Beauty Tues: Black to Basics | How Lipstick Can Transform a Makeup Look from Basic to Bold

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to Beauty Tues.

Basic black eyeliner–it is a makeup necessity, BUT how can you make something so basic so bold? Well, this week on VIP Beauty Tues, I am going to show you how! Come on–let’s take a gander. 

Hungry Eyes: *cue Eric Carmen + Dirty Dancing*

This look is all about the eyes…obviously *wink* First, I drew on exaggerated wings with black, liquid eyeliner. Next, I applied a smidgen of foundation to bare lips (no chapstick, primer, etc) to create true-nude lip + added a touch of golden lip gloss for a slight shimmer.

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Bold as Love: *cue Jimi Hendrix (my favorite) or John Mayer’s cover*

Lips bold as love *wink* This look demonstrates how a simple pop of color on the lips can take you from basic to bold with ease! My go-to, bold pigment for spring/summer is BRIGHT pink because it is perfect for day or night–what more could a girl want? *wink*  

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Weekly Whistle: Foxy Lady

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog! 

Oh, Wednesdays are so great–I honestly love sharing the outfit of the week with y’all! So–let’s get to it *wink*

What I love about this week’s ensemble: 

1. It’s super comfy with several layers–layering is a huge key to surviving the hot-cold-hot-cold weather this time of year.

2. The mix of patterns and textures adds a lot of pizzazz to what could have easily been a boring outfit. 

3. Cynthia Rowley’s fox tank always leaves me playing air guitar to Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady *wink*

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Leather Jacket: American Eagle (The Outlet Shops of Grand River)

Cardigan: Banana Republic

Tank: Cynthia Rowley, Belk (The Summit. Birmingham, AL)

Jeans: Eddie Bauer (Asheville Mall, NC)

Boots: Jessica Simpson

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn