GET THE LOOK: Spring Makeup

Now that the gloomy days are over and spring time is finally here, the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of spring is not only the beautiful flowers that are beginning to bloom but all of the bright pastel colors that seem to appear everywhere from department stores to grocery stores. Like it or not, they’re everywhere and we cannot escape it but hopefully you won’t feel the need to escape this cute little makeup pictorial that I’ve got for you! Yes, I did incorporate a pop of color just to get into the spirit of Spring but you can use something different if you’d like (BOOOOOO!!! haha jk) However, I do highly suggest that you live a little and just add the pop of color, dammit! 😉 Anyways, here is a cute and simple look that anyone can rock during the day (minus the dramatic lashes) or at night. Let’s get started!

I used the Monarch Eyeshadow Palette by Kat Von D for this whole entire makeup look but you can use whatever you have. There are a ton of dupes for the colors in this palette so feel free and get creative!

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STEP 1: After applying an eyeshadow primer/base, apply a matte cream colored shadow onto the brow bone and blend it down towards the crease. I used the shade “Tiny Death.”

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STEP 2: Apply a light brown shade into the crease. This shade will act as a “transition” shade to help blend all of the colors seamlessly. I used the shade “Killing Jar.”

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STEP 3: Blend a warm medium orange brown shade onto the outer V and in towards the crease. Focus the color more onto the outer V. I used the shade “Deadhead.”

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STEP 4: Apply a gold color onto the lid. I used the shade “Disintegration.”

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STEP 5: Apply any eyeliner of your choice onto the bottom waterline and slightly onto the lash line. I chose this BEAUTIFUL turquoise eyeliner by Milani Liquid Eye in shade “04 Aqua.” After applying the eyeliner of your choice (a bright purple would be pretty as well) smudge it with either a pencil brush, your finger, or a cotton swab. Make sure that you work fast because this stuff dries quick and stays put for hours!

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STEP 6: Curl your eyelashes and apply mascara.

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STEP 7: Apply eyeliner and false eyelashes (optional). I used my favorite KoKo eyelashes in “Goddess.”

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And your look is complete! I hope you all enjoyed this simple makeup look with a nice pop of color. If I’m not mistaken, it kind of looks like an ocean sunset right? haha! The best part is that you can use any eyeliner or eyeshadow that you like with this look and it would still look awesome! Anyway, I hope you all give this look a try and #GoldSoulista so I can see how it turns out. Have a beautiful day everyone. Until next time, stay weird my friends =)

xoxo,

Jenn

DIY: Scrunchy Bikini Bottoms

Spring time is finally here and the flowers are starting to bloom, the sky is getting a lot brighter, and life is getting that much better! But aside from that, another exciting thing that is rapidly approaching is… can you guess what it is? SPRING BREAK!!! Not only that but we can now toss our big sweaters, scarves, and boots to the side and put on some cute summer dresses, shorts, sandals, bikinis/swimwear, and huge floppy hats! Since the weather is getting warmer and most of us are probably going to spend our time at the beach or somewhere outdoors during spring break, there are some things that I like to consider bringing with me before I leave the house. Aside from all the essentials such as sunblock, sunglasses, a towel, and tanning oil, I like to make sure that I put on the proper bikini and I don’t mean just any bikini, I mean a bikini with scrunchy bottoms! Yep, those are my favs. Why do you ask? Simple. Because it makes my butt look FABULOUS! And who doesn’t want a nice butt? Exactly. What’s even better is that I found a quick and simple way to make these “scrunchy bottoms” by yourself with literally just a safety pin!!! So if your bikini bottoms are looking a little boring, try this trick to give them a little umph 😉 

Here’s what you’ll need:

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A medium sized safety pin and bikini bottoms. I bought these cute coral ones from Walmart for only $5! photo 3

Step 1: If you have straps, untie them. If not, flip your bikini bottoms inside out. You might want to cut off the tag also to make your life easier haha

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Step 2: Start off with the back part facing you and the front of the bikini bottom facing the other way. Then, begin piercing the safety pin at the top center of the bikini bottom. Make sure that you are doing this on the inside of your bikini bottoms.

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Step 3: After piercing it, you should be on the outside of your bikini. Now take about half an inch and pierce it back inside the bikini. You’re basically weaving it into the needle.

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Step 4: Scrunch it and continue taking a half inch and weaving back and forth about 5-6 times. photo 4 (2) photo 5 (2)

Step 5: Secure the safety pin.

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And you’re done! This is how the back side should look like =) If this is not your cup of tea then have no fear because you can either undo some of the scrunch and make it less scrunchy or you can easily just remove the safety pin and it would look perfectly normal! For those of you that do like this type of bikini bottom, I hope this helped you and I hope you don’t forget to bring extra safety pins for you and your friends on your next trip. Have a fun and safe break everyone! Stay weird my friends =)

xoxo,

Jenn

HOW TO: Contour and Highlighting

Highlighting and contouring is one of the best ways to achieve that slim and sculpted look that we all seem to want and love nowadays. It’s quick, it’s easy, and best of all, it’s NON-SURGICAL! I mean, who wouldn’t want to get that look without having to go under the knife? No wonder why it’s such a craze! But, before jumping the gun and throwing a bunch of bronzer and concealer on random areas of your face, you should first distinguish what face shape you have. Do you have a round face? A square face? Below, I have provided a face shape chart that I found off of @palafoxxia’s Instagram to help you decide. Second, a very important thing to understand is that the purpose of highlighting is to bring out or make certain areas of your face such as your cheek bones, nose, or forehead look more prominent or “pop.” Whereas, the purpose of contouring is to create an artificial shadow to make some areas of your face look more sunken in. Third, if you are using a cream or liquid concealer or bronzer, ALWAYS apply this before powder. If you apply powder first, it will become blotchy and ugly and no, JUST NO. Please don’t. Now, there are many different ways all over the web that will help you learn how to achieve this look but these are my tips and tricks that I like to use not only on myself but on my clients as well. Sooooo, without further ado, if you’d like to know how to contour and highlight keep on reading.

STEP 1: Decide which shape best suits your face. Here is an easy guide on which areas you should apply the highlighting and contouring products depending on the shape of your face. I personally have a heart shaped face.

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STEP 2: Apply your foundation. I used Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in shade NC40.

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STEP 3: Apply a concealer that is 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone under your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, onto the center of your forehead, on your cupids bow, chin, and underneath your cheekbones. If you have terrible under eye circles or discoloration, apply a orange or peachy tone concealer on before applying your regular concealer. By doing this, it will cancel out the discoloration and ensure a flawless finish. I used LA Girl Pro Concealer in shade Creamy Beige.

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STEP 4:  Apply a cool toned foundation or concealer 2-3 tones darker than your skin tone onto the sides of your nose, the side of the temples of your forehead, underneath your cheek bones (start from the bottom of your ear and drag the color to about the center of your eyeball), along your jawline, and on the sides of your chin. I used The Graftobian Cream Foundation Palette.

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STEP 5: Blend!!! I find that the beauty blender works the best but a small stippling brush does the trick as well. I used the Real Techniques Blending Sponge.

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STEP 6: Apply a yellow or translucent powder onto the areas that you placed the concealer. I used Ruby Kisses yellow setting powder. Then, apply a cool toned matte bronzer or face powder onto the areas that you placed the darker concealer or foundation. I used Nyx Matte Bronzer in shade Dark Tan. Be sure to blend out all the harsh lines.

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STEP 7: Apply a shimmery highlighting shade onto the top of your cheekbones, blush, lipstick, anddddd…. *snap snap* SELFIE!

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See the difference? No cheekbones vs. cheekbones. YAY! You also don’t have to use a cream or liquid concealer or contouring shade. Most of the time I just stick to using highlighting and contouring powders instead because it looks more natural but for photography purposes, I like to use both. I hope this was useful to you and please give it a try! Remember, makeup can always be erased and practice makes perfect so if you don’t get it right the first time, keep trying! Get those cheekbones girl! I have faith in you!! Feel free to leave comments below or via Instagram (username: @sippinonjenn_)  if you have any questions. I am more than happy to help you. Until next time, stay weird my friends =)

xoxo,

Jenn

GTL: Valentines Day Makeup

Roses are red, violets are blue. Valentines Day is coming up, so here’s a pictorial for YOU! haha! Don’t judge me, I tried. Anyways, the day of love, also known as “Valentines Day” or “Single Awareness Day,” is rapidly approaching. Ahhhhh, I can smell the sweet chocolates and roses already. Whether you are in a relationship or single as a strand of hair, why not look fabulous regardless of what you’re doing on this special day? YAAAS HUNTY! You know I most definitely got you covered on that! Here is a simple, like super duper simple, like only FOUR shades simple, and versatile look that can be paired up with literally any lip color. As always, you do not have to use the same products as I did. Please feel free to use whatever you have. Makeup can always be erased so get creative! But not too creative if you know what I mean (haha). With that being said, let’s get started!

Step 1: After applying a primer or base to the eyelids, apply a matte cream eyeshadow all over the lid up to the brow bone. I find that doing this helps with blending and prevents blotchy patches. I used the shade “Brulee” by Wet n’ Wild.

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Step 2: Apply a light brown transition shade onto the crease and blend. I used the shade “Naked” from the Urban Decay Naked One palette.

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Step 3: Apply a warm brown shade and blend it into the lighter brown shade. I used “Brown Script” by MAC.

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Step 4: Re-apply the cream shade onto the lid to intensify the color.

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Step 5: Apply a warm chocolate brown shade onto the outer portions of the eyelids for added definition. I used “Swiss Chocolate” by MAC.

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Step 6: First apply the warm brown shade (Brown Script) onto the lower lash line. Then, apply the chocolate brown shade (Swiss Chocolate) onto the outer third of the lower lash line for a subtle smokiness.

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Step 7: Apply mascara, eyeliner, and your favorite false eyelashes. Then, apply a shimmery champagne shade onto the inner corners of your eyes to brighten things up a little. I used the color “Sin” from Urban Decay’s Naked One palette.

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Step 8: Pick any shade of lipstick that you’d like to pair up with this look. I personally went with the hot pink 😉

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And your look is complete! It’s soft, it’s simple, and last but not least, it’s sexy! Anyone can rock this look not only on Valentines Day but on any occasion. Please try this look out, you will not regret it! I hope you all have a very special Valentines Day with that special someone and if you’re single, there’s nothing that a tub of ice cream and Netflix won’t fix or a night out with your friends of course. Until next time, stay weird my friends =)

xoxo,

Jenn

GTL: Winter Formal Makeup

January is rapidly coming to an end and that can only possibly mean one other thing, THE WINTER FORMAL/WINTER DANCE IS COMING UP! To all my fellow high school beauties, I know that it can be a hassle (and pricey) to get your dress, hair, nails, and makeup done, believe me, I’ve been there but have no fear because I’ve got you covered! Well, on the makeup part at least haha! Here is a quick, easy, and versatile makeup look that I demonstrated on my 15-year old sister that anyone can rock and look fabulous in! The best part is that I only used ONE palette to achieve this look but feel free to use whatever you have. Now, lets get started!

For this look I used the BH Cosemetics Neutral palette.

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Step 1: After applying primer to your eyelids, apply a skin tone or off white shade onto your brow bone.

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Step 2: Apply a light brown transition shade onto the crease. This will help with blending later on when you apply other colors to the crease.

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Step 3: Define the crease a little more by adding a darker brown shade into the crease. Blend in small circular motions keeping the color in the crease and not blending it too far up to your brow bone.

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Step 4: Apply a rose gold shade onto the lid.

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Step 5: Apply a deep brown shade onto the outer parts of your eyelids and concentrate the color onto this area.This is also known as the “outer V” because you are making a sideways V motion when you blend.

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Step 6: Apply loose glitter onto the eyelids for that extra UMPHHH! (Optional) I used Wet n Wild’s Mega Shimmer.

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Step 7: Apply the light brown shade that was used to deepen the crease earlier onto the bottom lash line. Then, apply the deep brown shade on top for a little more smokiness. BLEND.

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Step 8: Apply eyeliner and false eyelashes.

Step 9: After finishing the rest of your face (foundation, concealer, blush and bronzer) pair this look with a nude lipstick shade, or any other shade of your choice, with a little bit of gloss applied to the center of your lips for a cute little pout.

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And your look is complete! I hope this makeup pictorial helped and I hope you all have a blast and dance the night away! Enjoy it while you can because high school is most definitely going to fly by (at least for me it did) and always remember to be safe. Until next time, stay weird my friends =)

xoxo,

Jenn

Eyebrows on FLEEK

People are extremely creative nowadays when it comes to making a statement. Whether it’s with blue lipstick, purple hair, or a big fur coat, the list seriously goes on and I think that it’s seriously AWESOME! But, to be honest, I like to keep things subtle and simple yet still make a statement (if that makes any sense) and what better way to do that than by having a bold, blended, and defined brow?! I am very well aware that there are 473928478923489 posts and videos out there right now about how to create a perfect brow but here is how I achieve the “perfect brow” look. In my opinion, the key to a perfect brow is not only the placement of the product and how well you blend it, but it is also important to know how/where to hold your brush and the amount of pressure that you should be putting on certain areas of the brow. With that being said, here are some simple and easy steps on how to achieve this look.

Products Used:

Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Promade in the shade dark brown, an angled brush, and concealer. You can use whatever you have but this is what I used to achieve this look. Elf’s cream eyeliner in Coffee is a great dupe btw.

NOTE*** Due to the extreme pigmentation in most cream products, please make sure that you wipe off any excess product off your brush before applying it onto your eyebrows. Unless you’re going for the whole “chola look” than… do you boo! 😉

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Step 1: Underline the bottom of your eyebrow while holding your brush closer towards the bristles. By doing this, it will help you get a more precise line.

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Step 2: While still holding your brush closer towards the bristles, outline the top of your eyebrow. Please make sure that the arch of your brow has a natural curve and not a pointy one.

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Step 3: Fill in the end of your brow and work your way in towards the middle then stop. Most of the product should be focused on the end of the brow.

Step 4: Without applying any more product onto your brush, move your hand towards the end of the brush and with a light hand, LIGHTLY do small strokes to fill in the front of the brow.

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Step 5: BLEND.

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Step 6: (OPTIONAL) Use a little bit of concealer to outline the shape of your eyebrows. This creates a more clean and defined look. Don’t forget to blend out the harsh lines.

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And there you have it! The perfect brow 😉 Hopefully these simple easy steps and techniques help you get your eyebrows on fleek as well. As we all know, your eyebrows basically frame your whole entire face and your look can easily be changed just by modifying your eyebrows, so take precaution! Until next time. Stay weird my friends =)

xoxo,

Jenn

GET THE LOOK: Cranberry Craze (Holiday Makeup)

Cranberry is not only a delicious berry that is in season during the Fall, but it is also a beautiful shade of red that anyone can rock regardless of the color of their skin tone. Whether its cranberry sweaters, scarves, or makeup, the list goes on and I can almost guarantee you that there is a shade of cranberry for you to experiment with this season! With the holidays rolling around pretty soon and thanksgiving coming up this week (AHHHH ESSSITED!!), it gives us a perfect excuse to rock this color! Not that we wouldn’t rock this color on any other given day (hehe) but it definitely compliments the holiday season extremely well especially paired up with all the warm colors that the cold season brings. Since I’m guessing that everyone is on a tight budget nowadays due to splurging on gifts and all, I created a full face cranberry holiday makeup look using DRUGSTORE products only! You can roll up to all the holiday parties and gatherings with this sultry look and people wouldn’t even know how quick, easy, and cheap it was for this whole entire look! *Snap snap!* Uh huh hunnay! The best part is that most of these products can be found at your local drugstore! How convenient is that?! I got everything from Target and Walmart. Here are the steps to achieve this look:

NOTE** I apologize in advance for the camera quality and lighting. I am still learning how to use this camera so bare with me please… Thank you!

SKIN + EYESHADOW PREP

Prior to putting on your eye makeup and the rest of your face, please cleanse your face and prep your skin for foundation with moisturizer and foundation primer. You can then fill in your eyebrows and apply eye shadow primer to your eyelids after applying foundation (will demonstrate in a separate post).

PRODUCTS I USED: Olay Fresh Effects Hydrating Gel Moisturizer, Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer, Loreal Tru Match Lumi W6 (My shade is NC40-NC42 in MAC foundations)

EYEBOWS: Elf Cream Eyeliner in “Coffee,” Elf Eyebrow kit in shade Medium

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STEP 1: Prep your eyes with eye shadow primer to ensure that the eye shadows are vibrant and stays put all day long. I used Elf’s eye shadow primer.

STEP 2: Apply the shade “Brulee” by WetnWild all over the brow bone and drag it down towards the crease. By doing this, it will help the other eye shadows blend better.

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STEP 3: Apply a cranberry eye shadow all over the lid. I used the shade “Rust” by Nyx Cosmetics.

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STEP 4: Blend, blend, BLEND YOUR LIFE AWAY! No harsh lines over here!

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STEP 5: Apply the chocolate brown shade in WetnWild’s “Desert Stage” palette by Fergie into the crease and blend in small circular motions making sure that it stays in the crease and does not reach the brow bone.

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STEP 6: Apply the shimmery dark brown shade by the same WetnWild palette into the outer corner. Apply a little at a time until you achieve the darkness that you want. BLEND!

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STEP 7: Apply the shimmery white shade in “The Smokey Shadow Palette” by NYX cosmetics into the inner corner.

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STEP 8: Apply eyeliner and mascara.

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STEP 9: Apply the chocolate brown shade from the same WetnWild palette into the outside corner on the lower lash line. Then, apply the dark shimmer brown shade on top for more definition. Apply black eyeliner into the waterline and BLEND for that smokey effect. TIP** A trick to making your eyeliner darker is to take your pencil eyeliner, dip it into your favorite black gel eyeliner, and applying it into the waterline. By doing this, it will not only make the eyeliner look darker but it also ensures that your eyeliner stays put and doesn’t smudge. 

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STEP 10: Apply false eyelashes (optional) I used Red Cherry’s #43 (MY ALL TIME FAAAAV!)

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FACE

STEP 1: Apply concealer under the eyes, down the nose, chin, forehead, and beneath the hollows of the cheek bones for added brightness or to “bring out” these features. Also, conceal areas that need additional coverage such as on redness, blemishes, and scars. Blend into your foundation with a beauty blender, brush, or your ring finger.

PRODUCTS USED: Airspun translucent loose powder, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Shade 10), Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder (Medium).

STEP 2: Apply translucent powder on all the areas that you placed the concealer and lightly apply the pressed powder onto the rest of the face to control oil and to ensure that your foundation lasts all day long.

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STEP 3: Apply the bronzer “Sunny” by NYC along the sides of your forehead, temples, hollows of your cheek bones, under your chin and jaw line. This not only adds some color and definition back into your face but it also creates a “slimming effect” and acts as a transition shade for blending purposes when contouring.

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STEP 4: Use a smaller brush to apply a deeper matte bronzer down the sides of your nose, in the hollows of your cheek bones, under your chin, and jaw line for a more sculpted look. I used “Dark Tan Matte Bronzer” by NYX.

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STEP 5: Apply the blush “pearlescent pink” by WetnWild onto the cheek bones and sweep it back towards your hairline.

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STEP 6: Add an extra glow by highlighting with Elf’s “Golden Bronzer.” Apply this shade onto the top of the cheek bones and down the bridge of the nose.

STEP 7: Use a big clean brush and blend everything together. Please make sure that there are no harsh lines!

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STEP 8: Apply your favorite cranberry lipstick! I used WetnWild’s lipstick in the shade “552A Just Garnet”

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And VOILA! Your quick and easy sultry holiday look is complete! Now time for selfies!!!

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Give this look a try and be sure to hashtag #GoldSoulla so we can see how your Cranberry Craze look turned out! I hope you all have a fun, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving! Thank you all for tuning in! Until next time, stay weird my friends =)

XOXO,

Jenn