The Origin of Applying Lip Color

The Origin of Applying Lip Color

The Origin of Applying Lip Color Did you know it was Mother Nature who provided the pivotal (and provocative) phenomenon that inspired the origin of applying lip color? Mother Nature deemed that part of the biology of mating for many creatures (including humans)...
Cleaning Makeup Brushes Like A Pro

Cleaning Makeup Brushes Like A Pro

Blog In the Makeup Brush Buying Guide, we discussed materials, construction and brush shapes. Properly cleaning your makeup brushes is the most critical step to maintaining and protecting your investment. Let’s look at the how pros keep their tools in tip-top...
Back To Basic – Eyeshadow Application

Back To Basic – Eyeshadow Application

Makeup is FUN, but a six-color, double cut crease, with glitter, winged eyeliner, and false lashes is not for everyone. Let’s hit the pause button on the YouTube and Instagram drag-inspired looks. I’m taking us back to three basic eyeshadow applications...
The Best Bridal Makeup Tips

The Best Bridal Makeup Tips

A few years ago, I was asked to write a bridal beauty article for Martha Stewart Weddings. Whether you hire a professional makeup artist (recommended) or decide to DIY (not recommended), I lovingly offer you THE BEST BRIDAL MAKEUP TIPS …ever! My Bridal Philosophy...
Eyebrow Emergency

Eyebrow Emergency

The YouTube and Instagram focus on eyebrows is intense (almost psychotic). Following the advice of your favorite online beauty “guru” amplifies your possibility of an eyebrow emergency – significantly. The story goes something like this… You’ve watched a bunch...
A Quick History Of Makeup

A Quick History Of Makeup

Throughout history, makeup has been used for everything from ceremonial rituals to beauty adornment…and a few other rather interesting reasons. I thought it would be fun to look back into makeup history and uncover the origins of some of our favorite beauty practices....
Makeup 101- Touch-Up Tips

Makeup 101- Touch-Up Tips

Going out directly from work and your makeup needs to go from faded to fabulous? These touch-up tips will help you pull it off flawlessly and FAST. Even the most carefully applied, longest lasting makeup will inevitably crumble by the end of a long work day. Getting...

Teen Makeup – How much is too much?

Your teen storms out of the room looking like a Goth vampire drag queen (think Taylor Momsen), heads to her bedroom and dramatically slams the door. You’re angry and frustrated about the overdone makeup on an underage girl and want to set limits, but how much is...
Special Night Out Smoky Eye

Special Night Out Smoky Eye

There are many schools of thought surrounding what is considered a “smoky” eye.  In its purest sense, smudging dark or rich color around the entire eye creates a smoky eye.  The smudging creates a mysterious, sexy, unstructured look that is in direct contrast to a...

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