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!!!
For most women, the eyes seem to be the most challenging part of applying makeup. It is the most popular part of the lesson with my clients, and also requires the most practice. I recommend that you take your time trying out a number of colors, various shades, and the methods for applying them. Remember… Continue reading All You Need to Know About Eye Makeup!!!
Brown Eyes Play with deep shades of navy and sapphire smudged into the lash line for a subtle edge that is alluring, but not over-the-top. When using blue eyeliner, follow with neutral lid colors like soft shimmering browns for a modern look. Brown-eyed women can also have fun with shades of green. Experiment with forest… Continue reading How to: Make Your Eyes POP!!!
Key Considerations On a date you want to look your most beautiful, with a clear, radiant complexion and your best features enhanced. Makeup should be feminine and sexy, but not overly done. Most men prefer a natural look, so choose soft colors that work well with your skin tone and use shimmery, dewy textures that… Continue reading Top Tips For Your Big Date!!!!
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)
Sometimes eye shadow application can feel like smudging a bunch of product on your eyelid and hoping for the best. Don't settle for that mess, use some of these tricks to get the best smoky or bright colored lids you're dreaming of. Hack 1: White Eyelids Ever wanted a matte, bright eye shadow look? Simply… Continue reading Top Five Eyeshadow Hacks!!!
It's tempting to hang on to makeup until you've used every last drop. But make sure you use it before it becomes a playground for bacteria. Here's how long most makeup products last: Liquid Foundation - 6 to 12 Months Liquid Concealer - 1 Year Powder and Stick Concealer - 2 Years Face Powders -… Continue reading Make-Up Shelf Life!!!
Use a fat brush with soft dense natural bristles. Dip the brush lightly into the powder and tap off the excess. Sweep it lightly over your face to set foundation. If you are prone to shine, the area to focus on with a smaller brush is the central cross of the face. Load the brush… Continue reading The Correct Way to Apply Powder! (3 simple steps!)
Sultry and super-sexy, smoky eyes is one of the most popular evening looks and the one I am most often asked how to do. Depending on your mood, you can tone it down for a more wearable, sophisticated version, or max out the kohl to make it more edgy and rocker-chick. Don't feel limited to… Continue reading Step by Step Guide to Achieve Smoky Eye!!