Brow Basics with The BrowGal

Brows are the backbone and MOST important step in my makeup routine.  I have said that so many times here but I really do feel the need to stress it.  Without “putting my brows on” my face would look unfinished and, well… unstructured.  My brows are not identical and they are gapped.  I have blank spots in random areas of my brow as well as places that don’t have hair that grow anymore because of waxing when I was in my teens.  I am going to show you some Brow Basics by using The BrowGal products that you can find at Gloss48!

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The three products I am showing you are the Skinny Eye Brow Pencil, Eyebrow Gel, and Concealer/Highlighter duo!  The Skinny Eye Brow Pencil I am showing here is the one in the Taupe shade.  One side of the brow pencil is a one-turn sharpener to create a sharp lead for precision creation of hair like strokes. The other side is a spoolie brush to brush through your brows once filled in and to find their natural shape.  The Eye Brow Gel is super nice for those who rely on a brow pencil to shade or darken their eyebrows, the eyebrow gel is a clear gel that will go over the filler and hold the shape and color of your brow. The gel is water and sweat resistant for the everyday person on the move.  The double ended concealer/highlighter is the icing on the cake for The BrowGal!

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Perfect brows are so easy to create with his line!

Brow Basics with The BrowGal

{one}  Fill in the brows with the pencil.

{two}  Brush through brows with the spoolie side of the pencil.  This smoothes out the hairs and get them under control as wel as diffuses product for a more natural look.

{three}  Apply brow gel to keep those hairs in place and lock in product.

{four}  Clean up the area around the brows with concealer and highlight under the brow!

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The steps for this easy, perfected brow sound so simple but so many people have never really done anything with their brows.  Back when I worked at a Bare Minerals boutique I would make sure to do everyone’s brows.  It gave me so much happiness to get people’s reactions to their own brows.  Definitely check out The BrowGal at Gloss48!  Great stuff!


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Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette for Eyes, Cheeks & Lips

I am a big fan of very naturally flattering makeup.  I love shades that are very neutral in shade range and that don’t make you look overly made up when you have it all applied.  I feel like Laura Mercier does a great job time and time again to help every woman achieve that look.  I was once asked to name a brand that represented everything I love about makeup and after careful deliberation I came to the conclusion that it was Laura Mercier.  I want to look naturally pretty sometimes, but I also want the products to be high quality and last.  You can also get a very sexy but not overly done look with the line.  So without me going on and on about a brand that I truly admire, I want to talk to you a minute about the Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette for Eyes, Cheeks & Lips.

Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette

This compact palette features a design that holds the included mini Lip Glacé in limited-edition Rosebud—or any Laura Mercier mini if you choose to swap it out.  The palette also includes luxurious cashmere-infused shadows in a natural matte finish that blurs the line between skin and makeup. A lighter tone for under the brow, plus three darker shades allow for a complete day-to-night look and are flattering on all skintones. The dual blush colors make for truly customizable cheeks and the entire palette is enclosed in a compact case with a large mirror and a cheetah-print motif in keeping with Laura Mercier’s wild holiday theme.

Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette

It is really beautiful.  The entire set up.  It includes: 3 x 0.02 oz Eye Colours in Vanilla Nuts, Baroque, Cedar; 0.03 oz Tightline Cake eyeliner in Ground Espresso; 2 x 0.15 oz Second Skin Cheek Colours in Lush Nectarine, Barely Pink; 0.1 oz Lip Glacé in Rosebud!Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette

The swatches are really amazing.  Know that the dark shade is actually a cake liner/tightliner…  I find that it can also be used as a 4th eyeshadow in the palette.  The blushes are AMAZING.  I love that this palette offers two shades.

Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette

You can see that all of the shades work really well together.  I love that these shades look so flattering and natural.  They look a tad bit on the warm side, but I am fairly certain that they are neutral enough that some cool toned gals may like it too.

Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette

This is me wearing the Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette.  You can see how natural it is.  My cheeks aren’t really showing up like they do in real life.  I think the natural light is washing them out a little bit.

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I love this set on my eyes though.  You can see that I managed to get a very pretty wing with the cake liner.  In case you aren’t familiar on how to use it, just take an damp angled brush and go into the product.

Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette Eye

I hope that you are as big a fan of Laura Mercier Portable Colour Palette as I am.  Definitely check it out for yourself.  You can find it at LauraMercier.com, Sephora, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom.  Tell me in the comments below:  What is your go-to look?


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Mirabella | Faerie Collection

I recently got the chance to try out the Mirabella Faerie Collection.  The moment I got these things in my hands I knew that it was destiny.  The color collection has one eye color, a blush and two glosses.  The eye color is one that I will wear time and time again and I AM A SUCKER for a gorgeous highlight.  There is also a really gorgeous set of brushes that have a silver to gold ombre look.  The collection is wonderfully ethereal.

Mirabella Cosmetics | Faerie Collection

I think my favorite item from the entire collection is the MYTH VISIONARY LONG WEAR EYESHADOW.  It has a long-lasting, creamy texture that transforms into a powder finish and will not crease. Moisturizing and oil absorbing color perfection that lasts all day.  My eyelids are so oily and this held up all day!

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

The highlighter is called SWIRLING PEARL BRILLIANT!  ANd it is just that.  There are some champagne parts, white gold parts, and a gorgeous pinky flash that runs throughout it.  It is hard to capture the gorgeousness on camera, but TRUST!  It is amazing.  Also, it is really subtle… surprisingly so.

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

There are two glosses, GOSSAMER COLOUR LUXE LIP GLOSS and LUMINOSITY COLOUR LUXE LIP GLOSS.  They both are luxurious lip gloss and they create maximum Shimmer and Shine. Vitamin-enriched, long-lasting formula moisturized, provides antioxidant protection and antiaging properties.  Gossamer is a gorgeous pink cream with some shimmer and Luminosity is a sheer golden/champagne shimmer shade.

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

The FAERIE TRAVEL BRUSH COLLECTION brushes are gorgeous.  I can’t get over the way they look.  And the are of the highest quality.  I totally didn’t expect them to be as high quality as they are.  They feature luxurious custom gold to silver ombre aluminum handles. Includes: Face Blender, Blush Contour, Eye Blender, Flat Eyeshadow, Brow Brushes with a travel pouch.

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

Just look at those shades.  I think that these shades would look good on anyone honestly.  There is enough pink and yellow in just about every piece that I think it would be flattering on any skin tone.

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

I created a very straightforward look with these items.  I am wearing the eye color, the highlighter and the Luminosity gloss in this collection.

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

Mirabella | Faerie Collection

I am in LOVE with the Mirabella Faerie Collection and I am sure you will be too!  It is the perfect set for any time of year!  Right now Mirabella is giving my readers 25% off with the code “MBmaven”!  It is live from now until 12:01am on December 10!  I strongly urge you to check out this collection using that code!

Tell me in the comments below:  What is your go-to makeup look?  This one is pretty much mine, simple lips and cheeks and a smoky eye!


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Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks | The Perfect Holiday Shades

I am completely in love with Laura Mercier Cosmetics, as many of you know.  If I had to choose one particular product from their entire collection, it would probably be their Caviar Sticks.  I have put together three must-have shades for creating beautiful holiday makeup looks.  Coppers and golds are great all year round, but for some reason I gravitate towards them during the holidays.  I love to do a big glamorous eye during the holidays, so that is probably why.  And the greens only ever come out for me around the holidays.  I think I am inspired by wreathes and Christmas trees.  Whatever the case, I crave that shade.

Laura Mercier Cavaiar Sticks | These three shades are the perfect colors for creating holiday makeup looks!

So first of all: you may be wondering, “What are Caviar Sticks?”  They are multi-purpose eye colour sticks.  You can smudge them along the lashes for eyeliner, use them on their own as an eye color or even sheer them out and use them as a color base.  They are long-wearing, crease-resistant, and for me they don’t transfer at all.  They have won a ton of awards and I for one am in love with them.  I am thinking of making a swatch video for you very soon covering all the shades I own.Laura Mercier Cavaiar Sticks | These three shades are the perfect colors for creating holiday makeup looks!

The three shades I am sharing with you are Copper, Gilded Gold, and Peacock.

Laura Mercier Cavaiar Sticks | These three shades are the perfect colors for creating holiday makeup looks!

Copper is a gorgeous warm golden bronze.  Imagine that brand new shiny penny.  That is what this is.  This is the one that I tend to rock year round.  I actually wore it as a base a few days ago under a Laura Mercier set that had entirely different colors, but I love the way those shades looked layered over it.  They took on a deeper, satiny look.

Gilded Gold is just that an antiqued gold.  The PERFECT gold shade in my opinion.  It is pretty and deep and perfect for a holiday look.  It reminds me of that gold bell that I hang on my Christmas tree.  I can see it being a beautiful lid shade and blending outward with a deeper chocolate brown.

Peacock is a beautiful turquoise green that has just a pinch of jungle green in it.  It is so beautiful when used under ANY green shade as a base or all on it’s own.  I used it last week as liner.  I took a thin angled brush and slid it across the tip to transfer the product to the brush and it worked out beautifully.

Laura Mercier Cavaiar Sticks | These three shades are the perfect colors for creating holiday makeup looks!

Like I mentioned before, these shades are gorgeous and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a fun shimmery look this holiday season.  You can find these on the Laura Mercier site, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and anywhere else that carries the brand.  Cult favorite for sure.

 


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