I know it has been a minute since I’ve shared a monthly favorites with HM readers. But, I just can’t avoid it any longer; there are a *ton* of new things I have really been loving lately that I need to share with my readers.

Besides Prince Harry’s royal engagement (eep!), I put together a post on everything else I’ve been obsessing over this month (hint: there’s a ton from Sephora’s VIB sale). Now excuse me while I go scroll through Meghan Markle boards on Pinterest…

Fiorucci: By now everyone on here knows my obsession with Devon Carlson, one of the designers behind Wildflower Cases. Through her I’ve discovered some of my favorite people, places and things (like Girl At The White Horse, an L.A. bar). Arguably the coolest, though, is Fiorucci, an Italian label that mixes Dolce Vita luxury with British street style.

Back and better than ever, Fiorucci is one of the most unique labels on the market today–and it has such a rich history. As an Italian girl myself, I quickly fell in love with Fiorucci, but held out until Black Friday to order a few things from their site. To me, their pieces are casual, yet structured, with the perfect amount of sexy for everyday life.

Unlike a lot of other high-end labels, Fiorucci creates pieces I actually want to wear and that I can feel like myself in. I’ll most likely end up creating a lookbook (or two!) focusing on the pieces I bought, but for now I’ll link my favorites here, here and here.

Neisy Bra by Are You Am I: I picked this bra up at the AYAI showroom in Downtown Los Angeles last month, and I have barely taken it off since. Like everything from Are You Am I, this piece fits beautifully; it’s seriously like second skin.

And not only is it comfortable, it looks the part, too. Comfortable bras that are also pretty are super hard to come by–especially when you have a bigger chest. Its thick strips complement the thin rib detail on the cup portion (while providing a little extra support), and it has a gorgeous gold clasp detail on the back.

Unfortunately, this baby is out of stock. But, you can’t go wrong with anything from AYAI. I Promise 😉

Bali Body Shimmering Body Oil: You guys already know how much I love Bali Body’s skincare range; while I can’t make it through the summer months without their Watermelon Tanning Oil SPF 6, their BB Cream is my holy grail year-round.

Just in time for the holidays the Aussie cult-favorite brand debut their Shimmering Body Oil, and it definitely delivers. Unlike their tanning oils, though, Shimmering Body Oil is meant to be worn with *or without* the sun.

It instantly bronzes the skin while giving you a shimmering (duh!) golden glow. And because it’s from BB, it’s insanely nourishing, moisturizing and smells amazing–even better than their original coconut body oil in my opinion.

I love using it on top of–or sometimes instead of–BB’s Bronzing Lotion for that fresh-from-vacay look anytime, anywhere. Shimmering Body Oil, balibody.co

Too Faced Melted Liquified Lipstick in Chihuahua: Ever since I picked up MAC’s Persistence over the summer, I’ve been loving a bold nude lip. Too Faced’s Melted formula has been a favorite of mine for more than two years, so during Sephora’s VIB sale I picked up this shade.

Chihuahua is the perfect match for nearly any eye look, and this high-impact formula can’t be beat: it provides a glossy shine without sacrificing bold color payoff.

Unlike other liquid lipsticks, there’s no need to babysit this formula all day (or night!) long. And because it feels hydrating, lightweight and comfortable, has been my go-to lip color all month long–I even wore it on Thanksgiving! $21, sephora.com

MAC Cosmetics Frost Lipstick in Pink, You Think?: While Chihuahua has been my everyday lip, MAC’s Pink, You Think? has been my go-to for special occasions.

I ventured to L.A. twice in November, and I always love experimenting with fun colors when I’m out there (more so than when I am home on the East Coast). So, this lippie came along for the ride both times.

When I wore this hot neon pink lipstick (with blue pearlescent undertones) for the first time, I paired it with a gray cat-eye look. And the second time I went for a semi-coordinating pearlescent pink eye look. On both occasions, though, this lip color was a hit.

The neon pink hue is stunning, and it doesn’t look weird when it starts to disappear; on me it fades into a sun-kissed coral color. I never see this shade going out of style. $17.50, maccosmetics.com

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask: This was another Sephora VIB sale purchase. After hearing a ton of my fellow Glossier Reps gush about this product, I finally gave into the temptation (couldn’t resist that 20-percent off deal).

I was a little hesitant at first because my skin can be pretty sensitive, but figured with the discount and Sephora’s killer return policy, the risk was minimal.

Not only does it smell amazing, it actually gets the job done! As I’ve gotten older, I noticed my skin (which is normally on the oily side) gets a little dry and somewhat irritated during the colder months. So, I need something extra in my routine to keep my complexion hydrated this time of year.

Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer is great after cleansing, toning and serum-ing, but Watermelon Glow definitely gives my skin that boost it needs before bedtime. $45, sephora.com

Ouai Hair Oil: If you read one of my previous posts, you know I also *finally* tried a few products from the Ouai during Sephora’s VIB sale. While I love everything I picked up, Hair Oil is the stand-out product for me; I find myself reaching for this guy nearly every day.

The nourishing blend of ingredients protects hair from heat damage while mending split ends. And for me, one pump is enough to tame the fly-aways around my face–the best part? I no longer need heat tools to do that!

I’ll also apply Hair Oil to dry tresses before bed to help strengthen my hair overnight. $28, sephora.com

The Fashion Law (website): I’ve been super busy wrapping up my thesis proposal, so I haven’t had too much time to read for pure pleasure. Thankfully, I love my field of research, especially when it gives me the chance to catch up on The Fashion Law, one of my favorite sites for several years now.

TFL has always been my go-to for keeping up with the industry. But more importantly, it was a huge influence in selecting my research topic.

While big names like Vogue and Marie Claire focus heavily on celebrity and pop culture-related content, TFL provides meaningful, in-depth pieces on the industry’s law and business–and it’s still fun to read. The more I learn about the industry, the more I can appreciate that.

Because TFL has been such a big part of my life lately, I decided to include it in my favorites this month even though I’ve been keeping up with it since 2014.

Honorable mentions: Wowder in Light/Medium by Glossier, Daily Oil Wash by Glossier, Match Stix Matte Skinstick in Mocha by Fenty Beauty, Bronzing Lotion by Bali Body, kirakira+ (iPhone app), Sweatsuit in Camel Khaki by Danielle Guizio NY

What have you been loving this month?

What fashion and beauty items have you been reaching for the most? Are there any inspiring or informative books, magazine articles or blogs I should check out? Let me know your current lifestyle favorites in the comments down below! Xx

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As regular readers know, I have been completely obsessed with ColourPop lately. Although this beauty brand is super affordable, the products are amazing quality that feel high-end–I’ve been especially loving the label’s eyeshadows.

I am by no means a professional; in fact, until recently, eyeshadow slightly terrified me. ColourPop’s formulas, however changed that. The Super Shock Shadows, as well as the Pressed Powder Shadows, are incredibly pigmented, beautiful colors with gorgeous finishes. But not only that: they’re some of the most blend-able, easy-to-work-with shadows I’ve ever used.

When ColourPop’s holiday collection launched, I just *had* to get my hands on some of it. You guys already know how much I’ve been loving the Golden State Of Mind palette, but I also invested in the Polite AF Super Shock Shadow set.

Full of gorgeous metallic shades like cranberry and gold, this set is perfect for the holiday season.

For Thanksgiving I created somewhat of a smoky look with Polite AF, and I loved the results so much that I decided to put together a quick tutorial for Haute Mess readers.

Products I used:

  • First Aid Beauty Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer
  • Glossier Balm Dotcom in Coconut
  • Bali Body BB Cream in Natural
  • Tarte Shape Tape concealer in Light Neutral
  • Glossier Wowder in Light/Medium
  • Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Make-Up Setting Spray
  • Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte in Mocha
  • BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in Capri Coast
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Paaarty*
  • Glossier Haloscope in Moonstone
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Original
  • Buxom eyeshadow in Gimme Gorgeous
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara in Blackest Black, available at drugstores
  • Glossier Boy Brow in Brown
  • Too Faced Melted in Chihuahua

(*I received this product as a part of Sephora’s Beauty Insider program during my birthday month.)

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: 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 6: 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 7: Apply Capri Coast to the hollows of the cheeks, the temples and the hairline in a circular buffing motion.

Step 8: To brighten up the face, add a little Paaarty to the apples of the cheeks using the same circular buffing motion.

Step 9: In a “C” shape along the orbital eye bone to the cheekbone, apply Haloscope directly to the skin, then tap along the edges with the fingers to blend. Add Haloscope to the cupid’s bow using the pinky finger.

Step 10: Apply a little Primer Potion to the eye area.

Step 11: Set the primer with Gimme Gorgeous on a fluffy blending brush.

Step 12: With the same fluffy blending brush, apply Birthday Cake to the crease. Continue to buff the eyeshadow upward and outward for a blown out effect.

Step 13: Apply Stereo into the crease, continuing into the outer “V” of the eye with a crease brush. Make sure to blend evenly.

Step 14: Pack Birthday Girl onto the lid with a flat shader brush. For more intense color payoff, dampen the brush before dipping into the shadow. Use the fluffy blending brush to create a seamless transition between colors.

Step 15: Smudge Stereo onto the lower lash line with a pencil brush, then dust Birthday Cake/Birthday Girl on top.

Step 16: Highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of the eye with Haloscope.

Step 17: 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 18: Finish with more setting spray.

Step 19: After combing and curling the lashes, apply two coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

Step 20: Apply 2-3 coats of Chihuahua to the lips. Be sure to angle to the applicator so that you line your lips neatly with the product.

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With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to get a leg up on our holiday shopping! And while Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals tempt us to consume, consume, consume, we must make conscious decisions about which retailers to support.

Shopping is necessary this time of year, so being a consumer is unavoidable. After all, we need gifts for our loved ones, and it *is* O.K. to treat yourself to something you’ve been eyeing once in a while. However, @bonfirebeachkids shared an important message via Instagram last week:

Every purchase you make sends a message. And for every great point about what we [as brands and retailers] are doing to help the planet and the people building our goods, there is a valid counter point. Everyone is a critic, but very few are taking accountability for our actions. Here’s what I believe – Every one of you is going to shop anyway. Whether for yourself, or for others. So shop with your heart, and make buying decisions you believe in…PLEASE [GO] SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD RETAILERS. Because if you don’t, they aren’t going to be around much longer! But whatever you do, buy what you believe in and GIVE BACK to charities and those in need along the way. Be thankful we live in a world where we actually have all the options that we do, and follow the path that feels right for you.

This is advice all shoppers can (and should!) take to heart this holiday season. That being said, I rounded up quite a few products–in all price ranges–from amazing brands that I love and trust. And because these brands are so careful to craft their products, these are gifts you’ll *actually* looove to give (and receive)!

Similarly, giving back to our communities as a whole is just as important as buying gifts for our loved ones this season. One thing that holds me back, however, is not being able to trust 100 percent of charities out there.

Although it flat-out sucks we have to be careful when choosing a charity, there are quite a few out there that have rightfully earned a bad reputation. So, I added info on four of my favorite charities to this his-and-hers holiday gift guide!

Happy shopping! Be sure to leave your favorite holiday gifts (to give and receive), as well as your favorite charities, in the comments below. Xoxo

Under $35

Stabilo Pens, set of 30: For anyone who likes to stay organized, this set of 30 fine-point markers are a must-have. The .4 millimeter tip ensures writing is a breeze, while an array of colors makes getting the job done a little more fun. $13.58, amazon.com

Bite Beauty The Perfect Pair Amuse Bouche lipstick & lip pencil $15, sephora.com

Pop & Suki Pouf Pencil $18, popandsuki.com

ColourPop All I See Is Magic eyeshadow palette: This jewel-toned eyeshadow palette, complete with 15 individual hues, definitely isn’t something she’ll pick up for herself. $20, colourpop.com

Free People Agate Powerbank Charger: Every 21st-century gal needs a portable phone charger. This one looks just as cute as the purse in which she’ll put it. $24, freepeople.com

Pop & Suki Soup Tin Candle $25, popandsuki.com

ColourPop Golden State Of Mind eyeshadow palette: Another gorgeous ColourPop palette–this one is full of 15 glittery and metallic shades! $26, colourpop.com

Bali Body Shimmering Body Oil: If natural skincare is her thing, she’ll love this luxe body oil. With a hint of bronze for an instant, wash-off tan and gold shimmer, this fast-drying formula is unlike anything she has in her collection. $29.95, balibodyco.com

Glossier Custom Balm Trio: A good lip balm is a must-have, so give her three fun flavors of your choosing! Pick from tinted, un-tinted and even sparkly flavored balms. $30, glossier.com

$35-$50

Glossier Body Hero Duo: Upgrade her shower with these one-of-a-kind products! Daily Oil Wash fills her shower with a gorgeous neroli scent, while Daily Perfecting Lotion gives her skin a glow-y, moisturized sheen from the neck down. $35, glossier.com

Bite Beauty Champagne Discovery Lip Set: This universally flattering 3-part set has something for every occasion. The matte Multistick can be used on her eyes, cheeks and lips; the lip pencil preps her pout for any lip color she’ll add afterwards; and the gloss is perfect for any special occasion from date night to New Year’s Eve with the gals. $35, sephora.com

Glossier Mask Duo: One for when her skin’s feeling dirty, and another for when it’s feeling dry. $40, glossier.com

Pop & Suki Leather Notebook: This personalized leather notebook will keep her organized–and stylish–in the new year. $40-$50, popandsuki.com

Dady Bones Puff Ball Earrings: As seen on mega babe Behati Prinsloo! $45, dadybones.com

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask: Not only does this unique mask smell like a dream, it actually works–and it will look ultra-luxurious on her top shelf. $45, sephora.com

St. Tropez Award Winning Kit: For the self-tanner junkie on your list, this kit has everything she needs for a top-to-toe glow. $49, ulta.com

$50-$80

Glossier Cloud Paint Quad: These user-friendly, utlra-pigmented cheek tints are unlike any other product on the market. Save on all four hues when you shop the Quad, and the ladies on your list can create custom hues by mixing their favs together. $55, glossier.com

Glossier You: The ultimate personal fragrance. $60, glossier.com

Bali Body Sunshine Trio (SPF 6) bundle: Give her her choice of scent with this set of three nourishing body and tanning oils. $65.95, balibodyco.com

Bali Body The Complete Glow bundle: She’ll glow even when there’s no sunshine with this cult-favorite BB Cream, instant bronzing lotion and body/tanning oil. $69.95, balibodyco.com

Hot As Hell Comin’ In Haht Bodysuit: Bodysuits are the must-have fashion item because they’re so versatile. Embrace “slow fashion” by gifting her this gorgeous lacy number from sustainable label Hot As Hell. $70, shop.hot-as-hell.com

Pop & Suki Zip Pouch: This wallet and travel pouch also doubles as custom clutch for her next night out. $75, popandsuki.com

$80-$130

Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil: Negin Mirsalehi created the ultimate luxury hair oil. This multitasking formula is infused with honey to keep hair healthy. And because beekeeping has been the Mirsalehi family business for generations, you know she can trust it. $84, gisou.com

Bali Body The Golden Traveler bundle: For the beach babe in your life. Your girl will have everything she needs for her next vacay (or stay-cation) with the ultimate BB bundle. BB Cream and Moisturizing Lotion will be her daily saviors, while Moisturizing Sunscreen and a choice of tanning oil will keep her skin glow-y and smooth on the beach. $99.95, balibodyco.com

Reformation Pajama Set: Every gal needs something cozy up in this time of year. In Ref’s classic pajama set, she won’t have to sacrifice style–or sustainability–for comfort! $128, thereformation.com

Are You Am I Cruxe Choker: Dainty chokers are the It accessory. Start (or add to!) her collection with this beauty from AYAI. $129, areyouami.com

$130 and Up

Prynt Pocket Smartphone Instant Photo Printer $150, bloomingdales.com

For Love & Lemons Vanessa Bra $95, and Vanessa Thong $77, shop.forloveandlemons.com

Fiorucci Angels Sweatshirt: She’ll be cozy while she sets trends in this cool-girl label. $175, fiorucci.com

Pop & Suki Camera Bag: This surprisingly spacious cross-body bag will quickly become her go-to for every occasion. $195, popandsuki.com

Hot As Hell 1 Track Mind Pant $198, shop.hot-as-hell.com

Various

Crystals: A unique way to decorate her space while channeling positive energy, crystals are available in all shapes, colors and sizes. Prices vary, celestial-awakenings-crystals.com

Literally Me, coffee table book by Julie Houts: “Instagram’s favorite illustrator” depicts life in the 21st century life (as well as tales from her childhood) in her first official publication. Prices vary, juliehouts.com

Wildflower limited edition iPhone cases: These Insta-famous iPhone cases are cute and durable. Prices vary, wildflowercases.com

Byredo fragrances and home fragrances: Staple pieces on every It girl’s top shelf, Byredo’s high-end perfumes and candles are everyday luxuries she’ll love. Prices vary, byredo.com

And for him…

Personalized water bottle by S’well: He’ll never misplace this drink bottle because it has his name on it! (Plus, it keeps liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.) $35-$55, swellbottle.com

Lush Cosmetics Five O’Clock Whisle Shaving Smoothie: The cruelty-free, eco-friendly label says it best! Per Lush’s website, “soothing lavender and invigorating coffee with nourishing jojoba oil and olive oil for the closest, softest shave possible. Kiss razor burn goodbye and say hello to silky smooth, perfectly soothed skin.” $13.95, lushusa.com

Lush Cosmetics Veerappan Moustache Wax: Help him soften and sculpt his facial hair with this blend of nourishing waxes and oils. But beware–you’ll want to borrow some of this for yourself because it also helps seal split ends. $17.95, lushusa.com

Fiorucci Playing Cards: A deck of cards emblazoned with Fiorucci’s signature angels puts a trendy twist on an old-school favorite. $32, fiorucci.com

Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch 3-pack Boxer Brief: The #MyCalvins gang isn’t just for us gals. $42.50, calvinklein.us

Fiorucci Robot iPhone Charger: Your guy needs a portable charger, too. This one from Fiorucci features art from the label’s archives. $50, fiorucci.com

Patagonia Men’s Houdini Jacket: A lightweight, durable and water-repellent jacket folds into its own pouch so your guy can save room in his backpack or luggage. $99, patagonia.com

Don’t forget to give back!

This time of year is about giving back to your community and to charities close to your heart. For the past several years I’ve supported Kelsey’s CHRISTmas. Kelsey and I met during our undergraduate studies at West Virginia University and became fast friends.

After losing her older sister to leukemia, the med student launched her namesake charity to make the holidays brighter for the children (and the ICU staff!) of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Kelsey’s CHRISTmas, which is in its 11th year, raises more than $20,000 annually. In the years to come, Kelsey hopes to bring her CHRISTmas to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Click here to make a donation to Kelsey’s CHRISTmas via PayPal, and here to learn more about the charity. If you are in the Pittsburgh area and would like to donate your time to Kelsey’s CHRISTmas, visit the charity’s Facebook page.

Growing up with a father who works in tech, I’ve always been computer-savvy. But, it wasn’t until recently I discovered all girls (and women!) are not so lucky. That’s why I love Girls Who Code, an organization that inspires, educates and equips girls for careers in STEM fields. Visit the organization’s website to learn more and to make a donation.

After a semester-long project that focused on food access problems and solutions, I fell in love with Feeding America. This organization helps resolve hunger in the U.S. via 60,000 food banks and meal programs across the country. Together, they provide healthy, nourishing foods to millions of hungry Americans. To learn more about Feeding America and to make a donation, visit the organization’s website.

The holidays in America would be nothing without those who fight daily for our safety and freedom. As 1 in 3 military vets suffers from PTSD, supporting our troops is necessary. Wounded Warrior Project is a trustworthy charity that cares for America’s bravest. Click here to support this organization.

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Thanks to Sephora’s recent VIB sale, I was finally able to try a few products from OUAI–just in time for party season.

I love sporting sleek, straight hair for a night out, so I invested in Dry Shampoo Foam, Memory Mist and Hair Oil from OUAI’s line of multitasking products.

These babies have been in my life a little over a week, and I am so excited that they have already become a regular part of my haircare routine. In fact, they made the cross-country trip with me to L.A. for the Sony Music release party this past weekend.

For the black tie affair I said goodbye to my natural wavy locks and went with pin straight, shiny locks reminiscent of the early 2000s.

Because my hair is so thin, I used OUAI’s Dry Shampoo Foam for a little volume before I started styling. Dry shampoo has always been a must-have in my lineup, but until now I’ve only used drugstore products (many of which have been super disappointing).

OUAI’s foam formula is really unique; it gives my hair weightless volume without the grittiness other dry shampoo’s tend to produce. Similarly, it doesn’t leave a white cast or any residue on my dark locks. And, like any good hair product, it smells amazing 😉

I also went in with Memory Mist to protect the hair from my flat iron. And since I don’t use heat on my hair on a day-to-day basis, a protectant is necessary to keep my fragile tresses looking healthy when I do go in with heat tools.

From root to tip, I coated my hair with Memory Mist before finding my middle part, then straightening in small sections. (Tip: Straightening in small sections, while it may take longer, is better for the hair because it reduces the need to go over the same section with the flat iron twice.)

When I finished straightening I polished off my tresses with OUAI’s Hair Oil–which might be my favorite product right now (or ever). A trustworthy oil is so important to the hair’s health, especially my brittle locks, so I rubbed 1-2 pumps between my hands, then run it through my hair from mid-shaft to end.

To tame the fly-aways that frame my face, I added a little more Hair Oil from the roots down so they stay put all night long. This weightless oil improves the look of hair by adding shine, while also allowing movement and keeping it soft to the touch.

Even when I don’t style my hair, I’ve been using this oil every day to keep my hair healthy and strong; it is so lightweight and easy to use. Unlike coconut oil (which I love!), the OUAI’s Hair Oil is virtually undetectable on the hair–it’s not a gloopy mess. It’s the perfect your-hair-but-better product.

The party, which took place at Culver City’s Unici Casa, was a huge success–and I couldn’t have done it without the OUAI.

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Party season is in full swing, and I am so happy to have ColourPop’s new Golden State of Mind palette by my side through it all!

Golden State of Mind is without a doubt without one of the most gorgeous palettes I’ve ever seen. While it is definitely possible to create daytime looks with these colors, it’s also the perfect companion for a night out during the sparkliest time of the year.

So my makeup could really shine, I kept things super simple with a nude dress and heels (think: Carrie Bradshaw’s “naked dress” on season one of SATC) for a night out in L.A. It’s cliche to say, but the City of Angels does get pretty chilly at night–especially this time of the year–so I layered my gorgeous embroidered moto jacket from Blank NYC over top.

I was invited to a Sony music release party, a black tie affair, last Saturday night at Unici Casa, and I took total advantage of the opportunity to go full glam. In addition to this makeup look, I sported sleek, straight hair with a middle part (more on that in an upcoming post).

Products I used:

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: 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 6: 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 7: Apply Capri Coast to the hollows of the cheeks, the temples and the hairline in a circular buffing motion.

Step 8: In a “C” shape along the orbital eye bone to the cheekbone, apply Watt’s Up! directly to the skin, then tap along the edges with the fingers to blend. Add Watt’s Up! to the cupid’s bow using the pinky finger.

Step 9: For an intense glow, lightly dust Off Tropic on top of Watt’s Up! with a setting brush. Finish with setting spray.

Step 10: Apply a little Primer Potion to the eye area.

Step 11: Using a fluffy blending brush, apply Gimme Gorgeous to the crease and blend onto the lid. Continue to buff the eyeshadow upward and outward for a blown out, cat-like effect.

Step 12: Wet a crease brush with water using a spray bottle. Then, while making sure to blend evenly, apply Heads Or Tails into the crease, continuing into the outer “V” of the eye.

Step 13: Slightly dampen the ring finger, then use that to pack Lust In Time onto the center of the eyelid.

Step 14: Again, with a slightly dampened ring finger or pinky finger, apply Watch Out to the inner portion of the eyelid. Tap to blend.

Step 15: Smudge Gimme Gorgeous on the outer corner of the lower lash line using a pencil brush; blend downwards, towards the inner corner of the eye.

Step 16: With the same pencil brush, apply Lust In Time to the outer half of the lower lash line. Be sure to keep this color closer to the lash line than Gimme Gorgeous.

Step 17: Complete the outer “V” of the eye by applying a little Heads Or Tails to the outer corner of the lower lash line with the pencil brush. Keep the color extremely close to the lash line by only blending outwards–not downwards.

Step 18: To highlight the brow bone, as well as the inner corner of the eye, apply Off Tropic with the pinky finger. Blend with a clean fluffy brush.

Step 19: 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 20: Finish with more setting spray.

Step 21: After combing and curling the lashes, apply two coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

Step 22: Line the lips with Oh Snap to create an even stencil for lipstick.

Step 23: Apply 2-3 coats of Pink, You Think? to the lips. Be sure to angle to the applicator so that you fill in your lips neatly with the product.

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