How to get a Perfect Smokey Eye in 3 Simple Steps

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I have been practicing with makeup since middle school, which was before a lot of people my age at the time even wore makeup. Mind you, I was never very skilled at it back then lol. As I got older though, I got a lot better at application. I started teaching myself how to do things by watching videos on YouTube, much like many of you have done before I am sure. Through high school, and especially university, I would get a lot of compliments on my eye makeup. To this day, I still get compliments pretty regularly from people that say “Oh I could never do something like that, I have no idea how you do it”.

If this is you, well trust me when I say, YOU CAN. Honestly, my smokey eye looks are pretty freakin’ simple haha. I just use great products and apply it in a way that blends well and makes my eyes pop. It really doesn’t take that much time either, and you can literally do it in three simple steps. Now. My intention was actually to have a video to post in here with the demo photos, but I done messed up haha. I filmed the video last night after work, or at least so I thought. Come to find out, I must have missed the button when I hit record, because the only video I had from yesterday was of me cleaning up. So, when I thought I was stopping the recording, that was when it started. I’m human, so don’t judge lol. I will film another one and insert it as soon as I can. For now though, I wanted to make sure that I fulfilled my promise on social media from earlier this week to provide instructions on how to do a smokey eye.

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Step 1: You start out with a light shade. You can do this with pretty much any eye shadow that you have, whether it be from a palette, loose pigment, cream shadow, etc. It honestly doesn’t matter what kind of shadow you’re using, it will all do the same thing just with different variations in look. This light shade should be something like beige, white, off white, or super light colors that go with the look you’re creating. Use personal preference to determine if you want something shimmer or matte – personally I go glitter all day every day! You will take whatever you have chosen for step one, and apply it directly under your brow to highlight and all over that upper part of your lid. It will be more concentrated right under the brow, and then you just blend it downward. This shade will also be applied in the inner corner of your eye, and the inner half section of your eye lid. In the photo you see to your right, I am using the second shade on the palette for this smokey eye look in neutral browns.

Step 2: This will be a medium shade. Again, you can choose the type of shadow and the Blacks-Silvers
color palette. This shade will be similar to the first shade, but a few tones darker. This part is a bit easier because the application area is far smaller. With this shade, you pretty much just need to continue where you left off with step one. You will apply the second shade to the outer area of your lid right up to the middle, which is where it will meet the lighter shade from step one. Just go over that connecting area with little swiping motions to blend it in a bit. I usually fan this second color up a little bit into the crease as well to provide a base, but that is not necessary because you will be covering it up anyway. To the right you will see me demonstrating palette 2, which is a palette that comes with shades of black, grey, and silver. Here you see me using the second shade down again for the highlighting of step one, and the fourth shade down for this second step. You can see that it is just a couple of shades darker than the highlighting color that I used, and again this one was in shimmer.

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Step 3: This is where you will be creating the smokey part of your smokey eye. You will choose a darker color for this step, and you can choose to go really dark or stay relatively toned down depending on your personal preference. For this look I was going for purples, so I chose to opt out of the black as the darkest shade for the crease and go for the second darkest, which was a royal purple. For the first step of this look I used the fourth shade down to highlight, and then the fifth shade for step two. The sixth shade was then applied as a line from the outside corner of my eye heading toward my eyebrow, but you stop about halfway there. You then shade in that v area in the outer corner of your eye, and when you don’t have a lot of product left on your brush, you fan it up and around in that crease of your eye lid. Just go over that area a few times to blend it together, and if necessary you can add a tiny amount of product to the brush to make sure that it actually is visible. If you want, you can also apply this darker shade to the lower lash line, but that comes down to personal preference.

So there ya go ladies! This is how I create super simple smokey-eye looks with different color palettes on a daily basis. The products that were used in these demos are all Younique Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palettes, but you can replicate the same kind of looks with pretty much any palettes that you have on hand! It is quick and easy once you get the hang of it, so give it a try with whatever products you have! If you’re really brave, you can even send in your attempts to jessica@fitnessbeautytravel.com. I would love to hear about your experience and see how you made out with my tip!

Thanks for reading ladies, I hope you found this useful!

xoxo

Jess

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This girl’s new best friend <3

It’s official. I have a new favorite lip stick.

Pretentious is 100% my color!! It is the lip stick equivalent to my favorite lip gloss “lavish”. Anyone that knows me would know that I love pink, and I LOVE glitter when it comes to my beauty routine. I am a huge fan of all of our shimmer products, so when I saw pretentious, I knew I had to have it.

I’m also using Splurge Cream Eye Shadow in noble, dainty, and elegant.I used elegant all over my lid and under my brow, then I used dainty on just the lid, and then I used noble in the crease to create a purple smokey eye look. I also added a bit of noble under the lower lash line on the outer corners, as well as some additional elegant on the inner corners of the eye and under lower lash line there to polish off the look. Of course ALL of my looks are never complete without 3D Fiber Lash Mascara!

You may not know this, but you can actually get THREE Splurge colors of your choosing this month at a discount with our Customer Kudos. Additionally, the Kudos comes with our amazing Shine Makeup Remover Cloths. The Kudos for splurge will end at the end of October, so get it while you can ladies!

Click here to order yours now.

xoxo

Jessica

Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara + Tutorial for HUGE Lashes!

This stuff is seriously AMAZEBALLS. I don’t even know how else to describe it, because it honestly works magic on your lashes. A photo (or in this case a video) is worth more than a thousand words, so why don’t you just see for yourself! Click here to learn all about this mascara and the differences and enhancements that have been made to this new formula.

Now without further ado, check out this video on how to apply our 3D Fiber Lash Mascara + for maximum length and volume:

Click here to order your mascara today!! OR if you are local you are more than welcome to reach out to me via the Contact page, because chances are I will have some in stock that will allow you to avoid the delivery wait time!

Thanks for watching ladies!

xoxo

Jessica

Younique Palette 1 Smokey-Eye Tutorial!

Hey ladies! Here is a little tutorial on how my basic smokey eye is done using the new palette from Younique. This palette in the video was palette 1 featuring mostly browns and nudes in either matte or shimmer shades. I pretty much always use the shimmer shades, but that is personal preference!

The look in the video doesn’t really do it justice, so check out the photo for a more accurate view on how the look turned out. I hope you find this helpful ladies, and if you want to see more please subscribe to my channel and follow my blog www.fitnessbeautytravel.com.

To purchase a palette of your own and check out what else we have to offer with Younique just click here to visit my website!

New Younique Collections!

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Ladies, it is time to fall in LOVE with the new fall collections. With the release of the new products, Younique has also created some BRAND NEW collections that feature these new products. You can take your pick from collections with a bit of everything, to collections focusing on specific types of product.

First up is Cloud Nine…. which is currently being shipped to my house, and I am very impatiently awaiting its’ arrival!! This collection features one of EACH of the new products in addition to a set of 3D Fiber Lash Mascara +. This is appropriately named ladies, because you will be on cloud nine when you get it and use it. Click here to check out some results photos. Here is a full product listing for Cloud Nine:

1 Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette

1 Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealercloudnine

1 Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

1 Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation

1 Precision Brow Liner

1 Precision Brow Gel

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

1 Younique makeup bag

Next we have the Heart Breaker collection, which is a collection featuring:

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1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

2 Moodstruck Precision Pencils

1 Touch Mineral Foundation Pressed Powder or Cream Foundation

1 Beachfront Bronzer

1 Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain

1 Younique makeup bag

The Essentials collection provides you with:

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1 Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

1 Lucrative Lip Gloss

1 Refreshed Pure & Natural Rose Water

1 Divine Daily Moisturizer

1 Younique makeup bag

The Girls Night Out collection:

1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+girlsnight

1 Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

1 Moodstruck Precision Pencil

1 Moodstruck Minerals Pressed Blusher

1 Touch Mineral Pressed Powder or Cream Foundation

1 Splurge Cream Shadow

1 Precision Brow Gel or Liner

1 Younique makeup bag

Skin in the Game

1 Illuminate (your choice of Clean or Clear)skin-in-the-game-collection-web-v2

1 Glorious Face & Eye Primer

1 Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation

1 Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer

1 Blending Buds

1 Concealer Brush

1 Uplift Eye Serum

1 Divine Daily Moisturizer

1 Younique makeup bag

Last but not least, the Moodstruck collection:

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1 Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

1 Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

1 Moodstruck Minerals Concealer

1 Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain

1 Moodstruck Precision Pencil

1 Lucrative Lip Gloss

1 Moodstruck Minerals Pressed Blusher

1 Younique makeup bag

11947697_10207789447479205_4805878945444381198_nEvery single one of these collections are absolutely amazing in their own right. They come with a huge assortment of products at quite a discount. However, you are not going to see a bigger discount than that of the Younique Presenter Kit that we have this month!! It is honestly the best kit I have seen thus far, and I sooo wish I could nab it for myself at that price. Click Here to take a look at some more details.

Thanks for reading ladies, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you may have!

Click Here if you are ready to shop

xoxo

Jessica

Daily Makeup Routine – Younique Style

One of the things that I learned at convention, and that I have been picking up from some of my fellow Younique presenters, is the utter importance of videos. I have decided to put on my big girl panties and get on the video bandwagon. I went out and got an awesome new webcam today because my laptop camera takes awful videos and is an ENORMOUS pain in the butt to position correctly.
 I get a lot of compliments on my makeup and people are always asking me how I do it, and also what I use to create the looks that I rock. (Click Here to view some of the other looks I’ve created) In honor of that, and also my new webcam, I decided to do a video to show you exactly what I use to create my “everyday” kind of look. Enjoy ladies!
PS: This is my FIRST video ever… well… that I posted anyway, so go easy on me please lol.
I was SUPER nervous.

Here is a list of all of the products that I discussed, with the proper names:

-Glorious Face and Eye Primer
-Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eye Liner in Pristine
-BB Flawless Complexion Enhancer in Cream (highlight) and Honey (contour)
-Blending Buds
-Mineral Touch Pressed Cream and Pressed Powder Foundation in Scarlet
-Beachfront Bronzer in Sunset
-Moodstruck Precision Pencil Eye Liner in Perfect
Splurge Cream Eye Shadow in Elegant and Tenacious
-Moodstruck Precision Brow Liner and Gel in Dark
Moodstruck 3D+ Fiber Lash Mascara
-Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in Skittish

If you fell in love with the products like I have and want to order some for yourself you can visit my Younique website at www.youniqueproducts.com/JessicaJordanMunn

xoxo

Jess

Introducing: Fall 2015 Products

As I am sure you’ve heard by now, just a couple of days ago we released a whole schwack of new amazing products. I outlined these products for you all in my blog post on the announcements that were made at convention, but I wanted to come back to the topic and show you some photos of the products in use!

Here they are ladies, for your viewing pleasure, feast your eyes on the epicness that is YOUNIQUE COSMETICS!!

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Precision Brow Gel and Liner

First up we have the Moodstruck Precision brow gel and brow liners, which come in three different shades to match varying hair colors. We have a light, a medium, and a dark in both products. I personally use the dark to match my hair color, and if you have lighter brown hair you may want to use the medium, or if you have blonde hair you would likely use the light.

In terms of the product design, the gel has fibers that stick to your brows just like the mascara does to your lashes. As you can see from the photo to the right, it also is fantastic for providing color and volume to your brows. The gel has been infused with Uplift Eye Serum to nourish your brows during use. The liner is super thin to create perfect lines and strokes for outlining and defining your brows, and it is totally smudge proof. On the other end is a little wand to tame your brows.

I may be doing things backward, because I’ve read some other ladies posting about outlining their brows with the liner first and then filling in with the gel. I actually have been using the brow gel to define my brows first, and then outlining and filling in any areas that need fixing. This process maybe takes 30 seconds each eye, so it is no trouble at all to do. Best of all, your brows look great when you’re done!

Just look at those results photos! These products help you get your brows on POINT ladies.

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Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

Next up we have the Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick, which is a product that I am VERY excited to get my hands on. As a convention participant last month, I had the privilege of being one of the first to try out this amazing new product, and let me tell you… it is honestly the best lipstick I have ever used. That’s saying a lot, because you wouldn’t believe the amount of lipsticks in varying colors and brands that you could find in my bathroom lol.

I got to try the shade called “Stuck Up”, which was given as a gift to all of the presenters at convention. It was also a part of the Kudos for last month, which has now ended. That was an exclusive shade, and will now be gone forever. I loved the color so much for a professional work look that I actually got the Kudos too just to get a backup for when this one runs out! I hope you did the same, because that color won’t be returning.

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Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick

I have recently ordered a set of 3, and I cannot wait to try them out. My personal preference is anything pink pink and more pink lol. I also like to get bold sometimes and wear bright or dark reds. There are all different colors available with the 15 possible shades to pick from ladies, so there really is something for everyone! Some people prefer matte color, while others (like myself… GLITTER all day every day) prefer shimmer with their lipsticks. You will happy to know that there are lipsticks to choose from that fall under each category!

The lipsticks are super smooth and creamy, and they apply very easily. I literally do one swipe along the bottom lip, and then two swipes on the top lip by starting in the middle and working outward. That is honestly all it takes because it goes on so effortlessly and flawlessly. It provides full coverage, and it is long lasting as well.

You can get these lipsticks individually, or you can choose to buy them in a set of 3. You will also find them in various collections, which all provide you with amazing products at a HUGE discount.

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Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette

Now if you were excited about the lipsticks, you should also know that Younique has heard the plea of those customers and presenters alike who have been requesting eyeshadows in the form of a palette. Because Younique aims to please, we now have three phenomenal palettes available for purchase as well!!

Check out these bad boys ladies!! How freaking AWESOME is that?!?!

Personally I am really excited to get my hands on these palettes.. primarily because I am lazy and half dead in the mornings, so I would rather not have to dig through my makeup bag for the splurge cream shadows and pigments to apply individually lol. Now, I will be able to simply grab a palette and apply everything I need in one place. This kind of thing is also AWESOME for professional makeup artists, photographers, etc.

We have three different palettes to choose from ladies. You have your neutral tones for those who prefer a more natural look, you have your darker neutrals with grey and black for a more dramatic smokey eye look, and you have your purples and pinks for those that like a splash of color in their look.

These palettes are crease-resistant AND fade-resistant. This shadow will last you a long time without touch-ups, especially if applied over Glorious Face and Eye Primer. The colors are also buildable ladies, so you can apply extra coats of color for a more dramatic look!

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Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer

Next up is Touch Mineral Skin Perfecting Concealer… and let me tell you ladies… I almost went deaf when this was announced at convention because of all of the screaming. Literally all it took was one word, “Concealer”, and 5000+ women went ballistic with joy.

Much like our other Touch products, this concealer comes in 10 beautiful shades. It is a matte finish that provides full coverage, but it doesn’t feel super heavy either. You can easily cover up any blemishes, scars, even tattoos with this product ladies. It is also water-resistant, so it will last you all day long.

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Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation

In addition to the awesome new concealer, we have released a new foundation within the Touch line as well called Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation. This is available in 10 shades as well so that you can easily match up your products to create the best possible look for your skin tone.

This product is also a matte finish with full coverage. A little fun fact about this product is that it smells AMAZING. I have no idea why, but for some reason or another, you won’t be able to get enough of it. This foundation applies super smoothly, and it feels like satin on your skin. If you’ve ever tried our primer, you will know what I mean! (If you haven’t, you are seriously missing out my friend!)

As the name suggests, this goes on in liquid form and then quickly dries to a soft and powdery finish. This covers up imperfections while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is long lasting as well ladies, so there are no touch-ups required. This stuff is also being referred to as photoshop in a bottle. Don’t take my word for it though.. see for yourself:

So there you have it, ladies. Some phenomenal new products added to the Younique collection this year, which has definitely made us presenters VERY happy. Along with the new product line, we have also just released some brand new collections. More details will be coming on those soon, but if you’ve fallen in love with these products like I have, you should at least know about the cloud nine collection.

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Cloud Nine Collection

The Cloud Nine Collection is a brand new collection that includes one of each of our new products at a seriously discounted price. With this kit you will ALSO receive the new and improved version of our mascara, the much coveted 3D+ Fiber Lash Mascara! You get to choose all of the colors that you prefer for the different products, and your makeup will all come in a handy Younique cosmetics bag.

I have one of those bags from a previous collection that I ordered, and I absolutely adore it. It is large enough to carry all of my makeup essentials in one place, and also small enough to fit nicely in most travel bags along with my personal belongings. I now have a second one coming… because I couldn’t resist the Cloud Nine collection myself lol.. I had my order submitted before I even got out of bed on September 1st!

Thanks for sticking it out with me ladies and learning about our new products! I hope you enjoyed this post, and I want you to feel free to send me a message with any questions that you may have about the products. If you’ve fallen in love like I have, maybe you should consider becoming a presenter and doing this with me! I have all kinds of training to provide for my team, and I would love for you to be a part of this with us. If you love the products and want the products, but you’re not quite sure you’re ready to sign the dotted line and give us a try (even though you have nothing to lose, because worst case scenario is you sign up and sell nothing which is seriously unlikely, but you STILL end up with a huge kit of makeup that you got for a crazzzzy deal) you could also consider hosting a party! I actually have a party hostess giveaway going on right now, so you could potentially earn yourself a FREE palette.

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Ready to order some awesome products? Click here to visit my website and shop!

Ready to join this AMAZING company? Click here for information, and Click here to find information directly off of my website or to sign up and get started now! (September is off the charts already for sales, so this is honestly an amazing time to get started and take advantage of the huge boom in sales from these new products)

Have a great long weekend ladies!!

xoxo,

Jessica

AKA your lash lady ;)

Who wants a FREE Palette?

If you follow my posts, you will know by now that we just released a bunch of brand new products today! One of the products I was most excited about was the palettes of eyeshadows, and I know a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting these as well.

I chose my favorite with the collection that I purchased this morning, but I also got a set of all three palettes using my half price product credits. Now… I would LOVE to keep them all to myself; however, I have decided to share these awesome products with a few awesome ladies!

Now the question of the hour remains: How do I get this free palette?11696010_993562453768_8938793355590672225_n

The answer is actually pretty simple. All you have to do is host a Qualifying Party with me that reaches $300+ in sales, and you will earn yourself a free palette!! Your job is to help me share these awesome new products with your friends, and when the party reaches $300 or more in sales, you will be eligible for a palette.

This will be first come first served – so the race is on ladies! The first person to host a party that meets this criteria will have their choice of all three palettes. The second person will have their choice from the two remaining, and the third person will win the palette that remains.

This party can be either in person OR online. If you are local to the Fredericton/Oromocto area, you can contact me about hosting a home party where I can actually demonstrate the products in person. Otherwise, you can host a party online. I am open to trying something new, so we could even set up a webinar type of thing where I would actually speak instead of simply posting on an event as per usual.

Let me know your preference ladies and let’s get these parties started!

May the best ladies win ;)

FREE 3D Fiber Lashes up for grabs!

Alright ladies, I am going to do a draw for a FREE 3D FIber Lash Mascara!

All that you need to do to get your name in for the draw is invite 10 people to my Younique group on Facebook. This means you can invite as many people as you can to get even more entries! 30 ladies = 30 entries. That means 30 CHANCES to win 3D Fiber Lash Mascara.

The group total is 803 right now, so when you’ve invited 10 or more just post on the wall and let me know.

Good luck ladies!!