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New Year, New Makeup


During this time of life-changing resolutions and intentions to better ourselves, I want to offer you a fun alternative: new makeup! Trying something new with your makeup can actually represent a powerful act of self-care. One of the things I have learned through my many years of being a makeup artist and working with hundreds of women, is that how we look and feel about ourselves are deeply connected. When we take the time and effort to care for our appearance, we feel more confident.

Whether you are a makeup minimalist or enthusiast, the start of the New Year can be the perfect time to try something new-- a different color, style or clean beauty swap.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen these photos from my latest beauty project. My vision for this photoshoot was to show you how 4 different looks can be created with minimal makeup. I hope that these simple, yet chic, looks will inspire you to explore and expand your beauty routine in new ways.

I listed all the clean beauty products I used to get each look below. Enjoy exploring them on your own, or if you want to have even more fun, book an in-person makeup lesson or virtual consultation with me!

Look 1: The Minimalist

This is your "no-makeup" makeup look-- lightly enhancing brows, evening out skin tone and adding

a soft pink to cheeks and lips. A sweet look for a daytime date, meeting or just because!

On skin:

max and me Facial Oil in i am the light

Antonym Cosmetics Skin Esteem Foundation in Beige Medium Light

Alima Pure Cream Concealer in Echo

Fitglow Beauty Mineral Cheek in Quartz

Vapour Organic Beauty Halo Illuminator

Kari Gran Lip Whip Tinted Peppermint

On eyes:

jane iredale Brow Pencil in Dark Brunette

Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow in Buttercream and Brownie Points

Nu Evolution Mascara

On lips:

Kosås Lip Color in Stardust

Look 2: The Red Lip

I am a firm believer that every woman should own at least one red lipstick that she loves! There's no one makeup item

that brightens the smile and face quicker. Plus, adding a red lip is the simplest day-to-evening look!

On skin and eyes:

All of the above plus

Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi-Use in Courtesan

Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eyeliner in Truffle

On lips:

Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red

The Modern Classic

Try the classic cat-eye liner with a playful splash of color, rather than the standard black.

Paired with a soft, glossy lip, it's a nice way to wear a bright color without being overpowering.

On eyes:

Eye of Horus Teal Malachite Goddess Pencil

On lips:

Modern Minerals Emotive Lipgloss in Violet Rose

The Smoky

The quintessential smoky look is a beautiful way to frame the eyes. You can really use any color palette,

but I used the standard grey/silver with black eyeliner. Be sure the brighten under the eyes with concealer!

On eyes:

Alima Pure Eyeshadow in Dusk and Zephyr

Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Ink

On lips:

Elate Lipstick in Becoming

{Behind-the-scenes}

It was such a pleasure to collaborate with model Olesia Anisimovich, as she is also a passionate beauty and wellness advocate. In fact, Olesia and I met at this year's The W.E.L.L. Summit and just knew we had to work together right away! As a fashion and commercial model who has to wear makeup often for work, she was thrilled to explore the clean makeup and skincare in my kit. Photographer and videographer Zev Starr Tambor created the most beautiful, ethereal mood for our photoshoot and hairstylist Julia Rose used Innersense Organic Beauty to style this effortless chignon.

Have questions or want to learn more about one-on-one lessons? I would love to help you choose some new makeup for the new year! Email me at beauty@rebeccacasciano.com to learn more and schedule your session.

PS) You may have noticed I now have a SHOP page featuring my Sacred Beauty Bar Collection. These are some of my favorite products and brands in each makeup and skincare category! If you shop through my site, I do make a small commission on sales, but please know that my recommendations are based solely on products that I love and use both on myself and clients.

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