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I have been doing these treatments since January along w my home skincare and my skin has never looked better. I am beyond psyched to have one so close to me! If you’re around Glendale - you MUST try! They usually have an introductory offer - so call and check it out 👍
Jul 16, 2014

I have been doing these treatments since January along w my home skincare and my skin has never looked better. I am beyond psyched to have one so close to me! If you’re around Glendale - you MUST try! They usually have an introductory offer - so call and check it out 👍

With the summertime heat hitting all-time highs - humidity and sweat-proofing your makeup is a must! Here are some tips and products to so just that …

1) Prime: create a base for makeup to stick to. I like Urban Decay’s Naked Skin BB Cream but some other good ones are available from MAC, Smashbox, MUFE, Cover FX and Benefit. 

2) Foundation: if you dare to choose a liquid or cream foundation - make sure it’s long wearing and mattifying. My favorite is MAC’s Pro Longwear formula. In fact, they have a whole line of long wearing products that include concealer, lipsticks, glosses, eye and lip liners, eye shadow bases and brow products. 

3) Eye shadow primer: if you are going to wearing any eye product using a base will help keep it where you put it. My favorite is Urban Decay Primer Potion. But MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pots in Painterly and Soft Ochre are favs as well. 

4) Setting your Makeup: using a setting powder over your foundation and concealer in places where you tend to get oily is the best way to extend the amount of wear time. Most brands have their own form of this product. I like to use a translucent powder to do this and keep a compact of it in my purse to touch up any shine without adding any color or texture. 

5) Sealing: Using a setting spray helps seal everything together and makes everything look finished. MAC’s Fix+ is a favorite but for extra humid days Urban Decay All Nighter spray works well. 

Whatever you do - the trend for summer makeup tends to be lighter and fresher. So steer yourself to light weight products and bright colors and you’ll look great!
Jul 8, 2014

With the summertime heat hitting all-time highs - humidity and sweat-proofing your makeup is a must! Here are some tips and products to so just that …

1) Prime: create a base for makeup to stick to. I like Urban Decay’s Naked Skin BB Cream but some other good ones are available from MAC, Smashbox, MUFE, Cover FX and Benefit.

2) Foundation: if you dare to choose a liquid or cream foundation - make sure it’s long wearing and mattifying. My favorite is MAC’s Pro Longwear formula. In fact, they have a whole line of long wearing products that include concealer, lipsticks, glosses, eye and lip liners, eye shadow bases and brow products.

3) Eye shadow primer: if you are going to wearing any eye product using a base will help keep it where you put it. My favorite is Urban Decay Primer Potion. But MAC’s Pro Longwear Paint Pots in Painterly and Soft Ochre are favs as well.

4) Setting your Makeup: using a setting powder over your foundation and concealer in places where you tend to get oily is the best way to extend the amount of wear time. Most brands have their own form of this product. I like to use a translucent powder to do this and keep a compact of it in my purse to touch up any shine without adding any color or texture.

5) Sealing: Using a setting spray helps seal everything together and makes everything look finished. MAC’s Fix+ is a favorite but for extra humid days Urban Decay All Nighter spray works well.

Whatever you do - the trend for summer makeup tends to be lighter and fresher. So steer yourself to light weight products and bright colors and you’ll look great!

The Kylie Jenner look and lip trend are all anyone can talk about right now. And for good reason - it’s a very natural glam look that most women would feel comfortable wearing.

Her skin looks great, her eyebrows aren’t over done, she’s got super lush lashes and those full-looking neutral colored lips. 

Many have tried to find new combinations for her lipstick and really it all depends on your skin tone. Using exactly what she uses might not look the same for that reason. 

It’s rumored that she uses Whirl lip liner alone or sometimes combined w Pink Plaid lipstick, both from MAC Cosmetics. Other good matches are KatVonD Lolita or Lovecraft lipsticks or Girlactik lipsticks in Allure. 

To achieve the fullness, over draw your cuspids bow and then follow down your natural lip line. This keeps it from looking fake.
Jul 2, 2014 / 8 notes

The Kylie Jenner look and lip trend are all anyone can talk about right now. And for good reason - it’s a very natural glam look that most women would feel comfortable wearing.

Her skin looks great, her eyebrows aren’t over done, she’s got super lush lashes and those full-looking neutral colored lips.

Many have tried to find new combinations for her lipstick and really it all depends on your skin tone. Using exactly what she uses might not look the same for that reason.

It’s rumored that she uses Whirl lip liner alone or sometimes combined w Pink Plaid lipstick, both from MAC Cosmetics. Other good matches are KatVonD Lolita or Lovecraft lipsticks or Girlactik lipsticks in Allure.

To achieve the fullness, over draw your cuspids bow and then follow down your natural lip line. This keeps it from looking fake.

This 👆 is the reason for the lack of makeup posts … I haven’t been doing any! It’s funny how artists go through phases - lots of color, lashes, and contour,very minimal and one featured focused or whatever. I’m in my skin phase. #makeup #makeupartist #skin #beautymakeup #naturalmakeup #iwokeuplikethis #mua #ilovemakeup #iloveigmuas #ilovemaciggirls
Jun 30, 2014

This 👆 is the reason for the lack of makeup posts … I haven’t been doing any! It’s funny how artists go through phases - lots of color, lashes, and contour,very minimal and one featured focused or whatever. I’m in my skin phase. #makeup #makeupartist #skin #beautymakeup #naturalmakeup #iwokeuplikethis #mua #ilovemakeup #iloveigmuas #ilovemaciggirls

Combing a few of my @sephora finds in one look. I’ve been on the hunt for something lightweight to wear for “off” days and have heard nothing but great things about @urbandecaycosmetics Naked Skin beauty balm.  Also loving @sephora Matte Lustre liquid lipsticks in Fig. #makeup #lipstick #beautybalm #sephora #urbandecay #naturalmakeup #nakedskin #ilovemakeup
Jun 30, 2014

Combing a few of my @sephora finds in one look. I’ve been on the hunt for something lightweight to wear for “off” days and have heard nothing but great things about @urbandecaycosmetics Naked Skin beauty balm. Also loving @sephora Matte Lustre liquid lipsticks in Fig. #makeup #lipstick #beautybalm #sephora #urbandecay #naturalmakeup #nakedskin #ilovemakeup

It’s fairly safe to say I’m obsessed w my new @josiemarancosmetics Argan Infinity Intensive Cream Oil that I got from @sephora today. I wash my hands so much they get crazy dry and this soothes them right away. One whole side of the packaging is a list of all the possible uses for it AND it’s made from natural & organic, gluten/paraben/cruelty-free ingredients. #josiemaran #sephora #moisturizer #musthave #makeup #makeupartist #mua #musthaveproduct #ilovemakeup
Jun 30, 2014

It’s fairly safe to say I’m obsessed w my new @josiemarancosmetics Argan Infinity Intensive Cream Oil that I got from @sephora today. I wash my hands so much they get crazy dry and this soothes them right away. One whole side of the packaging is a list of all the possible uses for it AND it’s made from natural & organic, gluten/paraben/cruelty-free ingredients. #josiemaran #sephora #moisturizer #musthave #makeup #makeupartist #mua #musthaveproduct #ilovemakeup

My favorite look as of late - defined eyes, soft contour and nude lips. My highlight is is @whiteninglightning BB Cream Plus Illumination and my lips are their gloss in Coral Cream. Eyes are @urbandecaycosmetics Naked Basics palette and @maccosmetics mascara in GigaBlack Lash. Bronzer is Radiant Light from @hourglasscosmetics and cheeks are Silly eyeshadow from #maccosmetics #makeup #makeupartist #makeupmusthaves #mua #hourglasscosmetics #whiteninglightning #mac #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #everydaymakeup #naturalmakeup #beautymakeup
Jun 30, 2014

My favorite look as of late - defined eyes, soft contour and nude lips. My highlight is is @whiteninglightning BB Cream Plus Illumination and my lips are their gloss in Coral Cream. Eyes are @urbandecaycosmetics Naked Basics palette and @maccosmetics mascara in GigaBlack Lash. Bronzer is Radiant Light from @hourglasscosmetics and cheeks are Silly eyeshadow from #maccosmetics #makeup #makeupartist #makeupmusthaves #mua #hourglasscosmetics #whiteninglightning #mac #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #everydaymakeup #naturalmakeup #beautymakeup

Days off after a long work stretch call for a mini at-home spa sesh #glamglow mask, Oleo-spa hot oil #hairtreatment and a cup of my fav @yourtea ***aaaah relaxation*** #homespa #dayoff #relaxation #takingcare
Jun 30, 2014

Days off after a long work stretch call for a mini at-home spa sesh #glamglow mask, Oleo-spa hot oil #hairtreatment and a cup of my fav @yourtea ***aaaah relaxation*** #homespa #dayoff #relaxation #takingcare

A peek at the makeup I did for @aileenmarie108 ‘s wedding last month - I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos! We did #naturalmakeup using taupes and grays w individual lashes. Such a beauty 😍 #makeup #makeupartist #mua #wedding #bride #weddingmakeup #beautymakeup #bridalmakeup #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls
Jun 30, 2014

A peek at the makeup I did for @aileenmarie108 ‘s wedding last month - I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos! We did #naturalmakeup using taupes and grays w individual lashes. Such a beauty 😍 #makeup #makeupartist #mua #wedding #bride #weddingmakeup #beautymakeup #bridalmakeup #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls

Accidentally get mascara on your face? Not to worry! Let it dry and then gently scrape it off w a clean mascara wand ✨✨✨ it’s like it was never there! I always carry one of these w me bc they can be used for so many things - fixing brows and makeup mess-ups, tackling baby hairs, exfoliating lips, getting stray brush or brows hairs off your face without disrupting your makeup ….. And so many more 👍 #makeup #makeupbag #makeupartist #makeupmusthaves #makeuptip #mua #fixit #makeupfix #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #tipoftheday
Jun 30, 2014 / 1 note

Accidentally get mascara on your face? Not to worry! Let it dry and then gently scrape it off w a clean mascara wand ✨✨✨ it’s like it was never there! I always carry one of these w me bc they can be used for so many things - fixing brows and makeup mess-ups, tackling baby hairs, exfoliating lips, getting stray brush or brows hairs off your face without disrupting your makeup ….. And so many more 👍 #makeup #makeupbag #makeupartist #makeupmusthaves #makeuptip #mua #fixit #makeupfix #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #tipoftheday

My everyday face … A little bronzer, gloss, mascara and brows. #makeup #naturalmakeup #beautymakeup #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls
Jun 30, 2014

My everyday face … A little bronzer, gloss, mascara and brows. #makeup #naturalmakeup #beautymakeup #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls

When you’re driving and realize you forgot to remove the eyebrow makeup from your hand. #makeup #makeupartistproblems #mua #muaproblems #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls
Jun 30, 2014

When you’re driving and realize you forgot to remove the eyebrow makeup from your hand. #makeup #makeupartistproblems #mua #muaproblems #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls

Cloudy days get bright lips #makeupkit #makeupartist #mac #maccosmetics #mua #lipstick #orange #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls
Jun 30, 2014

Cloudy days get bright lips #makeupkit #makeupartist #mac #maccosmetics #mua #lipstick #orange #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls

I need to use this as a guide for organizing my @maccosmetics shadows. Ick I hate doing this - it’s so messy and time consuming. #makeup #makeupartistproblems #mac #maccosmetics #mua #muaproblems #muakit #kitorganization #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #eyeshadow #color
Jun 30, 2014

I need to use this as a guide for organizing my @maccosmetics shadows. Ick I hate doing this - it’s so messy and time consuming. #makeup #makeupartistproblems #mac #maccosmetics #mua #muaproblems #muakit #kitorganization #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #eyeshadow #color

Another edit on my work w @recycled_rags @maisonlyle @pgphoto @ashmazing_vigil and Maria Andersen. She was the sweetest #photoshoot #photographer #makeup #makeupartist #mua #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #fitness #vintage
Jun 30, 2014

Another edit on my work w @recycled_rags @maisonlyle @pgphoto @ashmazing_vigil and Maria Andersen. She was the sweetest #photoshoot #photographer #makeup #makeupartist #mua #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeup #ilovemaciggirls #fitness #vintage