FALL MAKEUP INSPIRATION

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Every Fall I love researching what lip color is going to be the big shade of the season. We had the Oxblood Lip in 2014 and the Merlot Lip last year (which is still going strong this year). But this Fall, I feel like the pendulum is (finally) swinging from the heavy-handed Kardashian-style makeup to the other end of the spectrum: still adding a pop of color but in an “I don’t care” and more effortless way. And the best way to achieve it is fingerpainting it on, creating a non-stain stain look in the prettiest way possible. Here’s how:

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TIGHTEN UP

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Do you remember my tutorial inspired by Kate Moss plunging her face in a sink full of ice water (revisit it here)? Well… this is a little less drastic! But still effective! Because skin will always contract and tighten when it’s cold. So try this on mornings when you need a little extra help and watch how much more awake and rested you’ll look.

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BOLDER BROWS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

We’ve been trained to use brow gel last, in order to set everything and keep the naughty hairs inline. Makes total sense. But have you tried this? When you apply the gel then the pencil, something gorgeous happens! The hairs are wet, making the pencil more intense (the same way eyeshadow is more intense when you wet the brush first) and last longer! It’s a win-win, everybody! I’m obsessed. Here’s how:

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Let me know how it works for you in the comments below!

3 FAVES FOR A PERFECT BLOWOUT

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Most of us are trying to live our best life and do less with our hair while hoping it looks better than ever. While I love an air-dry scenario or a second day wave/dry shampoo combo, sometimes you just have to go FULL blowout. If you find yourself faced with the daunting task of round brushing your own mane, trust me– you will want to have one or two of these bottled-up miracles on hand to get you through…

  • ORIBE ROYAL BLOWOUT : my favorite for coarse, thick, unruly, curly, wavy, frizzy and/or slow-to-dry hair. Apply a very thin veil all over before blowdrying. I feel like my brush goes through 100 times smoother and doesn’t get caught on anything. I’ve also noticed it speeds up drying time significantly. I have yet to find something comperable to this in a more affordable price range, but I will say this bottle seems to last for ages, so I would say it’s worth the splurge.
  • LIVING PROOF BLOWOUT STYLING SPRAY: great on fine, straight hair that needs styling support from the inside out. I love this because sometimes you’ve got that head of hair that’s so straight or fine or long and it doesn’t want to wrap around the brush. This spray helps create a little grip which helps you get tension and bend as you need it.
  • DRY BAR HOT TODDY RESTORATIVE CREAM: If you stuggle with dryness, damage, if you bleach your hair, highlight heavily or if you just desperately need a haircut but you can’t seem to prioritize it, use this if you’re going to blow your hair out. Evenly apply a dime size from middle to ends on wet hair. Blow out as usual. It helps me get softness on even the driest, most damaged hair. (This will get your through, but like also, GO get your haircut!) By the way, you can use this in conjunction with the others– just apply this on the ends first and then the spray on top!

If you need help with shine or smoothing after you’re done blowing out, peep THIS POST on our favorite finishing serums.