Tuesday Essentials

Happy Tuesday dolls! I’m sharing today’s essentials on my IG post: @beautybyryulala.

I just started a new, strict diet M-F so I’m feeling like I need a good cup of caffeine every day. I’ve been keeping my makeup light and natural, which is what I normally do throughout the work week, unless I’m out meeting with clients. I always have my under eye powder to touch up and highlight the areas on my face. I always have at least a lip color to apply and also can’t be without my fave Jo Malone cologne. I love the small sample sizes because they’re so easy to have with me in my purse.

Have a great Tuesday beauties!

-Yuri

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Happy hump-day!

Happy hump-day beauties!

As always, I went with a natural and neutral makeup for today’s look. I love my Urban Decay NAKED Basics palette and love taking it with me when I’m on the go because of the convenient size! I guess I stuck with using all travel size friendly products today. lol Here’s what I used: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer as always, on top of my SPF and my Maybelline Fit Me concealer to brighten up my under eyes, LORAC eye primer (I took a break from my MAC paint pot), filled in my brows with the ABH brow powder duo, and the Marc Jacobs mascara. Surprisingly, I have been enjoying the Marc Jacobs mascara. I don’t like to change my mascaras too much because I am very particular with mascaras in general. I’m obsessed with finding the type that does not clump or weigh down my lashes. I have a few favorites that I always use, but I have been using the Marc Jacobs one when I’m on the go and I have to say, it’s pretty good. Lightweight, even after two coats and not clumpy at all. I like the way it applies even in the small size. I’ll have to finish this bottle and see if I decide on purchasing the full size!

Have a great rest of your hump-day dolls!

Ciao,

Yuri

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  • Urban Decay NAKED BASIC palette
  • MAC blending brush 224
  • ABH Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown
  • Marc Jacobs Omega Lash Volumizing mascara in Blacquer
  • LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curler

Minimal Makeup Monday

Hello beauties!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and also a fun Father’s Day for those of you who celebrated. It was an extremely hot weekend in SoCal and today was even hotter. The heat wave in Southern California is just beginning and just in time for the first day of Summer. I have to admit I am a little afraid of this heat this season. I am NOT ready lol.

Today was a whopping 108° and I definitely did not put on a full face of makeup. I did opt for my fave CC Compact by Amore Pacific which has an SPF of 50+ so definitely prepared for sun protection and skin protection. I went with a very minimal makeup look today so just applied some light concealer under my eyes to brighten (I do this daily on light to full coverage makeup days), used a tinted brow gel for a filled in look, and then lastly, some mascara to open up my eyes. I kept it light and dewy and just that for today’s hot hot weather. I didn’t drink any hot coffee today at all because of the heat so I made a yummy iced coffee instead.

Hope you all had a productive Monday so far and stay hydrated as this season officially kicks off today. Happy Summer beauties!

Xo,

Yuri

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  • Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact SPF 50+ in 204
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Caramel
  • Benefit Roller Lash mascara

Back to BASICS

Hi dolls!

For today’s makeup look, I took it back to the basics with a neutral/natural look. Check out my post on my IG @beautybyryulala for details!

I had a busy early part of the week with work which consisted of lots of driving and celebrated a birthday dinner for one of my bestie’s in DTLA. I also went back to lightening my hair for Summer from my FAVE hair artist and bestie. I’ll be sharing some photos soon!

I’m prepping for a photoshoot all day tomorrow so be sure to follow me on Snapchat @ryulala for some BTS footage as well as my daily posts!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

XO,

Yuri

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Contour like a PRO

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great Thursday and excited for Friday tomorrow!

For today’s makeup look, I decided to use a cream contour and a powder contour. Nothing too dramatic though. Just enough to get good definition in my face and the powder always helps with creating more definition after the blending as well as setting the areas where I applied the cream product.

I wanted to share some tips on how to effectively contour using cream products. Whether you want to use your fingers or a brush to apply the product, the key to using any cream product is BLENDING. You can use your fingers to pat and blend in the product, or a good synthetic brush and even a beauty sponge. I personally like to use brushes and a beauty blender. For this particular cream product, the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD concealer is fast-drying, but I like to apply it on all the contour/highlight areas of my face all at once and then blend each area instead of applying the product in the contour/highlight area, blending, and then repeating the steps for the rest of my face. So because this product is fast-drying and the way I like to apply it can cause it to dry even faster, I spritz a makeup setting spray over the areas before I blend. You can also spritz your brush or beauty sponge with the setting spray as well. They both help with blending out the product smoothly. Thank God. Otherwise, you’d definitely be having sore arms!

After the blending is complete, I go back in and re-define the contour/highlight areas with the ABH Contour Kit, blending the powders again and setting the areas where I applied the cream product. I use a powder/blending brush and duo fiber brushes to apply the powders. I know this may sound a like a full coverage, full face of makeup, but it really all depends on how much you apply the product on your face. Of course you can always build and blend to achieve the full-coverage makeup look, but you can easily achieve the natural makeup look by just lightly applying the product.

I’ll be snap chatting my look from today so let me know what you think! Snapchat: @ryulala

Ciao,

Yuri

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  • MAC Fix+
  • L.A. Girl PRO Conceal HD concealers in Creamy Beige and Toast
  • Tarte Double-ended eyeshadow brush
  • NARS Yachiyo Kabuki brush
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

 

 

Happy Weekend!

Hi friends!

Saturday essentials are up on my post on Instagram: @beautybyryulala

Kept it pretty light and dewy with my fave MAC Face & Body foundation, set it with some translucent powder, then added some lashes and lip color for a completed look. I went to a friend’s daughter’s 1st birthday party in LA and wanted to keep the look simple since we were expecting a very hot day in LA. Here are the details.

I hope you all have a great, cool weekend. It’s going to be a hot one in SoCal!

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  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
  • MAC Face & Body Foundation in C4
  • ABH Brow Definer in Medium Brown
  • Julep Maven Length Matters mascara in Jet Black
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 20 Sand Sable

Eyebrow Essentials

Hi friends! I’m so sorry I’ve been so MIA on here! I have been busy with events for work and traveling for business. I’m just getting back into my beauty posts on social media as well as blogging. I hope you are all doing well and ready for Summer 2016!

I finally restocked on a bunch of my favorite eyebrow products by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I ran out of my Brow Definer and have been trying to finish up my Brow Wiz so I can order all at once. Finally, I ordered some more of my Brow Definer, Brow Wiz, Clear Brow Gel, and the Brow Powder Duo. My current color is Medium Brown for my eyebrows so I get all my colored brow products in this color. I usually take turns in using the different brow products also, the Brow Definer and Brow Wiz when I’m doing a full face of makeup and the Brow Powder Duo when I’m doing a more lighter application and want to just lightly fill in for fuller, natural brow look.

Have a great week and see you again soon!

Xoxo,

Yuri

  • ABH Brow Definer 
  • ABH Brow Wiz 
  • ABH Clear Brow Gel
  • Brow Powder Duo
  • ABH Duo Brush 20
  • ABH Mini Duo Brush 12 

Wednesday #MOTD

Happy hump day beauties!

Having a full day of meetings and going to a dinner right after so I went with a medium coverage makeup look to keep my skin still lightweight, using MAC Face and Body foundation. I used neutral eyeshadow shades using the TooFaced Chocolate Bar palette and my daily blusher by Benefit. I’m obsessed with Anastasia Beverly Hills products of course and excited to be using more highlighters for the upcoming warm seasons. I’m in love with the That Glow glow kit!

Go to my Instagram post: @beautybyryulala for more details of the products I used for today’s #MOTD!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills 🔑 Essentials

Happy Tuesday dolls!

Here are some of my main ABH essentials I cannot do without! There are always two things I do that pair together in my makeup routine and it is contouring and highlighting. Eyebrows are definitely key to the makeup look as well as false eyelashes! I can’t rave enough about these products as they are essentials to a perfect, completed makeup look for me.

What are some of your key essentials?

 

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
  • Morphe brush in M403
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Gleam
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter brush in A23
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Soft Brown and Brow Definer in Medium Brown
  • Ardell lashes in Demi Wispies Black
  • Shu Uemura eyelash curler