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Get Taylor Schilling’s Emmy Makeup

Taylor Schilling

Apparently yellow is the new black! (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)

Tonight at the Emmys, Orange Is The New Black star Taylor Schilling stunned on the red carpet in a yellow Stella McCartney dress. Her fresh frock called for a modern bohemian glamour look created by makeup artist Hung Vanngo.

Here are a few key steps that makeup artist Hung Vanngo used to create the look:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask was used to on the face and neck for 10 minutes to prep the skin by tightening and smoothing the skin while giving it extra radiance.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream was used generously on Taylor’s face and neck for the perfect amount of moisture. “The Magic Cream was also an excellent primer for the makeup.” Hung said.
  • Vanngo prepped Taylor’s eyes with the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand (launching on tomorrow) by using the wand around the eyes to give a lively and bright look.
  • Vanngo then applied a sheer layer of Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow all over the face, avoiding the t-zone area to give Taylor an extra dewy glow.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Youth-Boosting Perfect Skin Foundation in Shade 3 was used to even out Taylor’s complexion.
  • Vanngo then used Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in Shade 2 for under the eyes areas, around the nose and to cover a few minor imperfections.
  • Vanngo used Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift to fill in and define the shape. “Taylor likes her brows full and well-groomed.” Hung explained.
  • Vanngo used CK One Color 100 Neutrals Redefined Powder Eyeshadow Palette on Taylor’s eyelids. First, the shade “Honest” was applied all over the upper and lower eye lids. Then, using shade “Impulsive” with a shading brush to apply mainly on the crease area to create depth to her eyes. He also used an eye liner brush, drawing a thin soft line with shade “Heartless” along her upper lash lines to define the eyes more.
  • Vanngo used two coats of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes on the upper lashes and one coat on the lower lashes.
  • Vanngo used Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Sex on Fire to bring out Taylor’s beautiful cheek bones, then he added the Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson Dreamy Glow Highlighter on top of the cheekbones, top of nose and the forehead. Hung loved using the Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson Dreamy Glow Highlighter and described the texture as “creamy and beautiful,” especially on Taylor’s complexion.
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow was also applied with a large brush to give more dimension on Taylor’s face by shading around her jawline and forehead.
  • For lips, Vanngo used Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in 1975 Red, which is a beautiful coral red shade and added dimension to Taylor’s lips. Hung said, “We loved taking a classic idea for lips and making it modern.”
  • Before he applied the lipstick, he prepped her lips with Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic, then lined her lips with Lip Cheat Pencil in Kiss ‘N’ Tell for the perfect pout.
  • To finish Taylor’s face, Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in Shade #2 Medium was applied only to Taylor’s t-zone, which worked great for the red carpet because of how finely milled the powder is.
  • Finally, since Taylor showed some skin, Vanngo used Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body all over Taylor’s limbs to give her a gorgeous, sultry glow. The Supermodel Body really made Taylor’s skin shimmer with a bronze contoured glow on the red carpet.

Once the look was complete, Hung said, “Taylor looked absolutely beautiful!”

I totally agree. Piper cleans up well!

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The Best Beauty Looks of NYFW

Gigi Hadid MAC Jeremy Scott

What a week! Another successful NYFW is officially in the books and I’m still drooling over the beauty looks I saw on catwalks across Manhattan over the past few days. In addition to the looks you’ve already read me obsess over (nails at Nicole Miller, hair at Herve Leger, makeup at Badgley Mischka) here are the rest of my fav looks I saw at the SS16 shows…

Makeup at Hood By Air

Hood By Air Makeup MAC

I see what you did there, Hood By Air. The makeup team made a huge statement with this graphic, exaggerated (and purposely unblended) contour creation. It’s hard to ignore that this look addresses the mainstream obsession with highlighting and shading a la Instagram. (Or at least, that was my interpretation when I saw it.) Lead artist Inge Grognard described it as “natural beauties defying the boundaries of highlighting and contouring to enhance their features.”  She used the process of sculpting the face by playing with graphism, using the following products: MAC Studio Conceal and Correct Palettes, Prep + Prime Highlighters, MAC Pro Paint Sticks, MAC Pro Full Coverage Foundation White, Invisible Set Powder, and Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder. It was a bold move and I loved it!

Nails at Tanya Taylor

Tanya Taylor Nails

One thing rang loud and clear in the world of nail trends at NYFW and that is nail art is not dead! Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole created this striped design to complement Tanya Taylor’s bright collection. Arm Candy, Kook A Mango, Ruby Do, Water Color, and In Full Blue-m are the trend-setting shades she used to achieve this exclusive look. Madeline explained, “Tanya’s collection is an homage to the hand-made textiles, delicate beadwork and vivid dyes used in Africa, and I wanted to continue that aesthetic. I designed a striped nail look that mimics the multicolored, layered jewelry of the Maasai people, giving each model her own unique combination of five different stripe colors in various thicknesses.”

Hair at Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim Hair by Wella

Wella Professionals lead stylist Paul Hanlon created the perfect balance of street style and elegance at the Phillip Lim 10th Anniversary show, “Stop and Smell the Flowers.” He took the undone sportiness of a bun and added netting to the front of the head for a beautiful juxtaposition of contrasting themes. Paul crafted this look by applying Wella’s new EIMI Extra Volume Mousse throughout the hair to create texture. He then added flat S shape waves with a flat iron to create movement and twisted the hair into a low messy bun, leaving ends out and separated. He sealed the look with hairspray and fastened a square of netting across the head, slightly offset, for the perfect finishing touch.

Makeup at Marchesa

Marchesa makeup by MAC

Inspired by Marchesa’s pastels, the incredible Gucci Westman created a look to mirror the effect of the collection. The makeup design featured luminous skin, subtle eyes, and a powerful pop of pink on the lips. Gucci used MAC Strobe Cream (which is the best stuff ever, by the way) as a subtle highlight above the upper cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, and chin. Pro Longwear Concealer was applied as needed to perfect and Sculpting Powder Pro Palette was blended under the cheekbones to contour. MAC Pro Mixing Medium was applied over the entire eye for added dimension and shine. The star of this look was the perfect pink lip, created by To Matte With Love Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor (available spring/summer 2016) blended from the outer corners inward to accentuate lips. Girl About Town and Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick was then applied over to intensify and finish.

Nails at the Blonds

CND for The Blonds S/S 2016 - Backstage

Inspired by Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, the fashion and nails at The Blonds show can be described as dramatic handcrafted treasures. Completing the designers’ runway looks with a distinct nail style on every model, CND nail artists hand-sculpted the nails and embellishments with CND Liquid & Powder and Brisa Gel, then added layers of color with Shellac Nail ColorVinylux Weekly Polish and CND Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake skins, and beetles were constructed with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, and jewels. “The CND team never ceases to amaze us with their unique creative vision. If we can dream it, they can bring it to life,” said The Blonds designer David Blond.

Hair at DVF

Tresemme DVF Kendall

I adore Diane Von Furstenberg’s designs and I loved the beauty look that accompanied her new collection just as much! The inspiration came from Diane herself who collaborated with stylist Orlando Pita to execute her vision. “Whether in Ibiza, Portofino, Los Angeles, or Bali, I love seeing all the girls head out at night with their natural waves fresh from the beach, just tucked behind their ear with a flower, it reminded me of how I used to wear my own hair back in the 1970s and I wanted Orlando to inject that carefree vibe into the show,” Diane said. To get the look, Orlando prepped 2 inch sections with Make Waves Shaping Gel and Make Waves Shine Enhancing Cream and twisted into a bun, repeating around the base of the neck to create rows of mini buns to set the hair. When dry, he unraveled each bun, pulling apart the hair twists. Then, he used a soft bristle brush to brush out the waves and lightly tease the front section to create soft volume. He finished the look by tucking the hair behind one ear and spraying Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hairspray.

Makeup at Sally LaPointe

Sally LaPointe MAC

Makeup Artist James Kalliardos describes the trend at Sally LaPointe as “Ethereal Rebel.” He blended MAC Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion into the skin to instantly hydrate with MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation lightly buffed over the skin to add texture. Highlight was added with Peach Strobe Cream Shade Extension (available winter 2016) over the upper cheekbones. Promise Me Velvetease Lip Pencil (available spring 2016) was blended over the entire lip for a soft, natural look. The ends of the brows were embellished with sequins to complete – my favorite part!

Nails at Desigual

Desigual Nails

The denim embellished nails at Desigual looked awesome against the new spring/summer collection on the runway. Nail artist Keri Blair described it as, “A bit 90′s grunge, a bit Kawaii, a bit Barcelona girl… This is where art meets craft.” Actual white and dark rinse denim were used to cover nails, then distressed to appear worn-in, like your fav pair of jeansOrigami paper manipulated into shapes inspired by collage artists were then used to accent the thumb and ring fingers.

Makeup at Alice + Olivia

Alice and Olivia Presentation SS16 with Stila Cosmetics

Stila Cosmetics’ Global Director of Creative Artistry Sarah Lucero lead the charge behind the scenes at Alice + Olivia. The trend inspiration for this show was “Desert Goddess.” Sarah used the Stila Magnificent Metal eyeshadows in comex gold and gilded gold to encrust the eye in gold and hit the top points of the face, giving the illusion of desert sun gleaming off the skin. She created dimension by using the Custom Contour Duo and Kitten shimmer. Lips were done using Stila Stay All Day Lipstick which is quite possibly my favorite liquid lipstick of all time. The shade she chose for the Alice + Olivia show, Dolce, is beautiful and complemented the overall look perfectly. Love!

Everything at Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott MAC Wella

No literally, everything at Jeremy Scott was on point at Fashion Week. The standout elements of this look, for me, were the eyes, lips, and hair.

According to stellar makeup artist Kabuki, her inspiration for the makeup was “East Village party girls of the ‘80s who love playing dress-up in ‘60s vintage.”  Kabuki used MAC’s Blacktrack Fluidline and On the Hunt Superslick Liquid Eyeliner were used to create the “fishtail” eyeliner above and below the eye. A custom coral blend featuring MAC Pro Lipmix in orange, white and nude, was applied over the natural shape of the lips to finish.

The hair was created by Wella’s Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman who took inspiration from the heroine of John Waters’ iconic film ‘Hairspray’, Tracy Turnblatt, and the bouffant-haired beauties of bands like The Supremes, The B-52s and The Go-Gos. “Building on the late-50s-meets-80s Americana influence that Jeremy loves, we created a caricature of that classic John Waters look, with masses of graphic, structured volume at the roots, set off by incredibly soft and bouncy movement through the lengths,” Eugene said. He prepped the hair with Wella EIMI Root Shoot and Sugar Lift for maximum volume then set into pin curls. After the hair was dry and set, he backcombed into a gravity defying bouffant at the crown.

At NYFW, we go big or go home! Can’t wait to see all of these stunning runway beauty looks translated for everyday wear in a few months. But first, Fall. ;)

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Get the Look: Badgley Mischka Makeup


The makeup looks at New York Fashion Week ranged from barely there to overloaded. Backstage at Badgley Mischka though, the makeup team struck the perfect balance. The simple yet effective makeup design, executed by the stellar MAC Cosmetics crew lead by makeup icon Tom Pecheux, shined in the spotlight. Tom created a fresh look he described as “youthful and natural, but colorful.” It was all about that dewy, perfectly strobed and balanced complexion with a power pop of color on the lips.

Here’s how he did it:

Step 1: Massage Studio Moisture Cream into skin to hydrate, soften and prepare.

Step 2: Blend Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation over the face to even and tone, using the 168 Large Angled Contour Brush

Step 3: Appy Climax Pro Sculpting Crème (available spring/summer 2016) over the upper cheekbones to highlight.

Step 4: Blend Crevasse Pro Sculpting Crème (available spring/summer 2016) under the cheekbones to contour.

Step 5: Curl lashes with the Full Lash Curler to lift and open the eyes.

Step 6: Blend Crevasse Pro Sculpting Crème over the eyelid with Joy Toy Foiled Shadow (both available spring/summer 2016).

Step 7: Apply Peach Strobe Cream Shade Extension (available winter 2016) over the eye for added dimension and shine.

Step 8: Apply Climax Pro Sculpting Crème (available spring/summer 2016)  just beneath the brow to accentuate.

Step 9: Fill in brows as needed and define with eye shadow to perfect.

Step 10: Mix Rich & Restless and To Matte with Love MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor (available spring 2016) together and apply over the lips to finish.

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Get the Look: Hair at Hervé Léger

Herve Leger NYFW

Of all the trendsetting looks descending the SS16 runways at New York Fashion Week, the hair at Hervé Léger was one of my absolute favs. This braided crown pony, created by stylist Orlando Pita for TRESemme, echoed the style of the new collection perfectly.

“It’s the 30th anniversary of Hervé Léger so we’re embracing a new direction with a more organic quality in our handwork and elements of nature incorporated into the collection. We wanted to collaborate with Orlando on a softer braid and really play with texture more than we have before, ” said designer Lubov Azria.

And collaborate they did! It’s a new softer look for our Hervé Léger girl this season. “She’s still creating a strong statement with the braid, but we’ve played with making this more relaxed with purposely pulled out with loose pieces that frame her face and create beautiful movement when she walks,” Orlando said.

Want to style your hair like this? Grab a blow dryer (spotted this one at more than one station backstage), round bristle brush, small elastics, and a few TRESemme products and you’re ready to get started.

Here’s the scoop from Orlando on how to get the runway look at home:

Step 1: Start by washing your hair using Perfectly (un)Done Weightless Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and towel dry.

Step 2: Apply Max The Volume Root Lifting Cream from the roots to ends and blow dry with a round bristle brush.

Step 3: Create a deep side part and then starting from the crown, begin French braiding down across the forehead. Feed hair from underneath so the braid is raised up and let a few strands of hair fall onto the forehead to create additional texture.

Step 4: Secure the braid into a low pony at the nape of the neck with a small elastic and pull over your shoulder.

Step 5: Finish the look by spraying Perfectly (un)Done Ultra Brushable Hold Hairspray (which I totally love and use all the time) for light hold. Voila! Runway perfect hair. ;)

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Get the Look: Nicole Miller NYFW Nails

Backstage at New York Fashion Week SS16

Happy New York Fashion Week, beauties! The Spring/Summer 2016 shows are in full swing and I am obsessing over the beauty looks I’ve seen coming down the runways so far.

One of my fav nail art looks was spotted backstage at Nicole Miller’s SS16 show on Friday where butter LONDON’s lead manicurist, Katie Jane Hughes, created a fashion-forward nail design that perfectly complemented the fun, edgy collection.

“I created this bold nail look to play off of the street art inspired clothing in the collection. Black nails and edgy details are going to be a trend for spring. Spring beauty this season isn’t about playing by the rules,” Katie said.

The graphic, splatter-effect nail art featured a pop of color that mimics the bold street art and graffiti patterns found throughout the collection. These nail art designs complemented the poppy brights and graffiti prints of Nicole Miller’s “Street Sweet” collection perfectly.

Backstage at New York Fashion Week SS16

Want to get the look? I got the scoop from Katie on how she did it:

Step 1: Apply two coats Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds.

Step 2: Dip a bobby pin into Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black. Position the bobby pin over the nail and blow through the middle to create a splatter effect on each nail.

Step 3: With a new bobby pin, repeat the process with Nail Lacquer in Easy Peasy (a new shade launching in April ‘16!) on various nails on both hands.

Step 4: Lastly, apply one coat of Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat to create a high-shine finish.

So fun, right? Stay tuned for more beauty scoop from NYFW coming up soon!

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Heart Shaped Fishtail Bun Tutorial


Fun hair news alert! Michael Dueñas, celeb hair expert and founder of Hair Room Service, launched his own YouTube Series today. After high demand from Michael’s Instagram fans requesting to learn how he creates styles for celebs like Shailene Woodley, Cara Delevingne, Lea Michele, and Mariah Carey, he brings his talent in front of the camera.

The series will feature weekly hair tutorials of the latest red carpet trends, kicking off with the popular look he created on Gotham‘s Erin Richards – the Heart Shaped Fishtail Bun. The style itself is adorable and Michael displays how to effortlessly whip up this unique style so quickly in this video! Read on for step-by-step instructions and take a peek at the video to see his work in action.

Heart Shaped Fishtail Bun instructions:
  • Start with smooth dry hair.
  • Secure the hair into a low tight ponytail.  Texture can be pulled into the top and sides later.
  • Create a fishtail braid (refer to fishtail braid tutorial in my video) and secure the end of the braid with a small elastic.
  • Spray the braid with R+Co Outer Space Flexible Hold hairspray, to smooth flyaway and add longevity to the style.
  • Fold the base of the braid up against the head, securing with a 3 inch hair pin just above the elastic of your ponytail.
  • Spread the top part of the braid out for width and to emphasize the heart shape, making sure to keep the end of the braid small.
  • Fold the braid flat against the head, tucking the ends under themselves to hide them. 
  • Pin to the head so it is flat as possible, and shape as desired.

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Prep Your Makeup Bag for Fall with Stila’s Fall Collection: Modern Goddess

Stila Fall Collection

I am SO ready for my favorite season to arrive. Fall is officially on its way and that means the Fall makeup collections are too! I am obsessing over Stila’s new collection – Modern Goddess. See below for the breakdown of these new Modern Goddess goodies!

HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara


We all know how much I love mascara! This is my fav of the entire collection. With just one coat of Stila’s HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara, you instantly get major volume, length, curl, lift and intense black color. Go as bold as you want! Even with multiple coats, this flexible, buildable formula leaves lashes soft with no clumps, flakes, or fall out.

Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner


Bold eye liner looks, from tight lines to cat eyes, have never been so easy to achieve! Stila’s Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner is a lightweight, yet richly pigmented liquid eye liner dispensed through a unique cushion soaked in color. A full range of six dazzling colors – from flat to metallic finishes – can be expertly applied with the custom designed La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush that dips into the sponge like a calligraphy pen and draws across the lid in a slow, smooth, fluid motion. From day-into-night, the long-wearing formula stays put, keeping eyes looking effortlessly chic.

La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush


La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush is a modern take on a traditional, feathered calligraphy pen. Custom-designed for our Got Inked Cushion Eye Liner, it delivers perfect product pickup and precise placement. The click on cap makes it ideal for the Stila girl-on-the-go!

Lash Stunner Extreme Lash Primer


This innovative lash primer works like magic to deliver incredibly full, lush lashes when paired with your favorite mascara. The secret is not one, but two different kinds of fibers built into the creamy, easy-to-apply formula. Spherical and straight fibers work simultaneously to deliver a faux-looking, extreme lash look while a proprietary blend of soft waxes and thickening agents ensure lashes stay flexible and perfectly sculpted. The formulas neutral brown shade mimics your natural lash color so perfect coverage is guaranteed, application is a cinch and your favorite Stila mascara will look better than ever.

Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector


Perfect your skin with natural, matte, undetectable coverage that looks like skin, not makeup. Bouncy to the touch, its unique moldable texture minimizes the appearance of pores and offers moisturizing properties. Perfectly Poreless Putty Perfector conceals skin tone imperfections, leaving the skin looking air-brushed to perfection. Complete with a sponge, it’s also the perfect mattifying touchup on-the-go.

Wonder Brush for Face & Body


Introducing the brush of many wonders! This ultra-soft, custom shaped brush is perfect for sculpting, buffing and blending all of your favorite powders, liquids and creams seamlessly. Featuring ultra-soft yet dense, high-grade synthetic bristles, the unique brush is the ultimate tool to have on-hand in your makeup bag or drawer.

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Pretty Little Liars Hairstyles: Beauty Secrets from the Liars’ Head Stylist


Spoiler alert! No, I am not going to spill who A is (go watch the finale if you haven’t already!), but I did get the scoop on the best hair secrets from Pretty Little Liars hair department head, Kim M. Ferry. To celebrate Tuesday’s bomb-dropping finale, Kim shared her styling secrets with hair tips from season 6.

“At this point in our season, my hair department’s ‘top hair moment’ is definitely the prom episode titled ‘Last Dance,’” she said. “We designed some great hairstyles, built, cut and added human hair extensions and intricate braids.  I hired a jewelry designer, Mary Anne Brown. She made me some beautiful custom hair accessories – all handmade for one special PLL.”

Kim also shared some length specific tips on styling short cuts like Aria and Hannah: “Their shorter, textured hair lengths look so good on both of them. As for styling now, I still use a good setting spray, before I curl them like White Sands Liquid Texture Medium Hold Thermal Styling Spray. It can be used wet or dry. I usually spray each section I am going to curl. I like the softness of our “beach wave” looks, and have loosened them even more on Hanna and Aria in Season 6. We have more youthful looks in the first 10 episodes of our show created by letting hair hang around their faces and drift onto their shoulders. By using a 1 inch wide hot curling iron, I wrap 1 inch hair sections vertically around the barrel, hold for 4-5 seconds and then gently pull down on the curl and let the hair fall into place to cool as it hangs. This angle helps to give the effect that they walked out of the ocean and let their hair dry in the sun. I don’t usually use hairspray on either of them, but I do add my preferred oil to their ends daily: White Sands Orchids Oil. Put a little on your fingertips and lightly add it to dry, tired ends and watch it smooth hair immediately.”

For the longer haired ladies like Spencer and Emily, Kim details the best techniques for their loose waves: ”The technique is really very close to that for the shorter hair I described above.  To create larger waves, simply switch to a larger iron. I think a 1 inch hot iron works great with longer beach waves as well. Still use a good setting spray, and curl vertically instead of horizontally and be sure to pull the wave out as it cools.”

Excellent advice from an excellent stylist! I drool over the girls’ hair every week and I love how they weave their personalities into their style - from wardrobe to makeup and hair, too. I’m interested to see where the Liars’ style evolution takes them on the show in the next season! Until then, we’ll always have these prom memories. Happy styling, PLLers!

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The New Urban Decay #NakedSmoky Palette is Everything You Need in Life

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

The key to nailing the most sought-after and elusive eye look ever? Urban Decay’s new Naked Smoky Palette — loaded with ALL the essentials for the perfect smoky eye.

I am thrilled to be one of the lucky few who got to preview the much anticipated Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette before it launches in stores. As expected, like its predecessors, it’s awesome. Urban Decay packed their newest Naked palette with a dozen sultry, smoky neutrals — nine never-before-seen shades and three exclusives. These beauties will take you from subtle smoky neutrals in the daytime to full-on clubbed-out shimmer smoky for your next night out.


Experiment with warm bronzes, dimensional grays, rich browns, gorgeous taupes and deep black. From mattes to satins to shades with sparkle, Naked Smoky has it all and it includes everything you need in one palette: a true range of shades, the perfect brushes, even detailed tutorials!

I know this is a bold statement, but I think this might be my favorite of the Naked palettes. (I still love you though, Naked3!) I’m obsessed with its versatility and I know you will be too. Peek the video below for a closer look:

So, what do you think? Pick up your own Naked Smoky palette to perfect your smoky-eye looks and let me know how much you love it!

[Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Urban Decay via Conde Nast, but all opinions are my own.]

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Make a Splash this Summer with Stila

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Happy first day of summer, beauties! Of all of the summer 2015 collections I’ve been testing recently, Stila’s Sun, Sea & Splash Collection is one of my absolute favs. From the cooling primer to the liquid lippies that just won’t budge, Stilla’s summer offerings provide everything you need to keep your face looking flawless out in the summer sun.

Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer

Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer

This cooling primer stick delivers a refreshing sensation on the skin while delivering immediate pore-reduction, skin-smoothing, and hydrating benefits. Its minty green tint will also battle redness if you get a little too flushed in the summer sun. Skin is left silky, poreless and even-toned, creating the perfect canvas for your makeup. It’s a great pick-me-up to apply even on days you don’t want a full face of makeup, too!

Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush

This weightless, water-based blush, in an exclusive netted pot delivery system, providing a sheer splash of color to the cheeks with a rejuvenating cooling effect. Its luminous finish adds a healthy-looking, fresh glow to the skin. It provides the perfect pop of pink (or peach!) to your cheeks for a fresh look.

Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer

Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer

This lightweight, water-based, lipid-replenishing bronzer provides a sheer veil of sun-kissed color that perfectly pairs with your skin tone. Skin is instantly awakened, softened, brightened and smoothed with a non-sticky, comforting and cooling gel texture.

Stay All Day Bronzer For Face & Body

Stila Stay All Day Bronzer

The perfect complement to all skin tones, Stay All Day Bronzer is a lightweight, matte-satin powder that is ideal for accenting the face and body to perfection. Features are sculpted and shaped with long-wearing pigments that blend effortlessly for a natural-looking result. The sun-kissed, bronze hue adds a touch of sun for a healthy glow all year round.

Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

In my book, the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick is the star of the collection. It delivers intense moisture and long-lasting color that stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear. Stila offers five bold new shades for summers, inspired by the colors of the sunset: Rosa, Como, Bella, Venezia and Amalfi. They’re all really beautiful, but Amalfi is my jam! I’m wearing it in the pic below. Grab yourself some to sport this season! :)

Stila Summer Collection

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