Beach Day Makeup

Hi Loves, I filmed this Beach Day Makeup Tutorial before Summer and finally had a bit of time to edit! Better late than never I suppose. My friend Sandy came over and I created this simple makeup look for the beach or the pool. This look is light and wearable, perfect for the hot Summer weather! I wanted to keep the foundation natural and light looking, so I used Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation. I love it because it looks like real skin when applied. To warm up Sandy’s face, I used the Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer …

Peach Makeup Look

Peach Makeup Look Hi Loves, As most of you know, I’m a makeup artist in Orange County, California. On my days off, I like to film makeup looks for my YouTube channel “Makeup By Debra”. I wanted to create a pretty peach makeup look and film it. I thought this look would be perfect for Summer. I used one coat of foundation since I really wanted something light weight for the hot Summer months. Using the Chloe Morello Ciate London palette, I created this simple peachy eye and paired it with a bright lip. For highlight, I used this gorgeous …

BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Lip Gloss Swatches

BH Cosmetics Nude Rose Lip Gloss Swatches Hi Loves, I received these beautiful lip glosses from BH Cosmetics and wanted to swatch them for you. (Note: This is not a sponsored blog/video). As some of you know, I’m a working makeup artist in Orange County, California. I want to put these glosses in my pro kit, so I swatch them on my palette first and use a lip brush to apply them to ensure proper sanitary use. From the BH Cosmetics website “Accent your lips with creamy, gleamy color using our Nude Rose Lip Gloss, a collection of nine luscious, …

Summer Glow

Hi Loves, I created this Summer Glow makeup look on my friend and model Chelsea. I wanted this look to be super light and wearable. For the skin, I created a foundation cocktail that would provide sheer coverage. I chose gold and peach shadows, added a dusting of bronzer for warmth, and used one of my favorite highlighters to bring out her gorgeous cheekbones to get that summer glow. For lips, I used a brand new shade of lipgloss from BH Cosmetics called Hepburn. These are the products I used for this Summer Glow look: MAC Vanilla MAC Texture Urban …

Makeup For Your Wedding

Makeup For Your Wedding Hi Loves! It’s one of my favorite times of the year… wedding season! Congrats to all of the brides-to-be! ♥ You’ve spent countless hours choosing your dress, florist, wedding site, caterer, photographer, hairstylist… and now you are wondering what to do with your makeup! Here are a few reasons why to hire a makeup artist for your wedding. All eyes will be on you, the bride! A professional makeup artist will create the perfect look for your wedding day. Makeup artists have a trained eye and will be able to select beautiful colors that will suit you. …

BTS Fashion

Hi Loves, As you all know, I’m a makeup artist in Orange County, CA. I filmed this BTS Fashion video in December and finally got around to editing it today. I know it’s now May… a little late,  but better than never. Model Kelli Kickham and I have been planning on collaborating for years and I was so excited that we eventually got around to shooting! Lovely photographer Anna Buder was on set with us to take some amazing photos. I was doing the makeup and filming this video. Please note that hair was done by Madison Reeves, clothes are …

Soft Glowy Makeup

Soft Glowy Makeup Hi Loves, I had a little time to film a makeup tutorial over the weekend. For this look, I created a soft glowy makeup. I wanted a really subtle “lit from within” look that is wearable and easy to recreate. I used Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid on the high points of my face to achieve the “glow”. Pairing a neutral eye with soft pink shades for the cheeks and the lips really brought this look together to achieve this soft glowy makeup look. Products I used in my makeup tutorial: MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation Laura Mercier …

Valentine’s Date Night Makeup

Valentine’s Date Night Makeup Hi Loves, I created this look with inspiration of Valentine’s Day. I wanted to use mainly pinks for this makeup look, so I chose a really pretty glitter from Sigma Beauty. I didn’t really plan out this look, I just created it as I went. For lips, I ended up using a lip gloss called Tango from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I hope you like this Valentine’s Date Night Makeup look! Here are the products I used: MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC15 Laura Mercier Translucent Powder MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow MAC 217 BH Cosmetics Modern Neutral 28 …

Simple Holiday Makeup Tutorial

Simple Holiday Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, Former model Kaylen (who I’ve worked with in the past) stopped by for this simple Holiday Makeup tutorial. I wanted to keep this look simple, so that anyone can recreate it. First I prepped the eyes with foundation. Next I set the eyes with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. Then I applied the shade Unattainable from the Lorac Unzipped Shimmer & Matte Eyeshadow Palette. To deepen the look a bit, I applied the shade Unsensored from the same palette. Next I added MAC Blacktrack Gel Eyeliner starting from the outside corner, dragging to the middle. …

November Favorites 2016

November Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I finally sat down and filmed my November Favorites 2016! Better late than never, right? I decided to do something different; instead of choosing my favorite makeup products from each category, I share my favorite highlighters that I’ve been using during the month of November. My first favorite highlighter is the Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light, which is an opalescent pearl powder. The Hourglass Cosmetics website states that this powder is formulated in a sheer base with concentrated ultra-fine micro pearl particles in varying sizes and refraction levels to give off a natural luminescent highlight to …

Holiday Glitter Makeup Tutorial

Holiday Glitter Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, My friend Rachel and her daughter Katie came over to film this Holiday Glitter Makeup Tutorial. This makeup look is all about the glitter! ♥ First I prepped the eye with foundation and applied MAC Vanilla all over. This will help the other eyeshadows blend out better. Next, I took MAC Soft Brown and applied that to the crease. Then in the lower crease, I applied MAC Wedge for added definition. Using the Smashbox Full Exposure Travel Palette, I took the light shade and added that to the lid. To apply the glitter, I …

Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini Lip Gloss Set

Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini Lip Gloss Set Hi Loves! I finally purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini Lip Gloss Set on their website for $28! These shades are so perfect for Fall and Winter! ♥ I ended up buying two sets, because one will be part of my Instagram giveaway! My Instagram is makeupbydebra Make sure you check it out for the contest details! This set contains six mini deluxe tubes of opaque, high-shine lip color in new Fall shades. The details from their website: Full coverage and glass-like shine Non-drying formula Vanilla-scented Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini …

Modern Renaissance Gold & Burgundy

Modern Renaissance Gold & Burgundy Hi Loves, I had some time and wanted to create a look to share with you. I didn’t really have anything planned out, I just sat down in front of my camera and just decided to wing it. I hope you like this Modern Renaissance Gold & Burgundy makeup look! First I applied MAC Bamboo in the crease. I like to use this shade to help crease colors blend out better. Next, I applied Burnt Orange from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette into my crease and corner. This look is all about layering …

Pink Champagne Makeup Tutorial

Hi Loves, I finally got a chance to sit down and film this Pink Champagne Makeup Tutorial for you. I hope you like this look! ♥ For this look I used a mixture of MAC and Anastasia eyeshadows. I wanted the focus to be on the eyes so I used a shimmer shadow for the lid. First I applied MAC Bamboo in the crease. Then on top of that shade I applied Soft Brown. For the corner to give added definition, I used the shade Embark. Then for the lid, I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Pink Champagne. This eyeshadow is …

October Favorites 2016

Hi Loves, I can’t believe it’s November already! I just filmed my October Favorites 2016 video and of course I had to blog about these products too! My first favorite is the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario. I’ve been loving this palette lately because of all the neutral shades. This palette is perfect when I’m working on set for a clothing line catalog. The makeup is typically light so that the focus is on the clothes. I’ve been able to create some really pretty looks with this palette. Lately, I’ve been into layering highlighters. I like to apply …

Sigma Beauty Lip Swatches Part 2

Sigma Beauty Lip Swatches Part 2 Hi Loves, I finally filmed my Sigma Beauty Lip Swatches Part 2 video! I swatched the Sigma Beauty Power Sticks along with a few of the Power Liners and Lip Bases. The Sigma Beauty Power sticks are a smooth full coverage, highly pigmented lipstick. They are nice and creamy, not drying! Clover Power Stick – I paired this lipstick with the Power Liner called Carnation. Clover is a really pretty wearable pink shade; I would wear this everyday! If I was working on set I would use this for a clothing line lookbook or …

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick First Impression

Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick First Impression Hi Loves, I finally purchased the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick at Sephora! I wanted to let you knew what I thought of this foundation, so I filmed a Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick First Impression video. On the Hourglass website it stated that this is a foundation and concealer in one. This concentrated formula contains double the amount of pigment versus traditional foundations for instant coverage in one application. It’s long wearing, waterproof formula provides 12 hours of coverage. It’s innovative formula adjusts to your body temperature to effortlessly blend into the skin. Available in …

Pumpkin Spice Makeup Look ABH Master Palette by Mario

Pumpkin Spice Makeup Look ABH Master Palette by Mario Hi Loves, I ordered the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario from Sephora and created this fun Pumpkin Spice makeup look which is great for Fall! Products used for Pumpkin Spice Makeup Look ABH Master Palette by Mario: Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario – Isabel, Violeta, 5th Ave, Kim First I applied Isabel in the crease, then added Violeta to the outer corner and outer crease. Then I added the shade Kim to my lid. To highlight the inner corners of my eyes, I used the shade 5th Ave …

September Favorites

September Favorites Hi Loves, I’m actually semi on time for my September Favorites post! I decided to put a little twist on this and share with you all of my eyeliner favorites that I’ve been using lately. 1) MAC Fluidline in the shade Blacktrack – I like to apply this gel liner with the MAC 263, MAC 266, Sigma E65, or Sigma E06. This liner is an ultra smooth gel formula that provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier finish. 2) Sigma Beauty Standout Eyes in the shade Wicked – This gel liner is long wearing and …

Get Ready With Me Fall Makeup

Get Ready With Me Fall Makeup Hi Loves, I wanted to do something a little different this time. I was going out and thought I’d film a Get Ready With Me Fall Makeup look. For this look, I wanted the eyes to be a berry/burgundy color and the lips to be a deep burgundy/wine shade. I smoked out the bottom lash line for more drama. I used two shades from the Lorac Matte Pro Palette; Pink Mauve and Burgundy. They are really pretty when paired together. The Lorac Matte Pro Palette has been my go to palette lately. You can …

Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo

Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Hi Loves, As a makeup artist, I’m always looking for new items to purchase for my pro kit. I was at Ulta the other day, and bought this Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo set for myself. I thought the colors were so pretty! I created a lip swatch video of the Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo. This is a set with 2 lipsticks and 2 lipglosses. Lipsticks are $17 each and lipglosses are $16 each. That makes this set a $66 value, but I only paid $26 for the set! ♥ This Lorac Alter Ego …

August Favorites 2016

August Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I know I’m super behind on posting my August Favorites 2016 blog and video. Better late than never! As most of you know, I’m a working makeup artist. I recently did makeup for a magazine editorial photoshoot, clothing line lookbook, and clothing catalogs. One of my client’s is a blogger and wanted her makeup done for photos for her blog. It’s been fun! These are my August Favorites 2016! Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Love Glow – I used this blush during my recent video with my friend Alanna who’s an …

Sigma Lips Part 1

Sigma Lips Part 1 Hi Loves! I received some lip products from Sigma Beauty and wanted to share them with you. I created a lip swatch video trying on the Sigma Beauty Lip Vex and Lip Eclipse products. Note: In between each lip application I cleaned my lips with the MAC Cleanse Off Oil Here are the lip items I tried on in this Sigma Lips Part 1 video. Lip Vex – gloss contains a smooth, creamy finish and long-wearing shine for versatility Slip – Nude peach shade I would wear for daytime or pair with a smokey eye Skinny Dip …

Makeup Lesson: Model Casting & Audition

Makeup Lesson: Model Casting & Audition Hi Loves, My friend Alanna Vicente stopped by the other day for a quick Makeup Lesson: Model Casting & Audition. She’s a model, actress, singer and wanted to learn how to apply makeup for a model casting & audition. The look is all about fresh clean makeup and radiant skin. The goal is to have them see you at the model casting & audition, not the makeup. I went through each step showing Alanna the correct makeup brushes and tools to use, product placement, and colors that would suit her best. We started with …

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 …