Which undertones suit you best? I always start a makeup lesson teaching my clients about colors. From eye color to skin color, it is important to learn what works best to complement your features and undertones. To begin, you need to figure out whether you have cool, warm or neutral undertones. Doing this can take… Continue reading How to: Finding Your Skin’s Undertone!!!
Don't overdo the shimmer - if you have shine on your eyes, keep lips nude or matte; if lips are shimmering, keep eyes to a similar pearl finish and avoid shimmer on your face. There are myriad shimmering shades for eyes, from all-out sparkle to subtle pearl. Try before buying, as shades that seem subtle… Continue reading My Favorite Glitter & Shimmer Tips and Tricks! (From One Makeup Artist to Another)
From a barely there French manicure, to classic red, to dramatic chocolate and navy, to fashion-forward neons and metallics, immaculately manicured nails always give a groomed and polished impression. Available in a rainbow of colors - from natural beiges and pale pinks, through every imaginable shade of red, to statement colors such as acid yellow,… Continue reading All About Nails: Tips and Tricks!!!
For the elegant glamour of 1050s Hollywood, red lips never go out of style, but precision is essential. Choose a lipstick that suits your coloring - deep, plumy reds look fantastic on dark skin tones, cool blue-based reds suit pink-toned and pale skin, while orange-based reds are less draining on a warmer complexion (but make… Continue reading Red Lips: Everything You Need To Know! Tips & Tricks!!!
Coral, tangerine, and cherry lipsticks are difficult to wear, but with the right approach they can be sophisticated and bring out the golden tones in skin. Bright oranges look great on women with medium to dark complexions - those with very fair skin or red hair should give them a miss. A gloss finish makes… Continue reading Bright Lips: Three Simple Tips To Follow!!!
Spots There are hundreds of products aimed at healing spots, but none makes them disappear instantly. That's where make-up comes in, but be careful- a badly covered spot is more noticeable than one left bare. No Squeezing!!! Squeezing blackheads will enlarge the pores, while spots become inflamed and take longer to heal. For blackheads use… Continue reading Concealer 101: Tips & Tricks Part 2!
Concealer 101 Part 1: Color-Matching Concealer Tips Color-match in natural light. Blend a little concealer around your nostril: the correct shade will disappear into your skin. Make sure the concealer is not too light for your skin, as this will accentuate blemishes and dark circles. Liquid concealers are the sheerest and are ideal if you… Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Concealer!!! Concealer 101! Tips & Tricks!!! 🙂
Always prepare your skin properly before you start. Foundation applied to dry skin quickly looks flaky. Powder on top makes it worse and blending blush becomes impossible. Apply an appropriate moisturizer for your skin and let it sink in for five to ten minutes before applying foundation- this will prevent a patchy finish. This is… Continue reading Foundation Application 101: Tips & Tricks! Everything You Want or Need to Know about Foundation!!!!
Whatever palette you choose, here's a guide to applying eyeshadow using three toning shades - highlight, mid, and defining color. This method applies whether you're using neutral cream, taupe, and brown for a natural daytime look or a more dramatic combination of pale lilac, plum, and amethyst for nighttime glamour. Choose good-quality brushes for dense… Continue reading Step-By-Step Guide to Perfect Eyeshadow Application!!!
Blue eyes - Enhance by selecting an eyeshadow in a complementary color to the iris. The complementary color to blue is orange, so shadows with an ocher, copper, or terra-cotta tone create a complementary contrast. Peach has a tint of orange, so is a perfect shade for a subtle daytime look. Opting for a dark… Continue reading Color Wardrobe For Eyes!!!