8.22.2014

Easy Summer to Fall Makeup

I'm in a summer slump. I'm kinda over summer, but yet I'm not ready for fall (thanks, hot weather). And my makeup lately has been reflecting that--an in between. I wanted a little of that summer sparkle but with a darker lip like I normally wear in fall. Happy weekend and hope you give this a try!

For foundation, I wanted a satin finish--in between my dewy skin of summer and the matte skin for fall. I'm wearing Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation.

For eyes, I used the Sonia Kashuk's Eyes on Neutral Matte and Eyes on Shimmer palettes. Any neutral palette will do. Check out the video below for specific recommendations!

Use a flat shader brush and pat the gold shade all over the lid. I chose gold because I wanted that summer sparkle. Creepy eye pose, optional. ;)

For the transition shade, use a light matte peach. Apply with a crease brush into the crease and gently blend it out with a clean crease brush.

Take a crease brush and apply the warm chocolate brown in the outer corner. Use a clean crease brush and blend it out. Please see the video for more details.


Time for a little secret: instead of blending and blending with one shade, I then take a dark chocolate and make a tinier sideways V and blend it out.

Add liner, mascara, and brow highlight as desired. I used Loreal Telescopic mascara.

For blush, I used Tarte blush in Exposed. It is a nude and one of my year-round favorites.

I lined and filled my lips in a darker berry (Prestige in Fleur) and then placed Mac's Twig on top. Now these colors are way too dark for me, so to lighten things up, I added Mac's Sweet and Sour on top. The result is a pretty nude that isn't matte.


Watch below to see how to create this look:

http://youtu.be/qfdVdn6JfmA
If you recreate this look, tag me so I can repost your look!
Have a great weekend. Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

8.20.2014

What's In My Mailbox? New Beauty Product Reviews (August)

Hey you! First up, thanks for the amazing support on yesterday's post. I was sick with nervousness about posting it, but many of you understood where I was coming from. Thank you for reading it.

So since yesterday's post was very text-heavy, today's will be very photo-heavy. Yay! And as you can tell, I'm sharing lots of beauty products that I've been reviewing over the past month (or longer). Everything was sent for consideration and I chose to review these products. Enjoy.


8.19.2014

What Has Happened To Blogs?

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Do you have those posts that sit in the draft folder, and then some event or conversation is the sign that you should write them? That's today's post.

I've had blogs on and off since 1997, only they weren't called "blogs" back then-- think bad emo poetry on a definitely-deleted LiveJournal. I started ElleSees in 2009, and it has been an amazing journey, not just of my own blog, but blogs in general. Blogging has changed, and in some cases, not for the better. While I am no blogging expert, there's really no right/wrong way to blog, and I think there's room for all, I thought I'd share my opinions on what has happened to blogs.

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