Archive of ‘Tutorials’ category


I have been getting some more requests for more tutorials, and I promise i’ll post some soon, I apologize as I have been incredibly busy with some new projects, and it’s been taking up most of my time. I realize how hard it is to balance everything I love to do, and yet meet the demands and deadlines of things that depend solely on me.

Here is the link of an AUDIO tutorial on how to do the “smoky-eye” look: CLICK HERE

My co-workers all chipped in and got me a Sephora gift card for my birthday, I haven’t really bought anything special other than a few items, I bought more of the Sephora Makeup Base, I just love the smell, and I bought Stila Eyeshadow with the Refill Pan in Chinois($16), and some travel brushes to put in my purse.

The magnetic refill pan for Stila eyeshadows ($2)

I love this blending brush by Stila ($24)

Avon has this new palette by MARK, and they are cool pop-up pots, you can choose from eyeliner, lipgloss, and eyeshadows and it’s fully customizable!

I also like their ‘Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint’ ($6), it is clear in the tube, but once it’s on your lips turns a shade of pink that works with your body chemistry.

Here is a pic of my new makeup bag from LeSportsSac:

And my travel brushes:

Makeup Meltdown

EDIT! Thanks Jellyn for the tip!

“I read somewhere that if you don’t have blotting paper on hand, you can also use tiolet seat covers. It sounds weird but I tried it myself and it does work!”

Summer temperatures are great for swimming and dining al fresco, but not so great for maintaining a polished makeup look. Hot weather not only makes you sweat, which literally dissolves makeup, but it increases your skin’s oil production, which allows the shine to show through. To make matters worse, touch-ups can be a problem if makeup has turned to mush in your bag, AND adding more makeup to your face which can overclog pores and cause zits.

Here are a few tips:

* Carry blotting paper with you at all time. You can get them at any drug store. Press them onto your t-zone area over makeup to help maintain your finished look. Or, on days you don’t wear makeup, use them to keep the shine off your face.

* Apply powder first. A light dusting of powder before applying makeup is a makeup artist trick used on models who have to stay fresh under heavy lights.

* Use lighter makeup colors. Neutral-toned eye shadows aren’t as visible when they melt. Darker shades will show if they dissolve and gather in your eyelid creases.

Eyeshadow Visual #2

This one isn’t so much step by step as eyeshadow visual # 1 it’s pretty much the same steps, just different shades. The only thing I changed, was that I did NOT do the “gradient effect” this time, even though from these pics they look like it, but I just applied the shimmery shade all over the lower part of my lid (slightly above the crease), it actually was a very “natural looking” look because in person or in the light, it looks like a nice shimmery brown, very neutral tones; perfect for everyday wear.

I used Milani eyeshadows in “Earthly Delights”:

Eyeshadow Lesson (Visual)

Here are some step-by-step pictures of some creative ways you can play with applying eyeshadow, as well as some before/after pics:

Me WITHOUT A DROP OF MAKEUP (I know scary huh!?? Thank God for makeup! haha)

Me AFTER putting Laura Geller’s Spackle Face Primer and Revlon’s Skinlights in Buff/Chamoise.

Apply light eyeshadow base. I chose Revlon’s “White Whisper” and blended it with limelight.

Starting from the middle of your lid, sweep your brush to the outer corner of the lid, and blend.

To achieve this:

If you feel like getting more creative, make your eyes stand out by adding some bold bright colors, in this example I used MAC’s “Creme de Violet” and L’oreal’s Teal.

Start by making ‘swatches’ of each color side by side, blending it with each other little by little.

Line your lashline with black liquid eyeliner (I used Revlon’s “Blackest Black”).

See the BIG difference makeup makes? My eye with makeup looks so much more wider and brighter!

Line bottom lashes with the same colors using a smudge brush.

Almost finished!

Lastly, for eyebrows, shade in your eyebrows with an eyeshadow or eyebrow powder one shade lighter than your natural hair color, using a SMALL BRUSH and follow the natural arch of your eyebrows. DRAWN IN eyebrows are tacky and make you look like a clown. Spray a little hairspray on your eyebrow brush to keep those little flyaway hairs tame! Comb in one direction towards your ear.

Finally, the finished product!

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