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A Huda Beauty Mini Makeover at Harper’s Bazaar in NYC!

Hey My Loves! I had SUCH a great time meeting many of you in NYC at Sephora Times Square for the launch of my Formula X collaboration! I was able to make a quick stop at the Hearst Tower in this trip to meet with some fabulous beauty editors. I even did a quick Facebook Live session with Harper’s Bazaar, showing their senior digital beauty editor Jenna Rosenstein, how to get a quick effortless daytime look using the Liquid Matte, Rose Gold eyeshadow palette, and lashes! Watch below for the full video if you missed it!!

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A Dream Product for Natural Looking Brows!

We love Bobbi Brown’s range of wearable shades and high quality products, and her Long-Wear Brow Gels are no exception. But where does it stand in the spectrum of eyebrow needs? Here’s what we thought:

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What it is: A waxy, tinted brow gel housed in a sleek mini, black compact.

What it does: With the help of a brow brush, waxy pigmented gel can easily help fill in sparse areas of the brows.

What we loved: True to the Bobbi Brown spirit, this is best for a more natural approach to brows. The combo of pigment and beeswax helps achieve a natural, fuller look. It feels a bit like pomade for brows. We found it’s best for filling in sparse areas of the brows without looking like overkill. The color range (17 total) are also very close to natural hair colors (we love Saddle for brunettes) and shades for highlights to give hair the look of texture.

What we didn’t like: While great for filling in brows, because of its waxy nature, it’s not the best for buildable, detailed work (such as defined strokes mimicking the look of natural hairs). A good pick if you’re looking for a little more volume with a more natural approach to brows. Also note, while it is water-, sweat-, and humidity- resistant, it can still rub off by mistake.

Price: $26


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Weird Makeup Primers: Lube, Laxative, or Vagisil?!

Hey My Loves!! I wanted to do a little test to see if there were any affordable substitutes for makeup primer that you can get in the pharmacy, and let me just say…things got a little weird. Besides my tried and true primers like Nivea Men’s Aftershave Balm and olive oil, I gave milk of magnesia, lube, and Vagisil (an feminine anti-itch cream) a try. Why? You’d be surprised that these products contain a lot of the same gentle ingredients like glycerin, and dimethicone that a lot of your primers have in them. So why not give it a shot? To see which ones worked out and which failed (miserably), watch the whole video and let me know what you think!

Hope you enjoyed the video! Do you use any weird makeup primers? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Your Quick Guide to BECCA Highlighters (and the best one for you)

When it comes to highlighters, BECCA, maker of the famous Champagne Pop, has a full range to make sure your glow game is on point. But perusing them along the shelves at Sephora can be confusing if you’re a highlighter newbie. For starters, they come in three different consistencies: a liquid, pressed powder, and poured crème which have subtle but specific differences. Luckily, BECCA Style Director, Kerry Cole, was on call to answer all our highlighter q’s. Read on to get her tips on how to choose the best one for you!
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Can you tell us the difference between the three BECCA highlighters, and the kind of finish you can get with each?

“The liquid is a sheer, lightweight cream that has light-reflecting pearls that gives you a subtle glow. It’s great to mix with your foundation from a lit-from-within look. The pressed powder is a creamy powder for a high-shine finish. Finally, the poured crème gives you a mattified luminosity – a more sophisticated shimmer.”

Which highlighter would you recommend for different skin types?

“I find the liquid or poured crème formulas work best for dry or more mature skin since they add a little hydration to skin. Combination skin types can really wear any consistency, but I’d recommend oily skin types to stick to a powder or crème formula.  

The shades are so pretty – what are your recommendations for the different skin tones?

“For light skin, I love soft, pale tones with golden highlights, like Moonstone or Pearl. For medium skin tones, opal, golden, or soft pink are so beautiful like Opal or the Rose Gold shades. For dark skin tones, anything with golden, bronze, or coppery highlights are perfect, like Topaz.”

So to recap:

  • Liquid highlighter: Good for a subtle glow and easier to mix with foundation for a touch of brightness. Best for dry, mature, and combination skin types.
  • Pressed powder: Good for a high-shine finish. Best for normal, combination, and oily skin types.
  • Cream highlighter: Good for a mattified shimmer. Best for dry, mature, and combination skin types.

Kerry Cole’s highlighter shade recommendations for:

  • Light skin: soft, pale tones with golden highlights
  • Medium skin: opal, golden, and soft pink
  • Dark skin: golden, bronze, or coppery highlights

Which highlighter would you pick? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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These Mini Glosses Are The Perfect Cocktail for Your Lips

The Lancôme Juicy Shakers are the cutest mini cocktail shakers you’ll ever see – only it’s a mix of oil and pigments for your lips and won’t get you tipsy (double win!). With a blend of apricot, almond, and peach, it really is a cocktail of essential oils, and as close to natural and light as you get for a lip tint.
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What it is: A tinted lip oil in a bottle shaped like a mini cocktail shaker that gives you just a shot of color (sorry, we couldn’t help the pun).

What it does: A mix of color and oil (a “bi-phase oil”) that you shake like a little cocktail (naturally) before unscrewing the cap to use the cushioney brush to apply.

What we liked: Besides the fact that it’s the most fun we have putting on a lip product, the applicator is as soft as a baby chick. The oils give a slightly moisturizing shine that dissipates eventually, leaving a light, natural looking tint behind. The color is light but buildable, and we loved that it’s a non-goopy gloss (say that three times fast). Plus the flavors! Each of the 18 shade has its own unique cocktail-inspired taste. Mojitos anyone?

What we didn’t like: While moisturizing, it’s only lightly so, so no heavy duty hydration here. You’ll have to reapply if you want to keep the shine going, but the applicator feels so good on your lips, you might not even mind.

Price: $21


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How to: A Smoked Out Eye With Glam!

Hey my loves! I have been obsessing over pinks and earthy browns for shadows and thought I’d do a quick look for you using the Rose Gold palette. I used a mix of the shades Henna, Sandalwood, Moonlight, and Black Truffle for this look and also added a touch of pure pigments in Trust Fund and 24K to give it a little glam. Let me know what you think!! Xx

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How to Get Metallic Lips with the Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette!

Have you heard?! The Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette is officially launching TOMORROW (September 28th) on! Aaaahhhh! I’m so excited for you to try it!!!! The colors are so incredibly pigmented, and you can even use it on your lips to get the hottest finish like these metallic lips! I used our textured pigments from the palette in Fling and 24K to get this look — what do you think?!

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Products used:
Farsali Rose Gold Elixir
Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Famous
Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Deep Burgundy
Huda Beauty eyeshadows in Fling and 24K

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How to Contour Your Lips for a Perfect Pout!

Hey guys! So someone in my office saw me contouring my lips like this, and asked if I could do a video on it! This is my trick for shading around my lips for the perfect pout. It really makes your lips stand out!! To get this look, I used:

  • Burberry Contouring Pen in Dark No. 2
  • Huda Beauty Lip Contour in Trendsetter
  • Lorac Front of the Line Pro in Nude and
  • Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Venus
  • Check it out below and make sure to follow me on IG @hudabeauty for more tutorials like these!

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    How to Get Bushy, Thick Brows!

    Hey My Loves!! I honestly can’t remember when it started, but as long as I can remember, I have been OBSESSED with eyebrows! I just like the way they frame and can create harmony on the face. More recently, I’m loving the Bushy Eyebrow Trend (thank you, Cara!). I did a quick makeup tutorial with a lot of tips and tricks to make your brows look thicker. I’ve also included some of my favorite old and new products so take a look! What do you like to use for your brows? Leave a comment and let me know!

    Products used:
    Smashbox Brow Tech Matte Pencil (Brunette)
    Benefit ka-BROW! (2)
    Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow Palette
    Eyeko Brow Magic Brow Boost
    Make Up For Ever Brow Liquid Liner
    Cinema Secrets Concealer Palette

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    Finally! The New Huda Beauty Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette!

    Hey My Loves! I’m soooo thrilled to introduce you to the new Huda Beauty Rose Gold Palette! This palette is something really close to my heart. I literally dreamt about these colors and I can’t believe it’s finally here! I spent so much time making sure the colors were PERFECT…something not only I would use as a beauty connoisseur but ones that I really hope you would absolutely fall in love with too. It comes with 18 colors, including mattes, pearlized shades, and the most exciting part, 6 pure pigmentations. These are gorgeous, textured shadows with INSANE pigmentation. They will give your eyes this beautiful, 3D pop that I’m obsessed with! I find that the best way to apply these new shadows is by using your finger…and guys, the payoff is unreal. I really wanted to make this palette truly something that has everything you need — from the blackest of black (that can be used as a liner too!), to earthy browns, and my current obsession, rose gold. I created this video to introduce you to the palette more closely and show you a few different looks you can achieve with it. I hope you enjoy, and again, thank you so much for all the love and support! It means the world to me!!!!

    The #HudaBeautyRoseGoldPalette will be available soon at Stay updated here for details on when it will be released, as well as my Snapchat (realhudabeauty) for the latest!