I was thrilled when I heard Drew Barrymore was teaming up with Walmart to launch a new cosmetics line. I love the mission of Flower which is to provide quality products that you would find in a high end store but, at a fraction of the price. A couple other perks are that all of the products are made in the USA and they are never tested on animals. The entire line of Flower cosmetics is lovely. Everything from the advertisements to the white and rose gold packaging is beautifully done. I was equally impressed by the color line. The lipsticks, blushes, nail polishes, eyeshadows and liners have colors that are fresh and modern. There were so many products that I wanted to try, it was hard to choose. I decided to start off with four products. I chose two lipsticks and two nail polishes.
I fell in love with the promo poster of Drew Barrymore wearing the high shine lipstick in the color "Rosebud." It looked like a great Fall lipstick color so I decided to purchase it. Rosebud is a bold red lipstick that is rich and creamy with excellent color pay off. I would definitely recommend this color to add to your Fall lipstick collection.
The next lipstick that I purchased was So Gladiola. I have a weakness for coral lipstick so snagging this color was a no brainer for me.
So Gladiola is a matte coral lipstick. The color is fresh and modern and I love it for an everyday lipstick. The formula is a little drying since it is a matte lipstick. I suggest exfloliating and wearing a lip conditioner underneath it. Overall it is a really nice coral lipstick.
I had been looking for the perfect burgundy nail polish and Venus Fly Trap is definitely a winner. I love the color. It needs at least two coats to achieve the color in the picture above.
April Showers is another excellent dark polish for Fall. In the store the color looked like a dark green color, but once I put the polish on it really is dark blue. In some lighting it actually looks black. Overall, I really like the color and will definitely be wearing it on a regular basis.
I am looking forward to trying out more of the Flower cosmetics line. Some of the products I am interested in trying are the cream eyeshadows, cream blushes, and eyeliners. I spotted some fun colors that I think would be great to incorporate into my daily beauty routine. To see more from Flower Cosmetics, you can find it here. Let me know what you think!
Photography: Reagan Miura
Meet Erin, a DIY enthusiast from Kansas City, Missouri. Erin wanted a new look without breaking the bank. I was happy to jump in and help put together an outfit made up of her own wardrobe along with a few new items.
While chatting with Erin about what kind of a look she wanted, she said that she loved her summer dresses and would love to find a way to wear them in the cooler months. With this in mind, I went through her closet and pulled a dress, leather jacket, tights and some fun wedges.
Her outfit needed some polish so we hit up our local H&M in search of some accessories where we found a statement necklace and a fun, unexpected purse. We completed the look with a couple trendy bracelets and a gold watch.
Erin looks great in her new look! She had all the right clothing, it was just a matter of pairing them correctly and adding the right accessories. Erin is excited to get her summer dresses out of storage and back on the hangers.
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Article by: Rebekah Miura Photography by: Reagan Miura
Without letting makeup define us, one thing we should remember as young women is that it doesn't take a smattering of makeup to accentuate our features. By applying just enough makeup to highlight beautiful brow lines, cheek bones, eye shapes and lips, we can capture both a polished and natural look in our daily makeup routines. I used Emily, our Top Buttons fashion editor, in order to illustrate a classic every day look that anyone can have using the products they own at home. All of the products used in this video were products that Emily already owned.
These products include
This foundation makes for a clean palette and it can be used in order to cover up blemishes, discoloration and refine the look of skin.
Powder foundation is brushed lightly over liquid foundation to reduce oiliness in skin and prevent smearing.
Blush can double as both a contour and an additional tone/hue for lighter skin tones. This blush can liven up your appearance as well as add some shimmer to your overall look.
Make sure to evenly dust the apples of your cheeks while pulling the color out, at a slight angle, toward your hair line.
These neutral, shimmer tones are warming for any eye color. They add subtle contouring effects while also opening up your eyes.
First brush lighter tones over the lid of the eye, then fill the crease of the eye with darker tones of the same color family.
Eye liner, especially soft pencil liners, really accentuate the size and angle of the eye. By subtly lining above the lash line you can define and compliment any eye with any color.
Mascara can always add natural looking length to your lashes if you know how to use it. Instead of lathering your lashes with product, gently pull the mascara brush through the lashes just enough to fan out the length of the lashes.
Lipstick will always add a dash of color and maybe even a little spice to your life. Thankfully, lipstick is pretty straight forward and easy to apply. As long as you fit the lipstick stick to the curves and angles of your lips you will be ready to rock either a bold or subtle look, depending on your preference of color.