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5 Makeup Looks You Should (and can) Master

5 Makeup Looks To Master

5 Makeup Looks To Master

Makeup Monday is going to cary on all week because I’ll be sharing 5 makeup looks you should master for your life. I realize not everyone is as much of a product junkie as me, but what I also realized is basically I just do 5 main looks and tweak them, and they’re pretty much the looks everyone should have in their makeup arsenal.  So!  I’ll be sharing posts on each of the 5 looks, how you can master them and how you can tweak them.

You CAN do it!

You CAN do it!

With each look you’ll want to master them according to your skin type and lifestyle.  Its kinda like how workout videos have the main person to follow along with and then one person doing the modified version for not as skilled and then one doing modified for those more advanced.  You can do the same thing with makeup, be extra or be minimal.  Here are the 5 looks I feel are the ones everyone should and can master:

  1.  Everyday Slay – your go to everyday makeup routine that works for work, play, weekend and more.  Just complimentary go with everything shades that work for you.
  2. The Quickie – a super quick version of your everyday that can be done super quick when running late.  These are your dessert island products you can put on in a snap.
  3. Going Out – this is your party look for a night out or a special event that you know will look good for pictures but also makes you feel a little special.
  4. Big and Bold – going big or go home, with a bold pop of color, be it a bold lip or a bold eye or both!
  5. Seasonal Switch – you need to adapt your makeup for the season not just in colors but also in formula, I’ll be featuring my summer edition.
My top 5 products

My top 5 products

Here are my top 5 products representing each of these 5 looks:

Everyday Slay:  Avon Magix Tint Brightening Tinted Moisturizer

The Quickie:  Avon True Color Liquid Precise Pen

Going Out:  Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma

Big and Bold:  Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever

Seasonal Switch:  Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Everything I Want A Box

Everything I Ever Wanted A Box

BONUS:  Avon A Box – here’s a shameless plug for the Everything I Ever Wanted A Box.  Right now it features one of my fav mascaras along with one of my fav nail polish formulas in addition to a good eyeliner and a nice neutral lipstick.  This A Box is perfect for your everyday slay with products that will translate over to every 5 of these looks to master… and for only $10 with a $40 purchase!

It's Makeup Monday All Week!

It’s Makeup Monday All Week!

Be sure to check back all week for my detailed post on the 5 looks along with some tweaks, swatches and reviews!

Get The Look – Wine With Everything

You might remember I promised my makeup look from my wine look last week… (check it here)… well, as promised here’s the how to on a fall friendly makeup look with a wine lip!

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

For this look I followed the steps created by Jamie Greenberg mark. makeup artist and makeup artist to the stars (ahem did you see the look Jamie did for Kaley Cuoco at the Emmy’s!).  When mark. does a facechart like this it is super easy to recreate the looks.  You can see exactly which product to use and where.  To recreate this at home just download the facechart and if you need to, pick up the exact products used at my eBoutique.

Face Chart:  Wine With Everything

Face Chart: Wine With Everything

BONUS:  Check the video with Jamie Greenberg on how to achieve that perfect wine lip!

Obviously it looks better on the model, but this really is a great look for fall and an easy eye to wear with a bold lip.  PLUS ending today at all wine lip shades are HALF OFF!  PLUS FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE that’s on any order size, so shop the list below to get this look!

Get The Look:  Wine With Everything

Get The Look: Wine With Everything

Shopping List:

Got The Goods ($18)

Bronze Pro ($13)

That’s Brilliant ($14)

i-mark in Plum Velvet ($7) and Tobac ($7)

Brow Factor Gel ($6.50)

Lash All You Want Mascara in Wine ($11)

Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Royal ($11)

Lipclick in Hot and Spicy ($11)

Full Service 5-Piece Pro Brush Kit ($28)

Shop the list at and get FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE and get wine lip shades at 50% off!  Promos end at midnight so get on it!

My Wine With Everything Look

My Wine With Everything Look


Get The Look – Violet Femme

With the Night Iris Capsule Collection launch this month I’ve been in a whirl of spring… and I had grand intentions of sweeping you up in the scent of the season and the capsule collection it inspired.  However real life got in the way… so I promised a week of night iris-tasctic tips and looks and fell short on it.  So here’s a super FABULOUS post of all things Violet Femme to inspire your spring and a MAJOR promo to make up for it.

First, lets start things off right with your makeup look.  Make a bold statement this month with pretty pinks, powerful purples and liberating lilacs.

Get The Look Violet Femme

Get The Look Violet Femme

  • FACE: Apply get a tint in a complementary shade all over the face.

This look is way more wearable than you think and VERY easy to achieve.  Watch the tutorial by mark. makeup artist  Mai to see how you can achieve the Violet Femme look.  To make it EVEN easier for you, download the face chart to print out so you can have it by your side to follow along while applying your look.  Download the VIOLET FEMME FACE CHART here.

Captivate in a soft wash of color or glow in full-on indigo girl gorgeousness.  Find your way to femme with limited-edition shades from the mark. Night Iris collection.  All these products can be bought online at my eBoutique <http://ahessinger.mymarkstore> or directly through me at:  aliciah.mentorassistant at

Now here’s for the promo… if you saw my previous post you saw that with any $40 purchase you’ll get 2 FREE Hand It Over Super Moisture Hand Cream in BOTH Lemon Sugar and Pear Blossom.  PLUS if you purchase any of the products from the Night Iris Capsule Collection (including all the products mentioned in this post) you’ll get a FREE mark. Maven Bag from me filled with deluxe samples and product!  (What’s a mark. Maven Bag? — think birch box meets glam bag meets mark!!!)

Be sure to use promo code SPRING 12 to get your FREE Hand It Over hand creams while shopping at or order directly from me at aliciah.mentorassistant at  — (might be an extra maven bag product if you order directly from me!  wink wink**)  Happy shopping!!!