Glamorous Night Out: Hair, Makeup, and Outfit

Hi Makeup Geeks!

I had SUCH a fun time taping this for you today! I was initially inspired by a ballerina picture, but seeing that we’re going into fall, I paired it up with a black turtleneck and skirt to make it more glamorous for a night out.  I’ll be showing you not only the makeup, but also the hair (by my hairstylist Amanda), and the outfit.

For those of you in the Sacramento area, here is Amanda’s website (she’s such a sweetheart and does color, cut, and extensions):  Amanda Bowen

HAIR

  • Eufora Dry Touch-Up – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Teasing Comb – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Bristle Brush – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Ponytail Hooks, Hair Bungee, or Clear Band with 2 Bobby-Pins – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Hair Donut – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Bobby Pins – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Eufora Elevate Finishing Spray – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Flat Iron – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Eufora Illuminate Shine Mist – (Amazon) (eBay)

MAKEUP

Face

  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer & Treatment – Tan – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation   (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Powder   (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer   (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Cargo Blu Ray Bronzer    (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Illamasqua Powder Blush – Excite    (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Too Faced Candlight Powder     (Amazon) (eBay)

Lips

  • YSL Lipstick – #30 Faubourg Peach – (Discontinued) Similar – #13 Peach Passion-  (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Tissue
  • Loose Powder – (Any kind as long as it’s loose)
  • Fluffy Brush

Eyes

  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow -Wisteria – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Beaches and Cream – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • LA Splash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Eye Kandy Sprinkles – Marshmallow – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Ardell Wispies – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Stila Kajal Eyeliner – Topaz – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Dior Show Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)

Tools

  • Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Stiff Dome Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Eye Shader Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Duo Lash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Soft Dome Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Angled Contour Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Rounded Blush Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

OUTFIT

  • Black Skirt  (found at Nordstrom Rack) – similar on Amazon
  • Black Turtleneck  –   Express  (similar on Amazon)
  • Black Heels – (Similar ones on eBay)
  • Necklace – Amazon  (only $7!)

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Valentine’s Day: Pink & Purple Sweetheart

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This video tutorial was created by Meredith Jessica. To see more of her amazing looks, check out her Idea Gallery Profile,  blog and YouTube channel

Valentine’s Day is the one day dedicated to romance, even your makeup needs a romantic look to it.  This charming and subtle look from Meridith Jessica, a.k.a. Pigments and Palettes, is the ideal look for the most romantic day of the year. Ideal for anytime, this sweet look is one that you will wear over and over again. So whether you are planning a night with your significant other, or just planning to spend time with friends, make sure you pamper yourself this Valentine’s Day with a look is sure to be one that will capture the hearts of everyone around you.

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Face:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Illumin8 Bronzer (Amazon) (Sephora) (Nordstrom)
  • Sephora Colorful Blush (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Revlon ColorStay Mineral Highlighting Powder (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes:

  • Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base – White (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Corrupt (Pan Version | Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Cupcake (Pan Version | Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Sensuous (Pan Version | Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimma Shimma (Pan Version | Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Twilight (Pan Version | Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Vanilla Bean (Pan Version | Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Cottontail (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Immortal (Makeup Geek Store)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk (Makeup Geek Store)
  • NYX Fabulous Lashes – Gorgeous (Amazon) (eBay)

Lips:

  • Elizabeth Arden Lip Pencil – Plum Rose (eBay)
  • Lancome Color Design Lipstick – Vintage Rose (Amazon) (eBay) (Sephora) (Nordstrom)
  • GOSH Light n’ Shine Lip Glaze – #03 (eBay)

Tools:

  • MAC 217 Brush (Amazon) (eBay) (Macy’s) (Nordstrom)

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Twilight Woods Inspired Makeup

Hello my beautiful Makeup Geeks! Today I have another look in my “Bath and Body Works” series. This look is based off the packaging of Twilight Woods. I was inspired by the cool tones mixed with a warm color and hints of glitter.  I knew this would be a stunning look for any person. The great thing is this look will be ideal for any skintone and will make for a great night time look when you want something more dramatic.

Also, if you are one of my YouTube subscribers, leave a comment saying you would like to win and why and we will pick a person to win the bath gel, lotion and body spray that is the inspiration behind this look. I will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter. Enough blabbing, let’s get on to this amazing look. 🙂

Face

  • Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet Foundation – (Sephora)
  • Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush – Glisten – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NYX Cream Blush – Rose Petal – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

  • NYX Eyeliner Pencil – Dark Brown – (Makeup Geek)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Fig – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Simply Marlena –  – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Goldmine – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Beaches & Cream – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk – (Makeup Geek)
  • Makeup Geek Pigment – New Years Eve – (Makeup Geek)
  • L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara – Carbon Black – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • L’Oreal Chrome Eyeliner – Black Shock – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Ardel False Lashes – #305 – (Makeup Geek)
  • Duo Eyelash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek)

Lips

Illamasqua Lipgloss – Artifice – (Sephora)

Tools

  • Makeup Geek Smokey Eye Brush – (Makeup Geek)
  • MAC #219 – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek)

Let me know if you try this look and how it works for you. I hope you are enjoying this series and this amazing summer weather. As always I hope you are staying happy and healthy! 🙂

XOXO,

Marlena

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Previous “Bath and Body Works” looks.

  • “Coconut Lime Breeze“
  • “Be Enchanted“

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Be Enchanted

Hello Makeup Geeks! I have another tutorial in our Bath and Body Works series for you today. (Check out the first edition here) I love doing these series for you because I get inspired to be really creative with all the colors. I found the “Be Enchanted” collection and loved the packaging on this. I really like the blue, purple with the splash of silver glitter accenting the colors as well. These shades combined make for a stunning look that I am excited to share with you.

Also, if you are one of my YouTube subscribers, leave a comment saying you would like to win and why and we will pick a person to win the bath gel, lotion and body spray that is the inspiration behind this look. I will announce the winner on Facebook and Twitter.

Now, enough blabbing, let’s get started on this enchanting look!

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Face

Too Faced – Absolutely Invisible Candlelight – (Amazon) (eBay)

Palladio Rice Powder – (Amazon) (eBay)

Maybelline Fit Concealer – 25 Medium – (Amazon) (eBay)

Kat Von D Blush – Essex – (Amazon) (Sephora)

Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil – 002 Hazel – (Amazon) (eBay)

Eyes

Too Faced Shadow Insurance – (Amazon) (eBay)

Makeup Geek Gel Liner – Electric – (Makeup Geek Store)

NYX Jumbo Shadow Pencil – Milk – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Neptune – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Simply Marlena – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Wisteria – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Drama Queen – (Pan Version / Compact Version)

MAC Pigment – Vanilla – (Makeup Geek Store)

Urban Decay Eye Pencil – Lust – (Amazon) (Urban Decay)

NYX Glitter Liner – Silver – (Makeup Geek Store)

Stila Eyeliner – Silver Dollar – (Amazon) (eBay)

Duo Eyelash Adhesive – (Makeup Geek Store)

Loreal Voluminous Mascara – Carbon Black – (Amazon) (eBay)

Red Cherry – #43 – (Makeup Geek Store)

Lips

Lorac Couture Shine – Muse – (Amazon) (eBay)

Tools

MAC – 224 – (Amazon) (eBay)

Makeup Geek Flat Foundation Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Deluxe Angled Contour Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Eye Shader Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Makeup Geek Small Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

Beauty Blender – (Makeup Geek Store)

Thank you for watching another edition of our Bath and Body Works series. I hope you enjoyed this fun and daring look. This would be great for the weekend out with friends or enchanting that special someone. As always, I hope you are all staying happy, healthy and enjoying this wonderful time of year!

XOXO Marlena

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4 Ways to Wear Colorful Eyeshadow to Work

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I know many of you wear neutral eyeshadows every day to work (which is totally ok), but I’m hoping to get you to branch out and wear some colors during your work week!  You can wear colors, but it’s all in how and where you place the color.

Here’s my 4 tips for wearing colors:

  1. Pick just 1 color and apply it to 1 part of the eye.  So either along the lashline OR in the inner tear duct OR on the outer part of the eye.  1 color, 1 place.  I call it “strategic placement”.  
  2. Always pair a color with a neutral.  Having a neutral surrounding a color automatically tones it down and makes it more work appropriate.
  3. Pick a color that is light to medium in color.  The darker the color, the more dramatic it is.  (If you want to wear a dark color, keep it close to the lashline)
  4. If you’re afraid of color, start with purples or greens.   Because these colors aren’t too vivid and look great on every skin and eye color, they’re a safe bet for being more daytime appropriate.  (think of blue and orange- not really the most safe colors for makeup! haha)

Look 1:  Along the Lashline

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  • Milani Liquif’eye Eyeliner – Aqua  (Amazon) 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Sea Mist (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Creme Brulee (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 2:  In the Outer Corner

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  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Wisteria (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Homecoming (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 3:  All over the Lid

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  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimmermint (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Purely Naked (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 4:  In the Inner Tearduct

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  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Mango Tango (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimma Shimma (Pan Version / Compact Version)

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