Lipliner has been scarce for a while. It made a huge splash in the 90s and then disappeared (much like Vanilla Ice’s career). In the 90s, lipliner and/or lipsatin was IT for all the total Bettys, and lipstick was so “whatever” (places hands in the shape of a W)…. these are Clueless references, if you haven’t seen the movie find it on Netflix immediately…. as if…. (more…)
When you think of the Luck of the Irish, you don’t necessarily think of the Kardashians… but Kim Kardashian is pretty lucky… so here is a St. Patrick’s Day makeup look inspired by Kim K’s Grammys look… I just hope Kanye West doesn’t interrupt this video to tell everyone that Beyonce had the best video of all time…..
The 1920s were all about flappers and boyish shapes, but the 1930s began embracing the female form. Women wanted to look more feminine, and that translated to their makeup. Pinks and roses became a signature look of the era. A tea rose complexion was the standard. While they didn’t have powder blushes back then, they used cream rouge, the new Milani blush in tea rose is a perfect 1930s inspired color, both because of the name a shade, but the rose texture evokes the floral patterns that were popular in the 30s. Add some raspberry lips, like my Nars Funny Face, and you have a perfect modern 1930s face.
Around holiday time, I did a Old Hollywood inspired 1930s makeup tutorial (you can see the post here). Here is the video….
You could easily pair this eye makeup with the Milani blush and Nars Lips for an even more 1930s look…
What better day than Valentine’s Day to find your inner Boudoir Sexy Kitten?… well you don’t really need an excuse, but if you want one, then you got one. Here’s how to do a sexy makeup look that will make your Valentine (or potential Valentine) swoon.
If you plan on doin’ a lot of kissin’ on Valentine’s Day (or any other day for that matter)… or you just want your lip color to last past your first meal…. then these are my top 5 (and a bonus honorable mention) long lasting, kiss proof lipsticks… most of which can be found in your drugstore…. the rest can be found at Sephora…..
Valentine’s Day is all about romance! Earlier this week we looked at how you get your sexy back. But if you’re more of a sweet, hopeless romantic (I mean that in a good way… we all could be a little more hopeless… wait, I mean romantic)…here is a sweet, soft, romantic makeup look that’s perfect for beginners (at love or makeup)
I’ve always been a hand-on kinda girl… when it comes to makeup that is. I have a cosmetology and estheticians license with the State of Mass, and, while each State has different rules, in MA you need to have a license to even touch a client. That means that even shampoo girls in Mass must have a cosmetology license. People who work at cosmetic counters, and makeup artists do not technically need to be licensed, as long as they do not touch the customer. They must use tools, brushes, sponges, cotton swabs, etc, to apply makeup.
I guess I started using that thinking in my own makeup application. I figured… I’m licensed… I’ll just use my hands. For someone with as much makeup as me, I had surprisingly few makeup tools. But then I started watching makeup tutorials on YouTube for inspiration, and I saw all these cool new makeup tools. I decided to make one of my New Years Resolutions be to use more makeup tools.
I have a beauty blender and the mini version. I have also been collecting some makeup brushes. I’ve also found some ideas on one of my favorite YouTube channels Ready Set Glamour
Are there any makeup tools that you couldn’t live without? Are there any that you’ve been dying to try that you would like me to try out and do a review?