Video: 60’s style icon with MAKE UP FOR EVER

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Banana Republic dress (old, similar), ribbon sash, J.Crew heels, Chanel clutch

For the second half of my collaboration with MAKE UP FOR EVER, I’m excited to share a short transformation video inspired by my favorite 60’s style icon. Back in part I I mentioned asking for easy-to-apply products that could survive a full day against the elements, including perspiration and watery eyes. Their smudge and water-proof Aqua line worked perfectly for my needs, and comes off gently at the end of the day with makeup remover. We did a dramatic evening look for this video, but a lighter application of the cream eyeshadow with natural lashes would be a quick and easy look for everyday wear.


Lijha, MUFE's Director of Artistry, was incredibly knowledgeable so I kept asking about her techniques during the application. We cut out most of my yapping (otherwise the video could’ve gone on for hours : ), but I wanted to share a few additional tips learned from her below.

1. To make cheek coloring look less harsh, Lijha applied a cream blush, then went over it with a generous dusting of powder foundation. I used to always do the other way around, but loved the softer “glow from within” results with the blush layered under.

2. More often than not after a restless night, my eye lids tend to recede until the crease is nearly nonexistent. This makes my usual eyeshadow application disappear under the fold once my eyes are open. For those with shallow eyelids, Lijha suggested outlining the upper boundaries of eye shadow while eyes are open (which takes a little getting used to - you can see me attempting this in the video), so you can see exactly what color will be visible beyond the outline of your eyes. My favorite product used here was the Aqua Matic shadow stick which glided on like a crayon and stayed put all day. In the video Lijha used a small fluffy brush to blend out the color, but your finger will work just as well. 

3. I never knew that pumping a mascara wand up and down in its tube generates excess air bubbles, making the tube dry out quickly! Here I was an avid pumper, thinking it coats the wand more evenly. Apply by wiggling at the base of your lashes then pulling in a smooth upwards motion. Make sure mascara has time to dry between coats, vs layering on repeatedly while wet (guilty of this yet again) which can cause globs.

4. I have a tough time choosing lipcolor, and even tougher time keeping the color on my lips. Lijha suggested starting with your natural lip pink and going 1-2 shades brighter from there. She used lip liner to fill in my mouth shape and brushed inwards toward the center. I had been staying away from liner like the plague, haunted by images of my older relatives in dark-rimmed mouths. Apparently I was missing out on the staying power it had to keep lipcolor from bleeding or fading. This creamy pencil is one of the products I’ve been using the most since the makeover…it doesn’t add weight to the lips, and the Aqua formula helps the color stay put despite plenty of eating or drinking. 
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I hope you enjoyed the video! Here's a complete list of the MAKE UP FOR EVER products used and the shade numbers, in the order of application shown: 

Uplight 22 
HD Blush 335 
Pro Finish Powder Foundation 117 
Aqua Brow 25 
Aqua Matic D-12 
Aqua Eyes 0L 
Aqua Smoky Extravagant mascara
Lashes 156 
Aqua Rouge 3
Aqua Lip liner 2c 
Mist & Fix 

This post was sponsored by MAKE UP FOR EVER.

24 comments:

  1. You are so beautiful!!!! <3 Love your dress!!!
    Thank you for this video! Love this brand too!!!!!

    Xoxo

    Le monde des petites
    www.lemondedespetites.com

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  2. Hi Jean!

    I wanted to ask you a question but had no idea how to contact you so I'm going to post it on this post. How would you go about disinfecting 2nd hand shoes? I recently purchased a pair of designer shoes from ebay and am starting to get a little nervous about all the bacteria and fungus that might be on it. It's my first time and I thought it was an amazing deal but am starting to worry! Please reply! Thanks for your time!

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    1. Hi there - I don't think this is the best or most gentle way (any shoe care experts, please chime in!), but I disinfect my second hand shoes with Chlorox wipes. The kind that come in those tube containers from Target or the drugstore. I usually wring any excess moisture out in hopes that they won't damage the leather. If I don't have wipes on hand, I've used paper towel and a little rubbing alcohol on the interior of shoes.

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  3. love the touch of red and the pearls!! <3

    allygong.com
    -Ally

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  4. Reminds me of your makeup and hair tutorial videos. I miss those! That said, you look absolutely gorgeous.

    Is there anything under your front/ side hair, or is that just a lot of professional-grade teasing?

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    1. Aww thank you so much, hopefully I'll start up again once we move to a bigger space. Haha the volume is just teasing and hairspray...I need to learn how to do that better without using a bumpit!

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  5. Wow, you look really like a style icone from the 60s, so beautiful! But to be honest I don't know any look in which you wouldn't look great <3 I love your dress, the red shoes and the hairstyle really much!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  6. Great video! The final look is such a sophisticated ladylike look!
    Beautiful!

    http://www.eyelikefashion.com

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  7. You look so chic! I really need to try some of these aqua products :) Loved the video!

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  8. Seriously, Jean. You are as gorgeous as ever. So glad about your opportunity to work with MUFE! You deserve it! :)

    Jenny
    www.chibistk.com

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  9. Anonymous and Jean, I've read that you shouldn't use alcohol or bleach-based wipes to clean the inside of shoes because they can melt the glue that attaches the insole to the shoe. An alternative is to wipe the inside of the shoes with distilled white vinegar and then allow them to dry overnight. The vinegar is a natural disinfectant. Don't use too much otherwise your shoes will reek of vinegar. You can then deodorize the shoes by sprinkling a bit of baking soda in them. Don't use too much of this either otherwise you'll end up with a powdery white mess in your shoes. Let the baking soda sit in the shoes for a few hours or overnight and then either wipe or shake the powder out. Hope that helps!

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    1. Thank you for the vinegar & baking soda tip!

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  10. Love the makeup look! Thanks for sharing the tips that you learned from her! Definitely guilty of some of the stuff that you mentioned! Lol on your association about lip liners, that's been exactly my associated image too! :op You look beautiful! Love the necklace!

    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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  11. The makeup looks wonderful on you! Great makeup tips.

    Jenn
    A Petite Treat

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  12. You look absolutely gorgeous. Can you please provide a link where you got your necklace from? Thanks

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    1. Hello Awa - the pearl strands are from eBay (I think I just searched for white akoya rope pearls) and the crystal-like necklace was from the studio set with no label : /

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  13. Make Up For Ever rocks! It was so fun to watch the video. :) The hair, makeup, and outfit is a total dream!

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  14. Stunning dress! And great makeup tips!

    Greetings,
    Nice and Clean London

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  15. This is so fun! What I'm really loving is that smokey eye--it really did look super easy! I may have to give that smokey eye shadow a try!

    Style by Joules

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  16. Classy lady! Love the pop of red.

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  17. Jean! I love the video and the photos! I hope you're framing them for your new place! You are so beautiful before all the makeup, but it does enhance your au natural look. I wanna go out and check out all these products now! You totally sold me! I've been aimlessly wandering the makeup road, waiting for you to make this vid. lol Love you! -voluptuous vy

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  18. What nail polish are you wearing? I must know!

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    1. I think it was OPI thrill of brazil : )

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