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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Teal Makeup Tutorial

Hi Loves, I hope you like this Teal Makeup Tutorial I filmed with my friend Reema. I used the teal shade called Misdemeanor from the Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded palette. It’s such a stunning color and the focus of this makeup look. MAC Wipes MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow MAC Soft Brown Eyeshadow Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded Palette – Misdemeanor Eyeshadow MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner MAC Haute & Naughty Mascara Ardell Individual Lashes MAC Studio Mositure Fix Bobbi Brown BBU Palette Laura Mercier Translucent Powder MAC Lingering Eyebrow Pencil Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel MAC Smolder Pencil in the …

Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial

Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, I went to Sephora and bought the new Anastasia Beverly hills Modern Renaissance Palette. It’s beyond gorgeous with pretty vibrant eyeshadow colors. This palette is light lavender on the outside and feels like velvet. I used the shades Burnt Orange, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Venetian Red, and Vermeer. I included contouring and highlighting in this makeup tutorial. For the lips I used a bright magenta lipstick by MAC. I hope you like my Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial! ♥ Products used for this look: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 239 …

One Brand Makeup Tutorial MAC

One Brand Makeup Tutorial MAC Hi Loves, As a makeup artist, I love doing makeup on others. I’ve had a lot of requests to do a makeup on myself and film a makeup tutorial. Since I used to work for MAC, I thought it would be fitting for my first One Brand Makeup Tutorial to be with MAC products. I hope you like this look I’ve created! Product List Bamboo Eyeshadow Blackberry and After Dusk Eyeshadows – From the Cool Neutral Times 15 Palette Nylon Eyeshadow as a highlight Haute & Naughty Lash Studio Moisture Fix Studio Sculpt Foundation NC15 Emphasize Pro …

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 …

Sunburst Makeup Look

Sunburst Makeup Look Hi Loves, I created this pretty Sunburst Makeup Look on my friend Courtney to make her hazel green eyes pop! To create this look, I used the shade Gash from the Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded palette and placed this color right on her lid. To warm up the crease, I used the eyeshadows Texture and Rule by MAC. I highlighted her brow bone, inner corner of the eyes, and cheek bones with Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm. This is such a gorgeous highlighter! To get glowing skin, I mixed a few drops of The Glow …

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, My friend April came over the other day and I created this pretty makeup look to include rose and gold eyeshadows from the Buxom Dolly’s Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette. I paired the look with a pink blush from Sigma Beauty called Modesty. For the lips, I decided to use a lavender shade from Urban Decay called Bittersweet. I tested out the Sigma Beauty Clean Cut Brow Pencil and Duo Brow Powder in the shade Light. They were really nice to work with! To complete the look, I added Ardell Wispies Lashes. These lashes are inexpensive and …

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 …

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 …

BTS Coachella Inspired Fashion Shoot

BTS Coachella Inspired Fashion Shoot Hi Loves, I recently did makeup for a Coachella Inspired Fashion Shoot with model Sabrina from IT Model Management and photographer Tara Ziemba. The makeup that I created was fresh and natural looking. I used a light peach eyeshadow from the Sigma Beauty Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette paired with a neutral brown shade to really make her blue eyes pop. For the cheeks, I chose a sophisticated blue-pink blush from MAC Cosmetics called Dame. To highlight Sabrina’s cheekbones, I applied a loose shimmer called Ravishing by Sigma Beauty using their High Cheekbone Highlighter Brush. This …

Natural Beauty Makeup Look

Natural Beauty Makeup Look Hi Loves, I recently worked with model Sabrina with IT Model Management and filmed a step by step makeup tutorial on how to achieve this natural beauty makeup look. This makeup look is so pretty and Victoria’s Secret inspired. I used a light peach eyeshadow from the Sigma Beauty Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette paired with a neutral brown shade to really make her blue eyes pop. For the cheeks, I chose a sophisticated blue-pink blush from MAC Cosmetics called Dame. To highlight Sabrina’s cheekbones, I applied a loose shimmer called Ravishing by Sigma Beauty using their …

Valentines Day Makeup

Valentines Day Makeup Hi Loves, I created this pretty Valentine’s Day Makeup look on my friend Cierra. The eyeshadows are matte and then I added a bit of glitter on the inside corner of the eyes to make them pop. This step is optional if you prefer not to wear glitter. I paired the look with a pink blush and pink lipgloss. Here is a step by step makeup tutorial on this makeup look. I really hope you like it! ♥ Product List MAC Wipes NARS Sheer Glow for eyeshadow base MAC 190 Foundation Brush Beauty Blender Pro Laura Mercier Translucent Powder …

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 …

Simple Makeup Look

Hi Loves, I created a simple makeup look on my friend Sana using mostly neutral shades from my MAC eyeshadow palette. For the cheeks, I lightly contoured and highlighted with a few new brushes I got at IMATS from the Sigma Beauty booth. To complete the look, I used a mixture of Bobbi Brown and Sephora mauve lipsticks. I hope you find this look easy to recreate. If you do, please tag me on Instagram: makeupbydebra Product List: MAC Wipes Laura Mercier Translucent Powder MAC Vanilla MAC Texture MAC Jest MAC Espresso MAC Brun MAC Blacktrack MAC Haute & Naughty …

December Favorites

Hi Loves, I’ve been busy working on set and wanted share with you some of the makeup that I have been using a lot recently. I’m calling them my December Favorites! Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Shadow Collection I’ve been reaching for this lately while doing makeup for clothing line lookbooks and catalog photoshoots. I’m able to create beautiful day time makeup looks and also gorgeous evening makeup looks with this palette. The colors are so pretty and the names are really cute. I think my favorite shade is Cashmere Bunny! ♥ The next item on my list of December …