Thursday, January 21, 2010
Hi I use MAC smolder pencil eyeliner, once placed on the water line how can I keep it from running down my under eyes? I constantly have to be wiping it. what kind do you use on your clients that make them and yourself look so flawless?
I am NOT a fan of pencil liner. In fact, as much as I LOVE MAC I've never tried their pencil liner. My liner of choice is called "fluidline". Fluidline is a cream liner. You will need a small liner brush for application. The best thing about fluid line is not only does it last all day BUT you can also use in in place of liquid liner. Being made of cream, ensures easy application! Fluidline comes in a variety of colors. My favorites are black (black track)and aqua. You can purchase fluidline at MAC. MAC in Louisville is located in Macy's in Oxmoor mall. It retails for $14.99.
Posted by Make-Up Artist at 9:49 AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I recently had a reader e-mail me with this question...
"I'm almost 25 and beginning to get fine lines, however I still get blemishes! Is there a good way to cure or disguise both of these problems at the same time??
Well.. My advice would be to start with taking precautions to eliminate early aging.
Use a sp4 moisturizer and/or foundation. Remove all makeup at night and apply cold creams. Cold cream is what I use to remove my makeup. A trick I have discovered is, leaving the cold cream in the refrigerator!!! It feels SO nice to remove your makeup at the end of the night with a burst of cold on tired eyes! Especially if you're like me and wear false lashes way too much. Try it you wont be sorry!I also like to moisturize with it in the morning..The cold helps get rid of tired puffy eyes. My cold cream of choice is Ponds cold cream You can find it at any drug store or places like Target. It's very affordable.
Now, as far as blemishes. I suggest using a mineral powder instead of a heavy foundation. I do NOT suggest using foundations of either kind on your entire face. Only on blemishes or any place with redness. After all, foundation can cause blemishes!
When it comes to comes to mineral foundation, I used to prefer bare minerals. Once I was in need of mineral foundation on short notice. I had no choice but to go to the drug store. The closet thing I could find was L'oreal True Match foundation. I actually like it BETTER!
I will warn you, you should have your own fluffy powder brush..that packaging is terrible. The product is great.
No once can stop the inevitable but we sure can hide it :)
Posted by Make-Up Artist at 8:07 PM
This blog is being inspired by the number one question I get asked."what color gloss are you wearing?" I have one colored gloss that I love more than ANY other gloss. Its orgasm by by NARS. It's more expensive than drug store gloss. It's around $25.00 for one tube BUT it's is VERY worth the investment. It's a universal color. I use it on models for fashion shows ALL the time. Great on all skin colors. NARS is a high end cosmetic brand which means the glosses aren't greasy or sticky. They are smooth,shiny,with a hint of metallic (in a good way) and they actually last. I am wearing orgasm in the picture. Not the best picture..I'm aware but it shows the gloss more true to life than any other picture I have. Orgasm is a peachish pink.. In my opinion it should be called HEAVEN! You can pick it up at Sephora. www.sephora.com
Posted by Make-Up Artist at 6:42 AM
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I've had several people ask me to make some sort of blog that allow readers to write in and ask any questions they may have about makeup or beauty in general. Taaa daaaaa!
Here it is. I'm pretty sure you have to set up an account to comment. It's easy, I promise..If you have a gmail account all you have to do is sign in! Who wants to be the first to as a question?!
Here is a picture of the spray tan I referred to.
Posted by Make-Up Artist at 2:44 PM