NYC Rose Gold Makeover for Amanda: BH Cosmetics & Tarte!

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After living in New York City for nearly two years finally FINALLY my amazing friend Amanda and former LA roommate has joined me! You read about her adventuring with me in my Benefit Primp My Brows article. She is starting a new chapter of her life in the big city and fitting in like she was born for it. Basically she is the most beautiful human on earth without makeup, hello, look at those features. Obviously I had to do her makeup. Usually she goes for big lashes (as if she could avoid them) nude lip and nude eye. She’s a little timid with color so I wanted to show her easy ways to use vibrant colors without looking overdone. This year is all about taking chances, being a boss and making changes for Amanda-Let’s start with the makeup, that’s an easy one. I settled on a rose gold lip and eye, because it uses a bump of color but doesn’t overshadow her bright shining natural fabulousness 

  • Face: 

Her beautiful Snow White princess skin is still adapting to the NYC weather so to smooth her out I primed with Puremedy Argan Oil Seabuckthorn Face Cream for Normal to Dry Skin, Porefessional by Benefit, e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer, Tone Adjusting Green and Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base 

Highlight: Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer, Light 20  + The Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer Aka the Con-Tour Artis, Luminizer Shimmer, Highlighter and Eyeshadow

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Contour: Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer

Foundation: Josie Maron Argan Matchmaker Serum FoundationRimmel London BB Cream, Light

Blush: Nars Orgasm 

Look at those cheekbones! Amanda’s skin scares me a bit because she is so fair  and has such amazing features that you can play up her features and then accidentally go from glam to drag queen in SECONDS. Ahhh! But really, with the help of blending, blending, blending I got the perfect creamy contour for her. Of course my secret was the beauty blender!

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  • Eye

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Primer color from Revlon Photoready Primer Plus Shadow, Bohemian 

Mercury + Asteroid + Saturn from the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette

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Tarte Smoldereyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Rose Gold  for the crease

Top Liner: smolderEYES skinny eyeliner in jade

Waterline: Tarte Smoldereyes Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Rose Gold blended out

Mascara: tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Natural Lash Enhancing Primer + tarte Lights, Camera, Flashes Statement Mascara. 

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  • Lips

 Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm Apple Pink + Balmshelter Gloss by The Balm in “Valley Girl”

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How fierce and beautiful is she? I’m dying. Her top is more than a little perfect, the SHADE. She looks totally ready for her first summer in NYC! 

Stay Fierce,

xoPV

This post is posted on Monday 5 May 2014.
Tagged as: makeup makeover mua beauty bhcosmetics tarte lashes rosegold