Monday, December 27, 2010

Look of the Day: 12/27/10

Here's another very simple look, I didn't even contour! Today I applied a messy line of black eyeliner on the outer 2/3 of my eyes, smudged it with my finger, then added a bronze liner on top. I used NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in Milk in my inner corner and below my brow as a highlight, and of course added as much mascara as humanly possible. The look finishes with a light dust of blush below the temples to the highest part of my cheek bone. By keeping blush on the higher parts of your face, it's like a mini face lift by drawing your eyes up the face instead of down.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Look of the Day: 12/26/10

Sometimes, you just gotta go simple. I did a really basic face with light contour and a light, rosey cheek. For my eyes I applied a skin tone matte cream to my lid and a highlight to the inner corner and under my brow. To make this look pop, I added as much mascara as my lashes could hold. You could easily apply false lashes to make this an elegant evening look. Ending with a glossy lip and you've got the perfect every day look.

I really should have filled in my brows, but all my brushes were still damps from being cleaned.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Look of the Day: 12/25/10 +BONUS

Starting this look, I had noooo idea it was going to come out anything like this! At first I was going to do a brighter look with very little, if any, dark colors. Obviously, that not what happened. I love what I did though. Instead of using black in the crease, as most smokey looks do, I used a dark blue and applied a layer of an iridescent goldy-teal to bring all the colors together. Beneath the eye, I used this same blue with a green and applied it with a pencil brush over NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in Milk. I also applied a pair of false lashes for shits and giggles.

It's always important to fill your brows, but especially with a more dramatic look like this one. It helps complete the look overall. It you scroll down to the bonus look below you'll see my natural brows and lashes without product. Make sure when you do fill your brows you use a color slightly lighter than your hair. I also suggest that you use a brown or brown-black mascara if you're more fair skinned and/or have lighter eyes. The darker you go, the smaller your eyes can look, especially with light skin. The goal it to make your brows and lashes look natural.


If you're looking for a more daring look for parties, clubs, or bars this is for you! I first used tape to create a sharp outer angle, then created a diagonal line along the tape to the center of my uper lash line using NYX Jumbo Eyepencil in Black. After blending out the jumbo pencil, keeping the color concentrated to the outer lid, I used a dark gray and silver color to finish the look. The gem is optional, but highly suggested!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Another Survey

Ok guys, I'm asking for your help again. Here is another survey with a different option. If you choose other I'd love any and all suggestions!


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Look of the Day: 12/24/10

I love, love, love this look. I feel super sassy, but not over done. I used a Makeup Forever shimmery bronze cream shadow and muted it with various matte browns from the Tarte Jewelery Box palette. I wanted to add a punch of color to my face, so I did a pink lip and finished out the look with contouring and a rosey cheek.

This look is absolutely gorgeous for most any occasion. Add some lashes and you've got a perfect vampy look for the evening. Or keep it more subtle for day time or family events with a more nude lip and softer contour. The great thing about a neutral eye, is it's diversity. This look can be paired with a variety of outfits. Today I wore tan mary janes, slightly rolled up straight leg jeans, two layered white tanks, a maroon and gray striped large sweater, and a large white bedazzled watch. However, I could easily change my outfit, without redoing my makeup, and be ready for a night out on the town!

That is all for now. Stay beautiful and have a merry, merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Look of the Day: 12/23/10

Sometimes you just gotta do a really basic neutral eye! Of course, that doesn't mean you can't bunch it up with some shimmer or amazing cat-eye! It's the small things that make a huge difference. Here, I used a very shimmery cream shadow above my primer in similar colors as the dry shadow above it. I also ran the medium tone along my lower lash line. I rarely put heavy liner on my lower lash line in order to keep my eyes looking big and awake. I love a simple eye, but it doesn't mean you'll end up with a simple look.

I think these pictures were indicative of the day I had ahead. I had planned to join my friend in San Fran to witness and help with the Self Worth Project. Instead I got lost on public transportation multiple times. When I finally got to them, they were just about wrapping up their day. I almost gave up so many times, but I would have never forgiven myself for wimping out on such an amazing cause. I really do feel that people with a passion such as Tommy having the courage to start projects such as this, will really change the world. The girls I did meet, for the few minutes I was with them, were beautiful and so sweet. I honestly feel privileged to be a huge part of this phenomena. One of my objectives with my makeup career is to encourage and enlighten women. So many girls see themselves as just an every day plane Jane. You'd be amazed at what a little makeup can do to someone's confidence. Every single person on this earth has the ability to be amazing, you just have to see it in yourself first.

Look of the Day: 12/22/10

Is it conceded of my today that I thought I looked very pretty this day? I got my makeup so dead on that I just felt very confident, especially paired with a flower in my hair and a cute outfit. I don't know what it is lately, but my makeup has been looking so much better these days. But not only that, I have been feeling so confident lately. Correlation?

I've been really liking cool colors this winter. Instead of just using a neutral brown, I'll mix it with gray to get a subtle glowy look. Today I used a taupey brown with gray in the crease with a small, fluffy angled brush above a light, baby pink. With such a soft look, I like to punch it up with a thin, liquid, cat-eye liner I, however, warmed up my face with a peachy pink blush and a pinky-nude lip.

I really like the mixture of tones and textures on my face with a cool eye, shark liner, and peachy cheeks. The variety compliments each other. While at the same time an entirely cool or warm, soft or sharp face has entirely different look. Experiment! Play with your makeup until you know what you like best on your face. Don't be afraid to try something new and out of the ordinary.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Adventures on Set.

About two weeks ago I got a text from a friend asking if I'd like to do makeup for a music video. How in the world could I pass up something like this?! And it just so happened that it was in San Francisco, near where I live and where a friend goes to school.

On the first day, the girls and I got all the costumes together. We had a lot of fun looking around a costume shop and putting together some ridiculous outfits for the girls to try on.

The second day we began to shoot. Not only did I have three girls to do various looks for, but I did the guys' makeup as well. The song is called "California Woman" by the Deaf Pilots from Chico, California. For the video, the girls each represented a different era, and then all three girls got to dress as 80s rocker and beach babes. And, yes, I did entirely different makeup for each look. Meaning, I was on my feet doing makeup for practically two days straight! However, I can't complain. "If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life" (Kandee Johnson).

This weekend was a ton of fun, and I am so grateful to have met each person involved in the video. I wish the best for the band as they venture off to tour California, and sincerely hope to worth with the production crew again.

Check out the Deaf Pilots on Myspace Music, Facebook, and on their website!

My 80s Rocker girls

.............................70s Hippie................... 50s Pinup................... 60s Go-Go/Twiggy

Everyone together at the end of the weekend.

Look of the Day: 12/21/10

Well here it is, my version of the ever so popular "cranberry and champagne" holiday look for 2010. I used a shimmery cream shadow as a base then only two different shades from the Tarte Jewelery Box. In order to make my crease darker, although the color is the same, I used a pencil brush to place the color and a fluffy brush to blend out the harsh lines. I like how diverse this look is because you can make it wearable for daytime by keeping your lips and cheeks more nude, or play it up for night by adding a more rosy cheek and red lip.

Ok. That's all for now.
Stay beautiful!


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Monday, December 20, 2010

Look of the Day: 12/16/10

If you only ever buy one purple eyeshadow, make it Makeup Forever #92. OH EM EF GEE! I love this shadow like I have never loved a shadow before. It is so diverse and easy to use. The ONLY downside to this shadow is that is stains. Meaning, if you don't really wash your face, it will leave a pink stain when it was. No worries though, it's not permanent. =)