monthly makeup

Bright + Easy Summer Makeup ft. Nu Evolution

You know me, a sucker for a bold lip - no matter the season! This time, I have a fun, really quick and easy summer look with a bright pop of fruit punch pink. I think pink is a less intimidating bright lip option than say, orange. The beauty of this pink lipstick is that it can be worn really sheer which gives a beautiful fruit punch like stain or build it up the way I did in the video. 

You'll notice that I am using a lot of products from the brand Nu Evolution. I have to say, I have yet to try anything that isn't high quality, high performance and high pigment and I can't wait to try more! The line is formulated with makeup artists in mind and has even been used on fashion week runways! Even better - it's made with all natural and some organic ingredients. It is also free of all the ingredients I don't want to put on my skin like parabens, phthlates, mineral oil and even propylene glycol and phenoxyethanol (and more!). High performance + Pure Ingredients = Pure Gold. 

All Natural, Heat Proof Makeup - Ft. Nu Evolution, Kari Gran & 100% Pure

It has been a seriously sticky summer and it is barely July! This calls for some heat proof makeup. You know I won't sacrifice healthy ingredients so per usual, all of these summertime staples are all natural and some are even organic. 

1. To prep my skin for the sunshine, I began with the new Kari Gran Three-Sixty-Five Serum. This new serum is incredible because it has SPF. But it's a serum. {Jaw Drops}.  For foundation I mixed the Nu Evolution Complete Coverage Foundation (matte, very heat proof) with one drop of my Gressa Minimalist Serum Foundation. To set my liquid base, I dusted a teensy bit of the Zuzu Luxe Pressed Powder on top. 

2. For the cheeks, I wanted to keep it very minimal with the heat. No contour or even highlight! I used just a dusting of a Teri Miyahira Beauty Blush and the 100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer. 

3. Again, I wanted to keep it simple on the eyes and play up the lips. I filled in my brows with the Honest Beauty Brow Filler, used only three shadows to create a little dimension on the eyes from my Bare Minerals Nature of Nudes Palette and attempted a little Zuzu Luxe Liquid Eyeliner. 

4. To top if off, I went with an orange lip. Bright orange-y reds and pure oranges are my favorites shades of lip color and there is no better time to wear them than the peak of summer. I chose 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lipstick in Hibiscus. It's organic and pigmented with fruit so there are no FD&C Dyes or carmine. 

Dramatic Cut Crease Tutorial / #FALLFORGREENBEAUTY

Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys! I am not only bringing you this very dramatic eye makeup look, but I'm also bringing you an enormous green beauty collab. I hope that you'll enjoy all 8 videos! I want to see all of your go-to fall makeup looks, so make sure you post them on instagram and #FallForGreenBeauty! 

My Contour & Highlight Routine

My Highlight & Contour Routine in a nutshell....

If there's one thing I've learned lately, it's that cream contour is nothing to be afraid of. It blends like a dream and looks incredibly natural. I've been using the Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation to highlight and the Silk Naturals HD Cream Foundation in C80 to contour. Added bonus: a slimmer nose!