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!

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!

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!

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!

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! 

Beauty Basics: Holiday Glam

Ugly sweater parties. Secret Santas. White Elephants. Endless possibilities of holiday fun! With a full calendar this December, it's nice to glam up a little and get in the spirit with a classy, yet bold look. A timeless red lip and a killer cat eye (using Inglot's liquid liner) are always on trend this time of year. An illuminating primer like YSL's Touche Éclat Blur Primer will give you a flawless, glow-y complexion while falsies (Huda Beauty's are our fave these days!) add some much needed drama for those long, lavish nights. Add some luxe to your look with some designer digs, like Chanel's classic "Pirate" red and Dior's shimmering eyeshadow quad in "Versailles." Our pick for the perfect holiday mani is a duo-chrome green/gold by Ciaté called "Oil Slick." Click any product to shop and look your best during the #holidaze! 

Beauty Basics: Cranberry Crush

Bust out those berry tones! Fall and winter call for deep shades to take the stage and a vampy lip or smoky eye is the go-to glam. This season, cranberry is a must! Not only is this a festive staple of the holidays (mmm.. cranberry sauce), but it's the perfect splash of color for a smoldering, yet sweet look. Deeper than your usual red, please your pout with lip candy like the steal that is Palladio's 'Cranberry' Lip Liner ($6), Laura Geller's Love Me Dew Lip Crayon in Cranberry Glaze ($16) which is super pigmented and ultra-moisturizing, or Too Faced's Melted Lipstick in 'Velvet' ($21) for your high-intensity, long-wearing #girlboss shade. Want to focus the fancy on your eyes? A cranberry smoky will add warmth and a new edge to the usual black and browns that grace your lids. Try Kevin Aucoin's Eyeshadow Duo in '216' ($42) or MAC's cult favorite shadow in 'Cranberry' ($16). Kick it up a notch further with Make Up For Ever's Aqua Liner in 'Diamond Burgundy' ($23) to get creative with your cat eye. For a change of pace, try Marc Jacob's Bold Blush in 'Tantalizing' ($30) and achieve flushed cheeks on fleek. Or pamper yourself with a mani/pedi using Jin Soon's Nail Polish in 'Jasper' ($18), it's that deep, classic shade you've been looking for! (It also approved by Oprah, just sayin'!) So many possibilities! How will you rock cranberry this season? Click any product below to shop! 

Beauty Basics: Copper Showstopper

Copper is my secret weapon for fall. Gold and silver can be overdone, but copper? It's bold and vibrant and just as eye-catching. It's reminiscent of summer with it's shimmery glow but this warmth is muted in the best way. Like in a "roasting marshmallows in front of a roaring, crackling camp fire" kinda way. Copper is all things fall with a dash of glam and the perfect pick-me up to any makeup look. Loving cuddle season but missing the perks of a radiant tan? The Body Shop's Honey Bronze Brilliance in 'Copper' ($22) and Iman's Blush in 'Sunlit Copper' ($11) will give you a flush of color in dreary November. Dazzle your eyes with must-have metallics like Stila's Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in 'Copper Sheen' ($32) and Jane Iredale's Eye Shadow Palette in 'Daytime' ($55) to get that fiery glimmer. Dare to be different with a bold lip in an unexpected shade like YSL's Tint-in-Oil in 'Drive Me Copper' ($32), Estée Lauder's Pure Color Lipstick in 'Copper Flash' ($26) or OCC's Lip Tar in 'Authentic' ($9). For those who want the color but want to keep it simple, Butter London's 'Trifle' ($15) is your new luminescent love! Cop that copper tone and create your own spark! Click any product to shop!

Beauty Basics: Olive Me, Loves Olive You!

Bored of brown and black smokey eyes? Tired of neutrals? Why not try olive green? This earthy shade is perfect for fall and will give you just the right amount of color without being over the top. Green never looked so good! Wearable yet trendy, this natural hue warms up your look in a subtle yet bold way, and is sporty and sultry all at the same time — what a win! Want to rock an olive tone? Check out some of our top picks, and get inspired to test out the trend yourself with these beauty gurus! Click any product to shop it!


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Easy, Everyday Glam!

Who doesn't love messing around with makeup and trying new colors and techniques?! I know I burst at every opportunity to chuck on a full face of fabulous, but that doesn't always fly for everyday wear. I need something simple and polished that will work for a busy lifestyle, which I'm sure most Glamazons can relate to! Your everyday makeup routine should be a pick-me-up moment in the morning where you enhance your natural beauty and feel ready to take on the day. One of my fave looks is Tati's natural, everyday routine. Click play to watch and click any product below to shop! 


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Beauty Basics: Hot Chocolate!

With Fall just around the corner, the sultry beauty trends are well under way on the streets and the runway! Everyone is getting their cozy sweaters ready and stocking up on luscious, vampy shades. On trend this coming season is chic chocolate brown! This decadent color adds an air of warmth and sophistication to any look and it's easy to pull off. Less harsh than black, use shades of cocoa to play up your eyes with a subtle smokey look for day or night. Bobbi Brown has the right idea with this Limited Edition Dark Chocolate Eye Set that includes a dark chocolate mascara, a rich deep brown long-wear liner, and long-wear champagne shadow stick. Get playful and sweet with the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette that has neutral shades for any eye look. Not only does this palette have the cutest names for their shadows, it smells heavenly. Just like real cocoa! Indulge in a deliciously dark mani with Giorgio Armani's Signature Nail Lacquer which is Armani's official runway color for the Fall/Winter 2015 collection. Looking for a fierce contour? Illamasqua's Gel Sculpt compliments any skin tone and makes chiseling out your fab features super easy. For a bold, sultry look a brown lip is so perfect; Colourpop makes it easy to achieve this designer decadence with their Ultra Matte Lip Color in Limbo. If you're looking for the perfect in-between scent for the transition of the seasons, Jo Malone's Blue Agave and Cacao Cologne marries the best parts of summer and fall seamlessly with it's spicy, citrus-y sweet aroma. With any (or all!) of these delightfully delectable products, you look (and smell) as sweet as a Hershey's kiss! Click any product to shop!

Beauty Basics: Hit Snooze! Edition

Mornings are for sleeping in and snoozing, so I'm all about no-fuss, easy products that will make me look like I got my beauty rest (even though I might have Netflix binged all night, oops). We're all about the base, so Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint is our go-to. This lightweight tinted moisturizer (with SPF 20!) gives you all the coverage you need for a healthy, natural complexion. Avoid looking tired by curling your lashes with Shu Umeura's award-winning Eyelash Curler, swipe some "Kitten" Eye Shadow from Stila over your lids (specifically dabbing the inner corners — this is like taking a shot of espresso!) and whack on some mascara. We love Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, it holds for 12+ hours, is conditioned with Shea Butter and Keratin, is water-resistance AND comes in a tube! Your eyes will look subtly defined and brighter than ever. Don't forget the brows! A polished look is easily achieved if your eyebrows are on fleek. (Duh!) We use Benefit Gimme Brow Tint to tame them without having to bust out a pencil or powder. Fake a flushed glow with Milani Baked Blush in "Luminoso" which is the perfect coral-y peach, add some gloss like Neutrageona MoistureShine Lip Soother to keep your pucker on point, spritz one of our all time favorite scents, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, for a fresh, sophisticated scent and spring out the door. Supply your makeup kit with these essentials and you'll save yourself some time to make a coffee run before you seize the day! Who says you snooze, you lose? This easy, everyday morning routine is a dream! Click any product to shop!

Beauty Basics: Clown Contouring

This is one circus I'd join in a heart beat! Clown contouring has been all the craze these days ever since Youtuber Belladelune decided to take her makeup artistry skills to the extreme and show the world that she was doing more than just clownin' around. It's just another reminder that makeup is an art form! This technique allows you to think outside the box, have fun and show off your creative side all while feeling glamorous and unstoppable. With perfectly-placed highlights and contours, cutting-edge color correction and a little imagination, you can go from carnival freak to beautifully chic! Excited to try it out for yourself? We've got you covered with our clown contouring essentials! Click any product to shop! 

Strobing: Soak Up the Spotlight!

Have you heard of strobing yet? The makeup world is raving! Seriously, you wouldn't think highlighting areas of your face could make such a difference! Contouring, also a popular trend, is all about chiseling out your features and highlighting the high points of your face to give it a flawless finish. Strobing nixes the contour powders and bronzers and focuses on that glowy sheen that catches the light just right — giving you a healthy, vibrant glimmer! When you aren't feeling a full face of makeup, apply your favorite highlighter (check out some of our favorites!) on the top of your cheekbones, the inner corners of your eyes, under the arch of your brow, your cupid's bow and maybe even on the tip and bridge of your nose to add dimension to your features. Since highlighters catch the light, strobing draws your eyes to the subtle, barely there shimmer. Whenever you want to play up a feature, or just look like a glowy goddess, whip out the highlighter and get to strobing! 

Curious to see this method in action? Watch some of our favorite beauty gurus show you how it's done!

Desi Perkins


Tina Yong

Beauty Basics: Baby's Got Blue Eyeshadow

Blue shadow is no longer a thing of the past. Every beauty lover should have at least one suitable shade of blue in her collection. The jury is still out when it comes to whether or not all women can pull off this trend, but here's our take on it, Glamazons: If you feel fierce in it, rock it. A great trick to pulling off the blues, no matter your eye color or skin tone, is to pick two shades, one lighter and one darker. Cover your lid with the lighter shadow, and use the darker one on your crease, then blend, blend, blend! Don't be afraid to experiment and see what works best for you. Just know that this can-be-controversial classic is here to stay, and isn't going anywhere any time soon! Check out a few of our favorite blue shadows, and click on any product to shop it!

Beauty Basics: Don't Sweat It! Edition

We are smack dab in the middle of summer and there is no turning back, so if we can't kick the heat how 'bout embracing it? That's tough to conquer being from the Golden State and all but I think the trick to staying cool is looking like you aren't sweating it one bit. (That's right, us Glamazons don't sweat, we glisten!) Summer means soaking up the sun at the beach (slathered with SPF, of course!), outdoor weddings, backyard BBQs and pool parties, and so many other fun events that you won't want to miss out on. With so much excitement, makeup is the last thing you want to worry about. Who wants to feel like their face is melting off? Not me! (Not even the Wicked Witch of the West was a fan of that!) Regardless of the activity, you always want to look your best so sweat-proof makeup is a must. Add these six products to your collection and you won't be fazed by hot summer days. Click any product to shop it!

Beauty Basics: Sultry Siren

With all the buzz and anticipation surrounding the launch of Urban Decay's Naked Smoky Palette, we wanted to shine the spotlight on one of our favorite, dramatic beauty trends, and that's the sultry look. Dark eyes, lush lashes and deep, red lips are trademarks of this Bond girl style that we seriously love. Add a smoky lid to that undeniably irresistible gaze and you've got the basics to becoming one sexy siren. From our fav pencil and gel liners, to a couple rich, burgundy lipsticks, check out these 6 sensual beauty essentials that will help you achieve this daring and dramatic look. Click on any product to shop it! 

Beauty Basics: Nudist Edition

We're rolling out a new feature called Beauty Basics, where we will share some of our most favorite products by putting together carefully curated collections to fit different looks and styles. To kick off this new Beauty Digest feature, we are bringing you our makeup picks for the perfect nude look! If you're a fan of the fresh faced, no makeup look, then this collection of beauty basics is right up your alley! Click on any product to shop it!