everyday makeup

12 Days of Deals – Day 4: FREE Magix Prime

12 Days of Deals - Day 4:  Free Magix Prime Face Perfector Primer

12 Days of Deals – Day 4: Free Magix Prime Face Perfector Primer

Ooh ooh Day 4 is magic… you knowwwwww. Every time I hear Magix Prime or Magix Tint I sing that song in my head. However when I hear Magix Stick I sing Lil’ Kim and 50… I got the magic stick… haha. Anyyyyywaysss…. Day 4 is a free full size Magix Prime face primer with spa 20. Basically a little bit of magic in a bottle.

12 Days of Deals – Day 4: Free Magix Prime face primer with a $50 order using promo code PRIME at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Word of Alicia:  Magix Prime has been one of our best sellers for years.  It recently was re-packaged in this killer black and white packaging but its the same product everyone has loved.  Since its relaunch I’ve been kinda obsessed.  Over the summer I went on a little primer binge at Sephora and Ulta.  I got all the top seller from Benefit, Ulta, Urban Decay, Too Faced and Smashbox.  How many primers does one girl need!?  But honestly they make a HUGE difference especially if you have textured skin like I do, along with large pores, hot Nor Cal heat and I’m a face toucher.  A primer is a must have!  Even with all those primers Magix Prime has been my go to.  If you like Smashbox Photofinish or Benefit Porefessional then you’ll like Magix Prime.  PLUS its a third of the cost and has SPF 20 soooo… Even better you can get it for free with today’s 12 Days of Deals offer.  If I were building a $50 order to get this free my Magix Inspired order would be this:

Besides Magix Prime, also in our Magix line is the Magix Tint and Magix Wand.  The tint is a tinted moisturizer with a blurring face perfecting affect, the wand in a creamy multi-tasker you can use from everything as a concealer to foundation.  They’re buy one get one half off so paired with the Magix Tint you’ll get for free you’ll be set for a flawless face all season long.  Plus it photographs really well for those holiday card photos.  I’ve also added the All Eyes On Me Gift Set which would make an excellent gift, but also pairs perfectly with the Magix Line for your everyday makeup.  Lastly, I’m adding this A Box to finish off your face, or again to gift.  If you have a small gift exchange A Boxes make the BEST gift for this.  They’re only $10 for a $42 value and they can be wrapped up like a Christmas Tree!  I really like this one particularly with the travel fragrance of Live Out Loud.  A good box for year round use.

Time To Shine This Holiday!

Time To Shine This Holiday!

REMEMBER I’m here to be your personal shopper.  These orders not quite what you want but you want that free primer, let me help curate one that is!  You want to gift this to someone, I can expertly gift wrap it, include a free holiday card and get it to your recipient in time to glisten under the tree.  Just hit me up!  aliciahess1 @ gmail.com or DM on Instagram @wordofalicia or leave a comment on this post and I’ll reach out.

Makeup Look To Master: Everyday Slay

Makeup Look To Master:  Your Everyday Slay

Makeup Look To Master: Your Everyday Slay

The everyday makeup look is the hardest to perfect in my opinion, which is probably why mine is ever changing.  Not only do you need to find the best flattering shades, you also need to find the best formulas for your skin type and that work with your lifestyle… not to mention techniques and trends!  No one wants to look like they’re doing the same look they did when they first started wearing and experimenting with makeup.

First, determine what your everyday looks like.  What features you want to highlight, what products you like to use. Like for me, I like the look of a heavier eye and I don’t really like to wear foundation, so my look is going to be a more complicated eye look and a simpler face look.  For my lifestyle I need a look that works for my 9-5 that’s business casual, along with some after work and weekend casual actives.  Additionally, most of the year its super hot so I need something that doesn’t melt/sweat off and can handle my large pores.

My Go-To Everyday Makeup

My Go-To Everyday Makeup

Now that I’ve determined what my needs are, its time to slay!  I kid, I kid… I don’t slay I just like that it kinda rhymes… Anywho, I start with skincare straight out of the shower, a serum, eye cream and moisturizer.  Right now I’m using the Avon Anew Dual Elixir, the Anew Hydra Fusion Eye Serum and the Anew Ultimate Day Cream with SPF 25.

To battle my large pores and help battle the hot temps my face makeup starts with a primer, Ulta Poreless Face Primer.  Even though I said I don’t like foundation I’ve been wearing the Avon Magix Tinted Moisturizer in Light Medium.  It doesn’t feel like a foundation, or look like one, just blurs my imperfections and evens my skin tone all while looking natural.  Next, I follow up  with concealer under my eyes, on lids and on nose.  I use a fluffy brush and apply bronzer on the top of cheeks and forehead followed by blush on the apples of my cheeks.  Right now I’m using up my mark. Hooked Up Bronzer and been loving the Avon Blush Palette  from the spring.

Pinky Neutral Eyes and Liquid Liner

Pinky Neutral Eyes and Liquid Liner

For eyes, I stick to neutral pinks and taupes that are cool toned for my everyday.  Lately my go-to is a taupe shade in the transition area (from this holiday palette) and the Avon Glimmershadows in Rose Gold all over my lid and underneath.  From that same holiday palette I use a shimmery white to highlight my inner corners and brow bone.  I top it off with a winged eye using the Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner in Black and Love and First Lash Mascara.  On my lips my everyday is some sort of balm or nourishing lipstick or oil, here I’m wearing some Burts Bee’s Lip Balm.

Just some side eye and RBF

Just some side eye and RBF

This is typically my everyday, all I do is tweak this look.  I tweak the eyeshadow colors and the lips most often.  Same eyeliner, same mascara, same blush/bronzer duo.  If I’m feeling really extra I’ll add a contour or highlight or maybe do my brows but for the most part this is it and easily re-createable even if you aren’t a liquid winged eyeliner fan, just swap in your fav black eyeliner (Glimmersticks are really easy to use!)

You can shop most of my go-to products that I used for this look at my eBoutique and today, June 6th, you can get FREE SHIPPING with a $25 order!  Perfect time to pick up some new makeup that are at lower price points.  I’d also suggest getting some Bug Guard as its on sale right now too!

This was a lot of words of/from alicia and very few and very similar pictures so if you read this entire post, kudos to you!

Better Than Bare A Box

Better Than Bare A Box

Bare it all with our Better Than Bare A Box (product number 101809), new for Campaign 9. For just $10 with any $40 purchase, you will get four faves that will add a glow to the skin and glimmer to the eyes.

Best Basics in Better Than Bare A Box

Better than Bare – Check out the C9 A Box products that will enhance your natural radiance.

1. Avon True Color 8-in-1 Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Muse: .21 oz.

Get this FULL SIZE eye pallet in your A Box

2. Wash-Off Waterproof Mascara in Black: .21 oz.
3. Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Blackest Black: .01 oz.
4. Anew Power Serum: .24 oz.

The Better than Bare A Box is one of the better options I’ve seen lately.  It includes a FULL SIZE eye pallet which is a personal favorite from Avon.  It has all the everyday colors for your everyday looks, can be bare and simple or build it up for something more dramatic.  I’m wearing the full A Box look here for my easy every day look.

Wearing the 8-in-1 Eye Pallet, Glimmerstick and mascara all from the A Box!

You can get this A box for only $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and with all the Seaside Gardens stuff (see here) Mother’s Day options to gift or get reaching $40 isn’t hard at all!  I HIGHLY reccomend getting this A Box with your order.  Plus the packaging is SUPER cute with the lipstick design that definitly matches the whole travel set in the Mother’s Day line.  This offer is live through Tuesday April 17th, then it will become a back order item.  (message me for details).

$10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Go Glam For The Holidays – FOR FREE!!!

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Classic Holiday Makeup Tutorial

How would you like a celebrity makeup artist to create a timeless glam makeup look for all your holiday functions and get all the products she used for free!?! Sounds like a Christmas wish… well, just call me Santa Clause because that’s exactly what I have for you!  First watch this tutorial, then read on to see the details and how you can get it for free!

Celebrity makeup artist Lauren Anderson created this holiday party ready look.  This look is an easy way to get a metallic eye, glowing skin and a classic red lip perfect for any holiday party occasion.

Lauren Anderson's Product Picks!

Lauren Anderson’s Product Picks!

Start the holiday look with Avon Mega Metals Cream Eyeshadow in Copper Metallic and apply all over the eye lids. Then use the #3 shade from the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Naked Truth and blend into the crease. To create a gold metallic look, add the #4 shadow shade from the quad and pack the color on the lids. You can also take the same #4 gold eyeshadow shade and apply under the eyes. Finish the eyes with Avon True Color Wide Awake Mascara in black on the top and bottom lashes.

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

Easy Copper Glam Eyes with Avon Mega Metals and Eye Quad

To warm up the complexion and create glowing skin, use Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush on the apples of the cheeks, the temples and the chin and neck. To finish the holiday makeup look, apply Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000, a classic red lipstick shade.

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Red 2000

Ok, so I totally screen capped the video for this post, whatev’s… but you get a real look at the products on that way.  But how do you get them for free!?  Place and order for at least $50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code GETGLAM and you can get all the exact products used FOR FREE!  And those stunning earrings are also from mark. so you can get those too at my eBoutique which already gets you toward that $50.  Or do some of your holiday shopping with some gifting ready (bow and go!) gift sets, or shop the Avon Living section for some unique holiday decor items.  Regardless, you don’t have to think about your holiday makeup look during the hustle and bustle because Lauren has figured that out for you and I’m bringing it to you for free!

Shop Avon and mark. at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Promo code ends Nov 16 at midnight.

My Spring Fling With mark.

My Spring Fling With mark.

My Spring Fling With mark.

Who is this mark guy you’re thinking!? Didn’t she JUST get married… get your minds out of the gutter! I’m talking about my other love, mark. and the perfect new spring makeup must-haves!  Just like switching out your winter wardrobe for spring you should do the same with your makeup.    Start by spring cleaning:  pitch what’s old, near empty and what just doesn’t work for you.  Do the same with your tools, clean your brushes and pitch the old and what doesn’t work for you.  Now that you’ve made some room time to add in some spring beauty must haves!

mark. Spring Beauty - I'm a sucker for cute packaging

mark. Spring Beauty – I’m a sucker for cute packaging

Spring Fling Makeup Look

Shimmering Pink Eyes, Cheeks and Lips!

Lighter and brighter.  That’s my rule for spring and summer.  There’s always a place for a smokey eye but for the everyday add in some lighter and brighter shades!  I’m loving the mark. Spring Fling Eye Trio.  It’s 3 perfect shades in a peach, light pink and a brighter pink that can be worn everyday and super simple to apply and wear.  I’ve been wearing these shades NON-STOP since I got them.  They instantly brighten up the eye area making you look more awake and younger.  If you can’t break out of your matte browns for everyday then try using it just in the inner corner, under the lash line and right under the brow to achieve the same effect.  I personally wear the light pink shade all over from lash line to brow.  I then use the darker pink shade on the outer 3/4 of the lid and the peachy shade right above and in the crease.  I like the way it applies with just my fingers and use the included brush for my crease (peach shade) and inner corner and under the bottom lashes.

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

Ever wonder what eyeshadow goes with all those bright and bold lips I’ve been suggesting?  (like here)  It’s this eyeshadow.  These shades won’t compete but compliment pretty much any lip shade you throw on your lips.  For spring why not try a bright creamy pink lip.  It will look polished and put together but still fun.  Try mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart or Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Orchid Petal.

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal

My other must have for spring is the mark. First Blush Perfect Flush Powder!  And perfect flush it is!  This is one the most perfect blushes I’ve used.  So a little trick in picking blush is to pick one similar to the color of your finger tips.   mark. First Blush has 2 shades and a highlighter center with the outer shade being the darker version of this fingertip color and the middle shade a lighter.  It also has purple undertones which is more flattering and more natural flush color.  The coloring is perfect compliment to the highlighter to give you a great flushed glow and not a I’m wearing glitter look.  I usually tend to skip the highlighter because I have large pores but mark. gets it right.

mark. First Blush Perfecting Flush Powder

mark. First Blush Perfecting Flush Powder

Let me comment that I took these pics after 5pm with doing my makeup that morning for the day so let that vouch for the color pay off and lasting quality.  Most “makeup posts” are with pics taken immediately after perfecting the look before things settle into pores, and in my case, before you have to sit in a hot car with no ac and sweat.  I did reapply my lipstick but other than that no touch ups!  I in no way have good skin but with good products your everyday makeup look can look good even at the end of the day.  This is why I feel these are the perfect must haves for spring!

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Full beauty look products used:  Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Medium Deep, mark. First Blush Perfecting Blush Powder, mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Board, Avon Big & Daring Mascara in Blackest Black, Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal.  All available at my eBoutique.

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Update Your Spring Look With mark’s New Beauty Releases

So lets recap, you can update your spring look with perfectly on trend products that you’ll be reaching for everyday!  My must-haves for spring are the mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet ($15), the mark. First Blush Perfecting Blush Powder ($16) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart ($11) or Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Orchid Petal ($4.99).  Create the perfect shimmering pink look for your own spring fling with mark.  Shop it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code EARTHDAY for a FREE tote with a $60 order (ends 4/24) or use code ONEDAY for free shipping on a $25 order (ends 4/24) OR use code AVONFB20 for 20% off a $50 order.  Either way there’s a deal for you in there 🙂

An Everyday Makeup Look For Spring

An Everyday Makeup Look For Spring

PS:  look for the next Style Tips post for details on my outfit and those stunning baubles!