really wanted to do a smoky eye tutorial on HM–and the timing couldn’t be any more perfect. Nothing pairs better with all your sparkly dresses this time of year than a glam smoky eye!

The best part is, there is arguably no makeup look more universally flattering than a classic smoky eye, so I know all my readers will have fun recreating this look for the next date night, girls’ night out or holiday party.


This is the first time I’ve started a tutorial on HM with the eyes. Typically, it is much easier for me to get the rest of the face done first. But, for such an intense eye look, starting with shadows is the best bet.

Also! You’ll notice I stuck with all matte shadows for this tutorial. This is inspired from a Pinterest shot my cousin (Hey, Sarah) sent me a couple months ago! I loved how sophisticated the all-matte eye look was in the shot, so I decided to put my own spin on it. After all, the smokiness is intense on its own, I think sparkles would take away from the glamour in this case. (And, I’ve been doing a ton of sparkly eye looks anyway, so this was really a nice change of pace.)

Step 1: Prep the skin by applying Pore Refiner Primer evenly to the t-zone, working towards the outer perimeter of the face. Apply Balm Dotcom to the lips.

Step 2: Using the same technique used to apply Mattifying Gel Moisturizer, apply a light layer of BB Cream. If necessary, apply an additional layer where more coverage is needed.

Step 3: Conceal the under eyes, blemishes and redness with Shape Tape. Blend with the fingers.

Step 4: Set the entire face with Wowder, focusing on the t-zone and under-eye areas. Finish with a generous amount of setting spray and allow to dry.

Step 5: Apply a little Primer Potion to the eye area.

Step 6: Set the primer with Combust on a fluffy blending brush.

Step 7: With the same fluffy blending brush, apply Gimme Gorgeous to the crease. Continue to buff the eyeshadow upward and outward for a blown out, cat-eye effect.

Step 8:¬†Apply Whiskey into the crease, continuing into the outer ‚ÄúV‚ÄĚ of the eye with a crease brush. Make sure to blend evenly.

Step 9: Using a clean crease brush, add Password to the inner portion of the crease (near the inner corner of the eye). Blend with the fluffy blending brush for a seamless transition of colors.

Step 10:¬†Cover the lid in Let’s Do It. Use either of the crease brushes from steps 8 or 9, or a standard shadow brush for this.

Step 11: Lightly dust Gimme Gorgeous onto the lower lash line with the fluffy blending brush.

Step 12: With a pencil brush, lightly smudge Whiskey onto the lower lash line, connecting it to that “V” shape created in step 8. Maintain control over the brush to keep Whiskey closer to the lash line than Gimme Gorgeous. Smudge towards the inner corner of the eye, then buff with the fluffy blending brush.

Step 13: Use the same pencil brush, smudge Password onto the outer corner of the lower lash line. Buff with the fluffy blending brush.

Step 14: Highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of the eye with Thirteen using a small dome brush.

Step 15: Carve out the cheekbones with Mocha by applying it directly to the skin. Begin application from the upper corner of the ear, working downwards diagonally. Tap with the fingers to blend.

Step 16: Continue to apply Mocha to the temples and under the center of the lip for a subtle plumping effect. Again, tap with fingers to blend.

Step 17: Apply Laguna to the hollows of the cheeks, the temples and the hairline in a circular buffing motion using a contour brush.

Step 18: To brighten up the face, add a little Orgasm to the apples of the cheeks using the same circular buffing motion.

Step 19:¬†In a ‚ÄúC‚ÄĚ shape along the orbital eye bone to the cheekbone, apply Watt’s Up! to the skin with the fingers, then tap along the edges with the fingers to blend. Add Watt’s Up to the cupid‚Äôs bow and tip of the nose using the pinky finger.

Step 20: With a fan brush lightly dust Hot Sand on top of Watt’s Up!

Step 21: Beginning in the center of each brow and working towards the inner and outer corners, apply Boy Brow in an upward motion. Add a second coat for a more dramatic look.

Step 22: Finish with more setting spray.

Step 23: After combing and curling the lashes, apply two coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

Step 24: Apply 1-2 coats of Melted Nude to the lips. Be sure to angle to the applicator so that you line your lips neatly with the product