blue eyeliner

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Blue eyeliner gets a bad wrap. I guarantee you, you can wear blue eyeliner and not look tacky.  It all comes down to how you’re wearing it.  The simplest and easiest way to wear blue eyeliner is with a simple and clean eye look, and pick a blue that’s deep enough that it still defines your eyes.  That’s what an eyeliner in general is supposed to do, a blue can not only define but really pop on any color of eye/skintone.  I found the perfect blue eyeliner in the Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue.  It defines and pops and wears beautifully.  I can get a precise line, wing it out if I want to and now get a great deep blue color.  You can read my full review here.

Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue

Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue

On Eyes:  Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue ($5.99), mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Skinny Dip (top middle and top right shades, $18), Avon Big and Daring Volume Mascara in black ($6.99).

On Face:  Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer Corrector in Medium ($6.99), mark. Get Even All Day Moisture Liquid Foundation in Light Medium 7 ($20), mark. Glow Together Hookup Bronzer in Sunset ($18), mark. Cheek Magnet Hookup Blush in Rose Without Saying ($18).

On Lips:  Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink ($5.99) – see full review here

Pair blue eyeliner with a clean eye and rosy pinks

Pair blue eyeliner with a clean eye and rosy pinks

Pairing blues with pinks are complimentary so try a nice pink flush on the cheeks and a full pink lip to compliment your blue eyeliner.  Can you tell me that this makeup look is tacky?  I think not.  You can put this best face forward as well.  All products used are available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger plus you can add the Fresh and Clean A Box on to your order for only $10.  So you can get clean, radiant skin, and a fresh blue eyeliner makeup look perfect for fall and beyond… definitely not tacky.

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Easy Summer Makeup with 1 Product – mark. Touch And Glow Shimmer Cube In Coral

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Easy Summer Makeup With mark.

Summer makeup needs to be 3 things:   1.  Easy, no one wants to spend all morning putting on layers and layers of makeup, esp in summer humidity.  2.  Fresh, an over done face just doesn’t work in the summer time, sorry it just doesn’t.  3.  Packable, with summer vacations, day trips, and just being on the go you need something transportable and isn’t going to spill or burst with elevation changes.  I found THE product that fits all these and more mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

One of mark.’s cult favorite products is it’s touch and glow shimmer cube (original, see post here).  Earlier this year they released a coral version, and honestly, I have no idea how I waited this long to pick this one up! This is the 1 product solution to your summer makeup routine.  The obvious use is to use it as a blush and/or highlighter but this killer product is one multi-tasking cream to powder wonder!

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

Summer Makeup Look Using ONLY mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral.

For my easy summer makeup look I used the Touch and Glow Coral on my cheeks, for contouring, as eyeshadow and on my lips!  Only tools I used were my fingers and the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Because it’s smaller I was able to get more control.  Here’s how I used it:

On Cheeks: I swirled all colors and applied to the apples of my cheeks using the mark. Travel Pro Blush Brush.   For contour I used my finger in shade 6 (2nd row far right shade) and went along my temples to under the cheek in a C shape.

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mark. Touch and Glow Coral  For Eyes

mark. Touch and Glow Coral On The Eyes

On Eyes:  I used my fingers to apply shade 2 (top row middle shade) all over from lash line to brow.  Then I used shade 3 (top row far right shade) on my inner corner and half of lid and under the lower lashes.  Lastly I used a mix of shade 1, 4 and 6 on the outer half of my lid.  I lined my eyes again using the travel pro brush set with mark. Saved By The Gel in Cool Azul from the Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Collection (see here).  Finished with Avon Super Extend Winged Out Mascara.

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

mark. Shimmer Cubes in Coral On Lips

On Lips:  For this very on trend lip color I used shade 8 (bottom row middle shade) applied with the lip brush from the mark. Travel Pro Brush Set.  Done and done!  It’s similar finish to those matte liquid lipsticks (like from Nyx) that are super popular.  It even lasted through eating lunch!

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Easy Summer Makeup Look With 1 Product

Word Of Alicia Review on mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral:  Anything that multi-tasks this well gets two thumbs up from me.  Let me note it’s really hard to take pictures of your makeup (my eyes did not want to open!) so these were taken in the shade so the colors are a bit more vibrant in real life.  The color pay off on this is great but it isn’t a super long lasting formula.  When applied in the morning before work I had to touch up after work before meeting up for dinner, but really, that’s still pretty decent.  And I like how it has just the right amount of shimmer nothing too overwhelming and will be flattering on all skin types and tones.  I’m just mad I didn’t get this one sooner!

You can shop the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes in Coral along with my eyeliner, mascara and brush set used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code AVON60 for 20% off your $60 order or JULY25 for 25% off a $75 order or SHIP15 for free shipping on $15.

Summer Makeup: mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Color Collection

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe In Fun Tropical Packaging!

mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe In Fun Tropical Packaging!

I’m not going to lie, I like looking like I just came back from vacation regardless if it’s a random Tuesday. Problem is I didn’t… so fake it to you make it right!? If you want an instant vacation look you should check out the mark. Buenos Aires Color Collection for you summer makeup:

mark. Caliente Eyes ($16)

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Eyes

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Eyes

Catch The Vibe:  At first I was unimpressed with this pallet.  Then I began using it daily and I was like what was I unimpressed with!?  They’re the perfect range of colors for whatever look you’re going for.  I wear the middle pink shade just all over with the liner below for easy day look.  Then I like to mix the grey and purple for a smokey night look.  The purple is matte so it plays really well with the shimmery shades.

Caliente Eyes - Lucy Hales Top Pick from the collection

Caliente Eyes – Lucy Hales Top Pick from the collection

 

mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul ($11)

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mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul

mark. Saved By The Gel in Majorly Murado and Cool Azul

Catch The Vibe:  These Saved By The Gel Liners are my new favorite liner.  First off, this pot is going to last you forever so that $11 price tag is pretty much all you’re going to spend for the next year on eyeliner.  The blue shade (Cool Azul) is so pretty and perfect for 4th of July and Labor Day with a red lip!  The colors are super bold, their really wearable so you can wear them for day for a subtle summer look.  Really easy when you don’t want to wear a lot of makeup and these won’t sweat off so win win for summer!

Up close and personal on the Saved By The Gel Limited Edition

Up close and personal on the Saved By The Gel Limited Edition

 

mark. Caliente Glow ($16)

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Caliente Glow

Catch The Vibe:  This is another daily wear item.  I use a fan brush in the bronze to contour and swirl a blush brush in the center 2 shades for the apples of my cheek.  OR if I’m being lazy or for a quick summer look swirl all three on a fluffier blush brush and sweep up from apples to cheek bones.   The purple undertones really make this one stand out from most others out there on the market and it has ZERO orange factor.  THIS IS the item for the fresh from vacation look.

THE perfect shade combos to not look orange!

THE perfect shade combos to not look orange!

 

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

mark. Nailed It Trend Mini Nail Lacquers ($7)

Catch The Vibe:  I already did a swatch post here but seriously these are so fun for summer!  I’ve been wearing the blue on my toes non stop!  It’s such a great shade of blue and has a great shimmer that screams summer!  I can’t wait to wear this on my fingers for the 4th!

Check out that shimmer and halo!

Check out that shimmer and halo!

You can get the collection at my eBoutique here and use promo code JUNE15 for FREE SHIPPING on a $15 order!  Which is a killer little promo!  BONUS anyone who orders anything from this beauty collection before July 8th gets a FREE bonus item!  Shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (your bonus item will ship separate directly from me) OR just contact me if you want me to take your order directly!

Your Summer Makeup Needs All Right Here In 1 Collection

Your Summer Makeup Needs All Right Here In 1 Collection

How To: Awesome Cat Eye Tutorial with Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg

Everyone who knows me knows I wear a winged line on the daily.  Even if I’m doing nothing else a winged line instantly makes me look awake and bright eyed.  If I could only have one makeup item, well two items, because my first pick would be concealer, but my second would be eyeliner!

mark. Liner in Cleo

mark. On The Edge Liner in Cleo

I’ve been asked many a times how I do it but it’s one of those things that you need to see, and then practice and practice.  Then I saw this video that Jamie Greenberg did on her youtube channel.  (If you don’t follow her already, do so… like NOW!).  She lays it all out there, shows you how to get the perfect cat-eye AND shows you how to do it with every type of liner!

My daily eyeliner of choice is mark.’s liquid liner, which Jamie demonstrated with first.  The mark. On The Edge Eyeliner has recently been upgraded to a larger size but still a hookup.  Hookups have connectors so you can attach it to other items (other liners, glosses, mascara, etc) to build the perfect makeup bag go to that stashes away super easily!  Which makes it the perfect summer travel beauty must-have!  Check out the mark. On The Edge Liner now in 6 colors!

Cleo
Medusa
Slate
Quick Silver
Blue Chrome
mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

In addition to mark. On The Edge Liner being updated, so was No Place To Run pencil liners which you saw Jamie demonstrating with using Navy Seal (navy shade).   This was a much needed update, they are much more user friendly and sharpen much better!  Check out my review here.  Navy seal has seen heavy rotation in the world of Alicia.  Even  better news, the felt tip liner is being revamped too!  Launching in August with new shades as well including both matte and shimmer shades.
Wearing No Place To Run in Navy Seal

Wearing No Place To Run Pencil Liner in Navy Seal

Being an eyeliner aficionado I can tell you that mark. liners are the absolute best and most affordable I’ve ever used.  For something I use on the daily I need to be able to refresh my stock often and not break the bank.  Even more importantly I need it to look good, last all day and be easy to use!  Check, check and check!  You can shop the mark. eyeliners at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to follow Jamie Greenberg on YouTube