No Makeup “Makeup” | Natural Radiance | She Glows

The one makeup look that will never go out of style is the…

dum da da dum 

Au Naturel look.

Not a surprise I’m sure, but seriously there is nothing more envy worthy than someone who is confident in their own skin. Although I would love to truly rock this look and feel great, I admit it…I cheat and mimic a bare face with a few essential products. (See list below).

Now ideally, who wouldn’t love to roll out of bed and head out of the house with a flawless complexion, bright eyes, and defined cheek bones without applying an ounce of makeup.  But let’s be real that is just not the case most days (or any day for that matter).  Lately I’ve found myself gravitating toward more neutral complementary products to be applied sparingly.  So if your mornings or anything like mine, forget the cream contour and ditch the winged liner. Simply take an extra 5 to 10 minutes then get on your way looking great in your own skin (well almost…).

Below are a list of products that I like to use to achieve my Au Naturel flawless finish:









The Romantic | Makeup Look

A romantic makeup look perfect for any occasion.

The Romantic

A fresh, soft, natural makeup look

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I wanted to share a soft romantic makeup look that enhances natural features.  The look utilizes subtle color to define the eyes and cheeks.  The key to this look is to find a concealer that is just one to two shades lighter than your normal foundation to apply under the eyes and below the cheeks.  See my full list of products below.  (PS. These are all staples in my cosmetic bag…no one hit wonders here!)

The Romantic – Fresh, soft, natural makeup look – @michkalon







  • Foundation – bareMinerals Original Foundation in golden tan
  • Bronzer –  bareMinerals All Over Face Color in warmth
  • Concealer – NARS Creamy Concealer – Custard
  • Highlight – Urban Decay Naked 2 – Bootycall
  • Blush– NARS Blush – Orgasm


  • Eyeshadow Lid– Urban Decay Naked 2 – Tease & Half Baked
  • Eyeshadow Crease– Urban Decay Naked 2 – Tease
  • Eyeliner Lower Lid– Urban Decay Naked 2 – Busted
  • Eyeliner Upper Lid- Stila stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner- intense black
  • Mascara– Smashbox Cosmetics- Full Exposure


  • Argan Oil– Josie Maran – Argan Infinity (Intensive Creamy Oil)


Ohhhh and one last tip….

Never forget to prime…..

Here I used Benefits POREFessional!

Happy Valentine’s Day!




Fall Makeup | Dark Lips | Beauty Tips

Seasonal Fall Makeup | Dark Lip
Seasonal Makeup for Fall 2015 | Dark Brown Lip | MichKalon

The above look has been my “Go To” look for the Fall Season. Nothing says Fall to me more than Pumpkin Spice Lattes and a Dark Matte Lip. To complete any Fall look opt for a dark brown lip matte lip color, subtle contour, and a warm brown smokey eye.

Beauty Tip: Dap your finger in a creamy gold eyeshadow and dab it onto the center of your bottom lip.  This creates a touch of dimension and shine for extra lushious lips!


Travel Adventures~White Sands New Mexico

I recently found myself in one of the most extraordinary places.  Standing in the silence, while watching an oncoming hail storm I witnessed magnificent skies and uncanny beauty.  A sense of calmness rushed through my body.  All due to the effortless beauty the White Sands National Park offers to its visitors. If you ever find yourself in West Texas or New Mexico, I would make the time to experience the white sand dunes. It most certainty was worth my while. #NoDisappointments


White Sands New Mexico View
White Sands National Park,  New Mexico ~ Incredible Views

Pumpkin Pie Almonds ~ Paleo & Vegan Fall Favorite

Pumpkin Pie Almonds

Fall is in full swing, which means that no one can get enough of all things pumpkin flavored. While on Pinterest, I stumbled upon this super easy recipe for pumpkin pie almonds from Knead to Cook Blog. If you are a nut fan, this is the perfect fall recipe for you. Check it out below!

Pumpkin Pie Almonds
Vegan and Paleo Snacks ~ Pumpkin Pie Almonds


2 cups of raw almonds
3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
2 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice seasoning
4 tablespoons of organic agave or honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Sea Salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment or foil.

Into a bowl place your almonds.  Then add cinnamon, spice, agave or honey and vanilla.  Toss to coat each nut.  Spread the nuts evenly on the cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake for 18-20 minutes.  Let cool and serve.


Everyday Natural Makeup Look

Everyday Natural Makeup Look

This look is perfect for a touch of everyday glam to achieve a natural glow. Read on if you want to know how I created the look!

natural makeup, office looks, everyday makeup, beauty tutorial
Natural Makeup~MichKalonBeauty

This is a fairly simple look. I did some basic contouring/highlighting, neutral eyeshadows & modest winged eyeliner to complete the look.  See the mix of bareMinerals, Josie Maran, Urban Decay, & Stila products I used below:


  • Foundation – bareMinerals Original Foundation in golden tan
  • Bronzer –  bareMinerals All Over Face Color in warmth
  • Concealer – bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Concealer in summer bisque
  • Highlight – Urban Decay Naked 2 – Foxy
  • Blush– bareMinerals READY Blush in THE INDECENT PROPOSAL


  • Eyeshadow Lid– Urban Decay Naked 2 – Suspect
  • Eyeshadow Crease– Urban Decay Naked 2 – Snakebite
  • Eyeliner Lower Lid– Urban Decay Naked 2 – Blackout
  • Eyeliner Upper Lid- Stila stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner- intense black
  • Mascara– Josie Maran- Argan Black Oil Mascara


  • Argan Oil– Josie Maran – Argan Infinity (Intensive Creamy Oil)

Above are my “Go To” products that I would never want to live without. Although this may seem like a lot of products, the look above only takes about 10 mintues to complete! Absolutely Love It!


Yoga Flow Playlist ~ Relaxation Songs

The Perfect 1 Hour Yoga Flow Playlist for Relaxation


Relaxation Songs: The 1 Hour Yoga Flow Playlist

Here is a perfect playlist for any yogi’s nighttime flow.  This one hour compliation of songs is sure to help you let go and be present for a little relaxation time before bed.

Without further ado…

Dim you lights, grab your ipod, and press play!

  1. Only The Winds ~ Olafur Arnalds
  2. Lucid Truth ~ Blackmill
  3. So Close ~ Olafur Arnalds (Feat. Arnor Dan)
  4. Miracle ~ Blackmill
  5. Fiction ~ The XX
  6. Freedom ~ Anthony Hamilton & Elayna Boynton
  7. Bloom ~ The Paper Kites
  8. Midnight ~ Coldplay
  9. Spirit of Life ~ Blackmill
  10. Wait ~ M83
  11. Offering Chant ~ Lama Gyurme & Jean-Philippe Rykiel*
  12. The Om ~ Unknown Artist*

*This version of “Offering Chant” and of “The Om” are two of my favorite savasana songs!