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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Lashes on Lashes on Lashes

Happy Monday beauties! Hope you all had a great weekend. I had family visiting from out of town so I’ve been pretty busy and didn’t get a chance to post yesterday.

I’m sharing my favorite lash glue from House of Lashes along with some of my fave faux lashes I love to use by Ardell and House of Lashes. Check out the details on my Instagram: @beautybyryulala.

Having an excellent lash glue is key to applying false lashes. The HOL glue has a great consistency in the formula and is easy to apply with the thin brush applicator. It dries quickly unlike some other glues out there which helps with keeping the band cleaner when applying to the lash line. The white-clear goes on white but dries clear and I personally like to use this one when I’m not applying eye liner to my makeup look. I use the dark-black which goes on black and dries black when I am applying eye liner with a full face of makeup. I just feel like both glues help make the corresponding makeup look much more polished.

Today was a busy Monday back! Hope you all have a productive and great week!

XO,

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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Summer Glow ready

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!

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  • BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Shimmer Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
  • Vogue magazine June 2016 issue

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 Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day beauties!

Yesterday, I had a busy workday plus a photoshoot that lasted into the evening so I didn’t get to post anything up unfortunately! I did have an amazing time shooting with a beautiful model friend and photographer. It was great energy on set and a lot of fun. Can’t wait to share the photos with you!

I had a full face of makeup on yesterday so I went with a lighter look today. I feel as though this is just how my week goes – either a full face of makeup to a lighter lightweight, natural face of makeup. I try to create a good balance. Sorry, it may be boring sometimes! I do try to change up the products at times with what I use.

Here are today’s makeup essentials.

Have a great day dolls!

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  • Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Sand
  • NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer in Custard
  • L’OREAL Paris Voluminous Waterproof mascara
  • Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Double Dip

Mondays

Hi friends! Hope you all had a lovely weekend and having a great Monday so far. Working away today and prepping for a photoshoot tomorrow. Mondays definitely call for a good cup of coffee or a cappuccino, a good snack (I treated myself to an ice cream cookie) and of course the perfect lip color for the day. Today’s lip color is a beautiful nudey-mauve shade by Lorac in the Alter Lipstick and Lipgloss color Secret Agent. Nothing more than these to brighten up my Monday.

Cheers to a great week, dolls!

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  • LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick & Lipgloss in Secret Agent