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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

Availability: lancome-usa.com

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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 shophudabeauty.com! 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 shophudabeauty.com. Stay updated here for details on when it will be released, as well as my Snapchat (realhudabeauty) for the latest!

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    My Secret for Perfectly Symmetrical Brows!

    Hey my lovesss! So I know this sounds crazy, but I’ve been using a caliper for years to do my eyebrows to make sure they’re perfectly symmetrical! Calipers, if you don’t know, is a tool usually used by engineers or doctors to be exact when they measure distance – usually something engineers and doctors will use but, hey makeup is a science too, right? :). It definitely works though if you’re a stickler for details…check out my quick tutorial on it below! You can see more of my quick beauty hacks on IG @hudabeauty.

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    What’s On Huda’s Desk This Week

    A few of my favorite things…

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    Sunglasses – I’m obsessed with big, mirrored sunglasses like these that I picked up in Korea.

    Beautyblender Pro – I love Beautyblenders! Their black one has always been my favorite because it just looks so elegant and more luxurious than the rest.

    Huda Beauty lashes in Lana #10 – The Lana lashes are one of our boldest. I think these look particularly nice for somebody who has a strong brow bone like myself.

    Suratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler
    – There’s something really cool about the matte black. Suratt Beauty is a brand I really love, and this eyelash curler works particularly well on almond-shaped eyes.

    Forever Roses black rose – I’m definitely going through a black phase. There’s something very heavy and rich about it. I have a few of these at the office.

    Diptyque Roses candle – All of Diptyques candles smell so soft and pretty. It’s not overpowering and I’m obsessed with the Roses scent. I’ve lived in the States for a long time, and in Dubai for a long time and this floral fragrance I feel works in both areas. It transcends and works wherever you are.

    M2 Beauté Eyelash Activating Serum – Funny enough, Revitalash isn’t working as well on me like it used to! This brought my lashes back to life. The only thing is the serum is kind of strong, so you might feel a burning sensation when you use it, which I found a little uncomfortable around my eyes. But it does work in making my lashes super thick. I bought this at Harrod’s during my last trip in London, and liked it so much, I bought three more.

    Chanel Gardénia perfume – I love Chanel’s Gardénia particularly because it can stand on its own but is still so light that can also mix well with other fragrances. I have one at home and one on my desk. I bought two by accident. Well, not really by accident…kind of by accident.

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    Ariana Grande VMA-inspired Makeup Tutorial!

    I’ve been really feeling Ariana Grande’s style lately, and thought I’d recreate the look she did for the VMA’s this year! The makeup is very signature Ariana, cute and very wearable. This could work for so many different occasions – on or off the red carpet! The bangs and choker makes it feel very 90s inspired, what do you think?

    Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation
    City Color Contour & Corrector Palette
    Cinema Secrets Concealer Palette
    Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
    Make Up For Ever Pro-Finish Powder Foundation
    Benefit Cosmetics Cheekathon Palette
    ABH Glow Kit (Sweets)

    Huda Beauty Textured Shadows Palette Rose Gold Edition: COMING SOON
    Huda Beauty Lip Contour (Trendsetter)
    Huda Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick (Flirt)
    Huda Beauty Lashes (Scarlett #8)
    Benefit ka-BROW! (3 & 4)
    Charlotte Tilbury ‘Lip Lustre’ (Blondie)
    Faux Ponytail (I used Bellami Hair)
    Faux Bangs (I used Bellami Hair)
    Black choker
    Black Off the Shoulder Top

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