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 …

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 …

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 …