Monday, November 29, 2010

Easy Every Day Face for the Busy Student and Working Mom!

Even if you're on the go all the time, there are easy and quick ways to make yourself look presentable. Here is my version of an every day makeup look. If you don't have all the products I have used, substitute them for what you have!


- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Coppering e/s MAC
- Texture e/s MAC
- Espresso e/s MAC
- Naked e/s Urban Decay Naked Palette
- Blacktrack Fluidline MAC
- Makeup Forever Smokey Lash Mascara

- Studio Fix Powder Foundation NC 42 MAC
- Mineralize Skinfinish Medium Dark MAC
- Pro Longwear Concealer NW35 MAC

- Cap Vert Multiple NARS (blush)
- Eye M Glam Highlighter by Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics
- Matte Bronze Bronzer MAC

- Heather Buff Lipstick BOBBI BROWN

Even if your skin is flawless, I would not skip on a good foundation or tinted moisturizer while going to work. It really evens out skin and makes you look professional. A complete must have!

Hope you enjoyed reading this!

Winter 2010 Beauty Trends! Bring on the Va Va Voom!

Though personally I love summer makeup trends far more than winter makeup, this winter I am actually quite loving the dark vixen looks! 

Trend 1: Matte Skin
- Skin tends to dry out as winter approaches since there are fewer sun rays to bring out the natural oil in your epidermis. Thankfully, for once, what occurs naturally is considered fashionable! This means...stay away from dewy foundations, and do not mix in luminizer with your moisturizer or foundation. Stick to a more matte formula, and you will notice that your skin will look pore-less and perfect!

Trend 2: Dark Brown and Black Eyeshadows, Especially on the Lower Lash Line
- In my opinion, nothing looks sexier than a smoldering brown/black smokey eye blended to perfection. Lucky for you, if you stick to dark colors, you do not have to be a whiz at blending to look put together! The less gradation in your eyeshadow colors, the less chance for mistakes and for your eyes to look messy. Expert tip: Use a dark sparkly brown eyeshadow on your lower lash line and smudge in some black eyeliner. Blend outward, keep it a little messy and you are good to go!

Trend 3: A Bright Tear Duct Area
- The innermost corner of your eye where both lids meet is called the tear duct, and through brightening of this area, you can achieve bigger, whiter, more awake looking eyes! Use a shimmery gold, silver, or even a white to pop onto the tear duct area, and you will see the huge difference it makes to your face. Use this trick no matter what color eye shadows you use, or use alone for a less dramatic effect!