May Product Leak: Do a Duo (or Two!)

May Product Leak: Do a Duo (or Two!)

Pssssttt...over here! I'm your May Maven Collection sneak peek fairy (that can be a thing, right?!) Want a little preview into what's coming this month? I thought so... I can't tell you everything (an element of surprise is part of the fun!) but the images below are worth a thousand words. Introducing our new eye shadow duos, Feels Like Velvet. Trust me when I say these.are.amazing. The dense color, all-day staying power, soft finish, and the TEXTURE. The name says it all: a luxurious, rich,... Read More

Maven x Julep: Sample Sneak Peek

Maven x Julep: Sample Sneak Peek

Two things we love here at the Julep HQ: lip products and surprises. (Are ya with us?) So we're preettyyy excited that we get to send out these brand-new-top-secret-samples to some of our biggest fans, and hear what YOU think! The office is buzzing with excitement while we get your packages ready and off to your mailbox. Here's a glimpse behind the scenes... A huge thank you to everyone who signed up; we wish we had enough samples to share with ALL of our lovely fans, but we promise there will... Read More

Music Festival Beauty Essentials

Music Festival Beauty Essentials

This weekend I am heading off to my first music festival of the year---Treefort Music Festival in beautiful, exotic Boise, Idaho---so what better time to talk about my music festival beauty essentials? Festival beauty can be tricky, but only if you overthink it. The weekend is all about music, friends, and dancing, so I'm not super-concerned about achieving the perfect cat-eye or wearing a full face of foundation. But festival environments are also the perfect place to experiment with some fun... Read More

A Real-Life Guide to Finding the Right Brow Color for You

A Real-Life Guide to Finding the Right Brow Color for You

Happy Maven Reveal Day! We're so excited to finally release Don't Leave Your Brows At Home, our new all-in-one brow tool: one part angled precision brush and one part tinted brow powder. (Learn more and see a tutorial here!) With four different shades to choose from---Taupe, Warm Brown, Cool Brown, and Rich Brown---Don't Leave Your Brows At Home is designed to complement the wide array of skin tone and hair color combinations out there, including yours. And to help you find the right shade for... Read More

Love On Top (Knot): The Cotton Candy Bun Tutorial

Love On Top (Knot): The Cotton Candy Bun Tutorial

Here at Julep HQ, Erica from our product development team is legendary for a few things: her kick-ass project management skills, her jealousy-inducing fashion sense, and her sky-high top knots. Her go-to bun is so well known that we simply refer to it as "The Erica Top Knot," and many of us have begged her to work her magic on our manes right at our desks. But there are a lot of women in this office---and Erica's got work to do. So, luckily for us, she agreed to share the secret to her signature... Read More

Famous Cat Eyes (Me-WOW!)

Famous Cat Eyes (Me-WOW!)

These eyeliner icons prove that cat eyes aren't a trend—they're an institution. If you're ready to take your (fe)liner game to the next level, you need Fluid Eye Glider. Our new liquid liner pen has a no-fray felt tip that makes it easy to create smooth, bold lines. If your wings start to look a little wonky, reach for CTRL Z Eye Makeup Eraser. The precision tip is loaded with gentle eye makeup remover, so you can instantly undo any errors. Remember, practice makes purrfect!    

#JulepOscars Best Dressed Poll: And the Winner Is…

#JulepOscars Best Dressed Poll: And the Winner Is…

Last night, after compiling the comments during our (very fun!) #JulepOscars Live Chat, we shared our community's top 12 fashion moments from the red carpet and asked you to vote for your absolute favorite! Well, the votes are in, and one lady's lovely look clearly rose above the rest. (drumroll, please...) It's Anna Kendrick, who looked elegant and ready for spring in a custom Thakooon coral gown with a bejeweled collar and peekaboo bodice: Here's how the Top 5 from our poll shook out: 1. Anna... Read More

#JulepOscars Vote: Who Was Best Dressed on the 2015 Red Carpet?

#JulepOscars Vote: Who Was Best Dressed on the 2015 Red Carpet?

Our Oscars Red Carpet Live Chat was a blast and a half---thanks to everyone who joined us on Facebook and Twitter to discuss all the stars, the stunning beauty, and of course... the GOWNS! And speaking of gowns, we compiled all of the comments you made during the Oscar Red Carpet, and here are the twelve looks that YOU loved best. Review all the gorgeous looks and then, at the bottom, vote for YOUR pick for best-dressed star of the night! UPDATE: The votes are in---see who won our poll HERE! Don't... Read More

20-Second Makeover: Smudgy Eye Glider

20-Second Makeover: Smudgy Eye Glider

Seattle has had the weirdest February weather. 60 degrees! Daffodils blooming! Restaurant patios opening! And, now that it's staying light later than 3:30, my happy hour game has (unexpectedly) stepped up. But what's a girl to do when she is squinting her way through a Wednesday work day and drink plans appear? Enter: Gel Eye Glider. Smudge a little on your lower lash line, et voila: you're instantly a sassy, sultry, all-made-up-and-ready-to-rock smoke show. The proof is in the pictures. Before.... Read More

Fashion Week: 5 Beauty & Hair Trends We Can’t Wait to Try

Fashion Week: 5 Beauty & Hair Trends We Can’t Wait to Try

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 is in full swing, and besides all the gorgeous clothing and famous faces popping up all over the place, we've also spotted more than a few beauty and hair looks that we'd rather not wait until fall to imitate. And the best part is... we don't have to! Here are five trends straight from the NYFW runways that are just begging to get a test-drive in your spring beauty routine: 1. Rosy Glow It's likely that pretty pink lips and glowing skin will never go... Read More

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