All Gold Everything: My favorite gold beauty products

Gold makeup from Milani, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Sephora

I don’t know what it is about the color gold, but I’ve been obsessed for the last couple years. I keep getting gold jewelery, mirrors and frames for around the house, even ornaments for the Christmas tree. As you can imagine, my list of gold beauty products is no joke either. Check out my video below!

Products used in this video:
Flirt! Cosmetics Eye Shadow in “Bronze Splash” ($14.50)
Sephora Eye Shadow in “Girls Night Out” ($13)
Urban Decay ‘Naked’ Palette ($54)
Maybelline The Nudes Palette ($10)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder (The color number rubbed off!)
L’Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets in “Flamboyant” ($9)
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in “Bella Gold”($4)
MAC Glitter in “Gold” ($23)
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream “11” ($23)

Here are a few other gold products you might want to try:


Mary Kay: Holiday Beauty Kit

Ah, the holidays. Aside from the crappy weather, it’s one of my favorite times of the year! Mary Kay has come out with four looks that will really get you in the spirit! If I’m off to a holiday party or another fun event, I’m the kind of girl that’s going to pack my entire look in my makeup bag. That way, when it’s time for a quick bathroom break, I can make quick touch-ups. This tiny little compact has an entire makeup look in it! How perfect is that? My set has three eyeshadows and a blush, but you could assemble any way you want–six shadows, two blushes, etc.

The look that I’m re-creating is the Playful Party Girl Look. I used a fluffy brush to apply rose gold all over my lid. It’s a beautiful shimmery taupe that would work day or night, and with almost any outfit. It’s one of those “no-brainer” colors that you can throw on with anything. I also applied the cream eye liner to my upper lash line. My blush is another gorgeous coppery color. For a brown girl like me, this is one of those shades that really makes my skin pop! But my favorite part of the look has to be the lip combo! The lipstick in Berry Kiss and lipgloss in Pink Wink are the quintessential holiday lip. It adds sparkle, sheen and personality to any look.  To be perfectly honest, I’d wear this lip combo with just eye liner and mascara. It’s seriously fantastic! It’s early November, and I decided to try out the look on my way to work. I’m a beauty blogger through and through, but I definitely don’t wear makeup every day. And when I do wear makeup, it’s always very natural. The soft eye and berry lip definitely gave my usual work look a pick-me-up!  I can’t believe how many compliments I’ve received so far! Naturally, I walked over to my favorite sunny spot and took a selfie. Not bad, not bad! Later in the evening when I get home, I’ll add extra eyeliner to my lower lash line and smudge it like crazy. Then I’ll add some extra blush, the (lighter gold shadow) to the center of my lids, and lip liner to make my lip darker. Voila, the playful party girl will be ready for a fun night out!


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AJ Crimson Foundation and BB + D Cream

Last week, Meagan Shea and I went to the AJ Crimson pop up shop in Baltimore, where he was selling his new foundations and all kinds of other great stuff! In this video, I will show you all the colors he used on me, how he applied everything, and I’ll demonstrate his BB + D cream.  Many of his products are still on sale right now for $15! Curious about which foundation matches you best? Check out this comparison chart.

Fashion Fair Cosmetics: Lip Lookbook

Spicy Plum, Posh, Chocolate Raspberry, Rage

Fashion Fair Cosmetics is one of those brands that’s been around forever. FOREVER. It’s the brand that your mom and auntie have worn for years. But to tell you the truth, it’s not that way at all.
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