Makeup Brushes 101

Let’s chat about makeup brushes and their uses! As you know, I’m a Makeup Artist and I teach private makeup lessons and makeup classes in Orange County. The question comes up often during these makeup sessions on what each makeup brush is for and how it should be used. I thought I would share just a few basic makeup brushes that are must haves for every makeup applicationĀ and perfect to add to your makeup bag. šŸ˜‰ Makeup brushes can be synthetic, natural, or dual fiber. Synthetic makeup brushes are best used for liquid and cream products such as primer, foundation, …

Lashes 101

Hi Everyone! As you may know, I frequently teach makeup lessons, which I absolutely love doing! There are a few items regarding eyelashes that come up in each makeup lesson which I’d like to focus on today. Let’s get into it: Lashes 101. One of the techniques that I explain to each student is how to properly curl eyelashes. I know, it may seem simple to you, just curl and go ā€¦ but are you really getting the most out of your eyelashes? Why curl? Curling your eyelashes will create the illusion of having longer lashes, provide an attractive curve, …

Color Theory 101

Hi Everyone! As a Makeup Artist, I often get questioned about what colors to use for eyeshadow, lipstick, concealer, etc. In order to get the answer to these, you first need to know a little bit about color. Let’s talk about color theory! PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COLORS Going back to the basics, take a look at the color wheel. Primary colors are blue, yellow, and red. Secondary colors are orange, violet and green. These secondary colors are made by mixing two of the primary colors. Still with me? For instance, mixing red and yellow (both primary colors) make orange (which …