8/23/11

Full Foundation Routine: Easy and Quick!

I get excited about foundation tutorials. I don't get excited about foundation tutorials that make such a task seem like rocket science.

I'm guilty of posting a few of those in my day, I'm sure. Actually I'm positive.

So I really wanted to do an updated one showing you all that you can actually do a full foundation routine quick and easily using all the bells and whistles -- primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder... The works.
Just listing all of those things make me cringe because day to day, I like to keep things simple. But it dawned on me that these things are usually a part of my simple day to day look if I'm going out.

The best part? It only takes me a couple minutes to complete and the results last all day.

So if you want to see how quick and easy full foundation can actually be, or if you just want to check me out in my zero-makeup glory before things get rollin', check out a demo of my current foundation routine in the video below.

Products mentioned in the video:
Origins Vitazing Moisturizer
Garnier Anti-Dark Circle Undereye Roller (magic)
Too Faced Primed and Poreless
Sigma F84 brush (LOVE)
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation, #40
MAC Studio Finish Concealer, NC20
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Light Medium
NARS Laguna bronzer
NARS Orgasm blush









8/22/11

Behind the Scenes... Sigma Beauty Video Shoot with xSparkage!


Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Minneapolis again to film some makeup tutorials for Sigma Beauty with xSparkage. Leesha and I had a great time!

We filmed four videos- two looks each. I think they all came out awesome! I can't wait for you all to see them.
The videos should be available sometime in September. Don't worry, I'll let you guys know as soon as they're up!

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot and the trip.





My super serious makeup face...




Aw look at us at the Mall of America! haha This picture is super cute to me for some reason.

We even had a fun last-minute meet-up at the mall! Thank you to all who came. It was so fun meeting all of you!



...and now, I'm going to end this post dramatically with a grainy, romantic photo of Leesha and I sharing s'mores at dinner one night...


xoxo,
Tiffany

8/20/11

Because Free Perfume is Always Fun... A Little Shopping Haul

I cannot tell you how excited I am every time I get my Ulta rewards certificate in the mail and I have enough for a free perfume. It's like I've won a major award or something.
Cue leg lamp clip.

I seriously haven't paid for a perfume in as long as I can remember. Which probably explains my shamefully large perfume collection.
So you can probably imagine my excitement when I had enough points for TWO free perfumes!
With still some points to spare.
Ok so enough about my love for freebies. So what? Free beauty products get me excited.
So along with proudly showing off my beautiful freebies, I thought I'd share a little haul from that same day and talk about some new MAC products I've been trying recently.





8/14/11

Back to School.... Back to School...

...or work.

What's genius about my back to school tips is that they are the SAME ones I would give for the working gal. So give this one a chance.
I'm totally guilty of overlooking these "back to school" type videos myself, just because, well... I'm not in school anymore.
But these tips are really great for everyone because it's all about creating a quick, easy, and long-wearing look that will take you through the day.

I get so many requests for a "back to school" makeup tutorial. Which to me, is kind of tricky because there are so many possibilities for a specific "back to school" look.
Even trickier, because in high school and college, girls are just beginning to really define their style. Some may be more comfortable wearing more makeup than others. Some may even go to schools with rules and restrictions on what kind and how much makeup can be worn.
That's when I realized that "back to school" makeup isn't defined by a specific look, but should really be all about ease and results.
In other words, something that will get you out the door fast and stay on all day.

Because at school, the last thing you should be worried about is touching up your makeup.

So here are some of my favorite tips for long-wearing makeup that is super easy and quick to apply. So whether you're a mascara and lip gloss gal, or if you love your eyeliner (like I did...every. single. day.), you can adjust these tips and the tutorial to suit you.

Yeah, you read that right. Come on, I was in to makeup. It was my thing.

Check out my video below for all my tips and the tutorial.


Then stop reading my blog and go do your homework.

xoxo, Tiffany



8/4/11

Enchanting Teal Makeup Tutorial

Products Used:
Sigma Flare Palette
colors used: Crush, Oversee, Define, Publicize
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Benefit They're Real mascara
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Peaceful
MAC Lipglass in Nymphette

not shown:
Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ liquid foundation
Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Blonde













8/2/11

Some July Favorites!

It's that time again! My favorite beauty products I discovered (and rediscovered) during the month of July. Hope you like :)
In other news, Brad and I are thinking about starting a home blog. Thoughts?