Original Make-Up Kit Product List

Hi guys!!! If you watched my IG TV video about my first “big girl” make-up kit, here is the product list and links for everything! Every link will take you to a retailer that carries the product + offers free shipping & returns! Instagram linked here.

FACE PRODUCTS

Mineralize Skinfinish in “Global Glow” (bronzer/highlighter)

MAC Prolongwear Pressed Powder (I have color medium dark)

Tarte Smooth Operator Loose Setting Powder

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter/ Eye Brightener Stick

EYE PRODUCTS

MAC Fluidline Eyeliner Pot in Blacktrack

MAC Pro Longwear Eyelid Primer in “Painterly”

MacNificient Me! Neutral Eyeshadow Palette (GOAT!!!)

MAC Carbon Black Single Eyeshadow

LIP PRODUCTS

Mac Lip Pencil in “Whirl” (wearing in video)

MAC Lip Pencil in “Soar”

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in “Creme Cup” 

MAC Lipglass in color “Myth” (nude brown)

MAC Lipglass in color “Nymphette” (Golden/pinky nude… my favorite- not in video cause I misplaced ;)

FACE BRUSHES

MAC 134 Powder Brush- This is SOLD OUT everywhere!!!! And I think it’s discontinued… I can only find it on Amazon being sold for $120… Here is my favorite Sigma powder brush!

Tarte Bronze & Glow Contour Double End Brush (no need for any other bronzer brush EVER. This will always be the best.)

Tarte Airbrush Finish Foundation Brush (also the best in its field ;)

EYESHADOW BRUSHES

Sigma Angle Brush

MAC Tapered Blending Brush (224)

MAC Pencil/Smudge Brush (219)

MAC Split Fiber Eyeshadow Brush (233) is SOLD OUT! But here is a similar MAC brush that’s great when using darker shades.

MAC Best Eyeshadow Brush EVER (217- sold out everywhere but the MAC site!)

Other products I was wearing in video:

It Cosmetics CC Cream in color Medium Tan (used this like I would foundation!)

Hoola Bronzer (shown in video with contour bronzing brush- I have the $16 mini size right now- linked here!)

Neutrogena Lip Gloss in Ballet Pink (used this in place of Nymphette)

That’s it!!! Remember: you can’t buy everything at once! But these are some great basics to start with!! In addition to your favorite foundation & mascara, you really don’t need much more than these products listed above. You can use these products for a natural or more dramatic look- no need for tons of other products unless you just enjoy buying and trying new things! Xoxo, Olivia

 

 

 

 

 

10 Quick Steps: My Summer Wedding & Events Makeup Look

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DRESS // $78. SHOES // $49. TASSEL EARRINGS // $16. CLUTCH // $50.

We had the best time at our friends Carly and Ben’s wedding a couple weekends ago. She looked gorgeous and his face when she walked down the aisle was EVERYTHING. Anyway, I thought I would share my makeup routine step by step from that night because it stayed ALL night long through the heat and hours of dancing and drinking! Here we go..! (Click text links for the product page.. I only linked to Ulta & Nordstrom- my two favorite places to buy makeup!)

1.) I always prep my skin with this moisturizer ($30, Ulta) and do my brows before starting my makeup routine!

2.) Next I used this lightly tinted bronzing primer ($49, Nordstrom) that has SPF 20, which is great for summer evenings when the sun is still out. This bronzing primer smooths your complexion and adds a sun kissed look before using foundation. I also wear it without foundation for a light coverage look. I will also note that the brand, Colorescience, is VERY good for your skin and I’ve had several dermatologists recommend this brand to me- which makes it easy for me to spend the money on this primer!

3.) I primed my eyelids with this long lasting eye primer ($22, Ulta) in color Painterly! This is a MUST for any wedding or event so that your eyeshadow doesn’t budge or bleed.

4.) I used this $12 eyeshadow palette (Ulta) for my smokey eye. I applied the color “Taken” all over my lower lid and used one of the lighter shades in my crease to blend. I have been using this palette nonstop for the last month or two.

5.) Next I applied my favorite FAVORITE FAVORITEEEEE long lasting photo PERFECT foundation ($48, Nordstrom). I absolutely LOVE this foundation. It seriously lasts all night long and makes your skin look flawless. When I came home from this long night of dancing and drinking (and sweating-yikes), my foundation still looked great! (I wear color Buff.)

6.) I used my paint pot eyeliner ($18, Ulta) next. I applied it along my lash line with an angled brush- any angled brush will work, but I prefer this one– I’ve had it for a while.

7.) Next I applied my $8 waterproof mascara (Ulta)!

8.) I applied this blurring powder as a setting powder ($38, Ulta) in the areas that I tend to get oily. And after applying the blurring powder, I applied my go-to ABSOLUTE favorite dim lighting powder ($22, Nordstrom) alllll over my face with a big powder brush ($30, Nordstrom).

9.) Lastly I applied this matte bronzer ($15, Nordstrom) that I’ve used since high school on my cheeks, jawline, and top of my forehead. After that I applied a little bit of the best illuminating/bronzing powder ($44, Nordstrom) in color Bali Brown on my cheeks for that summer glow with the same brush! To make sure these were blended well, I went back over my face with the big powder brush I used earlier with the dim lighting powder.

10.) Lastly I applied my tried and true lip products! I used this lip liner in color Whirl to slightly overline my lips and my favorite gloss in color Ballet Pink ($9, Ulta) for the past few months!

And voila!! That probably sounded like a lot of work, but I did this whole look in less than 15 minutes. Let me know if you have any questions about these products in the comments below!! I will be sure to answer them ASAP! XOXO, Olivia

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Video: My Favorite Smoky Eye Look

Hi guys!! SO sorry it’s been over a week since I’ve posted! I’ve been working on something a little different for this post. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the smoky eye look I do for a night out, so I thought I would upload a little video on how I do the look. This is in no way a tutorial, I just thought it would be easier to explain the steps and products that I use in a video. I’m also writing out all the steps and linking all of the products below!! Let me know what you guys think!! This is my first time making a video like this, so I promise I will get better with the editing ;)

1.) Before I started the video, I applied my Ultra Repair Cream Moisturizer, Hourglass Dim Light Corrective Primer, and MAC Painterly Eyeshadow Primer.

2.) I used the original Naked Palette on my eyes. Eyelid color: “Gunmetal” using my favorite MAC 217 eyeshadow brush. Outer corner color: “Creep” using my Sigma E55 eye shading brush.

3.) I blend the two colors together with my Sigma E25 blending brush.

4.) After I’m done with my eyeshadow, I apply Christian Dior Airflash Foundation in color “Sand” with my amazing Tarte airbrush foundation brush (this can be used with all types of foundation and is the best foundation brush I have ever used!)

5.) Next, I use NYX Born To Glow Illuminator in color “Pure Gold”. I apply it with my fingers on my cheekbones, tip of my nose, and my top lip!

6.) After I’m done with all my liquid and cream products, I apply Becca Soft Blurring Powder in color “Golden Hour” with my Sigma large powder brush. This is like wearing a filter in real life- ha!

7.) In the video I use my Dusty Rose MAC eyeshadow palette in color “Cool Compliment” with an angle brush to fill in my brows. You can use any eyebrow tool! I also like this NYX cosmetics brow pencil.

8.) Next I do my eyeliner! I use my IT Brushes angle brush to apply MAC fluidliner gel eyeliner in color “Blacktrack”. I also found this gift set including the MAC fluidliner + an angle brush for under $30.

9.) Finally it’s time for bronzer! First I use Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer with my bronze and contour brush by Tarte. I use the same brush to add a little bit of color with Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Powder in “Bali Brown”.

10.) After I put my bronzer on, I use MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in “Global Glow” as a highlighter. This is what makes the whole look pop! I like to use this $8 sheer powder brush from EcoTools to apply it.

11.) Next I apply L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in “Carbon Black”. You can buy this at any drugstore or Target!

12.) Lastly, I do my lips. I apply my all time favorite lip pencil by NYX cosmetics in color “Natural”. I top it with MAC’s nymphette lip gloss! This is the best lip combination EVER!

And that’s it!! I do not do this look often.. only for fun occasions or going out on a hot date! Let me know what you think of my video and smoky eye how-to! Xoxo, Olivia

My 5 Favorite Hair Products

Hi guys!! Today I’m going to be sharing my 5 favorite hair products/tools. I’ve never been one to put a lot of product in my hair, but there are a few things I love to use & have been using for a long time that I wanted to share with you all.

1.) Pureology Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner Bundle / $50. I have been using this shampoo & conditioner for forever. The hydrate line from Pureology is all about protecting & enhancing hair color. I swear by this stuff & know it is the reason why I can go so long without getting my hair colored! This set I linked comes with a detangled hairbrush, and it’s the best deal for the shampoo & conditioner bundled that I could find! I only wash my hair once a week (or less!), and this size lasts me a really long time.

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2.) T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand / $270. I know, I know- that price seems SO HIGH!! But…. this is the best wand/iron I have ever used. I have very thick, long hair & other irons just do not curl my hair the way the T3 does. And it comes with 3 barrels- so you have to think of it like you are getting 3 curling irons for $270 instead of one. This set is super easy to use, & I am so glad I invested in this!! Plus, it’s really pretty ;)

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3.) TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo / $5. This stuff is THE BEST dry shampoo, especially for brunettes. It keeps my hair looking good for at least a week of not washing. I even use it the day after I wash my hair just for added volume at the roots. This dry shampoo also gives texture to your hair, so I spray it on before I curl or style my hair too!tresemme

4.) CHI Helmet Head Hairspray / $21. This stuff is amazing!! Sabrina gave it to me (I’m always “stealing” stuff from her beauty collection lol) and I love it so much. It smells amazing and isn’t sticky at all. And it works! My hair doesn’t fall at all. Give it a try if you don’t already have a hairspray that you love!

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5.) Claw Hair Clip Set / $3. This one is kind of random- but recently I got an adorable set of claw marble hair clips & have been using them every single day. So of course I had to include them on my list! When I was searching for a similar set, I first came across this set from Nordstrom for $28. So of course I had to check Forever 21 for a better price. They have so many cute ones! Hair clips are definitely back in.00259259-02

What are your favorite hair products & tools? I am obsessed with researching different products & reviews, so let me know your favs in the comments!! Xoxo, Olivia

Loving Lately

Good morning! I hope you all had a great weekend. I missed my Sunday “loving lately” post yesterday because I was in Charleston looking at wedding venues for my cousin, Claire! We had the best time and she even introduced me to one of the products that I am loving lately.

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1.) Ultra Repair Cream by First Aid Beauty / $30. I forgot my moisturizer on our trip so I borrowed Claire’s Ultra Repair Cream. It made my skin feel amazing and fresh, AND my make up went on so smoothly. This product is great for this time of year when your face is dehydrated and needs some extra love. I have used Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for years and will continue to, but I am adding in the Ultra Repair Cream for when my face needs that TLC.

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2.) Coconut Milk Mango Reed Diffuser from Anthropologie / $26. I have this in the master bathroom and it smells amazing. I bought it because it’s so pretty, and now I am obsessed with the smell! I want to get another one for the guest bath as well.

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3.) Tulisa Bootie by Steve Madden / $35. I have been looking for an open toed bootie like this for a while! I love the version by Kristin Cavallari, but I wasn’t willing to splurge on those ($149). These Tulisa booties are so cute and look so expensive!! I swear they look like they were at least triple the price. And they shipped for free! I will wear these with jeans, dresses, skirts, and even cut off shorts. They are a great transitional piece and super comfy.

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4.) Pond’s MoistureClean Towelettes / $14. Some of you were following me when I tried the Neutrogena face cleanser wipes… and they broke out my face SO. BAD. Since I have always used Pond’s Cold Cleanser and haven’t had any issues, I decided to try their face towelettes. They work wonders!! So gentle, removes your make up, and they don’t have a strong scent! I always use my Kiehl’s Facial Cleanser ($20) after to make sure everything is off my face. I would definitely recommend giving these towelettes a try!

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5.) Basket Heart Sneakers by PUMA / $65. I am so excited to bring these back out! I have a very similar pair with blue dots. They are so cute and anytime I wear them, I get so many compliments and questions about where they are from. The big ribbon is so fun! But they also come with another shoe lace if you don’t like the big silky ribbon. I will forever love my Adidas Superstar sneakers, but these basket hearts by PUMA are an option that you don’t see every day!

Alright, that’s all I have today!! Let me know what your favs are! Xoxo, Olivia

 

 

 

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Loving Lately

Hi guys!! Hope you had a GREAT weekend!! For the last few Sundays I have been telling y’all 3 things I am obsessed with through my Instagram. I’m sharing these things on a blog post so that you can find the links easier! Yesterday was a little crazy with the big game, so I’m doing it today instead :)

SO…. Here are 3 things I have been crushing on lately.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation / $50. I have been using this foundation for about a year. I used to swear by Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, but they changed the formula and it’s just not as good as it used to be! I love my Bobbi Brown foundation because it is so natural and goes on my skin smooth and easily. It is not heavy at ALL, but still gives great coverage. I use color “Natural”- and I LOVE how many different shades this comes in- there really is a shade for everyone.

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Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Daily Moisturizer / $10. I love this self tanner!! It is that time of the year where I am at my palest… and I hate it! I have been using this self tanner lately and I’m really impressed with the gradual/natural color it gives. And it is such a great price!

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Lulu & Georgia Pali Rug / $310. I can’t even tell you how many times I get asked about this Lulu & Georgia rug!! I have it layered in my living room over this similar braided jute rug. The Pali rug is so beautiful and such a great price for the quality! Definitely one of my favorite pieces in my home.

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Xoxo Olivia

New Year Bestie Shoot

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Happy New Year, everyone!! I thought I would share this fun bestie sleepover shoot with Sabrina as my first blog post of 2018! Everything is more fun with your best friend (& a bottle of rosé!) by your side. Cheers to 2018!! xoxo Olivia

On Me:

Metallic Graphic Sweatshirt $16 (I also love the black option!!) / Spanx Faux Leather Leggings (my newest obsession!!! so flattering!!) $98 / T3 Interchangeable Micro Curling Iron (my other new obsession!!!) $270 / Hourglass Dim Light Powder $22 / Faux Tan All Over Face Powder $21 / West Elm Gramercy Coverlet $159

On Sabrina (the make-up GURU!!):

YSL All Hours Full Coverage Matte Foundation $58 / Mineralize Blush in color Gentle $28 / Tarte Pro Glow Highlight and Contour Palette (I always steal this from her… it’s amazing!!!) $45 / Wildfox Starlight Sweatpants $124

Photos by Michael Laine.