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Makeup Tutorials on eHow – How to Reshape Your Face with Makeup

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Lesson #4:

CONCEALER:  LIGHTNESS PULLS FEATURES FORWARD

Create a “triangle of light” under the eye, to open up the face and draw attention to focus features.  It’s an old trick used by makeup artists for photography…  Why not use on everyone??  It’s not just for models any longer!

MATTE BRONZER:  THE PERFECT WAY TO THIN THE FACE AND CREATE CHEEKBONES

The best way to “pop” your cheekbones is the apply a matte bronzer right underneath the cheekbones.  Use a fan brush, it takes all the guesswork out of application!

SHIMMERY HIGHLIGHT POWDER:  LIGHT REFLECTS OFF THE TOPS OF CHEEKS

Apply a shimmer powder or gel on the high points of the face.  The light bounces off the tops of your cheeks and creates a beautiful glow that lights up your face!

To see my Complete Makeup Guide on eHow, click on the link and learn everything you need to know to be an expert at makeup application!

If you are interested in becoming a professional makeup artist, come join me at my makeup school and learn in a private setting.  A once in a lifetime opportunity!!

 

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Makeup Tutorials on eHow – How to Cover BlackHeads and Acne

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Lesson #3:

How to Cover Blackheads and Acne Scars with Makeup

This is a common concern for many women…  The problem is that covering the imperfections is the easy part!  The tricky part is to get your skin looking smooth and even in tone.

Get the Tools Right!

  • Make sure you use a nice and thick creamy concealer.  Liquid is great for under eye circles, but you need a cream to cover dent or bumps.
  • Get a good concealer brush.  I prefer a large, flat one with synthetic bristles.
  • Use a powder that is translucent, not lighter than your skin tone.  If it is too light, you will actually draw attention to what you are trying to cover!

 

Cover the Way the Pros Do!

  • Press the concealer into the dent, bump, redness, blackheads until the are completely covered.
  • Use the concealer brush to “feather” out the edges.
  • Dab your clean fingertip over the top to remove excess concealer.
  • Set with translucent powder.

 

To see my complete Makeup Guide on eHow, click on the the link and learn all the basics about makeup artistry!

Book your private lesson with me and learn customized ways to look and feel your best!  Email me at beautifuloutlookATgmailDOTcom!!

 

 

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Makeup Tutorials on eHow – How to Do Your Makeup Quickly

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Lesson #2:

How to Do Your Makeup Quickly in the Morning

Most women don’t want to spend a lot of time in the morning to do their makeup – and who can blame them!  Learn a streamlined approach to getting gorgeous in 10 minutes or less.

Focus on the Skin

Use a primer to smooth out the surface of the skin and to build a barrier between your skin and your foundation.

Apply a Tinted Moisturizer with your fingertips to even out your complexion.  Focus on the center of the face, where women experience most of their skin concerns.

Use a creamy concealer to cover your dark circles and hide any imperfections.  Remember – a concealer brush is key to avoiding those “raccoon eyes”!

Give Your Skin a Boost of Color

Apply a peach or pink shade of blush on the apples of the cheeks.  I love using a fan brush for this, it makes application SO easy!

You can even use your blush on your eyes!  Just sweep a little color across your lids with the fan brush.

Play Up Your Eyes and Lips

Use a thickening mascara to enhance your eyes and build up your lashline.  The more the better!  Then you look like you’re wearing eyeliner – but you’re not!

Choose a natural looking lip gloss, lip stain, or lip balm.  It’s up to you!

To see my complete Makeup Guide on eHow, click on the link and ENJOY!

To book your private 2-hour lesson with me (Includes 4 Professional Brushes!), email me at beautifuloutlookATgmailDOTcom.

 

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Makeup Tutorials On eHow – Keeping Your Makeup Clean

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I’ve designed a set of 10 Makeup Tutorials on eHow that are for anyone and everyone who is interested in how the professionals do it!

Lesson #1:

Keeping Your Makeup Clean

Most people don’t understand why it is so important be sanitary and clean with not only your brushes, but your makeup too!!  Unclean use and storage of makeup can cause skin irritation, breakouts and rashes.  Watch my tips to understand some key ways to avoid these common mistakes.

Four Useful Tips:

1.  Use a spray-on brush cleaner in between shampoos.  You can clean your brushes this way daily!

2.  Store your lipsticks in a stackable lipstick storage container!  That way you aren’t directly touching the product to your lips, eliminating cross contamination.

3.  Apply mascara with disposable mascara wands.  Usually, if your mascara is applied using the wand, it sits in your mascara, breeding bacteria.  If you don’t want to throw away your mascara after 3 months, use a different wand each time!

4.  Clean your makeup case using eye makeup remover.  Remove all excess product from your case – keep clean and look like a professional!

To see my complete series of 10 Makeup Tutorials, click on the link and explore the world of beauty!!

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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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Sunkissed and Sexy – Why Airbrushed Tans Rock!!

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Why should you get an airbrushed tan to get a sunkissed and sexy glow?  Here’s 3 reasons why:

 

1.  SUN DAMAGE IS THE #1 REASON YOUR SKIN AGES QUICKLY!

Did you know that 80% of the damage caused by the sun occurs before the age of 25?  That’s why all of us over 30 are trying to convince all those young teens and 20-somethings to beware!  All those years of sunbathing at the beach to get a golden glow catches up to you – That’s why airbrushing is THE way to go!  Get tanned and bronzed without the harmful effects of the sun.

2.  A TAN ACTS AS CAMOUFLAGE FOR CELLULITE AND SKIN IMPERFECTIONS!

Yes, it’s true.  Getting an airbrush tan can make you look 10 pounds lighter!!  Just as wearing black slims you, a tan makes it harder to see any skin imperfections and blurs the appearance of bumpy cellulite.  Also, an airbrush can enhance your abs and create contour as an illusion of body sculpting.  With bathing suit season right around the corner – This is reason enough to come in for a tan!

3.  DON’T BE FOOLED BY OTHER “SPRAY TANS”.  AIRBRUSHING GOES ON EVENLY – AND AS IT FADES, YOU DON’T GET ANY SPLOTCHES!

If it’s not airbrushed by a professional, preferably a makeup artist, you are not getting top notch application.  Standing in a machine and letting a machine spray you does not ensure consistency in coverage.  All skin shades tend to be uneven, and a makeup artist is familiar with this and can correct it.

Contact Melissa for your appointment, and watch a tanning tutorial on BeautyBuzz90210.

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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 →