Beauty Inspiration

Celebrate January’s Birthstone: The Garnet

Happy birthday January babes!

As a girl with a January birthday, you get to celebrate being first in the year and making a fresh start. What better way to make a statement then with the reds of the garnet? This gem comes in a variety of shades, but the color red is the most prominent. This color is both confident and attention getting which is perfect for all of our birthday girls.

 

Garnet.

Garnet.

 

Lips- The best way to wear red is on the lips. It will draw attention to your beautiful smile. Try one of our matte lipsticks in a shade like Dark Rose for a deep red hue.

Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in “Dark Rose”

Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in “Dark Rose”

 

Eyes- When wearing a bright lip, keep eyes neutral for a balanced look. I recommend lining them with a simple brown shade and adding a bronze color to lids. The Wild Child Baked Palette has the perfect blend of light beiges and bronzes that are subtle and flattering to every color of eyes. Add a swipe of mascara and you are ready to go.

Looking for another way to celebrate this month? Add a coat of red to your nails. This is a fun way to incorporate the beautiful garnet into your look.

Here is to another year of being gorgeous. What is your go-to for embracing shades of the garnet? Make sure to share it with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Happy birthday beauties!

Xoxo,

Jessica

Makeup Trends for 2015

Hi BH Beauties,

It is a new year and a time for starting fresh. One of my favorite things about the new year is the chance to switch up my style. Here are a few beauty trends that I recommend trying for a new look in 2015:

Color- Color is a must for 2015. This can be worn anywhere and everywhere. I recommend wearing a beautiful blue or purple on eyes for a bright and fun pop of color. Our Party Girl After Hours Palette has a great mix of gorgeous blues and purples to keep your eyes looking dazzling.

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Photo by Instagrammer: @soniadang

 

See the Party Girl After Hours Eyeshadow Palette up close here:

If you prefer to play up lips instead of eyes, try a bright pink or red shade. This adds color to your pout during the dull winter days. Our Party Girl Twist Stick will keep your lips moisturized and add pigment to your face.

Party Girl Twist Stick

Full Brows- Full brows are a hot item for this year. If you have not yet sported this look, give it a try. The maintenance is easy and the final look is flawless. Our Flawless Brow Trio is the perfect kit for getting started and adds definition and shape.

Eyeliner- Eyeliner is a must for every beauty lover and a hot trend for 2015. While the smokey eye and cat eye never disappoint, there is another way to wear this trend. Use a liquid liner and line eyes the whole way around to make a dramatic and bold statement.

What makeup looks will you be trying this year? Make sure to share your favorite styles with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

“Get The Look” – 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards

The red carpet was lively with head-to-toe glam for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Seeing so many beautiful looks at one event, made it difficult to choose our favorites! Here are the top 3 looks that caught our eyes and our tips to achieving these look using BH Cosmetics products.

Lupita Nyong’o 

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Lupita Nyong’o is absolutely glowing in this winter berry look that has her lids painted with a gorgeous shade of purple and her lips finished perfectly with a glossy pop of red.

Get the Look: Start by getting a glowing complexion with our “Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Contouring Kit.” To shape contours and add illuminating highlights to your face add these powders to focus areas like the apples of the cheeks and brow bones. Next sweep the gorgeous purple and fuchsia shades from our “Wild At Heart Baked Eyeshadow Palette” to create that pop of color on the eyes and finish off the lips with a swipe of “bh Party Girl Twist Moisturizing Balm Stick” in Masquerade for a glossy, berry pout.

Jennifer Lopez 

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Jennifer Lopez did not disappoint as the queen of smokey eyes. She wore a sexy and sultry eye that sizzled with gunmetal glam!

Get the Look: Jennifer’s bronzey, glowing complexion can be achieved by buffing the face with BH’s “Bombshell Bronze” Bronzing Powder in Siren. Sweep the rich gunmetal shade from the “Forever Smokey Makeup Palette” all over your eyelids and smudge the lash lines with a “Party Girl Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Pencil” in After Hours. Finally, you can balance the look with the nude lip color included in the “Forever Smokey Makeup Palette.”

Gina Rodriquez 

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The key to achieving Gina Rodriquez’s stunning nude look is to focus on complexion perfection.

Get the Look: Start your beauty routine by priming your face and eyes with the “BH Studio Pro Foundation Primer” and “BH Studio Pro Waterproof Eye Primer.” Next, perfect the skin with the “Foundation & Concealer Palette” that gives you 10 shade options for flawless coverage; don’t forget to blend, blend, blend!  Softly, shade the eyes and define the lash line with a classic slim cat eye using a “BH Liquid Eyeliner.” Less is more, when it comes to nude lips, so choose a color that is 1-2 shades paler than your natural lip shade. We like pairing the “Crème Luxe Lipstick” in Forever Nude with the “Waterproof Lip Liner” in Earth to achieve the shade that Gina is wearing.

Make sure to share your Golden Globe looks! We can’t wait to see them!

 

New Year’s Makeup

Hi BH Beauties,

I can’t believe 2014 is coming to a close already. It’s time to celebrate as we ring in another fabulous year. Break out the party dress and get the camera ready for a night to remember! We have your makeup covered for every special event.

For Dinner

What better way to ring in the new year then by going to a nice dinner with friends? This is the time to get decked out in your finest and enjoy one another’s company. I recommend keeping dinner makeup simple and wearing a shimmery gold eyeshadow from our Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette. The sparkle will add some festivity to your look. Make sure to compliment
eyes with a swipe of gold shimmery gloss in the shade Up All Night.

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Photo by Instagrammer: @feliciaox

 

For Dancing

Dancing the night away is a great time, but making sure my makeup stays in place is always in the back of my mind. To keep skin looking flawless layer on a primer to your face and eyes. This will assure makeup stays put no matter how much fun you are having on the dance floor. To make eyes stand out under the lights, I recommend sporting a pair of false eyelashes. This will give you volume and length to stay looking gorgeous all night.

For a Parade

If you are going out and about to a parade or to see the ball drop make sure to bundle up. I recommend keeping eye makeup simple for this casual event and just layering on a coat of black eyeliner with some mascara. It is important to keep lips moisturized in the cold as well, so apply one of our matte lipstick colors to add style and moisture to your pout.

What are your go-to styles for New Year’s Eve? Make sure to share them with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Watch our video to see how you can get a pretty neutral look featuring our Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette:

Here is to a happy and healthy New Year loves!

Xoxo,

Jessica

Christmas Makeup Inspiration

Hi BH Beauties,

The holidays are here, and now is the time to play around with fun makeup looks. Get in the spirit by trying out a red or green cosmetic to match the festivities of the season.  Here are a few recommendations for getting into the holiday spirit.Christmas Makeup

Eyes- There is nothing like a little bit of sparkle and shadow for eyes. Try using a green shadow in honor of the Christmas tree. The Party Girl Palette has multiple shades of green to achieve this look. These shadows can be worn as one shade or layered to create a dimensional effect.

Feeling adventurous? Add some sparkle to eyes with one of the shades from our Glitter Collection. I recommend trying the Deep Red or Pearl. Both are perfect for the holidays and can be dusted over eyeshadow for a fun shimmer.

Lips- It would not be Christmas without a chance to sport red lips. Our matte lipstick has you covered for all Christmas festivities whether it is an office party or family get together. If you are looking for a deep red shade this season I recommend trying Dark Rose.

Face- When rocking bright eyes and bold lips, keep other face makeup neutral. Apply a coat of pressed powder to add some color to skin and finish it off with a light layer of bronzer.

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Remember to ask Santa for some BH makeup goodies and share your presents with us on Instagram using #bhcosmetics. Merry Christmas!

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!

Credit: Glamour

Credit: Glamour

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

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.

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.

Credit: Popsugar

Credit: Popsugar

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

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.

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Wild Child Palette

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.

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:

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 Creme Luxe Lipstick in the shade “Charmed” for  the prettiest pink-rosy color.

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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