Product of the Week: Foundation Brushes

While having great skin is the most fundamental element to having a flawless foundation for a look, the tools that you use to complete that look are incredibly important. Today's feature brushes are the ones that I use to contour, apply foundation and set with powder. You can see me using them in my Contouring 101 video. Below are the brushes I use and some less expensive alternatives :-) Step One Brush: Japonesque Foundation Brush I use this brush to apply concealer or foundation colors for contouring. It applys pigment in a nice, smooth way that makes it easy to buff out and blend with the next step brushes. It retails for $16.00 and you can buy it HERE Step Two Brush: MAC 130 and MAC 187

Weekly How-To: Contouring 101

Hi All, This week's how-to focuses on contouring using foundation. While it's not an "extreme" drag/kardashian contour, it does show you the fundamentals behind contouring and the kind of products that you will need in order to acheive a great look. Enjoy and let me know what you think! (sorry in advance, it is kinda long... I talk too much) ;-P

Product of the Week: Smashbox Photo Finish Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer

It's my first weekly Product of the Week post! Yay! Thanks to Amy for the request/suggestion. This week I am obsessed with the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil-Free Pore Minimizing Foundation Primer. It is an amazing way to create an oil-free, shine-free, flawless canvas out of your skin before applying your foundation and a little bit goes a long way. I use it on myself and at photoshoots and on brides - it rocks in all situations and for most skin types. While it's not the cheapest primer on the market, you definitely get your money's worth. Ok, so here is how it works: My hand before - Notice the texture in my skin on my hand. Step One - put a small amount (about the size of a pea or less) on th

The Beauty Blog is Here!

Welcome to my blog! I feel like this has been a long time in the making, but it's finally here. A little bit about me: I have been a working makeup artist for the past six years, but I have been stealing lipstick since I was in diapers; I am passionate about making people look and feel beautiful; I love trying new things and traveling - so you might see some of that pop up in here as well. All in all, I love beauty and everything fun. So, I hope you enjoy, like and share this blog with all of your friends. This will be your one stop place for: Beauty product demos Photoshoot tips and tricks Makeup look how-to's Lifestyle updates (travel, home, etc. when they pop up) Let me know what you thin

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