As we head into the new year, it’s only fitting that you start thinking of your new year’s resolutions. Whether it’s a new fitness routine or working towards a promotion, the number one question I get asked is how to negotiate for a better salary...aka the raise! Here you’ll find the basics you need to go in a kickass employee and leave as a #badassbosslady.
Since we first launched our VANity we’ve been asked constantly about our own product line. It’s something we have always wanted to do but we also want to make sure it do it at the right time. Now, with the shift in focus on just our products, our newest line of liquid lipsticks are aimed to help you look and feel your best, all while donating to our favorite charities. 10% from each lipstick sold will go towards our charity of the month. Which one will you choose?
The formula is meant to be lightweight for easy wear but long-lasting to ensure you aren’t worried about touching up when you are on the run. The flat doe-foot applicator picks up the perfect amount of product and means you can skip the lip liner since you can still get the precision you need.
There are 12 colors in the line, which aims to suit all skin tones and undertones from light to dark. You can use these without liners but can add for a changed effect or color. One or two layers gies you long-lasting wear that isn't drying but won't budget for hours! The fruity scent makes this a joy to apply and above all, these are cruelty-free, vegan, and made here in the USA!
- Boss Lady - a bright and bold hot pink
- Inspired - the brightest tangerine orange with a neon quality
- Empowered - a pink toned light beige colored "nude" that is nude on lighter skin tones and a soft pink on darker skin tones
- In Charge - a peach toned beige colored "nude" that is nude on medium skin tones, peach toned on light skin tones, and a peachy pink on darker skin tones
- Dedicated - a purple toned pink that is truly stunning on all skin tones, this subtle pink can be worn in all situations
- All Business - a true wine purple that is bold on light skin tones and stunning on darker skin tones
- Badass - a true neutral toned red
- CEO - a reddish wine based bold that is perfect for that fall "merlot" color
- Proud - a true purple
- Confident - more purple based that CEO a purple wine based bold that gives you fall vibes
- Persistent - a unique dark purple grey black that is lighter than a true black with just a hint of mystery
- Fierce - true black that is opaque on both fair and dark lips alike
Which color is your favorite? Place your order now for our full range of lipsticks and donate back to great women's causes. What colors should we work on next?
Halloween is just around the corner. Have you figured out your Halloween Costume yet? Stay tuned as we continue to share our favorite Halloween Makeup and Costumes throughout the month!
One of our favorite looks is the Broken Porcelain Doll. It’s the perfect combination of creepy and pretty and definitely creative on all fronts. The best part about this costume is that it gives you an excuse to repurpose an old Halloween costume outfit with a new spin on the makeup or search through vintage and thrift stores (Goodwill is amazing this time of year!).
By adding some professional halloween makeup to enhance your costume, you can create a killer Halloween look that will make for some amazing pictures and memories.
Get the look
Prep the face with a lighter than normal foundation shade. If you tend to have fair skin, you can use a white or neutral face paint and if you tend to be on the darker side, using a foundation a few shades lighter will give you that doll-like effect without getting you confused for a clown. Using a gel eyeliner such as Mac Fluid Track eyeliner in black, use a brush to draw on some cracks and patches. The key here is to focus on a few key spots to spider out the cracks from and keep the black solid. You can use the same eyeliner to draw lashes on the bottom lash line in an overly exaggerated way. Lastly, finish up with a matching blush and lipstick. You want full on color and isn't too blended, but rather boldly placed. Our favorite lip colors are our long-lasting #badassbosslady liquid lipstick in Badass or Confident.
Get your costume ready with one of our liquid lipsticks and as always, a portion of proceeds will be donated to women’s literacy charities, because illiteracy is the real fright!
At Make The Rest Up we are often inspired by celebrity makeup styles and of course, celebrity good deeds. We couldn't help but highlight Lady Gaga, especially given the intimate and honest look we get to her with her new documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two. While she works to overcome sexism in the music industry and debilitating pain, she manages to continue to inspire her fans, especially those in the LGBTQ community.
Women's Equality Day is on Saturday! We want to celebrate our right to vote with 25% off ANY order on www.maketherestup.com all weekend! Plus, read all our tips for making the most of this historic day.
Big News! After careful consideration, we are going to be focusing exclusively on relaunching Make The Rest Up to focus on our content to empower women, and extending our makeup line beyond lipsticks. Which means.... we are selling the beloved VANity! Thanks for the amazing couple of years, and if you, or someone you know are interested, have them reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org!
What sort of content do you want to see from us? We hope to focus on topics such as:
- Navigating the workplace and gender discrimination
- Negotiating your well deserved raise or promotion
- Dressing for work professionally while feeling unique
- Understanding unconscious bias
- and more!
Comment below with your suggestions on what types of subjects you want Make The Rest Up to tackle! As always, we want to stay focused on empowering women, and donating back to women's causes through charitable donations made from your purchases!
I just want to say thank you for being a customer, friend and supporter. Exactly a year ago we started on this journey to change the beauty industry. We have a lot of work ahead of us but we couldn't be more grateful for the amazing people we have gotten to know throughout the last year.
Tis the season for holiday parties! That means sparkly dresses, cozy sweaters, and a FIERCE red lip.
At Make The Rest Up you have the option of choosing your own look or a look inspired by celebrity makeup styles. For a bold, red lip and winged eyeliner that is just perfect for the holiday season, choose the T Swift. This classic but still modern look is perfect for date night or a girls’ night out!
That mission hasn't changed, we still believe firmly in these ideals, but we couldn't ignore the question we get asked 99% of the time we talk to you, our customers. "Where can I buy this product?" As such, while we still plan to carry a variety of affordable and luxury items and allow women to try and play in a safe space, we are proud to announce our own line of #bassassbosslady liquid lipsticks.
This week we get to feature a true #badassbosslady, Meredith Berman, The Director of TX Wine Community for Infinite Monkey Theorem. Here, she tells us about all the joys and challenges that come with being a woman in a male dominated field, while staying true to her feminine roots and managing a growing family.
With wedding season approaching, so is the bachelorette party planning! Austin has quickly become a destination for the bride and her besties to get out on the town, and we wanted to give you a shortlist of go-to venues and activities. We’ve got you covered from where to stay, where to eat, and what to do!
While not all of us can pull of an Elle Woods Bunny costume as confidently as she can, we can still have some fun with animal inspired costumes on Halloween. Whether you are looking to go realistic or playful, the Kitty Cat is a great costume for all ages.
A flawless face from Make The Rest Up can make or break your night. But in addition to the perfect red lip or smokey eye (or why not both!) we wanted to round up some of our favorite products that will help you make the most of your Make The Rest Up experience.
The skeleton mask comes in two amazing variations: The Sugar Skull and The Skull. A great option for a couples costume or for anyone going solo, you can keep the outfit simple because everyone will be focused on your amazing face makeup.
I have a ton of small business tips that I could share but I think the most important are to not lose focus, to think pragmatically, crunch the numbers, and really understand your market and the need for your business. If you are starting small, take it one step at a time. And don't overplan, at some point, you just have to do it. Make the list, check things off, open the doors. It takes hard work and luck, so go for it!
Removing makeup at the end of the day is so important to skin health. Neglecting this daily habit can leave pores clogged and cause premature aging. Who wants that?! The good news is, even in a time crunch, there are efficient ways to quickly remove your makeup and let your skin breathe before heading to bed. Here are some of our favorite products.
We’re kicking off our Freaky Friday Series leading up to Halloween with our collection of the undead. This classic halloween costume can come in many variations, the witch, the vampire and the zombie (or zombae, holla to the queen!).
The Zombie is perfect for both men and women especially for a costume on a budget. Pair the sunken makeup with an old torn up pair of jeans and a wrinkled unwashed shirt (if you feel extra fancy, rub some dirt on it!) and voila! You will be scaring the neighborhood children in no time.
The Witch or the Vampire can also be a great unisex costume. Dress this up or down with full length black attire, add a pointy hat, some black boots and you are ready to ride away on your broomstick. Replace your hat with some pointy fangs and a dab of fake blood (on us of course!) and you are an instant blooding sucking creature of the night.
By adding some professional makeup to enhance your costume, you can create a killer Halloween look that will make for some amazing pictures and memories. Book your 2 hour private rental with Make The Rest up and our team of artists will get you (and 3-6 friends) ready in no time (the $250 minimum counts towards your services)! See the rest of our menu, book today and as always, a portion of proceeds will be donated to women’s literacy charities, because illiteracy is the real fright!
At Make The Rest Up you have the option of choosing your own look or a look inspired by celebrity makeup styles. For a bronzed, smokey eye and illuminated complexion choose The J Glow. This natural and glowing look is great for any event where you want to look like a Bronze Goddess!