Sexy Date Night Makeup

Whether you're going on a first date, a valentine's night out, or a wedding anniversary, you can ramp up the sexy factor with some playful eye makeup. Here's how to do eye makeup for two sexy date night looks. Pick either the cat eye or the gold smokey eye. Cat Eye Obviously this look is all about the eyeliner. The classic cat eye is usually done with black liquid liner, but there are variations depending on what's easier for you. Liquid Liner The easiest way to use liquid liner is to buy a liquid liner pen. Using a pen is already a natural movement. Now instead of scribbling on a notepad you're drawing an elegant swooping line. Start from the outside and draw in. Make the liner thicker on the wing, and thinner as you draw towards your inner eye. Try out: Maybelline Eye … [Read more...]

How To Create The Perfect Smokey Eye

Ah yes that age old question "how to do a smokey eye." As a makeup artist, it is the question I get asked most often. The smokey eye makeup look is the most asked for look in makeovers and special event appointments. You can perfect this sultry makeup look at home with some practice using these steps. Smokey eye how to: Step 1: prime and prep If you're going to put all this work into your smokey eye, your'e going to want it last all night. And you do not want it to crease. I highly recommend investing in an eye primer. You just need a bit, use your finger to blend it over the whole eye lid and up to the brow. At the very least, use your concealer so the eyeshadow has something to stick to. Step 2: eyeliner Use a kohl pencil to line around the whole eye into the lash line. … [Read more...]

Wedding Day Beauty Tips

Wedding Ideas from dresses to makeup and more It's the day of your wedding, and the tips and advice you received from your mother, friends, and loved ones have paid off and you look and feel beautiful. Time has been spent arranging your hair just so, making up your face perfectly, and getting you ready for your big day. Many times, however, brides just consider the big picture - and often forget how uncomfortable they may be during the ceremony or reception in a hot, heavy dress with four-inch heels. It's a bad scenario, but it happens. To keep you up, dancing, and mingling with your guests, here are a few of the most essential bride must-haves for your wedding day. With a little forethought and a carefully packed cocktail bag, you can be prepared for whatever the day has in store with … [Read more...]

How to Pluck Your Eyebrows in 3 Easy Steps

Plucking my eyebrows is not the most entertaining item on my to-do list of grooming, but it's one of the easiest and most important ways to be a foxy mama which is why I'm here to teach you how to do it. Start off with your tools.  All you need for a basic pluck job is a pair of awesome tweezers {Tweezerman are legendary} and some cuticle scissors, and for a more advanced grooming, the gathering you see below. Step 1: Pluck above your eyebrow.  There are plenty of people who will tell you never, ever to pluck above the eyebrow.  And they are all wrong.  Did you see how many stray hairs there are above my eyebrow in that first photo?  What if I were to just leave them up there for the whole world to see?  That's not called grooming, it's called denial.  Don't go too crazy but … [Read more...]

Twelve Outrageous Eye Makeup Designs

[imagebrowser id=2] Which of these amazing eye makeup techniques would you want to try? Which eye makeup look is your favorite? Which is your least favorite? … [Read more...]

4 Gorgeous Halloween Makeup Looks

The best thing about Halloween is not only the costumes, but the extravagant or simple makeup looks that can make or break your garb. Take a look at some of the gorgeous-yielding, yet easy tips below! The Fairy Look Frosty, dewy, and ethereal describes this look. You'll want to prep with a primer as your base to ensure that this gorgeous glow sticks. For the eye area, we're loving the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer. Take a bold color, such as aqua, turquoise or even a glitzy peach, and blend throughout the eyelid. Create an airbrushed effect at the crease by blending thoroughly. To make your eyes really pop, take some gold cosmetic glitter and, with a light hand, brush it atop your eyeshadow color. To complete the eyes, line them with a liquid bronze liner and delicate false … [Read more...]