Love This Valentine’s Date Night Look As Much as I Love Frosting!

I love frosting. A lot.

Love this look more than frosting!

So, to say, I love this look – created with these products – as much as I love frosting means it’s super delicious.

Two of my faves one cake stand: Makeup & cake! *makeup details below/cakelet ℅ Beverly's Best Bakery

And just in time! It’s the perfect makeup look for your Valentine’s look this year!

Easy bronze, smoky eyes with bronzed, chiseled cheekbones, full & defined brows and frosty baby pink lips.

Easy bronze, smoky eyes, bronzed cheekbones, defined brows and frosty baby pink lips


And did I say how easy it is?

*On the eyes:

1) Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon in Amber Haze ($27) – Apply the crayon from crease to lash line and blend with brush. Then, use the crayon to color in the bottom lash line.

2) Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita Luxury Palette ($52) – Apply the glitter shadow (bottom left) over the Amber Haze pencil.

3) Charlotte Tilbury Rock’N’Kohl Eye Cheat Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil ($27) -Apply in inner corners to brighten the eyes, making them appear wider and brighter! It’s also great to apply the lower waterline when you want to brighten the eye and make your defined lash line look even more defined.

4) L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Volumizing Mascara ($7.99) – stretches those lashes from root to tip to extend and plump. Apply to top and bottom lashes.

*On the brows: 5) L’Oreal Brow Stylist Plumper ($8.99) – Brush it up and across!

*On the cheeks: 6) Jouer Cosmetics Luminizing Liquid Highlighter in Golden Light ($39) – applied on orbital bone and upper cheekbone

7) NYX Cosmetics Baked Blush in Passion ($7) – Apply under cheekbones and on apples of cheeks for a bronzed glow with a bit of peach.

8) On the Lips: Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm in Lucent Glow ($14)

All together, you get one sexy, smoldering date-night look!


BF Asks: What look are you donning for Valentine’s Day? 





I’m Featured on @LaurieBStyle today: What Style Makes Me Confident?

Finding our confidence as women is never easy.

I often feel like I was more confident at 6 than 36.

But I have really found my confidence in the last two years.

That’s why it’s such an honor and delight to be featured on Laurie Brucker Image Consultant & Stylist‘s today where I dished about what makes me confident. Here’s the rundown:

What makes me confident? Simply getting to enjoy being a girl - er - I mean lady. *Photograph by the uber-talented Dan Velazquez of Brown Rabbit Photography

Laurie: “Meet the delicious Dawn of BeautyFrosting! What makes her confident?”
Dawn: “There’s nothing more I love than being a girl. A lady. As such, I love wearing feminine frocks that call on my girly tendencies, pay homage to my southern roots and tip my hat to my 1950s-centered aesthetic. Plus, I love to throw in a little unexpected sexy 60s/70s bombshell when people least expect it. My mom always jokes that my life is one big game of dress-up and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” 

Thanks so much, Laurie B Style!




BF Asks: What style makes you feel confident? 

My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection

So who – or – what’s my latest crush? Well, here are a few hints.

It’s sexy. It glows. It lights me all up. And it’s nude.

What - or who - is nude and making me all flushed and glowing?

Wait, WHAT was that I said?
Yep, My Current Crush is the Nude Glow collection from Bobbi Brown. This collection includes three sets of products taylor made to your skin tone to give you that gorgeous glow that Bobbi Brown has become famous for.

My Current Crush: The Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection (from $15 - $52)


I’ve personally tried the eye palettes (and am wearing the Bronze today) and they are sublime. They have the Crystal (which is a silver-gray-hued palette with a bit of soft petal pink which is perfect for fairer skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Crystal Eye Palette ($50)

the Nude eye palette (which has putty, mocha and true nude shades for medium skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Nude Eye Palette ($50)

and the Bronze (which I’m wearing today – filled with golds, bronzes and coppers which is perfect for medium to deeper skin tones).

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

A gorgeous mix of flat and shimmering shades, anyone can wear these.

"Dawning" My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection's Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

And they also have some really fun sheer lipcolors in the collection. I love em! They’re creamy, sheer and a welcome vacation from heavy winter colors! They come in Pink Flush, Pink Rose and Pink Gold. Perfect for a pink-lover like me or anyone who craves a more natural, sweet, understated, kissable lip to go with that gorgeous, glowing complexion.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Sheer Lip Colors in (L to R): Pink Gold, Pink Rose and Pink Flush (all $25)

And some swatches of course:

From top to bottom: Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Pink Rose, Pink Flush and Pink Gold (all $25)




BF Asks: What makes you glow? 


My Current Crush: Jane Eyeshadow in Dawn – fitting, isn’t it?

Now, I know what you’re thinking.” She only has a crush on this Jane eyeshadow because of the name. Ugh. How narcissistic.” But au contraire, mon frère.

My Current Crush: Jane Cosmetics Shadow in Dawn…it's just a coincidence that it's my name, I swear!

I am crushing hard on this shadow because of its golden-coppery, highly-pigmented, long-wearing hue. This shimmering shade adds light and warmth to my eyes making them glow without looking too fiery (i.e., orange – yikes).

Jane Dawn (and me - Dawn) in the natural light of, um, afternoon. But wouldn't have it been cool if it WAS dawn?

Nope, My Current Crush: Jane Eyeshadow in Dawn ($8) is a high-performance powerhouse of a powder shadow that wears on for hours and makes your eyes pop. But the reason I love it most of all? Because at $8 a pop, you can get a bevy of these beautiful shadows without breaking the bank.

Another bonus? I love that Jane is all about giving back and supporting women. For more info about that, visit Friends of Jane.

So judge me, if you will. Go ahead and think that I just fancy this new shadow because they named it after me. Oh wait. They didn’t name it after me? Oh. Well, I still love it.

They didn't name it after me? Oh, well. I still love it!



BF Asks: What shadow is your current crush right now? 

Makeup Monday: Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

I love dewy skin. Why? Because nothing says young and lively more than a glowing, gorgeous complexion.
If you’re on the dry side like me, you try virtually anything and everything to get your skin to glow like it did when you were 20. Thanks to Josie Maran’s Argan Illuminizer, your skin can glow and glow and your age will not be for anyone to know.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer ($28)


My most common question I get is “how do you get that glow in photos?



Well, here it is. Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer is my not-so-secret weapon to look glowing and youthful in photos and it leaves me looking candlelit when there’s not a candle to be found. So natural looking, it’s as at home in a candlelit room as it is on a bright, sunny day. This ultra-light, golden skin brightener with a bit of bronze lights me up and, thus, helps me light up a room.

My preferred method so as not to use, or waste, too much is to unscrew the pump out of the jar and dot a small amount on the top of my hand. Warm it up between my index fingers and press on to the tops of my cheekbones as well as right above the bow of my lip. I also love using on my eyelids under eyeshadow for a glistening, glowing, gorgeous eye! And you can’t beat the subtle sheen it gives to your décolletage and legs when mixed with your favorite moisturizer.

Due to the power it packs into a pearl-sized amount, it will last you months and months! So you’ll not only look like a college kid, you’ll spend like one too!



*I’m also a big fan of Josie because her products are made without parabens, sulfates or synthetic agents. She is known for her key ingredient of argan oil which has anti-aging properties and is known to help prevent dehydration, inflammation, hyperpigmentation and promote skin regulation. Hallelujah!


Dear Dawn: How do you get that glow?

Dear Dawn,

I notice that you always have a glow. How do you get that? Can I please get that? I don’t want to mess it up and look like my 80s prom picture.


(Reamy W.)

Dear Reamy W.,

Why, thank you!

It’s soooo easy to get “that glow” when there are so many illuminating/glow-getting products on the market today. People are fearful of looking frosty or ashy, they tell me. That is the shimmer of the past. Today’s shimmer is glowing, dewy, fresh and YOUTHFUL!

Here’s your BeautyFrosting “Glow” Recipe:

Start with moisturized skin. Illuminators will cause parched skin to look downright desert-like. So be sure to press your favorite moisturizer or oil (I’ve been using Creme de La Mer for 16 years) into your skin.

Follow with a tinted sunscreen. I love Bobbi Brown’s Extra SPF 25 Tinted Balm for dry skin, Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer

or Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer.


Then grab your favorite blender brush (I love Armani’s) and one of the following illuminators: Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer #3

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer #3 ($22)

or Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector.

Brush on the tops of cheekbones (right below the eye socket) for a youthful dewy glow and on “bow” of lips which makes your lips look fuller and makes the color pop!

You’ll be glowing, effortlessly, in no time!



BF Asks: What is your favorite way to achieve your own personal “glow”?

*This Dear Dawn was originally posted April 9th, 2012.

Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday, Nami?

Meet our WWW girl today, Nami.


Meet our WWW girl: Nami

Whenever I think Nami, I think sensational style and lovely lip color.

Whether it be her signature bold candy pink or her alternative signature creamy baby pink, Nami knows how to rock a lip.

As we were lunching at Johnny Rockets (don’t judge), I couldn’t help but stare at that gorgeous 60s-style lip color.

So, you know I had to ask:

BF: Hey Nami! Whatcha’ wearin’?

Nami's recipe: MAC Creme Cup & Love Nectar for a shimmering, creamy lip

Nami: I’m wearing MAC CremeSheen lipcolor in Creme Cup topped with a glaze of MAC Lustreglass in Love Nectar.

BF: I loooove Love Nectar! My client used to only buy one MAC lip gloss and it was always Love Nectar! Mind if I take a few pics?

The ingredients by MAC

Who needs a shake when you have these? Yummylicious!

Nami: Not at all. So does this mean I’m officially a BeautyFrosting Whatcha’ Wearin’ Wednesday gal?

BF: You know it!


BF Asks: What’s your favorite shimmering, creamy lip color? 


Lorac’s Lips With Benefits in Ben – Moi je joue!

Lorac Lips with BENefits in BEN

Lorac’s Lips with Benefits is a perfect recipe of lipstick caramel cream folded into a batch of shimmering champagne gloss. This nonstick lip combo is hydrating, creamy, moisturizing, smells just like creme brûlée and made me feel a bit like Brigitte Bardot. Moi je joue!

Lorac Lips with Benefits: Ben

Lorac Lips with Benefits: Ben

With Ben, you’re left with a pout that’s a pretty peach married with a shimmering champagne beige. The result? A sexy, sandwashed peachy nude baby of a lip gloss.

Paraben-free and infused with beauty-boosting antioxidants like Acai Berry, Pomegranate Extract and Vitamins C & E, your lips are left nourished, hydrated, kissable and, tasting well, French.

There are lots of fun French things to do with lips like these. Ooh la la!  




BF Asks: What is your favorite French dish?


Sandy would’ve loved it: Josie Maran Summer Lovin’ Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick

I love a good summer glow. What girl doesn’t?
Especially when that little glow has a hint of a summer peach ripe for the pickin’!

With dewy gold and subtle peach shimmer, Summer Lovin’ argan lip & cheek color stick is just what you need to make you feel like Sandy in Grease!

Josie Maran Summer Lovin' Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick Set ($32)

With this luminous shine, I feel like a golden girl! Less Sophia, more Blanche! Ooh-la-la!

Summer Lovin' had me a blast...

Summer lovin' happened so fast...

Summer Lovin’ can be yours too by buying the Josie Maran Summer Lovin’ Argan Lip & Cheek Color set. The set’s 4 Argan oil-infused products in the 4 perfect sorbet summer shades. Argan is known to moisturize skin and smooth dry lines and wrinkles. Plus, shea butter and other luxurious essential oils leave you feeling like a teen queen! And these lip & color cheek sticks pack the perfect summer punch! Make every day beautiful yet unique by trying all 4 shimmering shades (Summer Lovin’, Poppy, Rosey and Clear Argan) for only $32.

Josie Maran Summer Lovin' Argan Lip & Cheek Color Stick Set ($32)




We’re Starry Eyed over Becca’s Jewel Dust in Titania

Becca Titania Jewel Dust ($24)

Who doesn’t like to have shimmering, subtly sexy eyes?

I do, I do!
And you will, too, with Becca’s tantalizing Titania Jewel Dust.

A Silver Mascarite-jeweled tone, this embellished fine powder can be worn alone or layered with any shadows. You’re left with a sophisticated, light eye that sparkles and glimmers in all shades of light.

Love that!

Here’s yours truly sporting some Becca Titania Jewel Dust en route to a St. Patrick’s Day party:

BF sporting Becca Titania Jewel Dust ($24)

BeautyFrosting sporting Becca Titania Jewel Dust ($24)

So if you need a little sparkle, a little shine, a little fine metal in your life, start here with Becca Jewel Dust in Titania

And then let the sparkle set a trend where much more sparkle comes your way!



p.s. Pair with a charming pink lip color or a perfect nude and you’re ready to stargaze!