We all know the LBD is never, ever going out of style, and we are very thankful for that. The great thing about neutral colors in your outfit, is that it's not only encouraged but even important to have a little bit of fun with color on your face. Here are a few products to make you stand out before a night on the town.
Girl Friday Blush: We love a nice pinky blush with a black outfit. And Girl Friday has just enough color to give you the pop you need to stand out. Plus, the name just makes you feel like going out on the town. Apply more liberally than usual, the black is going to mute it out.
Illuminator X Eyeshadow: A nice, light pinky lid is perfect for this look. Try keeping a clean eye and adding drama with exaggerated liner.
Mrs. Coffee Eye Liner: Mixing neutrals is always a go, and this is a really subtle way to do it. Depending on your preferred level of drama, apply as thick or thin as you want. Our fave? Really thick with a bit of a wing.
We've gotten many requests from fans who want to see a how-to on highlighting and contouring with mineral powders. So, here are the tips from Carina herself! Read below to see how she utilizes EM products on a daily basis to make her face look more defined and bright.
Of course, different products will be appropriate for highlighting/contouring for different skin tones. Here's a list of products to use based on your skin depth. This is for subtle face sculpting. If you'd prefer a more dramatic look, try choosing the shades a skin tone deeper than your own. EM User below is using tones for Light to Medium Skin.
For a night out or even some daytime drama, try this easy smokey eye. Three simple steps will give you a sultry stare, with buildable intensity to suit anyone. Love all the shadows used in this tutorial? Get all the shades for $19 in the Poised and Polished Eye Kit. Want to see a more classic eye makeup tutorial? We've got that too.
Artist Tip: Uneven line? Don't worry. We are going to smudge it out anyway.
Step 2: Apply Mrs. Coffee Eyeshadow with Eye Smudge brush over top of liner in an exaggerated line across the eye. Repeat step with bottom lash line. Again, don't worry if the line isn't perfectly straight. We will blend later.
Step 3: Apply I Fancy You Eyeshadow all over the lid and into the crease with the Eye Blending brush. Blend together with darker shadows to look natural, so the darkest shades are closer to lash line, and they gradually fade to lighter at the top. Apply Electric Sanctuary Eyeshadow underneath the brow bone and into the tear duct to highlight.
Artist tip: Want more drama? Layer the darker shades to achieve more intensity. Work darker shades into the crease for the most intense eye.
They're the window to the soul and the first feature noticed, and with EM's all new, limited edition eyeshadow colors, it's easy to enhance your standout eyes.
With four new, limited edition shades (and more to come!) make your eyes pop using natural, earthy hues that complement the beauty that you were born with. They go on silky smooth and last all day, in perfectly matte shades that enhance without overdoing. And, for a limited time only, you can get all four new shades plus a brush to apply them in our Poised and Polished eye kit!
Looking for a classic eye application that is perfect for everyday wear? Follow the steps below for a clean eye that pops without looking heavy.
Artist Tip: Keep your eye open and look down into a mirror to apply your eye liner. This will allow you to push the color directly into the lash line, making sure there is no gap between liner and lash. Wet brush before applying for a more dramatic line.
See your skin perfected, never made up. Check out the video below for a step-by-step guide to achieving a clean, fresh look. Like the eyeshadows used in the video? Our Poised and Polished kit has them all!
Redness can be hard to control, especially in the winter months. Luckily, there are a few easy products that are simple to use that hide redness while still looking natural. Here are the best bets for keeping your flush where you want it.
Sunlight Finishing Dust: Dust all over the face after foundation to set makeup and take away redness. It has a sheer coverage, so it will be a much more natural look. Skin will look bright and refreshed and any redness will be toned down.
No matter where you are, or what you are doing, we hope that your Holidays are full of happiness and warmth. And thank you all so much for being your beautiful selves! We couldn't do what we do without you and wouldn't want to anyway.
In the second installment of our Musical Muse campaign, we bring you Lee K, an infectious up-and-coming DJ. She's the second of three in this campaign, designed to nurture the creativity and talent of women artists everywhere. We hand-selected three female musicians with the goal of giving them the opportunity to create music that they've always dreamed of making. Learn more about the campaign here.
Lee K, DJs in venues in Southern California and produced a tech-house club track called "Tunnel" for the initiative that landed her a record deal and will now be her debut release on Disco Pinata Music. We chose Lee K because female DJs are rare, and she has a very fun and unique sound. Her idea of beauty is simple and natural, just like ours. Plus her music just really, really makes you want to dance.
Read on for an exclusive interview with Lee K, and enjoy!
1. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?
Mark and I went into the studio with an idea of where we wanted to go with the track, but basically let loose after that. We didn't set too many boundaries for the direction of the song.
2. How would you describe your beauty style in relation to your music? Are there any themes you follow that help define your style?
I would say a common theme in my style in general - whether in beauty, music, or anything else - is simple but bold.
3. What is your favorite color palette right now and how do you use those colors with your look and with your art?
As far as my makeup goes I usually keep it simple with earth tones and black liner. I guess this relates to my taste in music, as I'm very drawn towards dark, organic sounds.
4. We are so thrilled to be collaborating with you in such a creative way, can you tell us future past or present someone that you’d love to collaborate with?
Wehbba or Maetrik/Maceo Plex. Both producers have impeccable skills production-wise, and their style is right up my alley.
5. We believe all women are artists by nature, and love to hear about personal achievements in a creative lifestyle, can you recall when you first realized that you were inspired to perform and create music?
My mom is a musician, so I've been exposed to music since I can remember. I think my "aha" moment was when I saw a DJ live for the first time. I had been in love with electronic music for so long, but hadn't yet started going out to clubs or festivals. I had no idea there was this scene where people would come together on such a large scale and dance for hours. Experiencing that for the first time was surreal - It drove that seed that had already been planted years before even deeper.
6. What are your favorite beauty products for when you are on the road or even during your performance?
A strong, dark eyeliner and lightly tinted, hydrated lips.
7. Do you have any helpful words or advice you can give to other women who want to further pursue the arts?
Figure out exactly what you want, and then apply yourself 110%. No one wants your dreams fulfilled as badly as you do. And don't give up when things get difficult, that just means things are about to get really freakin' amazing.
Here's a link to her new single. Check it out and love her as much as we do.
What we put into our products is very important to our way of life, and we know that it's important to you too. So we're giving you some insider info on our how our products are made, where and how we get our materials, and how we are working together to keep the Earth a green and healthy place. We'll call this series our ingredient spotlight, so you can know what you're getting and where it's coming from. This week, we're going to focus on bamboo, used to create our award-winning makeup brushes.
Bamboo brushes are an effective way to provide a sustainable, inexpensive, quality product. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant on earth. It is found in diverse climates that range from hot tropics to freezing mountains, and has an extremely versatile and short growing cycle. When the branches are cut, the underground system of the plant remains intact and the plant quickly sends up new shoots. Bamboo is harvested three to five times a year instead of the typical 20 to 50 years of its wood counterparts, making it completely sustainable!
All of our ingredients are purchased from small-scale producing groups. Carina travels worldwide, personally visiting suppliers to trace the ingredients, meet the growers, and ensure care for the environment and fair working conditions and wages.
Carina rescuing an injured blue heron.
Everyday Minerals is completely cruelty free, and all of our suppliers take the pledge as well. Learn more about our no-testing policy here. That adorable blue heron pictured above is part of our Wildlife Rescue project.