Saturday, January 28, 2012

Brown Eye FOTD

Products used:

  • eyes
    • MAC Studio Finish Concealer nc30 as a base
    • MAC Shadows:
      • Style Snob
      • Magnetic Fields
      • Handwritten
      • Shore Leave
    • MAC Blacktrack fluidline
    • MAC Studio fix lash
  • skin
    • MAC Strobe Cream mixed with MAC Studio Sculpt nc25
    • MAC Tenderling Blush
    • MAC Taupe Blush (to contour)
    • MAC Too Chic Beauty Powder (to highlight)
    • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light Plus
  • lips
    • MAC Subculture Lip Pencil
    • MAC Sweet Sunrise Lipstick

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FOTD Contest

Duplicate this eye look! You can use whatever products you want. Post your looks on my facebook fan page (and like it while you're at it!). I'm only taking submissions on that page.

The winner will receive any mac lipgloss and mac eyeshadow of their choice!

You have 1 week to submit your photo. Last day to submit a photo is Jan 31. Good luck!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Upcoming seminars: Cincinnati & Baltimore

This is the upcoming seminar for February. Registration is now open.

Baltimore Class:

Location: Comfort Suites Columbia Gateway
7146 Old Waterloo Rd
Elkridge, MD 21075

Date: Feb 18, 2012
Time: 1030am - 1230pm
Price $125 $80
Availability: 20 Students
* Discount give to those signing up multiple people*

You will learn:
-All about brushes and their different usages
-How to apply flawless foundation
-How to apply blush and contour the face
-How to apply the perfect red lip
-How to do several different eye looks
-and more!

Learn more at Register on that site. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Kind of a fan of my makeup today :)

products used:

mac shadows: electra (lid), ground brown (crease), symmetry (crease), blanc type (highlight)
lorac liquid liner
mac studio fix lash mascara

mac studio fix fluid nc25
mac mineralize skinfinish natural medium plus and light plus
nars desire blush

mac in anticipation pro longwear lip liner (all over lips)
mac just wonderful lip liner
mac posh it up plushglass (applied lightly)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

6 more days left in the registration of the Chicago makeup seminar!

Hey everyone,

There's only 6 days remaining to be able to register for my class in Chicago. I know many of you have expressed interest in taking it, but now is the time to make your final decision and register before it's too late. I don't know when I'll be teaching another class in Chicago, so sign up!

Visit this page to register:

Class info:

location: Elk Grove Holiday Inn
time: 1030am to 1230pm
price $125 $65!!

email me with any questions you may have. Detailed information about the class and what is covered in the class is available at the link above.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Mother of all MAC Giveaways!

Are you ready for this? I'm doing a grand prize winner, 2nd place, and 3rd place. This giveaway is so big, the 2nd place winner's prize makes other giveaways look bad!

This giveaway is to celebrate the amount of viewers I've had on youtube and on my blog. Once my blog hits 700 followers and my youtube hits 1500 subscribers, I will open this giveaway contest. For now, it is closed! However, I am so excited about it, I wanted to at least let you know what the prizes will be!

The prizes in this giveaway consist of my own personal and professional favorite products! There is nothing in this giveaway that I don't use on a regular basis. I handpicked all of these products because I personally love using them on myself and on each of my clients!

LC's Favorite Products GIVEAWAY!

3rd place winner will receive:

  1. Studio fix lash mascara (my FAV mascara!)
  2. "Bountiful" Plushglass (my favorite formula of gloss + one of my favorite colors!). The color is much more clear in person.

2nd place winner will receive:

  1. An eyeshadow quad filled with: dazzlelight (my go-to highlighter), ground brown (pro, a fabulous crease color that pairs well with any other color), fig 1 (matte plummy color i'm in love with!), and naval (a pro, matte navy color)
  2. Studio Fix Lash Mascara (my fav mascara!)
  3. "Bountiful" Plushglass (my fav formula of lipgloss, and one of my favorite colors!) the color goes on much more clear than in that picture.
  4. "Blushbaby" blush (this color goes with any look!! I use it on 90% of my clients, no joke!)

and last but definitely the best!!!


The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

1.) 9 (NINE!) eyeshadows:
  • fig 1 (my favorite matte purple, it goes so well with so many colors)
  • parfait amour (my very first mac shadow, i'm a sucker for blue violets!)
  • texture (a great, very reddy-orange medium brown. A great crease color. Also a great brow color for red-heads!)
  • wedge (a great brow color for brunettes, also a great crease color)
  • naval (pro, a buttery smooth matte navy)
  • ground brown (pro, this brown pairs well with any color! just pop it right into the crease and bring it under the eye)
  • bottle green (pro, another great matte shade)
  • indian ink (pro, again, another great matte)
  • dazzlelight (one of my go-to highlights)
2.) Empty 15-pan palette to put all those shadows in!

3.) A brand new 224 brush! (my favorite favorite favorite blending brush!)

3.) Blacktrack Fluidline (my all time favorite eyeliner. Great to smudge it, also great to create a clean line. Also great for the waterline!)
4.) 263 brush (to apply the fluidline, of course!)

5.) Taupe Blush (my all time favorite contouring powder. This shade will work great on anyone that's super pale, up to about an nc40/nw35. If you win this and happen to be darker, please let me know and I will substitute with a darker contour shade :))
6.) Blushbaby Blush (this blush goes with ANYTHING! I use it on most of my clients, it just makes everyone look amazing!)
7.) Empty 6-pan blush palette

8.) Studio Fix Lash Mascara (love this the brush the best. It makes it impossible to have clumpy lashes.)

9.)Careblends Oil (ok..I'm in love with this stuff. I mix it with almost all of my foundations for a more dewy look, I especially love mixing it with my studio finish concealer)

10.) Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish (this shade works on everyone with any color look you're doing)

11.) nc15/nw20 Chromagraphic Pencil (a great nude liner for your waterline)

12.) Pink Opal Pigment (one of my favorite shades of pigment because it's so incredibly versatile. It's a beautiful cheek highlight, as well as a lid color, or brow highlight. You can even dab a little of it overtop of your lip products)

13.) Bountiful plushglass (my favorite formula of lipgloss, it's not super sticky and it has a slight plumping to it)

14.) Nice & Spicy Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (I didn't pick these two lip products to go together, but I picked this lip pencil because it's so versatile. It's a long wearing color and will last for HOURS on you! See my blog post about these incredible liners)

All of these products are worth about $550!!!!! This is not a giveaway to take lightly in my opinion!

So get the word out! Once we reach 700 followers and 1500 youtube subscribers, we will open the giveaway and I'll post the rules!


xoxo LC

My birthday FOTD!

Yesterday I turned 26...happy birthday to me!


-mac shadows: silver gull, robin's egg, atlantic blue, violet trance, rose blanc
-lorac liquid liner
-mac zoom fast black mascara
-make up for ever liquid eyeliner in teal (under eye)

-mac studio finish concealer mixed with careblends oil used as a foundation
-mac mineralize skinfinish natural in light and medium plus
-mac taupe blush to contour
-mac subtle breeze mineralize blush

-mac nice & spicy lip pencil
-mac sweet sunrise lipstick

a few birthday goodies...

a sweet pink dress from bcbg, and a few lipglasses from the tour de fabulous collection

a little vacation to chicago, guess shoes, a new book called Heaven Is Real, a few goodies from my CCO, and a couple other things :) I had a great birthday!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Adore Me Lingerie Giveaway Winner & Review

And the winner is....

Marina Moreno! Please email me to learn how to obtain your prize!

A few words about my experience with Adore me:

Adore Me is a website that customizes a showroom of lingerie based on a style quiz you take at the beginning of your session. For $39.95 a month, you receive 1 lingerie set per month of your choice.

A few notable things about this company: They have REAL live women who customize a showroom based on your quiz's not just some automated thing. Those same women are also available online to chat with you if you have ANY questions about sizing, style, etc.
Another thing to note is that they have friendly customer service, and their response time is quick.

I ordered this cute set on the right. It fits great although I wish the panties weren't cut as high waisted, because I like mine to sit ultra low. That's literally the only negative thing I can say about the entire experience I had with Adore Me. The set is just adorable, and you can really see the quality in the work when you receive yours in person.

Shipping time was very quick as well. I received mine 2-3 days after placing my order. It came wrapped up cute in a nice box with a ribbon. I took a picture, but then got a new phone so all of the pics of the packaging are gone :(

Lastly, there's no commitment. You may cancel your subscription at any time with no penalty. You also can choose to skip a month if you don't see anything that your eye is drawn to.

I hope you decide to give it a shot!
xo, Lauren

subtle cut crease and red lip FOTD

inspiration photo

my lips were much darker in person

products used:

mac shadows: brule (lid, highlight), retrospeck (lid), sorcery (crease), wedge (crease
omega in brows
zoom lash mascara
mac liquidlast liner in black

skin- studio fix fluid, blushbaby blush, hyper real pressed powder in extra light

lips- redd lip pencil, power house lipstick

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MAC Iris Apfel Lipstick Swatches & Some Comparisons

Aren't they beautifullll!?

Impassioned vs. Party Parrot
Their color is very similar, indeed. But their finish is much different with Impassioned being much more glossy than Party Parrot, which is a matte. Also, I find Party Parrot to be a lot more rich, even though that doesn't traslate in the photo above.

Scarlet Ibis's closest permanent dupe is Lady Danger, but it is slightly more matte than Lady Danger. Still worth owning both, in my opinion.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Makeup Seminar in Chicago 1/21/2012

Hi Everyone, This year I'm holding more seminars than I did last year, but I need a minimum amount of 10 people to sign up per location or else I can't hold the seminar. The next seminar, in Chicago, has currently met the 10 person minimum and the class is for sure on. The original price of the class was 125, but I've lowered tickets to $65 per person. I'm also going to run a special that if you sign up for you and one other person I can lower the price to $50 per person. For that special pricing you'll need to email me first. Click the tab above that talks about the seminars and what we cover in them.

This seminar is January 21, 2012 from 10am-1pm at the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove.

Use the following link to register for the class and read more about the class. Hope to see you there!! <3 <3