Gwen Stefani for Urban Decay Palette

No words could ever properly explain my intense excitement over this palette. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious comes close, but no cigar. I’ve been a HUGE GWEN fan since I first saw the video for “Just a Girl” on MTV back in the Wednesday.

Urban Decay Gwen Palette Available Nov 22




-Urban Decay Naked Concealer
-*Sigma F75
-NARS Smudgeproof Pro Prime
-*Urban Decay Gwen Stefani  Palette
-MAC 242 Brush
-MAC 217 Brush
-*Furless Contour Base Essentials
-*Furless Bronze Blending Brush
-MAC 252 Brush
-Kat Von D Ink For Eyes
-Hourglass Veil Primer
-MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW13
-*Furless CB2
-MUFE Full Cover Concealer 3
-MAC Radiant Rose
-MAC Mineralized Skinfinish
-Laura Gellar Powder Puff
-Becca Moonstone Pressed
-*Wayne Goss 00
-NYX Taupe
-*Furless CB3
-*BECCA Beach Tint Soufflé Fig & Opal
-ColourPop Fastlane
-Bdellium Tools 762 Brush
-NARS Via Veneto Liner
-Stretchex Mascara
-*Colourpop Teeny Tiny
-Milani Brown Tint Natural Taupe


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Monochrome Makeup: Marsala Makeup Tutroial

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Hey Guys & Dolls!

I’m slightly obsessed with the Pantone color of the year- I think it gives us so many options to play around with! For my first “Marsala” themed tutorial, I wanted to recreate the look that Sephora created to announce their Sephora X Pantone collection (coming out Dec 26) In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing more ways to wear this gorgeous color, especially once the Sephora Pantone collection comes out.





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Holiday Ménage à trois: Makeup Tutorial and Lipstick 3-Way!

Hi Guys & Dolls!

Today I’m sharing with you an awesomely classic makeup look that is sure to look great on anyone- with any lippie! Today I’ve paired this silvery taupe eye with my go-to lashes Ardell Demi Wispies and three lip options! Can you dig it? When you’re done here check out my review for the entire Charlotte Tilbury Holiday collection!

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Dupes & Substitutions

We don’t all have the same makeup- but we call all get a similar look by using colors from our own stash! Below are a list of substitutions for what I used in this tutorial. Some colors are slightly different, but you can get a similar effect by layering a few colors.

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Shadow 1 is a pink based warm beige/champagne color.  Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette Booty Call is lighter, less complex; Lorac Pro 2 Palette Beige is less peach, less complex; MAC Extra Dimension A Natural Flirt is the closest match, but still peachier, brighter.

Shadow 2 is a brown based silver taupe. There are a grillion dupes/subs out there, but here’s a few that come the closest: Urban Decay Verve is more silver, layer with a brown for a similar effect; Lorac Pro 2 Palette Silver, Mocha and Snow can be layered for a similar color. MAC Satin Taupe is more mauve, Wet ‘n’ wild Nutty is the closest but a bit more brown.

Shadow 3 is a shimmery red based brown with shimmer flecks. Urban decay Snakebite is similar but more golden, Lorac Mocha (pro 2) is lighter and more pink, Urban Decay Factory(naked 3) is slightly lighter, pinker; MAC Mulch is the closest but slightly redder.

Shadow 4 is a soft satin black. Applied wet it’s quite deep, but applied dry is more of a deep gray. Lorac Black (pro2) is the closest, otherwise most blacks are much blacker than this. And now I feel like Quinn Morgendorffer (Daria, do these blacks match?)


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Elsa from Frozen Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Bloopers & Director’s Cut

Hi Guys & Dolls! I’m so excited to finally share this tutorial with you! Earlier this month I teamed up with GLAM to bring you two looks inspired by the sister’s of Disney’s Frozen. Today I’m sharing the full length tutorial for Elsa and GLAM is sharing the hilarious mini tutorial/behind the scenes! Click Here to see the Anna videos, make good choices, and just be yourself!

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Let Them Eat Cake- Marie Antoinette Costume Tutorial

Hi Guys & Dolls!

So there’s pretty substantial evidence that Marie Antoinette never actually said those words, but they will forever be linked with the last Queen of France. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with Marie Antoinette ever since the Sofia Coppola film, and while I’m not foolish enough to think it was historically accurate- it created a new interest in this time period, and was both beautifully styled and utterly enjoyable to watch. In that spirit, I wanted to do something fun and playful that evoked the spirit of the outlandish and eccentric queen- leaving all the historic accuracy to the nay-sayers! I hope you enjoy this, Please share it with your friends and leave me some love in the comments!


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