The first thing to do when applying lipstick or lip liner is to prep and prime your lips. Covering up chapped lips with lipstick will only accentuate the cracks. Using lip balm has its benefits but regular exfoliation actually removes the dead skin, leaving that soft, plump finish. You can find out how to make… Continue reading How to Apply Lipstick! (The Right Way)
Makeup, in my opinion, is not designed to disguise who you are, but to enhance what you already have. Unique features are what make us beautiful - and more importantly, individuals. Contouring, as we know it through social media, is all about narrowing the nose, hollowing the cheeks and chiseling the cheekbones. Overall, creating illusions.… Continue reading How-To Highlight and Contour!!! (Step by Step)
This is the perfect look to practice that winged eyeliner on! It's the classic cat-eye that everyone knows and loves and it's a great way to really elongate the eye. Let's get started!!! Prep and prime the eyelids. Sweep MAC eyeshadow in Always Sunny over the lid with a flat eyeshadow brush. Brush… Continue reading How-To Achieve the Classic Cat Eye Makeup Look!!!
There are many different ways to apply winged eyeliner and many different products you can use to do so, depending on the look you want to achieve. My favorite eyeliner product is gel eyeliner, with liquid eyeliner on top. The liquid eyeliner on top of the gel makes the black more intense and… Continue reading How-To: Winged Eyeliner!!!
No one has time or energy to set an hour aside every single morning to do their makeup before the day ahead. Depending on how much time you have, you can start off with a few basic products and gradually build up and add steps. Anything that saves a little time and leaves you with… Continue reading How-To Achieve 5/10/15 Minute Makeup Looks!!!!
This is a very simple everyday makeup look which will instantly make your eyes appear brighter! Who doesn't love that! Prep and prime the eyelids. Create a wing using Illamasqua Precision Gel Eyeliner. Add a dark brown eye shadow such as Inglot Matte #329 above the eyeliner and really blend the eye shadow out. This… Continue reading How-To Achieve An Everyday Neutral Makeup Look!!!
As a makeup artist, "How should I apply my foundation?" is definitely one of the most common questions I get asked by friends, family and clients, and it is actually one of the hardest to answer. Every single one of us is so different. We all have different skin types, whether dry, oily, or combination,… Continue reading Applying Foundation!!! (Best Tips)
Put your makeup on in very good lighting. A well-lighted bathroom is good; diffused natural light is better. Avoid getting made up in full sunlight. Update your makeup periodically to keep from looking as if you were perma-plaque in time. It can be sometimes as simple as a new lipstick formula or a different way… Continue reading Enhancing Your Makeup Experience!!!
All About The Pout After you've applied your lipstick or lip gloss, put a dot of concealer, white eyeshadow, or pale shimmery gloss (whatever you use should be paler than the base lip color you're wearing) right in the center of your lower lip. Blend slightly. This will add dimension to your lips. Playing Cupid… Continue reading Lip Tips & Tricks!!! (All You Need To Know)
Complexion perfecting creams and liquids have the power to take you from natural to supernatural. Knowing how to navigate BB Creams, Foundations and beyond is a lifelong skill, because good skin never goes out of style!!! Choosing A Base Whether you're looking for a sheer wash of color or a full complexion overhaul, there's a… Continue reading How-To Pick A Foundation!!! 🙂