As a makeup artist, "How should I apply my foundation?" is definitely one of the most common questions I get asked by friends, family and clients, and it is actually one of the hardest to answer. Every single one of us is so different. We all have different skin types, whether dry, oily, or combination,… Continue reading Applying Foundation!!! (Best Tips)
At First Blush One of the biggest makeup mistakes you can make is contouring with blush. You already know how to contour your face. Blush, meanwhile, is used to give the face a little color and bring your face back to life. First, I want to dispel some of the old myths about placement: Myth… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Blush!!! (Including Cheekbone Placement & Tips)
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!!!!
All About The Pout After you've applied your lipstick or lip gloss, put a dot of concealer, white eyeshadow, or pale shimmery gloss (whatever you use should be paler than the base lip color you're wearing) right in the center of your lower lip. Blend slightly. This will add dimension to your lips. Playing Cupid… Continue reading Lip Tips & Tricks!!! (All You Need To Know)
Create your own tinted moisturizer by simply mixing foundation with an SPF-infused moisturizer and blending it in. Apply a luminizing face primer before foundation to even out your skin's texture and create a perfectly smooth canvas for your makeup. When shopping for your perfect foundation, choose three shades that closely match your skin's tone. Apply… Continue reading Money Saving Beauty Tips!!!
As soon as you wake up, start chugging water and keep drinking-ahem, water, throughout the day. Plain fluids help reduce facial puffiness and counter the dehydrating effects of alcohol. Pop a wet washcloth into the freezer before you step into a cold shower. Yes, I said a cold: you need to stimulate your whole droopy… Continue reading Hangover Beauty Tips & Tricks!!!!
If you really went all out the night before and didn't get any sleep, you're going to need something more than the hacks I suggested. Let's get into some great under-eye tricks and a few natural remedies to make it easier to erase your lack of sleep. Red Lipstick and Concealer - It sounds weird, but… Continue reading How-To Cheat Sleep Beauty Hacks!!!
Puffiness can be the result of fluid retention in the tissue, under the eyes, which may be exacerbated by eating processed foods with high sodium content, as well as by dehydration. The inflammation under the skin could also be due to an allergic reaction, perhaps to a fragrance in a skin care, cosmetic, or household… Continue reading How-To Fight Puffiness!!!!
Deep-Set eyes are set farther back in the ocular bone. They are large and have a natural shadowing. Using dark shadows in the crease can make eyes appear even deeper. Apply lighter shadows above the crease to bring the crease forward. Using a shimmery shadow in melon keeps deep-set eyes more neutral. If you want… Continue reading Makeup For Deep-Set Eyes!!!