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!

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!

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!

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

Subscribe to Lex's YouTube channel, and shop all the tools you need for this awesome carved masquerade mask below:

ASAHI SASAKI BROKEN DOLL

Subscribe to Asahi's YouTube channel, and shop all the tools you need for devilish doll look below:

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!

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! 

TATI WESTBROOK (GLAMLIFEGURU)

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