FULL COVERAGE MAKEUP

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This is what I personally do every day. Because full coverage foundation everywhere covers but ages me. I feel pretty when I put it on in the bathroom but when I look at it in the car mirror, it makes my creases look deeper and my pores bigger. On the other hand, if I just wear regular foundation, my chin and my nose still are red, my sun spots are still glaring and any blemishes I might have aren’t covered. So here’s the beautiful compromise that I made. First I apply my favorite tinted moisturizer all over my face and neck to even out my skin tone enough and give me a glowing radiance. Then I pump a tiny bit of my favorite full coverage foundation and apply it only to the areas that I want more coverage. These areas are nowhere near my smile lines or creases so I don’t have to worry about it settling into them and making them bigger. Then I do a quick powder and a quick spritz of my favorite setting spray and go!

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MAKEUP HARMONY

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

There’s something gorgeous that happens when you pair the same shade multiple times on your face. The pairings that I always incorporate are using the same shade to contour the hollows of the cheeks and the crease of the eye and the same shade to highlight the cheekbone and the just under the browbone and the inner corner of the eye. It creates a beautiful harmony and ties everything together. Here’s how:

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You can also pair the same lip and cheek color. Or use apply the blush you used along the crease of the eye.

SHOP + REFLECT

mirrors for vanities and bathrooms 2016

This weekend I started making over one of our bathrooms at the new TBD HQ. I’m on the hunt for a good small to medium sized mirror and figured I should take you guys along with! We wanted to save some money on the bathrooms because we still have the main office to finish as well as the shooting studio and as you know, decor adds up QUICK AF. These are some of the mirrors we found and are considering, and they’re all under $100 which I cannot believe! I’ll add links for each one. (ALSO– I’m dead over this pink bathroom up top that I found the other day on pinterest. If anyone knows who’s photo this is, I’m dying to know and would love to credit.)

mirrors the beauty department

  1. ROUND BRASS MIRROR ($44.99)
  2. CASSIUS MIRROR ($130)
  3. PYRAMID MIRROR ($19-39)
  4. BRASS BEAUTY ($89)
  5. GAZE MIRROR WITH MARBLE STAND ($49.95)
  6. AVERLY CIRCLE MIRROR ($19-79)
  7. RIA MIRROR ($69-99)
  8. EDITH MIRROR SHELF ($79 + ONLINE ONLY)

Do you have a favorite? We’re currently leaning toward #4, #6 and #8 because you can set cute things like a tiny flower arrangement or mini travel product on the ledge.

 

THE NOT-SO-NEW DREAM CREAM

lucy hale lob kristin ess

photos: instagram via @kristin_ess

Listen– we all have something in common; we want to do less and spend less while still getting epic results with our hair, correct? If you say no, you’re def on the wrong website. I love finding a new use for an old product. I mean, I would even try shampoo as a styling product just to see how it goes. (No, but I really would.) Recently I’ve been really into using curl creams on ALL hair types, not just my curly girls. Let me tell you why! Curl cream is meant to give definition but not in that drying/sticky/mattifying way like pomade. It’s soft, it’s moisturizing and it takes you on an all-expense-paid-trip to Shiny Town, USA. It’s different than your average styling cream because styling creams usually have hold and curl cream has no hold (at least the ones I use). Lately I’ve been using it on my signature waves lately to add texture without drying. It’s been amazing and the biggest benefit is your hair doesn’t feel super chalky or tangly– on the contrary it feels healthy and you still get the same kind of separation, but the hair just has a shiny finish instead of a matte finish. Sometimes a hairstyle calls for styling with pomade or texture spray but sometimes shiny, soft separation is the way to go.

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I love using curl cream when I want the hair to have that “air dried” look even though it wasn’t air dried. Try it and give your hair a break from mattifying every once in a while. Here are my favorites at every price point! A dab will do ya. I usually use about a dime size for Lucy’s whole head and apply it to blow dried, styled hair. Split that amount in half for finer hair or double it for thick coarse hair!

MY TOP FOUR:

Oh! And the biggest benefit other than ditching the dryness is when you get in the shower and rinse your hair it almost feels like you’ve had conditioner in your hair all day. So… do you repurpose hair products? Tell me!!! Always on the hunt for alternative uses! xx