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eHow Makeup Tutorials – What to Do So Your Eye Makeup Stays Without Using Primer

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Lesson #5:

How many times have you put on your eye makeup in the morning, only to find that mid day your mascara has smudged under your eye and your eye shadow has creased in your lid?  Here are some fool proof tips for getting beautiful eye makeup that lasts all day without smudging or creasing.

  1. Place concealer on the lid and blend with a concealer brush.  This erases any discoloration on the lid creates a blank “canvas” from which you can work from.
  2. Blend translucent powder through the crease and on the lid using a qtip.  This way your eye shadow doesn’t settle into the fine lines of the crease.
  3. To prevent smudging on the bottom lashline, create a barrier on the lashline with translucent powder.
  4. Don’t blend your eye shadow over your lid.  Rather, you should place the shadow first, then blend.  You won’t get the messy shadow dropping on your face.
  5. To set your mascara, use a clean, dry mascara wand with a little black eye shadow.  By putting powder over your mascara, you won’t have the mascara running or smudging on your face!

Book your private lesson with me, or learn more beauty tips with my eHow Makeup Guide.  Look and feel beautiful EVERY day!!

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Airbrush Tanning in Los Angeles

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It’s official!  Summer is here and everyone wants to be bronzed and beautiful.  Well I’m here to tell you…  FAKE your tan people!

Los Angeles in the Summer

Fun in the Sun Los Angeles

Here’s my recipe for getting that “I just got home from a vacation in Maui” look…

 

 

 

  • Start with clean skin the night before.  Mix a drop of self-tanner into your night cream.  Apply to face, neck and chest.  In the morning…Viola!
  •  Use a tinted moisturizer that is slightly darker to match your newly fake tanned skin.  This will make your skin look dewy and fresh!  No heavy foundation in the summer!
  • Tap a little highlighting gel on the tops of your cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose, and tops of brows.
  •  Select a bronzer that’s not too orange, you don’t want to look like an Oompa Loompa!!!  I prefer one that has a little shimmer, and blocks of different shades of bronze, like the classic Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer.
  •  I love to use a fan brush to apply the bronzer.  That way you get a feather light application without streaking.
  • Beginning at the temples, apply the bronzer by creating an arc over the cheekbone.  Think of it as creating a rainbow of bronzer to highlight your bone structure.
  • Bronze your hairline and forehead, over the top of the nose (where your sunglasses would hit), and the chin.  Get all the spots where the sun would naturally hit.
  •  I always finish up the look by sweeping bronzer through the crease of the eye.  It pulls the look altogether!!

Apply a little mascara and a pinky gloss, and you have a beautiful, sun kissed glow!!

Find out how getting an airbrush tan is the best way to get your “base tan”!!  Enjoy!!

 

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Eyelash Extensions Los Angeles

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My clients always ask me about eyelash extensions…  Will I like them?  Will they make my lashes fall out?  What happens if I want to take them out?

Lucky for me, my BFF Billy Lowe is an expert in this matter!  Here’s what I can tell you.  It really DOES matter who you go to.  Get references, ask to see their work, etc.  If it is done by a true professional, that has the proper training and certification, you will absolutely LOVE the results!!

Forget all those chemical products that promise to make your lashes grow over time, and MAY alter the color of your eyes! (Yes, it’s true, I’ve seen happen!)  Billy is the real deal, and you’re sure to love the long, luscious lashes you get as a result of his fine work.

Now I know all about it, and you can too!  If you want to read all about eyelash extensions, check out Beauty Buzz 90210!!

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Wedding Makeup Tips with Smoky Eye Shadow 5 of 5

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Bridal Smoky Eye Shadow by Melissa McNamara

Bridal Smoky Eye Shadow

  • Think about the theme of your wedding…  Is it a formal, black tie affair?  Is it a casual, beach day?  This will influence how formal you want your hair and if you want smoky eyes, etc.
  • What do you love about yourself?  Do you like to play up your eyes with smoky eye shadow?  Is your skin glowing and radiant?  Choose your best feature to focus on.
  • What color are your bridesmaids wearing?  What colors are your flowers?  You’ll want your makeup to coordinate, not clash.  For example, if your colors are pink and black, you’ll want to wear pink blush and lips…  Not peach.
  • When looking for celebrity makeup as example of what you like, remember, they are wearing A LOT more makeup than it looks like.  If you want a natural look, don’t pull up an image of Kim Kardashian!  You’re much better off gathering images for each feature.  “I like the way J Lo’s skin looks here, I like the way Cameron Diaz did her eyes here, and Continue reading →