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Every decade’s trends are eventually recycled; whether it’s hair trends, clothes, or even makeup, everything comes full circle and finds its way back into the limelight. So it’s no surprise to see the 90s look come back, including flannel shirts tied around the waist, denim on denim outfits and more — I feel like I’ve fallen into an episode of Boy Meets World or Blossom. Over the past couple of months I have been anxiously awaiting the reemerging of 90s hairstyles and makeup, and fortunately for me the wait is over. With summer coming to an end and fall right around the corner, the darker nail colors and makeup palettes have come out and along with it came a very familiar lip shade. The 90s were all about nude, apricot and purplish maroon lips and two of my favorite cosmetics companies have come out with lipsticks and shades I can not wait to wear like it’s 1999!

The first one is the Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Muse. This deep reddish brown is something that was very big in the 90s, the only thing missing in the thick lipliner that went with it 20 years ago! My second favorite lipstick is the limited-edition Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Ce Soir. This color belongs more in the purple family and is great for the daytime, but this one you have to be very careful with; unlike the first color that can easily go with any skin tone, this one can completely drown out a person with fair skin.

Regardless of what people may think about 90s fashion and makeup, I am beyond excited that this trend is coming back, both as a makeup artist and girl who loves to wear makeup! May the grunge look live on!

In case you haven’t heard, Marc Jacobs just launched a seriously chic new line of cosmetics. The industry is buzzing about the collection which includes everything from nail polish and foundation to makeup brushes. The colors are bold and playful and the packaging is gorgeous. Here are some of our favorite Marc Jacobs Beauty products.

For those of us who spend our days in an office under fluorescent lights, or who make daily SPF a priority, getting a natural tan is not always an option. Fortunately for us, Stila has created a great lineup of tinted moisturizer, bronzers and luminizers to create that sun-kissed glow without having to step foot in the sun. 

Tinter Moisturizer

The first step in any beauty regimen is your moisturizer, especially in the summer. Trying to create a tan look includes the use of bronzer and without being properly moisturized, it can cause your skin to look flakey and dry. The Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 will not only help protect against the sun’s most damaging rays, but it will also give you the first step in glowing skin.

The Glowing Powder

Setting your makeup is one of the most important things in the routine, so having a powder that doesn’t dry your skin is very important. The Stila All Over Shimmer Powder will help keep your makeup in place, but also give you the extra shimmer you need in order to not have your face cake up when you apply the bronzer.

The Sun Kissed Bronzer

Probably the most important item is the right bronzer. Having a bronzer that isn’t the right shade for your skin can lead to looking orange and like you got a bad spray tan. Stila Sun Bronzer works great with almost all skin tones; the trick with this is just applying the proper amount and doing it evenly. Be sure not to put a massive amount on your brush before application, that way you can ensure there is the same amount across your whole face.

The Self Adjusting Blush

You never want to just leave your face with only bronzer applied because it gives you the same tone across your whole face, nothing stands out. So adding a little blush is a great way to add a pop of color and brighten you up. Stila Custom Color Blush in Self Adjusting Bronze is “one size fits all” and automatically adjusts to each individual’s pH level, which is awesome because if you get a little extra sun one weekend you won’t have to worry about running out to buy a new shade!

The Highlighter

The Stila Sun Highlighter is also a great way to add an extra bit of color as well. Applying this under your eyes or blush will brighten up those areas of your face that can appear sunken in without a good night sleep or just stress. It also will give you a more dynamic look so your glow looks more natural.

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If you’re anything like me, it takes about three cups of coffee before anyone can even approach me in the morning. Despite the amount of sleep I actually get, I look so tired and unfortunately, as much as we love the summertime, with the heat and the late nights we tend to look even more tired during this season. So, I have decided to give my fellow women a few items that can help turn you from tired to fresh by simply adding them to your morning routine. I have three go-to products that I personally can’t live without.

The Face Wash
I have tried a few different products in this category and none have really been able to keep my skin clear and wake me up the way this one does. Clean and Clear Morning Burst has energizing beads that will instantly make you feel refreshed and awake. The facial cleanser also helps prevent shine throughout the day so if you suffer from oily skin like I do it’s an even better choice. The wash comes in a few different colors and scents, but my favorite is the one that features lemongrass, for some reason that particular smell leaves you feeling truly fresh and relaxed. 

The Moisturizer 
Having the right lotion is an essential part of your day because this one product has the ability to give you glowing or cracked skin. My favorite daytime moisturizer is Shiseido Brightening Protective Cream. Not only does it include SPF 15, but it is formulated with vitamin C, which will help brighten skin and revitalize your face and also helps protect your face from air pollution and dryness.

The Eyeliner
Makeup is a necessity if you are trying to make yourself appear more refreshed, but it is even more important to make sure you are using the proper product in order to achieve the desired results. Using any old black eyeliner on the mornings you are looking especially tired is a risky move because that has the ability to make your eyes darker and more sunken in. The Almay Wake Up Eyeliner and Highlighter is the perfect item to achieve the look you need. The dual sided pencil allows you to define your eyes while the illuminating side can help illuminate your irises. On top of the shimmery color giving you a bit of refreshing, the highlighter delivers a cooling sensation during application to perk up your pupils, tricking people into thinking you got a full eight hours!

Adding these three things into your morning routine will, without a doubt, make you seem more refreshed and awake.

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A rapidly growing trend we’ve seen has been the bright lip, whether it’s red, coral, or even purple. More and more celebrities and everyday women have been embracing the bright colors of this season. Now this is something not everyone will be comfortable with, but there are different varieties of this look that women can tweak to make it work for them. And I’ve personally tried all three so I know they work!

The Red Lip
The first and most obvious choice is a red lip, this is definitely the most daring and the biggest statement. The best thing about the red lip is it can be paired with pretty much any look, whether it’s more of an edgy style like we’ve seen Miley Cyrus do or wanting to stay more classic like Rita Ora (above) this can be transformed into anything. This makeup look is one of my favorites with a ripped pair of jeans and a simple white tee. When doing this, be sure to keep the rest of your makeup simple, with minimal eye makeup because the red lip should be the thing that draws all the attention. My recommendation for this lip is the MAC Viva La Glam color.

The Pink Lip
If you think red is way too much of a statement for you, then try a pink or fuchsia lip and top it off with a clear lip gloss. This look will give you the funky edge you want without being over-the-top. Also, this lip color is perfect for every woman who loves bright neons and it works for both days and nights. My preference for this lip is to wear it only at night, but paired with the right outfit you can definitely rock it in daylight. Similar to the red lip, having this bright color reduces the need for a lot of eye makeup so try to use a mineral nude shadow, a medium brown for the crease and a deep brown for the corners. For this color, MAC Impassioned lipstick is a great option.

Bright Lip Balm
For those of you who are a little reluctant to trying something as bold as a red or pink lip, there is a more subtle option for you to ease into these other colors or for your daytime look. Using a moisture stick or lip balm in a brighter color will give the same effect without being over the top. The best thing for me about this option is that it allows you to do a more smoky eye, that will allow it to work for a nighttime look as well. Recommendation for this is the Clinique Chubby Stick, it comes it a great red and pink color that will give you a less drastic bright lip. 

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