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Cranberry Smoky Eye + Highlight & Contour Full Face Tutorial Video – By Taylour Chanel, Beauty Editor

Cranberry Eye!!
Cranberry Smoky Eye!!

I’m so excited to share my first full face YouTube tutorial with you all! I had just recently colored my hair this lime and yellow neon green, so I wanted to do something else dramatic and fun and this cranberry smoky eye was the result. Not to mention, despite the gorgeous natural light in the beginning in the video, don’t be fooled. I still live in Seattle, and all day it was completely grey and rainy, despite it being the middle of summer. I couldn’t help but want to use cranberries and plums and richer tones for this look, even though it may be a little out of season. (I just like to think of it as REALLY prepared.) Below is a product list for everything I used in the video, in case you’d like to pick up some of these little nuggets for yourself!

Josie Maran Pure Argan Oil

LUSH Enchanted Eye Cream

Atomic Cosmetics Optimus Primer

MAC Mineralized Foundation – N40

MAC Mineralized Foundation – N40 + NARS Sheer Glow – Trinidad

MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW50

MAC Select Moisture Concealer – NW25

Atomic Cosmetics Spackle Foundation – Dusty Rose

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Ebony

Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Primer

MAC Eyeshadow – Texture

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Iced Mocha

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

MAC Eyeshadow – Cranberry

MAC Eyeshadow – Sketch

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette

Ben Nye Smudge Proof Liquid Eyeliner

MAC #35 Lashes

DUO Lash Glue

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Caramel & Ginger

Ben Nye Luxury Powder – Banana & Camel

NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

MAC Loose Pigment – Naked

Make Up For Ever matte bronzer – #20

MAC Powder Blush – Blunt

NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross

MAC Lip Pencil – Nightmoth

Atomic Cosmetics Lipstick – Fellini

Kat Von D Lipstick – Homegirl

MAC Pro Longwear Lipglass – Dark As Night

Ben Nye Final Seal

Hopefully you guys enjoy, and I can’t wait to continue to make more of these for everyone!

[Ed. Note: That luscious voice your hear singing during the video? Yes. It’s Taylour!! Is there NOTHING she can’t do??]

How To Get The PERFECT, Long-Lasting Matte Lip (Video Tutorial!)


I absolutely LIVE for a matte lip, but we all know that gross feeling halfway through your Saturday night, when your lips feel like sandpaper and you’re starting to find ways to cleverly cover your mouth until you can get to a mirror to make sure your lips haven’t all but been rubbed raw.

First of all, get a lip primer, you’ll thank me later.

Secondly, get a Lime Crime Velvetine! They go on liquid, and dry to a crazy pigmented matte lipstick! They last all night long (trust me, 2 drinks, lots of talking and laughing, and 1 poor decision of a chili cheese dog don’t lie. I STILL had to use a makeup wipe at the end of the night to get it off my face.)

In the video below, I start lining my lips with MAC’s Nightmoth Lip Pencil. I go on to use the first of two Lime Crime Velvetines, Red Velvet, in the center of my lips, and give it a second to dry. Then I add the Wicked Velvetine in-between Red Velvet and Nightmoth. For final touches I clean up the edges with Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in the color Caramel, and dust one of my favorite MAC pigments, Naked over the cupids bow for an angelic glow. Now, don’t get me wrong, this won’t be stuck to your lips forever, but it’ll definitely stay put, even through kisses! (As you can see at the end of the video, it’s also non-transferrable, which RULES.)  Continue Reading

MAC And Proenza Schouler Collection Is A Revelation – Review By Taylour Chanel


Photos: Paige Garland

Make-up: Taylour Chanel

I’ll first start by saying, when I saw the internet rumors flying forever ago about the Mac and Proenza Schouler collaboration, my heart skipped a beat and I marked my calendar for whatever tentative dates I could find.  And much to my surprise, MAC did not disappoint! The truth of it is, I’ve been a loyal Mac girl for years, until recently. (Here is where I could go in on why I thought the Playland Collection was my nightmare, however, I’ll spare you.) But talk about redemption!

Let us first address the packaging.

I mean, COME ON. I can’t be the only one completely mesmerized! When they catch the light they are something else, not to mention the square compacts and lipstick shells, which I think are absolutely darling.


I enjoyed the Pro Longwear lip pencils, and just like the other Pro Longwear pencils Mac has, they go on creamy and don’t want to come off for an-y-thing…so the good news is it won’t come off on a date night. Bad news is…it won’t come off on a date night. (Stained lips are cute, right? Sure, why not.) Overall, not the shining stars of this collection, and you’ll definitely want a lip primer or concealer base to save your poor lips from scrub-shock.


The blushes, however, are a totally different story. It was one thing to see them online…but when I opened them up in person, I DIED. Definitely my favorites out of the entire collection, and of those two highly pigmented little nuggets, I absolutely fell in love with Ocean City. Vibrant tangerine fades to the perfect peach to create my new go-to Spring cheek. Sunset Beach is beautiful as well, though if applied too
heavily I can see this getting a little intense.


While we’re here, I also got the 129SE brush, which I essentially just got for the packaging, which I could go on about forever, so I’m sure you get the jist.

Woodrose, Mangrove, PinkFringe, and Primrose (From left to right)

Of the lipsticks, my standout favorites have to be Mangrove and Wildwood. Being that I have a darker complexion, Wildwood is my new nude. I mean, I really should just be honest with myself and go buy 5 more already, because it hasn’t left my side since I got it! She’s a Lustre, sheer and buildable, but as you can see when swatched on a lighter skin tone, you may not get as much use out of this one as I am currently.

Same lipcolors, different complexions.
Same lipcolors, different complexions.

Mangrove is a rich matte, (reminiscent of Lady Danger, if you ask me.) and I can easily see this being a stellar go-to lip. My least favorite of the bunch was definitely Primrose, which I really expected to love considering it’s my favorite dark plum color. It goes on a little sticky and sheer, and didn’t give me consistent coverage. You’ll definitely want to layer up with some Nightmoth liner!


Overall, I’m an obvious fan of this one! I can’t wait to use these on set, and a little birdy at Mac today told me that the upcoming Summer Collections are just as out of this world as this one, (Sharon & Kelly Osbourne, Moody Blooms, and Pedro Lourenco! EEK!!!) So, hopefully we can continue to look forward to more stellar releases in the coming months!

[Editor’s Note: Please welcome Taylour Chanel to Dipped In Cream! – DivaJulia]