Sultry Valentines Day Makeup + Outfit Ideas ft. Naked 3

Hey guys!

Today I created a look that is perfct for Valentine’s Day using my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I’ve also created a hair idea and two outfit ideas!

Let’s jump right in.

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To start off, I’m filling in my brows with the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Blonde. 

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Next, I’m going to prime my eyes with MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot. This is going to give me a blank canvas to work with.

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Now, as always, I’m adding a white cream shadow under my brow and in my inner corners. Just blend that with your ring finger.Image

 

Now I’m going to take a fluffy angled brush and Strange from the Naked 3 and highlight both of those areas.

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Now with a fluffy blending brush, I’m going to softly define the crease with Nooner

 

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Now with a flat shader brush, I’m taking Darkside, a deep rosy-gray, and packing this on my lid.

 

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To brighten up and smoke-out the lid, I’m going to pat a bit of a lighter shimmery rose on the center area.ImageImageImage

 

Now, in the very center, I’m going to pat a bright glittery rose just to add some dimension.

 

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Now i’m going to blend the outer edges of the gray with a bronze-y rose, extending it and blending through the crease. You want an ombre effect throughout the crease, but don’t add too much color.ImageImage

 

To further blend these colors, I’m going to blend it out with a deeper matte rose.

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Now, to deepen the outer V, I’m going to take Blackheart, a black with rose glitter, and place, then blend, this in my outer corner.ImageImageImageImageImage

 

 

Now I’m taking the bronze shade we used earlier and smudge that on my lower lashline

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I added some individual lashes for some added drama. Apply LOTS of black mascara.

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For the face, I’m starting with the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, then using the Kat Von D Lock it Tattoo Foundation.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

 

For Bronzer, I’m going to use a cream for an extra glow. I love the Soliel Tan De Chanel for this.

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For blush, I’m going to use the Maybelline Master Glaze cream in number 10

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To set everything, I’m using the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Powder in Naked Light

 

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For a highlight I’m going to use the Urban Decay Naked highlighter.

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For lips, I’m going to mix the Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Sorbet and Too Faced lipstick in Marshmallow PinkImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

 

All done with the Makeup!

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I french braided my bangs and the back of my hair into a low ponytail and added a black satin bow.ImageImage

 

Now for the outfits.

The first idea is more of a date outfit.

I chose this deep red dress with black polka dots from belk over some black leggings. I’m wearing These black low-heel boots and a Jean Jacket over top, due to the weather.ImageImage

 

 

Now an outfit for those who have to work on Valentine’s Day. AKA ME.

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I changed out the dress for this long flowy purple top from Free People. I also switched out the boots for some Sanuks in a tribal print. Cute, yet comfortable.

 

I hope this helped if you were in a “Heart-Day Rut” or just needed some ideas! Let me know if you try this out! Thanks for reading, an Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

xoxo,

Pres

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Everyday Winter Makeup

Hi guys!

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I’m back today with my everyday makeup for this new year. I’ve been loving this look for work and everyday. It’s super simple, and using natural colors to make any eye color pop. As for the face, I’m using some new products that I am IN LOVE with!

Let’s jump in.

 

Okay, so, as always, I start out with my eyebrows. I’m just going to fill them in as usual with my Anastasia brow wiz.

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Now I’m going to take the Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold to  prime my eyes. This is essentially the same as a MAC paint pot. It’s a cream-based primer with a gold sheen to it that adds a warmth to the shadows i’ll be adding later.

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Now, surprise surprise, my NYX jumbo eye pencil in Milk. I’m going to blend this under my eyebrow and in my inner corner.ImageImage

 

 

Now I’m going to use my Too Faced “All of my Favorite Things Palette” that I got for Christmas. I’m going to use a fluffy angled brush and the color “Cream Colored Ponies” under my brow.

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Now, with the same brush, I’m going to take “Snowflakes”, a shimmery warm white, and apply this in my inner corner.

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Now I want to warm up the crease before adding my defining shade. I’m going to take “Chocolate Milk” and a fluffy blending brush and swirl this through the crease. This  is also going to make blending much easier.

 

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Now I’m going to apply “Honey Honey” to my lid with a flat shader brush.

 

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Now I want a dark but shimmery brown for the outer corner and crease. The dark brown will still give me the definition I want, but the shimmer will make it less harsh. I’m going to mis “Crisp Apple Strudel” and “Dark Chocolate” with a fluffy crease brush.

 

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Then I just blended the outer edges of the color.

 

Now I’m going to line my eyes with the L’Oreal Super Slim Liquid Liner in Black.

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Now apply your favorite black mascara. I used the Sephora Outrageous Volume mascara.

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Now moving on to the skin.

I’m going to use the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in the lightest shade (Pale People Problems :/  )  and dot that all over my skin, then blend it in with the Real Techniques Angled Kabuki Brush. 

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This foundation has AMAZING coverage. I mean, it’s crazy. It’s also super long wearinng. But don’t worry, I’ll do a full review on it.

 

Now I’m using the Covergirl + Olay concealer for under my eyes.

 

 

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Now I’m using the Clinique Transparency powder in the lightest shade, which, oddly enough, is number eight. What? 

 

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For bronzer, I’m heading back to that Too Faced Palette to use the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer in the bottom half of the palette.

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To contour my cheeks and nose, I’m using Hoolah Bronzer by benefit, which has an ashier tone.

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Now for blush, I’m taking Sin from my NARS One Night Stand blush Palette, a rose shade with cold flecks, and then I’m using the highlighter from the same palette.

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Now I’m going to use the NYX butter gloss in Creme Brulee, a peachy nude. Then I’m adding a bit more mascara. And yes, I changed clothes. I don’t like to put my foundation on in the clothes I’ll be wearing for the day, just incase.

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All done! I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment any requests, as always, and let me know if you liked it!

xoxo,
Pres

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Celebrity Saturday- Rihanna!

Hello Lovelies!

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Today I wanted to recreate Rihanna’s makeup. She is usually seen wearing a peachy bronze eye, red lip, and, of course, flawless skin. Rihanna, paired with her AMAZING voice, is an icon of beauty  and style to many.

CORRESPONDING VIDEO: http://youtu.be/A9q0hr-IpKQ

let’s jump right in!

To start, I’m going to prime my eyes with a translucent primer.

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Gently pat this until it is completely blended in.

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Now, as always, I’m going to use my NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Milk and apply this under my brow and inner corner.

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Blend this out.

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Now, for a brow bone MATTE highlight, I’m going to apply Urban Decay’s Broken eyeshadow, just a matte creamy color.

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Now for my inner corner, I’m going to use Urban Decay’s Zephyr eyeshadow.

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To define my crease a bit, I’m going to take Urban Decay’s Beware eyeshadow and buff this through my crease.

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Now I’m going to start with the peachy colors on my lid.

First, to blend the inner corner with the bright peachy-pink on my lid that we will be applying later, I’m going to pat MAC’s JEST eyeshadow, a light peachy nude, right where those two colors will meet.

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Now with my FAVORITE MAC eyeshadow, Expensive Pink, I’m going to pat this on the middle of my lid.

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For the bronze that Rihanna usually sports, I’m going to take MAC’s Sable eyeshadow and pat this on my outer corner.

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Blend the top of these colors.

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To further define my crease, I’m going to apply MAC’s Twinks eyeshadow throughout the crease.

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Blend.

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Now with a tiny brush, I’m going to use Sable again on my lower lash line.

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To further define it, I’m going to smudge Urban Decay’s Demolition eyeshadow in between my lashes.

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I created a wing with liquid eyeliner, and am now going to line my upper lashline with Rimmel’s Gel eyeliner in Black.

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I added individual lashes to achieve Rihanna’s full lash look.

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Add mascara!

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For lips, I used NYX’s Eros Lipstick for the perfect Rihanna Red lip. Her favorite is MAC’s Ruby Woo, but the NYX color is a dupe.

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I was getting my school pictures made on the day that I did this look, so I switched to a peachy pink lip for that! To get flawless skin in my photos, however, I used the Make Up for Ever HD foundation.

Rihanna Wears a nude blush, But I need more color, so I opted for MAC’s Fever blush.

Voila!

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There is your Rihanna look! I hope you try this out, and if you do, definitely let me know!

Have a lovely day!

xoxo,

Pres

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Silvery Eye Makeup!!

Hello Lovelies!

Today I decided to show you my silver eye makeup look. This is super-wearable and perfect for the upcoming seasons. This flatters any eye color and is super easy to accomplish! Let’s jump right in!

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Okay, So first I primed my eyes with the Fergie Eyeshadow Primer. Any translucent primer will do.

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Now I’m taking my NYX eyeshadow pencil in Milk and applying this in my inner corner and under my brow and blending that out with my finger.

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Now I’m going to apply this matte cream color, Broken by Urban Decay, on my brow bone.

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For my inner corner, I’m applying this shimmery white color, Zephyr by Urban Decay.

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Now I’m going to take this light shimmery Silver from the Rimmel “Black Cab” Quad and apply that to the middle 2/4 of my eyelid.

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Now, to build up the smokines on my outer corner, I’m going to pat Mac’s “Evening Grey” to the outer corner. 

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Now i’m going to apply a mid-tone, or blending, shade. This is going to make blending much easier. I’m going to buff L’Oreal’s Sultry Smoke, a matte grey, throughout my crease.

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Now for the main color of the look. I’m going to take a dark silvery-grey, MAC’s Knight Divine, in my outer V and through my crease.

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BLEND!!!!!!!

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For eyeliner, I’m going to create a wing with my L’oreal Super Slim Liquid eyeliner, then complete the line with Rimmel’s Gel eyeliner in Black.

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Now I’m taking Urban Decay’s eyeliner in Perversion on the outer 1/4th of my lover lash line.

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Now I’m taking NYX Crystal Liner in Black and going over that line.

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Now I’m taking the Silver version of the NYX liner and connecting that line to my inner corner.

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I added individual false lashes, which is optional.

 

Now add mascara!

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Now we’re done! I hope you try out this look, and if you do, let me know!

Instagram and Twitter: @presleyaleece

Email: alovelyambition@gmail.com

xoxo,

Pres

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Celebrity Saturday 3- Jennifer Lawrence Makeup!

Hi lovelies!

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For my third Celeb Saturday, I decided to recreate J-Law’s iconic smokey bronze makeup. I think she’s hilarious and I love her makeup! This look is SUPER SUPER simple and quick! Let’s jump right in!

CORRESPONDING VIDEO:Celeb Saturday 3- Jennifer Lawrence Makeup!

Okay, to begin, I primed my eyes with wet’n wild’s Fergie eyeshadow primer. Any translucent primer or base will do.

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Next, from my Naked2 palette, I’m going to take Foxy on an angled brush and apply that to my browbone. Any Matte color that matches your skin tone will do.

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Next, I’m going to take that same brush with L’Oreal’s infalliable eyeshadow in Iced Latte and pop that in my inner corner.

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This next step is completely optional, but for some added smokiness at my lashline, I’m taking Maybelline’s color tattoo in Bad To The Bronze, and just smudging that on my lashline with my finger.

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Next, to bronze up the lid, I’m taking MAC’s Elite eyeshadow on a 239 brush and patting this on the inner 3/4 of my lid.

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Now on the same brush, I’m taking MAC’s Woodwinked eyeshadow and patting this in my outer corner and roughly through my crease. This color is just a bit darker than Elite.

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I also smudged that color on my lower lashline.

Now, I’m blending that crease color with my Sigma blending brush.

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Now with Milani’s eyeshadow in Java Bean and my MAC 217 brush, I’m going to deepen my crease a bit more.

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Now deepen the lower lashline with a matte black.

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Line your upper lashline just as you would normally, with no wing.

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Take a small brush and a matte black and just smoke out the liner slightly.

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Mascara Time! I’m using MAC’s extra dimension lash in black, a new one I’m testing, but use whichever is your favorite. Covergirl Clump Crusher would be great.

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Now You’re done! Add some bronzer and a peachy blush to create your Jennifer Lawrence look!

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Thank you for reading! Remember to ALWAYS comment requests for future posts.

xoxo

Pres

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Daytime Smokey Eye Makeup!

Hello!

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Today I wanted to share my go-to daytime smokey eye makeup. This look is SUPER simple, quick, and flattering! All, besides one, of the colors come from the LORAC PRO palette! I love doing this on days when I want to look put together, but not have a heavy, night-time smokey eye going on. I applied some Katy Perry false lashes for an extra pop, but that step is completely optional. For an in-depth video tutorial, see the link below.

Daytime Smokey Eye Tutorial

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Let’s get started!

I already primed my eyes with MAC’s Painterly Paint Pot. Any skin-toned primer will do.

Now I’m going to apply MAC’s Constructivist paint pot, a dark, warm brown, shimmery cream shadow. I’m going to apply this to the outer two-thirds of my lid.

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Next, I’m going to take a fluffy blending brush and “Taupe” from the LORAC PRO palette, which is the lightest warm brown color. Image

I’m going to buff this through the crease and create a rounded shape by using small circular motions and taking my time. This will create a light, blown out, wash of color.

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A smokey eye is traditionally darkest at the lashline and fades upward. To get that effect, I’m going to take “Sable”, the slightly darker warm brown from the palette, and buff this through my crease, concentrating on applying the color closer to the actual crease and not blending up as far.

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Next, I’m going to take MAC’s PROlongwear eyeshadow in “Fashion Fix”, a dark ash brown shade, on my Urban Decay “Good Karma” brush, and apply that to my lid. $21.00, MAC Cosmetics

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Now I’m taking a bit more of “Sable”, the second brown I used on a MAC 217 brush and blending my lid and crease colors together with small winshield-wiper motions.

 

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Next, I added “Nude”, the light shimmer shade to my browbone and inner corner. I then toned my browbone down a bit with “Cream” a matte skin toned color.

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Now for Liner! As usual, I’m going to use my L’Oreal “The Super Slim” Liquid Liner in “Black” and make a small cat eye/wing on my eyeliner. $8.99 Ulta Beauty

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Next, to make the liner look more “Smokey”, I’m going to take “Black” from the LORAC palette on the Urban Decay brush I used earlier and smudge out my liner slightly.

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I didn’t smudge the wing of my liner, because I want that to stay crisp and clean.

Next, I added my false lashes.

Now I’m taking “Espresso” from the palette on the same Urban Decay brush and I’m smudging that on my lower lash line for a “smoked out” effect.

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Now, for a final touch, I’m going to line my water line, or inner rim, with MAC’s eye kohl in “Smolder” (black), and add mascara to my bottom lashes.

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LORAC PRO palette $42.00, Sephora

And VOILA! Your perfect, daytime-appropriate smokey eye!I love this look and get so much wear out of it, and I hope you will as well. Check out the video I linked at the beginning of this post and feel free to leave requests as comments! Have a wonderful day!

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xoxo,

Pres

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