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! 

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!

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!

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

Subscribe to Erin's YouTube channel, and shop all the tools you need for for her beautiful bride of Frankenstein look below:

EMMA PICKLES WEREWOLF

Subscribe to Emma's YouTube channel, and shop all the tools you need for for her wicked werewolf look below:

NICOL CONCILIO MUMMY

Subscribe to Nicol's YouTube channel, and shop all the tools you need for for her mesmerizing mummy look below:

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!