Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. You spend months and months planning every last detail, from your dress to the flowers. But what about your makeup? If you don’t have a go-to makeup artist, choosing someone to do your makeup for your wedding can seem stressful. After all, they will have a lot to do with how you’re going to look on a day that all eyes are on you. Here are some tips on how to choose your bridal makeup artist.
Applying false eyelashes isn’t easy, especially on yourself. You can’t see what your doing, your eye starts watering, and next thing you know you’ve glued your eye shut. True story. Over time, I’ve found a technique that makes it a breeze to master the false eyelash application.
Pick your pair of lashes and measure them to your eye. Most false eyelashes are made too long, so your going to want to trim them to fit your eye shape. This will prevent the inner corners from poking you, and the outer corners looking like they’re dragging your eyes down.
Pro tip: If you’re applying lashes for the first time, look for a pair with a thin band. Thinner bands are easier to bend and manipulate to your eye shape, and they blend in better.
Apply your lash glue. No, don’t just glob it on and stick it to your eye. You want to apply the glue in a thin line, adding a little bit extra on this inner and outer corners. Next, you want to let the glue dry for about 30 seconds so it gets tacky. This prevents the glue from being too wet and moving all over the place. To make your application easier, try a brush on lash adhesive. My favorites are from Duo or House of Lashes.
Apply your lashes. Looking down into a mirror, use your fingers or a pair of tweezers to put your lashes as close to the lash line as you can. Start by placing your lashes in the middle of your eye, then tucking in the corners. If it’s hard to get the inner corner, slightly pull your to see better and attach the lash. Next, use your fingers or to squeeze together the false lashes and your natural ones to get them as close to your lash line as possible.
Use a eyeliner or eyeshadow to blend the lash strip and mattify any of the shiny lash glue. It also helps to tightline, or line the upper water line of your eye, so there are no gaps and the lashes look seamless. If you notice a disconnect from the inner corners of your eyes, thinly line them until you reach the lash band so everything flows together.
Now you can admire your gorgeous lashes in the mirror and take a million selfies. Practice and patience makes perfect, especially when it comes to falsies. I hope these tips on how to apply false lashes help!
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We’ve all been home a lot more and home means sweats and no makeup. But lets be real, it’s important to still feel good about yourself and still have a daily routine. I’ve been focusing on my skin more, but there are days I still want to wear some makeup – enter the no makeup makeup look. Here are my essential steps and products for a no makeup makeup look.Continue reading “NO MAKEUP MAKEUP LOOK ESSENTIALS”
“Makeup shouldn’t cover your skin, it should enhance your natural beauty, not mask it.”—François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics
Skin is my absolute favorite part of the makeup process. You can have an amazing eye look, but if the skin doesn’t look great, it throws the whole look off. Foundation is great for perfecting the skin but today we’re going to talk about a makeup product I can’t live without – concealer. My absolute favorite concealer at the moment is the NARS radiant creamy concealer ($30). I use it to cover dark circles, highlight, and even spot conceal on days I don’t want to wear foundation.Continue reading “PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: NARS RADIANT CREAMY CONCEALER”
Scroll through Instagram and you’ll see a common theme among some of the biggest makeup artists and beauty influencers: 60’s inspired makeup.
60’s makeup was all about playing up the eyes. Floating eyeliner, a contoured crease, and lots of lashes were all the rave – and it’s coming back. Here are some modern ways you can incorporate 60’s makeup into your next look.Continue reading “TRENDING: 60’s MAKEUP”
Makeup has no rules. I’ll say that over and over again, but it does have a theory. By theory, I mean that there are essential steps to take to get the same finish as your makeup artist. From the time were teens, we start experimenting with makeup and forming our routines – but how many makeup mistakes are you making?Continue reading “COMMON MAKEUP MISTAKES & HOW TO FIX THEM”
The holidays are getting closer and closer, and if you’re anything like me, you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet. This year has been rough for most people, but it has affected small businesses harder than any other. Whether your shopping for your mom, sister, friend, or secret santa, here is a guide on what to get the makeup lover in your life – focusing on buying from woman owned businesses.Continue reading “THE BEAUTY LOVER GIFT GUIDE: 2020”
I went to Mario’s Master class in Detroit about a year ago and he gave us a sneak peak in what is now a product in the Makeup by Mario line. The line has been a long time coming – 20 years to be exact. I love when makeup formulas are created by artist since we know what we want out of products. Mario is one of my biggest makeup inspirations so when I learned of his new line, I was excited to try it out.Continue reading “PRODUCT REVIEW: MAKEUP BY MARIO”
There has been a hugeeee trend going on for the past year: Euphoria makeup. Basically, glittery, colorful, out of the box makeup. I’ve been loving it because more clients have been coming in and asking for more daring and unique looks which makes my job more fun.Continue reading “TRENDING: EUPHORIA MAKEUP”
Smokey eyes are intimidating. The key is slowly building it up and remembering to trust the process; it looks ugly until it looks pretty. Here are some steps for a flawless smokey eye:Continue reading “HOW TO: CLASSIC SMOKEY EYE”
One of the biggest requests I get as a makeup artist is to teach people how to do eyeliner. I get it, it can be tricky. No one wants to go in with an intense black and ruin all the hard work spent on their eyeshadow with a mistake. I have a few techniques that I use for myself and on clients to make it just a bit easier.Continue reading “EYELINER TIPS & TRICKS”
If you’re a beauty junkie, you know by now that Selena Gomez dropped a makeup line – Rare Beauty. I obviously checked it out right away, but none of the products really peaked my interest besides the Brow Harmony Pencil & Gel. I use pencils, powders, and gels when doing eyebrows, so I liked the idea of having two steps in one product. I’ve been using the product in the color Cool Brown for about a week now, keep reading to hear my thoughts.Continue reading “PRODUCT REVIEW: RARE BEAUTY BROW HARMONY PENCIL & GEL”
We’ve all seen the Instagram videos when someone puts 12 different colors all over their face before applying their foundation and concealer. I’m sure many of you realize they are color correcting – but do you ever wonder why? how? or if you should be doing it too?Continue reading “DO YOU NEED TO COLOR CORRECT?”
Creams are my personal favorite medium to use. I find them easier to blend, and they move with the skin better than powders, looking as if the makeup is part of the skin rather than a layer sitting on top. They can also be used in many parts of your makeup routine, and certain products have multiple uses making them extremely versatile. Keep reading to see how you can use cream products like a pro makeup artist.Continue reading “HOW TO: USE CREAM PRODUCTS LIKE A PRO”
Talk to any beauty junkie and they’ll list off all the best makeup products and best methods of application, but not many really go in depth in all the prep work that goes into a flawless application. There are many steps that go into a beautiful makeup look but arguably the most important step is prepping your skin to have it looking flawless and lasting all day.Continue reading “SKIN PREP MUSTS FOR A FLAWLESS MAKEUP APPLICATION”