This is Part 2 of a 2 part series. Catch up on Part 1 HERE.

After loving the foundations of Everyday Minerals, I was really excited to try the “accoutrements”:

Everything of Everyday Minerals is lab tested for gluten. In other words, with our current scientific knowledge there is no possible way it could be any safer. This makes me very happy. ๐Ÿ˜€

Lipstick

Currently, Everyday Minerals has 3 shades of gluten free lipstick, all of them pretty, neutral, easy to wear colors. At $7 a tube, they are very reasonably priced.

I tried the color “Between You & Me”, which is the brightest of the three. It’s a beautiful, raspberry-ish shade with excellent color payoff. Being a very natural hue, this is a lipstick you could wear with almost any kind of look.

Everyday Mineral lipstick’s staying power is quite decent, lasting through the day with a pretty average amount of touch ups. The natural oils and butters in the ingredients make this a delicious feeling lipstick to wear, moisturizing as it keeps your lips colored and perky throughout the day.

I don’t have any complaints about the color or performance of the lipstick. But I am not overly pleased with the packaging. It is, quite literally, one of the worst lipstick tubes I have ever seen. The thin plastic cracks easily, the twist mechanism is weak, the lid comes off too easily and it just feels cheesy. On top of that, the bullet cannot be twisted all the way down into the casing, forcing you to carefully replace the lid in order to avoid scraping the lipstick with the edge of the lid.

For the price, the color payoff, the safely gluten free status and the natural ingredients, the casing is probably a small consideration in the grand scheme of things. All things considered, this is a very good lipstick! What I might do, at some point, is get THIS and THIS and put the lipstick in my own palette. For a high quality lipstick at $7, it’s totally worth grabbing all three and doing just that.

Eyeshadows

Gazing through the color catalog of Everyday Mineral’s eyeshadows it like browsing through a candy store. Of chocolate. Like, really good chocolate. “I want that… And that… And that… And OMGOSH I need that too!!!” All the colors are beautiful shades that any gal could and would wear, no matter your skin tone and personal style.

The eyeshadows come in three types- Matte, Pearl and Shimmer. I got to try one of each.

In the gluten free makeup world, we have plenty of shimmers and mattes. They are gorgeous and we love them, but pearl shadows are oddly lacking. I don’t know why that is, but it can be frustrating when putting together a look and needing something that’s not SPARKLE!! or matte, but rather something in-between.
I really love the pearl shadow. It’s such a gorgeous sheen and the color is rich. It’s easy to put a ton of color on your lid and I kinda went overboard the first time I played with it. But who cares- it’s FUN! ๐Ÿ˜€

“Art Girl” is a delicious color, like plums in an evening mist. A powerful color, like the purple silk of queens. It made me feel feminine and fierce to wear it. Which may just be me, but it was an awfully nice feeling. lol
It’s easily destined to be one of my absolute favorite eyeshadows.

 

For the shimmer, I got to try “I Do Declare”. A luscious, chocolate shade, again with excellent color payoff.
Now, y’all know I’ve seen my fair share of shimmer eyeshadows. I like them, I really do, and I have my favorites among them of course. But for the most part, it’s tough to find a shimmer eyeshadow that’s truly different.

This, my friends, is truly different.

The amount of shimmer in here is unique, having just enough to sparkle well, but not look like your eyes are encrusted with jewels. Believe me, I like jewel encrusted eyes, but this shimmer is refreshingly toned down compared to some of my other fav shimmer shadows.

 

Matte “Rare Silk” is beautifully versatile, the kind of shade every gal who loves makeup should have in her kit. You can never go wrong with this neutral, soft, off-white, natural shade.

It can be used as highlight, as a “fixer” if you went too heavy with a color on accident, a base shade to put others on top of, or any number of things. It’s quite a workhorse color and does it’s job well.

 

All in all, I love these shadows. You’ll be seeing them in more Makeup Monday looks, I can tell ‘ya that! lol

 

Everyday Minerals Brushes

With sustainable bamboo handles and soft vegan bristles, these brushes look beautiful and are super eco-friendly. Personally, I love the feel of bamboo handles for anything. They warm to your hand, since it’s real wood and it just feels natural and soothing. There is something about natural materials that is more inviting than synthetic plastic.

Of course, having said that, the bristles on these are in fact synthetic, to line up with the vegan lifestyle. However, this is one area that I actually prefer synthetic. Many people have odd reactions to natural hair bristles and whether it’s an allergy to animal hair or a reaction to the chemicals used to clean that hair, we don’t always know. Also, synthetic bristles tend to be smoother and less itchy than most natural bristles I’ve tried.

I tried the Itahake brush and the baby flattop brush (from the jojoba base starter kit). For both of them, the bristles are super soft and the handle comfortable to hold. Considering that these are two of my biggest concerns with makeup brushes, I’m pretty happy with them in that department.

The Itahake is probably the most unique, interesting brush I’ve ever tried. The bristles are really too loose for applying foundation, as it doesn’t give you much to blend with. But the shape is really fun to apply blush with and we’ve been playing around using it for contouring. Those loose bristles are perfect for light applications of color over larger swatches of skin. The chiseled shape gives great control over where the color goes.

 

The baby flattop is a firmly packed brush, absolutely perfect for applying mineral foundation. Especially their jojoba base. Soft but with plenty of body and firmness to do the job well.

I’m super picky about my foundation brushes. Simply because with mineral foundations the right brush is vital to a perfect finish. I love the baby flattop. I see much use of it in my very near future. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

I really like these Everyday Minerals brushes. They do the job well with comfort and super Eco-friendliness. What more could you want?

Overall, Everyday Minerals easily lives up to the hype.

Their products are high quality, affordable, beautiful and best of all, tested gluten free.

Go check ’em out, y’all!ย  Try beginning with the new starter kits (scroll down to find the listings) to find your true foundation shade.

Everyday Minerals

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Focusing on fun but wearable looks with entirely Gluten Free Cosmetics.

This is one of those winter trends that make me go “Ooooh yeah!” The darker edges of an Oxblood lip adds a 3D illusion of exquisitely full and lush lips.ย  It’s wearable, beautiful and oh-so-feminine. You could take this look from Winter Queen to Femme Fatale, depending on how you do the eye makeup.

The really cool thing about this look is that you don’t have to buy any special stuff. Most of y’all probably already have everything you need just lying around. But this uses a technique to drastically change the results of an otherwise “ordinary” set of products:

  • Gluten Free Lipstick

  • Gluten Free Eyeliner

  • Gluten Free Lipgloss

PLUS it’s super super simple.

  1. With a brown eye pencil, fill in the outer portion of your lips, concentrating on the edges and leaving the very center uncovered entirely.
  2. With your finger or a q-tip, smudge the liner, creating a gradient of sorts with the outside of your lips the darkest.
  3. With a lip brush, firmly apply a bright red lipstick. Over the brown it turns a deep, sultry red color.
  4. Finish off with clear lip gloss.

And you’re done!

Gluten Free Cosmetic Products Used:

Face:
Everyday Minerals Jojoba Base Sand
Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust
Afterglow- Organic Infused Eye Treatment
Red Apple Lipstick Brownie Points

Lips:
Monave Pencil Eyeliner Espresso
Red Apple Lipstick Red!
Red Apple Lipstick Lip Gloss Diamond Sands

Eyes:
Red Apple Lipstick Champagne
Monave Pencil Eyeliner Espresso
Emani Soy Mascara Midnight

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Organic, vegan, eco-friendly, colorful and of course, gluten free.

Everyday Minerals has gained themselves a reputation for being the go-to brand for hip and eco-friendly cosmetics. They can be found in the hands of trendy ladies and earth-minded gals alike.
Until recently, all I really knew about them was that they doย lab test for gluten. In and of itself, that’s enough for a YIPPEE!! But it was only just the other day that I finally got my hands on some of their products

I have a lot to say about Everyday Minerals, so this review shall have to be split into two posts.

Here’s the first part of what I got to try!

Jojoba Base

This is, I think, a truly brilliant product. By combining stable and healing jojoba oil with their mineral base, it creates a foundation that seems to vanish into the skin. It beautifully mimics the texture of human skin and creates almost an airbrushed finish. Simply gorgeous.

The application of this foundation is a bit more labor intensive than most mineral powders, requiring that you take the time to work it into the skin firmly. Also, because it clings to the skin almost like a magnet, you have to do more “brush to power to face” routines to make sure your entire face is covered, then compared to a normal mineral powder. Not much “spread” here! What goes on your brush at a time won’t cover a very large area of skin.

As for how it feels, to the touch it feels almost naked. On your skin, it’s a wee bit heavier than a pure powder foundation, but it’s nowhere near as heavy as a liquid or cream foundation. I still like my liquids on occasion, but I can see myself reaching for this on days I would normally have gone for a liquid.

All in all, it takes a few more minutes than other foundation and is a wee bit heavier than a plain mineral, but the coverage, the texture and the beautifully natural look are totally worth it. I love this foundation. It’s pretty much blown my mind.

Semi Matte Base

The Semi Matte is certainly the closer to a “normal” foundation of the two bases I tried. However it still isn’t your typical foundation. It applies pretty typically, with quite decent coverage, but it leaves a touch of satin sheen unlike your typical foundation. It might be a bit too much if you have oily skin, but with winter coming on, even oily skin could use the complexion boost this foundation gives.

Be sure to blend very well with this foundation. It tends to be a bit powdery looking if you aren’t careful blending. However, even that considered, it’s not as “labor intensive” as the jojoba foundation and is quite a bit lighter.

Overall, I like this foundation quite well. I enjoy the finish it gives, unlike anything I’ve tried before.

Blush

The color they sent was Ambrosia, which on their site they classify as a “shimmer” cheek color. Now, y’all know I’m not a huge fan of super obvious blush. Shimmer blush would therefore be the LAST thing I would ever pick on my own. But I gotta tell ‘ya, this stuff is beautiful. It’s not at all over the top, rather it brings a healthy glow and highlight to the face. I’d call it more of a satin than a shimmer, as the word shimmer bring to mind a lot more sparkle than this blush actually has.

The color payoff is excellent, so using a light brush is a good idea. But the shades are all relatively natural and so being a little “flushed” with these colors is unlikely to make you look painted, especially considering how well they blend out.

I really like this blush and actually don’t “forget” to use it, like I do with so many other blushes. ๐Ÿ˜› It’s flattering, gorgeously highlighting and so healthy looking.

Finishing Dust

The finishing dust does a lovely job of smoothing out and leaving a matte finish. An absolute MUST for anyone with oily skin! And even if you don’t, the translucent powder helps to keep your makeup set throughout the day, as well as improve the overall texture.

I have just one complaint, andย that only applies to some people. But for those of y’all who are sensitive to corn, like several ladies I know, you’ll want to skip this. The finishing dust is corn based.

But, if you don’t have corn sensitivities, this finishing dust does its work very well and I have no other complaints! For a truly polished look, especially if you have oily skin, the Finishing Dust gives you the final touch without looking powdery at all.

 

Curious about Everyday Mineral’s brushes, lipstick and everyone’s favorite- eyeshadows? Then check out Part 2!

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Simply Gluten Free Magazine is in Stores NOW!

It’s here! It’s finally here!! Simply Gluten Free Magazine hit stores yesterday!!

I’m so excited about this magazine. The photography is gorgeous, the articles are jam packed with info and cover topics all over the allergy free and special lifestyle spectrum- not just gluten free, but Paleo, Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Sugar Free and Vegan. Not just recipes, but traveling tips, informational articles, and of course the beauty section by your truly. 8) There’s something in here for everyone. And personally,

Everything in this magazine is simply beautiful and valuable to so many people from so many walks of life. I am deeply proud to be a part of it.

 

Snag your copy of Simply Gluten Free Magazine at any of the following locations!

Whole Foods
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Sprouts
Earth Fare
Price markets
Balducci’s
Andronico’s
Natural Grocers
Central Market

Plus many independent Health Food stores.

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Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.

“Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind” ~William Shakespeare

A cracked lip; raw skin.
I pined for orange flickers
Dancing off a cheery fire.

“Winter” ~Mark R Slaughter

Winter is coming folks- hooraaaay Captain Obvious! But seriously, it’s time to stock up on skin nurturing stuff to keep ourselves from cracking into dry, parched, colorless creatures as the cold wind blows. “Thy breath be rude”, winter. But we’re gonna beat ‘ya.

 

I had a reader contact me the other day, asking about Booda Organics lip balm. She wanted to know if I had ever heard of them and if so, if they were safe.

Upon viewing their site, I was delighted with their adorable logo (happy chubby Buddha!) and the statement on the front page:

Crafted by hand with care, our products utilize only the highest quality, organic and vegan ingredients – and just as importantly, our products never include any harmful toxins or pollutants because we understand and respect that what goes ON your body, will go IN your body!

The lip balm ingredients are pure, simple and powerful. Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Candelilla Wax. The ingredients are naturally gluten free… But what about source contamination?

I contacted the company and asked them directly about this. I received a reply very quickly afterwards:

We have never included any gluten ingredients in our products and never will. We verify with all of our suppliers that our ingredients come from a pure source and have not been tampered with. We live a gluten free lifestyle ourselves, so we understand what it truly requires and take great care in providing products without gluten.

Is that awesome or what!?

I got to try Booda Organics’ lip balm, known as “Booda Butter Naked Lip Balm”. As I started to tear into the pretty, eco friendly packaging, I was suddenly swarmed by members of the household. “Oh wow! You’ve got so many! Can I have one??” In the end, a good portion of the household skipped off clutching an oval tube of Booda Butter, or sharing one together. My little “stash” vanished nearly before I’d even been able to examine it all properly.

 

My father was around at the time and he’s pretty much a lip balm addict. Always has a tube on him, in the car, by the computer, somewhere he can swipe and move on. So I gave him a tube and he immediately put the lip balm on. He sat for a moment, thoughtfully rubbing his lips together.

“Do my lips look shiny? They feel shiny…”
“Ummm… A little bit… But it is natural oils, so it should soak in pretty quick.” A few minutes later, I glanced up at him and observed his face thoughtfully. “Your lips aren’t shiny anymore, but they do look awfully soft.”
He began to laugh. “Well, that’s not exactly the look I’m going for!”
“Why don’t you try to cultivate a sneer to counteract the soft lips?”

In short, Booda Butter works marvelously! I really don’t know why else one applies lip balm except to get soft lips… lol And this does the job wonderfully, also leaving a thin protective layer on the surface of your lips.

One “balm thief” made the comment that she rather wished the balm was a wee bit thicker, noting that in the Texas heat, it tends to melt some and so make it a wee bit oily. It didn’t bother me in the slightest and in fact I hadn’t even noticed the oily feel.

I now keep my Booda balm near me at all times. Well, except for the times that I forget it, in which case I reach for it, find it missing and am disappointed. I love how it moisturizes my lips and how natural andย good for my skin it is. It’s everything I could possibly wish for in a lip balm. I love my Booda Butter. <3

Grab your own gluten free lip balm, Booda Butter! You can also find a store near you that carries it!

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You’ll Never GUESS What Came in the Mail!!

OK, you smart folk out there probably did guess…

I knew it was coming, but I did NOT expect it to be so soon! And I may or may not have screamed “OHMYWORD!!!!” upon its being handed to me… *cough*

Looklooklook!!! It’s ME!

As I began to browse through the pages, I was constantly ohhhing and ahhhing over the high quality printing job, gorgeous pictures, superb writing, super helpful tips, mouthwatering recipes, provoking thoughts, everything!

This magazine is incredible. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Surely I’m not the only one who does this: pick up a magazine, enjoy pretty pictures, but only find one or two articles that really help. Even in a magazine that’s “your topic”, only a small portion of the magazine ever seems to really hit the spot. To be honest, this is why I don’t subscribe to magazines. It’s just not worth it to me.

But Simply Gluten Free Magazine? Every article is fabulous and- *gasp!* -helpful!

It’s the Beauty Section. 8)

I love this magazine. In fact I’ve already hugged it several times and exclaimed aloud, “I love this magazine!” It’s beautiful, it’s chock full of SO MUCH INFORMATION, it’s got so much variety and it’s just amazing.

It’s mah bio! ๐Ÿ˜€

And no, I’m not sharing pics of my article. That would be cheating! ๐Ÿ˜› Y’all can go get yourself a magazine on November 6th at any of these locations:

Whole Foods
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Sprouts
Earth Fare
Price markets
Balducci’s
Andronico’s
Natural Grocers
Central Market

Plus many independent Health Food stores…

Or you can see it for FREE online! But that’s not as fun, IMHO. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

I’m so excited about this magazine I’m about to bust at the seams. I knew it would be good, but it’s totally blown away all my expectations. Stalk your local store and just GET one for yourself. You totally won’t regret it. ๐Ÿ˜€

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As many of you already know, I am a HUGE fan of Gluten Free Beauty’s Balancing Facial Serum. It really works to smooth away redness, clean up breakouts and even my skin tone. Overnight difference when I use this product. LOVE it!

So a few months back, the lovely Kristen of Gluten Free Beauty asked if I would be interested in reviewing her Anti-Acne Set, which includes the Balancing Facial Serum. Of course I said YES HOW SOON CAN YOU GET IT TO ME!? Then stuff happened, my life changed, I lost my best little buddy, yada yada downer stuff and the set sat in my bathroom for several months, waiting for me to review it.

But it didn’t sit idle. Oh no.

We’ve been using it consistently ever since I got the set. And when I say “we” I mean me and the 3 other ladies living in the same household asย  me. And when I say “using it consistently” I mean we use it daily.

Because we love it that much.

Balancing Face/Body Wash

I love the clean feeling this wash leaves. I do use it ALL over because I find that it helps calm and prevent breakouts no matter where they are. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It smells clean, natural and fresh and feels super silky on my skin. Almost like an oil, but with no oil after feel. It’s invigorating, refreshing and it makes my skin happy.

The wash is super concentrated. I never use as much as I think I’m going to need. It just spreads and spreads and spreads… Washing away dirt and dead skin, clearing out my pores until they tingle with rejuvenated feeling.

I have other body washes and facial cleanses in the shower (yeah, I bet you’re really surprised… ๐Ÿ˜› ), but I find myself reaching for this one over and over and over again.

Balancing Facial Serum

After using this serum since early April, I can easily say that using it for 7 months does not diminish it’s power, healing and usefulness.

A quote from my first review:

In the past, serums for me personally have always been a bitโ€ฆ Much. My skin would feel super oily afterwards, and sometimes would stay that way for days. And then the results? Eh, never really good enough to be worth the discomfort of uber-oily skin. But Gluten Free Beautyโ€™s Balancing Serum? Pure wow.

In that review I mentioned that I thought the serum might be responsible for the decrease in trouble spots I was experiencing. Well I can now tell for certain: If I go several days without the serum my skin tells me about it.

My face is happier, clearer and brighter when I use this serum consistently.

Kaolin Clay

This stuff is so cool.

From Mountain Rose Herbs:

Kaolin Clay is high in calcium, silica, zinc and magnesium, which are beneficial for oily, blemished skin. The clay’s mildly drying and disinfectant properties help heal existing blemishes and inflammations, while preventing new ones from forming.

Traditionally, clays are used to reduce swelling and inflammation, and to draw impurities from the skin.

For one of the ladies in the house, this is the product she uses the most and she LOVES it.

For me, I’m pretty sure patting it over breakouts helps them clear up faster than I anticipated. For her, there’s no doubt. In fact, she applies it nightly over her trouble areas. When a rare trouble spot comes up for me and I trudge to the cabinet to take care of it… I find myself staring at less clay than I remember leaving the last time I came around.

“You’re using all my clay!”

“But it really helps! The breakouts go away faster and don’t come back so easily if I use it!”

 

I’m about to draw the line and tell these gals, “NO MORE STEALIN’ MY STUFF!” It’s all going away too fast! The serum is nearly gone (gasp!), the body wash is running low (thankfully they have NOT discovered the loveliness that is my body wash or I wouldn’t have any left) and the clay is poofing away at an alarming rate.

To express how I feel about this:

This cannot be stood for. It’s my anti-acne set I tell ‘ya! MINE! I suggest you go get your own.

No seriously, go get your own Gluten Free Beauty Anti-Acne Set. Right here. And a word from the wise- don’t share it with your friends. They will use it all and you’ll get only a leetle beety tiny bit.

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v4.0 of the Gluten Free Makeup List is HERE!

This is it folks! The last Gluten Free Makeup List Update of 2012! If you’ve already signed up for it, you just got it in your inbox a few moments ago.

If you haven’t signed up for it yet… What on EARTH are you waiting for!? Use the signup form below to get your copy of the most comprehensive Gluten Free Makeup List on the web!

Picture credit: Sean Dreilinger

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It’s the last quarter, folks! And with the last quarter comes the last Gluten Free Makeup List update of 2012.

And if the world really does end on December 21st… Well, it was nice knowing y’all.

But seriously, the year is almost over. Well, it’s really only 3/4 over. Which isn’t exactly almost over. But it IS almost over for the Gluten Free Makeup List! Of course, I will be adding to the beta list all the rest of the year, but not until January 2013 will the next update be released.

The Gluten Free Makeup List is coming out tomorrow! Use the email signup below to get it the instant it comes out.

If you’ve already signed up to the list, no worries! You’ve already done all you need to do. The list will hit your inbox just as soon as I send it out.

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Focusing on fun but wearable looks with entirely Gluten Free Cosmetics.

Decided to something a little different today. ๐Ÿ˜› This has been on my mind a lot lately and having been asked this question before I thought I’d answer it.

Recently, I got myself a pair of GIANT earrings, decoupaged with old comic book pages. Super cute, super MASSIVE. At about 3″ across, round and covered with busy print, they very quickly took over my entire face, drawing the eye down to my earrings and away from my face. I was reminded of a gal I know who complained of a similar issue and how it limited her earring selection.

Big earrings are so loud and so powerful that something must be done to balance them out. Personally, I plan my entire outfit around my huge earrings. But at the very least, consider how you apply your makeup.

Unbalanced

Take this gal to the right for example. Her earrings strikingly frame her lovely jaw and neck, showing off her fine bone structure. Her lipstick is a beautiful bold touch that compliments her skin tone. But together? Far, far too much. She is unbalanced entirely, everything about her culminating at her jaw line and neck.

You don’t see a beautiful woman here: you see lipstick and earrings.

Kim is over the top, but the general idea is correct and flattering

Now, think what you may about Kim Kardashion (I am no fan myself), but she’s on the right track here. As usual, she takes it over the top, caked in makeup, her eyes lost under crazy spidery lashes. But her strong, neat brows frame her face and provide a contrast to her earrings.

When you look at this photo of Kim, your eyes are drawn to her eyes. You probably raise your own brow at the clumped mascara and the heavy use of black eyeliner, but the earrings you see after you see her eyes. Her lips are relatively subtle, giving your eye two points to focus on. Enough to look finished, but not so much to feel overwhelmed.

These earrings are a bit ridiculous; she probably can hardly turn her head. But Kim manages to pull it off by carefully balancing her makeup.

Big earrings done right

But this gal… This beautiful woman has balanced her earrings out just right.

She chose to focus on her eyes, with cat eye liquid liner and possibly small false lashes, giving her a fresh and classically youthful look. Her brows are kept natural to maintain her eye focus. Little or no blush for no interruptions from eyes to earrings. Lips are so neutral you hardly notice them, allowing the earrings to frame her breathtaking smile.

This is big earrings done right. Her face is perfectly balanced, the earrings that could and would take over her face have been reduced to an accessory.

You look at this woman and see a beautiful woman with sparkling eyes and a flashing smile. And oh, doesn’t she have lovely, bold earrings?

 

How to achieve this look with Gluten Free Makeup

For complimenting my earrings, I tend to use very few products.

  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Two eyeshadows, a neutral almost skin tone (shimmer or matte) and a matte brown that matches my brows.
  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Lip balm

Emani sells a beautiful kit with everything you need for your eyes, down to the mascara. Haven’t tried all the products in the kit, but I can tell you I really like my Emani mascara.

I do about the most basic eyeshadow routine you can imagine: neutral shadow patted over my lid and the same brown shadow that matches my brows in my crease. Often, I don’t use a brush at all, just my finger.

For the “focal point”, sometimes I do a cat eye, sometimes I do a strong brow. Both looks are lovely, it just depends on what you like and how your face is shaped.

Just remember:

  1. Create clear focal points.
  2. Balance your face with your earrings.
  3. Have fun!

 

So, what do you think of this different Makeup Monday? Here’s hoping it’s given you a few things to think about the next time you pull out those beautifully giant earrings.

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