If you want your eye makeup application to look professional, you need to invest in some quality tools. As a general rule, those included with the products you purchase (i.e. sponge-tipped eyeshadow applicators) just don’t cut it. Reserve them for emergency touch-ups only!
As easy as 1, 2, 3!
If I had to start with just three brushes, these would be my picks. With this group of brushes you can achieve a variety of different eye looks.
Choose a cream-textured eyeshadow with a fleck of shimmer. For a sheer veil of color, blend it over your eyelid with your fingertip. The warmth in the pad of your finger will melt it seamlessly onto the skin. To create drama, build intensity by pressing the shadow on with a dense-bristled eyeshadow brush.
Cool trick! Want a wet-look? Prime your eyelid with a satin-finish concealer first. Alternatively, for a flatter effect, begin by preparing the lid with a layer of loose, matte powder. (more…)
Are you heading out for a few drinks or going on a dinner date straight after work? In a few simple steps … take your office-look into the evening. Grab a portable mirror and do it at your desk!
Makeup artist tip: This look is perfect for Valentine’s Day. You will totally rock his socks!
THE DAYTIME LOOK.
A wash of light-beige metallic eyeshadow(1) over the eyelid, a slick of liquid liner(2) across the top lashes, paired with a pink lip(3) and cheek(4). To take this look into the night, watch the video tutorial and follow the steps below:
3). To even out the skin tone, apply Benefit Boi-ing concealer where needed (i.e. beneath the eye, over the eyelid, and on any imperfections) with a concealer brush(a), and then blend by patting it into the skin with your fingertip.
4). Next, to set the foundation and concealer, take a matte translucent powder(b) on a large, fluffy powder brush(c) and dust it over the face.
5). To make your lashes appear longer, curl them with eyelash curlers(d). (more…)
To recreate this look, watch the video tutorial and follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Begin by plucking your eyebrows, and cleansing, toning and moisturizing the skin.
Makeup artist tip! Always wipe over the eyelids with a cotton pad dampened with cleansing water prior to applying makeup. This will remove any oil from the surface of the skin and help your eye makeup adhere better.
Makeup artist tip! When I am using a dark-colored eyeshadow, I like to apply the eye makeup first. This way, if there is any fallout, it won’t ruin the foundation. (more…)