Makeup

 Urban Decay Naked 2 Palate 

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This is the most anticipated sequel of the decade! The Naked2 has 12 pigment rich, taupe and gray neutral eyeshadows. This palate defiantly proves that neutral colors are anything but boring. The shades range from pale to deep and matte to sparkly. The collection lets you achieve lots of neutral looks, smoky dramatic looks and everything in between.

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The case has an art-school inspired look with hinged lid – taupe metal with embossed chocolate brown artwork. It’s smooth, modern and cool to the touch – a real tactile experience. Plus, the palette also features a travel-size Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Naked, AND a double-ended, cruelty-free Good Karma Shadow/Crease Brush (available only in this palette).

Overall I am quite impressed! It’s priced reasonably at $50 and I am also pleased with the brush that it came with. So ladies run don’t walk to get this one! They are always sold out at my local Sephora store and even on back order with Urban Decay sometimes. I would highly recommend this in your daily makeup routine.

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8 USEFUL BEAUTY TIPS FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY 

If you’re anything like the average bride, you’ve completed trials of your bridal hairstyle and makeup, brightened up your smile, perfected your spray tan, and colored your hair to perfection. Here’s how to make sure you don’t undo all your meticulous beauty planning on the day of the wedding.

1. DO wear a button-down or something else that you can wriggle out of easily without messing up your makeup and hair.

2. DON’T assume that a one-hour salon appointment will be long enough–especially if you’ll be getting your hair done on a busy Saturday morning. Time your hairstyle at your trial appointment and also keep in mind how much time it takes you to get to and from your wedding day location. If you’re cutting it at all close be sure to schedule more time for yourself.

3. DO appoint someone to be in charge of your lipstick and a mirror during photo-taking sessions, especially if you’ll be out wandering about country-club grounds. Your lip color will be kissing off constantly and you’ll want to reapply at this point even if you slack off later during the reception–but you won’t want to have to keep finding places to put your stuff while getting snapped.

4. DON’T assume you’ll be able to put your veil on and take it off. Once your hairstyle is complete, this might get trickier. Be sure to ask your hairstylist for tips on how to get it right, or have a bridesmaid learn and then be in charge of lending you a hand later.

5. DO bring a wedding-day emergency kit that contains things like a nail file, hair spray, extra bobby pins and blotting papers. If you’ll be spending time outdoors, don’t forget to bring an emergency umbrella and rain boots, too–just in case.

6. DON’T wash your hair the morning of the wedding if you’re getting an up style–most hairstylists prefer to work with hair that’s a little dirty. If you really can’t stand unwashed hair then your hair stylist can “fake dirty” hair by using products. Just be sure that you and your hair stylist have decided on this in advance so they can have enough time to blow your hair dry.

7. DO bring photos from your hair and makeup trials. Don’t expect the pros to remember exactly what they did on you the first time around, even if they took notes. Just think how many brides they work with in a year!

8. DON’T get a manicure/pedicure hours before the ceremony. Better to take care of this the day before. You’ll have enough to do pre-wedding that you won’t want to be stuck sitting around waiting for polish to dry. And if they don’t dry thoroughly, you’ll risk nicking them.

WHICH BRUSH DOES WHAT  

HOW TO APPLY LIQUID EYE LINER

  1. It helps you pinpoint exactly where to make the angle.

  2. It works as a stencil to give you a perfect + steady bottom edge. Kinda genius for a makeup nerd like me!

Here’s all you need to know.

TOOLS: Scotch tape, liquid liner {I used Mac Blacktrack)

STEP ONE: After already lining the lashline with your liquid liner, first place the tape on the back of your hand a few times to make it less sticky. Then angle the tape by lining it up from the outside corner of your eye towards the end of your brow. To be precise, imagine the brow extended by a centimeter and have that point become where you end the tape.

STEP TWO: With the tape in place, incrementally draw the wing either from the bottom up or from the top down. I like to work both ways.

STEP THREE: Gently peel off the tape, giving you a smooth bottom edge.

You can also do this for a perfect winged shadow! Just repeat the steps above by placing the tape at the same angle, then applying the eye shadow and smoking it out to a wing, then peel off the tape.

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