Author: Jessica

Celebrate December’s Birthstone Tanzanite

Happy birthday December babes!

While December may be the last month of the year, we did not forget about the importance of celebrating all of our beauties who turn another year gorgeous! The December birthstone is the tanzanite and has a beautiful deep blue shade that looks pretty no matter what it is paired with. Here are a few tips to maximize the blue of this hue.December Birthstone

Celebrate the birthday fun on your eyes and wear a shade of blue eyeshadow. I recommend choosing a color from the 88 Color Cool Matte Eyeshadow Palette. This palette has lots of different blues to embody the brilliance of the tanzanite. Add a layer of glitter for some birthday and holiday sparkle. The Dusty Blue keeps with the blue theme and adds some style. Swipe a coat of mascara on lashes and you are ready to roll.

88 Color Cool Matte Eyeshadow Palette

88 Color Cool Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Keep face and lip makeup simple so all attention is placed on your sparkling eyes. I recommend sporting some powder, dusting blush on cheeks and applying a neutral gloss.

December is such a special birthday month because December babes get to celebrate their birthday, Christmas and New Year’s within a few weeks of one another. What is your go to for birthday makeup tanzanite beauties? Share your looks with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Happy birthday beautiful!

Xoxo,

Jessica

Matte Lipstick, A Breakdown of Our Favorite Shades

Hi BH Beauties,

Matte lipstick is a must for every makeup lover’s collection. Celebrities from Kim K to Rihanna are rocking this trend, and you should too!

In honor of our matte lipstick, here are a few of our favorite ways to wear this gem:

Credit: Glamour

Credit: Glamour

Red- Kim Kardashian knows how to rock just about anything, and a matte lip is part of this. In her look she keeps other face makeup simple to balance the deep and bright color of her lips. When wearing a bold shade such as red, keep shadow neutral and play up lashes.

Credit: Behind the Scenes Makeup

Credit: Behind the Scenes Makeup

Pink- Emma Stone is the perfect example of how to wear a gorgeous pink matte lip shade. The bright pink looks youthful and matches her playful makeup look. Because this shade is not as bold as red, pair it with fun eye makeup like the cat eye.

Credit: Popsugar

Credit: Popsugar

Purple- Solange Knowles knows how to wear purple lipstick. She is a pro at taking this color and making it stylish. To keep makeup classy like this lip color, stick to a neutral shimmer shade for eyes. This adds brightness and compliments the beautiful shade.

 

What is your favorite matte color? Make sure to share your favorite looks with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

5 Minute Makeup: The Bold Lip

Hi BH Beauties,These lipstick tricks will help you get the perfect pout every time.

I don’t know about you, but I am not a morning person. Getting my beauty rest has always been a top priority, so when getting ready I need to save time and still look fabulous. Between picking out an outfit and styling my hair, I am often pressed for time when it comes to the most important part, my makeup.

Luckily, I have uncovered a few tips and tricks during the years to stay looking great in a minimal amount of time. The bold lip is one of the best ways for a quick glamorous look. To get the bold lip, follow these steps:

  1. Prep skin by washing your face for a morning glow.
  2. Make sure to exfoliate lips, especially if wearing a bright color.
  3. Layer on a coat of chapstick to stay moisturized.
  4. Apply lip liner in a similar shade to the lipstick of your choice. This will add a base and definition to lips.
  5. Apply a coat of bright lipstick. I recommend trying a deep red or gorgeous pink for a fun new look.
  6. Finish with a clear gloss for a layer of shine.

With all of the time saved on makeup, you can take selfies of your style and post them on Instagram. Remember to share your looks with us and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Celebrate November’s Birthstone: Topaz

Happy Birthday November Babes!

The beautiful rich colors of fall are upon us in November. What better way to celebrate your birthday then with a birthstone that matches these shades? The topaz is said to be the symbol of beauty and to serve as a protection against enemies. Topaz

To capture the warmth of the topaz, I recommend layering eyes with a gorgeous shade of gold eyeshadow from our Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette. Add a coat of liner in either black or brown to give definition against the neutral shadow. Finish this look off with a layer of our mascara and you are ready to go.

Add some fun to the birthday month by painting nails in a bronze color. Our Trendy Mini Nail Polish Set has a few shades that are perfect for our November babes including Sandy and Sunburst.

Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette

Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette

The warm colors will make you glow all over for your special day. We wish all of our November beauties a fabulous birthday. What products will you be using to celebrate? Make sure to share your looks with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Happy birthday babes!

Xoxo,

Jessica

Give Thanks With These Great Makeup Ideas

Hello BH Beauties!

Thanksgiving is only days away, and we have lots to be thankful for this year. In addition to spending time with our friends and family, we get to enjoy delicious foods like turkey and pumpkin pie. The holidays are notorious for picture taking, so it is important to have your makeup look gorgeous for these photos. Here are a few of my recommendations:Thanksgiving Makeup

Face- Add some color for the holidays. What better way to make your face look vibrant than by applying blush? Dust one of the colors from our 10 Color Professional Blush Palette on cheeks for a dazzling glow that is camera ready.

Eyes- Consider keeping eye makeup light. I recommend lining lids with a neutral liner in brown and adding a layer of gold shadow from our 28 Neutral Color Eyeshadow Palette on for a shimmer.

Lips- Since we are keeping eye makeup simple, consider adding a bright color to lips to bring out the blush on your cheeks. I recommend using our Classy Gal lip gloss to keep things fancy for your feast.

What makeup will you be wearing to Thanksgiving dinner? Make sure to share your photos with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Happy Thanksgiving beauties!

Xoxo,

Jessica

#ThrowbackThursday Brigitte Bardot

Hi BH Beauties!

Today is Thursday, and we know what that means, #ThrowbackThursday! In honor of our Eyes On The ’60 Eyeshadow Palette, we are going to honor the beautiful Brigitte Bardot.

Credit: The Guardian

Credit: The Guardian

Brigitte popularized the smoky eye many decades ago, and her look is still stylish. Follow these tips to get a smoldering look like her.

Eyes- Grab your favorite smoky eyeshadow palette and choose three colors of a particular shade (I recommend grey or black). Apply shadow to eyes and blend from your lashes to the crease. Don’t forget to apply the shadow to the lower lash line. Blend and smudge shadow with a brush. Now it is time to apply eyeliner. A pencil, gel or liquid will do. Line eyes with this color (grey or black). Don’t forget to layer on a few coats of black mascara to finish the look.

Face- Keep face makeup neutral by using one of our pressed powders to add a light layer of color.

Lips- Bardot was popular for her full and neutral pout. To keep with the ‘60s theme, apply a coat of our Peace, Love & Mod gloss.

Don’t forget to add volume to your hair to complete the signature Bardot look. You are ready to roll as a ’60s goddess. Make sure to check out our website to find more of your favorite ‘60s inspired products.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Classic Dilemma, Lip Gloss vs. Lipstick. Which is Better?

Hello BH Beauties!

These lipstick tricks will help you get the perfect pout every time.

Lip gloss and lipstick are essential products for keeping your pout perfect at all times. Both are fabulous and can do wonders for lips, but which product is the best to use? We have you covered with a comparison of these gems.

Lipstick- Lipstick is perfect for adding a pop of color to your face. I recommend wearing lipstick with minimal eye makeup to keep your look balanced. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors either, it comes in a variety of shades that compliment any skin tone.

Lipstick is often more pigmented than gloss and offers deeper color. It is perfect for a polished look at the office or a playful look for girl’s night out.

Lip Gloss- Lip gloss offers a more subtle option in comparison to lipstick. Gloss is a must when balancing bold eye makeup. Looking for plump lips? Gloss is also the perfect accessory for making your pucker look full as well.

How to rock lip stain - even with chapped lips

Lip gloss comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for finishing off any look with a subtle hue. I recommend sticking with neutrals for every day looks and spicing things up with a bright shade for evenings and weekends.

Which do you prefer, lipstick or lip gloss? Share your tips and tricks with us on Instagram #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Travel in Style With Our Studio Pro Products

Hello my BH Beauties!

I don’t know about you, but I carry all of my cosmetics with me at all times.

Make sure your eyeshadow stays put during your next beach bash.

Travel in style for your next vacation

There is nothing worse than being on vacation and realizing you left your favorite mascara at home! Any beauty queen knows that it takes time and effort to look gorgeous. When traveling, it is important to stay organized and keep all of your cosmetics in one case to ensure a flawless look for snapping selfies.

For long trips I recommend packing essentials in a large makeup bag. It is the perfect carrier for everything you need including large products and brushes. In addition to this, it has zippered compartments and exterior pockets for organizing items. This bag will help you make sure you never lose a beauty essential.

Every babe knows that makeup brushes are a must-have for proper product application. Our medium size makeup bag is perfect for storing all brushes, tools and accessories. Don’t forget to clean brushes when on the go with our brush cleaner.

Studio Pro Large Set Bag

Studio Pro Large Set Bag

Make sure to always stock up on your favorite BH goodies before any major trip. What are your must-haves for traveling? Share your favorites with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Safe travels beauties!

Xoxo,

Jessica

Halloween Makeup Recap

 Hi BH Babes,

I hope you got to enjoy some pumpkin carving and indulged in your favorite scary movies and sweet treats for Halloween. My favorite part of Halloween is getting to play around with bold makeup looks I have always wanted to try. While the holiday may be over, we are not done celebrating. Here is a recap of the best makeup looks we saw when out and about this Halloween!

The Cat Eye- The cat eye is a frisky look that can be rocked at any time of the year, but it was overwhelmingly popular this BH Cat EyeHalloween. To get the cat eye, I recommend using our Party Girl Eyeliner Pencil in After Hours to line eyes and finishing it with a coat of BH Liquid Eyeliner. Don’t forget to add mascara for drama and volume, or if you want to feel fierce pop on a pair of false eyelashes.

Bold Eyeshadow- There were some beautiful bold eyeshadow colors that matched the creative costumes I saw on Halloween. Lots of beauties were sporting deep blues and greens with their outfits. Our 60 Color BH Day & Night Palette has the perfect blend of shades for every event and outfit to keep you looking glamorous 24/7 like these girls.

Deep Red Lips- It isn’t Halloween without red lipstick right? As usual, this was a favorite for 2014. Red lips are the perfect way to highlight your pout and draw attention to a beautiful smile. While dark lips and dark eye makeup were popular for Halloween, I recommend keeping eyes neutral with red lipstick for all other times of the year.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Halloween Makeup Contest. Make sure to check out the looks of the beauties that entered and cast your vote. Voting closes Tuesday, November 11. We applaud everyone who got into the spirit this year. You all looked gorgeous!

Xoxo,

Jessica

Cheer for Your Team in Style this Fall

Hi BH Beauties,BH Game Day

Fall means pumpkin spice lattes, boots and football! Whether watching football with your boyfriend or a group of friends, we have you covered on the best makeup to rock at this sporting event. I like to keep it simple because you never know what the weather may hold. Go with the flow with these easy makeup tips.

Face- Make sure to prime your face prior to applying foundation for the best possible result. Our BH Studio Pro Foundation Primer has you covered for a lasting look if the game runs into overtime. Apply our BH Liquid Foundation for optimal coverage, and add a coat of blush to cheeks for a pop of color in the cool weather.

Eyes- Keep eye makeup simple and line eyes with a coat of your favorite eyeliner. Coat lashes with a few swipes of mascara and you are ready to roll.

Lips- Slick on a bright lipgloss, to brighten up your face. I recommend trying a pink or red to keep things playful. Reapply as needed after munching on snacks.

Grab your favorite jersey and you are ready to go. If you are going to a live game, make sure to carry all of your cosmetic essentials with you in the BH Studio Pro Medium Pouch to stay looking fabulous at all times during the event.

How do you prepare for game day? Share your go-to looks with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Here is to a win beauties!

Xoxo,

Jessica