On Vacation!



To all the wonderful MakeHerUp readers, just a notice I will be on vacation the rest of the week. Taking a few days offline to spend with my kids before school starts back up. I will be back and posting on Monday the 24th. Stay tuned for new contests and reviews for great new products for Fall!

Have a great week!


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Teen Choice Awards Makeup Get The Look: Sarah Hyland

Celebrity makeup artist, Allan Avendaño gave Sarah Hyland a simple, yet bold makeup look to complement her yellow two-piece outfit with turquoise jewelry.

Avendaño began creating Sarah’s look starting with the eyes first using the Pür Minerals Cease Crease Eye Shadow Primer to create a flawless base. He then used the Soul Mattes Eye Shadow Palette and applied the Confidant shade all over the eyelid. Using a fluffy crease brush, he patted Sidekick and Alter on the outer corners of the eye and blended the shades into the crease. He used that same shadow combination on the bottom lash line.

“To soften any hard edges, I buffed the BFF shade into the crease and used the Companion shade on the brow bone,” says Avendaño.

He then applied two coats of the Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara on the top lashes and one coat on the bottom before applying individual lashes.

Avendaño used the Pür Minerals Color Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow followed by the Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Liquid Foundation with SPF 15 in Blush Medium with a damp sponge for seamless application. To add dimension to Sarah’s face, he applied the Pür Minerals Mineral Glow on her cheekbones, temples and jawbones. He then applied the Pür Minerals Chateau Cheeks Pressed Powder Blush in Kinky on the apples of her cheeks to add more color.

To highlight, he used the Pür Minerals Afterglow Illuminating Powder on the high points of her cheekbones, the brow bones, the bridge of her nose, the inner corners of her eyes and her cupid’s brow.

To create full and bold-shaped brows, he used the Pür Minerals Wake Up Brows in Mocha and used the highlighter end to amplify the arch of her brow.

Avendaño finished off Sarah’s look by lining and filling in her lips with an orange-red lip liner and applied the Pür Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss in Foxy, giving her a hydrated, full and sexy pout.


You can learn more about the products used to create Sarah’s look and purchase online at www.purminerals.com.

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COVERGIRL Joins Forces with Star Wars for Limited Edition Collection

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Today, COVERGIRL announced a first-of-its-kind beauty collaboration with the upcoming blockbuster film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

COVERGIRL Global Creative Design Director Pat McGrath designed a series of six stunning beauty looks inspired by the film, its iconic characters and key themes, using new limited-edition SKUs from the COVERGIRL Star Wars Makeup Collection, as well as existing products. The looks were designed to enable the hundreds of millions of female Star Wars fans to celebrate their love of the movie, transform their look, and express multiple sides of their personalities. Of the six avant-garde looks representing the Light Side and Dark Side, two are being revealed exclusively today:

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Droid features a luminous look that reflects the Light Side in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” A swatch of golden eye shadow across lids and cheekbones sets the tone, with gold lipstick and gloss punctuating the lustrous palette. Droid is rocking a new metallic lip shade – COVERGIRL Star Wars Lipstick – Colorlicious in Gold #40.

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Stormtrooper features a strong and graphic look to represent the power from the Dark Side. The eyes dominate with a black winged liner and white contrasts. Lips measure up in a deep, mysterious red. Stormtrooper’s edgy look is topped off with a new lip shade – COVERGIRL Star Wars Lipstick – Colorlicious in Dark Purple #50.

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COVERGIRL’s Star Wars Makeup Collection will be available online starting September 4th, and in mass-market, drug and food retailers starting in mid-September until supplies last.

Experience out-of-this-world artistry for yourself, visit www.COVERGIRL.com/StarWars as we unveil looks from the epic COVERGIRL & Star Wars campaign. You can also follow @COVERGIRL on Twitter, Instagram and our hashtag #BeautyForce for the latest.

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Ditch The Styling Tools and Embrace Your Natural Curls!

The weather is warm and summer is still in full swing. For all the natural curly haired girls out there its the time of year to embrace those curls and use the warm summer air to your hair’s advantage and put your styling tools away.

Summertime and naturally curly hair means lots of dryness. After showering I used  KMS California CURLUP leave-in conditioner, just a small amount and my hair was left soft and very easy to comb through. I have very fine hair so found I needed to use just a tiny drop to hydrate my hair.

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KMS CURLUP leave-in conditioner
extra moisture for nourished curls

Lightweight formula nourishes curls for a soft, shiny finish with less frizz.
Work through wet or towel-dried hair. Diffuse or air dry.

I used KMS California CURLUP perfecting lotion on my damp hair and scrunched up into my curls then let my hair air dry. My curls were soft, shiny and very hydrated.  This left a much softer less tight curl then some of my other products. I loved that it left a loose, wavy curl and how soft my hair was. Definitely will be using this combo to beat the heat and styling tools for the rest of this heat wave.


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KMS California CurlUP perfecting lotion
enhances natural curls and reduces frizz

Concentrated formula defines + moisturizes + softens + smoothes for perfect curls. Can reactivate curls throughout the day.
Emulsify 1-2 pumps + work through towel-dried hair. Add more as necessary. Diffuse or air dry. Scrunch curls to refresh throughout the day.


You can find theses and other great KMS California products at a salon near you. Head to www.kmscalifornia.com to find your nearest salon.


Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples to review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

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