How To Achieve A Fresh Faced Makeup Look

Hi Everyone! I had the pleasure of doing makeup for lovely model Lyssa during a photoshoot recently. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to explain how you can achieve this fresh faced makeup look (photo below). This makeup look focuses on creating flawless skin while incorporating a pop of color which is totally wearable every day. Start by prepping the eye lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. These come in several shades. For this look, I chose the basic one that does not have shimmer. Sweep the lightest shade from the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette from NARS …

Ask Me Anything – Moisturizer, Foundation, Mascara

Hi loves, It’s always so fun writing these Q&A blog posts. I received some really great questions this week when I posted “Ask Me Anything” (makeup related of course) on my Facebook page and wanted to share them with you! Q: What is the best makeup and moisturizer for oily and acne prone skin in the summer? I do not need heavy coverage. A: I would opt for a lightweight moisturizer that sinks into the skin. Try using the 3-Step Skin Care system by Clinique; Skin Type 4: Oily. The clarifying lotion will help control shine and the moisturizer will maintain …

A Natural Foundation You Can Stick With

Hi Everyone! As a professional Makeup Artist, I’m constantly testing out new makeup products. Recently, I ran across the newly reformulated Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick and let me tell you… it’s gorgeous! This new Skin Foundation Stick, as they call it, is available in 24 practical shades. This foundation blends beautifully, evens out skin tone, and provides a natural look. It is a long wearing formula, and the website states that it is great for all skin types. I love that this new formula has olive extracts and shea butter – perfect for moisturizing the skin. I recommend applying this …

Ask Me Anything – Flawless Skin, Lipstick, Eyeliner

Hi! As many of you know, every once in a while I post on Facebook or Instagram that infamous phrase: “Ask Me Anything!”… makeup-related of course! I truly love doing this…. it’s so fun and gives me a great idea of what people are really interested in learning. This last posting brought in some interesting questions, so I thought I’d answer all of them in this blog post! Q: What’s a good waterproof eyeliner that self-sharpens? A: These are some of my favorites! 1) Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner is smudge-proof, waterproof, and self-sharpening. This eyeliner comes in 6 colors: Onyx, Espresso, Cinnabar, Pewter, …

The Perfect Foundation For A Radiant Glow!

As a Professional Makeup Artist, I’m always looking for the latest and greatest products. The other day I was teaching a 1 on 1 makeup lesson at my home. The client brought over a large box of makeup goodies of hers that she wanted to learn how to use – from skin care, to eyeshadows, pencils, concealers, foundations, primers, you name it, she had it! I was in makeup heaven! ♥ We started chatting about what she wanted to learn and products to test out. I began the lesson by showing the client proper placement of eyeshadows and blending technique. …

Katy’s Roaring Red Carpet Makeup Look

I’m in love with Katy Perry’s red carpet makeup look for the Grammy’s! Did you see it? It’s a clean beauty makeup look with a gorgeous pink lip. So pretty! Here’s how to get the look! Start by applying a paint pot base to the lid of the eye, up to the crease. Try the shade Soft Ochre by MAC cosmetics. This will help your eyeshadow stay put all day and night! Sweep a light brown eye shadow on the lid. Carve a deeper tone brown into the crease and under the lower lash line. Add a gold dusting right …

Q&A – Foundation For Photoshoots

I recently received a really great beauty-related question from an Instagram follower who is a model. I thought it would make an interesting blog post because I’ve been asked this often. Q: When I have to do my own makeup for a photoshoot, what is the best foundation for photoshoots? A: Let’s talk about natural light first, and then move onto flash photography. If the photographer is using natural light, feel free to use a makeup that has an SPF so that you are protecting your skin from the sun. One of my favorite foundations is MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid …