Beauty Tues: Inspired by Katharine Hepburn

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues. 

This week for VIP Beauty Tues, I have been inspired by Katharine the Great–aka Katharine Hepburn. 

Katharine Hepburn is best known for her menswear style in the fashion world; however, there is not a lot of chit-chat about her makeup. The VIP decided that needed to change *wink* Katharine’s minimal makeup look is one that I see becoming an everyday favorite of mine because it is simple, quick, and the products are pretty basic. *yay* There is nothing I love more than makeup that is short, sweet, and to the point. 

Get the details below + a few makeup tips and share your “Inspired by Katharine Hepburn” makeup look with me on Facebook here or by mentioning @AbbyHathorn on Twitter and IG

One thing I have noticed in stalking Katharine Hepburn's style is that she focused a lot on contouring, especially at the cheeks. So, I used Lancome's Blush Subtil Palette in 359 Framboise Flirt to achieve that look.  Basic Contouring Tip: DO NOT USE THE SAME BRUSH FOR EACH COLOR--major no no. Invest in good contouring brushes--Sephora actually has a special brush set here.
One thing I have noticed from stalking Katharine Hepburn’s style is that she focused a lot on contouring–especially at the cheeks. So, I used Lancome’s Blush Subtil Palette in 359 Framboise Flirt to help achieve that Katharine-Hepburn-inspired look.
Basic Contouring Tip: DO NOT USE THE SAME BRUSH FOR EACH COLOR–major no no. Invest in good contouring brushes–Sephora actually has a special brush set here.

Keep the eyes simple.  I used Make Up For Ever's Pinky Beige (Iridescent) shadow all over and added a bit of infuses to the outer crease of the lid with Too Faced's Innocent.
Keep the eyes simple.
I used Make Up For Ever’s Pinky Beige (Iridescent) shadow all over and added a bit of emphasis to the outer crease of the lid with Too Faced’s Innocent. For liner, I took Laura Mercier’s Stormy Grey Kohl Eye Pencil and created a subtle line right at the edge of my lashes. Basic Tip: If you have light eyes like me, this helps to “open up the eyes” giving a fresh-face look. Also, I finished off the eyes with Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara.

Last but not least--LIPS! Y'all know how crazy I am about lip color *wink* So, I of course love the small punch of coral. This shade is Fleur De Feu from Guerlain.
Last but not least–LIPS!
Y’all know how crazy I am about lip color *wink* So, I added a small punch of coral to this makeup look using Fleur De Feu from Guerlain.

TAH DAH! A VIP makeup look inspired by one of my favorite actresses and style icons, Katharine Hepburn! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see my twist on Katharine the Great's fabulous menswear ensembles *wink*
TAH DAH! A VIP makeup look inspired by one of my favorite actresses and style icons, Katharine Hepburn! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see my twist on Katharine the Great’s fabulous menswear ensembles *wink*

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Poor Daily Cleanser Review

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to Beauty Tues!

This week on VIP Beauty Tues, I want to give a brief review of my new favorite face wash–the Keihl’s Rare Earth Deep Poor Daily Cleanser.

In a previous Beauty Tues, I chatted about the Laura Mercier Face Polish, which is GREAT for sloughing off dead skin BUT not so great for everyday. Since blogging about that face scrub, I have been searching for a gentle, daily face wash that would NOT break out my sensitive skin. 

NOTE: I cannot tell y’all how many different face washes I tried before I fell in love with this Keihl’s product. ALSO, just because this cleanser works for my sensitive skin does NOT mean it will work for yours.  VIP TIP:  Try samples of face washes before buying. 

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What I love about Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser:

  • Feels like it really does wash the oil and daily grim away 
  • A bit exfoliating but non-stripping to the skin
  • Virtually fragrance-free
  • Leaves my skin feeling super, mega refreshed

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Where I got it:

  • Belk in the Asheville Mall in Asheville, North Carolina. Shelby Lee, Keihl’s Counter Manager, was such a delightful help! I cannot thank her enough for her help:) 

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Campus-Ready Makeup in 5 Easy Steps (A fresh, everyday makeup look perfect for makeup mavens to pre-teens/newbies)

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome to this week’s Beauty Tues!

Summer is here, and with it comes hot and humid weather…which is, of course, not suitable for the usual dark eye shadows and heavy makeup. So…what do we girls do? We love wearing makeup and feeling pretty no matter the season! Oh, ladies, take a deep breath! It is all going to be okay because I have 5 easy steps + products to make fresh and simple makeup looks a breeze! 

Now, let’s take a look at what we will need to get started…

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What you will need:

Keep scrolling to see the products I use to complete this look. P.S. I love them! 

  • Pale pink eye shadow (shimmer is optional)
  • Grey eyeliner (light brown also works well–but NO BLACK)
  • Basic black mascara (light/relaxed hold–this is NOT the time to use a super-mega, lash-boosting mascara)
  • Peach blush (peach-toned blushes with a combined bronzer gives cheeks a sun-kissed feel)
  • Light pink or nude lipstick (look for lipsticks or glosses that have a bit of shine)

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Products I use:

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The 5 Steps to achieve this look + application details:

One thing I love about this look is that it is not only perfect for summer and campus in the fall, but it is also fabulous for pre-teens and makeup newbies!

*Apply foundation or tinted moisturizer as normal*

*For tips on finding your perfect foundation color + nifty tricks on how to apply and hide blemishes, check out the VIP video here*

  1. Apply pale pink eye shadow all over each lid with a large shadow brush. (I recommend Lancome’s “All Over Shadow” brush here)
  2. Line each top eyelid with light grey eyeliner just enough to define the shape of the eyes. An easy trick to mastering subtle eyeliner is to take your time and follow as close to the upper lash line as possible.
  3. Lightly coat lashes with black mascara and use an eyelash curler–if desired.
  4. Dust the apples of your cheeks (make a fishy face…there ya’ go…now, see those pretty apples *wink*) with peach, bronzer-infused blush with a medium-sized “fluffy” brush or blush brush. (I recommend this one from Sephora.) After applying color to the apples of the cheeks, lightly blend the color along the cheekbone to achieve a sun-kissed look. *NOTE: The key to blush is starting light with color and working up to the desired depth of hue.
  5. Apply light pink/nude lipstick as normal and add a sparkling or clear gloss for more shimmer. 
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BONUS! Steal the VIP’s fav summer nail polish! It’s Orly Nail Lacquer in “Hot Shot” avaliable at Sally’s Beauty Supply or online here.

Did you find this beauty blog helpful? If so, what did you love the most about it? Shoot the VIP an email here–we would love to hear from you! Also, if you need or want to see a specific beauty look/tutorial on the blog, email the VIP team your ideas!, too! 

Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

Beauty Tues: Spring 2014 Makeup Tips and Trends with Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham Beauty Specialist Tamarous Reynolds

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Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the blog!

This week on VIP Beauty Tues, I have another fabulous makeup tutorial to share with y’all! Yay!

Join me in the beauty seat at Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham as makeup specialist Tamarous Reynolds gives me a quick and sassy spring makeover with Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, and more! Also, Tamarous gives me some fabulous makeup tips that will…that will…change my life forever–I would elaborate…but I do not want to spoil the content of the video! *wink*

Now, without further ado, I introduce to y’all the VIP’s Spring Makeup Tips & Trends video with Saks Fifth Avenue Birmingham Beauty Specialist, Tamarous Reynolds! *Applause* *cue Lady GaGa’s Applause*

What did you think of this makeup tutorial? Would you like to see more makeup videos on VIP Beauty Tues? Let us know what you think! Please feel free to email the VIP team here anytime with your comments. :)

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Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn