Posts Tagged ‘cosmetics’

During the #shakeupyourmakeup challenge, I’m tackling some FAQ’s on the blog.  Today, we’re taking on a big one:  “What eye shadow colors best bring out my eye color?”  Yep, you asked for it, & I listened.  Makeup genie at your service . . . your wish is my command!  *folds arms, blinks & nods* Before […]


Besides mistletoe, eggnog, Rudolf & tinsel . . . the holidays are also the perfect time of year for new makeup.  Why?  Well all the cosmetic companies flip out between Thanksgiving & New Years, offering sales, limited edition product, and value sets.  If makeup wasn’t on your list to Santa, and you’ve finished checking everyone […]


“One, Two, Three. . . ” Monday Minute Makeup Lesson One, Two Three. . . it’s not only the new Britney song stuck in my head.  (Why is it so catchy? Get out of my brain!)  When it comes to eye makeup, three is a magic number as well.  In fact, remembering the rule of […]


Best of 2009: RIP Discontinued Makeup Products You know how every year at the Oscars they have a tribute photo montage to the movie industry people who passed away in the previous year?  In 2009, there were a few favorites from my makeup kit that bit the proverbial dust, and I’d like to pay tribute […]


“All I Want for Christmas . . .” Happy Holidays! I just wanted to write a quick little post to share my fave makeup-related prezzies I unwrapped from under the tree: *Stila Smudge Pots Holiday Set.  Includes Black, two limited edition colors: Starry Night and Violet, and new Kitten (I have a friend who will […]


“What’s Lily Wearing?” Wednesday John Galliano Fall/Winter 2009 RTW White Christmas?  If anyone could change the weather and make it happen it would be John Galliano.  His brilliant, creative, genius mind is the closest thing I know to magic.  At his fall/winter 2009 runway show in Paris, snowflakes fell from above the runway.  The models were […]


Monday Minute Makeup Lesson The “I-Slept-Through-My-Alarm” Look We’ve all done it.  Maybe you accidently hit PM instead of AM.  Or maybe you are just a really deep sleeper.  Whatever the reason, sometimes you find yourself with somewhere to be and almost no time to get ready.  But just because you overslept, doesn’t mean you should […]


Introducing Friday’s Blog Topic. . . “Fix Your Face Friday!” Beautiful skin is vital to beautiful makeup.  As a makeup artist, one of my favorite things to do is focus on the skin: moisturizing it to a dewy radiance, highlighting the cheek bones, brow bones, cupid’s bow with tantalizing shimmer, bronzing it to a sun-kissed gold. […]


“What’s Lily Wearing?” Wednesday Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2009 RTW “Trendy” is not a word typically used to describe Carolina Herrera.  The mother-daughter designers maintain red carpet presence by consistently reinterpreting old hollywood glamour.  Oscar attendees will no doubt love the luxe textured fabrics and one-shoulder gowns in this seasons collection.  It’s no surprise that partnered […]


Monday Minute Makeup Lesson “Freaks and Geeks” Where do you hide holiday gifts in a modern, relatively-minimalist loft?  That was my conundrum last week when I came home smuggling a Santa’s sleigh full of gifts for my bf.  While searching under the bed for a hiding hole, I came across my middle-school yearbooks.  Oh the […]