Wedding Makeup like a PRO and products you NEED to get (but probably don't have!)

Oh hello!

Y'all know I am unafraid of a full face of makeup. I can do eyes, lips, brows, contour.

ALL of the makeup, thank you!

Because honestly, I wear makeup maybe once or twice a week, so when I do, I go all in mask mode. I love to take my time, try new products, try new techniques and being unafraid allows me to diversify my look.

For the wedding I was at last weekend, my favorite girl Laura Moriarty was there and I HAD to have her do my makeup.

She worked in New York City, with models and celebrities and is a true genius with her tools. She also just "gets it" and when I said, "do your thing" when we talked about the look I was going for, I knew it would be perfect. 

I mean, on the real, most of the time when I get my makeup done I leave and go change it, redo it or add more. It's hard to understand the look you want or are comfortable with.

I'm rambling. But, I wanted to share how to achieve this look and more importantly the PRODUCTS that are changing my life and giving me soft, glow-y, radiant skin. Every one of these I bought because they are quality, and seriously make you look amazing.

(Some of Laura's clients, below!)

So, I had Laura write it ALL out for you guys so you can get that look, and get all these seriously incredible products.

Enjoy this detail on how to achieve a radiant face via makeup artist Laura Moriarty!


How to achieve the perfect glowing, hydrated summer skin...

FACE

Primer: Laura Mercier Hydrating Skin Primer then go over with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal overtop primer to achieve a shimmering, glowing base.

Foundation: I used Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4.5 and mixed it with Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in shade, Vallauris for a dewey yet fuller-coverage look, and blended with dampened Beauty Blender in a light, dabbing motion.

Contour: Contoured hollows of cheeks, temples, and jawline with #4 (darkest shade) in Cover FX creme Contour Kit, shades G10 to G40 = G Light-Mediumand blended inwards with Beauty Blender.

Highlight: Highlighted bridge of the nose and under the eyes with Maybelline Master Conceal in Light concealer, and blended outwards with Beauty Blender.

Bronzer: Bronzed hollows of cheek and apples of cheek with Buxom Bronzer in Tahitismells as good as it looks.

Strobe: Strobed bridge of nose, cheek bones, and brow bones with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal using your fingers

Then go over strobed areas with Laura Mericer Face Illuminator in Indiscretion with a fan brush to maximize glowing look.

Blush: Applied Stila, Field of Florals Convertible Dual Lip & Cheek Palette to apples of cheek with fingers in colors Lillium mixed with Gerbera. 

(Using a creme based blush enhances the dewey-skin look!)


EYES

Eyes: On lids, I used Urban Decay Eye-Shadow in Chopper and Make Up Forever Eye-Shadow in Copper Red in crease.

Then, I took Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in color Golden Pink and highlighted inner corners of eye, under the brow, and on cupid's bow (top of the lip) for extra highlight.

Lastly, lined top lash line with Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye-liner in Graphite.

Lashes: Coated lashes with Eye Booster Instant Doll Lash Extension kit by Physicians Formula *MUST try mascara, creates long, full lashes.


LIPS

Lips: Lined and filled lips with Buxom Full-On Lipstick in Dolly.

Then went over with Make Up For Ever Artist Pexi-Gloss in color, 202.

These are my obsession! You can wear them everyday, to work, whatever and it's just enough color to make you look alive and feminine, but not too much. Plus my lips get SUPER soft.


SHOP IT ALL HERE


OTHER DETAILS

This Forever 21 Striped Shirt is my JAM! I wear it as a dress and then with black jeans for a edgy look.

I also noticed that Fashion Lush was rocking it as well! 

On my hair, I used my favorite Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo, and Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray and Oribe Beach WavesShine Spray.


Questions? Let Laura or I know! You can connect with her via her website, or just ask us here and we'll answer!

If I could get ANY of these products, I would DEFINITELY get the Mascara, and the Buxom Lipstick. Key for everyday - and super affordable.

Yas queens, yas.

Love you!

xo

Krista

Marble for DAYS. The cutest phone covers & computer skins + a free one for YOU

Hi guys!

Exciting post for today! A giveaway and discount code? (Two of the greatest things in life besides cute animal Instagrams and Netflix!)

So everyone is totally on board with the marble trend, right? I mean how much has that BLOWN up in the past few months? I feel like it’s everywhere, but I’m not going to lie I’m in full support of the clean white and cracked gray look.

Marble is the best way to mix up anything basic, and looks so CLEAN and FRESH. I love it. Marble everything.

Some of the blog babes I follow, have the super dope marble iPhone case and Macbook cover, so I’ve been trying to find where I could get one that was similar - but also to be sure that it's high quality. 

In comes CaseApp, a super cool company based out of Sweden, that creates awesome (and customizable) computer, tablet and phone covers and cases that fit just about device.

It's so key that CaseApp has really quality stuff. The phone case isn't just a sticker on a plastic cover,  it FEELS good to the touch, and protects my phone really well.

The skin is super simple, would never damage your computer and can be taken off really easily. I've had random people at the coffee shop compliment the look, which is cool!

Plus they have really rad designs, and AMAZING customer service. The people at CaseApp, are really nice. If you want, you can also design your own cover or skin, with your own photos or design. It's really easy! 

There were a few that I really loved, but I went with the 'The Perfect White' for my iPhone case, and for my MacBook, 'Icy White'. I just wanted clean, white. 


A few of the iPhone cases that I am really into:


Some really dope Macbook skins:


I'm loving the leaves phone case and the palm trees skin. That pattern is very streetwear to me and I just am feelin' it. But you really can't go wrong with the marble, or any other of the options they have on there. Plus, if you have a company, or brand, putting your logo on your phone or computer, is a great option.

I LOVE this look, it’s just a little bit of detail, and the case actually gets me a lot of compliments! (Anything for the validation ya know?)


The GIVEAWAY!

Super excited to be giving away a case or skin (iPhone, Macbook, Samsung...anything!) to my readers, so comment below to share which case cover is your favorite, and you’ll be entered into the giveaway.

Also, I have a major discounted link for you to get ANY phone or computer case from CaseApp 20% off. Use it to jazz up your shit today. You can completely customize it, if you wanted with ANY photo you love. (Always an option!)

That code is: 100BLOG20

 

It's that simple!


I’ll be announcing the winner of this on April 1st! Super easy, right? Just find the one you love, let me know, and you’ll be in the running’s to get it! Or, just use my code and get you some FLAIR.

Feel free to share this with your friends so they are entered in as well!

Looking forward to sharing the love with you!

Xx

Krista

Also huge thanks to CaseApp for partnering with me on this post and giveaway!