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!!! 🙂
Having large eyes and large lid space is a great perk, but be careful that your eyes don't overpower your whole face. To provide balance, keep dark shadows closer to the lashline and avoid going too far up to the brow. Let's Get Started Apply foundation to the eyelid and undereye. Apply a concealer a… Continue reading Makeup For Large Eyes!!!!
Deep-Set eyes are set farther back in the ocular bone. They are large and have a natural shadowing. Using dark shadows in the crease can make eyes appear even deeper. Apply lighter shadows above the crease to bring the crease forward. Using a shimmery shadow in melon keeps deep-set eyes more neutral. If you want… Continue reading Makeup For Deep-Set Eyes!!!
Monolids are flat eyelids without a fold, which offer a lot of lid space to work with. To create depth, use the layering technique, applying the darkest color closest to the lashline, neutral tones in the middle, and highlight colors at the brow bone. You can choose to apply one layer of shadow (imagine colors… Continue reading Makeup For Monolids!!!!
The smokey eye has gotten a bad wrap. A smokey eye should be sultry, nicely blended - a stronger look but still clean and sexy. Darker shadows should be used, but avoid the dreaded "raccoon eyes" - this color palette is not limited to blue or gray shadows. I actually prefer to create smokey eyes… Continue reading Step By Step: Smokey Eye Makeup!!!