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Adventures with IPSY | December

December Glam Bag Review

Here’s what I’ve received this month. What I LOVE, and what I’m not thrilled about.
Quick Look: *starred items* I love!

  1. Royal & Langnickel “Angle Shader Brush” Use this brush to apply shadow right into the crease of the eye. Its made with synthetic bristles so it works well with both creams and powders. The quality of the brush is nice for its price point, but I prefer a fluffy brush without an angle to apply eyeshadow.
  2. *Smashbox Cosmetics “Insta-Matte lipstick Transformer” a silky smooth translucent gel that transforms any cream lipstick into a velvety matte finish. I am so surprised with this product! I wasn’t expecting it to work, but it did exactly what it said. I LOVE this, and will purchase for my professional kit. 
  3. *NYX Professional Makeup Prismatic Shadow “Fireball” A shimmery eyeshadow in a rose-gold color. This eyeshadow is only $6 so I wasn’t expecting much. Surprisingly it’s super smooth, with great color payoff. I LOVE this and would purchase more like it.
  4. City Color Cosmetics, Be Matte Blush “Fresh Melon, Blackberry, and Guava”  An ultra-fine pressed powder with build-able pigmentation. I think the quality of this product is sub-par and the color’s aren’t versatile, so I’m not a fan. 
  5. Privai “Aqua Gel Masque” Made with chamomile flower, azulene and green tea to sooth and calm skin. The packaging says this is perfect for after a day in the sun or an active peel where the skin is parched. I think I will wait til summer to use this. It honestly seems like a very expensive version of Aloe Vera, so I don’t plan on getting too attached.

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The three products I LOVE — from November’s bag

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Makeup Brushes | for the Face

7 Must Have Makeup Brushes for the Face

Keep reading for details on a few of my favorites. Also, one them is half off — perfect for a last minute Christmas Gift for someone…or yourself!

the Top Seven | for the Face

  1. *ZOEVA | 104 | Buffer : Natural Vegan bristles, dense and soft, to create a natural, flawless foundation finish. Picks up any kind of cream/liquid without absorbtion.
  2. MAC | 184 | Duo Fibre Fan Brush : Synthetic fibers, in a flat, fan-shape, that work especially well with highlighter, or to dust away excess product. 
  3. *ZOEVA | 101 | Luxe Face Definer : Natural-synthetic hair mix, produces a smooth and even application of pressed and loose powders. The tapered shape of this brush makes it the perfect tool to contour your face.
  4. MAC | 163 | Se Flat Contour Brush  : Short, silky and synthetic bristles, designed to create sharp contours with sculpting products. 
  5. Sephora | 44 | Pro Stippling Brush  : Natural-synthetic hair mix — the white, taklon bristles apply product, and the black goat bristles blend. This stippling brush perfectly applies powder, liquid, and cream. I prefer it for blush.
  6. MAC | 150 | Large Powder Brush : Synthetic fiber, full and dense and ideal brush for dusting loose or pressed bronzer and blush onto the face. 
  7. *Sephora | 30 | Must Have Large Powder  : This has been one of my all time favorite brushes for years!! Synthetic bristles in a full-bodied brush, perfect for evenly applying loose or pressed powders. Ideal for creating an even, matte finish. I prefer this brush to set my foundation. Currently on SALE for $18 (normally $36) — the BEST Christmas Gift!!

Choosing the right brush | What’s the difference?

Natural Bristles
| Best with powdered products

Synthetic Bristles | Best with liquid or cream

Long + Fluffy | Used to evenly diffuse and blend 

Short + Dense | Apply a lot of color in a small area

Brushes for the Eyes + how to keep them Clean!

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Holiday Favorites | Hair + Makeup

’tis the Season for Christmas and Holiday Parties! Not sure how you want to wear your hair or makeup? Keep reading for fun holiday inspiration (and potential gift ideas!)

the Hair

for Volume use Big Sexy Hair “Powder Play,” which is ideal for instant volume on dry hair. A couple shakes on your roots, let it sit for a couple seconds (as it absorbas excess product and oil on your scalp) and tease with a comb. 

for the Curl use Bellami “6 in 1 Complete Curler Set,” easily one of my favorites, for its six interchangeable barrels. Get the range of tight curls to loose beachy waves. It’s fused with ceramic and creates silky smooth curls that last! *this is on sale right now! Normally $299.99 now for $139.99!!

make it Last with Fave4 “Style Stay.” Wearing your hair up? This is for you! Spray 10-12 inches away from your style for endless style. Color safe & free of Gluten/Parabens/Sulfate 

the Makeup

bright Red Lips are in this time of year! Line and fill in lips with NYX Retractable Lip Liner in “Red” or “Ruby.” This gives lips a great shape, and a good foundation for the lip color to set on. Try Lip Tar “NSFW- True Balanced Red” or Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick “American Doll” for a bright, rich and pigmented red that will last all night long! *MAC’s Ruby Woo (not pictured) is also one of my favorites!

standout Eyes can be opened up easily with a set of false lashes like Lilly Lashes “Miami.” Want something a little more natural? Try Ardell “Demi Wispies.”

Looking for something to wear? A few Local Holiday Fav’s from my good friend and StylistCarmi Moore.



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Get the Bridal Look | Brianna from Pretty Little Vintage Co.

Remember the amazing vintage rentals from the romatic Styled Shoot a couple of weeks ago? Those pieces belong to the stunning husband and wife pictured above, Brianna and Chris, owner of Pretty Little Vintage Co. Flash back a year ago, to their October wedding, Brianna entrusted me with her bridal hair and makeup. Her look was inspired by warm golden hues, and paired with loose romantic waves, finished with a stunning floral headpiece! Keep reading for details. Get her bridal look — and a sneak peek into her wedding day. 

Brianna | get the Bridal Look

the Makeup

the Eyes: MAC paint pot “Painterly,” MAC Eyeshadow “Soft Brown,” “Rice Paper,” Urban Decay “Naked” palette — using the colors “Virgin” and “Half Baked”. Lined with Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Liner “Jet,” Ardell “Demi Wispies” lashes.   The Brows — Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo in “Caramel,” set with clear brow gel. 

the Lips: MAC Lipstick “Honeylove” with Buxom Lip Polish “White Russian”  on top

the Skin: Airbrush foundation from Dinair, concealed with MAC Select Coverup, set with MAC Powder “Transluscent”. MAC powder blush “Peaches” and lightly bronzed with Too Faced “Chocolate Soleil”. Finish the look with Urban Decay “All Nighter” setting spray. 


the Hair

Soft Romantic Waves pulled back by loose Braids with a Floral Crown: Start with dry shampoo at the roots of the hair to give a little volume. In one inch sections, spray throughout, then blow dry, on cool setting, to work in. With the Bellami “6-in-1 Complete Curler Set,” use the 25 mm barrel, and wrap hair in 1”-2″ sections around the wand. Once cooled, comb through with fingers to loosen the waves. Part hair to the side, then on each side tease hair at roots and spray with lightweight hairspray. With each section, loosely braid the hair back and once the braids meet, pin together. Slightly loosen the braid with your fingers to achieve a full and soft look. Use Fav4 “Texture Takeover” to create a messy, texturized and voluminous hold, and finish the ends of the hair with Fav4 “Flex Reflect” for a lightweight gloss. Add the floral headpiece last — both heat and product can either wilt or discolor real flowers. 


the Details

Alison Kamper Photograph

Affections Floral Design

Vintage Rentals
Pretty Little Vintage Co.

Personalized Wedding + Event Decor
The Beeze Kneez
(this is Bri’s Etsy shop – everything from calligraphy and placecards to mugs and drinkware!)

Hayloft on the Arch


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Makeup + Hair Giveaway

Tease and Makeup is giving away a few of our favorite products!! 

Valued at over $60 | Here’s what you’re getting…

  1. Fave4 “Texture Takeover” travel sized ($12) a hairspray used for all-over volume, subtle lift and a messy, sexy texturized hold
  2. Lilly Lashes “Miami” ($29.99) – as seen on Kylie Jenner – a reusable strip lash made from mink – (suggested use 20-25 wears)
  3. Buxom Lip Polish “White Russian” ($20) – a creamy, no shimmer gloss that has a minty, tingly, plumping effect
  4. $10 off your next hair or makeup service with Tease and Makeup

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The winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on Cyber Monday at 10:00 pm – (November 28th, 2016)
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