4th of July Makeup (and bloopers!)


Happy 4th of July Makeup Geeks!

You know, I realized that in my 5 years of doing videos, I never have done a 4th of July look!  This look may be a bit too dramatic for some of you, so just keep the dark blue close to the lashline and keep the red lips matte.  I figured it’s patriotic while not painting stars on my face 😉  I hope you all have a safe holiday with your family and friends!

MUCH love,
Marlena

Face

  • Maybelline Fit Concealer – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation –  (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation –  (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Kat Von D Blush – Wish –  (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Laura Mercier Star Dust Loose Powder –  (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

  • MAC Paintpot – Painterly –  (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Electric – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow – #60 –  (Sephora)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Neptune – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – White Lies  – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Immortal – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Ardell False Lashes – “Babies” – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Duo Lash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara –  (Amazon) (eBay)

Lips

  • NYX Lipliner – Deep Red – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Lipstick – Elegant – (Makeup Geek Store)

Tools

  • Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Contour Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush (for concealer under the eyes) – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Outer V Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

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This is the outfit I’ll be wearing for 4th of July as long as it’s not hot as hell that day in Sacramento!  (It’s 107 degrees today- yikes) If not, I’m wearing a loose skirt and tank 😉  I hope you all have a safe holiday!  OH, and I’ll post full details on this outfit on my personal blog:  www.simplymarlena.com 

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Glamorous Copper & Pink Makeup

Hello Makeup Geeks! The look I have today was inspired by Beauty Box and is a striking pink and copper eye. This is the perfect look for the transition from summer into fall with the warm Autumn copper and the cool pink tones of Summer. I even incorporated one of the new Makeup Geek pigments “Vegas Lights” into this look since so many of you have been asking for them. 🙂

So enough blabbing, let’s get on to this amazing and fun look!

Face

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation – (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Cargo Blu-Ray Bronzer – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Too Faced Candlelight Softly Illuminating Translucent Powder – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Maybelline Fit Concealer – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

  •  Makeup Geek Eyeshadow  – Bitten – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow  – Simply Marlena – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow  – Cupcake – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow  – Beaches & Cream – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Vegas Lights – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Urban 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil – Honey –
  • MAC Paint Pot – Rubenesque – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Red Cherry False Lashes #DW Black – (Makeup Geek Store)

Lips

  • Too Faced Lipstick – Naked Dolly – (Amazon) (eBay)

Tools

  • Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Outer V Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Small Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Sigma SS224 Brush – (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Foundation Stippling Brush – (Makeup Geek)

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I hope you enjoyed this look and try it out. If you do let me know what you think and remember, if you are a fan or pink or want to mix things up, try switching out the pinks for 3 different shades of your favorite color for a new look every time. As always I hope you all are staying happy and healthy.

XOXO,

Marlena

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Photoshoot Ready Makeup

Hi Makeup Geeks!
So I’ve been redoing my headshots lately as it’s been a few years since I’ve taken new pictures.  (what can I say, it’s been busy!)  I posted a couple of my pictures that Nicola took of me (which she did such a great job!) on Instagram, and many of you wanted to know how I did my makeup.  So…. Here’s how I do my makeup for photoshoots plus some tips on how to get ready and what to wear!

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Makeup Tips for Photoshoots

  • Always wear a matte finish foundation, so your face doesn’t look oily under the hot lights or camera flashes
  • To add glowiness to the skin, apply cream blush or a cheek highlighter as you want shine to be only on your cheeks (not all over your face)
  • Apply more color/makeup than you wear on a daily basis, as cameras wash out 30-40% color.  If your makeup looks a bit too dramatic for everyday, then it’s perfect for camera!
  • For clothing, wear brighter colors as it “pops” more.  If you wear neutrals, go with a pattern so there’s visual interest in your picture.  Definitely avoid plain white, nude, or black clothing. Find your best color, and wear that.  For me since I’m a brunette with fairer skin, purples, teals, and greens look best on me.
  • If you can, wear false lashes.  The singles or the half lashes work great and come across more natural.  (You obviously don’t want dramatic drag queen lashes for your headshots if you normally don’t wear  much makeup everyday 😉 )  If you’re not comfortable with false lashes, be sure to apply a good 2-3 coats of mascara.  This is to make sure your eyes stand out and don’t disappear in the brighter lights.

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Face:

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation – (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Kat Von D Blush – “Truth” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Stila Convertible Color – “Lillium” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer 01 – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes:

  • MAC Paintpot – “Painterly” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Rimmel Brow Pencil – “Hazel” – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Drama Queen (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Fairytale – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Unexpected – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Beaches and Cream – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – Birthday Wish – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner – Black – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)

Lips:

  • NYX Extreme Lip Cream – “Candy Land” – (Amazon) (eBay)

Tools:

  • Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Blush Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Outer V Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • MAC 239 Brush – (Amazon) (eBay)

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Hold on with us

Cat Eyes Party Makeup

Hello again Makeup Geeks! Today I have this dramatic and fun cat eye look for you. This is a twist on the cat eye look as this wings up and fades as it comes inward to a smokey look. With the addition of some glitter liner and a strong contoured face, this looking is nothing short of stunning. This is perfect when you want to let your inner bad girl come out to play, or when you want something more dramatic and impressive. So let’s get started on this cat eye look.

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Face

  • Lorac Oil Free Wet Dry Makeup – Wd4 – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Lorac Perfectly Lit – Spotlight – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Nars Concealer  – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Skin – Nude 40 – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

  • Make Up For Ever Khol Pencil (any black eyeliner will do) – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Palladio Liquid Eyeliner – Black Forest – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX Candy Glitter- 07 Blue – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Latte – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Corrupt – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Rimmel Eye Brow Pencil – 002 Hazel – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Ardell Lashes – 102 Demi – (Makeup Geek Store)

Lips

  • MAC Lipstick – Creme D’ Nude – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Nars Lipgloss – Striptease – (Amazon) (eBay)

Tools

  • DUO Eyelash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • MAC – 227 – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Pointed Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • MAC Lip Brush – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek Store)

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I hope you all have fun with this look. I absolutely love the way this came out. It’s just something fun and crazy and the great thing is the colors can be changed to personalize the look just for you. I hope you all are doing great and as always, stay happy and healthy! 🙂

XOXO,

Marlena

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Bohemian Inspired Style

OK my lovely Makeup Geeks, I have a complete style video for you today! This is a Boho inspired look, something that is completely different for me which is why I wanted to do it. Celebrities from Kate Moss to Nicole Ritchie all wear this simple yet stunning look. In this video I have hair, makeup, outfit and nails to show you how to get a complete look from head to toe. This is perfect for those of you who love the care free and Boho-Chic style. This breezy and casual look is fun and easy to recreate, so pull out all your goodies and lets get started.

Make sure you see this post on Simply Marlena for a breakdown on the outfit and nails.

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Face:

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer – ‘Tan’-  (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – ‘Medium’ – (eBay) (Amazon)
  • Revlon ColorStay Foundation – ‘Warm Golden’- (eBay) (Amazon)
  • Emani Mineral Foundation – ‘Golden’ – (Amazon)
  • Stila Convertible Color Lip and Cheek Cream – ‘Gladiola’ – (Amazon) (Sephora)

Eyes:

  • Palladio Herbal Eye Primer – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • NYX Eyeliner – ‘Dark Brown’ – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – ‘Carbon Black’ – (eBay) (Amazon)
  • Stila Kajal Eyeliner – ‘Topaz’ –  (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – ‘Mobster’  (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – ‘Peach Smoothie’  (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – ‘Creme Brulee’  (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – ‘Vanilla Bean’  (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – ‘Cocoa Bear’  (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – ‘Pen n Pink’ –  (Amazon)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – ‘Texture’ – (eBay) (Amazon)

Lips:

  • Makeup Geek Lipstick – ‘Charming’ – (Makeup Geek Store)

Tools:

  • MAC 219 Brush – (eBay) (Amazon)
  • Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeliner Smudge Brush (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Bent Liner Brush (Makeup Geek Store)

Hair

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For the hair you just want to create beachy waves. Use an 1 1/2 inch curling iron and take sections of your hair and with the curling iron open wrap the hair around the iron, away from the face, and hold for about 30 seconds. You could also use a curling wand for this and it would be easier. Once you have your hair curled, use your fingers to break up the curls to achieve those bouncy, beach waves. To finish the hair part, use a elastic head band and wrap around the forehead making sure to pull the hair up slightly at the roots and style it as you like.

Make sure you see this post on Simply Marlena for a breakdown on the outfit and nails.

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