Posts

EASY HALLOWEEN DEER MAKEUP

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset

Halloween is juts a few days away! If you are like us, there hasn’t been a second to plan your costume and plans are still getting worked out. Luckily, we’ve got an adorable deer makeup tutorial that will turn you into a foxy fawn in less than 15 minutes & won’t distress your skin! Plus, it’s adorable. See what I mean below! – xoxo, LK


Woodland creature makeup is all the rage this season! From foxes to owls, they are a super low key way to get dressed up for Halloween. I’ve completely fallen in love with the fawn makeup look, probably because it still focuses on really feminine features and is simply cute! I’ve seen lots of different deer makeup tutorials but it seems most of them require some sort of Halloween face painting kit.

While those kits are certainly useful, the paints are typically greasy and not great for your skin. Not to mention, hard to control once you start putting it on your face. Sort of the last thing you need, especially when you don’t want to spend hours getting ready for an evening out.

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 presetI wanted this look to be one you could create with all the products in your cosmetic bag, save one or two. The only thing you may need to pick up is a super light concealer, and a highlighter of choice.

STEP ONE:

Start with your normal makeup base of concealer, mascara, brows, etc.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 preset

STEP TWO:

Apply bronzer liberally across your forehead, sweeping down the temples. Also sweep from the top of your cheekbones to the apples of your cheeks. I’m talking super dark everyone!

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetSTEP THREE:

Next take your concealer and apply under your eyes, trying to blend as best as you can into the dark bronzer. You’ll also apply down the bridge of your nose, lightly blending slightly up towards your forehead.

fawn makeupSTEP FOUR (OPTIONAL):

Next, and this is totally optional if you want to have a matte look, apply some white highlight powder in the corners of your eyes and down the nose on top of the concealer to really make it pop.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetSTEP FIVE:

Fill in your brows dark and bold (here is how we do it), then bring that brown filler in two lines down the sides of the bridge of your nose – similar to contouring.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetSTEP SIX:

Take some black eyeliner and paint on a cute little button nose. Give yourself a cat eye, and bring the liner slightly downward in the inner corner to really make your eyes look bigger. You can apply a bit of liner to the crease of your lower eyelid to give the illusion of doe eyes.

fawn makeup 2STEP SEVEN:

Finally apply little dots of your light concealer across your forehead and cheeks. Finish with a pink or nude gloss.

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetFOR ANTLERS:

For antlers, I stuck some little twigs and branches in my hair.

fawn makeup 3VOILA! You my dear, have just become a gorgeous deer!

I think what I love most about this look is that it only took me about 15-20 minutes to complete it, and I didn’t have to spend any additional money on paints and other makeup supplies that I’ll only use once for Halloween. Not to mention, it really brings a lot of attention to your face, without being overdone.

The only thing I will warn you about is you may need to wash your face a couple times to get it all off!

Processed with VSCOcam with s2 presetYou know the drill – try it out & tag us! We (seriously!) would love to see your adorable deer looks, so make sure to use #LKBeauty and/or tag @laurenkelp

Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset


breann button

VAMPY HALLOWEEN STYLE

IMG_6452

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been trying to find ways to sneak some Halloween style into your every day routine. Whether it’s home decor, food, movies or makeup, it’s never a bad idea to really get into the holiday spirit. One of my favorite looks lately has been to incorporate a vampy style into my beauty regimen. Since I work during the day, it’s still important that I keep everything office appropriate. Today I’ve got three products that’ll be sure to put a bit of spook in your step this October!

First is the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Scarlet Red. This is honestly the best matte lip color I’ve ever used. Although it’s a bit pricey at $26, the quality is hard to beat. The color is super pigmented and it glides on smoothly for a perfect vampire style lip!

vampy1

Second is the Rocky Horror Picture Show” set of nail lacquers from Morgan Taylor. I love that these guys are so little, but pack a powerful punch. The red lacquer, “Pretty Woman”, is the perfect shade to match your lip color. However the black is my favorite this time of year. It says “Halloween” without being over the top or inappropriate. Top any one of these colors with a clear top coat or even the glow in the dark lacquer the set comes with.

vampy2

Lastly, and I’ve shared this before, is this MAC highlighter. Now Twilight totally ruined vampires with the fact that they “sparkle”, but there’s something to be said for having a nice glow. Simply sweep this on the tops of your cheekbones for a more defined face, or dust all around your eyes to really draw in some attention.vampy3


SHOP THE POST

breann button

HALLOWEEN FACIAL NIGHT

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset

Going out & getting dressed up is always fun on Halloween, but sometimes a girl just needs a night-in, some of her favorite candy, and a good face mask. Thankfully, we’ve got that gal covered! – xoxo, LK


Earlier this week I attempted to create a skeleton makeup tutorial for my post today. Unfortunately, it was way too complicated, took too long, and I didn’t want to share something unrealistic. Plus I got black and white face paint everywhere, which was NOT fun to clean up. We are busy gals with busy schedules, and don’t have time to paint our faces for over an hour. As I stood over my bathroom sink scrubbing my face in disappointment, I found myself wishing there was a cool Halloween mask that I could easily put on and take off.

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset

Recently I took a trip to Sephora for some face cleanser, and saw this Boscia Pore-Minimizing Charcoal Hydrogel Mask for $8. I put it in my bag and thought I’d try it out later. Now I love getting dressed up as much as the next girl for Halloween – but I also love a quiet night in doing skin treatments. Then it clicked! The mask I bought is actually kind of skeleton-looking when I put it on, and it does incredible stuff for your skin! I thought to myself, there are plenty of us who might prefer to have a Halloween night in. So steal a few pieces of candy from the trick-or-treater bowl, put on a scary movie, and get ready to treat yo-self! We’re doing facials this Halloween!

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetSTEP ONE:

Before beginning, stick the mask in the fridge to chill for about 5 minutes. The cold mask will help reduce any inflammation.

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset

STEP TWO:

First, start by cleansing your skin. I love this new Purity Cleanser by Philosophy. Make sure to remove all your makeup and pat dry when done.

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetSTEP THREE:

Take a hot, damp washcloth and steam your face for about 3 minutes. This will help open the pores so that the mask can draw out all impurities.

STEP FOUR:

Next remove the facial mask from the package and follow the instructions to adhere to your face. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and carefully remove.

Processed with VSCOcam with se3 presetI was very surprised with my results when I took the mask off. I could tell that my pores were definitely smaller, making my blackheads teeny tiny! Because the price of this mask is so low, I would recommend doing one at least once a week. I know I’ll definitely be wearing one on Halloween this year, attempting to scare the trick-or-treaters that come to my door. Nothing will be more frightening than me with no makeup on!Processed with VSCOcam with se3 preset


SHOP THE POST


breann bowman

 

STAR WARS INSPIRED HALLOWEEN LOOK

Processed with VSCOcam with k1 preset

I LOVE HALLOWEEN SO MUCH! Dressing up is so fun & prepping your house for Trick or Treat-ers or a fun gathering with friends. But there is a stigma out there that the older you get, the less fun it is (meaning 20s & 30s or pre-kids). I say that’s garbage! It’s fun to let loose & play dress up. Whether it’s for an office party or a neighborhood block party, not all adult costumes have to be “adult” if you know what I mean. Case in point, Princess Leia. Not sexy Princess Leia, just good, old, classic, bad-ass Princess Leia. Breann’s got the full details… – xoxo, LK


Whether you like to admit it or not, everyone likes Star Wars a little bit. We’re each a bit nerdy and can’t help but get a little excited when that theme music begins to play. Perhaps one of the most recognizable brands in the world, Star Wars themed costumes have always played a huge role in our culture. Maybe it’s the buns, bikini scene, or her love of Han Solo that made Princess Leia such a beloved character. Either way, her hair and simple makeup create one of the easiest and most adored Halloween costumes. You’re sure to be the talk of the party, and you’ll be so happy that it took you less than 15 minutes to get ready!

IMG_6305IMG_6304

STEP ONE:

To start with makeup, apply a concealer under your eyes to brighten them up, then sweep a peachy pink blush across your cheeks.

IMG_6303IMG_6302

STEP TWO:

Take a highlighting powder and lightly apply to the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and just beneath your brows for a nice dewey look.

IMG_6300

STEP THREE:

Simply curl your eyelashes and add a coat of mascara for a bit of depth. Nice and simple.

IMG_6297IMG_6298

STEP FOUR:

For your hair, part all the way down the middle and tie off into pigtails just next to your ears.

star wars hair one

STEP FIVE:

Take a hair donut and slide each pigtail through. Split the pigtail in half then secure around the donut with a second hair tie/ elastic.

star wars hair two

STEP SIX:

Spread around the donut until completely covered, pining the hair into place along the way.

IMG_6293

Processed with VSCOcam with k1 preset

STEP SEVEN:

Once you are done, finish the look off with hairspray and a rosy lip balm. Don’t forget to wear a white turtleneck to complete the look! Happy Halloween!


 

SHOP THE LOOK:

See more quick & easy Halloween Makeup looks here

TWIGGY INSPIRED HALLOWEEN MAKEUP

Processed with VSCOcam with b4 presetOkay, babes, we are in for a real treat today! As an adult Halloween can get a little…iffy, but thanks to our stellar Beauty Editor Breann, we are kicking off the first (of many!) adorable, totally-doable, office friendly halloween makeup tutorials! First up, the classic Twiggy! – xoxo, LK


October is finally here! It seems like fall is in full force as all the pumpkins begin to arrive at local markets and my pantry becomes stocked with bags of fun size Reese’s! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up and having the opportunity to experiment with new makeup, hairstyles, and costumes. For the entire month, I will be sharing a new Halloween look every week with tutorials! To kick us off in the right spirit, I wanted to start with a super easy makeup look that anyone can pull off with the products currently in your cosmetic bag.

Twiggy has long been a major icon in the modeling world, and a symbol from the swinging 60’s! This look is perfect for anyone who needs a last minute costume, or simply doesn’t want to spend too much time getting ready for a party.

IMG_6263STEP ONE:

To start, you’ll want to do your face makeup as usual by applying foundation, filling in brows, and concealing under your eyes.

STEP TWO:

Skip the bronzer and sweep a peachy blush across the apples of your cheeks.

IMG_6258STEP THREE:

Next, apply some black eyeliner across your lids near the lash line. Instead of curving up like a cat eye, you’ll direct the curve downward slightly. Following this step, you’ll want to apply a line with either your liner or black eyeshadow along the crease of your eye from the inner corner to the outside.

IMG_6256IMG_6257STEP FOUR:

Apply false eyelashes if needed, then take your liner and apply little lines mimicking lower eyelashes along your bottom lid.

IMG_6253STEP FIVE:

Top off with faux freckles (I used my gel brow filler), and a touch of some sweet pink gloss.

IMG_6255IMG_6254STEP SIX:

For your hair, simply take a deep side part and slick back into a tight bun. That is unless you really want to commit and get a pixie haircut!

IMG_6250

You could easily pair this look with a simple sheath dress and bold jewelry, or pay homage to Twiggy’s London roots like I did with a classic trench coat! You know the drill – try it out & tag us! We (seriously!) would love to see your Twiggy looks, so make sure to use #LKBeauty and/or tag @laurenkelp

Processed with VSCOcam with b4 preset

Stay tuned this entire month for more Halloween Hair and Makeup Tutorials!


breann bowman

LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP

With Halloween just days away, those of us without costumes are starting to stress a little over what to dress up as. Whether you don’t want to spend your hard earned cash on a costume, or maybe got invited to a party last minute, here are 3 Halloween makeup tutorials that can be done in under an hour!

THE PERFECT BLACK CAT MAKEUP

imageCat makeup is a classic Halloween style which can easily be done in just a few minutes. Chances are you already have every product you need in your cosmetics bag!imageStep 1.

Prep your face as usual with foundation, bronzer/ blush, brows, etc. Take a white eyeliner and apply to the inner corners of your eyes and along your bottom lashes.

MMLZ2OZEy57CeKi--lxulG0uy1_1taPG4oQyovCgeTIStep 2.

Apply your cat eye skills and create a dramatic winged effect with black eye liner of choice.

B7PfBjDkUyw8BcCdxF4t_uCzRi2kxcjkZs8S5410KAkStep 3.

Apply mascara to top and bottom lashes. For a more dramatic effect, add in some false eyelashes.

MZaNuuOxVTTYJ_RTqJVNR3GeZ-UtV-9YvuDS42LSS14Step 4.

Draw on your nose and whisker spots with eyeliner. Make sure not to wipe your face while partying!

MuV6vRY5hFPKvNkgh5D-q22mzhKLaKiWFoD0j-ATJiU

Step 5.

Add a colored gloss, rough up your hair a bit and slip into your favorite black dress!


 

FLAPPER HAIR & MAKEUP

bQEpMkb8MGFVC8DYStFkhCNPlX7K5c_G5iu_jX4KpHABold lips, dark eyes, and messy finger waves will have you looking like you just stepped out of a speak-easy this Halloween! Dressing as a 1920’s Flapper is a fun way to pull out all those bold pigmented makeup products you’ve been dying to use!rtgmQdqKLggcxpMQwHSrdnlFJzyCrcJTvGGp86e_HCYStep 1.

Prep your face as usual with moisturizer and foundation. When filling in your brows, go for a more rounded look rather than arched, and elongate the tail of your brow a bit longer than usual.

xy2UzyfxfaiURAxx4H0bT-T0SWoL9qCOD5MobjnCBUkStep 2.

Sweep a bright blush on the tops of your cheekbones up into the hair line. Avoid the apples of your cheeks!

hWI2YTJevvm3qfDeFqLpCGtG-faSlFOCXynjRkcko-IStep 3.

Taking a darker eyeshadow, apply all over your eyelid, focusing on the inner crease. Basically the opposite of how you apply your shadow now.

jIaw8WMkFcaoBf0Q1I4XNhC83c-akzb7Dq36ERm8QJwStep 4.

Sweep your eyeshadow on your bottom lids, apply mascara, and false eyelashes.

i1ubnmKcZTgbYAdLFGcivwtjWFb7HBeNWHlIXxlAbpAStep 5.

Curl your hair and brush out. Next, shape your hair into waves, one by one, using bobby pins or clips. Hair spray the crap out of it, and let it set for about 15 minutes until dry. Remove the pins and loosely comb with your fingers.

5O28povpHDN0imuwT3HYSVIWlaHovzlcdXA3_bt6_vsStep 6.

Apply lip color in a heart shape avoiding the corners of your mouth. Think Betty Boop! Add a sparkly headband, some pearls and a midi dress for a complete Flapper look!


GHOST MAKEUP

Uz2BmG_uy4v5LRt07hI2R1AZBmsVGyfjt62TrjsDHSwKeep the Halloween Spirit alive by doing your makeup as a spooky – yet sexy – ghost! All you’ll need is some white and black face paint.

EJSE2HzpG3xHY91QKbDjcKw6GnnXXM52w7OijfiHaMAStep 1.

Apply your eye and brow makeup from the flapper tutorial. Next, smooth white paint all over the rest of your face.

iNhoWEhhpGwDVvWuGu-s4VFb-gif1CJSLg6UurB7IIEStep 2.

Using the black paint, contour along your cheek bones and temples and blend in. Tease your hair into a funky, messy style away from your face.

xFd4b6RLko9dalMfciMDUw5p3BfSDKxYbriDO0X-XCAStep 3.

Spread the white paint back into your hair and top with baby powder for a dusted look. Pair with a white dress and dead look for a great haunting effect!

Planning on using any of these makeup tutorials? Tag @laurenkelp in your photos and use the hashtag #LKbeauty so we can check out your magnificent work!


Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 5.02.25 PM