Dear Ms. Cheeky,
I have a confession. I had an affair with linear lines and it won't happen again. Harsh, severe and jarring lines mean nothing to me. I'm ready to brush this off if you are. Will you let me hug your bone structure again?
Contour vs. Bronzer:
The art of contouring is to enhance and sculpt. There is a major misconception that contour and bronzer are the same. Contour shapes or modifies the bone structure, whereas bronzer adds warmth and a glow to the skin.
Contour creates depth and minimizes the appearance of larger...
It's the start of the Fall season and colors all around us are starting to change. Trending colors for Fall are super ripe, berry infused lips, so think fresh picked berries when choosing your new staple lipstick!
Out with the bright, sunny lip colors, shifting to more sultry tones anyone at any age can wear. Just because it's a new season doesn't mean you need to switch your entire makeup routine. Pair a pretty strawberry or raspberry lip color with neutral eye shadow and you're good to go! The key to wearing any statement lip is to keep both the eyes and cheek colors light so the colors do not compete....
Working within the beauty industry I come across a wide range of people who enjoy wearing makeup. I can't express how often I come in contact with someone who has NEVER washed their brushes (insert tire screeching sound here...?!#@$%!!!). THIS, is a serious makeup NO-NO!
Q: Why should I wash my brushes?
A: Ever wonder why your skin tends to have reoccurring acne flare ups? For starters, washing your brushes will eliminate bacteria build up which could be a prime culprit. A dirty brush with weeks, even months (gag) of caked on makeup collects dust, bacteria and is a major contributor to breakouts,...
Healthy Skin = Less Coverage, Less Makeup.
A flawless Makeup Application starts with fresh and healthy skin. For fast and effective results, I reach for the Dermalogica skin care line. I think of it as the skins gatorade. I find using this specific brand provides a quality product that works to give amazing results, especially when in a time crunch. Each time you wash your face, it will feel clean, hydrated and simply yummy!
Primarily, I am Makeup Artist, as well as a licensed Esthetician (Skin Care Therapist). Working within the beauty field, I can't stress enough how important it is to analyze...
We all know red is the color of love, and that's one thing that never goes out of style.
Dare to go bold and rock Taylor Swift's signature red lip? This lip defines Taylor, and sends the message that she's always ready and determined to find love, yet she's tough! This is a guide for any makeup lover who would like to achieve an easy, yet Spicy-Red-Hot-Lip too!
Red is so powerful, it screams attention. When wearing this classic color on your lips, you want to make sure they are properly exfoliated and moisturized for an even and flawless application. Attempting to wear red on dry, flaky lips...
Itch, Itch... Scratch, Scratch...It's The Dead of Winter.
During the brisk winter months, the dry heat is pumping indoors, and we tend to bundle up and hibernate in layers of clothing to keep warm. When venturing outside, it feels like a sharp slap in the face of igloo coldness. The fluctuating range in temperatures from hot to cold, really does a number on our skin. Here's what you can do to gain back that baby smooth touch!
The top layers of our skin act as a shield or barrier, making it hard for products such as lotions and creams to do their job. Reverse the winter...
Skin Care and Makeup are my close companions, but I wanted to breakdown some important information to keep you safe and healthy. FACE IT people, our world is pulling a fast one on us and I feel it's my beauty duty to spread the word, and raise awareness.
Have you ever really evaluated the ingredients you put on your skin and face daily?
On a daily basis, most of us apply skin care and makeup products to our faces. Our body absorbs harmful ingredients, and if you put them on your lips, you're technically eating them.
Not Cool: Parabens.
What is a paraben anyway? It's a bad, bad chemical...
"I'm in love with my favorite eyeshadow, but every time I wear it, my eyes blow up like The Nutty Professor, and itch like crazy! What do I do?"
A major factor which may cause itchy eyes and irritation could be from your favorite eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara. Say Whaaaaat?!
Yes, red dye present in a broad spectrum of colors including browns, purples, blues and even greens may be the reason behind your eye allergy. The culprit is found within the pigment of the dye, which may cause itchy, burning, inflamed, and watery eyes. When our body develops an allergic reaction to a cosmetic,...
I am writing to THANK everyone for their support, encouragement, and participation while competing in the Raw Artist Semi-Finals! I am ecstatic and thrilled to announce I have been selected as the:
Winner of Philadelphia's Raw Makeup Artist of the Year!
With the assistance of friends, family, beautiful models of Model Management Agency (MMA), Carol of The Giovanni & Pileggi Salon, Jason Klein arranging Black Light Production, as well as my extremely gracious cousin, Rebecca Dittrich (who pulled through walking last minute in the show) helped me WIN this incredible title!
A BIG shout out to the Director...
Happy Hour just called, and you need a Quick Makeup Fix NOW!
Transform Your Every Day Makeup with a Winged Eyeliner Accent!
This Easy Makeup Tip Adds A POP OF COLOR, switching up your Go-To makeup while keeping it simple and classy at the same time.
The Secret to this look is Double Liner!
First, apply a light wash of matte eyeshadow in a soft brown on the base and crease of your eyelid.
If you want to add a little highlight under the brow bone, I suggest using a light, neutral color in a shimmer or matte finish closest to your skin tone.
As close as you can get to the lash line,...