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in product review

Add a Pop of Color With These Black Up Liquid Liners

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What it is: An inky, waterproof liquid liner that you apply with its pointy sponge tip, and dries matte.

What it does: Line your lids to emphasize eyes with the black, or add some drama with the new colorful options that are also long-wearing.

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blackup eyeliners swatches

What we liked: Normally when we hear colorful liquid liners, we’ve seen the muted plums, hunter greens, and maroons. This is not that. The black is a sophisticated matte, while the colored liners are vibrant and elegant. The blue is the most royal of blues (perfect to bring out darker eyes), and the purple, teal, and yellow adds brightness and fun to any skin tone. We love the pigmented colors and beautifully curated hues.

What we didn’t like: It does take a couple go’s to get a perfectly opaque line, but when you do, it’s worth it. And although it’s waterproof enough for everyday wear, some did wipe off after a particularly sweaty session at the gym.

Price: $24

Availability: blackup.com

in Makeup, Tutorial

3 Last Minute Halloween Makeup Ideas!

It’s hard to believe Halloween is just around the corner. If you’re still scrambling for a costume, here are some fun makeup ideas using our Rose Gold eyeshadow palette and lashes that will get your creative juices flowing:

Sexy Skeleton (@glamshanimua):

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A (Dangerous) Black Cat (@lou_flores):

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Miss Cleo (@farahdhukai):

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nars
in product review

What to Love About Nars Latest Velvet Lip Glide

Nars’ latest lip collection gives an impressive color payoff and comfortable wear for someone who’s undecided if they’re Team Gloss or Team Lipstick. Here’s what we thought:
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What it is: A smooth hybrid of a lipstick and a lip gloss, and a gorgeous edited color range.

What we liked: The Velvet Lip Glide is aptly named – it’s soft, and glides on saturated color for a semi-matte finish. The consistency is not-tacky like most glosses, but is creamier than most lipsticks (see why we don’t know what to categorize it as?!). It has a faint vanilla scent, nothing distracting. It feels buttery-soft and plush on our lips that makes it so fun to apply. There’s a color for every occasion and every mood – right now we’re feeling sassy in their siren red No. 54, but we like Bound’s muted mauve for every day (it wouldn’t be Nars if the names weren’t provocative).
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(Above, top to bottom: Swatches in Unlaced, No. 54, Playpen, and Bound)

What we didn’t like: You might have to put more than one coat to get an even finish for some of the colors, which is normal for a lot of lip products. It lasts for a few hours (longer than most glosses), but don’t expect it to stay put when you drink your morning cup of coffee – it’s not supposed to be liquid matte lipstick, after all. Other than that, not much…it’s found a happy place in our makeup bag.

Price: $26

Availability: sephora.com

in In the Press

HB Love: Halloween, Primers, and Lip Contouring!

Thank you for all the wonderful write ups this month covering my weird primers video, Halloween tutorials, and the art of lip contouring! So exciting to see what you love seeing on my channels! Check out links to all the stories below from Allure, Cosmopolitan, Self, and Teen Vogue! Xo

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Allure.com: Huda Kattan Finally Shows Us the Art of Lip Contouring

Allure.com: Huda Kattan Uses Lube as Primer in her Latest Video

Cosmopolitan.com: Huda Kattan Uses Vagisil as Her Makeup Primer

Self.com: 10 Easy Halloween Makeup Tutorials That Your Inner Lazy Girl Will Love

Teen Vogue: Huda Kattan Uses Vagisil as Her Makeup Primer

scholarship
in beauty, huda beauty

Announcement: Beauty School Scholarship Winners from Huda Beauty!

Hey My Loves! A little while ago, I announced a new beauty scholarship initiative at Huda Beauty. I really wanted a way to give back as a thank you for all your incredible love and support, and to just share my passion for beauty with you. With every launch, I wanted to grant a scholarship towards the tuition for beauty school, and since the announcement we’ve had THREE launches (the Lip Contour, Liquid Mattes, and Rose Gold eyeshadow palette!).

I read through all your comments and honestly, it was SO hard to pick just three…I wish I could give a prize to every single one of you, but we will have more to come so stay tuned! If you’re following me on Snapchat (realhudabeauty), you may already know the winners, but here they are again: Congratulations to Leonie Dieckhoff, Nehal Hesham, and Janelle Sanz! I’ll reply to the comment you left on YouTube to get started! I’m so excited to see where your journey in beauty takes you! Xx

in product review

Is This Golden Body Oil as Good as Celebs Say it is?

We were first introduced to Cocoa Brown when we tried their Tough Stuff Body Scrub. If you like your scrubs strong, we’re pretty sure you’d love it as much as we did (and the light Tahitian Gardenia scent didn’t hurt either). Founder Marissa Carter knows her tans so well, even the Kardashians’ makeup artist picked up tips on 3D tanning from her. So, we were excited to check out their Golden Goddess dry oil (a favorite of Khloe Kardashian), which looks like gold sand in a bottle of oil. Here’s what we thought:
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What it is: A dry body oil with gold flecks, especially good to highlight a tan.

What it does: Gives you a golden sheen, while the coconut oil helps hydrate skin. It also gives a very subtle hint of color.
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(Above: After applying oil on the left)

What we liked: We love the instant golden bronze (read: not orange) shimmer this gave to our shoulder, décolletage, and legs (we’ve already worn it to the beach and for nights out). It’s a dry oil, so it won’t leave you feeling greasy after rubbing it in thoroughly. Make sure you shake the bottle thoroughly before applying as the oil and gold separate when sitting unused. The healthy looking-tint and subtle shimmer has made it a must whenever we have exposed legs. Plus, the oil has a tropical floral and coconut scent that we’re not mad at.

What we didn’t like: Prepare to have glowing palms immediately after applying (and not in a good way). Don’t be surprised to find traces of golden specks left behind even after washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water. It wont stain too much after setting but expect a good amount of rogue gold particles left behind.

Price: $20

Availability: rickysnyc.com

nontouring
in Beauty Glossary

Beauty Glossary: Non-tour

Non-tour /nohn·toor/

A makeup technique (rooted in a trend that took off in 2015 spurred by models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid) which uses minimal shadows normally used to contour the face, and instead relies on minimal makeup and light strobing and highlighting on key points of the face. The effect is a more fresh, baby-face, or a natural finish.

Ex: “I decided to non-tour today for a more natural look.”

A non-tour tutorial:

urbandecay
in product review

Is Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray Worth the Hype?

We’re all busy people, aren’t we? Naturally, we take the final step in our makeup routine very seriously, especially when we’re counting on it lasting all day. Urban Decay’s All Nighter has been a cult favorite to set makeup, but is it worth the hype?
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What it is: A makeup setting spray.

What it does: This setting spray is said to actually lower the temperature of your makeup to keep your makeup looking smooth in humid or cold conditions without settling in lines or caking for at 16 hours.

What we liked: It’s not really a spray as much as it is an even mist. Your skin with be lightly dewy as it sets and then it gives a nice, even sheen to your makeup. And our makeup actually does last a lot longer when we use this. Also one of our favorites to use after a good baking session.

What we didn’t like: Aside from some occasional oil slick on our forehead and T-zone area, not much. The price tag is a little steep but considering it’s also around how much full size makeup setting sprays run, it’s worth the investment. Our advice: go light and let it dry first before layering too much, or you might risk running your makeup. Best for dry to combination skin types.

Price: $30

Availability: urbandecay.com

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