What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?

First strobing and clown contouring, now cooking and baking? Yet another trend that is made specifically for you to feel your absolute best (and another reason to love the world of beauty!). "Cooking", or "baking", has been around for quite some time, but this technique has taken off recently as makeup artists show off their tricks of the trade. You know those pictures of celebs and beauty gurus that have them looking like powdered donuts for a minute? This is exactly that. To master the art of "cooking" and "baking" your makeup, you'll need to set your concealer with a powder, applying an excess of product. This might look silly at first, but while you finish the rest of your makeup, the powder is warming up with your body heat. After a couple minutes, dust off the remaining powder to reveal crisp highlights and creaseless, long-wearing perfection. You go from an intentional mess to yes, yes, YAAAS! Check out some of our favorite setting and finishing powders so you can start getting your bake on!

LAURA MERCIER LOOSE SETTING POWDER, $37

Talk about luxury, there's French "cashmere" talc in this stuff! This cult product is a must-have because it's lightweight, sheer texture is basically the perfect Instagram filter. Oil-free, non-comedogenic, and long-wearing to give you lasting coverage and a natural finish. I'll take it! Click here to shop this product!

E.L.F. HIGH DEFINITION POWDER, $6

What a steal! This finely-milled powder masks fine lines and imperfections while improving the staying power of your makeup. Use this product to give you that Photoshop finish and you'll be sitting pretty! Click here to shop this product!

DERMABLEND PROFESSIONAL SETTING POWDER, $26

Apply this over your foundation or concealer and you're looking at 16 hours of wear! (Now that's what I like to hear!) Paired with the Dermablend line, makeup artists use this product to conceal birthmarks and tattoos during photo shoots. This is the real deal! Click here to shop this product!

CLÉ DE PEAU TRANSLUCENT LOOSE POWDER, $105

Feeling fancy? Well, I found your fix! This loose powder is a pretty penny but it does the job and it does it well. Not only is the packaging beautiful (and also refillable!), it leaves you with the most flawless finish and you'll feel fab every time you whip this baby out. Treat yo' self! Click here to shop this product!

MAKE UP FOR EVER HIGH DEFINITION POWDER, $34

Super light and never cake-y, this powder perfects your canvas and leaves you feeling like a high-def hottie! A favorite among many, MUFE's HD powder seals your makeup and softens imperfections giving you a radiant, healthy glow. What more can you ask for in a product?! Click here to shop this product!

NYX HD STUDIO FINISHING POWDER, $10

A little goes a long way with NYX's finishing powder and you'll love the results. Use this 100% pure mineral silica formula with any shade of foundation or on any tone of naked skin and be amazed by it's brightening, perfecting and long-wearing abilities! Experience it for yourself! Click here to shop this product!

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! 

Lust-worthy Liquid Lipsticks!

After finding a complementary shade to perfect your pout with, you want your lips to be smudge-proof, food-proof and kiss-proof for long-lasting wear. Of course, it's a good idea to throw your favorite lippy in your purse for touch ups, but who has time for that these days? I want my smile to look on point all day especially when I can't be bothered to reapply! My fix? Liquid lipsticks! So many makeup brands are hopping on this trend and I couldn't be happier. Liquid lipsticks come in a tube and you swipe them on just like a gloss. Unlike their sometimes sticky, shiny sibling, they dry matte and velvety leaving the most mesmerizing splash of color! Bold lip lovers rejoice! Try some of our favorites and you'll be sealing your love for liquid lipsticks with a kiss!

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS LIQUID LIPSTICK, $20

Rich color and a smooth finish is a must for any lip look and ABH hits the nail on the head with this formula. It's so easy to apply and the pigmentation is unreal, one swipe and you're good to go! Choose from 20 shades (we chose "Party Pink" a vivid blue-toned pink), and lock-in your perfect lip! Click here to shop this product!

DOSE OF COLOR MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICK, $18

Not only do these liquid lipsticks come in a amazing range of bold and wearable colors, they are also cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free and vegan-friendly! The creamy and luxurious texture applies effortlessly and wears beautifully. They are always coming out with gorgeous collections and bundles, but they sell out fast, so hurry so you can get your "dose"! Click here to shop this product!

NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM, $6

If you are trying out liquid lipsticks for the first time and aren't looking to spend a fortune, NYX is your go-to. This lipstick/lip gloss hybrid is silky smooth and sets matte leaving you with a velvet finish and the perfect pop of color. Did I mention that these always smell amazing? Like cake and frosting and the stuff dreams are made of! You'll want to keep coming back for more! Click here to shop this product!

STILA STAY ALL DAY LIQUID LIPSTICK, $24

I always get so many compliments when I wear this Godsend from Stila! "Beso" is my favorite because it is universally flattering. Seriously, this is a true red that looks good on everyone AND makes your teeth look whiter! It lasts up to 6 hours, moisturizes and is enriched with Vitamin D and avocado oil, leaving your lips feeling soft and loved. Try all 10 shades and you won't be sorry! Click here to shop this product!

YSL KISS & BLUSH, $40

Not only is this liquid lipstick from Yves Saint Laurent super luxurious, it's a 2-in-1 product that you can also use as a cream blush! It comes in 12 beautifully vibrant shades with pomegranate extracts and antioxidants that leave your lips feeling kiss-ably soft and give your cheeks a lovely flush of color.  Instead on splurging on a lipstick and blush,  try out this fab find from YSL and you'll save room in your makeup bag and wallet!  Click here to shop this product!

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS LIP TAR/RTW, $15

OCC has revamped their much loved lip tars into a ready-to-wear product that is all lust and no fuss! This opaque formula is gluten-free, silicone-free and vegan-friendly, and is made with hemp oil for a smooth finish after application, and peppermint oil that gives it natural antibacterial properties. I'm a sucker for natural ingredients and this color range is otherworldly! Get your hands on this liquid lipstick before my "obsessive compulsive" side comes out and I snatch them all! Click here to shop this product!