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Holiday hair and makeup

As I’m sure you guys can tell by the frequency of my Jessa posts, I am stoked anytime I get to do hair and makeup on her. She needed a festive holiday makeup look and wanted to do something fun and different with her hair. jessa_holidayjessa_holiday_makeupjessa_hair_holiday_makeup

Complexion: Temptu airbrush (from this kit I used the foundation, the bronzer and contour, and the highlighter.) Blush is Tarte Glisten, and the brush I put it on with is this one.  Concealer is Cle de Peau in Almond and I use this brush. Setting powder is Guerlain in Medium (I’ve been using the pressed and loose powders from Guerlain and love them both. I use this brush.)

Eyes: Anti-aging eyeshadow base,  MAC eyeshadows in Omega and Woodwinked. Chanel eyeliner on top, Tarte Inner Rim nude on lower. Her brows are Lancome Taupe pencil.  Her lashes are Kiss Demi Wispies. Mascara is Hypnose Doll Lashes. 

Let talk about lips.  I typically just tell you guys the colors I use on people, but as it’s getting cold and peoples lips are drying out, I’m finding that some of the occasional lip luxury’s are becoming more like lip must-do-all-the-time’s, otherwise the lip color looks crackly and dry.  I use this Bite Agave Lip mask like, all the time. Use it like you would a chapstick. It’s more luxurious than a normal chapstick though 😉 I also use it on my cuticles.

For super dry lips I’ll put on the Bite, let it sit for a little while, then use this Sugar Lip Polish.

 Color on her lips is Urban Decay Blackmail liner and Bite Kir Royal and Bite fruit gloss in Candy Apple Red.  For precision, you can apply color with a lip brush.

There’s also this Lip set  that has some great stuff in it. I have the full size Pomegranate color, the mask, and the wipes and I LOVE them all.

Hair: Curled it all with my Sultra 1 inch. 


Used Oribe Superfine hairspray

I used this comb to backcomb and the roots

And these pins. 

By | December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Hair, Makeup|Tags: , , , , |14 Comments

Carlie Stylez Wedding Makeup

carlie_hairup_webCarlie is seriously one of the coolest chics ever. I had a blast doing her makeup for her bridals and wedding. We did a softer look for her bridals (as you can see in my previous post.) And then she went more glam for the day of because her reception’s overall vibe had more of an evening feel. carlie_color_webHere are the details:

Complexion: Temptu airbrush from this kit I used the foundation, the bronzer and contour, and the highlighter. Blush is Tarte Blushing Bride , and my favorite brush to put it on with is this one.  Concealer is Cle de Peau and I use this brush. Setting powder  is Guerlain (I’ve been using the pressed and loose powders from Guerlain and love them both. I use this brush.)

Eyes: Anti-aging eyeshadow base,  MAC eyeshadows in Ricepaper, Bronze and Woodwinked. Chanel eyeliner on top,  Urban Decay on bottom. Inner tear duct color is Urban Decay Yeyo (white shimmery pencil.) Her brows are naturally pretty dark so I didn’t want to make them too much darker so I just used a light colored pencil Brow Wiz in Taupe.  Her lashes are Kiss in Medium and Long  (she had lash extensions but we added the flares in for extra fullness. I wouldn’t recommend doing that to your lash extensions on the regular though;))  Mascara is Dior. 

Lips: New winter fav liner Urban Decay Blackmail.  Chanel Temeraire lipstick.  Bobbi Brown Crystal gloss.

Body: Supermodel Body
winging_itHaha <3

By | November 30th, 2015|Categories: Makeup|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Beauty of Black Friday

I always have mixed emotions about Black Friday, because I feel guilty that people have to work when they could be with their families. Especially since Black Friday deals are now starting in stores on actual Thanksgiving. But I feel less bad doing Black Friday shopping online.

I am literally buying online from these exact places to stock up my kit, thought I’d share on the deals I’ve found.


I love the portable airbrush (the brush and the compressor,) Click here for how-to videos.

the s/b foundations (great for all skin types and can also be applied with a foundation brush.)

the dura foundation (alcohol based so once it’s on it doesn’t budge. Ideal for body.)

and the clear bags.  Also don’t forget to get some cleaner.

I also like the new airpod set up (I blogged about it a few posts back) because of the convenience. This formula will be slightly more hydrating than the s/b formula.

Enter code FALLFF for an additional 25% off everything.  

(the difference between temptu pro site and temptu site is that temptu pro sells the s/b foundation.) This goes from Nov. 25th- Dec. 2nd.




I love the cheekstains, the inner rim liner,  the waterproof eyeliner, the creaseless concealer,  and poreless perfecting primer. Enter code FRIDAY! for 25% off everything.  Nov 25th- Nov 27th.

Tarte-Cheek-StainCheekstain colors (photo from the daily baily b)

Tarte Marcuja Creaseless Full Cover Concealer colors

1 Fair, 2 Light, 3 Fairly Light Neutral, 4 Light, 5 Light Sand,6 Light Medium, 7 Light Medium Sand, 8 Medium, 9 Medium Neutral,10 Medium Sand, 11 Tan, 12 Tan Deep, 12 Deep. (photo from soundly sensible beauty)

Here’s a fun photo from when I got Carlie Stylez ready for her bridals. The silver hair was just a spoof, but it looks kinda cool in the photo right?carlie_stylezDoes anyone have any questions about products? I’m happy to help however I can! <3

On Carlie’s lips:

Rouge Dior lipstick in Rose Baiser 361, Lancome lip liner in Caramel,  MAC Myth in center to highlight, Chanel gloss Rose Tendre. 


Don’t mind me, i’m just going to be browsing this Nordstrom sale now……..

Also, Amazon is having some excellent deals with CODE: 30BLACKFRI

By | November 25th, 2015|Categories: Makeup|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Natural Holiday Makeup

Holiday makeup is always pretty, but not always natural looking. I wanted to do a look that is still fun and festive, but isn’t so over-the-top that if you don’t wear a lot of makeup you’d feel like an imposter in your own skin. how_to_do_eye_makeup_1I started with all the basics. Also, in the following paragraphs I am being a bit more detailed because I want you guys to understand why different products work for different things <3

Foundation: Airbrush (this set gets you all the basics you need to figure out your exact color match, plus you have options if you are more fair in the winter or more tan in the summer. Also great for anyone wanting to do makeup on others.)

You can also apply the foundation with a normal foundation brush. I love this brush here

A good foundation for oily skin is Double Wear Light 

Double Wear Light

A good foundation for normal dry skin is this one from YSL

YSL Foundation

For normal/combo or normal to dry skin I like this contour cream

Contour Cream

Use this Armani brush to apply the contour to the sides of the nose, and under-curve of the cheekbone

Armani Brush

then blend with a damp beauty blender.

  Beauty Blender & Cleanser

If you’re more oily or prefer a matte finish, I like this Sculpting Powder 

Sculpting Powder
 and I apply the contour powder down the sides of the nose and under-curve of the cheekbone using this Armani brush here
 Armani Brush 

Undereye Concealer: Lancome Effacernes




Eyes: Urban Decay Anti-aging eyeshadow primer (makes your eyeshadow stay on)

MAC eyeshadows ( Light under-brow is Blac Type. Warm brown in crease is Saddle. Darker brown outer corner is Brun.)

Use brush MAC 239 for Blanc Type

Use brush MAC 213 for Saddle and Brun.

Mascara is Lancome Hypnose

Brows: This Anastasia brow set is error-proof. To figure out which stencil fits your brows, hold them up to your brow and whichever one lines up closest at the peak (or arch) of your brow and where your brow starts, is your stencil.

Lips: Native lipliner. 


MAC Myth lipstick. 


On lid add the gold: To get a reeeeally good metallic finish I used Makeup Forever Flash Color (gold) This case is SO USEFUL! I remember when I bought it thinking “I’m not sure if I’ll use all of these colors.” But this thing has come in handy SO many times! I’ve used it as a cream blush, I’ve used it for face painting, and for a million other things like on the back up kiddos in this music video (Despicable Me inspired ;))

Add the gold from this

For metallic shadows and creams I like this brush MAC 242




Eyeliner on top: Chanel Liquid eyeliner

Eyeliner on bottom: Lancome Le stylo Noir

Lashes: Ardell 122

Lipgloss: Bobbi Brown Crystal I like this gloss because you can put it over anything and it doesn’t change the color, just makes it crazy shiny and smooth.


Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! <3

Photos by Jessa Kae

By | November 24th, 2015|Categories: Makeup, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |1 Comment