2015 Fall Trends Alert!

With fall comes pumpkin spice lattes, leggings with over-sized sweaters, and most importantly fall makeup! The Beauty with Julie girls have come up with 5 fabulous fall trends to get you started on your transition into fall makeup! Xo

  1. 90’s Lips: try picking shades of lipstick that are a darker nude and pairing it with a lipliner to fill in the whole lip for long lasting color!
  2. Bronze eyes: select a medium metallic bronze shade to blend from lashes to crease for an all around sexy smoke.
    Pro Tip–We highly suggest “Woodwinked” eyeshadow from MAC
  3. Feathered brows: fill in brows lightly, focusing on arches, then brush hairs up with a brow gel to achieve an undone look
  4. Flushed Cheeks: put that contour brush down and grab a blush brush because rosy cheeks are in! Choose a shade of light pink blush and apply from apples of cheeks to hairline.
  5. Graphic Liner: be bold with your liner and try different styles and colors! Try going thicker with your cat-eye or doing a double wing!

Summer Essential: Beauty Balms

Originating in Asia, Beauty Balms, commonly known as BB creams, have made their way to the western hemisphere over the last couple of years. Today, just about every makeup brand carries a BB cream!

BB creams/balms are meant to give skin benefits while providing coverage. A few of its many benefits include SPF, hydration,  and blurred imperfections. BB creams are also great to use as a primer under your foundation, providing convenience, moisture, color, and reliable sun protection.  They blend easily and provide sheer to medium coverage.

The Beauty with Julie girls have put together three BB creams we know and love! Xo

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream: Covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles and smoothes and brightens skin.

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream: The 1-step wonder for a good skin day, everyday. Packed with 8 great skin benefits for instant skin perfection. Ideal for Normal Skin.

MAC Prep+Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30: A beauty balm that blurs imperfections and evens skin tone immediately.

Brows Uncensored

Many of our brides express to us: “We don’t know what to do with our eyebrows!!” or “we have had a bad experience in the past with filling them in.” The Beauty with Julie girls are here to save your brows! We’re giving you some expert tips uncensored on filling them in along with a couple examples of products we know and love!
Prep: Have a case of the brow blues? Start by scheduling an appointment with your favorite brow girl and work on getting your brows shaped! Having a clear brow shape makes filling them in so much easier. We recommend going to a salon to get them threaded or waxed for first-timers, and then plucking stray hairs or trimming any long hairs with small scissors to maintain their shape. Not sure how your brows should look? Lets begin by taking an angled makeup brush or a pencil and line it up with one end at the base of your nostril and the other skimming alongside your eye which is where your brow should end). Keeping the pencil at your nostril, line it up so that the end is cutting right through your pupil which is where your arch should be. Lastly, keeping the pencil at your nostril, line it straight up (this is where your brow should start). Keep in no one’s eyebrows are perfectly symmetrical. Sisters, not twins!
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Brow Spooley– A clean traditional mascara wand that helps to brush the hairs into place and blend products. Most of the time these can be found on the end of a mechanical brow pencil.
Angled Eyeshadow Brush: This is perfect for any brow product you choose to fill in your brows with because it is small and precise.
Brow product to fill in brows: There are many products out there for this. With so many gels, pencils, or creams to choose from, it can get a little over whelming. For a brow beginner, powders are a little more forgiving. Make sure you find a color that matches your eyebrow color as closely as possible.
Brow Setting Gel: A lightweight gel that may or may not be tinted to help hold your beautiful brows in place!

Here are Beauty with Julie’s favorite picks for beautiful brows:

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Makeup Forever Aqua Brow
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Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Brush brows through with spooley

Step 1: Brush brows through with spooley
Step 2: Dip angled brush in product and outline the bottom of your brow lightly to define shape
Step 3: Fill in sparse areas of brow starting at the end of the end, working towards the middle, then front. The most product should be at the end of the brow with the least being at the front of the brow. Take more time to fill in trouble areas of the brow starting with little product then adding more if needed. Less is more!
Step 4: Brush through brows with spooley to blend any harshness and lines and brush on setting gel.

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A Look Inside…Ardell Individual Eyelashes

Here’s an inside look on what the Beauty with Julie gals have in their makeup kits at all times!

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Individual eyelashes are a must for your wedding day! Do you want eyelashes that are darker, longer, more voluminous, and look great in pictures? The Beauty with Julie girls have just what you need! Our individual short lashes provide more volume, while the medium and long lashes are perfect for length. Most of our clients look great in black lashes, but for our fairer clients who have a lighter shade of lashes we recommend using brown eyelashes to avoid any harshness.

It only takes us an additional 5-10 minutes to apply these lashes during your make-up application so it is totally worth it! We use a mild adhesive to glue them onto the lashline one cluster at a time. This is usually done before mascara and foundation. The last step is a light coat of mascara to blend your natural lashes into your new falsies. They can be removed by soaking a warm washcloth on your eye and gently wiping them off, or using an eye makeup remover, baby oil, or makeup wipe. Individual lashes do not attach to your actual eyelashes so don’t worry about loosing your real ones! The best part? Many of our clients individual eyelashes last up to 1 week with the proper care. We recommend not letting any water run on them and avoid touching/rubbing your eyes. Honeymooning after your special day? Who wouldn’t want their lashes to stay on for days after their wedding?!

Love your lashes Xo

Pores No More!

Large pores are a consistent skin concern for individuals of all ethnicity’s and skin types. Oily skin types and mature skin with large follicles are more prone to enlarged pores which in turn can create clogging and a build up of cells. We’re constantly hearing our brides say “My pores are huge!” So, you ask, what is the solution?! We know you will want your skin to look extra perfect for your wedding day so luckily, the Beauty with Julie girls have put together 4 pore refining primers to help minimize the look of pores.

  1. pores no moreDr. Brandt’s pores no more-pore refiner primer: An effective primer that instantly mattifies shine and minimizes pores. A cult favorite, this is Dr. Brandt’s quick fix for flawless, photo-ready skin at any age and during any season. A combination of treatment and cosmetic properties, this miracle base creates the perfect canvas for your makeup application. This velvety primer absorbs excess oil, blurs fine lines and imperfections, and is resistant to sweat and humidity.
  2. s1259068-main-hero-300Benefit’s The POREfessional: This very popular primer helps makeup stay put as well as minimizing pores. Perfect for for those “no-makeup” days because it can even be worn on its own! Its translucent/nude color easily blends onto the skin.
  3. 2268948Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser: This is a drugstore steal! At only $6.99 it helps foundation smooth right over pores, not in them. It has a silicone consistency so it’s silky to the touch. This primer is clear and can be worn on its own or under makeup
  4. s1404599-main-LheroTarte’s Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer: This waterproof, pore-perfecting primer consists of avocado oil which helps refine skin. Apply before underneath makeup for flawless bridal perfection.

A Look Inside Beauty with Julie’s Must Have’s

Here’s our top 3 products that the Beauty with Julie girls have in their makeup kits!

A concealer wheel/palette: We are always reaching for these from our kits because they’re so versatile. We use this to cover andownloady late-night circles or acne scars. They have a variety of shades that can be combined so every skin tone is covered! The TEMPTU Concealer Wheel produces high coverage, but can also be sheered out!

Black Gel Eyeliner:
We exclusively use waterproof eyeliner–we know there will be many tearful moments on your specdownload (1)ial day! We prefer a gel consistency because it is the easiest to work with and very black. We will use this to define the eye and make the lash line appear fuller. The NYX Gel Liner & Smudger is super creamy and lasts all through the night!

Highlighter: The Beauty with Julie gals love a good highlight on the top of the cheekbones! Our brides yearn for a blusimageshing bridal glow, which a highlighter can give you that glow that will look great in photos. Becca Cosmetics Moonstone Shimmering Skin Perfector is a creamy powder luminizer that absorbs and reflects light for a superb natural glow! *Tip and Trick: For fuller-looking lips, follow lip gloss or lipstick with a dab of Shimmering Skin Perfector to the center of your lower lip.

 

Stay Waterproof on your Wedding Day!

Worried you’ll ruin your makeup from all the teary-eyed moments on your wedding day? The Beauty with Julie girls have put together some products for staying smudge-proof on your special day!

Makeup Forever has its own Aqua line which features an array of waterproof products:

  • Aqua Cream Waterproof Cream Eyeshadow– With an eyeshadow primer underneath, use this for your base with another eyeshadow on top and your eye makeup is completely cry-proof!
  • Aqua Creamliner Waterproof Cream Eyeliner– We prefer cream or gel liners because they’re easier to work with. Available in many different shades so maybe you’ll dare to wear turquoise eyeliner knowing it wont move!
  • Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil– Perfect your pout by lining the lips and filling them in. Kiss your hubby all night assured your lip color will stay put!
  • Aqua Smokey Extravagant Waterproof Mascara– This is a must have! Lashes stay full yet defined and won’t run down your face when you say your I’Dos!

Lancôme Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer– Yes, we know it is appropriate to wear waterproof eye makeup for our special day, but what do we use for the under eye area? This creamy, color correcting concealer will banish those dark circles and stay crease free all night long!

Revlon Colorstay Foundation– Although it is not advertised as a waterproof foundation, we’ve worn this in a pool and it didn’t budge! Just be sure to apply it in thin layers since it is a thicker, more pigmented formula. There are an array of shades for every skin tone and it even caters to normal/dry and combo/oily skins types.

Hope this helps you gorgeous ladies stay streak free on your wedding day! Xo

Time for a Touch Up

As wedding season has hit full speed our brides often ask us, “what should I have with me on my wedding day for touch ups?” Well, Beauty with Julie is here to save the day! We offer our brides an exclusive bridal touch-up kit included in your bridal party package. We understand there will be those precious tearful moments, lots of smooches, and possible cake face smashing where you will want to take a minute or two to freshen up your beautiful face. Cameras will be flashing throughout the night, so you’ll want to look and feel your best right up until the moment you and your groom make your exit. And remember to put one of your girls in charge of keeping it handy throughout the day! Atlas, here is a look inside the Beauty with Julie Bridal Make-up Touch Up Kit…Xo
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Blotting Papers : Blot away excess shine without disturbing your beautiful make-up
Tissues & Q-tips : Tissues are for tears and lipstick on your teeth. Stay flawless by cleaning around the eye area – blending eye liner/eye shadow
Make-up Wedge : Use this to blend, or apply powder foundation
Covergirl Ready, Set Gorgeous Powder Foundation: Use Cover Girl’s Ready, Set Gorgeous foundation which provides a flawless, natural look that lasts all day. Shine free, oil free & won’t clog pores
Maybelline Baby Lip’s Lip Balm : Kiss your groom with baby soft lips, pucker up!

Bright, Bold, and Beautiful Lips!

Now that Spring has finally sprung, why not try a bright lip for your wedding day? Surprise everyone with these eye-catching lip colors!
IMG_0464 IMG_0490From left to right: OCC Lip Tar in Pretty Boy, MAC Viva Glam Nicki lipstick, Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia, and NYX Butter Gloss in Peaches and Cream

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OCC Lip Tar is known for its long-wearing properties and high pigmented hues. They can even be blended to create your own custom shade. With a variety of shades and finishes, you’re bound to find the perfect bridal lipcolor. This particular OCC Lip Tar is a bright pink hue with a matte finish. Be sure to apply with a lip brush because once it sets, it’s there to stay! Result: extremely kiss-proof, making it ideal for your wedding day!

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Cute packaging huh? MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipstick is a bright, neon, coral hue. Its satin finish leaves the lips moist and hydrated, preventing any sliding around all night. Like all MAC lipsticks, it has a pleasant vanilla taste/smell. We’d say MAC’s got this one in the bag!

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With all of the attention the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks have been getting recently, how could we not include one? You will experience the wear of a stain, the color of a lipstick, and the shine of a gloss. We tested this one all day through eating and drinking and it did not budge! We especially love this bright fuchsia hue for a spring/summer bride! Grab yours here! 

IMG_0448This gloss is one of Beauty with Julie’s go-to’s! Perfect for the bride that wants a shiny, creamy, bright lip, but still extremely subtle. This gorgeous peachy/coral hue will compliment any skin tone. Wear it alone or over a lipstick to make those luscious lips the center of attention!

2014 Beauty Must-Haves

DO IT YOURSELFWe can’t believe a whole year has passed already! We are so thankful for the wonderful clients we have met and the relationships we continue to build with our beautiful brides! Beauty with Julie has many new and exciting adventures coming up in our 2015 Wedding Glam Season. But first, we must reflect back to 2014, and what better way then sharing our favorite beauty products and must-haves of the year?! These products are based upon our experience, as well as the top picks of our 2014 brides! We would also love to hear your feedback from these tried and true beauty favorites or any others we do not have listed here! Xo

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Georgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation
Capture the glow of perfect skin with this gorgeous foundation, an oil-free fluid with exclusive Micro-fil technology. So weightless, it redefines foundation! Its hydrating fluid glides on seamlessly with a silky texture and all-day, buildable coverage.

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LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick “CEO”
Highly-pigmented with an opaque, matte finish.  CEO is a dusty rose/marsala hue that instantly screams GIRLBOSS!

 

Nip & Fab Glycolic FixNip and Fab
We stumbled across this one in our local Target store and we are hooked! Glycolic Fix contains 60 radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid to  retexture and resurface skin. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid and soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter and smoother looking skin!

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Butter Gloss has quickly become a favorite with our brides! Buttery soft and silky smooth, Butter Lip Gloss tastes as sweet as a sugar cookie and makes your lips look downright luscious. Swipe it on alone or over your favorite lipstick for creamy sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips and is never sticky.

LORAC Pro 2 LORAC ProLORAC Pro & LORAC Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palettes
For those who have not yet discovered the amazing brand of LORAC, this is your chance! LORAC has been a favorite of ours since 2011! Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw (which is LORAC spelled backwards! so cool, right?) these PRO artistry palettes are packed with 8 Shimmer and 8 Matte Eye Shadows in all the shades you need to create the most gorgeous looks! LORAC’S velvety-smooth shadows are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so you can shade, shadow, line and define your eyes, just like a PRO.

maybellineagerewindMaybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer
We especially love this concealer in the color Neutralizer, which acts as a color corrector for blue/purple tones under the eyes. This active formula and micro-corrector applicator erases dark circles, puffiness and fine lines instantly, creating a beautiful lit from within look. This concealer also acts as a highlighter which we love to use on our glowing brides! 

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AmazingConcealer is a full coverage, water-proof concealer that makes all skin imperfections disappear. Its complexion-perfection, highly-pigmented formula gives a natural-looking finish and full coverage for everything from dark circles to blemishes. A favorite of professional makeup artists, celebrities and enthusiasts from around the world, AmazingConcealer is the “magic-eraser” that will transform your skin, into amazing skin!

voluminousLoreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
We believe in love at first sight, which is exactly how we felt the first time we used Loreal’s Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara! It separates and builds lashes up to 5X their natural thickness with 2X the intensity of your regular black shade. Experience bold volume, zero clumping, and no flakes or smudges in one single application for a full and dramatic look!

Contour Kit

Anastasia Contour Kit
We are suckers for high cheek bones and glowy skin! So..you can imagine we are pretty obsessed with Anastasia’s Contour and Highlighting palette with six shades: three for highlighting and three for contouring. This contouring collectible contains six blendable formulas to sculpt and define features. Darker shades are perfect for shading and defining, while lighter shades sculpt and enhance features. This kit contains all the color needed to start expertly emphasizing eyes, cheekbones, nose, and jawline!

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Hands down our favorite brow products to use on everyone and anyone by the brow queen Anastasia of Beverly Hills! We always start by outlining the brown with Anastasia’s Brow Wiz, an ultra-slim mechanical pencil for outlining and filling in brows. The pencil tip mimics the appearance of tiny hairs to naturally and easily fill in sparse areas. We then use the Anastasia DipBrow Pomade, a creamy, waterproof brow color ideal for defining and sculpting precise, smudge-free brows! We have found that the color Taupe is best fitting for most of our clients!

becca-cosmetics-shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed-moonstone_1746_3Becca Shimmering Skin Pefector Pressed
This creamy powder luminizer is like crushed gemstones in a compact! We are in love with the color Moonstone, which is more of a pale yellow/gold highlighter that gives our brides a natural glow! For fuller-looking lips, follow lip gloss or lipstick with a dab of Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed to the center of your lower lip, and give your best pout!

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Dermablend Loose Setting Powder
A loose powder that is applied over any foundation or concealer to set makeup and reinforces wearability for up to 16 hours of consistent color wear that is smudge and transfer resistant! SOLD!

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MAC Powder Blush in Gingerly
This neutral/peachy blush is the perfect accessory to any bridal look! It instantly adds a gorgeous flush of color to the cheeks and pairs well with just about any lip color! 

mega-pro-and-colourpop-125Colour Pop Lippie Stix
We are always looking for the best lip shades at an affordable price and these hit everything on our checklist! Oh AND Lippie Stix has a matching Lippie Pencil that was designed to match its partner perfectly. Want to know something even better?! Lippie Stix are only $5!!! Full coverage, superrr long wearing, ultra-comfortable and seriously loaded with pigment!!

city lipsCity Lips Lip Plumper
So when we think of lip plumpers, we instantly think of discomfort and burning, right? Well, this is pretty amazing stuff so listen closely beauty’s! City Lips is an award-winning treatment infused with revolutionary technology for instant and long-lasting results. Dramatically, the lips become smoother and fuller within minutes of application. (it’s true, we have tested this product many times!) City Lips utilizes exclusive ingredients and natural lip enhancers that work painlessly and safely to pump up the volume, and it will stimulate lasting natural collagen production with continued use! It’s a definite must-have!