HOW-TO: SUNSET OMBRE LIPS
By Kailey

I finally got my hands on three of the NYX Macaron lipsticks and I LOVE them! While playing around with the lipsticks, I noticed some wouldn’t stick to the center of my lips, making them look patchy. I thought I’d mask this slight problem by creating an ombre effect - one that also makes an unconventional color more wearable!

YOU WILL NEED:
- NYX Lavender Lipstick
- NYX Apple Streusel Butter Gloss
- Red Lipgloss (I’m using MAC’s Strawberry Malt)
- Translucent Powder

THREE TUTTI FRUTTI SUMMER FOTDs
By Lydia // Photos by Jacquie Shaw

This month’s looks are inspired by a palette that rests somewhere between the Saved by the Bell credits and the music video for Starships by Nicki Minaj. I’m one for hyper-real colors and patterns in my wardrobe, so it was fun to try out said brights on my face.

I just went through a local heatwave, and all I can think of is an island vacation where my makeup is flawless. I’m of the lax school of makeup application (I’m realllll lazy when it comes to cosmetics), so often my looks consist of just eyes and lips. Which makes them pretty darn easy to recreate! In lieu of my non-existent vacation, I worked some tropical magic into a couple of looks. Enjoy!

arabellesicardi:

I actually hate fanmail (please don’t send things through it……….please) but I hope you don’t mind me answering this publicly! Since the sales associates didn’t help, I want to guide you and others who have shared similar sentiments to red eyeliners I’m fond of. 
MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA LINER - $23 - Waterproof red liner easily available @ Sephora. It has a foam tip applicator which I don’t entirely love but to each their own. 
MAKE UP GEEK GEL LINER - $8.99 - This is what I usually use for #lady vengeance looks.
INGLOT AMC LINER GEL - $12 - I generally dislike gel liners because I find them to be a pain in the ass but this one is a nice red and doesn’t go everywhere. 
But honestly, using red lipliner or red eyeshadow as liner is totally fine with me… it’s not approved by the FDA but my eyes haven’t fallen out yet so whatever. That’s up to you though. High-res

arabellesicardi:

I actually hate fanmail (please don’t send things through it……….please) but I hope you don’t mind me answering this publicly! Since the sales associates didn’t help, I want to guide you and others who have shared similar sentiments to red eyeliners I’m fond of. 

  1. MAKE UP FOR EVER AQUA LINER - $23 - Waterproof red liner easily available @ Sephora. It has a foam tip applicator which I don’t entirely love but to each their own. 
  2. MAKE UP GEEK GEL LINER - $8.99 - This is what I usually use for #lady vengeance looks.
  3. INGLOT AMC LINER GEL - $12 - I generally dislike gel liners because I find them to be a pain in the ass but this one is a nice red and doesn’t go everywhere. 

But honestly, using red lipliner or red eyeshadow as liner is totally fine with me… it’s not approved by the FDA but my eyes haven’t fallen out yet so whatever. That’s up to you though.