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!!!
Rosacea is an area of redness on the skin. It most commonly occurs in the cheek area and across the nose, as well as the chin and sometimes the forehead. A lot of women develop slight cases of rosacea after they start having "their own private summers," due to the hormonal changes of menopause. Some… Continue reading All About Rosacea!!!
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!!!!
The objective is to create a fuller looking eyebrow, which is more defined, to frame the eye beautifully. Try not to make the eyebrows too thick or heavy. The goal is to create a balanced, complimentary looking brow. Look for a powder eyebrow product that is specifically formulated for the eyebrows. The one I use… Continue reading How to Apply Eyebrow Powder!!!! (Like A Pro)
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!!!!
Under-eye puffiness is when the area under the eye is raised and puffed. Because it is raised and stands out away from the skin, the fact that you are usually lit from above accentuates the puffiness, by creating a shadow underneath the puffy area. This draws, even more, attention to your problem. You cannot improve… Continue reading How to Correct & Disguise Under-Eye Puffiness (Eye Bags)!!!
We ooh and ahh over perfectly defined eyes with liquid eyeliner, yet most of us shy away from trying it out ourselves. Shake off the intimidation, people! Everyone can wear liquid eyeliner to create an enchanting, entrancing glance. Today's liquid eyeliner formulas go on smooth and keep flaking at bay, and many are waterproof for… Continue reading Liquid 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!!!
One of the best tips I share with my clients is to set your foundation and concealer with a light dusting of powder. By setting our base with powder, we create perfect long-wear makeup that will last all day long. Best of all, everything you apply on top will also last longer, and will stay… Continue reading Everything You Want To Know About POWDER!!!!