Tutorials & DIY

The Smokey Eye Revisited

Hello beauties!

I am a huge fan of the smokey eye. It never gets old and is perfect for a formal event or a casual day out and about. It has the right amount of drama and style to keep every girl feeling fierce.

Here is how I rock the smokey eye!

  1. First I prime my eyelids.
  2. Next I choose a light shade from the Forever Smokey Palette such as the beige and apply this to eyelids with a blending brush.
  3. After this I apply one of the grey shades from the palette to the outer corners of my eyes with a smudge brush.
  4. For the final step I add a coat of eyeliner to my upper and lower lash lines and finish the look with a few swipes of mascara. Sometimes I pop on a pair of false eyelashes to add some playfulness to the look.

Need to see the smokey eye in action? Here are a few of my favorite smokey eye inspirations:

Kim Kardashian- Kim is famous for her smokey eye. She always wears the style on the red carpet and looks fabulous doing it! 1227-01-Kim-Kardashaian-smoky-eye-makeup_li

 

Mila Kunis- Mila sports the smokey eye regularly as well and always looks amazing.mila-kunis-435

 

Taylor Swift- Taylor has embraced the smokey eye in recent years for a more mature look and looks great with it.taylor swift

 

While greys, blacks and browns work well for the smokey, don’t be afraid to add a little bit of color from time to time and incorporate a deep blue or purple.

Want to see how to create a smokey night look? Watch:

What is your favorite occasion for wearing the smokey eye? Make sure to share it with us on Instagram and use #bhcosmetics.

Xoxo,

Jessica

Look as Pretty as a Rose with your Forever Nude Makeup Palette

Unleash your feminine and girly side to the fullest with our Forever Nude Makeup Palette.  Equipped with 6 deluxe eyeshadows, 2 lip colors, 2 blushes and a highlight, you’ll have your kit ready to take with you wherever you go.

If you are a lover of all things neutral and pink, this palette will be a perfect fit to add to your collection.

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Watch how Cambria creates this lovely Nude Rose look featuring our Forever Nude Makeup Palette:

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Buy your Forever Nude Makeup Palette for only $9.95 here:  http://bit.ly/1oMiuRq

How to Get the Coveted Perfect Neutral Eye Look

Colorful looks are fun to create and pretty to look at for makeup inspiration. There are makeup artists who are so talented we can’t help but call their work “art.” However most of us go to school orwork and have to tone down on the makeup that’s appropriate for the setting… and is big reason why neutral eyeshadows are so sought after.

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By Instagrammer: @pinkperception

 

Watch how Cambria creates a lovely Metallic Neutral Eye featuring our Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette:

Buy your Wild Child Baked Eyeshadow Palette for only $9.95 here: http://bit.ly/14KKChc

 

How to Get Your “Glow” On in the Midst of Winter

What’s the best kept secret to slimmer defined facial features and that healthy looking glow you see on movie stars? The answer is simple and taking over the beauty industry: contouring and highlighting.

Watch as Cambria uses the Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Contouring Kit to sculpt, define, and enhance your features for a natural and flawless look.

We would recommend the Light/Medium kit for gals with light to medium complexions and our Medium/Deep kit for ladies with medium/tan to darker skin tones.

Our Forever Nude Sculpt & Glow Contouring Kit can be purchased for $11.95 here: http://bit.ly/1ymtAnd

Have Fun With False Eyelashes

Hi BH Beauties,

I don’t know about you, but I love bold, defined lashes. One of my favorite ways to make a statement with my makeup is by rocking false eyelashes. They offer a quick and convenient way to make eyes stand out in just a few minutes, and come in a variety of styles. Makeup trendsetter Kim Kardashian almost always wears a pair when out and about.

False eyelashes can compliment a smoky eye to add drama and style, or they can be worn with minimal eye makeup to showcase natural beauty. Here are a few of my favorite varieties:

Tease

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Tease- These are bold and open eyes to make them look larger. I recommend wearing tease for a playful look during a night out.

 

 

 

Flirt

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Flirt- Flirt lashes are perfect for a more formal look. Long lashes on the edge of eyes help to draw attention to you and that gorgeous face.

 

 

 

Foxy

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Foxy- These lashes are all about making a statement, just like the name. When sporting foxy lashes all eyes will be on you.

 

 

 

Need some tips about how to apply false lashes for the best look? I have you covered! When applying false lashes, hold them against eyes and trim off any excess. Next add lash glue, place the strip of lashes along the lash line and hold down. Make sure to add a few coats of mascara to blend lashes. Be sure to check out our False Eyelashes Review by Cambria for some great tips and tell us what you think!

Xoxo,

Jessica

How to Get Kim Kardashian’s Wedding Makeup

Hello BH beauties!

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Instagram via Michael Silva

How many of you were browsing through Instagram last week for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding? Even though official pictures haven’t been released, we got a few sneak peeks at the crazy over-the-top extravagant wedding through guests’ Instagrams.

Just from a few pictures of the wedding and what her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, has said – her look is pretty simple and can be easily replicated.

Eyes

Use liquid eyeliner to create that perfect winged eye – just a little, not too much. Then replicate her sultry smoky eye makeup with your favorite combination of smoky neutrals and shimmers and finish with false lashes and a few coats of mascara.

Lips

Kim played up her eyes and kept her lips neutral with a nude lipstick like my favorite, Forever Nude. Her lips look gorgeous, so make sure to exfoliate, prime, and then finish with a sheer gloss to get the same plump look as her.

Face

Her eyes are gorgeous, but her cheekbones are to die for! Highlight and contour using your favorite blush – I love the 10 color professional palette – and highlight on your cheekbones, and contour underneath your cheekbones.

I love how simple and glamorous this look is.Is this a look you would consider for your big day?

xoxo,

Jessica

How To Do a Matte Lip With Any Lipstick

Hello BH Beauties!!

Matte lips are one of the biggest trends this spring and we are loving them! Not only are they super chic, but they are nice way to wear makeup without feeling too made up. Even better – it’s not a hard look to achieve!how to do matte lipstick

It’s super important that you’re taking care of your lips because matte lips will accentuate cracked and peeling lips! (Don’t forget my other tips for taking care of your lips!) So make sure you exfoliate and then hydrate your lips. You can use any lip exfoliator, or make your own with brown sugar and olive oil or coconut oil.

Line your lips or shade them in with a liner (like one of our waterproof lip liners) – this helps your lipstick set and stay put.

Apply your favorite lipstick and then blot it with a tissue to remove excess.

Take a clean tissue and put it over your lips – just one layer because two is too thick. Then dust a translucent powder over your lips. Just enough will go through the tissue to give you that matte effect. Press your lips together to put the powder in place and then gently blow out to get rid of any excess powder.

You’re done! That was easy, right?

For extra definition around your lips, use a highlighter in your cupids bow and around your mouth.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

xoxo,

Jessica

Navy and Pink Makeup Inspiration

Hello BH Beauties!

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Do you ever get stuck in a makeup rut and can’t seem to get out? You get comfortable with one look and aren’t interested in trying something new. Been there! My go-to look is winged eyeliner with a little bit of a rose gold shimmer eyeshadow – barely there, but enough to add some dimension to the look. But… I’ve been wearing that look for months now!

Recently I’ve been inspired to change it up a bit. I have brown eyes; so blue eye makeup is great for my coloring. I pulled out the new Eyes on the 80’s Palette and started with the cream eye shadow all over my lids and highlighting the under my brow. Apply the purply-blue color (far left) to the outer corners of your eyes to about halfway across the lid. Then take the pink shimmer and apply it to the inner corners of your eyes to halfway across the lids and blend the pink and blue colors. If it’s a little too “blue” for you, try toning it down with a little bit of the silver eyeshadow.

eyes-on-the-80s-bh-cosmeticsI lined my eyes with a little bit of liquid eyeliner and finished the look with a few coats of the BH Cosmetics mascara.

For the rest of my face, I used a light pink blush on the apples of my cheeks so I didn’t look washed out. (I like Daisy and Lilac)

To finish off the look I used a light pink lip color. (Studious or Knock-Out lip glosses or Tea Time lipstick would both work, although it depends on your coloring). For my coloring, I chose Forever Nude because although it’s a nude lip color, it has pink undertones in it, which is really flattering on me.

What do you think? Have you done a look like this?

xoxo,

Jessica

How to Fill in Your Brows

Hello BH Beauties!

Those of us with full brows are thrilled with this year’s trend of filling in your brows. Thin eyebrows are out and thicker, fuller brows are all over the runway!

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If you missed it, BH released a really great brow trio a few months ago, and I’ve been playing around with it. Whether you have full brows that simply need a little definition, or light, thin brows that need a lot of attention, my step-by-step process is perfect for any beginner who needs a little help.

  1. Start by brushing out your brows with an upward motion. You need a Spooley Brush or a dual-sided brow brush/eyelash comb for this. This will make sure that your eyebrow hairs are all detangled, smooth, and clean-looking.
  2. Use the angled side of the brush to outline your brows and create a nice line on the bottom of your brow from the corner to the middle of the brow.
  3. You can use the powder to create the line or the wax to create a more defined line that will stay in place better.
  4. Use the flat side of the brush to fill in sparse areas and fill out the end of your brow with the powder.
  5. Finish by brushing over your brows with the wax to hold it in place.

Michelle from ReadySetGlamour has an awesome YouTube Tutorial of how to use this brow trio for a flawless, polished look. It’s a quick and easy process that anyone can do.

Give her some love and then show me your looks on Instagram!

xoxo,

Jessica

Beat the Winter Blues with a Sun-Kissed Look

There’s no denying it. We’ve got the winter blues. We’re missing warm summer nights and lazy days at the beach. But just because the weather is dull doesn’t mean your makeup has to be!

Here are our favorite tips to fake the sun-kissed look while you’re missing the sun.

  • Obviously bronzer is your best friend in the winter. Make sure you pick one that has more brown tones rather than orange ones. The trick to using bronzer is to only use it where the sun would naturally hit your face: top of your forehead, your temples, bridge of your nose, apples of your cheeks, and chin.

Makeup Artist Tip: Don’t forget to shade your jawline and neck so your face doesn’t look significantly darker than the rest of your body!

  • If you don’t want to use bronzer, you can still get a glowing look by combining a highlighter and blush with a neutral shimmer eye shadow. Make sure your eyes stand out with mascara or eyeliner.
  • Stick with warm tones like pinks, golds, and browns in your makeup during the dark winter months, as they’ll help you achieve that natural glow.

Don’t forget to change up your skincare routine in the winter to take care of your skin! Make sure you are exfoliating regularly. It’s hard to do this during the winter because your skin is already so dry, but it’s important to slough off those dead skin cells. Try a deep moisturizer or a moisturizing facemask to combat dry skin issues.

Let us know how you’re changing your beauty routine this winter! But don’t worry – Spring is just around the corner!