Esqido Lashes

Hi Loves, I received these gorgeous Esqido Lashes the other day and wanted to share them with you! Esqido Lashes is a well-known brand in the makeup industry. As a pro makeup artist, I’m always looking for the best products on the market to use on set and for my private clients. All the well-known models such as Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, and Karlie Kloss have been spotted wearing these beautiful lashes. Esqido Lashes are professional grade mink lashes. They are handcrafted from the softest and finest naturally shed mink hairs, which provide a natural look. The lash …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

January Favorites 2016

January Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I thought I’d share my January Favorites 2016 with you! I created a little video chatting about my makeup favorites. These items I’ve been wearing all month and I’ve been loving them. I hope you like this video! ♥ Products that I mentioned in this video: Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette – An eyeshadow palette with 5 perfect matte nudes. This palette is great for subtle or dramatic makeup looks! These eyeshadows have a velvety texture and are rich in pigment. The website states that these eyeshadows are designed for your eyes, but capable of so …

IMATS HAUL 2016

IMATS HAUL 2016 Hi Loves, I attended IMATS LA this past weekend and wanted to share with you what I got! Most of these products I will be putting in my professional makeup kit, but a few I will be keeping for myself. Here is a video I filmed with all of the products. I hope you like it! Please make sure to like, comment, share, and subscribe. Thanks so much for watching this IMATS HAUL 2016! ♥ Product List: Lashes In A Box No 10 Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Le Metier De Beaute Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush …