Under artificial light or by candlelight at night, makeup can be more vivid and more dramatic. Colors can be darker; cheeks can appear more daringly angular; black mascara a must. You want your face to be mysterious, glamorous, striking. Night invites fantasy. It's time to play! Apply eye cream and moisturizer. Apply foundation, which… Continue reading The Evening Face: All About Intensity!!!
It's easy to take your makeup look from workday to wow: Think sexy textures, like glitter, shimmer, or gloss. A little glitter goes a long way. If you're wearing some, limit it to one body part or feature. Amp up your choices of colors. Think bolder, brighter, darker, or deeper. If you wear: Pinky-Brown, try… Continue reading Day to Night Makeup Tips!!!!
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!!!
False lashes are the perfect way to make your natural lashes look fuller while making your eyes appear larger. I've noticed, over the last few years, that the use of false lashes are becoming more and more popular for special occasions, as well as for every day use. I hope these next few tips help… Continue reading False Eyelashes: Makeup Artist Secret Tips & Tricks!!!!
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)!!!
Pencil eyeliners offer a more natural approach to eye definition and are super easy to apply. Whether you choose a smudgy rock-n-roll look or a fine, barely there line, your eyes will command attention. Look for pencils that glide on smooth and don't pull or tug the delicate eye area. I like gel eyeliners that… Continue reading Pencil Eyeliner Tips & Tricks!!!!
The trick to using bronzer is simply this: applying a light layer of bronzer creates a natural, sun-kissed look. Applying a heavy layer intensifies a summer tan. Either way, this makes bronzer a year-round staple for everyone. I recommend it to everyone, and use it on all of my clients. The right bronzer can add… Continue reading Bronzer 101!!!
Every good makeup artist swears by using a face primer before applying foundation! Doing so will ensure a smooth, even finish, that will not look heavy or caked-on. The primer product that I use helps not only to feed the skin antioxidants, but it also fills in the uneven texture of the skin caused by… Continue reading All About Makeup Primers!!
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!!!