Hello friends, and welcome back to a new week! We had an uneventful weekend, which was perfect after all the excitement from last week! It was fully of much-needed sunshine, and long walks.
I think spring is finally here to stay (give or take the rogue chilly days that are sure to pop up), so I switched over my closet for the seasons… and donated five bags to our local women’s shelter in the process! Such an incredible feeling to minimize, and know the clothes are making someone happy.
Okay, last week was all about our Happy Place Collection clothes, so now let’s turn our attention to the other star of the show… the makeup! And even more specifically, the lipstick!
Once again, Suzie Moldovan, the award-winning makeup artist whom I’ve worked with for all our Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collections, worked her magic with an arsenal of products, and it’s all available at Nordstrom! I’ve found so many new faves through working with Suzie… since she has access to literally every product on the market, she truly knows what wears best.
Here are the tools in her magic kit… it really does take a village! Ha! See that little clear box of ‘pinks’? That’s her ‘Cassie’ tray of lip colors… full of the best pinks and reds!
‘Happy Place‘ Makeup:
Primer // Becca Backlight Filter
Concealer // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in ‘Creme Brulee‘
Blush // Kosas Cream Blush & Highlighter Duo in ‘8th Muse‘
Bronzer // Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronzer Duo
Setting Powder // Laura Mercier Face Brightening Setting Powder (great for shooting outside because there’s less reflection)
Eye Liner // Smashbox Always Sharp Pencil in ‘Storm‘
Eye Liner (Waterline): Charlotte Tilbury Rock n Kohl Pencil in ‘Eye Cheat’
Brows // Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in ‘Taupe‘
Mascara // Dior DiorShowLash Extension Mascara
Eyeshadow (Base) // Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in ‘Blossom‘
Eyeshadow (Lower Lid) // Mac Matte Eyeshadow in ‘All That Glitters‘
Eyeshadow (Crease) // Mac Matte Eyeshadow in ‘Finjan‘
Lipstick // Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity in ‘I Can’t Wait‘
When it came to the hair, we used our tried and true faves of products and tools. Together they helped my style hold up all day, through dozens of outfit changes and lots of sweaty dancing.
Hair Products and Tools //
Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo | Olaplex No. 5 Conditioner | Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother | Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil | Moroccan Oil Medium Hold Hair Spray | Moroccan Oil Strong Hold Hair Spray | Dyson Hair Dryer | T3 Curling Iron | T3 Styling Wand | DryBar Self-Grip Rollers
Olaplex No. 4 Shampoo | Olaplex No. 5 Conditioner | Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother | Olaplex No. 7 Bonding Oil | Moroccan Oil Strong Hold Hair Spray | Living Proof Heat Protectant Spray | Oribe Texturizing Spray | Dyson Hair Dryer | ghd 1″ Curve Classic Curling Iron | DryBar Self-Grip Rollers
Just to show you the power of good hair and makeup… how’s this for a Before and After! And no matter how much I moisturized, Suzie always adds a little more before getting started (she uses this one). Hydrating inside and out is what gives you the true, youthful glow!
Suzie always brings a slew of new lip colors for us to try, and most of the time, we use up to five shades per photoshoot.
But not this time!! We tested tons of colors against every piece in the ‘Happy Place’ Collection, and none were as bright, happy, and perfectly pink than Hourglass ‘I Can’t Wait.’ So we departed from our usual arsenal of lip shades, and shot the entire Collection with this one perfect pink! The formula is incredible, too, and it applies easily and beautifully, and is creamy and long-lasting.
Top & Accessories HERE
Suzie’s hands are in my hair and on my face before literally every single shot. I remember how uncomfortable and awkward it felt the first time I worked with her, and now it feels as natural as if it were my own hands!
Outfit & Accessories HERE
Outfit & Accessories HERE
I am so grateful for the incredible team of insanely talented women who make these Collections possible! Everything from fit and fabric to makeup and photography is overseen by women small business owners, and I’m honored to be part of it.
We all started as business partners, but are now truly dear friends. I can’t explain the gratitude of working with people you love, admire, and respect.
See what I mean about Hourglass ‘I Can’t Wait’? Truly the perfect shade for every single color in the Collection! Of course I’ve since picked up another one at Nordstrom, and have been wearing it on repeat. I’m a huge fan of their buy online with curbside pickup option. And don’t miss their huge Spring Sale, with tons of beauty on sale, too! Find the Sale HERE.
Are you a bold lip girl, or do you prefer to keep it neutral? I got my love of bright lips from my grandmother, she always told me to ‘Put your lips on!’ I think it just instantly brightens your face and smile. I know this shade would have been a favorite for her.
More Hi Sugarplum beauty posts:
My 3-Minute At-Home Makeup Routine
Beauty Q&A | Answering Your Top Questions
Five Best Makeup Tips from a Pro
My Five Minute Face
How to Create Beachy Waves
Five Makeup Tips to Help You Look Younger
Tips for a Natural Self Tan At Home
Dyson Dryer – Worth the Hype?
Tips for At-Home Dermaplaning
*Photos by the darling and talented Valorie Darling. This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle, but all opinions, product selections, and passion for pink are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*