Posts Tagged ‘makeup tips’

How to Find the Perfect Shade of Blush…

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

On this snow day here it just occurred to me that my daughter is demonstrating the perfect way to choose your most natural looking shade of blush…just spend a few minutes out in the cold, then look at yourself in a mirror.  Do you see the natural flush on your cheeks?  There you go-the perfect shade of blush for you!

Your Wedding Day Beauty To Do List

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Plan ahead to avoid any wedding day beauty emergencies!

1. Designate a bridesmaid to be in charge of letting you know when you need a lipstick touch up.  She will also be in charge of your beauty essentials for the wedding and reception.

2. Always purchase the lipstick, lip liner and gloss your makeup artist will use on you.  This should be pre-determined at the trial run.  Tuck these away in a beautiful bridal clutch for your bridesmaid to take with her everywhere.  Don’t forget to include a mirror!

2. A week before the big day, find a mid sized, waterproof cosmetics bag.

3. Fill it with: breath mints, deoderant, Q-tips, eye makeup remover in a small refillable bottle for travel, a travel pack of tissues, eyeliner pencil (if you choose not use waterproof eyeliner), 2 safety pins, travel tooth brush and tooth paste, eye drops.

4. These are a must!

at Sephora: Bare Escentuals Liquid-Filled Cotton Swbas $5 for 24 swabs

Bare Minerals On The Spot Makeup Remover Swabs:  24 soft cotton swabs are individually filled with a pre-measured amount of gentle, skin-conditioning solution. Simply “snap” the swab at the colored ring to release the liquid into the tip. Easy, goof-proof removal and an alcohol-free formula complete with aloe vera and vitamin E for sensitive eyes.

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Warm, Shimmery, Smoky…FALL 2010 Eyes

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


LORAC’s – Little Black Palette Eye Shadow/Eye Primer Palette.  $32.

The season’s updated smoky eye captures the light with amber metallics. Fall 2010 eyeshadows flatter in warm shimmery coppers, javas and burnished chestnut tones.

rich warm shimmer for fall 2010.  This complete kit has three Metallic Eye Shadows (0.10 oz./ 2.8g each) in Java (silky mahogany), limited edition Penny (golden copper), and Gold Dust (champagne gold) that pop in and out of the 3 Pan Palette, plus a full-size Eye Shadow Brush and a Mini Perfectly Defined Mascara. A $98 value

Bobbi Brown's rich warm shimmers for updated smoky eye $70

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False Eyelashes-the Pros and Cons

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
False Eyelashes by Shu Uemura

False Eyelashes by Shu Uemura

Jennifer Lopez sporting controversial mink eyelashes

Lately I have had a lot of requests for false eyelash application.  They are great in many respects: They can make your eyes look bigger and if applied tastefully they can really make a difference without being noticeable.  People will ask what you’ve done differently.  The only ones I use are the ones below and I still trim them to help them look less uniform.  Individual false eyelashes take longer to apply but they look the most natural when applied after mascara.  These eyelashes can even last more than a day or two if you are careful in taking off your eye makeup at night and use waterproof adhesive.
Eyelash strips are the easiest to detect and in my opinion are only great for Halloween, fun dress up evenings and costume parties.  On the other hand, they look appropriately avant garde on the fashion runways and really do add an edge to your look.

On the down side, false eyelash application can cause your real ones to fall out, they can randomly fall off during the evening and they can feel heavy and awkward.

Basically, my advice is to use a light hand, start at the outer corners and work in towards the nose, not applying them past the mid point of the upper lash, trim them if necessary, always apply after you mascara and never on the bottom lash line.

Duralash Individual lashes for the most "natural" look

Eyebrows: The Good, the Bad and the Bride’s

Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Before filling in brows


I think this is excellent advice contributed by artist Pamela Jeschonek  to the “Article” section of

“…Ask any experienced Makeup Artist: the best makeup application in the world will not look its best if you have unmanaged eyebrows. The correct eyebrow shape can balance the face, make your eyes look larger and take years off your look.The trend right now is a natural, well-groomed eyebrow–a little thicker than in the recent past, but well-defined and soft. Gone are the days of pencil-thin eyebrows with a severe arch. Fairytale princesses had full, rounded eyebrows that gave them a soft, youthful, innocent look. Their wicked counterparts had severe, thin, highly arched brows that made them look mean, old and harsh. Definitely not the best look for a blushing bride!”

Brow filled in


via Eyebrows: The Good, the Bad and the Bride’s.

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Revlon’s new LILAC Super Lustrous Lipgloss. Wearable and flattering on everyone

Monday, May 17th, 2010



The Scarlet Season

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

The warmest reds

The warmest reds

Scarlet Season: Orange -Based Reds Round-up

I’m surprised (and quite happy about it!) that we covered nearly as many orange-based reds as blue-based reds. I just feel like we ended up with a very well-rounded bunch of reds we were able to feature over the past three months, which is such a good thing. It means I was able to tested out numerous shades and variations, but it also means that everyone was able to see that variety, too!

I’m not too keen on orange-reds on myself, but my favorites on myself were Dolce & Gabbana Sheer, Guerlain Geisha, La Prairie Rouge Clair, MAC Rockocco, and Urban Decay Revolution. My absolute favorites in terms of formula and application overall (whether or not I liked it on me) were Giorgio Armani #401, Chanel Coromandel, Dolce & Gabbana Fire, La Prairie Rouge Clair, and Urban Decay Revolution–they just applied effortlessly and looked it.

Which were your favorites?
Row 1: Giorgio Armani #401 Rouge d’Armani Lipstick ($30.00), Cargo Cherry Bliss Lipstick ($20.00), Chanel Audace Rouge Allure Lipstick ($30.00)
Row 2: Chanel Coromandel Rouge Allure Laque ($32.00), ($30.00), Dolce & Gabbana Fire LipstickDolce & Gabbana Sheer Lipstick ($30.00)
Row 3: Guerlain Geisha Lipstick ($45.00), Illamasqua Encounter Lipstick ($20.00), Lancome Absolute Rouge Lipstick ($29.00)
Row 4: Lancome Red and Sensual Java Lipstick ($25.00), Lancome Retro Rouge Lipstick ($29.00), La Prairie Rouge Clair Lipstick ($55.00)
Row 5: MAC Rockocco Lipstick ($14.00), Rimmel Alarm Lipstick ($5.19), Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick ($22.00)

From Makeup Tips

Airbrush Makeup – LoveToKnow Makeup

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
Make-up artist backstage at the Lee Matthews s...

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The Origins of Airbrush Makeup

Airbrush makeup application came about after Dina Ousley, a Hollywood actress and makeup artist that was tired of mediocre results, invented it over a decade ago to help people on screen look more flattering. Dinair© has hit a new wave of popularity recently in the entertainment world, as it is the only makeup that looks natural on the ever-revealing and detailed High Definition televisions. As pictures on the screens have gotten more detailed, the makeup and flawless look of the actors needs to step up as well.

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The Makeup Room

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Airbrush Makeup for HDTV reprinted from DV Edge at World Digital Video Association

As more television stations broadcast in HDTV, makeup artists must adjust their technique and products for a screen resolution quality that has as much as10 times more picture detail than analogue TV!

via The Makeup Room.

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Bobbi Brown’s Pink Ribbon Lip Collection

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Pink BBrown Breast cancerThe end of October is fast approaching  which means National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close as well.  With that in mind,  here’s a great deal Nordstrom is offering online only: get a free full-size Sparkle Eyeshadow in “Mica” ($24 retail) when you purchase $75 of  Bobbi Brown makeup.  Here’s an easy way (as if you needed it) to rack up a quick $40 towards your product total and it’s for a good cause:  Snap up Bobbi’s “Pink Ribbon” lip duo. “In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bobbi has created a beautiful lip set featuring an exclusive new shade of Creamy Lip Color and a limited-edition Glitter Lip Balm. To create added awareness of this special cause, the Pink Ribbon logo has been screened on the Glitter Lip Balm package. Set comes in a pink carton. Included shades: Blush Pink Creamy Lip Color and Pink Crystal Glitter Lip Balm”.  And the best part is that your purchase contributes to Bobbi’s donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

p.s. The Sparkle Shadows are very pretty and will add a subtle shimmery sparkle to your face.  I like them better than her Metallic Shadows which can be more obvious.  Remember that overt metallics in your makeup choices tend to reflect the camera’s flash which doesn’t translate well to photos.mica