Burgundy Smokey Eye

Hi Loves, I finally got back to blogging and filming makeup tutorials. Yay! I created this gorgeous Burgundy Smokey Eye look and wanted to share it with you. I thought it would be perfect for Fall! Although it’s Fall season, it’s about 90 degrees here in California. Crazy weather! Wishing I was on the East Coast enjoying the crisp cool weather. To create this Burgundy Smokey Eye, I used the Burgundy Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette from MAC. I love this palette because you can create so many different day and evening looks with it. Since this look is all about …

Peach Makeup Look

Peach Makeup Look Hi Loves, As most of you know, I’m a makeup artist in Orange County, California. On my days off, I like to film makeup looks for my YouTube channel “Makeup By Debra”. I wanted to create a pretty peach makeup look and film it. I thought this look would be perfect for Summer. I used one coat of foundation since I really wanted something light weight for the hot Summer months. Using the Chloe Morello Ciate London palette, I created this simple peachy eye and paired it with a bright lip. For highlight, I used this gorgeous …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

The Glow Enhancer Tips & Demo

The Glow Enhancer Tips & Demo Hi Loves, I attended IMATS LA a few months ago and preordered The Glow Enhancer by Elcie Cosmetics. I just received this beauty oil in the mail and wanted to share some tips with you on how to get beautiful glowy skin by using this beauty oil. Elcie Cosmetics was created by a makeup artist, Makeup By Lilit (on social media). I chatted with her a little bit while I was at the booth and found out she attended the same makeup school as I did. MUD alums unite! The Glow Enhancer is a …

Highlighting Demo & Tips

Highlighting Demo & Tips Hi Loves, I put together this little video showing you how I highlight my face using several makeup products and brushes. I hope this highlighting Highlighting Demo & Tips help! Product List: MAC Shaping Powder Pro Palette in the shade Emphasize Sigma Tapered Highlighter Brush F35 MAC Nylon Eyeshadow MAC Tapered Blending Brush 224 Beauty Blender Pro MAC Lightscapade Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in the shade Luminous Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in the shade Beige Becca Pearl Cream Highlighter Becca Pearl Powder Highlighter MAC 184 Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40 Sigma High Cheekbone Highlighter F03 MAC Short Duo …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Smokey Purple Eye

Hi Loves, I loved creating this gorgeous Smokey Purple Eye makeup look for my friend Brenda. I started out by using a deep purple eyeshadow and then added a bit of bronze to the look. No eyeliner was needed, but I did use falsies! To complete the look, I paired it with a peach blush, nude lipstick and gloss. I hope you like this Smokey Purple Eye look! Product List: MAC Wipes MAC Studio Moisture Fix MAC Vanilla Lorac Pro Palette MAC Soft Brown MAC Bronze Becca Pearl Becca Champagne Pop Too Faced Mascara Sigma Beauty Limelight Bronzer Sigma Beauty Heavenly …

Holiday Glam Rock Chic

Hi Loves, I had a fabulous time creating this Holiday Glam Rock Chic makeup look on recording artist Haley Horsager. I hope you like the tutorial! All of the products I used are listed down below. Product List: MAC Wipes Bobbi Brown BBU Palette MAC Vanilla and Texture Eyeshadows MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 266 Small Angle Brush MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush MAC 190 Foundation Brush MAC 129 Short Handled Brush MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush MAC 109 Small Contour Brush MAC 219 Pencil Brush MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush Urban Decay …

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

Hi Loves! Here is my Holiday Beauty Gift Guide for gifts to give and request this season! ♥ (Click the link or image for more info) MAC “Keepsakes Plum Eyes” is a beautiful eyeshadow palette that has eight gorgeous purple shades in your favorite finishes, including frost, veluxe, pearl, luster, matte and satin! The shades are: Sensibility, Plum Grand, Taupeless, Magic Moor, Subtly Elegant, Fashion Beat, Nocturnelle, and Shadowy Lady. The palette also includes a double-ended applicator complete with a 213 Fluff Brush and 266 Small Angle Brush. Give your look the royal treatment!   Dior “Backstage Brush Set” features tools created with …

Haute Collection Pro Brush Set

Hi Loves! I’ve been testing out this gorgeous Haute Collection Pro Brush Set by Jennifer Leong and wanted to share with you! Haute Collection is an online boutique operated in Canada, cruelty free, and has created theses pro makeup brushes with 100% synthetic Persian wool. What I love most about this Pro Makeup Brush Set is that the hair on each brush is so soft and gentle for my ultra sensitive skin. ♥ The Haute Collection Pro Brush Set includes 10 brushes which is perfect for any makeup application. There are 4 face brushes to include a 1) mini flat …

Mineral Lustre

As a professional Makeup Artist, I’m always excited to test out new products. So of course I couldn’t wait to open the box of samples that Mineral Lustre sent me the other day. I love snail mail! 😉 I instantly fell in love with the Eyeshadow Trio called Smokey Nan. You can easily create a smokey look with these three shades: white, silver, and dark blueish-grey. These shadows are so incredibly pigmented! You only need a tiny bit of product to really make the eye pop. These smokey eyeshadows are a loose mineral in its purest form. Mineral Lustre products are …

Standout Eyes Gel Liner

Hi Loves! Have you seen the new Sigma Beauty Standout Eyes Gel Liner Collection yet? These liners are beauties! ♥ The Standout Eyes Gel Liner Collection features six beautiful long-wearing colors. All gel liners are versatile, yet unique, and have intense pigment. These liners go on smooth and have a fluid-like finish. As a professional Makeup Artist, my favorite thing about these gel liners is that they are so opaque! Let’s chat about the colors! 😉 Wicked is such a cute name; it’s the blackest of black liners. This color is perfect to use for any makeup application. Liberally Toasted is a gorgeous …

Top Ten Makeup Must Haves

Hi Loves! As you know, once in a while I randomly post “Ask Me Anything” (makeup related) on my social media pages. Sometimes I am able to answer these questions right on the spot; others I like to blog about. I received a great question from a fellow makeup artist and thought it would be really fun to answer it here! Q: What are your absolute top ten makeup must haves for your kit? A: This is a fabulous question! Each makeup artist has their favorites depending on what type of work they do. Here are my top ten makeup must …

Makeup Brushes 101

Let’s chat about makeup brushes and their uses! As you know, I’m a Makeup Artist and I teach private makeup lessons and makeup classes in Orange County. The question comes up often during these makeup sessions on what each makeup brush is for and how it should be used. I thought I would share just a few basic makeup brushes that are must haves for every makeup application and perfect to add to your makeup bag. 😉 Makeup brushes can be synthetic, natural, or dual fiber. Synthetic makeup brushes are best used for liquid and cream products such as primer, foundation, …