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Sunday
Sep282014

Scandal-Inspired Makeup Tutorial

 


“Scandal” is back on TV, friends! In addition to the crazy, twisty plot, I can’t wait to see what Kerry Washington is wearing as Olivia Pope, including her wardrobe, her hair, and her always-flawless makeup.

As I binge re-watched the previous season over the summer, I became obsessed with re-creating Kerry/Olivia’s natural, everyday makeup look. To celebrate the start of the new season, I thought I’d share the Scandal-worthy cosmetics I’ve found through a makeup tutorial.

 

I’ve also included a list of all the products I’ve used in the tutorial, below.

Let us know if there are any looks you would like to see us recreate in the future!

- Kristen

  • Face Primer: NYX Shine Killer, $13 at Target.com.

  • Eyeshadow Primer:  NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $25 at Sephora.com.

  • Makeup Sponge: Sephora Collection The Painter: Airbrush Sponge in purple, $12 at Sephora.com.

  • Foundation: Clinique Even Better Makeup in Deep Neutral, $27 at Clinique.com.

  • Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Deep and Cafe, $3.80 each at Target.com.  

  • Bronzer: Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer in Deep Bronze, $11 at Target.com.

  • Contour Kit: Sleek Face Contour Kit in Medium, $10 at SleekMakeup.com.

  • Powder: Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in Stay Honey, $24 at Clinique.com.

  • Blush: Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Sunset Glow, $21 at Clinique.com.

  • Eyeshadow: Maybelline The Expert Wear Palette in The Nudes, $10 at Ulta.com.

  • Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Double Ended Eye Pencil in Zero/Whiskey, $16 at Sephora.com.

  • Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash Lots Of Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black, $4 at Target.com.

  • Brow Pencil: Cover Girl Brow & Eye Makers Pencil in Midnight Brown, $4 at Ulta.com.

  • Lip Pencil: Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Whole Lotta Honey, $17 at Clinique.com.

  • Lipstick: Sephora Rouge Shine Lipstick in Love Letter, $13 at Sephora.com.

Sunday
Sep212014

10 Fall Sweaters Under $80

Is there anything better than autumn? It’s still pretty warm in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I’m very much looking forward to the first crisp fall day so I can snuggle up with a Pumpkin Spice Latte (yup, I’m that girl) and a super cozy sweater.

If you’re as eager as I am to add a few new knits to your fall wardrobe, here are 10 amazing sweaters to choose from, all under $80.

Cardis



Ecote Flora Open-Front Cardigan, $79 at UrbanOutfitters.com.



H&M Jacquard-knit Cardigan, $49.95 at HM.com.



Kimchi Blue Weekend Cardigan Sweater, $79 at UrbanOutfitters.com (available in additional colors as well!).



H&M Knit Cardigan, $39.95 at HM.com (also available in black/grey).


Pullovers


J.Crew Factory Colorblock Elbow-Patch Sweater, $50 at factory.jcrew.com (also available in alternate colors!).



H&M Fine-knit Sweater in white/floral, $34.95 at HM.com.



Front Row Shop Sweater with geometric pattern, $56 at FrontRowShop.com.



J.Crew Factory Warmspun Colorblock Zip Sweater, $75 at factory.jcrew.com (available in alternate colors as well!).



H&M Cowl-neck Sweater, $24.95 at HM.com (available in alternate colors as well!).



J.Crew Factory Cable-Knit Sweater, $65 at factory.jcrew.com (available in Ivory as well).

 

What other items are on your fall wardrobe shopping lists? Let us know if there are any fall beauty/clothing posts you’d like to see!

- Kristen


Wednesday
Sep172014

Five Fantastic Fall Bags Under 120!

A new season =  a new start. And for many, that means new accessories to freshen up last year’s cozy fall clothes. Here are five great bag options available right now, all under $120.

Danielle Nicole Alexa Mini Crossbody in Black (also available in Green!), $78 at Piperlime.com.


ZARA Tricolor Messenger Bag, $119 at ZARA.com.


Topshop Tara Colorblock Holdall in Burgandy, $80 at Topshop.com.

Target Women's Floral Satchel Handbag with Adjustable Strap in Black, $35 at Target.com.

Merona® Timeless Collection Crossbody Satchel Handbag in Magenta (also in a variety of colors), $35 at Target.com.

Which is your fave?

- Kristen

Sunday
Sep142014

Get to Know the Ladies Behind Faux Fancy 

 

Whether this is your first time visiting Faux Fancy, or you’re long-time friends with one of us, we thought it was about time we did a “get to know Faux Fancy” post. To accomplish this, we tackled the “Most Likely To” tag that’s popular among our fellow YouTubers.

Wonder which one of us is most likely to get arrested, be flirtatious or crash her car? Click the link to find out!

Let us know if there's something you'd like to see in a future video in the comments! And be sure to subscribe for more videos at www.YouTube.com/FauxFancy.

- Kristen + MK


 

Wednesday
Sep102014

Favorite Drugstore Brushes

We have truly seen a transformation in the quality of drugstore beauty products. From makeup to skincare, you can now find amazing and quality items just a few aisles down from the toilet paper. (Who can get out of Target these days without at least two impulse buys? Certainly not this girl!).

Brushes have been a part of this upgrade, to the delight of my wallet, and many companies have perfected professional quality at a fraction of the price. My favorite brand is e.l.f. who's has put new meaning to the word "affordable." Every single brush is less than $6, with most clocking in at either $1 or $3.

I've added five e.l.f Studio brushes (the $3 versions) to my collection in the past few months and find myself frequently reaching for them over their more expensive rivals on my dressing table. These brushes are a perfect addition to a makeup lover’s collection or the perfect price point to dip into the brush world. Take the e.l.f. brushes for a spin and let us know how you like them!

-MK