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Beautiful Makeup Looks from Besame Cosmetics, Urban Decay, and Stila!

There are so many makeup products out there to choose from, where does one begin?  We took some of our favorite products and gave our model, Chloe Worthington, three beautiful and very different looks.  Whether you’re headed out to a holiday party, to a weekend brunch, or out shopping for the day, these products and looks will get you through it all, and leave you feeling fabulous whatever the occasion!

Chloe Worthington in Besame Cosmetics.  Photo by Ben Trivett

Chloe Worthington in Besame Cosmetics. Photo by Ben Trivett

If you haven’t heard of Besame’ Cosmetics, get online and find them, now.   The beautiful makeup line, created by “artist, cosmetic historian, and designer Gabriela Hernandez”, is a must-have.  The packaging alone, inspired and created to resemble various vintage makeup products, is worth decorating your shelves with.  The products themselves are highly pigmented, creamy, and classic.  For Chloe’s vampy look, we used the lipstick in Noir Red, the Crimson Cream Rouge, and the 1932 Black Cake Mascara, used as a liner as well.  We also highly recommend the Brightening Violet Powder.  Right now, the site is selling beautiful gift packages, perfect for the holidays!

 

Chloe Worthington in Urban Decay.  Photo by Ben Trivett

Chloe Worthington in Urban Decay. Photo by Ben Trivett

Urban Decay has been around for over 15 years.  We remember when they first arrived on the scene and we were excited about their vivid colors, glitter-filled makeup, and great product names (we were in High School at the time).  While we still love all the glitter we can get, UD has matured as a company, and it is truly their best seller- the Naked Palettes– that have our attention at the moment.  Additionally, their 24/7 pencils for eyes and lips are fantastic.  We used Naked 3  (colors: Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit, and Nooner) on Chloe for this soft, feminine look, and filled her lips with the 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Streak.  Check out their  Naked On The Run Palette for a great holiday gift!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencils

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencils

Chloe Worthington in Stila.  Photo by Ben Trivett.

Chloe Worthington in Stila. Photo by Ben Trivett.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner is our favorite waterproof product out there.  It is a staple in our kit, and a staple in our everyday makeup bag.  We used the liner on Chloe for a more dramatic cat-eye effect, and then kept the rest of the face simple by using Stila’s equally brilliant product Covertible Color in Rose for use on cheeks and lips!  We also love Lillium and Poppy in the same line, for pigmented color that you can use oh-so subtly.  Check out Stila’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014, for some of their best products in pretty packages.

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black

Stila's Convertible Color in Rose

Stila’s Convertible Color in Rose

 

Special Thanks to Besame Cosmetics for a range of beautiful products to test in our studio, and to our photographer, Ben Trivett, who helped our vision come alive!  Makeup and hair by Coleen Scott.

The 10 Most Long Wearing Lip Colors by Allure

We thought we were going to have to do the leg work ourselves, but luckily, Allure Magazine has done it for us.  We are so excited to try as many of these products as we can, to find the perfect long-wearing lip color for whatever event is on the calendar.  Check out Allure’s choices here.

Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar

Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar

We are already in love with Obsessive Compulsive products, and know that they have a HUGE range of colors to choose from.  Time to shop!

Stila Stay all Day Liquid Lipstick

Stila Stay all Day Liquid Lipstick

Any product Stila makes with the “Stay All Day” title is epic.  We’re huge fans of the liner and brow pen, so we anticipate total success with the liquid lipstick.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain

We call this the fancy option.  Mostly because we think YSL is just fancy.  So is the price tag of all YSL cosmetic products.  Still, the review is amazing, and at least the fancy product may actually provide what’s promised.

Thanks to Allure for doing all the fancy footwork for us! -C. Scott

Five Cosmetics You Should Not Live Without

FIVE COSMETICS YOU SHOULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT!

Tried and true, tested by pros and everyday wearers, these products are not to be missed in your make-up bag.

1. MAC, Face and Body Foundation

This is our favorite foundation of all time.  Great for everyday, great for body, great for photo and film with a smoothing finish and a lightweight feel.

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/158/393/index.tmpl

2. Bobbi Brown Camoflage Palette for pros, and Single Creamy Concealer for everyday.

The palette of this product is sworn by in the pro world, but in the real world, it’s just excellent coverage and correction without a lot of cakey bulk.  A little goes SUCH a long way, and the corresponding powder helps smooth everything out in an even more flattering way!

http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/5878/15950/Best-Sellers/Best-Sellers-Face/Creamy-Concealer-Kit/SS11/index.tmpl

3. Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter

This. Product. Can. Never. Go. Away.  It is the perfect supple soft lip treatment with a feel that will make you want to keep dipping your fingers in the adorable little pot it comes in.  It is the only product we’ve used up and replaced, and used again and again.  The best hint of color that can be applied to cheeks and lips.

http://www.korresusa.com/default.aspx?page_id=345

4.  Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Once you use this perfectly remarkable marker, you will never go back.  Perfect application every time, and it truly does stay all day.

http://www.stilacosmetics.com/product/stay-all-day-waterproof-liquid-eye-liner.do

5.  Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer

Feel like you get raccoon eyes at the end of the night everytime you try liner and mascara, or a smoky eye?  Never again, with this little miracle stick!

http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/stay-flawless

More product recommendations as we find amazing things to share!