makeup monday

First Monday of Fall

First Monday of Fall

First Monday of Fall

Today is the first official Monday of fall. It’s also Mani Monday, Makeup Monday, Man Crush Monday, and Meatless Monday. So that means today is Fall Mani Monday, Fall Makeup Monday, Fall Man Crush Monday and Fall Meatless Monday… right?

Mani Monday:  Avon Gel 7 in 1 Polish in Glimmer

Mani Monday: Avon Gel 7 in 1 Polish in Glimmer

Mani Monday:  This weekend I had an exciting Sat night staying in and binging Marriage at First Sight by myself. Yep, you heard.  So I figured I might as well do my nails.  I wanted a fall-ish shade that would still go with my hot weather outfits.  Avon Gel Finish 7 in 1 Nail Polish in Glimmer.  (last seen here)  It’s more of a bronzy gold so fitting for the fall harvests!

Fall Lip Of The Week:  mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Marvelous

Fall Lip Of The Week: mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Marvelous

Makeup Monday:  Today I pulled out my mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Mauvelous and I’m just loving it as my everyday fall lip shade.  It’s super on trend and really goes with the fall vibes, and also so comfortable to wear.

Fall Wedding Vibes

Fall Wedding Vibes

Man Crush Monday:  Man crush everyday is the husband, but fall is his jam.  He’s an October baby, our anniversary is in Oct and we’re about to take a little fall holiday vaca to Universal Studios so let’s get excited!

Free Espira Energy

Free Espira Energy

Meatless Monday:  On the menu today, cabbage soup! (I use this recipe)  I’m trying to get things more aligned as I have to start wearing pants again.  (oooh summer dresses I’m going to miss you…).  This week I prepped cabbage soup for a little crash diet along with fresh fruits, fresh veggies, whole foods and the boost system from Espira.  Which is currently on promotion with a FREE bottle of Espira Natural Energy with any $40 Espira purchase at www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Either way I’m welcoming fall as a time to refresh and revive.  It may still be 93 degrees out today, but Hello Fall!

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Makeup Monday: New Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

I don’t always do makeup Monday’s but when I do you know its something obsession worthy.  Lately, my summer makeup obsession are the new summer shades in classic formulas from mark.  They are super easy to use for a neutral makeup look that’s also summer friendly (aka heat proof).

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. came out with a few new shades in our old favorites for the summer.  2 new shades of their All Time Eye Hookup Longwear Shadow in Pennylane and Quicksand and 2 new shades of their Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Hush and Sassy.  I have yet to try All Time Eye so I thought nows the time to pick up one of these new shades.  I went with Quicksand, a neutral beige color knowing I could use it alone or as a base for a more dramatic look.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

Word On All Time Eye in Quicksand:  It’s really easy to apply.  The design is a wand like you would see for like concealer.  I apply it all over my lid and underneath and then using my pinkie I blend into the skin by lightly patting so there’s no hard lines.  I recommend applying one eye at a time.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

Word on Gloss Gorgeous in Hush:  I kinda forgot how much I like the Gloss Gorgeous formulas.  I’ve gotten away from wearing gloss and really just wear balms or lipsticks, but Gloss Gorgeous is a thick gloss that’s not too sticky, that as it wears leaves a nice lip stain behind.  So you can apply this before you leave and have a good look all day long!  Hush is a really neutral light pink that wears almost sheer depending on your coloring.  It’s just the lightest pink tint which I really like for summer.

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

Both of these new shades I picked up work really well for a neutral summer makeup look and are super long lasting.  Especially work well for when you don’t really want to look like your wearing makeup (say at the beach/pool or playing in your summer softball league, etc.)  These shades would also be really good for a makeup beginner.  Additionally, they are super quick and easy to apply so when your too hot to do much of anything, reach for these.

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

For the my summer neutral makeup look I’ve paired these two with mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Gel Liner, and Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara.  Easily the quickest and simplest makeup look for summer that is definitely heat proof!

July's Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

July’s Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

I wore this look my entire holiday weekend from a beer and brat fest to the beach to a wine and cheese party to more beach to fireworks and s’mores and beyond!  When packing a weekender these wonders not only took up a small space in my makeup bag but also did the job when you want to look good!  You can shop the makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Check the shop page for the latest promo codes!

PS:  That duster I’m wearing… it’s actually the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress worn open!  Stay tuned for more on this awesome summer piece!

Makeup Monday – mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Makeup Monday:  mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Makeup Monday: mark. Maui Bliss Color Collection

Switching pace from mani Monday to makeup Monday to talk about the all new, limited edition mark. Maui Bliss color collection. With each mark. Instant Vacation capsule collection they always include beauty items that represent the destination perfectly.  This year, included in the collection, is an eye shadow pallet, a bronzer, nail polish and a brush set.  All perfectly themed out and in travel friendly sizes!  Let’s take a closer look:

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow compact:

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow Pallet $10

mark. Hawaii Five-Oh Eye Shadow Pallet $10

With shades inspired b a lush tropical paradise, this mirrored mini palette packs a stunning punch.

Paradise Inspired Shades

Paradise Inspired Shades

Word Of Alicia:  They did a similar pallet in the fall of 2013 and it’s one of my all time favorite mark. beauty products, so when I saw they did a summer version in paradise inspired shades I was super excited!  The beige shades are very similar to that fall pallet and great base shades that work well for a clean summer eye when wearing alone.  The teal is updated for summer that works really well in the crease and as a liner.  Purple is always my punch color in the summer and the coral shade is perfect as a transition shade or in the center of the lid.  I really like how this compact is really compact and priced really nice at $10.  You’ll throw this in your bag for every summer vaca and it will be all you need!

 

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers:

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Nailed It Trend Gel Finish Mini Nail Lacquers

No salon, no uv light curing – just high-impact, gel-like shine in two limited-edition shades; Cloud 9, a heavenly white and Hula, a hip-swaying lavender.

Nailed It in Hula and Cloud 9

Nailed It in Hula and Cloud 9

Word Of Alicia:  Think of that vintage Hawaiian print poster, these 2 colors are the perfect representation of that.  I love wearing whites in the summer on my toes and the purple is muted enough to be your go to.  I’m excited to do some fun nail art with these but the formula is so great that just a single swipe is self leveling, pigmented and super glossy!

 

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer:

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

mark. Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Get the gorgeous glow of Maui’s incredible magic hour instantly with this bronzer featuring shimmering rays that illuminate and brighten all skin tones.

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia Review: mark. Maui Bliss Sunset Glow Face Bronzer

Word Of Alicia:  Definitely a personal favorite for summer, bronzer!  So much it got it’s own review.  Check it out here.  But if you like Benefit Hula Bronzer you’ll love this for half the cost.  After that shimmer on the top is used it’s a matte bronzer identical to hula.

 

mark. Take Five 5-piece Brush Set:

mark. Take Five 5-Piece Brush Set

mark. Take Five 5-Piece Brush Set

Whether you’re off to a major Maui vacay or simply to your workday, this travel-size kit holds all your essential brushes for making up or touching up.

All your tool essentials compacted into 1 set!

All your tool essentials compacted into 1 set! – and there’s a peek at Hula on my thumb 🙂

Word Of Alicia:  For someone who 8 times out of 10 is doing her makeup on the way to wherever a really good travel brush set is a lifesaver.  This one has the perfect pieces for my life.  Something for my bronzer/blush and highlighter and the right eye brushes to get that crease, blending and the perfect cat eye.  Plus its super pretty in the gold case.  This set makes everything above worth it.

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

mark. Maui Bliss Beauty Collection

Be a Maui Beauty!  It’s BLISSFULLY easy with the limited edition Maui Bliss Color Collection.  (see what they did there!? haha).   But seriously I’ve been waiting for a color collection worth my hard earned dollars from mark. and this is it.  You can shop it and the entire Maui Bliss collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and check out the current promos going on here.

Get The Look:  Maui Beauty

Get The Look: Maui Beauty

Lip Of The Week: Avon Perfectly Matte Coral Fever

Avon Perfectly Matte in Coral Fever

Avon Perfectly Matte in Coral Fever

Makeup Monday woke up with a fever… and the only prescription is more cowbell!  …Or a really good matte lipstick in a red coral shade that instantly brightens up a Monday.  I’ve definitely been digging these Perfectly Matte lipsticks but this red coral shade (Coral Fever) has to be a top pick from the bunch.  It’s a little more wearable than a true red and instantly brightens up the face coming off a sickness 😦  I paired it with mark. Touch and Glow in Coral for the rest of my Makeup Monday look.  I swirled all the shades together for a blush and just used the shimmering beige shade (cube 3) as an eye shadow with mark. Saved By The Gel liner and Avon Big and False masacra.  Topped it all off with this Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cube in Coral

Avon Perfectly Matte In Coral Fever  (SUN)

Avon Perfectly Matte In Coral Fever (SUN)

Avon Perfectly Matte In Coral Fever  (SHADE)

Avon Perfectly Matte In Coral Fever (SHADE)

If you didn’t know today is National Pi Day which means you can score this lipstick for ONLY $3.14!  (and a few other favorite products at the themed out price of $3.14 and you know I love a good theme!)  You can shop the look at my eboutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Makeup Monday: Super Quick When Running Super Late

Makeup Monday:  Super Quick When Super Late

Makeup Monday: Super Quick When Super Late

Ugh Mondays!  Regardless if you had a busy weekend or a chill one Monday’s are always tough. Which usually means I’m running late and something has to suffer. Thats when the super quick makeup formula is applied!

Concealer + Bronzer/Blush + Mascara + Bright Lip = Winning!

All The Products Needed For A Quick Look

All The Products Needed For A Quick Look

This formula is just enough to brighten up your face and look presentable for what the day brings.  I’ll start with Avon Extra Lasting Concealer around the eyes, nose and chin.  The wand makes it quick to apply and fingers melt it into the skin for nice coverage.  A blush and bronzer duo makes for a quick grab when doing this quick makeup look, I like Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia.

For Face:  Concealer and Bronzer/Blush

For Face: Concealer and Bronzer/Blush

When doing a quick eye look the key is just to open up the eyes with some mascara.  The best mascara for the job is the Avon Big and False mascara, because it’s a fiber lash mascara it almost curls your lashes for you, adds volume and length and gives you a full lash look that can stand on it’s own.  If you have a few extra minutes add a shimmery neutral eyeshadow and a quick swipe of eyeliner and you’re all set!

For Eyes:  Avon Big And False Mascara

For Eyes: Avon Big And False Mascara

Lastly, it’s all about the lips.  I bolder color on your lips will tie everything together looking like you spent more than a minute on your look.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again these new Avon Perfectly Matte Lipsticks are the business so try a shade like Ravishing Rose for a bright choice.

For Lips:  Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose

For Lips: Avon Perfectly Matte in Ravishing Rose

Bold Lip MAKES This Look

Bold Lip MAKES This Look

And done… in like a minute you’re out the door!  Or you’re already out the door and you can do this in a minute while you’re in your car!  You can shop the products here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND get FREE shipping on $25 order!

DONE!  Makeup In A Minute!

DONE! Makeup In A Minute!

Makeup Monday – Ice Princess

The holiday’s are upon us!  This month we’ll have Thanksgiving, holiday shopping, maybe a few extra nights out and definitely a lot more cheer and thankfulness!  To make this time a little easier here’s a killer makeup look that will work for all the fun occasions coming up in November through January (and beyond)!  This Ice Princess look is not only really pretty its also really easy to recreate and make your own!

Lucy Hale's Ice Princess Look by make up artist Jamie Greenberg

Lucy Hale’s Ice Princess Look by make up artist Jamie Greenberg

GET Lucy’s Ice Princess LOOK
Created by mark. Celebrity Makeup Artist Jamie Greenberg
EYES:
Sweep eye dream of glam shade 9 over the lids. Apply shade 4 on top, starting mid-lids and extending beyond the outer corners of the eyes in a V shape. Run what a line max in shade electric cobalt along the upper and lower lash lines. Brush two coats of lash act in shade blackest black onto lashes
CHEEKS:
Blend touch & glow over the apples of the cheeks and up the cheekbones
LIPS:
Apply on the dot lip shade 3.
Recreated the Ice Princess Look

Get The Look: Ice Princess

Get The Look:  Ice Princess

Get The Look: Ice Princess

First let me just comment on the awesomeness that is the mark. Eye Dream of Glam eye pallet!  This pallet is HUGE, and I mean HUGE!  It comes with 16 gorgeous marbleized shades that are so pretty you’ll want to use them all year, and you can with the size of this guy!  They wear so nicely and blend amazingly and give you the best shimmer!  I was really excited to use it to recreate this Ice Princess look and just loved the results! Since I was wearing this for day I went more subtle and  didn’t do the outside V as deep and dark as a blue as Jamie.

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40)

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40)

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Icy Eye, Shimmering Cheeks and a Pretty Pale Pout!

Icy Eye, Shimmering Cheeks and a Pretty Pale Pout!

See the tutorial with makeup artist Jamie Greenberg (and few more looks with the mark. Eye Dream of Glam Pallet!)


To finish off the look you definitely need some icy accessories!  The mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace ($40) and mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34) not only do these compliment the look but are must-have pieces for the holiday season!  Pair this duo with the Ice Princess look and you’re set for whatever holiday brings, especially if you’re wearing an icy white top!  (like the mark. Flow With It Blouse!).

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

Shopping List:

mark. Eye Dream of Glam Eye Pallet ($40) / mark. Touch and Glow ($16) /  mark. What A Line Max Eyeliner in Electric Cobalt ($12) / mark. Lash Act Build and Define Mascara ($12) / mark On The Dot Lip Pallet ($16) / mark. Iced Collar Necklace ($40) / mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34)

Shop all these items at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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