Friday, June 14, 2013

Victoria's Secret Inspired Face of the Day

Hi everyone! TGIF! I woke up this morning with some decent-looking second day hair, so I thought I'd embrace the loose waves that always make me think of "Victoria's Secret hair", and put together a makeup look that also makes me think of those beautiful models. 

I'm not claiming to look like any of them! (Especially not in my old gray t-shirt- ha!) Just trying to re-create a similar look :) Key elements of the look include a plush pink lip, and a soft smokey eye. Here's what I used! :) 

-Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Fresh Beige (I'm trying out the Normal/Dry formula, inspired by MakeupbyTiffanyD :)
-Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in Light Medium
-Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Buff (to set under-eye concealer)
-MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
-Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer in 02 (thank you David for this amazing gift!!)
-The Balm Instain Blush in Lace
-Laura Geller Baked Highlight in French Vanilla (forgot to include in pic)

-ELF $1 Eyelid Primer (not pictured)
-Forever 21 Brown/Taupe Palette (specific shades detailed below)
-L'oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black (upper lashline & waterline)
-Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner in Taupe Takeover- Limited Edition (I smudged this on the lower lashline-- LOVE IT. Perfect for the soft, smokey look)
-Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara (upper lashes)
-Maybelline Lash Discovery Mascara (lower lashes)

1. I used this pearly shade around the inner corner and lightly under the brow
2. This light, shimmery taupe was applied all over the lid
3. I used the shimmery brown in the crease 
4. I blended the matte warm brown just above the crease to soften the look
5. I deepened the outer corner with the matte black
(Under the eye I smudged shade 3 on top of the Master Drama liner, and used a bit of the black on the outer-most part of the lower lashline)

 -NYX Retractable Waterproof Lip Liner in Nude Pink
-Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Lovey Dovey Pink (LOVE THIS SHADE. OMG. Pearly without being super frosty. Makes the lips look so plush)
-NYX Mega Shine Gloss in Perfect

Hope you enjoy the look! I'm still loving that Forever 21 palette so much-- it continues to surprise me with its pigmentation and blendability! I hope everyone has a great Friday!

Today's Fill in the Blank question posed on Twitter and Facebook was:
While I do my makeup I'm usually listening to...

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Daily Nuggets...
  • It is a BEAUTIFUL morning outside!
  • Father's Day is coming up this weekend... what are you doing for dad? Mine should be receiving some sweet treats in the mail today (hopefully he's not reading this blog post). Have you ever heard of Bake Me A Wish? It's a gourmet cake delivery company, and a portion of the proceeds from your order goes toward Operation: Birthday Cake - which sends cakes to soldiers overseas. I've sent these cakes several times and they have received fantastic reviews from those who receive them. I sent a cheesecake to Tyler's law firm on his birthday and got to try the leftovers... YUM. I'm getting dad the layer cake sampler- it looks awesome and he loves a good dessert! :) 
  • Video update: New tutorial coming today! And last night a new Stuff I Love video was posted. I've also re-done the vlog channel in the new layout and everything is split up in playlists. 
  • It's Flag Day! Have a great weekend, everyone! 


  1. Please let us know how trying the Revlon Colorstay foundation for normal to dry skin works for you. I saw that vid my TiffanyD too. I'm curious to know the difference.

  2. I LOVE this look on you, especially the pink lip. Have a great weekend, Emily!

  3. Hi Emily! You look gorgeous as always :) Can you put more looks together for us using the Forever 21 palette please? Esp. with the UD Naked dupes! Thanks so much! Just ordered that lipstick! Blessings!

  4. I love your makeup! You look gorgeous :)

    Valérie ♥

  5. Looking beautiful as usual! xx


  6. Totally see the Victoria's Secret inspiration here! This is such a beautiful look!
    <3 Pauline, Addicted to Makeup

  7. Please tell us how that foundation works! I have the oily/combo one but really want to try this one!!!

  8. You look so gorgeous! :) That shade of pink on your lips looks absolutely "perfect" on you!

  9. Love the way you showed which eyeshadows you used in the pallet. Great image overlays!

  10. First off I have to comment on the "comments" for the "question of the day" post.. I can't tell you how many times I've been doing my makeup and either one of my kids or my husband has walked in and asked "what are you doing?"! LOL! I used to get frustrated.. honestly what does it look like I'm doing? Now I usually have some snappy comeback: "playing backgammon", "tap dancing", etc.

    I'm glad you mentioned the Maybelline taupe liner (I also have the Rimmel Scandaleyez in taupe). Nobody ever mentions them. They look amazing smudged under the lower lashes. You really can't tell it's there but it gives this great little shadow that makes your eyes look amazing, like contouring for your undereye. Especially great for "no makeup makeup" or "barely there eyes and a bright lip" looks. I use them all the time.

  11. Does the concealer have shimmer in it ?? In photos it doesnt look like it does..but I heard it was full of shimmer

  12. You are so beautiful and I love your natural makeup look!:)

  13. You are so gorgeous and your make up look is perfect.


  14. Awesome post Emily! I love the color of that lipstick too, I need it! And WOW, I love the way that palette looks! So pigmented :)

    xo aly

  15. Loved the fine and perfect make-over. Looking so good.

  16. Love this look! Where did you find the taupe eyeliner??

  17. " Courtney said...

    Love this look! Where did you find the taupe eyeliner??"...

    The Maybelline Master Drama one is LE and is on stand alone displays. I can't recall if it is with the new LE color tattoos or the LE eyestudio quads. The Rimmel Scandaleyes one is permanent and I see them at Walmart and Walgreens. HTH