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!!!
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!!!
A "cat eye", or the modern version of this 50s style eye makeup, has been in fashion forever. It is really easy to emulate. You will need a liquid liner or a cream liner and an angled brush, to create this gorgeous eye. This example uses a light shade; a neutral brown shade and, a… Continue reading How To;The Popular Cat Eye!!!
False eyelashes are like shoes - they either fit or they don't fit correctly, they are uncomfortable, they can fall off or worse, they will look fake when you don't want them to. As a makeup artist, I use some sort of false lash in nearly every makeup look I do. My two favorite things… Continue reading False Eyelashes: Everything You Need to Know Including Tips & Tricks!!
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!!!
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!!!!
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!!!
Eyeliner can be dramatic or subtle, sexy or innocent. Different textures can be applied in different ways to accessorize the eyes- from liquid and gel to pencil, in colored, glitter, or metallic finishes. Eyeliner can be drawn all the way around the eye or just along the top or bottom; you can draw halfway along… Continue reading Eyeliner: Everything You Need To Know!!