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holiday makeup video tutorials, part I

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One of the best things about the holiday season is that we take time to have fun and see the people we love and enjoy spending time with. Whether it is a gift exchange with friends, a holiday office party, a romantic evening or New Year’s Eve, this is the chance to dress up, strap on our dancing shoes and have some fun with our makeup. To inspire you to try something new, we’ve put together five different looks using the limited edition Glamour Eye & Lip Palette. You’ll have a look for almost any social event on your calendar. One of the best things about this palette, aside from the amazing color selection, is that all of the eye shadows and lip colors are part of our full line, so while the palette may be limited edition, feel free to fall in love with any of the colors, as you can get them in full sized versions any time!

Keep reading, and watching, for three holiday looks including a video tutorial and step-by-step instructions. Then come back and visit next week for two more!

Festive makeuplook for a gift exchange.

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Holiday makeup video tutorial, part II

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champagne glassesI hope all of these holiday looks are inspiring you to get creative and have fun with your makeup this season! Here are two more using the Glamour Eye & Lip Palette: festive date night makeup, for a special night out, and of course a stunning look for New Year’s Eve. Pair these looks with a fun party dress and sparkly heels for a glamorous evening with friends or your special someone. Happy holidays!

Date night makeup look for the holiday season.

• Apply Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener with fingertips, applying a thin layer all over your face. Blend until primer has been absorbed.
• Apply Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, in your favorite shade, with your fingers, applying a small amount at a time and blending well. For an ultra smooth finish, blend with the Flocked Sponge.
• Apply Dreamy Pink PurePressed Eye Shadow to your entire eye lid and brow bone using your fingertip.
• Apply Red Carpet PurePressed Eye Shadow to your upper and lower lash line and blend well using the Eyeliner tip of the Snappy Brush Wand.
• Apply Merlot PurePressed Eye Shadow closer to the upper and lower lash line using the Smudge tip of the Snappy Brush Wand.
• Blend Merlot PurePressed Eye Shadow toward the outer corner using the
Crease tip of the Snappy Brush Wand.
• Apply the Basic Black Eye Pencil along the inner rim of your lower lash line.
• Apply PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner to your upper and lower lashes followed by Black Onyx PureLash Mascara.
• Apply Connection In Touch Cream Blush to the cheeks.
• Apply Theresa PureMoist Lipstick to the lips using the Retractable Lip Brush.

Dramatic New Year’s Eve party makeup look.

• Apply Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener with fingertips, applying a thin layer all over your face. Blend until primer has been absorbed.
• Apply Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, in your favorite shade, with the Chisel Powder Brush, finishing with downward strokes.
• Apply Violet Eyes PurePressed Eye Shadow to your entire eye lid using your fingertip and blend well.
• Apply Blue Hour PurePressed Eye Shadow to your upper and lower lash line using the Eyeliner tip of the Brush.
• Highlight your brow bone and inner corner with Oyster PurePressed Eye Shadow using your fingertip.
• Line your upper lash line with Basic Black Eye Pencil and smudge with Blue Hour using the Smudge tip of the Snappy Brush Wand.
• Apply PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner to your upper and lower lashes followed by Navy PureLash Mascara.
• Using a White Fan Brush, apply Sheer Honey PurePressed Blush to your cheeks.
• Apply Lucy PureMoist Lipstick to your lips using the Retractable Lip Brush and finish with Pink Candy PureGloss Lip Gloss.

Share your holiday makeup looks with us on Instagram and Facebook!

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How to Apply False Lashes (Video)

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How to apply false lashes with AnnaRoseOne of the most common questions I get from ladies is about false eyelashes. Falsies can be super easy to apply with a little bit of practice. 

Our go-to false lashes and glueHere are a couple of tips:

 

-Measure your eye and cut the strip down if it’s too long for your eye (usually just a few centimeters on each strip will do the trick!).

 

-Remember to stabilize your elbow to keep your hand from shaking.

 

-Look down but don’t close your eyes when applying.

 

-Let the glue get a little tacky before setting the lashes on the lash line.

 

-Apply one coat of mascara before the lashes and one coat after to marry them together. 

 

Good luck! xo. AnnaRose

 

Credits // Author: AnnaRose Kern. Photos and Video: Sarah Rhodes. Music: Jeremy Larson. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions

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Video Tutorial, Guide & Photos!

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The fallen leaves, apple picking, pumpkin spice lattes…it’s just about impossible not to love fall. Still, as temperatures start to drop, styling your hair can be a challenge. Sure, the colder weather and low humidity levels mean you probably won’t have to worry about frizz, but trying to rock a cute hairstyle while wearing a knit headband or hat is a struggle of its own. It’s easy to feel like bundling up to stay warm means you have to compromise on looking chic and stylish, but luckily, that’s not the case. 

Whether you’re headed to the pumpkin patch or simply running some errands, these fall hairstyles are perfect for whatever the day has in store. Plus, you can rock some trendy fall accessories and make a statement all while staying warm and cozy.

Rachel from the Luxy Hair team shows us how to create three quick and easy fall hairstyles, so whether you’re at a loss for inspiration or have a hard time styling your hair during the colder months, these hair tutorials are sure to help. Check out the video below and follow along.

To add extra length and volume to her hair, Rachel wears her 220g Classic Chestnut Brown Luxy Hair extensions. If your hair is short and difficult to style, or if you just want some extra fullness, we recommend clipping in your hair extensions before trying out these looks.

Hairstyle 1: The Twisted Ponytail  

This look is perfect for the girl who wants a timeless, classic hairstyle.

Step 1

Begin by dividing your hair into three sections, ensuring the largest section of hair is at the back of your head. We recommend using two 4-clip wefts at the back of your head before tying your hair into a ponytail with a hair elastic. 

Step 2

Next, start twisting each of the sections at the front of your head, gathering the hair gradually as you work towards the back of your head. Make sure to take your time, working slowly to prevent flyaways and bumps as you twist your hair.

Step 3

Untie the ponytail, adding in the first twisted section of hair before repeating the process on the other side.

Step 4

To add some extra detail to the style, clip two 1-clip wefts together, and braid them into a single strand. Clip the braided weft underneath the ponytail and wrap it around to hide your hair elastic. This will elevate your look, making it perfect for a fancier fall occasion while hiding any mistakes you’ve made in the process.

Step 5

Rachel accessories this style with a classic black hat to tie everything together. It’s a fast and easy hairstyle to achieve but it still looks intricate and polished. 

Hairstyle 2: The Low Bubble Side Braid

For a modern take on a Rapunzel-esque style, the Low Bubble Side Braid is perfect. 


Step 1

To achieve this look, simply tie off your hair into a low ponytail. Rachel opts for a loose, off-centre braid to ensure it won’t get in the way, allowing her hat to sit securely on her head. If you prefer, you can also tie your hair into a regular low ponytail. 

Step 2

Next, using thin elastics, start tying the ponytail off into sections, making sure that each division is even. Depending on the length of your hair and the size of each section, you may have more or less sections than Rachel, but you should still be able to achieve a similar look.

Step 3

Gently pull on the hair in each section to loosen it up, creating a rounded, bubble effect.

Step 4

Rachel styles her ponytail on one side of her head, taking out a face-framing strand of hair for an effortless look. A perfect get out of bed and run out the door kind of hairstyle, it’s perfect for the girl on the go and looks great styled with a Baker Boy cap.

Step 5

If it’s a sleeker look you’re after, use some hairspray and a small brush to help define the bubbles and keep frizz and flyaways at bay. This will ensure your style lasts all day.

Hairstyle 3: The High Braided Bun

A creative spin on the classic ballerina bun, this look is timeless and super chic.

Step 1

Start off by gathering your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head.

Step 2

Next, braid your ponytail, wrapping it into a bun and securing it into a hair elastic. If you want a bolder, more daring look, use the same method to create two buns on either side of your head.

Step 3

Top off the look with a with a headband or some ear muffs. Rachel’s twisted knit headband will not only keep her ears warm, it also gives her outfit a dose of fall feels.

Got your hair down this fall but need some hair color inspo? Click here for our top tips on going darker for the fall. If you try out these fall hairstyles yourself, be sure to let us know which one was your favorite by posting on Instagram with the hashtag #myluxyhair.

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