Kitty Gets A Pop of Colour!

Get ready for collaborative cuteness overload with one of our favorite cruelty-free brands! ColourPop just announced an ultra exciting makeup mash-up with one of the most beloved felines on earth — Hello Kitty! Sanrio is partnering with one of the industry's newest and most popular brands for a ColourPop x Hello Kitty collection, and we're looking forward to seeing some shadows, lippies and highlighters in trendy, seasonal hues and iconic Kitty colours!

Photo courtesy of ColourPop

Photo courtesy of ColourPop

You can be sure we'll be weighing in on products from this exciting line as soon as we can get out hands on it!

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

Exciting news in the world of beauty, Glamazons! LVMH has confirmed that the Kendo Beauty Group has penned a deal with the woman we all crush on, Rihanna, to launch a new brand of cosmetics in the fall of 2017!

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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is in the works and we can't wait to see, look and smell like the sexy songstress!  

Rihanna has previously collaborated with MAC for the RiRi Hearts MAC collection, and was also ambassador for the Viva Glam lipstick in 2014, which raised funds for AIDS research. The singer has also work, work, work, work, worked on seven fragrances with Parlux Ltd.

Beauty Basics: Bold Matte Lips

Spring is here and we're sprung off these sun lovin' shades! Pack the pow with a pop of color for your pout because bold colors are all the craze. Pinks, oranges, violets, and red are all in bloom this season. Just a straight shot of color with a mod matte finish. This retro look is flattering, fun and you'll love mixing it up! Shop our favorites below!

Color Theory: Types of Color Correctors

It seems that the new trend these days is color correcting and I have absolutely no complaints! As a lover of makeup, mixing and matching colors has always been one of the best parts of piling it on but in the case of flawless skin, color correcting is a crucial step in ensuring your foundation is on point! That means no dullness, redness, or unfavorable tones peaking through. To best understand how to achieve a Photoshop finish, color theory comes into play. If you take a look at color wheel, you'll notice that complementary colors balance each other out. When choosing a product, it's important to find one that will fit your needs so you can diminish discoloration and put forth perfection!

Yellow: Choose yellow shades to cancel out any purple-blue tones like your under-eyes or bruising on your skin. It's best for balancing out dark patches on olive to tan tones.

Orange: For those with medium to darker skin tones, orange is a savior when concealing the under eye area or any scarring from acne. Dark spots and discoloration can be balanced out with an orange corrector.

Pink/Peach: These peach/salmon/pink shades have a mix of red, orange, and yellow tones that pack the punch when it comes to color correcting. They work together to conceal, brighten, and revive the eye area so you can achieve a flawless face on pale to medium skin tones.

Green: Cancel out red tones with green! This means any redness around your nose or a bright red spot that you need to conceal. It might seem a little funny, but trust me, it works! Dab a little green concealer and you'll vastly reduce the redness!

Purple: Another seemingly random color that will boost up your radiant factor. Those with yellow tones and sallow looking skin can benefit from using a purple-based corrector to bring some life back to your face and brighten up a dull, pasty complexion.

Kiss & Makeup

Luscious lips are always in season. Whether you want to gloss it up or make it matte, you're going to need to start with a clean, moisturized base. We are boycotting chapped lips and giving you the inside scoop for a perfect pout! These steps will have you kissing your old lip routine good bye! Click any product to shop!

Clinique Sweet Pots™ Sugar Scrub & Lip Balm, $19.50

STEP 1: Exfoliate and moisturize! Scrub those lips to unveil silky, soft lips that you'll want to rub together all day! Hello, smoothness! Make sure you swipe on some balm to lock in hydration and rejuvenate your lips after exfoliating! 

Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer, $20

STEP 2: Primers aren't just for your face and eyes! Your lips need some love too! Apply some primer to smooth out any fine lines and make application a breeze. Not only will you it make your lip color glide on with ease but you'll pump up the staying power! Who doesn't love a long-wearing lip?

Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner, $18

STEP 3: Depending on what color your choose, you want it to look perfect. And though it's okay to color outside the lines in life, it's not okay when it comes to lipstick application. To make your life easier and more polished, line your lips before applying your favorite lippy. This way, you can just fill in your lips without worrying about using a lip brush. You can even play it up with different liner and lipstick combos to create different effects! (Ombre anyone?) Don't let all that gorgeous color bleed and smudge all over, so be prepared with a liner! (They even make them invisible, which is our pick!) 

Burberry Kisses Lipstick, $33

STEP 4: Color me pretty! Get inspired by spring and choose a shade that makes you happy! Swipe on your favorite bold or YLBB tone and chuck it in your purse to touch it up through out the day. (Not that you'll have to because you used a primer, but it's always nice to be prepared!) There are so many finishes to lip products theses days and they come in tubes, bullets, pans so find one you love and rock it! 

NARS Lip Gloss, $26

STEP 5: This last step is completely optional depending on the look you choose, but it can up the glam factor in an instant! Have you been rocking that mauve lip all day? Swipe on some gloss for the evening and you have a whole new look! Gloss is easy and even if your lip color has dulled through the day, you'll get a little pick me up and a lot of shine! 

Our Top 10 Looks from the 2016 Grammys

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards were this past weekend and there was no lack of luxury on the red carpet. Beauty has taken on many looks from bold to barely there and these starlets are completing rocking it. Among the trend of sultry smoky eyes are dark lips and pops of vibrant color that add a welcomed element of fierce to the looks of these lavish ladies. 

Beauty Basics: The Look of Love

Valentine's Day chic is classic. We're talking lashes that flutter, a gorgeous flush upon your chiseled cheeks, and a sultry red lip that doesn't quit. All things that make any lover makeup feel extra glam! Not only do these staple makeup trends look universally great, they literally are the look of love! Bold reds scream passion while a pearly pink highlighter adds an ethereal glow. Saturday morning cartoons taught us that lashes on point are a must of courting a mate. Take advantage of these tried and true ways of adding a pinch of sweet or sultry to your look and Cupid will have Katniss aim when he heads your way!

Valentine's Day Tutorials

There's no better reason to add some glam to your look than Valentine's Day! Love is in the air... and everyone is looking like a heart-eyed emoji IRL! Whether you are dressing up for date night with bae, gathering the squad for a Galentines, or participating in some serious self-love these beauty gurus have got you covered for any V-day look! Simple and sweet? Sexy and sultry? What's your go-to look of love?

Maya Mia

Kaushal Beauty

Chloe Morello

Glam Gift Guide: Beauty and the Bae

Are you looking for that perfect V-day gift for your sweetheart? Nothing says "love" more than a kiss-proof lippy or a blush that embodies that feeling of butterflies when you split dessert on your first date. The key to the heart of your love is something that makes them feel amazing! It's all about self-love y'all! Whether you are gifting your S.O or treatin' yo self, you'll find a fave amongst our top picks of Valentine's inspired must-haves!

Too Faced 'Chocolate Bon Bon' Palatte, $49

This palette may even be sweeter than chocolate. (And it smells even better!) It includes every shadow you'll ever need and then some with a mix of 16 shimmer and matte shades. Get your hands on the third edition of this best-seller now!

KIKO 'Endless Love' Lipstick, $7

Cute and compact! This luscious lippie is a sweet suprise for any beauty lover! You can never have enough bold colors and this limited edition lipstick totally has my heart!

Charlotte Tilbury 'The Ingénue' Gift Set, $205

This gorgeous gift set includes an entire collection of makeup to achieve a soft, romantic look. Make your eyes pop with an eyeshadow pencil, eyeliner, and mascara while playing up your cheeks with a universally flattering blush. Perfect your pout with a nude lip liner, lipstick, and gloss that can be worn together or separately. 

Stila 'Field Of Florals' Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette, $49

Give the gift of variety! Multi-use products are always a win and this convertible palette has 12 darling shades that you can play with. Pop some on your cheeks or swipe some on your lips, mix and match and you'll be sitting pretty with some serious style! 

Les Merveilleuses FACE COLOR ROSE LADURÉE, $150

Believe it or not, this baby is a blush! This product is timeless, elegant, and all things romantic. Let your sweetheart indulge in a little bit of heaven as they find some solace in their makeup routine.

Prada 'Candy' Set, $90

A scent can revive the most magical of memories, so a perfume can be a great gift! With a mix of sexy and sweet, the swoon-worthy notes in this cute gift set include caramel and vanilla in  eau de parfum and body lotion for on-the-go charm!

5 Beauty Resolutions You Can Keep!

Every year as the ball drops, we dream for a better future and make a list of resolutions that will bring out the best in us. New year, new me... am I right? It's easy to plan for these things, but when it comes to actually making it happen and following through, some of us have a tendency to fall off the bandwagon. It might be the middle of January, but there's always something you can do and it doesn't have to be the 1st, in order for you to put your best foot forward. To make it a little easier to stick to good habits, how about we make it fun? And there's nothing more fun and more feel-good than beauty! It takes 21 days to form a habit, so follow these 5 resolutions that will change your beauty game for the better!

1. Focus on skin care

Let's embrace the bare-faced beauty! There are so many makeup products to love, but what makes them special is that they go on our face. We give them that power to do their thing! That means you should give yourself a little more credit and make sure you are doing what you can to get the most from your complexion. Whether you want to look better without makeup or you want your makeup to look photoshop flawless, a fool-proof skin care plan will help you reach your #facegoals. 

2. Take it off

Everyone says they do it. Everyone should do it. But do you really? There's always some nights where you turn into a walking zombie and sleep is your only solace. Ain't nobody got time to take your makeup off, wash your face, tone, exfoliate, and moisturize before bed! The wish is that our bedtime routines would have all of the above + candles and a cup of soothing tea before we hit the sheets at a timely hour after some light reading. But life happens and most nights you're lucky enough to take your pants off. But with all the makeup we apply, we need our skin to breathe! And it takes one simple step of using a makeup wipe or a cleanser with a quick pat dry to make all the difference. Hold yourself accountable and wash your face! You're skin will be happy and you might feel like you won't need as much makeup the next day.

3. Age to perfection

It's never to early to combat signs of aging. Unless you are drinking from the fountain of youth or are a vampire or any other immortal being, you're going to have to face the facts. People lament over wrinkles and fine lines, but it's part of the grace of growing up! You shouldn't be ashamed of a life well lived, but you can always do what you can to feel better about yourself and take care of that money-maker. Invest in products that will keep skin firm and supple now and you won't ever think twice about botox in the future! (Unless you're totally into it and in that case, to each their own!)

4. Less is more

2015 was the year of the highlight, contour, and everything in between. We packed it all on and rocked it! There's nothing wrong with applying every item in your collection on your face from time to time but I say this year, we embrace the "less is more" mantra. Who has the time anyway? I'm not saying go makeup-free (you totally can if you want to!), but try nixing a product or two in your routine and you'll realize that you really don't need it. If you can't bear to break free, try some multi-use products and you'll find awesome new ways to play up your face while saving even more time. This will make your morning routine a breeze and you'll get to accent certain features of fab everyday instead of piling it all on at once.

5. Experiment!

Experimenting goes hand in hand with "less is more" in a sense that you focus your fierce. Rock that bright purple lip you've always wanted and don't turn back! Go crazy with the glitter! Bronze it up! You're face is your canvas! The cool thing about is experimenting is you get to try out different things all the time and find your signature style. My advice with experimenting is accenting one feature at a time. This will improve your overall makeup game and you'll learn to highlight different parts of your face while save time and money!

Our 14 Faves from the 2016 Golden Globes

Did you catch the Golden Globes last night? Did you see Leo's reaction to Lady Gaga (insert wide-eyed emoji)? Did you know that he took home the award for Best Actor in the film The Revenant (#leoneedsanoscar!), while indie starlet, Brie Larson, took home the gold for Best Actress for her performance in Room? Well, now you know, and you're filled in with all the hot goss so let's get down to business and focus on the glam! The winter season marks cool hues of neutral tones with some brilliant pops of color on the red carpet. Check out how our fave Hollywood heroines batted their lashes and brought #glamgoals!

Pantone Color of 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Add some whimsy to your world with Pantone's Color of the Year! Rose Quartz AND Serenity have been chosen as a blend of beauty to bring balance to 2016. It's an interesting twist to choose two colors, but two is always better than one! Don these chic shades and allow yourself to be empowered with imagination and creativity. Encompass compassion and composure and go forward to make your dreams come true! (I don't know about you, but I'm totally inspired!) Click any product to shop!

Beauty Basics: Champagne Chic

It's that time of year. When a little sparkle goes a long way and grabbing a glass champagne or sparkling cider gets the good times rollin'! That bubbly is good for more than just a toast, it's a gateway to glamorous! Finding a color that flatters everyone is sometimes hard, but this anything-but-boring beige tone adds sheen in all the right places while maintaining an aura of sophistication. In a nutshell: it's classy AF! 2015 was all about the highlight, so pile on that shimmer and shine through the night with these chic champagne shades! Click any product to shop!

Note-worthy New Year's Eve Tutorials

2015 is over. Can you believe it? (I can't! It was only March like 3 months ago!) If you're in denial about the year being over, I think a solid solution is to party like there's no tomorrow. That means hitting up all the hottest New Year's parties! A night of celebrations with everyone dressed to the nines? I'll take it. And what's more perfect than a sequin dress for NYE? Sparkle! Get creative during the countdown and try out some of these trendy end of the year tutorials by some of our fave beauty gurus! 

Rose Kimberly 

Nikkie (NikkieTutorials)

Nicole Guerriero 

Glam Gift Guide: Fa-La-La Lips

We're back with the Glam Gift Guide and our lips aren't sealed. We just had to show you all these luscious lip products so you can get to gifting! Lip products are great for those looking for an easy way to experiment with makeup. Just swipe on a lipstick or gloss and you've spiced up your look! For that lover of bold shades, barely-there nudes, and everything in between, these lip sets get our kiss of approval. Pucker up to perfection and try not to sneak a lippy or two before you get to wrapping!

TORY BURCH LIP COLOR SET, $72

If you're a sucker for all things designer and the cutest of packaging then you'll definitely gravitate towards this gorgeous lip set from Tory Burch. This gift will make any gal feel all sorts of fancy! Click here to shop this product!

CLINIQUE 'DAYS OF THE WEEK' LIPSTICK GIFT SET, $39.50

For that beauty lover in your life that loves routine (and maybe even has "day of the week" undies), this is perfect. They can keep their makeup no fuss and fabulous! Click here to shop this product!

CHARLOTTE TILBURY 'K.I.S.S.I.N.G' LUXURY LIPSTICK WARDROBE, $305

Gift the gift of luxury. Spoil any makeup lover with this beautiful lip set with the creamiest, high-pigment formulations in sleek rose gold packaging. They'll love you X 10! Click here to shop this product! 

SMASHBOX 'FOR 25 YEARS OUR LIPS HAVE BEEN SEALED' PALETTE, $75

This limited edition palette is absolutely one-of-a-kind and great for traveling. A full-sized mirror, 25 (amazing!) lip shades, and a lip brush for that lover of lip products! Click here to shop this product! 

COLOURPOP 'VIXEN' LIPPIE STIX SET, $25

This one's a steal! Colourpop is known for their affordable yet awesome collection of makeup and they've packed 6 of their best-selling lippie stix into one gift of gorgeous. A great selection of shades anyone can enjoy!  Click here to shop this product! 

MAKE UP FOR EVER ARTIST PLEXI-GLOSS COLLECTION, $105

Be a #glossboss and gift this epic set from MUFE to your favorite MUA. 12 lovely shades from nude to bold and a whole lot of shine! Click here to shop this product! 

KEVYN AUCOIN THE LIP KIT, $78

This is all you need for the perfect pout. With this luxe gift set, you get all the tools you need for effortlessly chic lip action and it's cute and compact enough to travel with your anywhere! Click here to shop this product!

Fierce & Festive Holiday Tutorials

You can't ever go wrong with a classic red lip for all those holiday parties you got going on, but sometimes you want a little more oomph! We're talking sparkle, color, and shine! We scoured though all the hottest how-to's to find our favorites and we just can't wait to try them out! What look are you going to rock this spirited season?

Shannon (ShaanXO)

Teni (Miss Maven)

Andrea (AndreasChoice)

Congratulations, Happy Hauliday 2015 Winners!

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Before we announce who the three lucky winners are, we want to thank everyone who entered our first ever Happy Hauliday Giveaway! If it were possible, we'd stuff a bit of hauliday cheer into all of your stockings! Now, for what you've all been waiting for...The winners of this year's giveaways are:

  • Jouer Cosmetic's It Girl Collection Winner...Claire Kinney!
  • Stila's Sending My Love Winner...Evana Henin!
  • Benefit's REAL Cheeky Party Blush Palette Winner...Alexandreia Patac!

Congratulations to Claire, Evana and Alexandreia! You will receive an email from the Glamsquad soon! Happy Holiday's, beauty lovers!

Beauty Basics: Plum, Kind of Wonderful

We all know dark shades dominate in the Fall and Winter months, so I had to share my love for the gorgeous plum tone that is all the rage and totally wearable. I mentioned the beauty of cranberry a few weeks ago, but don't get it twisted: Plum is perfection. It's a little darker, a little more vampy, and a whole lot of fierce. I'm telling you, sugar plum fairies got it right! Get your violet vixen on with these plum-wonderful picks! Click any product to shop!

Ah-mazing Under-Eye Concealers

Let's face it, cold weather makes you want to press snooze more often than you'd like. Your bed is the only place you want to be those chilly winter mornings. Maybe you stayed up a little too late watching holiday movies, or maybe you spent hours shopping online for the perfect gift. Whatever the reason, you've woken up to some designer bags. And I'm not talking about Louis, Celine, or Chanel... I'm talking serious dark circles. This is the "Do not disturb, coffee first" aesthetic. Busting out a pair of shades might be a quick fix, but if you're looking to make more of a bright eyed and bushy tailed impression, those bags need to go buh-bye. Under eye concealer is the magic elixir that wards off against the dreaded, "You look tired today." How 'bout we pull an Elsa and "conceal, [try not to] feel" like we're running on empty? Peruse through our favorites and find your savior for sleepy eyes! And then maybe some coffee? Click any product to shop it!

It! COSMETICS BYE BYE UNDER CONCEALER, $24

This is "it!" This is the concealer you've been searching for. Waterproof, full coverage, AND long-wearing! Isn't that all you could ever ask for? It! knows that beauty is a serious biz so they teamed with leading plastic surgeons, added Anti-Aging technology and put all the best bits into this tube of wonder. Dark circles are no match for this bad boy! Click here to shop this product! 

MAYBELLINE INSTANT AGE REWIND CONCEALER, $9.99

This product is a favorite among many, especially in the Youtube Beauty Community. It's affordable, easy to use with it's Micro Corrector Applicator built right in, and reduces puffiness all while brightening your under eyes. Kim K. will have nothing on you! Click here to shop this product!

URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN WEIGHTLESS COMPLETE COVERAGE CONCEALER, $28

What dark circles? UD's Naked Concealer is your skin's best friend. This lightweight formula gives you full coverage, is completely build-able without ever settling into fine lines, and it's bursting with ingredients like Matrixyl 3000 for anti-aging benefits and green tea for its revitalization properties. It also combats against dehydration and retains moisture for a glowing, youthful complexion! This stuff packs a punch! Click here to shop this product!

LANCÔME EFFACERNCES WATERPROOF LONG-LASTING UNDEREYE CONCEALER, $31

Sometimes it's hard to find the perfect shade to match your skin tone. And sometimes Lancôme knows exactly what you need with 13 shades to choose from! This concealer is long-wearing, waterproof, and provides natural looking coverage to even out skin tone and upkeep those under eyes! Click here to shop this product!

NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER, $29

A cult favorite here. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is super hydrating, lightweight, and brightening while combating against dark circles and creating a luminous finish. Build up to your desired level of coverage without worrying about creasing. All you need are a few dots of product and you're good to go! Click here to shop this product!

L'ORÉAL TRUE MATCH SUPER-BLENDABLE CONCEALER, $8.95

Another affordable option that is a cut above! This concealer is "your skin but better" in a tube. With a variety of shades, you'll find you're perfect finish. Build and blend to blur imperfections and hide those pesky bags for a clear, natural complexion.  Click here to shop this product!

Beauty Basics: All That Glitters is Gold

Glow like a true Glamazon and go for the gold! This party season, sparkle reigns true and glittering shades are a must for any showstoppper looking to steal the night. Seek out your inner sun goddess with a solid highlight or a sexy shimmer and bring on the brilliance from head to toe! Get the midas touch with these gilded goodies and glam it up for any occasion! Click any product to shop!