SOOoooo, it’s getting to be that time again! It’s getting warmer, the snows gone so you know what that means….Prom Season! For many of us it’s our favorite time of year, and for some of us…not so much. Prom can be exciting, life-changing, devastating, and nightmareish. The point is it’s different for everybody, but for me it’s a wonderful time of year!
Prom for me is beauty, extravagance, luxury and a time to make people gasp.
As a makeup artist I’m booking up appointments, and it’s something to consider…how much is too much? Prom is a wonderful time of year, but also one of the most expensive.
When considering your prom look, consider what works for you. Consider your eye color, hair color, and complexion. For blue eyes, pinks and neutrals will often work best. For green eyes, purples and blues will go well. For brown eyes, purples, greens and blues are all great. Neutrals can work on everyone, and considering how you use colors, anything can work for your skin tone.
Coming soon, I’ll be putting up posts about my free lance kit as well as looks that I’ll be doing on my clients. Stay put to see exciting things coming up! And I hope Prom season is as wonderful a time of year for all of you as it is for me!!
Makeup! Makeup is amazing, makeup can transform us, makeup can inspire us, makeup is beauty!
But…..what about taking off your makeup???
The truth is that taking off your makeup, is even more important than putting it on! If you don’t take off your makeup you could get infections, it could actually stain your face, and oddly enough it could get stuck in your eye (speaking, unfortunately, from experience).
I’ve been trying out these wipes for a while, and to be honest, I haven’t really found much that I love more! These are so hard to find though, so I have to say that’s the only downfall of them. I’ve been able to pick them up at Tj Maxx’s and Marshalls, but only when they come in. They smell amazing, and so far I have found them in a green, orange, and pink scent. I love them! They take off my makeup SOO well, I have never broken out from them, and they actually help your face to improve skin texture and quality as they’re taking off your makeup.
They do double duty, and they’re so affordable! I believe when I pick them up I usually pay $2.99 for 30 wipes! I highly recommend them, and it’s so important to take off makeup before you wash your face, so you might as well get something that does it all! Hope this helps all you makeup fans out there that have been struggling to find something that works just like I was!
Also, Im very sorry if these pictures don’t post. I attempted to post a couple, but I couldn’t figure out if they did. If you type in Beauty Concepts Detoxifying face wipes in google they should come up, in the three different varieties. While researching photos, I believe I also found them on amazon. So try that too, because you can also buy them off of there!
Go pick up the Beauty Concepts face wipes, because they will change your life!! Plus, if you don’t like them, what have you really lost??
Stay posted for some actual makeup looks that I’ll be doing! Spring will be such a fun time of year!
Soooo I figured I’d take a minute to talk about the popular 2014 Color Trends….come on we all know it’s on our minds!! What outfit will we be wearing on that first real day of Spring? What are the summer colors? Will I be able to rock the bold color trend??
You all should be as excited as I am! I appologize for the picture being a little blurry, but overall you can understand the colors. It’s true that not every color will work for you, but there’s plenty of ufn bold colors to go around!
I have to just say the orange and magenta color trends are the ones that are grabbing me. Magenta is the big trend in the makeup industry for this spring, and I can’t wait for our upcoming makeup event to try out this fun color! However, orange is just as bold and makes for a fun lip and shirt combo! My biggest reason for liking the magenta and orange trends are because I feel these are the two colors that will look good on everyone!
For paler skin tones try out blues (cobalt), yellows, and dont be afraid to rock that orange! It’s the perfect pop on light skin!
For olive and darker skin tones go with the purples, greens, and again orange is great!
Hope this helps, and stay tuned because ill be uploading pictures of my makeup looks with these fun spring colors!
As always, I have to start by apologizing for not having blogged in a while. Between working, school, and I had a little car accident I just have had no time to get on here! Anyway, I will apologize once more, and continue on to the point of the blog post so I don’t waste anyone else’s time!
Okay so the point of this post is to explain a little bit about contouring and highlighting and all that jazz, but also the main point being to tell you all my favorite products and why! So we know the most important part about contouring is the bronzing. So to start you want to create a crisp thin line of bronzer along your cheek bones using the fishy face. You follow the line from the back of your cheek bones towards the corner of your mouth, but don’t go quite all the way to the corner. I usually suggest to stop where the corner of your eye is. Also, I use the hoola bronzer by benefit because it’s a color that looks AMAZING on everyone, and I love that it’s matte. The fact that it’s matte gives for a more naturally tan look. Lastly, you want to make sure to run the bronzer along your hairline because that gives a glow to your face which helps with looking more natural.
Next, you want to apply blush. This goes generally along the apples of your cheeks. I use an angled blush brush because you can get an easily defined line that can be blended out. Start from the upper back portion of your cheek and work down to the apples of your cheeks, but I usually make sure my blush is touching my bronzer. I don’t necessarily have a favorite blush, but for people like me anything in a mauve tone is really nice and is good for everyday. For anyone with light skin and blonde hair, a nice Barbie pink is always good, and for anybody who’s darker obviously a deeper pink with red undertones is good.
Lastly, you always want to top off your contour with a highlighter. It makes you look more awake, and gives a complementary glow that draws attention. For this, I use a fan brush, but one that’s a little bigger so it picks up more product. I dust it just under my eye above my brush, then will lightly sweep it around the outside of my eye to just slightly on top of my brow. For a more intense highlight ill use benefits “watts up” highlighter blended out with my finger then place the elf baked blush in “pinktastic” on top. The elf blush is definitely my favorite highlighter is my favorite for now, and I use it no matter what.
I usually use all of these products together, and end by taking a loose fluffy brush a blending everything together to give a more seamless look that doesn’t have harsh lines. These products aren’t too expensive so I highly suggest trying them all. Last time I checked I believe the hoola was $28, and the elf was $5. Another substitution for the hoola bronzer would be either the Sephora brand or wet and wild has some nice matte bronzers too. I hope this helps, and let me know if anybody wants a video demonstration on contouring! Thanks for reading!!
So it’s been quite a while, and I do apologize. You can clearly tell from the title that I got a new job, which will actually make this my third job, and I’m still attending school full time. Sooooo don’t ask me how I’m doing it, but I clearly have very little time and am a little stressed out! But anyways onto the good stuff….my new job!!
So, and I unfortunately can’t tell you where, BUT I am officially working for a cosmetic company!! (There really aren’t that many big so I’m sure at least some of you can actually guess where I am) But this is exciting news! I know in this blog I’ve shared everything from make-up to fashion with you, but having this new job is going to allow me to go even further with this and provide even more tips and tricks!
I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know what was happening and what you can look forward to, and that you’ll hopefully be as excited as I am! So quite soon, I’ll be posting plenty of tutorials and tricks that I’m learning, but I’ll try to keep some fashion and like DIYs in there! Hope everyone is well, and as excited as I am for what’s coming!
HIII!!! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I’ve been so busy with work plus I’ve been having trouble uploading my photos! But as soon as I figure it all out I’ll upload outfits that I’ve recently worn and where/for what I’ve worn them for!
Ok, anywhooooo, today’s post is obviously five products that I’ve tried and loved therefore I use them like everyday! I’ll start from left to right according to the picture, and I’ll provide a description of the product as well as how I use it!
#1 Elizabeth Arden Toner for Normal Skin: Okay, so this product I really do like and definitely have noticed a dramatic change in my skin! The bottle says: “Revitalizing toner gently removes lingering traces of cleanser and makeup. Refines skin.” I use this right after I cleanse my face, and as soon as I pull the dirt away I can see the dirt and makeup on the pad! I love this because it really does get rid of any dirt that my cleanser misses! I just use a flat cotton pad, place a little just on the center of the pad and sweep it across my entire face. My only warning: be careful of using too much because I noticed if I used a lot of product that my skin started to become a little paler in those areas! Otherwise, love this and use it morning and night just after cleansing my face!
#2 NYX Full Coverage Concealer in Beige: I love this product but as a primer, NOT a concealer! Sorry NYX, but it’s just too thick and cakey to be a concealer! However, (I own Urban Decay, Sephora, and other drugstore primers) and so far this is the only thing that I can sit here and guarantee you has worked perfectly and my makeup has NEVER creased or ran while im wearing this! I just lightly cover my eyelid and under my brow with it and then place all my eyeshadows and liners over the top for perfect staying power! LOVE IT!
#3 H20+ Green Tea Face Complex: I use this as a moisturizer at night, and I probably won’t use anything else. I like this because it doesn’t leave my face really oily, but I can still tell that my face is getting the moisture that it needs to counteract my oily skin. Container says: “A powerful antioxidant cream that combines Japanese green tea, Paraguay tea, and marine algae to help protect skin from free-radical damage, environmental exposure and dehydration which contribute to the visible signs of aging.” I use this at night after I use my toner to go to bed with a soft a moisturized face reassuring me I’ll be ready to apply makeup in the morning!
#4 Catwalk Volume Collection Root Boost Spray: My holy grail for volume, but listen before you use it! I have tried it several ways, and love it!, but it works better if you apply it to wet/damp hair then blow dry over it. You’ll still get volume but I noticed that if I tried to apply it to dry hair I noticed that I could feel the product on my hair even a few hours later. Can says: Magnificent volume starts at the roots. This fine mist foam delivers the lift and support essential for a long lasting, dramatic style.” I highly recommend using this product if your hair is starting to look a little dull and lifeless. I wasn’t a fan of my new short hair at first because I didn’t know what to do with it, but with this much volume I couldn’t love it more!!
#5 Michael O’Rourke Fix It Up Leave In Treatment: Okay, so this is a must, even if you don’t have damaged hair! I just cut my hair so I know it’s not damaged, but this stuff made it look even better! I used to go two days without washing my hair before it got rough and unmanageable, but I can safely go now 3-4! Bottle says: “Instant repair for dry and processed hair.” My hair always maintains a brilliant luster, and I can happily wear it for days! A must have for healthy OR damaged hair!
Alright, I really hope anyone reading this can take something from this post! If you want to see any videos, or a post specifically of one product on how to use these let me know! Keep an eye out for my upcoming posts of outfits I’ve been wearing out!
Alright, not too much to talk about tonight so I thought i’d just give an update. I’ll start by saying make sure you read my previous post about my current makeup favorites! I have used and researched all these products so I suggest them with confidence! I thought the post would help so make sure to give me your feedback on if it did.
Next, I’ll just update you on what’s coming up for the rest of the week so you know what you have to look forward to:
Friday – TRACK DAY! I haven’t been to the track before so I’ll be sure to upload a post on my first impressions. Also, i’ll upload my makeup and style choices, as well as the reactions to them and how well I fit in or stood out! I have my hat all set, but you’ll just have to wait to see it!
Saturday – GRADUATION PARTY! Yes, I am well aware how late in the season this is, but that was done on purpose. I didn’t want the same date as anyone else and I had prior commitments so this date worked out better. But you know i’ll be fabulous if I’m at a party; especially my own! I bought a new dress, but I’m going to try to put specific emphasis on accessories and shoes!
Okay, so that’s what’s coming up for me and what you can expect to be seeing the rest of this week. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their summer! Keep checking for my style and makeup posts!