How to Wear Makeup in Hot Weather Without Looking Like a Hot Mess

How to Wear Makeup in Hot Weather Without Looking Like a Hot Mess

You’ve probably already picked up on the perks of face primer, waterproof mascara, and light foundation in the summer ---or learned the hard way when your makeup melted without them. So how about a few hot-weather beauty tips that you haven’t heard yet? Here are five surprisingly effective tricks for how to keep your makeup intact in the blazing heat. Beaches, boats, and barbecues, here you come! 1. Use cream blush---but apply it under your foundation/BB/CC/DD crème. Powder blush can clump and... Read More

Makeup Tutorial: Easy On the Eyes

Makeup Tutorial: Easy On the Eyes

What do you look for in a travel buddy? My ideal companion is someone who's fun, easy to get along with, and flexible. Someone who packs light, stays by my side, and doesn't let anything dampen their spirits, whether it's an extra-long day or a sudden downpour. Someone who's vibrant (to keep me entertained) and smooth (to help communicate with the locals). And being rich never hurt, either. While this travel buddy might be hard to find in human form, I believe I've finally found my match---well,... Read More

I Only Have Eyes for Eye Gliders

I Only Have Eyes for Eye Gliders

I like to think there are two versions of me: the just-mascara version and the version that appears every so often when I obsess over, say, a smoky eye and suddenly wear lots of makeup all day, every day. My current obsession: Eye Gliders. This eyeliner lasts. All day. Let it set for 30 seconds and it's clinically proven to stay put at least 10 hours even in water. Just imagine: a pool party without the risk of raccoon eyes. A girl can dream, and dreams do come true. Up until a couple of weeks ago,... Read More

7 Wedding Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know

7 Wedding Makeup Tips Every Bride Should Know

I have been in the makeup industry for a while now and I have to say, bridal makeup is my favorite! Every bride wants and deserves to look her best on her wedding day. After years of bridal makeup and countless brides, I’ve come up with seven tips I think will help every bride get the look and results she wants for her big day! And even if you’re not a bride, these are also important tips for any special occasion makeup. 1. Do a makeup trial. Schedule a makeup trial with your makeup artist at... Read More

5 Ways to Get No-Heat Beachy Waves

5 Ways to Get No-Heat Beachy Waves

I’m all about easy beauty tricks all year long. But especially in the summer months, my motivation to use my hair dryer, straightener, or curling iron reaches an all-time low. It’s a combination of the heat, the humidity, and my jam-packed mental list of other things I’d rather be doing than sitting inside, sweating it up in the bathroom, trying to make my mess of a mane look half-way presentable. Who has the time in the summer time? Luckily, summer is also the perfect time to go for a more... Read More

Très Chic: Style Secrets from 5 French Fashion Icons

Très Chic: Style Secrets from 5 French Fashion Icons

Happy Bastille Day, my French friends! In honor of your Fête Nationale, today we're highlighting some of France's most fashionable citizens. Simultaneously effortless and polished, bohemian yet feminine, avant garde yet classic, the French aesthetic is one coveted by women all around the world. What better day to explore the progression and evolution of French style over the ages than on a day that marks the beginning of a revolution that forever shaped France’s history? Audrey Tautou: French... Read More

Our Favorite Ways to Fake It (Beauty-Wise)

Our Favorite Ways to Fake It (Beauty-Wise)

Among all its superior displays of athleticism and epic feats of footwork, the World Cup brings to mind another thing that soccer is (unfortunately) famous for: faking injuries, aka "flopping." The practice of flopping has become so common as to be expected, even boring, when it happens on the futbol field. But as the recent viral video "Everyday Football Flops" shows (to hilarious effect) if you pulled these moves in real life, you'd look insane. But fakery doesn't have to be all bad. In fact,... Read More

Statement Sunglasses & Accessories for Every Summer Occasion

Statement Sunglasses & Accessories for Every Summer Occasion

They say eyes are the windows into the soul, so it’s no surprise that you’d want to adorn the most important part of the anatomy accordingly. Sunglasses are the most frequently overlooked accessory, and that's unfortunate. Because in the dog days of summer, you might go from morning until night in shades, and they serve as an interesting stylistic focal point to your outfit. Using just a playful pair of sunglasses, you can add polish or flair to your look to transition it from day to night. Sunglasses... Read More

Makeup Tutorial: How to Get That Gorgeous Summer Glow

Makeup Tutorial: How to Get That Gorgeous Summer Glow

It's summer---are you ready to glow? When the weather's hot and you're out in the sun all day, the last thing you want is a face of makeup that feels heavy or looks cakey. You want light, airy, luminous makeup that's easy to apply, won't melt off, and will make you look like an earth angel wherever you go. And that's exactly what our makeup guru Janae created with this gorgeous "summer glow" tutorial! What we used: Products: Glow Pore Minimizing Bronzer in Light Golden Bronze; Glow Pore Minimizing... Read More

Meet Our New Makeup Guru

Meet Our New Makeup Guru

We're thrilled to introduce you to our new in-house makeup expert, Janae. By day, Janae keeps everything here at Julep HQ running smoothly from her perch at our very busy front desk (she's literally the face of Julep!) but by night/on the weekends, she is a makeup artist extraordinaire, helping her many clients look the part for special occasions like weddings, proms, and editorial photo shoots. We're so lucky to have her as part of the Julep team---and not just because she gives us free advice on... Read More

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