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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.


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 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.

Christmas Makeup – Emerald Eyes

Under a week until Christmas and the excitement is building!  I CAN’T WAIT for that warm and fuzzy feeling that only Christmas Eve magic can achieve!  I still have shopping to do and gifts to wrap but one thing for sure is I have plenty of inspiration for my Christmas look.  I have ideas on what to wear (here, here, here, and here!.. whew!), what to do with my nails (here and here) and now a makeup look perfect for Christmas through New Years!

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Emerald Eyes and Melon Lip

Emerald Eyes and Melon Lip with mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet

Inspired by Chloe Morello’s look I recreated an emerald eye with a melon lip, perfect for this holiday season!  I’m completely different tone than Chloe, plus I like a winged liner and don’t want to spend $30 on a single eyeshadow (that I can’t even find by the way, I looked).  Instead, I rather spend $16 on a whole pallet to recreate the look using mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet.  Here’s my take on recreating an emerald eye for the holidays.

Eyes:  With a smokey dark eye, its best to do the eyes first, before the rest of the face for easy cleanup of any fall out.  Start with a primer, Avon Eyeshadow Primer.  Then using the included sponge applicator use shade 1 from the mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet (top left) all over your lid.  Use an eyeshadow brush and blend in shade 2 (top middle).  Use a stiff brush (I used the mark eyeliner brush) in shade 3 (top right) and accent the outer v in the darkest green shade.  Use a soft blending brush to blend in the socket and right outside of it so there are no harsh lines (I used Avon’s Pro Crease Brush).  This next step is optional, but dab on a little gold eyeshadow concentrating in the middle of the eye ( I used mark. Eye Dream Of Glam pallet for this).  Like I said, I like a winged eyeliner so I used that same eyeliner brush that I used in my outer v for my eyeliner by wetting the brush and dipping it in shade 3 (top right) and shade 9 (bottom right) in that same mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet to line my eyes and wing it out.  Under my eyes I used a little bit of shade 2 smoked out around my bottom lashes.  For the last finishing tough I highlighted my inner corner and brow bone with shade 7 (bottom left, white).

Face:  Avon Ideal Flawless Liquid Foundation ($12) with a little conturing using Avon Glow Bronzing Powder and mark. Just Blushing in Cameo.  For a highlighter, mark. Touch and Glow just on the high points of my cheeks.

Lips:  A more matte or creamy natural lip with melon tones looks really good with this eye.  Plus if you’re wearing black it really makes the whole look pop!  Use Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Creamy Melon.

All it takes is a little inspiration for the perfect look to come together.  I love love love the look Chloe created but my take works for me.  Are you inspired to re-create this look?  $16 for a whole pallet to re-create this look and more!  You can get the mark. On The Dot Smokey Pallet and all the mark. and Avon products I used here:  and don’t forget about that FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING promo code 2DAYSHIP going on now!  Get the products you need to finish out your holiday beauty look!

Valentine’s Day Ideas – Makeup

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and yes its a hallmark holiday, and yes we WILL be theming ourselves out just for the fun of it.  So no matter if you’re just going to work, hanging out at home, or have a hot date there’s always a reason to put your best face forward!  Here’s some inspiration…

Get The Look - Bright Eyes

Get The Look – Bright Eyes

Model is wearing i-mark in shade whisper (on lids), bronze pro in shade pro golden (in the creases), keep it going compact entourage (black shade along the upper lash lines and the white shade along the lower lash lines and lash act in shade blackest black on eyes; just pinched in shade berry on cheeks; and gloss gorgeous in shade showy on lips.

Something like this is great for date night because its simple enough that you don’t look over done but makes your eyes just pop!  Plus using Gloss Gorgeous on your lips as it wears off from dinner it leaves a great stain!


Get The Look - Indigo Lined Eyes

Get The Look – Indigo Lined Eyes

EYES Sweep on the dot neutral shade 5 over lids and into the creases. Run no place to run in shade indigo girl inside the upper and lower lids, then across the lids from the inner corner of the eyes to slightly beyond the outer corners. Fill in the wing shapes created with pencil. Layer a black liquid liner on top, Get In Line in Painted Black.  Brush two coats of lash act in shade blackest black onto lashes.CHEEKS Dust just blushing in shade charmed onto the apples of the cheeks.

LIPS Apply lipclick in shade Pink Frosting.

This look is great if you’re wearing pink!  Again it focuses on the eyes but the pink lip is super flattering and festive!
Get The Look - Hot Sauce

Get The Look – Hot Sauce

A tried and true red lip is always a Valentine’s Day go to.  Get the look with Make it Rich Lip Crayon in Hot Sauce.  Pair it with bronze eye and lots and lots of mascara!

You can shop all the products used at my eBoutique: and through tomorrow get a FREE Valentine’s Day Set with $40 purchase using promo code MKHOOKUP  The set includes Glow Baby Glow Lipgloss in Smooches, Scandalash mascara hookup, a hookup connector and a petite slither bag… Which together actually is a great Valentine’s Day look on its own, ton’s of mascara and neutral lipgloss!  Plus use the bag as a clutch and you’re all set for date night, or whatever the night may bring!

FREE Valentine's Day Gift Bundle

FREE Valentine’s Day Gift Bundle

Get The Look January – Bold Ambitions

Get The Look Bold Ambitions

Get The Look Bold Ambitions

Bold Ambitions – Bright Ideas.

Don’t let dreary days get you down… Instead make a bold statement by following this month’s latest trend – let your makeup be your main accessory!

It’s easy to get this entire gorgeous look – so start shopping for a bold new you!

This month, mark makeup artist Mai Quynh created a look that was bold and ambitious!  It accents the eyes with that pop of color that’s unexpected but still expertly pretty.  With your makeup being your main accessory keeping everything else simple is key.  With the hair pulled back it showcases the face, and the In The Loop Fringe Earrings ($16) in silvertone really stand out.  Complete the look with the Keep It Casual Sweatshirt ($32) for a laid-back LA style.  I personally like it with a some dark jeans and cognac or grey boots like the High Stepping Boots, which are currently on last chance/clearance right now for only $49.99!  This look is perfect for January; comfy, warm and interesting!  Try the look and tell me what you think!  Follow the instructions below to get the look and download the facechart for easy application.

Get The Total Look

Get The Total Look


  • FACE: Apply get a tint shimmer in a complimentary shade all over the face. Then dust glowdacious in shade prettied up all over the face. Then apply just pinched in shade cheeky on the apples of the cheeks and blend upward.
  • EYES: Sweep on the dot in shade 3 over the lids. Apply shade 1 along the brow bones to highlight. Run shade 6 along the lower lash lines using the mark. flat eyeliner brush. Run what a line in shade twilight along the upper lash lines. Then run no place to run in shade grassroots along the lower lash lines and no place to run in shade white in the corners of the eyes. Finish eyes with two coats of lash all you want in shade black onto the lashes.
  • LIPS: Apply lipclick in shade honey bunny.