Beauty Inspiration

#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

Date Night Makeup

Hello BH Beauties!

Do you have exciting weekend plans with that special someone? You may have the perfect outfit and hairstyle lined up, now all you need is gorgeous makeup to complete the look. Date night is my favorite night of the week. Whether going out on a first date with someone new or spending time with your significant other, we have you covered with the best makeup for this fun night.

First Date BH Lip Gloss in Plain Jane

For a first date, I recommend keeping things simple! It’s best to be yourself and let natural beauty shine through. To achieve this look, I recommending using our Forever Nude Makeup Palette. This palette is all encompassing and perfect for the right balance of sassy and sweet. Generously apply one of the neutral eyeshadow shades to eyes for a soft and shimmery glow. Dust cheeks with one of the blushes included in the palette and coat lips with the pink gloss. Don’t forget to add a few layers of mascara to eyes for volume and length.

Dinner Date Green Smoky Eye

This look is for the ladies who are in a relationship and are going out to dinner with that special someone. For this date I recommend incorporating a playful eyeshadow shade into your look. Get started by lining eyes with a coat of black liner for definition. Layer on one of the colors from the beautiful 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette 1st Edition. I recommend trying a green or blue. Don’t forget to finish eyes by adding a few coats of mascara to lashes for volume and length. Keep lips simple with a neutral gloss or lipstick. You are now ready for the big night out!

What is your favorite look for date night? Make sure to share it with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Celebrate September’s Birthstone Sapphire

Hi BH Beauties!

Sapphire

This month we are celebrating all of our September birthday babes and honoring the sapphire. The sapphire is a stone that can range in color from a soft blue to a darker indigo.  Many believe the sapphire serves as a protection from harm and envy. We have some gorgeous blue makeup looks to try in honor of this gem and our birthday beauties.

One of the best places to wear blue makeup is on the eyes. Start by lining eyes with the Wish Party Girl Eyeliner. This liner combines a beautiful blue with a hint of glitter. To add more blue to eyes, layer on your favorite shade of shadow from the Party Girl After Hours Eyeshadow Palette. Make sure to add a few coats of mascara for volume and length.

Party Girl After Hours Eyeshadow Palette

Party Girl After Hours Eyeshadow Palette

Keep other makeup minimal to balance the bold color going on up top. Simply apply powder to the face and coat lips with a light gloss.

Looking for another way to celebrate the sapphire blue of September? Spice up nails with the dark blue shade Boy from our 15 Color Trendy Mini Nail Polish Set. This dark color is perfect as we transition into fall makeup.

Happy birthday sapphire girls and remember to share your looks with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Fashion Week Makeup Recap

Hi BH Beauties!

Hopefully you got to see the coverage of Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Week. While fashion is an important part of our lives, makeup is the most important. There were lots of looks that ruled the runway this year, and we have a recap with a few of our favorite trends.

Glitter-Every beauty needs glitter in her collection. I recommend using either silver or gold glitter and lightly applying it around eyes for a touch of sparkle. While this is not an everyday look, it is fun to add some variation to your typical makeup for a night out or special occasion.

Blush-Blush was spotted on the runways as well. To brighten your face with a pop of pink apply our Iris blush to cheeks. This is the perfect look to rock for spring fashion.

lilac eyeshadow 1Pastel Eyeshadows-Pastel eyeshadows are the perfect symbol of spring. I recommend trying a cool pastel such as purple or blue to give eyes a much-needed makeover after months of wearing dark colors for winter. Our 88 Color Cool Matte Eyeshadow Palette has the perfect variety of shades to achieve this look.

‘60s Makeup-Last but not least is ‘60s makeup. What better way to be inspired by the mod shades of the ‘60s than with our Eyes On The ‘60s Eyeshadow Palette? Don’t forget to add a few layers of mascara for Twiggy style bold lashes.

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to try out some of these styles! What were your favorite looks from Fashion Week? Make sure to share them with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Fall Makeup Trends

Hello My BH Beauties!

Get smokey with your eyelinerAlthough I love the carefree and minimal styles of summer makeup, I also like the bold and playful styles of my fall makeup.

It is never too early to think about rocking an autumn trend and I have a few looks for you to start playing with.

Face- As that summer glow starts to fade away, I stick with a simple powder to perfect my skin. It never hurts to have foundation on hand for a flawless look.

Eyes- You can never go wrong with a smoky eye, especially to add drama and confidence to your look. Don’t forget to compliment the dark shadows of the smoky eye with a bold eyeliner. To finish this look make sure to layer multiple coats of mascara for a dramatic statement.

If you are not an advocate of the smoky eye, I have another option for you, metallic shadow. Try a silver or bronze shade of our metallic shimmer shadows to switch up your look and shimmer into fall.

Nails- I love to rock a bold color on my nails for fall. Most beauty trendsetters recommend a neutral or dark colored nail for this season. Our Flirty Mini Nail Polish Set has a rich color called Berry that I recommend trying for a bold nail.

What are your favorite fall looks? Be sure to share them with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Labor Day Makeup Looks

Hello BH beauties,

Lazy days at the beach and warm summer nights are slowly fading away as we approach Labor Day and the start of fall. We have you covered with the perfect makeup to celebrate one last long weekend of fun and friends. shutterstock_81584746

Eyes-The BH Day & Night Palette has a mix of colors to rock for lunch cookouts and evening bonfires. Make eyes pop with one of the blue eyeshadows from this gorgeous palette. I recommend using a light blue for daytime events and transitioning to a darker blue for evening events. Or, if you want to keep eye makeup simple, try one of the white shadows. Add a few coats of mascara and you are ready to go.

Face-Take advantage of the summer glow while you still have the chance. Keep face makeup simple by applying our Bombshell Bronze Powder. Even if there is no beach trip in sight, no one will ever know.

Lips-Feeling bold? Add your favorite shade of red to lips. Want to keep things simple? Apply one of our neutral glosses to balance patriotic eyes.

What are your beauty tips for Labor Day weekend? Make sure to check out our Labor Day Sale and stock up on your favorite products as we kiss summer goodbye!

Xoxo,

Jessica