Makeup Looks from the Grammy’s

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The Grammy’s have got to be my favorite awards show of the whole year.  I always look forward to the unexpected musical collaborations and different surprises that pop up.  It’s also the perfect show to break out the edgy makeup.  This year, it seems like the makeup was a little more understated, with the exception of a few.  Either way, you can recreate all of the looks with Naked Cosmetics pigments.  Here are some of the looks from last night.

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The smokey eye was an extremely popular look last night.  I loved Selena Gomez’s take on it.  To create her look, start with Sierra Nevada 06 close to the lash line and then blend out with Sierra Nevada 05.   She stuck with a nude lip, and for that you can use Naturally Nude 02 with our clear lip base.

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Sticking with a more traditional smokey eye was Ciara.  Did she kill it last night or what?  For her look, you can use Debonaire 04 on the inner corner of your eye, Debonaire 05 all over your lid, and blend out with Debonaire 06 in the outer corner.  She also went with a nude lip, so Naturally Nude 02 with clear lip base will work here too.

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My favorite smokey eye of the night was Alessandra Ambrosio.  She used an emerald color to line her eyes, and it was gorgeous!  To create Alessandra’s look, use Ebony 03 all around your eyes.  For precision, use an angled liner brush.  Use a pencil black eye liner to line your water line for a finished look.  Alessandra wore a pinky-nude lip, and for this you can use Naturally Nude 03 with our clear lip base.

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A lot of stars went with a barely-there makeup look.  But as we know, there is still makeup involved in these looks.  Bella Hadid pulled this off flawlessly.  She used the same color on her eyes and lips.  To get her pink-nude lips and eyes, use Naturally Nude 04 on your eyes and mix with our clear lip base on your lips.

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I can’t possibly talk about makeup and the Grammy’s without talking about Lady Gaga.  Her tribute to David Bowie was perfection and her look was amazing.  I can’t promise you can pull off her look, because come on, she’s Lady Gaga, but I can tell you what colors you can use to try.  🙂  On your eyes, you can put Broadway 01 on the inner corner, and then Broadway 05 over the lid.  If you can’t find the gems, you can use some glitter from our Gemstones Collection to complete the look.  For her gorgeous lip color, you can use Blushing Bronze 04 with our clear lip base.

Which look was your favorite?  What was your favorite moment of the night?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Sound off in the comments!

Makeup Brush Must Haves

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Do you know how to use your makeup brushes?  Don’t be intimidated by the impressive number of sizes, shapes and styles of brushes out there.  We’re here to help you break down the must haves for all your eye makeup needs.

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Do you need some makeup brushes to help you nail the latest makeup trends?  This is a great travel set that’s perfect for any beginner, or even a makeup pro!  The cruelty-free, soft fibers allow for a flawless application & they are easy to clean!  Win-Win!

Curing the Winter Blues

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This is the time of year when a lot of people are getting tired of the snow, the cold, and the dreary days.  I feel like sometimes, my wardrobe or my makeup can help improve my mood.  So I have brought you some collections to brighten up your day.  All swatches were applied dry on the left and wet on the right.

First up we have Desert Sunset.  It doesn’t get much hotter than the desert.  These colors are warm and sunny.  There is a beautiful color range, and the colors look great on any skin tone.  This collection would be great as eye shadow, mixed with some of our Advanced Skin Cream as a bronzer or blush, or mixed with our clear lip base to make a beautiful lip gloss.

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Next we have Tropical Indulgence.  This collection is so fun!  Imagine you’re sipping on a fruity cocktail on the beach while you give yourself a colorful manicure.  Or you can use TI-01 or TI-02 with our clear lip base for a bright, beautiful lip gloss.

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Of course, we do have those people out there who enjoy the snow.  (They do exist, I’ve met them!)  So I didn’t leave you out.  For you, we have the Twilight collection.  All the colors in this collection have a gorgeous silver base, perfect to reflect the snow.  These colors make beautiful eye shadows – dry, wet, or with our eye shadow primer for more of a matte look.

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Which collection is your favorite?  Does makeup help brighten your spirits?  Sound off in the comments!

Hot Trend: Dark Lips

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Have you noticed celebrities lately sporting dark, beautiful lips paired with simple makeup?  I love that this is currently trending because it’s not only glamorous on everyone, it’s so easy to do!

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  1. Start with a natural, healthy lip base that has long-lasting staying power

  2. Then apply your favorite pigment color

  3. Press your lips together to blend evenly, blot, and voila – you are done!  Feeling more gorgeous already!

 

 

Here are a few of my favorite Naked Pigments that would be PERFECT for this dark, sultry look:  PC-06   UR-04   BB-06   CB-05   SN-05IMG_0604

 

Makeup Monday – Golden Globes Edition

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The Golden Globes:  movies and TV together.  I love the combination. It looks like such a fun night.  It’s such a big mixture of all my favorite stars, I couldn’t help being glued to the red carpet coverage for hours.  There were so many great looks on the red carpet last night, it was hard to choose which looks to showcase today.  But here you have it, some of the best makeup looks from the Golden Globes 2016.

Olivia Wilde brings out her dress color in her eye make up.  You can copy this look using UR-05 on your eyes.  Make sure to define the shape with black eyeliner on the top and bottom lash line.  Then you can use NN-02 with our clear lip base for a great nude lip!

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Gina Rodriguez had a beautiful blue gown, and used a little sapphire blue liner to bring out the color of her dress.  You can use EB-02, smudged with a thick black eye liner to copy her look.  Then sweep JV-03 over your lids and inner corner of your eye.   Use lots of our clear lip base with a little bit of pigment BB-03 for a sweet look.

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Jada Pinkett Smith looked gorgeous in green.  You can mimic her look by using MN-04 on your lids with black eye liner and mascara.  Use DE-04 on your lips for a beautiful look.

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Bryce Dallace Howard played up her features flawlessly with a natural look.  She used colors to complement her skin tone and hair color, and she looked stunning.  To get Bryce’s look, use SN-03 close to your lash line and blend out with SN-02.  You can use BB-03 as both your blush and your lip color.  Perfection!

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Zendaya played up her natural features with a pop of soft color on her eyes.  Use NN-05 and lots of mascara or false eyelashes to copy her look.  Use NN-03 with our clear lip base for a pinky-nude lip.

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Kirsten Dunst had a gorgeous smokey eye look going on.  To create this look, use DB-05 blended with DB-06 and lots of mascara.  For your lips, use MN-03.

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Rosie Huntington-Wheatly had the perfect bronzey-glow going on.  To copy her look, use MN-02 on your eyes.  On your lips, use BB-04.  For a glow, you can use PC-01 as a highlighter with a flat bronzer (or your favorite blending brush), put in your basic highlighting areas, and blend.  Always make sure your face is moisturized before highlighting for best results!

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I can’t wait to try out some of these looks!  I think I will try out Rosie Huntington-Wheatly first to channel summer. 🙂  Whose makeup was your favorite at the Golden Globes?  Which look will you try first?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Manuka Honey Skincare

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What is Manuka Honey and why should I want it?

‘Pure, organic Manuka Honey is the perfect natural alternative for curing acne and skin infections,’ says skincare expert Malvina Fraser. ‘It’s also a natural moisturiser that improves skin hydration because it’s able to absorb moisture directly from the air and draw it into the skin.’ 

Manuka-honeyHoney has been used for centuries as a sweetener and even as a treatment for some medical conditions. What you may not know is that not all honey is the same. The antibacterial quality of honey depends on the type of honey as well as when and how it’s harvested. Some kinds of honey may be 100 times more potent than others.

Honey protects against damage caused by bacteria. Some honey also stimulates production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection. In addition, honey has an anti-inflammatory action that can quickly reduce pain and inflammation once it is applied. -WebMD

NASS Combo 1We have been able to blend this pure, organic Manuka Honey with Amino Acids, Shea Butter, Algae (which includes every mineral and vitamin the skin requires to heal) and Aloe Vera into a lotion that is silky smooth and ultra rich. Your skin will glow with healthy radiance!

Star Wars Inspiration

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If you are like me and millions of other people, you already have your tickets to see The Force Awakens in a couple weeks.  I have to admit, I am pretty excited about it.  A lot of people are also having fun and dressing up as their favorite character.  If that’s what you’re doing, I have the perfect makeup inspiration for you.  With Naked Cosmetics pigments, we have a color for just about every character.  I have rounded up a few of my favorites today.

R2-D2 is everyone’s favorite little robot.  He is adventurous and spunky, and always seems to save the day right when you need him.  To channel your inner R2-D2, you can use our Heavy Metal collection in colors HE-01 and HE-06 (Shown wet and dry).  Beep-Boop-Beep!

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Boba Fett is a pretty sweet bad guy.  Some say he personifies “danger and mystery”.  Nothing wrong with that!  To bring out your inner Boba Fett, use Mother Nature collection in colors MN-03 and MN-04.

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On to the best Wookiee out of Kashyyyk, Chewbacca!  Han Solo’s side kick is a great choice for a fun cosplay idea.  For a Chewbacca inspired look, use Java collection in colors JV-04 and JV-06 (Shown wet and dry).

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And last but certainly not least, my personal favorite:  Darth Vader.  Sweet costume, awesome song, great story; what’s not to love?  The makeup look for him is fun too!  Use our Ebony collection in EB-01 and EB-06 (Shown wet and dry), then add Cosmetic Glitter-06 (Shown wet).  Now enjoy the dark side!

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Who is your favorite character?  Are there any looks you would try for another character?  Let us know in the comments!  We’d love to hear from you!