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All About That Blue


Okay, ladies, enough with the sultry dark colors and sophisticated nudes. Seeing the latest from beauty gurus, like Jaclyn Hill and Kathleen Lights, has us bursting at the seams to experiment with a color that isn’t for the light-hearted. Blue is in, and despite being a striking color on all skin tones, finding the right shade for your complexion can seem like a daunting task that’s better left untouched. However, we’re too intrigued by this season’s obsession to care. Below, we’re sharing a few of our favorite brands and gurus who will help us achieve this spring’s all-about-that-blue look.

Our go-to brands for this type of look include Makeup Geek and MAC because not only are their pigmentations worth every penny, but their single eyeshadow pans retail for $6, which isn’t bad at all considering it’s within the “higher-end” makeup spectrum! A few colors we love are Makeup Geek’s Chit Chat, Shore Thing, Dragonfly, and Hopscotch, and MAC’s Aqua, Atlantic Blue, and Electric Eel. Other great brands with excellent pigmentation that range from high-end to drugstore include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Make Up For Ever, Maybelline, and L’Oreal. If you’re truly uncertain as to what shades of blue to choose from, head over to your local Sephora, ULTA, or nearest beauty counter to find a beauty consultant who can properly advise you on the best colors for your eyes and skin tone.

Optimized-Jaclyn Hill Bold & Blue Makeup Tutorial

Photo Courtesy of “Bold & Blue Makeup Tutorial” | Jaclyn Hill

Once you’ve found your shades of blue, the best way to incorporate these eyeshadows is by creating a more “blown-out” effect, as Jaclyn Hill mentions in her spring trend tutorial “Aqua Eyes,” which eliminates the usual intensive crease and definition amongst eyeshadow shades so that the overall look is more cohesive, especially when incorporating multiple shades of blue. The variety of hues will still provide a beautiful array of colors while also exuding our inner mermaid feels.
Kathleen Lights Shades of Teal - Makeup Tutorial

Photo Courtesy of “Shades of Teal Makeup Tutorial” | Kathleen Lights

Meanwhile, the beloved Kathleen Lights will show you how to incorporate your not-so-average eyeshadows, such as in her spring makeup tutorial “Shades of Teal,” from brands you wouldn’t originally think to consider for individual eyeshadows, such as Kat Von D and Colourpop.
So go on, try it! Make it a fun girl’s night in or out, and don’t forget to thank the lovely ladies who know how to do makeup best—the ladies who will always have your back no matter what the hue.
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All About That Blue: Photo Courtesy of Jaclyn Hill

What to Do When Starting a Skincare Regimen


Some of us are blessed with perfect, acne-free skin that is always clear and never causes any problems. The majority, however, are not that lucky. It’s estimated that 80% of people experience acne outbreaks between the ages of 11-30. Of course, genetics or your environment play a big role in how your skin behaves, but there are things you can do also to put your best face forward. Here’s how to begin a great skincare regimen:
Healthy Habits
No matter how great your routine is or what products you use not leading a healthy lifestyle will always have a negative impact on your skin.  This means cutting out habits that can trigger your skin’s problem areas. Cut out smoking because it causes under eye bags, wrinkles, and an overall dullness to your skin. Also foods that are salty, non-organic, or fatty will have a direct impact on the glow of your skin and will definitely increase acne.
Routine is Key
With the multitude of products and methods available it may seem that achieving a clear face is a really complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. Getting your routine down is the most important part. Breaking things down into 3 steps and repeating them in the morning and night will ensure that a change will appear not only your skin’s clarity, but it’s overall healthiness as well.
Every morning you should first cleanse your face. Then, lightly exfoliate to remove the build up from your sleep. Lastly, use a light moisturizer and apply sunscreen to your face and you’re ready to start your day. At night, these steps are repeated (sans the sunscreen) to bring things full circle. How easy is that? These steps apply regardless of what type of skin you have.
Less is More
Putting on a face full of makeup is necessary from time to time, but don’t make this a habit. If you must pile on the foundation make it a light one. MAC, Maybelline, and Clinique all make lightweight foundations that won’t weigh on your skin and cause breakouts. Also, break the habit of sleeping with makeup on; you’ll regret it when pimples start taking over your face.

Using these easy tips are guaranteed to make a HUGE change in the way your skin looks and feels. Once you get your routine down, you will be well on your way to confident, clear skin living.
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Photo courtesy of Zenspa1 on Flickr

The Best Halloween Makeup


Trick or treat takes on a whole new meaning for all of us makeup junkies around October. But that’s not to say we don’t appreciate a free chocolate bar… or five. During All Hallow’s Eve, however, nothing claims our hearts and chills our skin as much as the makeup creations shared throughout social media. There are no limits to what you can imagine when creating a look made for Halloween. These days, there is no telling what will pop onto our feeds—literally. The array of cosmetics that make their debut around this season cater to everyone’s artsy and eccentric side. Whether you want to make yourself become a pop art piece or turn into the scariest creature that hides under beds, I’ve “trick-or-treated” the most sought-out makeup products, kits, and palettes for all of you to add into your goodie bags. What will you change into this Halloween? A colorful unicorn? A terrifying doll? Or an adorable fur baby? It’s all up to you! Read on for the best Halloween makeup products, and share your creations with me via Twitter @ClicheMagBeauty and be on the lookout for my very own Halloween makeup designs, too—I promise they won’t be too scary! 
Makeup Forever Eyelash Strip

(MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyelashes – Strip $16, www.sephora.com)


(Too Faced Cat Eyes Palette $36, www.toofaced.com)

Urban Decay Palette

(Urban Decay Electric Pressed Pigment Palette $49, www.urbandecay.com)

Makeup Forever 12 Flash Color Case

(MAKE UP FOR EVER 12 Flash Color Case $99, www.sephora.com)

Urban Decay Nails

(Urban Decay Nail Color $15, www.urbandecay.com)


(Smashbox ART. LOVE. COLOR. Master Class $65, www.smashbox.com)

Sephora Collection

(SEPHORA COLLECTION Beautiful Crush Blockbuster Paletter $49.50, www.sephora.com)

Estee Lauder

(Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Liquid Lip Potion $30, www.sephora.com)


(SEPHORA COLLECTION Colorful Wink-It Felt Liner Waterproof $14, www.sephora.com)


(MAC Vamplify Collection Lipgloss $22, www.maccosmetics.com)

Brooke Candy MAC

(MAC Brooke Candy Collection Lipstick “Which Witch” $17, www.maccosmetics.com)

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Featured image courtesy of ©Emma Felin/Sassy Street

Fall Beauty Trends


We welcome back crisp, fall mornings filled with the smell of pumpkin spice lattes and warmed by cozy, oversized sweaters this season. Finally being able to enjoy delicious hot beverages and fuzzy apparel aren’t the only fall factors we’re excited for. It’s time to replace the bright, bold colors of summer in our makeup bags with the moody, shimmery shades of fall. Think dark liner, metallic eyeshadow, and rich, colored lips for a little preview of what fall beauty is all about. These beauty trends are what we really have been craving! Well, next to the free candy given out on Halloween, of course. Now if only we could score beauty products along with that candy!

Revlon Sultry Samba

(Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, Revlon.com)


Nyx Merlot

(NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot, $6, Nyxcosmetics.com)

Rich Lips
Our favorite lips shades all hold that dramatic factor that we can only get away with during the autumn season. Now is when we can adorn the wildest, moodiest colors on our lips. If you’re new to bold, dark lips, check out some of our favorites: Nars’ Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, and M.A.C’s lipstick in Rebel. Rich hues of maroon, bright pigments of pink, and the deep, satin effect of purple are what we sure are taking advantage of each week—it’s safe to say my shade of Nyx’s Matte Lipstick in Merlot will be all but gone by December!


(Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose, $32, Stilacosmetics.com)

Shimmery, Metallic Eyeshadows
Let your eyelids flutter with a metallic sheen of gold, nude, silver, or even green. It’s a must-try trend this fall because it can easily be added to any makeup look. Stila provides gorgeous cream-to-shadow products in full-on metallic shades from Metallic Dusty Rose to Titanium. With these shadows, add some shimmer to a smoky eye for more depth or to an everyday look for some allure. Metallic eyeshadows bring that extra touch of glam that makes our beauty techniques even more fabulous. Try this shimmery trend this fall and see how many eyes will be on yours!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

(Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, $18, Sephora.com)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liner

(Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $24, Bobbibrowncosmetics.com)

Dark Liners
Brightly-colored eyeliners were all the rage this past summer, but it’s time to welcome back the classic black. Black will always be the new black. You can’t go wrong at all with a long-lasting ebony eyeliner. Some of my must-haves are Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner, Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. Each one is a definite keeper for being bold, smudge-proof, and easy-to-style. You’ll be rocking liner just as mod as Twiggy’s was in the 60’s!
Marc Jacobs Bronzer

(Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze – Perfect Tan, $49, Sephora.com)

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

(Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, $30, Toofaced.com)

Glowing Bronzer
Even though the summer has passed, our handy bronzers are still kept in tow. They add that extra glow we want year-round in hundreds of shades that we can’t get over. For fall, it’s all about warm undertones in shades of cocoa, buff pinks, and gold finishes. Pat down your cheeks with a touch of Benefit’s Sun Beam, a blend of Marc Jacobs’ O!Mega Bronze, or a sweep of Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. Your cheeks will be as bright as ripe apples this season.
“Fall Beauty Trends” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue.