7 Shockingly-Good Shadow Sticks!

Everybody knows, eye shadow is super fun. But it can also be time-consuming, tricky, and a little bit much sometimes. Unless you experiment on the daily with colors and textures, you might just settle for a simple liner and lashes look, which is perfectly acceptable and entirely stunning on its own. But for those days when you want to add a little sparkle with the utmost ease, shadow sticks are where it's at! These babies are fool-proof and will take your makeup to the next level with a little swipe and smudge. Go for an intense emerald lid or a soft sweep of satin color, whatever tickles your fancy. There are so many options to choose from! And you'll never have to deal with the disastrous scenario of your eye shadow breaking in the pan. Grab some of these sticks for on-the-go glam and you'll be sitting pretty with your secret weapon of sparkle, shimmer, and shine! Click any product to shop it!

TRÉSTIQUE SHADOW CRAYON, $29

trèStiQue is all about ease and innovation. These shadow crayons come with built in smudgers to make application a breeze. With 12-hour long wear, a crease-proof formula, and beautiful blend-ability, it'll be hard to choose your favorite from their six super wear-able colors. But lucky for you, they also have mini-trios so you can mix and match and try out new shades. Who doesn't love options?! Click here to shop this product!

CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK SHADOW TINT FOR EYES, $17

Do you love makeup but have sensitive eyes? Are contacts causing you to skip out on the shimmer? Fear not, Glamazons! Clinique has you covered! These lightweight, layerable shadow sticks come in 14 different shades to contour, highlight, and add a pop of color to any look. And you don't ever have worry about sharpening! Click here to shop this product!

TRISH MCEVOY 24-HOUR EYE SHADOW AND LINER, $32.50

For a more luxe option, Trish McEvoy is a must splurge. Encased in gold, these beauties are rich in color and have maximum staying power. 24 hours worth! These six shades can be used as a shadow or liner so you're getting two products in one. I'd say that's a steal! Click here to shop this product!

MALLY BEAUTY EVERCOLOR SHADOW STICK, $25

This best-selling shadow stick is a 3-in-1 product. You get the crease-fighting power of a primer, long-lasting effects of a shadow base, and vibrancy of an eye shadow all in one. Swipe on any one of their 14 shades and you've got a wonderful wash of color within seconds. Click here to shop this product!

LAURA MERCIER 'CAVIAR' SHADOW STICK, $28

23 shades of smoky goodness! Kick start your beauty routine with Laura Mercier's 'Caviar' Shadow Stick and you'll feel like a million bucks within seconds. Smooth application that lasts all day? It's fool-proof fabulous! Click here to shop this product!

NYX JUMBO EYE PENCIL, $4.50

Looking for color selection and affordability? Then you must try this cult favorite if you haven't already! Use these bad boys as a base, liner or shadow, the choice is yours! Made with mineral oil and powder, NYX knows that no one likes the fuss so this formula glides on easy so you can create any look from simple and sweet to bold and on fleek! Click here to shop this product!

BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR CREAM SHADOW STICK, $29

With its creamy texture and waterproof formula, this long-wear cream shadow stick will be a staple in your makeup kit. There are 20 gorgeous shades to choose from including 4 nudes that are perfect for an everyday look. AND you'll breathe easy knowing your shadow won't budge, flake, crease, or fade for a solid 8 hours! Click here to shop this product!

Trick-Or-Treat Tutorials: Monster Mash!

You can't go wrong with the classics. With so many costumes to choose from including your favorite pop culture references, memes, animals, etc.; sometimes you just want to get back to basics and with Halloween that means old school horror! All of those timeless characters that terrified us as kids now scream festive, so it's only right to show your true adoration for All Hallow's Eve by turning yourself over to the dark side. Get your ghoul on and be the queen of the night in one of these devilishly divine makeup looks!

ERIN (FRESHBLUSH) BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

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EMMA PICKLES WEREWOLF

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NICOL CONCILIO MUMMY

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Trick-Or-Treat Tutorials: Weird, Wicked, & Wonderful!

Sometimes there's a thin line between creepy and cute and sometimes you just want to play hopscotch on it. This Halloween you can be both sinful and sweet as you scare the socks off of your friends. Evil never looked so good and this kind of glam calls for a double take! What's best about these makeup looks is that they can be done with products you already have on hand. Pair with some digs from your wardrobe (no real costume necessary!) and you're ready to get your creep on!

PROMISE PHAN DOUBLE VISION MAKEUP

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LEX CARVED MASQUERADE MASK

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ASAHI SASAKI BROKEN DOLL

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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!

MANNY MUA

Beauty By JJ

MELISSA SAMWAYS

6 Setting Sprays that are A-Okay!

You've just applied the most fierce contour and perfect winged liner (that took one try!), now it's time to set this masterpiece in place! Using a setting spray should be the last step in your beauty routine if you are trying to lock-in your makeup and achieve a seamless, beautiful finish. Not only will your makeup last all day (and all night!), the setting spray will create an invisible barrier that will eliminate any retched, runny makeup disasters, so can enjoy your glam look regardless of sweat-inducing environments. So brave the heat, hit the dance floor and don't sweat it! And if you're just feeling a little blah, there's nothing like a little mist of magic to help you look and feel your best for hours and hours! We've chosen our favorites — does yours make the list? Click any product to shop it! 

URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY, $30

UD has done their research! Partnered with Skindinavia, they formulated a 16-hour wear finishing spray for all skin types that boasts patented Temperature Control Technology. You won't fret the weather (whether it's hot and humid or brisk and windy) because this setting spray will make sure your makeup withstands all sorts of conditions. This is a must have for any makeup kit! Plus, it's vegan-friendly! 

NYX COSMETICS MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY, $8

NYX products are always a go-to when you are trying to get the most bang for your buck and this setting spray is no different. With two options for a matte or dewy finish, your makeup will hold its own and leave you feeling fresh, fab, and flawless even by the end of the night! 

CLARINS FIX' MAKE-UP, $27 

Spritz this refreshing mist all over your face and you'll be one happy camper. Vitamin C and grapefruit extracts ensure a radiant finish while reviving and prolonging your makeup. Silica microspheres reduce shine while a protective 3D film-forming polymer creates an sheer barrier that gives you the ultimate long-lasting hold. Get your Fix'!  

L.A. GIRL PRO SETTING SPRAY, $7

A long-lasting, natural matte finish for a fraction of the cost of other products? Sign me up! L.A. Girl knows value and this lightweight mist is all you need to feel better about your makeup, your money, and the world! (It's cruelty-free!)

MAC PREP + PRIME FIX+, $22

Hydrate, soothe, and finish with one spray of this miracle product. This misting water is infused with green tea, chamomile, and cucumber which makes for a spa-like experience in every spritz! You're left with happy skin and a flawless, refreshed face... Thanks MAC!

 COOLA SPF 30 MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY, $36

There's so much to love about Coola's setting spray. It's jam-packed with goodness! An SPF of 30 protects your skin against harmful UV rays, Hyaluronic Acid helps to soften, hydrate, and tone every skin type, and Cucumber and Aloe Vera extracts leave you feeling refreshed every step of the way. All-in-one and awesome!

Contour Like a Queen

A dramatic look isn't quite complete without a contour. For those special occasions when you're feeling extra fancy, it's always nice to have something in your makeup bag that will take your look to the next level. We are talking perfect highlights and chiseled contours that give you a flawless, Photoshop finish. Lucky for us, many makeup brands have jumped on this band wagon and made it super easy to achieve your desired look with contour palettes. Whether you're looking for cream or powder (or even both), add one of these kits to your collection and you'll be ready to slay any event! Click any product to shop it!

LORAC PRO Contour Palette & PRO Contour Brush, $45

Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw (who has glammed up the likes of Sandra Bullock and Sarah Jessica Parker!), this go-to pro kit is your one-stop-shop for chiseling those cheekbones and adding dimension to your face. Perks of this kit include a brush, a shimmer highlight for those days you want a subtle glow, and a massive mirror! Make your life easy and snag this palette for a contour that's always on fleek. Click here to shop!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Cream Kit, $40

ABH changed the contour game when she came out with these bad boys. As one of the front runners in the biz, this kit is a true best-seller. Whether you are looking for a cream or powder finish, she's got you covered in three palettes to choose from. Pro Tip: For a long lasting look, use the cream contour first and then set with contour powder. Click here to shop!

e.l.f. Studio Contour Palette, $6

Inexpensive and compact? Throw this in your makeup bag and you'll always be ready for next level glam. This powder formula is infused with Vitamin E to promote happy skin and these 4 shades can be used all over (even as eyeshadow!) to achieve your desired look. If you're looking to test the waters, I think you might have found the one. Click here to shop!

It! Cosmetics My Sculpted Face Contouring Kit, $38

This stuff is powdered Photoshop in a palette! Developed with plastic surgeons who know all about sculpting the face to perfection, this kit contains 6 universal shades to enhance your favorite features and maybe even minimize those that you aren't so crazy about. It's great for all ages, skin types, and skin tones and even has anti-aging ingredients! And don't fret if you're just a beginner, it comes with a step-by-step face chart so you'll be on your way to a flawless face in no time! Click here to shop!

NYX Highlight & Contour Pro Palette, $25

You know the worst thing about having palettes? When you hit pan on your favorite shade! What do you do?! Well, lucky for you, NYX has thought of everything! This customizable kit comes with 8 matte powders that will flatter every skin type. You can swap these babies out when your ready for more! If you want to try a new shade (they're are 12 in total), pop in different tones and you have a whole new palette. I like my options! Click here to shop!

Cover FX Contour Kit, $48

Sometimes it's hard to match products because everyone has different skin types, shades, and undertones. If you often find this problem, CoverFX has your answers. With 6 different kits to choose from with varying undertones of pink, neutral, and golden, you'll find the cream contour of your dreams! The sneaky little pocket behind the mirror holds a how-to card so you can learn to define your features like a pro! Click here to shop!

Mehron Celebre Pro-HD Cream - Contour & Highlight Palette, $79

Are you a makeup artist? Do you love having a wide range of colors? Whatever the case, this 12 shade cream contour palette has your name on it. Mehron caters to theater, special FX, and high fashion looks so you know this product is the real deal! Get your hands on this kit and you'll definitely be a contour queen. Click here to shop!

Fall, In Love, With These 3 Autumn-Inspired Looks

Fall is my favorite. Piping hot cups of coffee and cider. Pumpkin-spiced everything. Chunky, cozy sweaters. Stepping on crunchy leaves in my favorite boots. And the colors! Oh, the colors! Fall is like the most beautiful brushstroke of sun and earth with its warm and decadent tones. Chocolaty Browns, vampy violets, killer coppers, glorious golds, and awesome olive shades from head-to-toe. I just can't get enough. Anyone can pull off a fierce fall vibe, whether you want a little sparkle like Carli, a little edge like Roxii, or want to keep it classy like Amanda. These are some of my favorite looks for this season! Press play to watch the tutorials and click any product to shop it! 

Carli Bybel

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Roxii (Roxxsaurus)

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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! 

How Brow It?

If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then your brows are your window frames — and you definitely want to keep the coverings on yours looking on point. I, myself, am basically bald in the brow department, so I've played around a lot over the years with all kinds of shapers and fillers, and I'm here to share my top picks with you. I, probably like most, have tried everything from powders to pomades, and a combination of all kinds, and my brow game continues to evolve as I discover new products. Check out what products get a thumbs up so far!

POMADES & MOUSSES

It took a while for me to build up the courage to try filling in my brows with any kind of product that required I use a brush, but after so much buzz about products like Anastasia Beverly Hills' DipBrow Pomade kept making their way around the vloggersphere, I had to suck it up and give it a go. I started with the DipBrow, and have tried a few others, but the ones I've found to have the best staying power and most realistic look are the DipBrow (the reviewers weren't lying), Tarte's EmphasEYES Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse and NYX Cosmetics' Tame & Frame. Click any product to shop it!

POWDERS

I almost always have a brow powder in my makeup bag for quick and easy touch ups. They work great as a filler, if you do it right. I've found that using a powder, especially if you don't pick the right shade for you, can yield cartoon-y looking brows, and unless you're into that, then you have to be pretty cautious about the amount you're putting on your brush or whatever tool you're using, and how evenly you're distributing it. It's a bit more tricky to smooth out and even a powder than it is with other brow products like gels or pencils. The three powders I love most are The Balm Cosmetics' BrowPow, which blends very nicely with hairs and looks pretty natural, Guerlain's Eyebrow Kit also delivers a close-to-flawless brow powder experience. What I love about the Guerlain Eyebrow Kit is that it comes with four separate shades for blending, making it much easier to match your natural hair color and  create highlights. Lastly, e.l.f. Studio's Eyebrow Kit is a great, budget-friendly, option that gives more expensive products a serious run for their money. It comes with a pigmented wax and a powder to shape and fill brows to your liking, which is basically a nice 2-for-1! Click any product to shop it!

PENCILS & CRAYONS

My first ever foray into filling in my brows was with a pencil. I felt like it was the least intimidating vehicle for a novice like myself. Over the years, I've tried so many different pencils and crayons and pencil/crayon/spoolie combinations. What I've discovered along my journey for fuller brows is that I love basically anything brow-related from Benefit Cosmetics— especially their Instant Brow Pencil. It's almost, dare I say, fail-proof? It's super easy to apply and lasts pretty much all day long. Most importantly, it looks natural as can be. Another great pencil that delivers natural-looking brows and has staying power is Maybelline's Brow Precise, and at a whopping $8, it doesn't break the bank. It comes in a few different shades and is so worth trying if you're new to the brow game and want to test out a good pencil option. Charlotte Tilbury's Brow Lift is a super amazing, 3-in-1 tool that shapes brows, lifts them and helps to define. It's the perfect lazy glam girl product for flawless framing. Click any product to shop it!

CREAMS & GELS

I've found that creams and gels, and their mascara wand-like delivery systems, are great for a thicker, luscious brow experience. These kinds of products a perfect when trying to achieve a fuller frame for your eyes and are easy enough to work with. First up for review is Bobbi Brown's Natural Brow Shaper. This combination cream/gel controls and shapes unruly brows, all while filling them in and defining them. It dries into a powder-like finish and doesn't leave your brows looking stiff, and according to the the folks at Bobbi Brown, this product can be used for temporary root touch-ups! Benefit Cosmetics' Gimme Brow is a definite industry favorite in this category, and all those expert MUAs can't be wrong. I've tried it. I love it. It's long-lasting formula is water-resistant and smudge-proof, and most importantly, it delivers natural-looking, thicker brows. Finally, Chosungah 22's Dong Gong Minn Brow Maker rounds off this batch of creams and gels, and probably has the funnest packaging out of all three. Bright exterior aside, the product within it is pretty amazing. With just a few simple strokes, this creamy brow mascara provides fullness and definition. It's water and sweat-resistant, and lasts an incredible 24 hours! Click any product to shop it!

SCULPTING & SHAPING

If you're not using a multi-purpose product that will help to shape and sculpt your brows, you'll most likely be looking into something like MAC Cosmetics' Brow Finisher or Anastasia Beverly Hills' Clear Brow Gel. Both these products work wonders when in comes to taming those rogue hairs and helping them stay in place. I prefer to use MAC's Brow Finisher before putting on any defining powders or pomades, or going over my brow with a pencil. The Clear Brow Gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills is meant to be applied after you've already filled in your brows to help hold the hair and filler in place. Joey Healy's Brow Structure Clear Set works similarly to the Clear Brow Gel, but I've found that if I have too much product on the wand, it tends to lift off some of the product on my brow, so don't overdo it or you'll remove everything you're trying to set. When used in the right amount, and applied with a delicate hand, it works like a charm. Click any product to shop it!