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Modern Day Beauty Look For Memorial Day

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Memorial Day weekend is a wonderful time to catch up with loved ones and unwind, but who says your beauty routine has to be mundane? We’re going to show you how you can switch it up by sharing a modern day beauty look for Memorial Day that will give a little twist to your typical patriotic flair. So, here’s to a weekend in honor of our men and women serving in the armed forces, and here’s to celebrating in a fashion-forward style.

Pick Your Poison: Coral Lips or Coral Nails

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Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom, NARS Casablanca ($27)


Yes, you read that correctly. It’s not a part of your average red, white, and blue beauty look, but who makes the rules? A twist from your good ole classic red lip, a coral pout is exactly what you need to feel spontaneous and authentic while still incorporating a patriotic spirit that’s not so blatant. If it’s a color you’ve been hesitant to try before, go for it! Though the color might look scary in the tube, you may find a smile peeking through your lips when you try it on, as coral creates a natural warmth and liveliness to your skin tone, eyes, and face while creating an overall look that’s flattering and eye-catching. A few of our favorites include Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color in Craving Coral, retailing for $7.99 at ULTA, and NARS lipstick in Casablanca, retailing for $27 at Nordstrom. If coral lips are too much, try it on your nails. Check out Essie’s Color Binge ($8.50), OPI’s Are We There Yet? ($9.99), or ZOYA’s Heidi ($10).
White Eyeliner
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Photo Courtesy of Make Up Forever, Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte White ($21)


To go with your stunning coral lips, we encourage you to take out your white eyeliner that you keep for good measure, but probably find yourself wondering: why is it that I need to have this in my makeup collection again? Though white eyeliner may not be used as frequently or be as popular as nude eyeliner nowadays, white eyeliner is perfect for this type of occasion. It will still manage the trick of creating a more wide-eyed and brighter look for your face, yet it’ll also go beautifully and naturally with your coral lips. Before you know it, you’ll be the fashionista on the rise. Check out the latest such as Make Up Forever’s metallic to matte finishes in their Aqua XL Extra Long Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Matte White, retailing for $21.00, or the classics like NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk, retailing for $4.50, to complete your Memorial Day look this weekend.
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Modern Day Beauty Look For Memorial Day: Photos Courtesy of Nordstrom, Featured Image: MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Must-Haves for the Beauty Beginner

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Jumping into the makeup game is not always easy. With all of the products out there, you can get overwhelmed thinking about what products you need the most. Like most things in life, your best bet is to start simple and get more complex as you gain experience. Here are some tried and true staples for your makeup bag that you can’t do without.
A Faithful Primer

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Photo Finish Foundation Primer retails for $36.00 and can be bought at Sephora



There are a ton of different primers you can choose from, but to start, you should pick up a face primer with great coverage. The Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a great start to have you looking flawless always. Everyone has different needs; some primers will give you a matte finish while others will illuminate you more. The thing to keep in mind is that primers prepare your face for the rest of your makeup process, so choose your primer according to the look you’re heading for.
Foundation
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The Ultra HD Foundation retails for $43.00 and can be bought at Sephora



The struggle to find the perfect foundation is real.  Depending on your skin type or skin color, some foundations just won’t work for your face, so the key to success (hello, DJ Khaled) is to take the time to find what works for you. Foundations vary from whipped, liquid, or powder. Others offer more coverage than others and some can be lighter on your face, which is great to avoid that cakey feeling. Choosing the right foundation starts with identifying your skin type and your everyday needs. To get started, Make Up For Ever has a great full coverage foundation that has even won awards for how great it makes you look on camera.
Concealer
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The Undercover Pot retails for $35.00 and can be bought at Sephora



Concealer can be used in so many ways. It can get rid of under eye circles, hide pimples, and can be used in your contouring process. Something as useful as that definitely needs to be in your makeup bag. The rule of thumb for concealer is to use one that is slightly lighter than your skin tone and to use it after your foundation. Laura Mercier offers their Undercover Pot which has 2 concealer shades and even a setting powder so you can make sure your makeup stays put.
Mascara That Won’t Clump
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Better Than Sex Mascara retails for $23.00 and can be bought at Sephora



Mascara is the finishing touch to anyone’s face and choosing the right kind is crucial. Some mascaras are volumizing while others promise to act as a highlighter. If you want to switch things up you could pick up a different color than the ordinary black and go for something more subtle.  Keep in mind that not all lashes are created equal and what works for one girl might not be the same for you. Coming highly reviewed is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara which has a specially sculpted brush to make your lashes look amazing.
Everyday Lipstick
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Honolulu Honey retails for $27.00 and can be bought at Sephora



There are those days when you don’t feel like going to heavy on the makeup, but you also don’t want to leave the house without something on your lips. This is where an everyday lippie comes into play. Choosing a soft pink, nude, or brown color can make you look even more polished than you planned to be. Pair that with a great mascara and you’re good to go. NARS makes a gorgeous lip called “Honolulu Honey” that not only looks great but has a satin feel so your lips will feel pampered all day.
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Featured photo courtesy of Eileen D. of www.misswhoeveryouare.com

Must-Have Beauty Products This Fall

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Are you in need of knowing which products you must purchase to create the perfect, flawless face, as well as to attain long lasting hairstyles? Look no further, as we have selected the beauty products that you must have in your makeup and hair bag this season! BY STACEY CAMACHO
Prime Time
A hair primer, such as this one that is weightless, is excellent to use, as it prolongs your style twice as long. It’s designed specifically for fine hair. This spray was created with an advanced priming system and is powered by Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) to create that weightless feel. Say goodbye to the heaviness that comes along with having thick hair, and hello to lightweight hair. Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray, $26, livingproof.com
Contour Queen
This best-selling contour and highlighting kit is designed for professional makeup artists or makeup enthusiasts. It features three highlighting and three contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features. This palette glides on easily and effortlessly, so expect a professional finish every time. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, $40, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Rosy Cheeks
Dual-Intensity Blush can be used wet or dry. So if you are looking to have a more intense look, use the blush wet. Just dampen a paper towel and dip your blush on the towel, and then sweep it onto the apples of your cheeks. This would be a perfect look for the evening. For a more natural, effortless look, apply the blush dry. Applying blush hasn’t been so easy and so quick, literally. This formula is light-weight and luxurious with an easy application. It’s long-lasting and even waterproof and sweat-proof. NARS Dual-Intensity Blush, $45, narscosmetics.com
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Be An Artist
This Make Up For Ever Artist Palette comes in two shades—nude and artist—and feel so comfortable on the eyes. Nude is excellent to use for day wear or evening wear, and you can do a traditional smoky eye for the evening or a natural smoky eye for the day. The Artist Palette allows you to be more creative by playing up your eyes with these fun, highly pigmented hues. A little bit goes a long way, and they are so sweat-proof and waterproof, making these new palettes long-lasting.  Make Up For Ever Artist Palette, $42, makeupforever.com
Treat Your Hair
This lotion treatment is a leave-in conditioner that can be applied to damp hair to deliver that extra oomph. You can let your hair air dry, or style it to your perfection. This 5-in-1 treatment adds volume, polish, smoothness, conditioning, and strength, and the formula reduces breakage by 78%, making hair 4.5x stronger. Leaving your locks looking and feeling soft, smooth, healthy, and beautiful was never so easy. Living Proof Perfect Hair Days (PhD) 5-in-1 Treatment, $26, livingproof.com
The Perfect Smoky Eye
What’s amazing about this palette is how versatile it is—you can go as smoky as you want. NAKED Smoky is a palette that revolutionizes neutrals, with a wide range of textures, including matte, satin, shimmer, and sparkle. Eyeshadows are highly pigmented, making the application long-lasting. It’s so easy to apply. What we love is how these eyeshadows are creaseless, which means by the end of the night, you don’t have to worry about your eye makeup falling apart. How ah-mazing! Have fun with NAKED!  Urban Decay NAKED Smoky Eye Palette, $54, urbandecay.com
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Featured image courtesy of Nasty Gal

Fall Beauty Trends

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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!

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(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.

Staff Beauty Picks

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Here at Cliché, we have a tiny obsession with all things beauty. Okay, it’s more like a serious addiction. And while I might be the resident beauty junkie, I love getting cosmetic tips from my trusted colleagues. And let me tell you, they sure know their stuff when it comes to beauty and cosmetics. Below are staff beauty picks for our all-time favorite summer-inspired products.

Product photos courtesy of Target, Sephora, Fig + Yarrow, Butter London, and Ouidad
Featured photo courtesy of Vivanna_love on Flickr