Posted by Laura on Oct 20,2014
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Posted by Laura on Oct 10,2014
Tips & Tricks! - Love & Laugh
Make Everyday a Spackle® Day!
Start your morning with Spackle® Tinted Make-Up Primer. The soft champagne hue gives skin a luminous glow while prepping it to perfection. Wear it alone for a natural look, or under make-up for extended time between touch-ups. Spackle® makes your daily routine simply beautiful!
Me & My Shadow
With flattering taupe and soft golden honey shades, our Baked Shadow Duo creates the perfect everyday neutral eye. Sweep golden Honey on the eyelid and up to the brow bone. To help contour and add depth to your look, apply the taupe Sable into the crease and blend well. For a bolder look, wet your make-up brush and apply Sable along the top and bottom lash lines. Voila! Instant smoky eye.
You’re Making Me Blush
Create a fresh-as-can-be look by sweeping Blush-n-Brighten to the apples of the cheeks—it will give you your face that gorgeous flush that comes from your happiest laughs! Too little sleep and not enough time to create a full face of make-up? Lightly dust blush high on the cheekbones (directly below the under eye circle) and blend well. The higher placement will make your face look lifted and brightened.
A Wink & A Smile
For an instantly flirty-meets-polished look, apply Color Brilliance in Wink to lips. The Coconut Oil-infused formula keeps lips soft and comfortable while the modern pearl finish and peachy pink hue adds luxurious lip dimension for a perfectly kissable look!
To Complete The Look:
Create flutter-worthy lashes with INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner along the top and bottom lash lines. Finish with a coat of GlamLASH Dramatic Volumizing Mascara. The jet black formula creates lashes you have to see to believe!
Posted by Laura on Oct 09,2014
Posted by Laura on Sep 26,2014
I am incredibly excited for our Today’s Special Value! Life has never felt more beautiful!
With our Italian-inspired assortment of indulgent formulas, luxurious shades and decadent textures, Bella Vita captures the beauty of life in a full-face color collection.
Swirls of self-adjusting pigments in our Baked color correcting foundation deliver a flawless finish. Our NEW Baked Lace Illuminator gives your skin an instant glowing-with-happiness radiance. Create a sexy, screen goddess gaze with two flattering shades of our NEW Baked Eclipse eyeshadow and our silky black INKcredible eyeliner. StyleLASH mascara lengthens lashes for added drama. Top off your look with our long wearing Color Brilliance Lipstick in a NEW kissable shade of soft rose. With two brushes for effortless application, Bella Vita has everything you need to feel—and look—like your most beautiful you!
Bella Vita Benefits:
- Made in Italy, our baked products start their lives as liquid pigments, which are baked for 24 hours on a terracotta tile and hand finished by artisans
- Baked is better! Weightless coverage, no additional fillers or binders, true color correction, more vibrant color which means you need less to cover
- The NEW Baked Gelato Lace Highlighter comes in a universally flattering shade of peachy gold that showcases your favorite features and contours the face to create dimension and that beautiful lit-from-within glow
- The NEW Baked Eclipse Eyeshadow Duo is the perfect pairing of Champagne and Aubergine to take your look from subtle to daring
- The NEW shade in Color Brilliance Lipstick delivers rich color with luxurious shine in a beautiful, natural shade of dusty rose to make lips look and feel irresistible
- StyleLASH Intense Lengthening Mascara creates flutter-worthy lashes for the ultimate flirty look
- The Double-Ended Baked Applicator and mini Double-ended Shadow/Liner Brush make application a cinch
All presented in a beautiful round box with ribbon that is perfect for gifting –and keeping!
Be sure to check out my ToGather story for even more inspiration!
Thank you to everyone who is tuning in throughout the day. I am so happy you can join me!
Posted by Laura on Sep 25,2014
Why Should I Contour and Highlight?
To define the facial structure
To make each facial feature pop
To make the face look more symmetrical
To thin and elongate out certain facial features
To make eyes look wider, brighter, and more awake
Need to Know:
The color used for contouring should be one-two shades darker than your skin tone. Using a darker shade will create the look of a shadow, which will help define each facial feature.
What You’ll Need:
Step 1: Prep Skin
Make sure your skin is moisturized and prepped with Spackle® Under Make-Up Primer.
Spackle ® Under Make-Up Primer will smooth out the surface of your skin, allowing a smooth and easy make-up application.
Spackle ® Under Make-Up Primer will create a barrier between your skin and your make-up- ensuring your make-up will stay looking fresh all day long!
Step 2: Apply Concealer & Foundation
Before you start contouring and highlighting, it is important that all other face make-up is applied first, this way, all of the beautiful work that you do is not covered up by concealer or foundation.
Eye make-up can be applied before you contour & highlight or after. Some artists like to do eyes first, however, do what feels most comfortable for you. It is truly your own personal preference!
Step 3: Time to Contour
Under Cheek Bone
Using a brush that is a small enough to fit the contours of your face, swirl brush into baked powder and apply directly under cheekbone.
Work baked powder up and down each side of the face, starting right under the apples of the cheek and extending all the way up towards the temples/hairline. This should be applied parallel to the jaw line.
*Quick Tip: If you suck your cheeks in and make a “fishy face”, you’ll be able to easily find the indentation under your cheekbone.
Nose and Eyes
Using the same brush, apply bronzer to both sides of the bridge of your nose. Start on the left side at the bottom of nose, and carry the stroke up towards eyebrow. Continue to make long, even strokes and apply bronzer from bottom of nose, up towards eyebrow, and directly under brow bone. Repeat this same step for the right side of nose.
*Quick Tip: Blend, blend, blend! Using a big, fluffy brush (our Retractable Kabuki Brush is perfect), make sure your contouring is nicely blended. This is the key to making your gorgeous work look as natural as possible.
Contouring your nose will actually make the nose appear thinner and smaller.
Contouring under the eyebrow will help define the structure of your eyes and will deepen the crease.
Forehead and Chin
Using the same brush, apply bronzer from the outer corner of your eyebrow towards the upper part of your forehead. Do this on both sides of your face.
*Quick Tip: Remember- we have already contoured directly under your cheekbones. Think about making a “V” by connecting the top of that line to the middle of the forehead. This will also help define the structure of your face and will make the forehead appear smaller.
Do not forget to blend!
Using the same brush, apply bronzer underneath your chin. Start directly under the bottom of your ear, and lightly trace your jaw line, making inward strokes towards your chin.
This will define your jaw line and will make a rounder face appear elongated.
Step 4: Time to Highlight!
Using a sponge-tipped paddle brush, dip brush into baked highlighting powder and apply directly above cheekbones.
We have already contoured under cheekbones. Blush should be applied directly on cheekbones, and highlighter will go right above the blush.
Highlighting the cheekbones adds depth and dimension, ultimately making the cheekbones pop out even more than just contouring alone.
Using the same sponge-tipped brush, apply highlighter on nose. Start where the nose begins in the middle of the forehead, and trace down the center of the nose, all the way to the tip of the nose.
This helps to elongate the nose and will make the entire face look more symmetrical.
Using the same sponge-tipped brush, apply highlighter directly under eyebrow.
This is going to brighten your entire complexion, making the eyes appear brighter, wider, and more awake.
*Quick Tip: Dab a little highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes to make those peepers pop even more!
Using the same sponge-tipped brush, apply highlighter right above your cupid’s bow, which is the indentation your upper lip makes.
This step will make the shape of your lips pop and will make those gorgeous lips look even bigger!