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Get The Look: Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX Half Time Show with COVERGIRL

Today is one of the most exciting days of my career! Knowing my work would be seen by millions and millions of people I’ve been understandably nervous. Katy’s performance had multiple costume changes so I needed to create a strong look that would complement all of her outfits, as there was absolutely no time for a touch up in between the quick changes. It’s the Super Bowl after all!

I decided to go with a classic Katy look — elongated cat eyes, lots of mascara, super sparkly gold and silver glitter, and a bold red lip for glamour and showmanship. I wanted her to glow and sparkle for her big moment in just nine steps!

1. To create a sheer and flawless canvas I began by buffing a dime size amount of COVERGIRL Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation in Natural Beige all over her face and neck.

2. For an elongated cat eye I used COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx and painted a glitter adhesive just above the black liner and carefully placed a mix of gold and silver glitter on the adhesive with a tiny eyeliner brush for precision.

3. Then I applied COVERGIRL Eye Shadow Quads in Blooming Blushes to add warmth and dimension. I love this palette because it takes the guesswork out of getting gorgeous eyes, it has number for the shades – 1,2,3,4 – so I know just how to apply! I used the fourth shade to define the crease and the first shade to highlight the lids.

4. I finished the eye look with an aggressive lash curling and two coats of new COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black that left her lashes voluminous and touchably soft throughout her performance! No time for flakes during this performance.

5. To give her brows shape and structure, I added COVERGIRL Pow-der Brow + Liner in Dark Brown.

6. For extra dimension, I warmed her cheeks using COVERGIRL Clean Glow Blush in Roses using the lighter shades on the apples of her cheeks and the darker shade in the hollows of her cheeks

7. Then I added COVERGIRL truMAGIC Luminizer to her cheekbones and brow bones for a shimmery glow.

8. Moving on to the lips, I lined and shaped her lips using COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Hot. I then applied a coat of new COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Seduce Scarlet – truly a classic red, for a classic Katy look.

9. I topped it off with a tiny dollop of COVERGIRL Lip Lava in Mauva Lava for a fun and bold lip look!

Review: Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow and Perversion Mascara!

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Over the last week I’ve purchased Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow in Sellout, a nude/shimmer color that is absolutely stunning. I love it! It is highly pigmented, and lasts all day!

Insane color payout. A velvety, suede-like smoothness and blendability. Urban Decay’s  mind-blowing formula delivers unmatched performance in a stunning array of shades. They created an Eyeshadow formula that will BLOW YOUR MIND. (And the packaging is amazing too!)

THE FORMULA
Soft, amazingly velvety texture
• Rich, dense and decadent color
• Smooth, uniform pigment distribution and blendability
• Long-lasting, crease-free wear

The secret to the new formula is their Pigment Infusion System™, a vehicle for color that holds tightly to pigment and gives the formula its glide. The proprietary blend of ingredients allows color to weave itself through the Eyeshadow formula. What does all that mean? Insane payout. Color that stays on your lids. Sparkle that doesn’t fall. And a velvety, suede-like smoothness and blendability.

This amazing technology works for every shade and finish. Have you ever had trouble blending a black or purple shade? How about a matte? Every Urban Decay shade goes on silky, blends easily and stays put. (It’s true!)

$18

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I paired that with a sample I’ve recently gotten from UD, their Perversion mascara. Boy do I wish I had more of this stuff! It is absolutely AMAZING! It goes on easily – and it makes my lashes look ridiculously long! Check out the final result of these two products together below!

Get bigger, blacker, badder lashes with our ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara. So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke. (Yet it won’t quit until you say when.) It’s insane how black it is…the purest, deepest, most intense black color imaginable.

Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. The result: incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. Their formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy.

Perversion Mascara contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids—including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects.

The twisted trim on the high-tech, volumizing brush latches on to each lash to separate and define; finally, a volumizing mascara with a clean, clump-free finish. It pulls through lashes smoothly and lays down a generous amount of product. No need to wiggle the wand or maneuver it at all different angles!

If you need to apply in public, you’ll look good holding Perversion. They emblazoned their gorgeous, highly metallized black tube with a big purple “Perversion” and our tagline: “Bigger. Blacker. Badder.”

$22

 

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*Disclosure: I purchased these two products myself, and was not paid for this post. The opinions here are 100% my own, and were not paid for. Some technical info included from Urban Decay’s website.

Ipsy Glam Bag January 2015: Fresh Start

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The January Ipsy Glam Bag knocked it out of the park. So far every item this month has been great and with all the full sized products and the cute makeup bag its a steal. I still am shocked every month that this bag only cost $10 a month shipped!

Check out below to see the products I received in my Ipsy January Glam Bag.

 

 

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I am not a big glitter fan so I wasn’t sure what to think of this when I first opened it. But it really is a shimmer not glitter and looks great over eye shadow. It also looks great brushed along my collar bone to highlight my skin. This will get lots of use this Spring and Summer!
BelláPierre Shimmer Powder – Full Size $14.99
Using 100% pure Mineral powder, these beautiful shimmer powders will provide long lasting, vibrant color without any additional filler that can often smear, crease, fade and even cause allergic reaction. Recommended by make-up artists and dermatologists, BelláPierre shimmer powders are 100% Hypoallergenic and are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

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I have sensitive eyes so most of the time I use my fingers to apply eye shadow. This brush might change that habit. Its so unbelievably soft and applies my shadow without irritating my eyelids or dropping shadow in my eyes.

Elizabeth Mott All Over Shadow Brush -$9.99
Don’t miss a spot with this ridiculously soft shadow brush. This brush with its 100% synthetic bristles is the perfect multitasker. Use it to highlight your brow bone and place the right amount of color for perfect and even application! Your lids will thank you later!

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Definitely one of my favorite items. This Mojito Lip Balm is so incredibly rich and hydrating. Made the mistake of trying it on my kids and now we are all fighting over it. Will be stocking up on this for Summer.

(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm Full size $12
(MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito Lip Balm is as soothing to the lips as it is to the senses. Flavored with (MALIN+GOETZ) Mojito, this lip balm is scientifically blended to restore and replenish. This hydrating lip gel easily integrates for daily maintenance, prevention and treatment of dry, irritated lips. Color and paraben free.

Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream $19.99 – Deluxe sample size
Nourish Organic Renewing Eye Cream provides rich hydration to the delicate skin around the eyes. This powerful product will leave your eyes looking brighter, smoother and younger looking.

Key Ingredients:
• Avocado Oil – Restores and protects skin, while helping retain clarity and brightness.
• Moroccan Argan Oil – Packed with restorative omega fatty acids to intensely hydrate and replenish.
• Shea Butter – Deeply moisturizes and softens skin

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Coconut infused shadow? Yes, please! While it doesn’t smell like coconut it does go on incredible smooth and has great staying power. I received the soft copper Treasure shade, such a beautiful mix of copper and soft brown this will get lots of use.

Pacifica Natural Mineral Coconut Eye Shadow Full size eye shadow
An incredibly innovative formula that pushes natural makeup and mineral color to new bounds. Rich, lasting, creaseless eye shadows are infused with coconut water for a velvety, cream-like finish.

Formulated without: Phthalates, parabens, carmine, beeswax, lanolin, mineral oils, propylene glycol, petroleum and FD& C colors (along with other nasties you do not want on your skin). No animal testing. Gluten-free, 100% vegan and cruelty-free.

 

This month was a great value and one of the reasons I keep my Ipsy subscription. Can’t wait for next month to see what they roll out for Valentine’s Day. If you want to get your own Ipsy bag just click here to sign up and have a beautiful makeup bag full of fun products sent to you every month. And it makes a great gift!

 

Disclosure: I pay for my own subscription monthly, this post does include referral links.


Celeb Must Have: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

What do Margot Robbie, Mamie Gummer and Judith Godreche all have in common?

The ladies were spotted at Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, stocking up on their favorite Sugar Lip Treatments from Fresh! Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are a celeb must-have for their nourishing formula and subtle pop of color. Proven to provide 6 hours of significant moisture, they’re ideal for shielding starlets lips from the chilly Sundance weather.

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Fresh’s newest Sugar Lip Treatment, Sugar Rosé Extreme, launches this February and offers a sheer, rosy tint for a perfectly kissable pout. It even comes in special packaging – a beautiful graphic rose pattern printed on the box and aluminum case makes it a makeup bag must-have!

You can purchase the new Fresh Sugar Rosé Extreme at www.sephora.com.