I don’t know about you, but I’m so over the blinding instagram highlight. I like something more subtle, and radiant – like you’re glowing from within. I came across the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter on accident and fell in love with it. Dewy, glowy, and luminous skin is all the rage right now and thats what this product gives – keep reading to know more about why I love this product so much.Continue reading “PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: CHARLOTTE TILBURY HOLLYWOOD FLAWLESS FILTER”
Prime and Set
The most important step is to start with a good base. You can use your favorite eyeshadow primer, or even concealer to cut out an extra product (what I personally do) to prep your eyes. This evens out the tone of your eyelids and gets rid of any discoloration so you don’t interfere with the color of your shadows. Then, set your base with a small amount of translucent powder. This gives your eyeshadows a good base to stick to, and setting the base helps ensure its not too sticky and makes blending your eyeshadows much easier.Continue reading “EYESHADOW TIPS & TRICKS”
If our eyes are the windows to our soul, then our eyebrows are their frames. With that being said, they are a pretty important part of our face, and should be treated as such. There have been many eyebrow trends throughout the years, from super arched, pencil thin, and now, the most recent trend: full, thick, and youthful eyebrows.Continue reading “ALL ABOUT BROWS”
Fun fact: contouring was a technique used by drag queens before you ever saw it on your favorite celebrity or influencer. It’s a great way to add definition, or even change your face structure using light and shadow. We’re all used to the ‘regular’ way to contour: you start with foundation, then go in with concealer and creams or powders to contour and highlight. While that works well, theres a technique many celebrity makeup artists use that I tried out recently called reverse contouring.Continue reading “HOW TO: REVERSE CONTOURING”
Nose contouring was always something I struggled with. As I expanded my skills as an artist, I learned some tips and tricks to help me perfect my technique. The key for me is to start with creams. I find them easier to work with, and to fix any mistakes or something I’m just not loving. Watch below for a mini tutorial on how I contour my nose!Continue reading “HOW I CONTOUR MY NOSE”
Makeup trends are constantly changing. Remember when it was all about the thin brows – or when contouring wasn’t a thing? I take a lot of my makeup inspiration from celebrity artists like Patrick Ta and Hung Vanngo and one trend I’m noticing on their instagram pages is the monochromatic makeup look – and I am OBSESSED!Continue reading “THE MAKEUP TREND I’M LOVING RIGHT NOW & HOW TO PULL IT OFF”
PREP IS KEY
The absolute most important step you can take before starting your foundation is to cleanse, tone, and moisturize suited to your skin type. It’s way harder and a lot more work to have beautiful makeup without beautiful skin – and your makeup will last you much longer.Continue reading “FOUNDATION 101”
Skin problems. Most of us know the struggle, and if you don’t, consider yourself lucky! I struggled with acne as a teenager and once I turned 21 I thought I was in the clear. My skin still wasn’t where I wanted it to be, I still had acne scars that irritated me but at least I didn’t have pimples anymore, right? Up until about two months ago that is. As a teenager I had the normal white heads and black heads, they’re irritating but they’re manageable. Now I’m getting painful, cystic acne that I’ve never had before, don’t know how to deal with, and are straight up annoying. Enter: niacinamide.Continue reading “SKINCARE: THE INGREDIENT THAT CHANGED MY SKIN”
Nothing is worse than going to a beauty counter to buy a foundation only to go home and find that the foundation color the sales associate helped you pick out is definitely NOT your color. Color matching foundation is tricky, there are so many different shades, undertones, and some brands may not even have your exact color. Here are some tips on helping you pick out the right foundation next time you take a trip to Sephora.Continue reading “HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOUNDATION SHADE”
INVEST IN A GOOD LASH SERUM
I started using GrandeLash about a month ago after I walked in to work one day asked one of my co workers if she got lash extensions done. Her answer – ‘Nope! I’ve been using GrandeLash twice a day, every day’. I was AMAZED because her lashes were longer and thicker than I had ever seen. Since I’ve been using it I’ve noticed an insane difference in my lashes as well! I keep it by my sink in the bathroom and treat it as an extra step to my morning and night time skincare to always remember to use it.Continue reading “SIMPLE STEPS FOR LONGER LASHES”
SPEND VS. SAVE: MAKEUP EDITION
How easy is it to stop into Sephora or Ulta for one thing and end up leaving with a purse that’s hundreds of dollars emptier? Trust me, I know the feeling. I love buying makeup – probably more than the average person – but I don’t always love the dent in my bank account. In recent years, drugstore brands have been upping their game, not to mention brands like Colourpop and Morphe who have amazing products at an incredible price. I am definitely a believer in finding great makeup products at any price point – here are some products to splurge or save on.Continue reading “SPEND VS. SAVE: MAKEUP EDITION”
We all want our makeup to last as long as possible, don’t we? The key to that is usually setting with a face powder, but if over applied or applied incorrectly that can lead to a cake face – trust me, I’ve learned that the hard way. Here comes my savior, the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist ($16)
Hey everyone! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so I decided to record and upload a glam video for you guys. It’s a pink glittery eye and a classic red lip. Valentine’s Day is also my husbands birthday so we have double to celebrate – still no plans though! What are you guys doing? Comment below!
I was recently packing for a weekend trip and knew I wouldn’t be wearing much makeup where I was going. I wanted to pack light, but I tend to go overboard with my makeup bag. This time I decided to give myself a challenge and only pack the few products I felt were a MUST. These are the 10 makeup products I can’t live without.
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Now as most beauty lovers know, a holy grail foundation that lasts all day, has the perfect amount of coverage, and still looks like skin, is one of the hardest makeup related items to find. Today, I will be talking about a foundation that is slowly becoming one of my absolute favorite foundations: Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Foundation.