Posts Tagged ‘makeup application’

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 […]


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 […]


Questions to Ask When Hiring your Wedding Makeup Artist . . . and What Her Answers Mean We all know the horror story . . . the makeup artist wordlessly picks up a brush and starts to paint, occasionally pausing to say, “trust me, I’m going to make you look fabulous!”  You wait, nervously, as […]


“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 […]


This weekend I posted I contest on Twitter to win a makeup consultation/lesson with me at the new VOWS office, to celebrate the grand opening.  I had many applicants, and wondered how I would ever choose.  Then I received this application from Chatti Phal of Savady Photography . . . Chatti’s magazine (my computer savvy […]


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. […]


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 […]


Monday Minute Makeup Lesson “Jeepers Peepers: Making Small Eyes Look Bigger” Writing a “Monday Minute Makeup Lesson” for eyes is stressing me out.  There are a bazillion different eye shapes, and almost as many ways to apply.  Recently I’ve seen lots of eye shadow kits that come with instructions; some with labels on each color […]


Monday Minute Makeup Lesson: “Awww, You’re Making Me Blush!” There is a reason for the phrase “blushing bride.”  Nothing is more beautiful then a glowing, rosy flush.  Want to do it right?  Choose a fluffy blush brush or kabuki brush (a real one, not the disposable ones) that has a size appropriate to the size […]