Favorite Makeup Brushes

Favorite Makeup Brushes Hi Loves, I thought I’d share with you what my favorite makeup brushes are to use on set while working and personally. I created a video to go with this blog post. Sigma Beauty Brush Cup Holder – I like to store my personal makeup brushes in these cups and place them on my bathroom counter. They are also great for travel to keep your brushes protected. Favorite Makeup Brushes For The Eyes MAC 217 Blending Brush – Oval shaped brush for power or cream. I like to use this brush for applying eyeshadow in the crease. MAC …

Bronze Eyes Bright Lips

Bronze Eyes Bright Lips Hi Loves, I wanted to share with you how I created this bronze eyes bright lips makeup look. For this makeup look I used the Tartelette in Bloom Palette from Tarte. I carved the shade Smarty Pants in the crease, then added Rebel to darken. Then I placed the shade Leader in the corner. To get that really bronzy look, I added the shade Fire Cracker to the lid. It’s such a stunning eye look! Then I applied two different pink liquid lipsticks to complete this bronze eyes bright lips look. Product List: Tarte Tartelette in …

July Favorites 2016

July Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I filmed a quick video sharing my makeup favorites that I’ve been using a lot during the month of July. These products I have used personally and also on set for work. I hope you end up liking these makeup products as much as I do! ♥ Smashbox Full Exposure Palette – This palette has beautiful universal neutral shades. Great for creating both day and evening looks. I used these eyeshadows in my Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial. Take a look at the pretty look I created. Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes – I recently used this …

Smokey Eye 3 Lip Options

Smokey Eye 3 Lip Options Hi Loves, I created this smokey eye makeup tutorial and provided 3 different lip options. First I started this makeup look by applying the shade Bamboo by MAC Cosmetics. Next, I used the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette, starting with the wheat shade and carving that into the crease. Then I used desert and earthy to darken the eyes to make them more smokey looking. I coated my lashes several times with Haute & Naughty Lash and then added a few Ardell Individuals on each corner. To smoke out my under eye, I used two …

Summer Chic Makeup Tutorial

Summer Chic Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, As some of you know, I’m a pro makeup artist. Even after 10 years, I still love seeing my work get published. I decided to film a tutorial and recreate a makeup look that I did on a model for a photoshoot. I hope you like this Summer Chic makeup tutorial! Products used for this look: Laura Mercier Translucent Powder Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Limited Edition – Stark, Steady, Zone MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 239 Shader Brush MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler MAC …

Sweet Summer Pinks

Sweet Summer Pinks Hi Loves, I created this Sweet Summer Pinks makeup look and filmed a makeup tutorial. Typically, I start with the eyes for every makeup application. I prepped my eyes with foundation and set them with the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. I’ve been loving the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, so I decided to create another look with it. Carve Burnt Orange into the crease Then add Buon Fresco in the lower crease and outside corner Place Vermeer eyeshadow on the lid Go back in with the Burnt Orange shade for more warmth Coat top lashes with …

June Favorites 2016

June Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, It’s that time again! I wanted to share my favorite makeup products that I’ve been using during the month of June. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – This palette is so versatile, you can create so many different looks with it. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – I love this powder because it is lightweight and doesn’t settle into fine lines. Jouer Bronzer in the shade Suntan – This is a great matte bronzer, perfect for summer to warm up the face. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in the scent Vanilla Apricot – This body …

Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial

Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, I created this Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial; this makeup look is fun and simple! I received these makeup brushes compliments of Tweezerman as part of the PreenMe VIP Program and thought I’d test them out. For the eyes I used the Smashbox Full Exposure Mini Palette that I bought at Sephora, it’s so cute! I lightly contoured my cheekbones, added blush, and a highlighter. Then for lips I used a bright Jouer lipstick. This makeup look is totally wearable for daytime. I hope you like Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial! Here are the products I …

Lorac Haul

Lorac Haul Hi Loves, I got a few new items from Lorac Cosmetics and wanted to share them with you. Here are the products I mentioned in my Lorac Haul video. Lorac Lightsource Illuminating Highlighter in the shade Moonlight – This Pink Pearl highlighter is from the Lorac Summer Collection. It has soft focus pigments for a luminous glow. The texture of this highlighter is very smooth, not chunky with glitter. These highlighters are paraben-free. Lorac Alter Ego Lip Liner in the shade Seductress – This lipliner is more of a rosy pink tone, highly pigmented and smudge proof. Lorac …

Teal Makeup Tutorial

Hi Loves, I hope you like this Teal Makeup Tutorial I filmed with my friend Reema. I used the teal shade called Misdemeanor from the Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded palette. It’s such a stunning color and the focus of this makeup look. MAC Wipes MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded Palette – Misdemeanor Eyeshadow MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara Ardell Individual Lashes MAC Studio Mositure Fix Bobbi Brown BBU Palette Laura Mercier Translucent Powder MAC Lingering Eyebrow Pencil Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel MAC Smolder Pencil in the …

Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial

Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, I went to Sephora and bought the new Anastasia Beverly hills Modern Renaissance Palette. It’s beyond gorgeous with pretty vibrant eyeshadow colors. This palette is light lavender on the outside and feels like velvet. I used the shades Burnt Orange, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Venetian Red, and Vermeer. I included contouring and highlighting in this makeup tutorial. For the lips I used a bright magenta lipstick by MAC. I hope you like my Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial! ♥ Products used for this look: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 239 …

One Brand Makeup Tutorial MAC

One Brand Makeup Tutorial MAC Hi Loves, As a makeup artist, I love doing makeup on others. I’ve had a lot of requests to do a makeup on myself and film a makeup tutorial. Since I used to work for MAC, I thought it would be fitting for my first One Brand Makeup Tutorial to be with MAC products. I hope you like this look I’ve created! Product List Bamboo Eyeshadow Blackberry and After Dusk Eyeshadows – From the Cool Neutral Times 15 Palette Nylon Eyeshadow as a highlight Haute & Naughty Lash Studio Moisture Fix Studio Sculpt Foundation NC15 Emphasize Pro …

May Favorites 2016

May Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, It’s that time again to share my monthly faves. Here’s my May Favorites 2016! I’ve been really loving the Sigma Eyebrow Pencils. These were created to match most brow hairs and gives a natural effect. I used these for the first time during my Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial and really liked them, so of course I added them to my pro makeup kit. These brow pencils come in four shades: Clean Cut, Dressed Up, Elevate, and Top-Shelf. I like to use the shade Clean Cut for blondes and Top-Shelf for those with dark hair. Dressed …

Supermodel Body For Glowy Skin

Supermodel Body For Glowy Skin Hi Loves, I was recently asked to write an article and submit some of my makeup artistry work for Pelican Hill Magazine! One of the products that I’d like to share with you from the article is the Supermodel Body from Charlotte Tilbury. Summer is upon us and I always like to add a bit of shimmer to the skin. This product is really easy to use. All you have to do is twist the top to “on” and roll it down the center of your legs, arms, and chest. Then lightly blend the product …

The Ritual of Karma Collection

The Ritual of Karma Collection Hi Loves, I received The Ritual of Karma Collection compliments of Rituals as part of the PreenMeVIP program. My room literally smells like a spa! Rituals is a unique lifestyle brand with a passion to change people’s everyday routines into more meaningful rituals. The Ritual of Karma products are part of a limited edition collection. The thought behind this line is “Do good and good will come your way”. The collection comes with a shower foam, shower oil, body scrub, body cream, and a mist. I also received The Rituals of Karma candle and Ginkgo’s Secret Hand …

Jouer Haul

Hi Loves, I had a few minutes to film a makeup haul for you before heading out to do makeup for a photoshoot. Jouer (zhew-ey) means “to play” in French. This brand is all about beauty and style, keeping makeup fun and simple. In my Jouer Haul, I talk about products that I received such as lipsticks, highlighters, and foundations. As soon as I opened the box, I tried on the Essential Lip Enhancer and the Hydrating Lipstick in the shade Whitney (such a pretty color)! My lips felt really moisturized. I love the fact that you can connect all …

Sunburst Makeup Look

Sunburst Makeup Look Hi Loves, I created this pretty Sunburst Makeup Look on my friend Courtney to make her hazel green eyes pop! To create this look, I used the shade Gash from the Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded palette and placed this color right on her lid. To warm up the crease, I used the eyeshadows Texture and Rule by MAC. I highlighted her brow bone, inner corner of the eyes, and cheek bones with Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm. This is such a gorgeous highlighter! To get glowing skin, I mixed a few drops of The Glow …

April Favorites 2016

Hi Loves, I wanted to share my April Favorites 2016 with you. This is makeup that I have been using on set and also some of my personal makeup faves. The first item I’d like to share with you is the lipstick shade Fuchsia from the Stila Sunrise Splendor Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Palette. The lipsticks in this palette go on so smooth and creamy. They are great for dry lips! What I love about this palette is the colors are so beautiful and that you can also wear these as blushes. The shades are English Rose, Lillium, …

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, My friend April came over the other day and I created this pretty makeup look to include rose and gold eyeshadows from the Buxom Dolly’s Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette. I paired the look with a pink blush from Sigma Beauty called Modesty. For the lips, I decided to use a lavender shade from Urban Decay called Bittersweet. I tested out the Sigma Beauty Clean Cut Brow Pencil and Duo Brow Powder in the shade Light. They were really nice to work with! To complete the look, I added Ardell Wispies Lashes. These lashes are inexpensive and …

The Glow Enhancer Tips & Demo

The Glow Enhancer Tips & Demo Hi Loves, I attended IMATS LA a few months ago and preordered The Glow Enhancer by Elcie Cosmetics. I just received this beauty oil in the mail and wanted to share some tips with you on how to get beautiful glowy skin by using this beauty oil. Elcie Cosmetics was created by a makeup artist, Makeup By Lilit (on social media). I chatted with her a little bit while I was at the booth and found out she attended the same makeup school as I did. MUD alums unite! The Glow Enhancer is a …

March Favorites 2016

Hi Loves, I wanted to share my makeup favorites that I’ve been using personally and on set. Here are my March Favorites 2016. MAC Burgundy Times Nine – You can create so many different looks using this eyeshadow palette. These shadows come in an array of textures from matte, to satin, to frost. This palette is great for travel!  Shades include: Noir, Honey Lust, Quarry, Antiqued, Star Violet, Haux, Embark, Sketch, and Poppyseed. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – This concealer has a luminous finish and I tend to use it mostly under the eye area. It is lightweight, buildable, and provides …

Color Correcting Made Simple

Color Correcting Made Simple! Hi Loves! I was in Sephora the other day and picked up the Sephora + Pantone Universe Palette. I tested it out during my Color Correcting Made Simple video that I posted on YouTube. Sephora partnered with global color authority Pantone and developed this Color Correct and Conceal 2 in 1 Palette. I find that this palette is perfect for color correcting and contains all the necessary shades needed to address dark circles, redness, hyperpigmentation, and dullness. The Sephora + Pantone Universe Light/Medium Palette comes with a booklet that provides labeling as reference to color correcting …

Best Nude Lip Liners

Hi Loves, I started a new video serious called Q&A! I posted on social media letting you know that I was thinking of doing this and received a large response of makeup artistry questions. Thank you so much for sending those in! In this video, I’m going to respond to the question, “What are the best nude lip liners?” I will respond with my favorite lip liners that I like to use on set while working and also add in some personal favorites. As promised on my video, here is the product list. Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil – Beige A …

Spring Makeup Haul

Spring Makeup Haul Hi Loves, I went makeup shopping recently and created this Spring Makeup Haul video to share with you what I purchased for my pro makeup kit and my personal makeup collection. I restocked some of the items that I was out of and also bought some new makeup products. I haven’t used any of the Buxom makeup products yet and am excited to test out the new Dolly’s Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette. The Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in the shade Incandescent is becoming a favorite of mine. This highlighter is so pretty!  It’s formulated in a sheer …

February Favorites 2016

February Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I’ve been using these makeup products a lot on set and they have quickly become some of my favorite items. I thought I’d share my current makeup faves with you and film a February Favorites 2016 video. Sigma Beauty Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette – This eyeshadow palette consists of 12 neutral eyeshadow shades that you can create a natural or dramatic eye makeup look. This collection features different finishes in matte, frost, sheen, duo-chrome, and shimmer. Bobbi Brown BBU Palette – This is a corrector, concealer, and foundation palette all in one and perfect for a makeup artist …