Coachella Beach Babe 5-step Make Up


With Coachella photos clogging my instagram feed, warm weather #fomo is real and I can’t wait for tan skin and days on the beach, which are seemly far away right now.  I heard it just snowed three feet in Colorado and it’s almost May… I’m feeling bad for all you CO ladies and wanted to offer some sunshine and advice to help you feel a little warmer and look like you spent the weekend dancing with Kylie Jenner in the desert.  Without further ado, here are my tips for achieving a natural glowy look that is Kardashian inspired, sexy as hell and a nod to that summer skin we’re all craving right about now.

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5 Lipsticks for Spring

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For someone whose wardrobe largely consists of black clothing, my go-to accessory has always been a bright lipstick. 
As cliché as it sounds, I’m a firm believer in the power of lipstick. It can not only change your attitude, but also disguise a mess. With the right shade you can go from hangover hell to badass boss lady in 30 seconds flat. There’s something to say for the confidence and attitude a great lipstick can offerit’s the one beauty item that can pull me out of a bad mood. I really can’t think of a more perfect beauty staple, so I’m sharing my top 5 bright and bold lipsticks for Spring, and year round, because I don’t buy into that seasonal colors shit.


1. Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in It Girl – This lipstick is my instant mood changer. It’s the color I always get the most compliments on. At this point it feels like a neutral. Good things happen when i’m wearing this on my lips, I can’t recommend it enough.


2. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lips in More Better– I’ll leave it to ColourPop to sell you on this one: “Girl you hot now, but you’ll be looking more better in this deep violet wine.” If you haven’t jumped on the matte-liquid lipstick trend, I don’t know what you’ve been doing. These apply wet and dry matte, and pretty much stay all day—it’s a game changer. ColourPop’s collection is an amazing option for the liquid lipstick virgin, as they come in tons of shades at a reasonable $6 a pop. Channel your inner Kylie with shades like Trap and Beeper.  Another personal favorite is Creeper. You really can’t go wrong with the colors, but I do advise a lipliner because these guys can get a little messy and you need a tough eye makeup remover to get them off.

3. Yves Saint Laurent Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in 13 Corail Incandescent 
– This cream lipstick is amazing. Not only does it smell delicious, it looks so creamy and beautiful and only needs one little swipe to cover your whole lip. It’s a bit pricy, but I’ve had mine for over a year and wear it at least once a week. It’s also a beautiful product to display on your vanity. Every color is great, my personal favorite is this pinky red shade.

4.Givenchy Le Rouge in 303 Corail Decollete– A pink-toned coral encased in a leather tube, it doesn’t get much better than this.  You’re gonna look and feel fly as hell, I promise. Love the 303 shoutout.

5. NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl – This is the badass siren red you need in your collection. It’s matte but moisturizing and goes on so easily. If you’re feeling daring, put it on in a moving car or subway without a mirror. It’ll do wonders for your reputation.

|Written by contributing Beauty editor Julia|

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As much as I love fashion and beauty, my knowledge of both barely scratches the surface. Luckily I have friends like Julia who have a passion and knowledge far beyond my own. If you want to get metaphorical, we could say that Julia is my Carrie Bradshaw: She lives in New York, works for a fabulous PR company and keeps me current with all the latest trends and must-haves.

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