Summer Glow – ft. Anastasia Beverly Hills

I firmly believe in having a formula for creating the perfect summer glow. For me, it starts with a smooth base. From there, I build up by adding in a warm glow, luminous blush, clean brow, full lash, and healthy lip color. Is it a lot? I don’t know; it may seem meticulous, but I love being able to complement my complexion using shade and light.

THE BASE

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My favorite smoothing foundation is the Too Faced Peach Perfect Comfort Matte foundation. With a Beauty Blender or other makeup sponge, it just creates the most soft focus (and comfortable) finish. I like to set it with the Peach Perfect Setting Powder to really lock it in and further blur any imperfections.

To add a bit of dimension, I like to use a fluffier brush to apply Benefit’s Hoola matte bronzer on the perimeters of my face.

THE GLOW

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I love a warm glow. The shade “Lyra” from the ABH Aurora Glow Kit imparts the most ethereal creamsicle – pink crystalline highlight, really blending effortlessly into the skin. I dusted this onto the high points of my cheeks, my hose, and cupid’s bow, and applied with a damp brush to the inner corners of my eyes.

I also sheered out Primavera from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette, along with Antique Bronze and some of the matte orange shades. I wanted to keep the eyes soft, blown out, and open.

THE LUMINOUS COLOR

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I kept the eyes fairly neutral, but definitely on the warmer orange side.

The flush of vibrant pink on my cheeks was created by applying the Becca Luminous Blush in Camellia with a damp Beauty Blender. This application sheered out the pigmentation, but made the bright pink color blend right into my skin. It faded into Lyra beautifully.

On my lips, I kept it simple and went with a killer formula for a healthy lip vibe. The Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in Glace was perfect for adding a pop of color to complete the look.

TIE IT ALL TOGETHER

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Two cornerstones of every makeup look: clean, full brows and voluminous lashes.

Using the ABH Brow Definer in Dark Brown, I easily added shape and volume to my brows. The thicker triangular tip makes full, clean brows a breeze to create.

I curled my lashes to prime them for a wide-open eye look. The best curl-holding mascara I have is L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise in Waterproof, so I like to use this as my base for building a nice lash look. To add even more length, volume, and black, I finished with a few coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara on my top and bottom lashes.

What do you think of this “formula” for a summer glow? Do you have any tips for playing up your complexion in a natural look?

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The Offbeat Venusian

2 Corinthians 1:20  For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

Thank you for taking the time to hear what I have to say. I hope you’ve found something helpful, or at the very least interesting. You can keep up with my beauty adventures by following me on Instagram @offbeatvenusianI also share my favorite photo memories from travel and life on my photo diary Instagram account @offbeatandaway. Instagram isn’t your vibe? I’m on Facebook, too. If you have any questions or comments, I always love hearing what you have to say. You can comment below or you can contact me here.

 

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Easy Disco Eye Makeup Look – Night Out Beauty

I used to have such a hard time deciding how to do my makeup when going out for a night. The two trends I fluctuated between were smokey eyes and bold lips, but that gets kind of old after a while. Here’s a crazy easy disco-worthy look that’ll turn heads but still get you out of the door in a reasonable time!

Focus on the Eyes

Offbeat Disco Eye Makeup

I’m so into the look of a bold shadow as a graphic wing. It’s simple, it’s customizable, and it’s so beautiful!

With the help of some MAC Fix + spray, I turned the foiled shadow in shade “Trance” from the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Palette into the perfectly creamy product to glide onto my lids.

You can play around with the types of product you use (hello Stila Glitter + Glow liquid eyeshadows!), the colors, and the shapes until you find something that works for you.

Silver Disco Eye Makeup

I kept it simple with clean brows and a generous coat of Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara. I then brightened up the inner corner using the highlight shade “Believe” from the same Tarte palette.

Ready, Set, GLOW

Metallic Eyeshadow Beauty Look

With the focus being on your head-turning eyeshadow, keep the rest of your face glowy and natural.

I used my favorite long-lasting foundation combo: Too Faced Peach Perfect foundation, setting powder, and primer. This locks in a base that’ll stay in place all night.

To add some dimension, I reached for my favorite non-matte bronzers in the Tarte Tarteist Contour Palette Vol. 3. I wouldn’t describe these as “shimmery,” but they have a radiant finish that is sparkle-free. My favorite nude blush is Tarte paaarty, so I applied a generous amount to my cheeks, blending up to my temples to keep things looking seamless.

The finishing touch for the skin is definitely a cool crystal glow. In the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself palette, the center highlight shade “Believe” is an amazing opal glow that really looks ethereal on warmer skin tones. I love highlight shades with multiple colored undertones in them because they add a subtle complexity when the light hits them.

My lips are about as nude and simple as can be — my favorite pinky nude shade is NARS Lip Gloss in Chelsea Girls. While the color is also perfect, I love the formula. NARS glosses are pigmented, creamy, and nourishing without the uncomfortable stickiness.

Would you wear this look for your girls’ night out? I love disco-inspired and mod looks. I especially love making them easy to recreate and wearable!

P.S. If you aren’t already following me on Instagram, please do! I like to poll my followers to find out what content you’d like to see next. I think Instagram is just the easiest platform to get feedback on. Regardless, I love hearing the comments you have to offer on my blog posts, so let me know your thoughts below!

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Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. 

Thank you for taking the time to hear what I have to say. I hope you’ve found something helpful, or at the very least interesting. You can keep up with my beauty adventures by following me on Instagram @offbeatvenusianI also share my favorite photo memories from travel and life on my photo diary Instagram account @offbeatandaway. Instagram isn’t your vibe? I’m on Facebook, too. If you have any questions or comments, I always love hearing what you have to say. You can comment below or you can contact me here.

 

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A Pink Glow Using Colourpop’s Super Shock Cheek Highlighter in “Over the Moon”

Colorful highlights are so pretty in photographs. Not that they’re unappealing or lacking in real life, but they tend to be less wearable than our neutral tones. I’ve been loving the glittery pink glow given by Colourpop Cosmetics’ Super Shock Cheek in Over the Moon, so I decided to create a wearable look using this disco-worthy highlighter.

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Why You Need Bite Beauty’s Prismatic Pearl Multistick in “Oyster Pearl”

Bite Beauty is one of my favorite brands — they are innovative, on-trend, and skin-conscious. Using natural food-grade ingredients, Bite has released “Multisticks,” or products meant to be used as lip, cheek, and eye products (think NARS Multiples!), in a range of beautiful natural hues.

I was so excited to see them create a Prismatic Pearl line of Multisticks – they are amazing duochromatic, glittery washes of color that can be subtle or bold.  I picked up the shade Oyster Pearl, described as “metallic taupe with silver shimmer.” Honestly, that shade description does not do this baby any justice! I see a lot of plummy-red and teal in the mix, making this a dynamic color that you probably don’t already have in your collection.

Initial Thoughts

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Stunning. I was so wowed by how multi-dimensional the shade looked both in the tube and swatched out. In texture, it’s thin and has a slight oily slip, but dries down to almost a powder-like finish. Keep in mind that if you’re oily, this will slide around, especially in the eyelid area.

I like how this product transforms based on what it’s layered on top of. You can really experiment and get different effects using just this one product!

The packaging is nice – Bite does a great job of creating sturdy, clean-looking, and minimalist components. I love the satisfaction of the magnetic closure on the tube! While it doesn’t seem like you get a lot of product for $24USD, the stick should take quite a long time to get through, even if you use it quite frequently. It’s compact, convenient, and easy to travel with.

A Minimal Look Using Oyster Pearl

Here’s a simple, glossy look using Oyster Pearl all over my eyelids and as a topper for the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Bow N Arrow.

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Don’t you love the way the light catches this gorgeous prismatic beauty? I love how easy it is to use, too.

5 Reasons Why You Need Oyster Pearl RIGHT NOW

  1. You have nothing like it in your collection.
  2. Bite is an awesome, clean makeup brand.
  3. You can use this product in at least 3 different ways (eyes, lips, + cheeks)
  4. You’re a lazy beauty-lover who also loves an edge
  5. You need a product that can transform products you already own

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Have I convinced you yet? I sure hope so, because I’ve convinced myself to pick up every shade in the Prismatic Pearl collection. Hehe, whoops!

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1 Corinthians 15:10 By the grace of God, I am what I am.

Thank you for taking the time to hear what I have to say. I hope you’ve found something helpful, or at the very least interesting. You can keep up with my beauty adventures by following me on Instagram @offbeatvenusianI also share my favorite photo memories from travel and life on my photo diary Instagram account @offbeatandaway. Instagram isn’t your vibe? I’m on Facebook, too. If you have any questions or comments, I always love hearing what you have to say. You can comment below or you can contact me here.

 

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Wearable Peachy Glow Festival Makeup Look

‘Chella season is upon us. Whilst scrolling through impossibly perfect pictures of celebs at the festival, I’ve noticed the beauty trends are quite polarized this year. Some went FULL GLAM festival crazy, but more than a few went with a natural desert glow. I wanted to try the latter, so here’s a super wearable look that’ll take you from pool party to weekend festival.  Continue reading “Wearable Peachy Glow Festival Makeup Look”

Rose-Gold Glam

Rose gold is such a universally flattering color — it yields both warm & cool properties, making it wearable on so many complexions. What better way to wear the color than as a metallic shadow adorning your lids? This glam makeup look is perfect for all of the special events you have coming up.  Continue reading “Rose-Gold Glam”