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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Look Radiant With Orchid

Hi loves! I attended The Makeup Show in LA this past weekend. For those that don’t know, The Makeup Show is one of the largest beauty events for professionals in the industry. While shopping and networking, I ran across a glass case of assorted makeup in gorgeous vibrant hues of fuchsia, pink, and purple. These colors were displayed along with a sign that read: “Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination.” Radiant Orchid is a must have color for your makeup bag! This color is …

Valentine’s Day …Go Glam!

You have the perfect dress, shoes, and bag for Valentine’s Day …so why not complete your stylish evening look with a sultry makeup that has hints of shimmering gold, bronze, and a pop of red! Whether you are going out with friends or have a hot date, go glam with this Valentine’s Day makeup! This makeup look I did on Amanda (photo below) would be absolutely perfect for your night out on the town! Here’s how to recreate it: Apply an eyeshadow base to the eye lids all the way up to the brow. Try using Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer …

Fabulous Makeup Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

The holidays are here… time to shop till you drop! Here is a simple 2013 holiday gift guide of my makeup favorites. All of these makeup goodies are perfect for those that love all things beauty and makeup! Read on for fabulous makeup gift ideas! 1) Wondervision Lipgloss Set by Smashbox – Includes five luxe sheer lip glosses in shades of pink, red, raspberry, pearl, and rose. Gorgeous for all skin types!   2) LORAC Pro to Go Eye/Cheek Palette – OMG this palette has everything a girl could wish for! Contains 3 shimmer eyeshadows, 3 matte eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 1 …

Q&A – Why Prime?

As a Professional Makeup Artist in Orange County, I’ve been asked numerous times, “Why use a makeup primer?” Primer can be used to enhance natural skin by making it look smooth and flawless. You may also use the primer under your makeup to provide a longer lasting wear. When using a primer with makeup, follow these steps: 1) Moisturize, 2) Prime, 3) Apply Foundation, 4) Set with Powder. Try using the Smashbox Try-It Kit, which contains both face and eye primers. I also like the foundation primer by Laura Mercier and Prep + Prime from MAC. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup …