Pre-Dame: A Beauty Guide for the Everyday Girl

{with insider knowledge}

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@birchbox regram: SO PSYCHED to announce the launch of our signature Pre-Dame lipstick and lip gloss line now available at @birchbox!!! Order the first run of them while they last and share with your friends! Please and thank you:) @katiawb @hayleybay @deepicam @shanahonig thanks for making it happen 😘💄💃

@birchbox regram: SO PSYCHED to announce the launch of our signature Pre-Dame lipstick and lip gloss line now available at @birchbox!!! Order the first run of them while they last and share with your friends! Please and thank you:) @katiawb @hayleybay @deepicam @shanahonig thanks for making it happen 😘💄💃

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Product Props: Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya
It’s been a while since we’ve done a Product Props post here on the Pre-Dame blog and to be honest, I’ve missed it. It gives me a chance to share my recent makeup discoveries and new favorites and all of the research for the perfect celeb photo usually gives me some new inspiration. As is my tendency, I’ve been further experimenting with a bold lip and just last week purchased my first coral lipstick. 
Today I thought I’d pull a Throwback Thursday and feature one of my all-time favorite celebrities: Hilary Duff. I may or may have recently started jamming to her top hits again over the last few weeks. Don’t judge me, she’s flawless. In the photo above she’s rocking a punchy coral lip, some heavy mascara action and a defined-but-not-bold brow. Add that chic topknot and you’ve more or less just pulled off the cutest and most heat friendly look anyone could ask for.
My lipstick of choice is the Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya. The creamy consistency hydrates and moisturizes while still providing the bold color you’re looking for. Juicy Papaya has a Creamsicle feel to it, adding a softness to an otherwise harsher lip choice. 
What say you, beauties? Are you on the coral lip train?
Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC

Product Props: Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Product Props post here on the Pre-Dame blog and to be honest, I’ve missed it. It gives me a chance to share my recent makeup discoveries and new favorites and all of the research for the perfect celeb photo usually gives me some new inspiration. As is my tendency, I’ve been further experimenting with a bold lip and just last week purchased my first coral lipstick. 

Today I thought I’d pull a Throwback Thursday and feature one of my all-time favorite celebrities: Hilary Duff. I may or may have recently started jamming to her top hits again over the last few weeks. Don’t judge me, she’s flawless. In the photo above she’s rocking a punchy coral lip, some heavy mascara action and a defined-but-not-bold brow. Add that chic topknot and you’ve more or less just pulled off the cutest and most heat friendly look anyone could ask for.

My lipstick of choice is the Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya. The creamy consistency hydrates and moisturizes while still providing the bold color you’re looking for. Juicy Papaya has a Creamsicle feel to it, adding a softness to an otherwise harsher lip choice. 

What say you, beauties? Are you on the coral lip train?

Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC

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Happy 4th
I’m celebrating this holiday weekend back in the suburbs in Chicago and I have to say, the fireworks really do sound a lot like nearby gang violence is skyrocketing. Trying to differentiate between gunshots and firecrackers- that’s the true American experience, am I right ladies? But in all seriousness, this weekend will be filled with barbecuing, display after display of spectacular firework shows, and just the right shade of red lipstick.
If you’re all about the patriotism, I vote that you go all out with a blue eye liner on the top lash line, a white on the bottom and a pop of red on the lips. I would suggest my favorites: Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Chaos and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. 
But if, like me, you’re going for something a little classier then I’d suggest keeping the eyes bare, the face flawless and lips bold. I would start by applying Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer all over my face for just enough coverage and a little added glow. I would warm the edges of my face with NARS Laguna bronzer, contouring as I blend. A light touch of mascara on the lashes and I would finish off with Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery.
Happy 4th, beauties!Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC

Happy 4th

I’m celebrating this holiday weekend back in the suburbs in Chicago and I have to say, the fireworks really do sound a lot like nearby gang violence is skyrocketing. Trying to differentiate between gunshots and firecrackers- that’s the true American experience, am I right ladies? But in all seriousness, this weekend will be filled with barbecuing, display after display of spectacular firework shows, and just the right shade of red lipstick.

If you’re all about the patriotism, I vote that you go all out with a blue eye liner on the top lash line, a white on the bottom and a pop of red on the lips. I would suggest my favorites: Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Chaos and NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

But if, like me, you’re going for something a little classier then I’d suggest keeping the eyes bare, the face flawless and lips bold. I would start by applying Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer all over my face for just enough coverage and a little added glow. I would warm the edges of my face with NARS Laguna bronzer, contouring as I blend. A light touch of mascara on the lashes and I would finish off with Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery.

Happy 4th, beauties!

Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC

Filed under july fourth makeup predame pre-dame stefanie syat stila laura mercier nyx urban decay fashion runway models

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Bought it From Birchbox: Benefit Gimme Brow

While watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s last week, I found myself with some major Audrey Hepburn makeup envy. Bold lashes and liner, flawless skin and the seemingly perfect brow? Because in my book, no brow is too bold. Groucho Marx, Joe Jonas, Frida Kahlo (okay so maybe that’s a few steps too far)- call me what you will. A bold brow is an instant confidence booster for me.

Unfortunately it’s not every day that I have time to comb and shape and sketch my way to the perfect brow. And so Benefit, like they so often do, came to the rescue with the Birchbox feature and favorite Gimme Brow

Brow comb, color and setting gel all in one? It’s a wonder no one thought of this sooner. The small mascara-like wand is the perfect size for brow grooming. A few small brush strokes up and towards the outer edges of your face and you’re set, ready to conquer the world with the boldest brows a girl could have. 

What about you, are bold brows in or out? Am I the only one still holding onto this trend? Be brutally honest. (But not too honest)

Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC