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!!!!
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!!!
The term 'skin type' refers to two things: how much sebum your skin produces, and where this sebum is most heavily produced. But our skin changes - greasy one day and dry the next. It's under constant attack from internal factors like fluctuating hormones and poor diet, which lead to oiliness and spots, and from… Continue reading All About Your Skin Type: How-To & Tips and Tricks!!!
Long wear lip products tend to be overly drying and can look cakey on the lips. For the days when you need long-lasting lips, follow my simple steps: Use a lip primer, or your foundation and apply a thin layer over your entire lip area. Blot away excess with a tissue. Use your fluffy brush… Continue reading How-To: Long Wearing Lip Color!!!
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!!!
Next, to lipstick, mascara is one of the most popular beauty items purchased and used by women. Mascara defines the eyes and brings attention and color to the lashes. Different formulas offer a variety of effects including, volume, length, curl, or definition. My preference has more to do with the wand's brush than the formula.… Continue reading Mascara 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!!!
Cheek Using the tip of your blush brush, apply a sheer amount of your darker color just slightly above the cheek hollow, starting from the hairline and blending it down around your cheek. You want to create a shadow here. Jaw To create a more defined jawline, go ahead and apply the darker color along… Continue reading Contour Basics for Beginners!!!