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!
Happy Friday beauties!
Summer is pretty much here according to the hot weather, but officially starts in just a few days. Wishing you all a beautiful bronzed, highlighted look for Summer!
Some of my favorite highlighters is posted on my IG: @beautybyryulala.
Cheers to having an amazing glow this season!
- BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmer Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
- Vogue magazine June 2016 issue
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
- 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
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!
- 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
Happy weekend beauties! I’ve been feeling pretty sick this week and spent pretty much the whole day Friday in bed resting. I’m finally feeling better and spending time with family today. I kept my outfit sporty street with a bit of Chanel on my arm. 😉 I love nudey-pink lip shades and went with my Bite beauty lipstick and a matching MAC lip liner.
I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!
- Crooks and Castle bomber jacket
- Chanel purse
- Bite beauty luminous creme lipstick in Date
- MAC lip liner in Boldy Bare
Prepping and organizing my kit for tomorrow’s shoot! “Foundation” pouch almost ready! 💃
🏻Happy 🐪day beauties!
Happy Monday beauties! I hope you all had a well rested weekend and a busy Monday today! I woke up to cold weather and rain today, but soaking up the cold before we dive right into the Summer weather which we’re probably expecting the remainder of the week in So Cal. Today definitely went by fast thanks to the DLS yesterday lol
Here are my essentials for today. Went for a basic look today (what else is new): tinted moisturizer, concealer, eyebrows, some highlighter, concealer, bronzer, and some blusher. I love keeping it simple with my makeup! I know, sometimes it can be more boring for some people, but I honestly don’t mind my makeup being clean and simple. I did attend a special event on Saturday and had a full face of makeup on so I try to keep it nice and light during the week if I can. It’s all about how you take care of your skin and balance is key. If I end up wearing more full coverage makeup during the week, I try to “up” my skincare game so I can give it some more TLC on makeup off-days.
Cheers to a great week dolls!
- MAC MSF in Dark Golden
- NARS Yachiyo brush 27
- Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Sand 20
- Julep Don’t Leave Your Brows At Home in Warm Brown
- MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Bright Forecast
- L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Waterproof mascara in Black Noir
Hi friends! Here are today’s essentials.
I’ve been using my MAC Face and Body pretty regularly so I decided to switch to my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer today. The rest are the usual suspects: bronzer, mascara, and a gel eyeliner. Also can’t forget today’s fashion read, this month’s issue of Vogue magazine with Adele slaying on the cover.
Hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday!
- Too Faced bronzer in Chocolate Soleil
- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
- MAC brush #266
- L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara in Black Noir
- Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 in Sand
- March issue of VOGUE magazine
Hi dolls! Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday and recharging for the new week ahead!
One of my favorite palettes is the Too Faced Natural Eyes palette. This is one of my go-to palettes that I use on myself as well as clients who prefer a “natural” look. It has a great variety of matte and shimmer shadows that can help you achieve the “romantic natural” look or the “smokey glamorous” look. The perfect eye shadow shades are important, but using the right brushes are key to help you achieve the looks you want. There are several brushes I use for application, but the two I always have in my personal makeup bag are the MAC 217 and 224 brushes. These babies are my “OG” faves since I started playing with makeup and I always re-purchase them from MAC. I do love the Sigma and Morphe brushes of course, but I always seem to come back to these MAC brushes. I have so much history with them as they have helped me become the artist today. After all, blending brushes are probably the most important brushes to have when practicing your craft.
Here is a little step-by-step guide to getting the natural, romantic eye look. Enjoy your Sunday lovelies!
Natural and Romantic:
- Apply “Heaven” all over the lid space with a medium sized eyeshadow brush. I usually like to neutralize the eye space with a light shadow color which will help me build up and blend darker shades easily.
- Apply “Nudie” in the lower and outer “v” area of the eye lid using a smaller eyeshadow brush, but staying closer to the lower part of the eye. This will be your transition color. Use a blending eyeshadow brush to blend the two shades together.
- Apply “Cashmere Bunny” in the crease and “v” area to create depth and dimension to your look. Use a blending brush to smooth out all shades. If you want to “deepen” the crease shade, apply the “Sexpresso” shade into the crease. Blend with a blending brush from the outer to inner part of the eye lid.
- Add a little champagne shimmer and apply “Silk Teddy” to the lower, center part of the lid.
- Too Faced Natural Eyes palette
- MAC brushes in 217 and 224