my everyday 5 on glitter guide

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i always love to peek inside people’s makeup bag, interested to find out what they use on the everyday. i shared my must have products i can’t go a day without using with glitter guide! head over and have a look at the 5 things you will find in heavy rotation in my routine!

your turn! what can’t you absolutely not live without?

the best fall manicures

fall manicures

i must admit, i tend to play it pretty safe with my nails. you’ll most often find me in a burgundy (this one is my fave right now), red, or soft pink. that said, i love the idea of getting a bit funky, while still keeping things relatively refined and neutral. these are my 5 fave fall manicures i shared with glitter guide, and i want to try out each one! all you need is a bit of striping tape to get those sharp lines and angles, your colours of choice, and a glossy or matte top coat, and you’re good to go. into them?

how to: wear a red lip

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red lips can be really daunting for some! you have no idea how many times i try to get everyone into a red lip – usually, they’re shocked by how pretty they look, and how, erm, sexy they feel once they take my advice. i recently created a beauty editorial for glitter guide with this in mind. i grabbed my two fair skinned beauties, christie lohr of style nine to five, and garcy fry of eco diva beauty, to do a red lip three ways tutorial.

(all photos by taya photography)

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for ANY red lip, you need the perfect canvas, so prep, prime and swipe with my foolproof guide:

PREP:

remove any flakes with a lip scrub.

PRIME:

use a thin veil of concealer to neutralize the natural lip color and give staying power

SWIPE:

use a lip brush to get those crisp, precise lines (yes, you can skip the lip liner!)

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erin – the classic red lip

pair a classic cat eye and enhanced brow with your red lip for a classic, yet modern spin

RED LIPSTICK: lady danger by MAC (an orange-y red)

3 The Sultry Red Lip final

christie – the sultry red lip

add a hint of smokiness to the eye, and rim the waterline with black liner. this is all about a date night or girls evening on the town!

RED LIPSTICK: russian red by MAC (a neutral, deep red)

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garcy – the no makeup red lip

pairing the bold lip with a buffed up complexion, and sans mascara is perfect for daytime, and it’s super chic.

RED LIPSTICK: ILIA in Wild Child (a true, bright cherry red)

head over to glitter guide to find out the other products used, and how i achieved each look! i promise… you can wear a red lip!

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the best black liners

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i can’t tell you how many black liners i’ve tried. it’s like goldilocks: makeup edition. most are too flakey, fade too fast, too pricey, messy or just plain no good. i recently rounded up my faves on glitter guide; from gel (thicker, more pigmented, heavy duty, like a hybrid between a creamy pencil and liquid variety), pencil, and liquid… these are the best black liners, at all price points!

pencil: my faves are creamy, long lasting and won’t budge until you wash them off. i use them on my lid, pushing them into my lashline, and then smudging them.

urban decay | make up for ever | NYX

liquid: most often, felt lip liquid liners aren’t a true black and end up looking blue by the end of the day. i love this one for it’s great pigment and staying power… sans flakes!

geisha ink

gel: a great option for smudging, or creating an intense cateye, this drugstore version comes complete with a brush for applicaiton!

l’oreal