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Happy New Year, gorgeous gems!
After kissing goodbye 2013, we are so ready to take on the New Year! For all you January babes, we want to celebrate and recognize your birthstone, the beautiful Garnet. Although this gem comes in a variety of shades, such as yellow, green, and purple, it is most known for its rich, deep red color. Those born in January are associated with the virtues of truth, purity, and ambition. However, the main quality of January and the Garnet gem is their constancy in friendships! Why not grab your BFF and celebrate your birth month with a Garnet-inspired look?
Since Garnet holds such a deep red hue, create your look around a deep red lipstick. Our Crème Luxe Lipstick in ‘Red Truffle’ or ‘Moody Merlot’ are great colors to get in the mood for your birth month. Don’t forget to line with your lips with our Waterproof Lip Liner in ‘Retro’ which will create a clean line and make your dark lip last longer. With such a statement lip, keep your eyes simple with our 88 Color Neutral Eyeshadow Palette which has a ton of nudes, taupes, and golds to work with or if you feel more devilish, go for a smokey eye and add a bit of sparkle with our conveniently named glitter in ‘Deep Red’. Whether you go for the neutral eye or smokey eye, take it one step forward with a bold cat eye using
When you want to take your makeup to the next level, gold and silver eyeshadow is the perfect solution. The shimmery nature of the hues create a multifaceted look that will surely turn heads. Here is how to wow your friends with your eye makeup:
Just a touch
If you are new to shimmery makeup, there is a way to apply just a touch of the look to your eyes. Simply use either the gold or silver hue in your 88 color shimmery eyeshadow palette. Apply a light dusting on your lids and finish with an application of black mascara.
When you’re heading out for an evening of fun, go bolder. Apply a base of either of these metallic hues on your eyelids and add a thin strip layer of black with your BH liquid liner. Put on a thick coating of mascara and your look is complete.
Going all out
For holiday parties like a New Year’s Eve bash, you’re going to want to pull out all the stops. To do this use both gold and silver for the ultimate metallic look. Start with gold at the base of your eyelid and blend it upward into your silver eyeshadow. Use the flawless brow trio to fill in your eyebrows and finish the look with black waterproof eyeliner and mascara.
New Year’s Eve is the time to pull out all the stops. It’s the last night of the year, so your makeup has to work overtime to help you stand out from the rest. Here are two fun masquerade New Year’s Eve makeup looks:
Some ladies opt to wear a decorative mask, while others create the look on their own. For the former, choose complementary eye makeup to match your mask. For example, select a matching color from the 120 eyeshadow palette and apply a generous dusting on your lids. Accent the hue with a shimmery gold or silver shadow and finish with mascara. Once you put on your mask you’ll be ready for the ball.
Other gals will choose to mimic the look of the mask. For this makeup application, create the shape of the mask with a colorful liner first and fill in with a vibrant eyeshadow hue, like blue or red. Put a contrasting tone on your lids and blend a shimmery shadow throughout your “mask.” Finish the look with a bold lip color like red truffle.
This holiday season you’ve probably tried a bunch of different makeup applications. But which ones were the best? Here is a list of some of the top holiday makeup trends:
Rich red lips and light sparkly eyes
A bold red lip makes the ultimate statement. And for the holiday season many gals paired it with sparkly eye makeup. To recreate the look, dab on BH classy gal lip gloss. Or you can opt for the creme luxe lipstick in sweet mango or te amo. For the sparkly eyes, pull out your 88 color shimmer eyeshadow palette. Sweep on a light coating of a gold or silver hue and your look is complete.
Jewel-toned eyeshadow with nude lipstick
This past holiday season ladies often chose to wear bold eye makeup with an understated lip. For a classic jewel tone, choose one of the blues on your 88 color palette. Then you can complete your look with creme luxe lipstick in forever nude or naked peach.
Dark red lips with a simple liquid liner cat eye
Celebs have often been photographed wearing red lipstick and cat eye makeup. To mimic the look just apply a bold lip color like red truffle or moody merlot in your creme luxe lipstick. Then use the BH liquid liner to create a pointed cat eye effect, and you’re done!
As you’re preparing for your upcoming holiday celebrations, you want to make sure you have picture-perfect makeup. The key is to use a heavier hand when applying your look without going overboard. Here is how to have the perfect makeup for all your holiday party looks:
Choose a bold lip color to stand out in your holiday pictures. Red is a classic choice, so opt for a creme luxe lipstick in moody merlot or red truffle. Or you can choose another option that still packs a powerful statement. Lip colors with a purple undertone, like berry bite, are also great to wear to any of your holiday parties.
Use eyeshadow, liner and mascara to make your eyes look bigger and more dynamic for pictures. Pick up the 120 color eyeshadow palette to have a variety of shadows to mix and match. If you select a metallic hue, the glitter may be picked up in the photo, which is a great look for the holidays. Apply the eyeshadow as your base, line your top lid with black eyeliner and finish with a generous coating of mascara.
Be sure to highlight your cheekbones with blush and bronzer. Use the BH floral duos to get the right tone of blush for your skin. Make a big smile and apply it to your cheeks. Next, follow up with a bronzing powder. Dust it on the top of your forehead and on along your jawline.
Christmas is almost here!
There are times where you just don’t have an hour to get ready, and arriving to a holiday party fashionably late can cause you to miss out on loads of fun. So it’s best to have a game plan for those days you need to get ready in five minutes flat. Here is how to do it:
Don’t skip on face makeup completely when you need to get ready in a hurry. Instead, pick up a jumbo concealer pencil in a tone that matches your complexion, like fair, beige, olive, dark olive or dark. Dab some concealer on problem areas, such as any dark spots, blemishes and underneath your eyes. Then add a dusting of blush on your cheeks.
Our Foundation & Concealer Palette 1 and 2.
Eye makeup is a must at holiday parties. But if you only have a few minutes to get ready, you might need to skip the liner. Instead, use your It’s Judy Time Eyeshadow Palette to add a metallic shadow in a shimmery hue on your eyelids. Then finish the look with a generous coating of mascara, which instantly makes your eyes look more dynamic.
Lastly, you’ll want to swipe on a fun lip color. Choose from a creme luxe lipstick or BH lip gloss hue. And because it’s the holiday season, you’ll want to choose a berry or red color.
This season, take some holiday makeup inspiration from celebrities. These stylish divas have been gracing various runways, dressed to the nines and wearing the colors of the moment with the perfect makeup to match. Here are a few key trends picked up from young starlets:
Singer Selena Gomez was spotted wearing deep berry lips. You can reinterpret the look by wearing a couple coats of BH lip gloss in Wine & Dine.
Reality-TV star Kylie Jenner has been sporting metallic eye shadow. Pick up the 88 color shimmer eyeshadow palette so you’ll have seemingly endless hues from which to choose. Opt for the bronze color for a daytime holiday bash and the gold shadow for an evening shindig.
Take a page from singer Jade Thirlwall’s book and rock teal eyeliner. Opt for the BH Eye Crayon in Huntress or Sapphire and swipe it on the waterline of your bottom lid. Match the hue to your holiday frock or pick a contrasting color to really stand out.
Model Karlie Kloss has been photographed recently with a unique glow. Mimic the look by dusting a bronzing powder in a circular motion on your forehead and cheekbones.
Hey Birthday Beauty Babes!
When we think of December, the main thing that probably comes to mind are all the holiday festivities that we will be celebrating. However, if you’re a December baby, then you probably also have your birthday on your mind! I mean, let’s be honest, your birthday is just as important as the holidays 😉 With its rich blue-purple color and belief of having more fire and sparkle than other gems, Tanzanite’s rarity and beauty is the perfect birthstone to represent all you December beauts. Tanzanite is said to be associated with confidence and understanding, which explains why those born in December are successful and fun to be around.
To properly celebrate December, bring out your own confidence by incorporating some blue and purple hues into your look. Create a gorgeous eye look that will ensure you stand out from the crowd with our 120 1st Edition Palette which has an array of blues and purples to choose from and add a touch of our ‘Royal Purple’ Glitter for some sparkle. It is believed that those who celebrate this month are quite elegant, so throw on our ‘Flirt’ false eyelashes to add a bit more glam and give your eyes a classic cat eye with our ‘Ultra Violet’ Gel Eyeliner. To complete your look, sweep on our Floral Blush Duo in ‘Iris’ for the perfect pop of warm plum and our Crème Luxe Lipstick in Tea Time for a hint of color without taking the attention away from your eyes.
These purples and blues will definitely make a statement at your upcoming birthday and holiday parties, so get creative and have fun with it! A very Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays to all of you December beauties!