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Make Up Shorts ; Create This Look

May 26, 2008

  • Eyeshadow Base : Ulta Eye Primer
  • Lid & inner crease : MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Outer crease up to the browbone : Artistry Espresso eyeshadow
  • Very outer lid : Artistry Espresso eyeshadow
  • Browbone : Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow & MAC All That Glitters eyeshadow
  • Upper lashline : Wet n Wild Megaliner Turquoise liquid eyeliner
  • Lower lashline : Beautique Brown eyeliner as a base, Artistry Espresso eyeshadow on outer lashline, and Artistry Spun Silk eyeshadow on the inner lashline .
  • Lower waterline : NYC White eyeliner pencil
  • Eyelashes : Artistry Essentials Black mascara & Artistry Waterproof Black mascara

The More Natural Approach to Make Up

April 19, 2008

I get asked, “How can I achieve a natural face?” a lot. It’s very easy to achieve and all you need are the right tools aka the right make up. Natural make up is more appropriate for the work place and interviews than outrageous/colorful make up looks. Even I have to do a natural face when it comes to major business functions/meetings. I save the more colorful looks for when I have make overs to do or free days. Here are some of my tips when trying to achieve the natural face.

Choose a concealer that is yellow in tint, so it can hide your imperfections without adding much color.

If you can’t decided which foundation color is best for you, go to a department store make up counter and they can help assist you when finding the right color. If you decided to go to the drugstore for your foundation, make sure your drugstore has a return policy for cosmetics. Test the color on cheek or chin, the foundation should disappear on your skin. Don’t forget to always set your liquid foundations with a loose powder.

Always make sure your eyebrows are well groomed. Your eyebrow pencil/eyeshadow color should be either 1-2 shades darker if you have light hair or 1-2 shades lighter if your hair is dark.

When it comes to eyeshadow colors, choose more earthy tones. Try shadows in gold, brown, bronze, plum, and beige. You can apply a light eyeshadow on your lid and a darker shade on the crease to give eyes more depth. Don’t forget to apply mascara!

If eyeshadows isn’t your thing, you can skip the eyeshadow and just use mascara.

Wear an eyeliner that doesn’t look harsh on your skintone. For lighter skin, try brown/dark blue/grey. If you have darker skin, try dark brown/black. Use a powder eyeshadow + liner brush instead of a regular eyeliner to create an even more softer look.

For a flush of color on your cheeks, wear a natural looking blush. If you have darker skin try warmer tones such as bronze, plum, a dark rose, and terracotta. For lighter skin, try tones in rose, peach, pink. Apply blush on an angle on your cheekbones and a touch on the apple of your cheeks.

When choosing lip colors, look for colors that best complements your skin and lips. If your have darker skin, try shades in plum, berry, deep reds, mocha colors. If you have medium/olive skin, try shades in deep pink, light brown, raisin, and caramel. If you have lighter skin, try shades in pink and peach.


My How To’s – Eyebrow Tutorial

April 1, 2008

People always ask me (on good eyebrow days) how on earth do I do my eyebrows and if they are drawn in. Yes, they are mostly drawn in and took a lot of trial and error trying to get my eyebrows the way they are now for years. I decided to do a tutorial to show you how I do my eyebrows and the products I use on my brows.

1) I do my foundation before doing my eyebrows. Yes, I’m an admitted OVER TWEEZER! To comb my brows in place, I like to use a disposable mascara wand. I always have bags of them laying around, they come in handy for brow grooming.

2) I like to fill in my brows with a brown pencil in light soft strokes. I use Beautique eyeliner on my brows. You can find Beautique at your local Sally Beauty Supply store for only $1.99. Inexpensive and works great for an eyebrow pencil.

3) To set my brows (to prevent smudging), I use a smudge brush (or you can use an angled brush) and dip it in a brown matte powder eyeshadow. I just fill in the thicker part of my brows with the smudge brush. I use Espresso in the Artistry Essentials Colour Quad in Medium. Such a versatile quad that I can’t stop talking about!

4) For the tail end of my brows, I like to use a dampened thin eyeliner brush dipped in the Espresso eyeshadow.


Voila! That’s how I do my eyebrows. Short, sweet, and simple!