Palettes on Palettes

I love buying and testing out new eyeshadows. There’s always the staple shadows I love but after I while I get bored and need to try something new! That’s why I love buying palettes; they offer so many options so you don’t get use to just one shadow and tire of it!

Some of my favorite palettes are Naked 2 by Urban Decay, Full Exposure by Smashbox, In The Know Palette by Stila (discontinued), & Boudoir Eyes by Too Faced.

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How Much is too Much?

Sometimes people wonder how much concealer they should be using, or how much foundation is too much foundation. Well, this all varies person to person depending on skin type. But regardless, you never want to use too much concealer because it can crease throughout the day, and you don’t want to pack on the foundation and have it look like you have no pores.

Below is a snapshot of how much face product I typically use. My moisturizer is Belif Aqua Bomb and requires a very little amount to hydrate. My face primer is Smashbox’s Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer which also requires a very small amount – you don’t want your face too feel wet! For my Foundation and Concealer I use Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation and the HD Concealer by Make Up Forever.

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Primer and Foundation usually require the most product because they cover the entire face with equal coverage everywhere. Unlike concealer which is only for small areas and primer which does not require full coverage!

 

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Ready For A Night Out!

You don’t always need a special occasion to get your makeup done and strut your stuff! Sometimes a night out with the girls is exactly what you need, and having your makeup done is the icing on the cake. The beautiful Shannon was pampered and polished before heading into the city – doesn’t she look amazing?!

IMG_0379I used Urban Decay’s Naked Palette 2 on her eyes:

  • Whole lid: half baked
  • Crease: snakebite
  • Outer corners: blackout
  • Inner corners: chopper
  • Brow bone: bootycall
  • Stila Smudge Pot Liner (top lid)
  • Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner (water line)
  • Ardell eyelashes – 111 Black
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel

For her beautiful skin I used Debra Macki Sunlit Beige Concealer, Debra Macki Foundation, Too Faced Translucent Powder, & Palladio Baked Blush-Atlantic.

And to top it off, for a subtle lip I used:

  • Debra Macki Lipstick Wink
  • Debra Macki Lip Pencil Le Rose

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My Favorite Time of Year!!!

It’s Prom and Wedding season!!!!  As a make up artist this is one of the best times of the year for business… With so many girls requesting services it keeps us busy, and the busier we are, the better we get! We love love LOVE helping these girls get beautified!!  Take a look at some of the pictures and let me know what you think!

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 Products Used:

  • Smashbox Full Exposure Shadow Palette
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette #1
  • Debra Macki Foundation
  • Stila Smudge Pot Liner (top lid)
  • Ardell Natural Strip Lashes #116
  • Too Faced Translucent Powder
  • Palladio Baked Blush – Atlantic
  • NYX Nude Pink Lip Liner
  • NYX Pure Nude Lipstick
  • Debra Macki Cheeky Blush #1
  • L’Oreal Mascara
  • Debra Mackin Sunlit Beige Concealer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel
  • Smashbox Always Sharp Eyeliner (water line)