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!!!
Layering is applying eyeshadow on a gradient, with the lightest shadow color under the brow bone and the darkest color along the lash line. This technique is great for any makeup novice and essential for people with mono-lids as well as thin-lids. You can layer up to four shades, ending with a layer of… Continue reading Eyeshadow Techniques: Layering Eyeshadow!!!
Hooded eyelids droop over the eye crease, pushing the eyelashes down over the eye. It can be frustrating to apply makeup, as products tend to smear, and eyeliner and eyeshadow applications disappear under the lid. When applying eyeshadow, add a contour color slightly above the hooded lid to create the illusion of depth and to… Continue reading Makeup for Hooded Eyelids!!!
I hope this look will inspire you to mix colors together. You don't always have to stay in the same family of colors and don't be afraid to play with colors, create interesting eye look. Mix and match them. I've chosen to work with gold, green and vanilla here. These colors that can be worn… Continue reading Experiment With Color (How-To Eye Makeup for Beginners)!!!
This is my go-to technique for myself as well as what I teach my clients who want to create a more dramatic eye. This look offers the right amount of impact on most occasions and will not disappoint. Begin by applying the lightest shade across your entire lid, under the eyebrow arch and inner corner… Continue reading Formal Day or Night Eye Look!!!
Tips Before We Begin: Apply your eye base first. Do not apply any foundation or face makeup. Apply your eye makeup first. It will feel a little strange at first because the order in which you do things is different. However, when working with dark shadows, and pigments, you will inevitably have "fall-out" collect underneath… Continue reading Makeup & Eyes: Smokey Eyes for Beginners!!!
Cheek Using a highlighting product, or a light eyeshadow works just as well, apply it in a thin line along the top of your cheekbone. Blend it upwards and over the top of your eyebrow, in a "C" shape. This technique defines your cheeks and is what is now commonly referred to as the "JLo Glow".… Continue reading Highlight Basics For Beginners!!!