Brow Routine!

Hi guys!

Today I wanted to show you my quick and easy brow routine. This takes me about a minute in the morning and helps keep my brows looking polished. Eyebrows complete your look and ALWAYS require some attention. I’ll be using the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde, the Anastasia Brow Powder in blonde, and the Clear brow gel.

VIDEO: http://youtu.be/KwFy6vEA258

First, I comb my brows with the brush end of the pencil.

Now let’s talk about the key points of your eyebrow.

To find where the brow should start, line up the edge of the nose with the inner corner of the eye.

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For the arch of the brow, line up the nose with the pupil.

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For the end of the eyebrow, line up the nose with the outer corner.

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Now I’ just going to underline my brow.

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For my arch, I’m just going to extend the line from the tail of my brow upward, then connect it with the main part of my brow and fill it in.

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Clean up any edges with the brush end of the pencil.

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Now I’m going to take the powder and the angled brush it came with and fill in any sparse areas for a softer look.

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Add some clear brow gel!

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Now we’re done!

Let me know if you try this out! Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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Travel Makeup Bag Essentials!

Hello Lovelies! 

Today, I wanted to share with you what is in my travel makeup/skincare bags. I’m going on vacation and figured this would be the perfect opportunity. I love watching videos and reading blogs on this topic because I find them so helpful when I am packing. I am impressed with how light I packed on this trip. These, however, are my absolute necessities. 

CORRESPONDING VIDEO:http://youtu.be/I4grcD9hWjg

When packing my makeup, I use this makeup bag with a brush case that I bought from Sephora. I find it to be the perfect size and I absolutely love the print.

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This is the Sephora Izak bag collection, which was around $25. It is still available on Amazon and Ebay. I highly recommend it.. Perfect size and super cute!

Okay, so i’ll begin with what I brought for brushes. I feel like you should always bring too much then not enough when it comes to brushes, but that’s just me.

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These are all of the eye brushes that I am bringing with me. I know it looks like a lot, but these are the ones I use on a daily basis. From left to right: MAC 217 (Crease), Sigma E35 (buffing), Tigi angled brush (Highlight), Tigi angled liner brush (Liner), Another MAC 217 brush (I always seem to need an extra),Sigma E20 brush (Lower lash line) , MAC 239 brush (lid application) Sigma E25 (For blending cream products),  Tigi Blending brush (Blending), Mac 266 angled brush (eyebrow product), MAC 219 pencil brush (smudging liner).

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From left to right: MAC 168 angled face brush (contour), Real techniques expert face brush (foundation), Real Techniques multi task brush (powder), Sigma F20 (bronzer), Sigma F35 (highlighter), Sigma F10(blush).

Now for actual makeup!

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Clinique Acne Solutions foundation

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Clinique Perfectly Real Powder

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Maybelline Dream Lumi Touche Highlighting concealer

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MAC prolongwear concealer

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Clinique True Bronze

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Laura Mercier Eye Basic in Wheat (Primer)

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NYX Jumbo eye pencils in Milk and Cashmere 

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Maybelline Color Tattoo in Precious Pearl

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Too Faced Natural Eye Palette

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Maybelline Quad in Gusty Green

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MAC Omega Eyeshadow (brows)

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 15.

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MAC Expensive Pink eyeshadow

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Sephora pencil sharpener

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Benefit Bene-tint cheek stain and High Beam highlighter

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Benefit Hervana Blush

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Ardell Brow Gel

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Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes mascara and Make Up For Ever Aqua Smokey Lash Waterproof mascara.

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Urban Decay Perversion eyeliner and L’Oreal The Super Slim Liquid Liner

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Tweezerman Tweezers 

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Tarte Inner Rim Brightener and Urban Decay Liner in Roach

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Elf Makeup remover pen

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Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting and Oil Control Spray

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Mayelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me, Revlon Lip Butter in Peach Parfait, and Benefit Lipstick in Jing-a-ling

Now for Skincare! I’ve been trying out the Simple skincare brand and have been pleasantly surprised! It has really cleared up my skin in a short amount of time and controls the oil extremely well.

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Simple Oil Balancing Makeup Remover Wipes

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Simple Protective mousturizer, Simple sensitive skin foaming cleanser, and Hawaiian Tropic after sun aloe hydration in Papaya.

And that is what I bring in my travel makeup bag! I hope this post helped you out and don’t forget to watch the corresponding video linked at the beginning of this post.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Pres

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