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Make-Up Look | Brown + Burgundy Smokey Eyes

You’re probably getting sick of me constantly posting looks featuring my Coastal Scents Custom Eyeshadow Palette, but I just can’t help it. I love my Coastal Scents Hot Pots! That’s the beauty of putting together your own eyeshadow palette: every single shade you pick is a shade you’ll love and use and – in my case – throw at people’s faces every chance you get. Today’s look features shimmery golden brown and red on the eyes paired with a peachy nude on the lips. Take a look!

Let’s start with eyes. I went with Coastal Scents Boca Mocha – a shimmery golden brown – on the eyelid and Coastal Scents Pomegranate Red – a matte red – in the outer corner of the eyes and crease. Blending Pomegranate Red into Boca Mocha makes it look less pure red and more burgundy, and turns it into a perfect color match for the Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil in Plumeria that I’m wearing on my lower waterline. I completed the eye look by smudging a bit of Coastal Scents Chocolatier against my lower waterline, highlighting my inner eye corner with Coastal Scents Snow Bunny and applying a lick of mascara (Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara) and a subtle wing just in the outer corners of my eyes (Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner).

Coastal Scents Custom Palette Coastal Scents Hot Pots eyeshadow

Coastal Scents Boca Mocha (middle row, 4th shade) + Pomegranate Red (bottom row, 4th shade) ✿

review Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil Plumeria swatch

Makeup Geek Plumeria

On my skin I’m wearing my trusted combination of the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer and the Morphe Banana Powder, and for blush I went with Crochet from my Sleek Blush By 3 Lace Blush Palette. And on my lips is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nude Beach, a subtle peachy nude that balances out the heavy eye look.

What do you think of the look? Do you have a favorite eyeshadow palette?


Make-up look | Indecent Nude Beach Lounge

How’s that for a title, huh? Clickbait at its finest, mwahahaha! Fortunately – or maybe unfortunately for some – today’s make-up look isn’t nearly as naughty as its name may lead you to believe. Using my Urban Decay Lounge eyeshadow and Urban Decay Indecent blush together with my Smashbox Nude Beach lipstick I created a summer look featuring dark green on the eyes and pale peach on the cheeks and lips. Take a look!

Review Urban Decay Eyeshadow Lounge swatch

Urban Decay Lounge 

Review Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush Indecent swatch

Urban Decay Indecent

Review (Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Nude Beach)

Smashbox Nude Beach


Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion (tightlining + waterline)
Urban Decay Lounge Eyeshadow (lid)
MAC Everyone’s Darling Eyeshadow (outer corner of the eye + crease)
Revlon Ultra Volume Mascara
Urban Decay Brow Beater + Brow Tamer in Warm Brown


– Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation in Light Warm
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Blush in Indecent
NYX HD Finishing Powder


– Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nude Beach

Makeup look (Urban Decay Lounge Urban Decay Indecent Smashbox Nude Beach)

review Urban Decay Lounge Eyeshadow swatch green smokey eyes

Hurray for Urban Decay, just look at all the UD love in this look! Isn’t Lounge just the most stunning green you’ve ever seen? And I just love how natural and flattering Indecent always looks!

Are you an Urban Decay fan? What do you think of the colors that I used for this look?

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Tutorial | Matte nude Kylie Jenner lips

Around this time last year I posted my first Kylie Jenner lip tutorial and now, almost a year later, it’s time for round two. Last time I went for a super glossy full pout, but this time I’m keeping it matte. Kylie is the absolute queen of matte nude lips after all, so that’s exactly what I’m going for today. Let’s get started!

Tutorial (How to get matte nude Kylie Jenner lips)(source)

1. Prime that pout!

Review (Smashbox Always Sharp Clear Lip Liner)

Prime your pout with a nude or clear base and outline your lips, overlining them just a bit in the process. For this tutorial I used my new Smashbox Always Sharp Clear Lip Liner, a universal lip liner that works with every lipstick color.

2. Nab that nude!

Review (Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Nude Beach)

Pick a nude that works with your natural lip color and flatters your skin tone. Be careful not to go too full-on nude though. You don’t want your lips to disappear and become one with your skin, so make sure to get a little contrast in there. For this look I used my new Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nude Beach, a pale peachy nude that complements my warm skin and matches well with my natural lip color.

3. Mattify that mouth!

Review (Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer)

If you used a matte lipstick in step 2 you can skip this step, but if you’re looking for a way to mattify one of your non-matte nudes you can do so with the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer, a nifty little product that mattifies any lipstick you apply it over. Simply dab a bit of product onto your lips using your finger, et voilà, there’s your matte finish!

Tutorial (How to get matte nude Kylie Jenner lips) (2)

In Switzerland the  Smashbox Always Sharp Clear Lip Liner (28 CHF), the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nude Beach (30 CHF) and the Smashbox Insta-Matte Lipstick Transformer (40 CHF) are available exclusively at Marionnaud.

Are you a fan of Kylie Jenner’s lips? Do you often wear matte lipstick?


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