Makeup Brush Buying Guide

Makeup Brush Buying Guide

I learned a lot about proper brush construction while developing the [R]evolution™ Professional Makeup Brush Collection with Royal & Langnickel. Owning well crafted, quality tools are essential for a professional make-up artist to succeed. I’ve compiled this...
The Daily Complexion – Part One

The Daily Complexion – Part One

These are my quick picks for a nourished, even toned and well-protected daily complexion…not matter how busy your schedule gets! 1) Bioderma Sensibio H2O Bioderma Sensible H2O gently yet effectively cleanses away city grime while removing makeup, without dehydrating...
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...
Professional Setting Powder

Professional Setting Powder

Setting powder is one of the most important steps for ensuring the durability of a makeup application. The first thing we should address is the difference between a setting power and a finishing powder. A setting powder does exactly what the name implies – it...
Deciem – The Abnormal Beauty Company

Deciem – The Abnormal Beauty Company

Deciem is a place where abnormal actually means amazing. A quirky cosmetic company was brought to my attention in 2015, by my personal skincare guru and beauty BFF, Caroline Hirons. They mix an abundant amount of state-of-the-art skincare technology with a delightful...
Heat-Proof Color | Lip & Cheek Stains

Heat-Proof Color | Lip & Cheek Stains

Lip & Cheek Stains are a great way to keep your makeup looking fresh no matter how high the temperature or humidity. This is probably one of the few times you’ll look forward to a getting STAINed! Combination Lip & Cheek stains are the perfect solution to...

Mascara Evolution – Tubing

Mascara is one of the most basic steps in any beauty makeup application.  Let’s talk about its evolution and the technology behind tubing mascara. Many makeup artists (including myself) advise, if you’re not wearing any other makeup, at least wear mascara....
The Cosmetic Copycat

The Cosmetic Copycat

The cosmetics industry has been overtaken by a disturbing phenomenon where innovation is replaced by imitation. It’s easier to copy the competition’s successes than risk launching an innovative new product that might not produce guaranteed sales. More...

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