Colored Mascaras

Testing new products and keeping up on the latest makeup trends is something I love doing as a Professional Makeup Artist here in Orange County, CA. Lately, I’ve been seeing colored mascaras being used to intensify the eye. Yves Saint Laurent produced a new shade called Indiscreet Purple for the launch of Volume Effet Faux Cils BabyDoll Mascara. You can view the gorgeous mascara in the photo below seen in W Magazine. Chanel is another makeup line that is keeping up with the trend. Try using Inimitable Intense Mascara Multi-Dimenionnel Sophistique with shades of navy blue and prune. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist …

Lightful

While working in Orange County as a Professional Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert, I’m always testing new products. I fell in love with the Lightful Skin Care line by MAC Cosmetics. The Marine-Bright Formula features three seaweeds and packed with Vitamin C. This complex will brighten skin and improve clarity. Try pairing the Lightful Cleanser with the Lightful Moisture Creme for gorgeous skin! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Taupe Craze

Recently, I ran across this eye brightening all-in-one, five shadow and liner palette from Lancome called Taupe Craze. Use soft colors for day and intensify with darker shadows for an evening look. For day, try using the peach shadow on the lid and cream color for highlighting the brow. Get an evening look by adding the matte brown to the crease, use the dark taupe for the liner, and place the shimmer to the inside corners of the eye. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Fab Holiday Gift!

Dare to shop on Black Friday? Here is a must have gift to add to your holiday shopping list. Get the M∙A∙C Primped Out Eye Look Bag in Decadently Pink for a fab holiday gift! Beautiful eyeshadows Radical Pink and Shadowy Lady work for all skin types. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeaux is great for accentuating the lash line. Black Opulash mascara will give length to any lash. The 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush is amazing to perfect that smokey eye. It comes in a cute leopard print M∙A∙C Holiday bag too! Happy shopping! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, …

Rachel Zoe for Exude

Style Icon Rachel Zoe is the Brand Ambassador for Exude Lipstick! Exude is a brand new line of lipsticks and glosses with an easy no mess application. The brand markets it as “a lipstick for the 21st century woman”. In addition to the brilliant applicator, Exude offers gorgeous shades for everyone. For fall, I recommend “Cranberry” Lip Creme paired with “Crimson” Lip Gloss. As Rachel Zoe would say, “it’s bananas”! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Gorgeous eyes with Dolce & Gabbana!

Have you updated your makeup look for fall? Take a look at the Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quads. I just love “Champagne”,  with soft plums and charcoal for that smokey evening look. For an everyday look, try the Smooth Eye Colour Quad in “Cocoa”. With their rich browns and peaches, you will sure to be in trend this fall! Finish your new eye makeup look with D&G’s “Secret Eyes” Mascara, to lengthen and define your lashes. Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

MAC Red!

A must in every girl’s makeup bag: MAC Red Lipstick ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

I find the Shu Uemura eyelash curler to be quite different from other brands. When trying it out I realized that it actually curls the lashes, instead of making a crease, resulting in what I call the “check mark” effect. With further investigation, I found that the perfect curl is created by the silicone mushroom shape pad and patented hinge that achieves the perfect amount of pressure on the lash. This eyelash curler is shaped with a curved angle, which is great for all eye shapes. The Shu Uemura eyelash curler is now a staple item in my makeup kit as well …