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“Girl, How Did You Get Those Brows?”

23 Mar

Hi Beauties,

A few weeks ago I posted a pic that sparked a few questions about how I fill in my brows. My routine by NO means was an overnight success, it took a lot of trial and error to find one that worked.

I used to try to fill them in with eyeshadow, but they didn’t seem natural enough and sometimes very harsh looking. I also tried the pencil method, but the end result wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I started watching a lot of Youtube videos and began mixing both techniques with a little concealer to achieve the “BROWS” I proudly sport today.

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Tools/Products Used: MAC Lip Pencil Chestnut , Sonia Kashuk flat angle brush (target) MAC NW45 Concealer, MAC flat brush (212 is similar number is rubbed off) w-Embark Eyeshadow, MAC Pencil Brush 219. I also love using a spooley brush, which is basically a mascara wand. It’s really good for grooming the eyebrows in place once you’ve filled them in.

 

Step 1-2

Outline brows (top & bottom) with the pencil of  your choice. Do not use black to outline or fill in the entire brow.  It is okay to use black if you use small, soft strokes to define the tail of your brow (end).

Step 3

Use a natural color eyeshadow with a flat brush to fill in your brows. Use extremely soft strokes as you fill in the outer portion, leaving the very tip semi filled in.
 

Step 4-5 

Use concealer with a flat angle brush to outline and clean-up brows. This will make those brows POP and can also serve as a base for your eyebrow highlight.
 

Step 6 

Use a small dense brush to feather the concealer into your skin.
 

Step 7

Starting at the outer tip, use the same dense brush to blend the concealer outward giving your brows a airbrushed faded look.
 
 
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I hope this helps Beauties… Until next time  MUAH~~

Wet N Wild 8 Palette Review

4 Dec

Hi Beauties…I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend. As promised, I wanted to share this EXTREMELY late review on the Wet N Wild 8 Palettes that came out earlier this year.  Each palette was $4.99 and I purchased them from Walgreens.  If you are look for some new vibrant colors that are budget friendly these shadows are perfect for you.

Comfort Zone is the perfect Neutral palette. The colors are very warm tone and have a nice mix of matte/shimmer shadows.

Petal Pusher in all honesty, this palette is my  least favorite out of the three. I find that the colors are very chalky and not as vibrant as the other colors in the collection.

Blue had me at hello is my FREAKIN Favorite. The name speaks for itself….the colors are BOLD and BEAUTIFUL!!!

PROS:

  • inexpensive
  • colors are vibrant and silky
  • ability to create a lot of looks
  • sleek 8 palette design

Cons:

  • not really a con———-> You HAVE to wear a primer to prevent creasing/long wear (which is true for most brands)
  • Petal Pusher palette colors are not as vibrant and not very friendly on darker skin
  • They sell out very quick so if you see them BUY THEM

Have you tried any of these Palettes? If so, which one do you like the most?

Until Next time Beauties…MUAH

FOTD:Sunset Eyes

17 Aug

Hi Beauties…Here is a look that I did inspired by the beautiful Sunset we had the other night! This look is super is to re-create and very affordable! The coolest part about this look is the lipstick that I made to complete the look. Check out the video and pics below!

 

MAC-Coppering / MAC-Hey/ Revlon-Hint of Ruby Blush

Until next time Beauties…MUAH

Back to Basics: Part 3 “How to Line Your Eyes”

15 Aug

Hi Beauties…Welcome back! There are three basic ways to line your eyelids: Pencil, Powder, or Liquid Liner. Check out the video below for an easy way to apply all three.
 

Until next time Beauties….

>Everyday Look ~ To Evening Wear

3 Feb

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                                                          Products Used For This Look

                                                                                        

              Face- MAC Fluid NW-45/ MAC Blot Powder Medium-dark/N.Y.C Sun 2 Sun Bronzer Powder

           Cheeks-Soft Pink Coastal Scents Blush Pallet day look  Revlon Hint of Ruby evening look

            Eyebrows-Maybeline Define A Brow- Dark / MAC Embark Eyeshadow

                                                                      ~Eyes~

          Lid- MAC Expensive Pink 

          Crease-Neutral Brown BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Pallet day look / MAC Carbon-evening look

          Eyebrow HighlightMatte finish Vanilla BH Cosmetics 28 Neutral Pallet

           Lashes- Ardell  Demi / MAC Zoom Lash Mascara

                  Eyeliner-NYX Black / White Pencil  BSS-Liquid Liner

             Lips- BSS-Gloss day look / MAC Shag Lipstick evening look

                                                                                                     

 

 

 

      **Please inbox me if you have any questions about products or techniques used in this video. Thank you for watching….PLEASE SUBSCRIBE**

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

>I Don’t Wear Makeup Because…

12 Jan

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Hi Beauties…far too many times I hear women say that they like the way makeup looks on other people, but not on themselves. Makeup takes a lot of practice, but once you get the hang of the basic steps it’s elementary my dear…elementary. Here are the “Top 5 Reasons” I feel women don’t wear makeup, and solutions to their obstacles.

 
1. People are intimidated by the concept of buying makeup- Down right SCARED in a lot of situations. With so many brands the choices are limitless and that alone can deter many.

Solution- The first thing you need to do is determine your skin type. Do you have normal, dry, oily, or combination skin? Knowing your skin type is will be instrumental is deciding which foundation, blush, eyeshadow, etc is best for you. If you need help choosing your skin type click HERE! Use the guide below as a guide in selecting the right foundation.

Dry, Normal Skin type- Cream Foundation
Dry, Normal, Combination Skin Type- Liquid Foundation
Combination, Oily Skin Type- Powder
All Skin Types- Mineral Makeup


 2. Too expensive- Thanks to Celebs, Models, and other UNREALISTIC creatures, many feel they have to run to the nearest makeup counter and splurge a car payment to look good. FALSE

 

 

 Solution- There is really no need to spend a lot of money on expensive products that you don’t know how to use. You will get frustrated and toss the products under your sink in never never land! Invest in a good foundation and skimp on the rest. That’s right I said it! ….Your local beauty supply and drugstore can be your BEST FRIEND. Brands such as Maybelline, NYX, Milano, Rimmel, L’oreal, Revlon, and Wet and Wild (to name a few) make good quality lipsticks, liners, blush, mascara, and even eyeshadow. I still use a lot of these brands and recommend them to my clients as well. (I will post a detail list of products that I like from each brand in another post really soon!)You may also want to look into purchasing eyeshadow quads to take the guess work out of color combinations and give you more bang for your buck$.

 

 

 

 

3. Not enough time in the morning- There is a misconception that a flawless face takes 30 min to an hour. WRONG

 

 

Solution- A basic face should take about 5-10, okay 15 minutes when you are starting out. Here are a few basic steps to help get you on your way.

 

 

Apply moisturizer all of your face and neck

 

 

– Once your moisturizer is dry apply a primer to your face / eyelids. A primer is used as a base coat to help your makeup last longer.

 

 

– Use a clean mascara wand or small grooming brush and comb through your eyebrows

 

 

– Dust a neutral color eyeshadow over the entire lid (at least two shades darker then your skin tone) using a flat makeup brush. Build the intensity of the color by using patting motions.

 

 

      Flat Eyeshadow Brush

 

 

If you choose to wear one color make sure you blend the lid color into your crease for a natural finish. For definition apply a darker color to your crease with a dome shape brush. Use windshield wipe motions (back and forth) to eliminate any harsh lines.

 

 

Dome Shape Brush

 

 

Apply a mascara and liner of your choice

 

 

-Concealer / Foundation- You can apply concealer and foundation before you apply eyeshadow if you like, but I would suggest putting a little powder under your eyes in case a fall out occurs. Fall out is when particles of eyeshadow, liners, etc fall unto your face making things very messy! If this happens, simply take a fluffy powder brush a dust away the particles. You made need to re-apply a thin layer of foundation. I like to dab a generous amount of concealer on the back of my hand to warm it up and apply it with my fingers for a smoother application. You can also use disposable sponges if that works best for you. Apply the concealer to any areas that you would like to camouflage such as dark areas under the eyes and any blemishes that can not be covered with powder.

 

 

-Foundation- Use a fluffly brush and apply your foundation in small circle like motions for a flawless finish. Do not forget to apply it to your temples, ears, jawline, and neck. BLEND, BLEND, BLEND. *If you are using a liquid foundation you will need to use a translucent powder to set it.*

 

 

Powder Brush   Disposable Sponges

 

 

-Blush optional…but it really makes a difference. Select a warm color blush that is complimentary to your skin tone (if you need help selecting one let me know) Apply using a smaller angled brush. Start at the apple of your cheeks and fade in upward motions towards your temple. *A little goes a long way so be very generous with the amount of blush used*.

 

 

Contour / Blush Brush

 

 

-Lips…Choose a lipstick of your choice and apply a sheer coat of gloss for a sassy finish. *Lip liner is optional*

 

 

4. Bad experience at the makeup counter- I get it…far too many times people go to the makeup counter and leave looking like BOZO the clown. TRUE!!!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Solution- BE CLEAR. Anytime you have a situation that is open to interpretation, human error will occur. Makeup is no exception to this rule! I would strongly suggest bringing pictures of different looks that you like and bring them to your consultation. Explain exactly what you like and dislike about the looks that way you and your artist are on the same page. *Keep in mind that they are artist and will use creative freedom to put a spin on the look*.

 

 

5. I don’t know where to put it- The process of makeup application can be frustrating…IF you don’t have clear guidance! TRUE

 

 

 

*REFER TO THE SIMPLE STEPS IN #3*

 

 

I hope this post helps you, and as always I appreciate any feedbacks or questions. Until next time Beauties!

 

 

 

 

 

 

>Hot Pink Lips For The Fall

1 Dec

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Hot Pink lips are not just for the spring. We are starting to see more and more designers incorporate the bright hue into their collections. Rules are made to be broken…pink it up!

>FAB LAshEs

4 Apr

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