Monolids are flat eyelids without a fold, which offer a lot of lid space to work with. To create depth, use the layering technique, applying the darkest color closest to the lashline, neutral tones in the middle, and highlight colors at the brow bone. You can choose to apply one layer of shadow (imagine colors… Continue reading Makeup For Monolids!!!!
If you have medium-sized eyelids and even eyelid spacing, eye makeup application is going to be easier for you than for most others. Your eyelids are naturally defined, and shadows don't have to be placed in any intricate way to give you the illusion of balance. However, this can change with age, so make sure… Continue reading Makeup For Medium Eyelids!!!
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!!!
If you're on the road, out for vacation or just want a kit to touch up your makeup during a night out, you'll want a limited, lightweight kit. When you're home, however, you have much greater freedom. You can build as large or as small a kit as you desire to give you as many… Continue reading What You Need For Your Home Makeup Kit!!!
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!!!!
Putting it all together for a perfect daytime eye is easy for some and challenging for others. The color recommendations below are your staple, go-to colors, and the base from which to build an assortment of eyeshadow shades. Choose three shades of color - light, medium, and dark - which are most flattering to your… Continue reading How To Basic Daytime Eye Look!!!
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!!!
When using a pencil to fill in and shape your eyebrows, use a sharpened pencil so that you have a fine tip to work with. You want to draw in short lines to mimic natural eyebrow hairs. Avoid drawing one continuous line for the entire length of the eyebrow, as this will look very unnatural.… Continue reading How to Apply an Eyebrow Pencil!!!!