Monday, January 28, 2013

New technique: Foundation Application

Hi everyone! Over this past weekend I was able to finally test out my new BFF...the Beauty Blender "dupe!"

The Beauty Blender is a tear drop shaped sponge that is used to apply foundation. The first step to using the sponge is to run it under the sink for just 2-3 seconds. Then, squeeze out the excess water.

Next, using your favorite liquid foundation, apply dots of the product using clean fingers. Apply the foundation where you need the most coverage.

Then, using the sponge, use the larger end to push the foundation into the skin. Using a stippling or dabbing motion, work the sponge around the face until blended.

Concealer! Apply your concealer under your eyes in the same steps as you did your foundation, but using the smaller end to get the inner corners of the eye.

Review: I found a dupe or copy cat of the Beauty Blender from Ulta Beauty. The ones from Ulta range from $5-$8. The Beauty Blender version is $20 for one sponge! I couldn't justify spending $20 on a sponge, so I purchased the dupe. I've heard that they work just as well. It took a little practice to figure out the proper motion, but let me tell you my skin looked airbrushed! I was amazed. I even think the makeup lasted longer than using a brush.

To clean the sponge, use baby shampoo under warm water, rinse until the bubbles are gone. Let air dry over night.

I applied my Neon Eyes and Valentine Kisses foundation using the sponge. It made my skin look flawless!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine Kisses!

Valentines Day is right around the corner! Looking for a fun makeup look for Valentines Day? I have created a soft neutral pink eye, with a pop of a beautiful bright pink lip!

Start off by priming your eyes with a nude base. We want to make the eyes look nice and soft.

Add a vanilla shadow to the entire lid. In the outter corner add a hot pink color using a very light hand. Take a clean blending brush and sweep into the crease. Make sure to blend the vanilla and pink colors together.

Taking a soft brown color, sweep into the crease to add some dimension. Apply a soft brown liner to the top and bottom lids.

Pop a shimmery white color onto the brow bone to highlight.

Don't forget to fill in the brows!

Take a dark brown shadow and sweep under the bottom water line.

Now add some mascara!

Use a soft pink blush to pop those cheeks, and using a bright pink lipstick add to the lips. Ugh so pretty!!

The lipstick I've use today is called Whimsey by Tarte Cosmetics. It is a Amazonian Clay Lipstick, and it is awesome!

Neon Eyes!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is having a great Sunday. One of my Christmas presents this year was the new Urban Decay Vice Palette. This eyeshadow palette is filled with some awesome nude and neon (bright colors). I've been dying to do some fun looks using it. I've created several looks using the Vice Palette. Enjoy!

I started this look by completing the eyes first. This palette contains a lot of shadows that leave a lot of "fall out," or dust under the eyes. If you begin doing the eyes first, then just use a makeup remover wipe or q-tip to clean it up.

For this look I used a black base to make the neon blue pop! I did not take this color past the crease. I wanted it to be wearable for the day time, so I kept the main color on the lid.

Next, I swept a nude color into the crease just to add a little bit of definition.

To finish the eyes I added a soft brown liner to the bottom water line, and a shimmery white under the brow bone.

I kept the lips and cheeks very nude. If you go crazy with the eyes try and keep the rest of your look simple.

Topped with mascara, and I was ready to go!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Eminence Organic Skincare of Hungary

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week.

For the last 6 months, I have been working as a licensed Esthetician at a great spa! The skincare line that the spa provides is called Eminence Organic Skincare of Hungary.

Eminence Organic Skincare of Hungary is a 100% Certified Organic skincare line. It is made from fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices. In the Hungarian culture, women truly believe the secret to beautiful skin is right from the earth's own ingredients. These "ingredients"are planted by hand, and handpicked. Eminence Organic is truly a Go-Green Company! They use solar energy to produce their products, and their boxes and containers are made from recycled products!

Eminence products are made very concentrated! This means a little goes a long way. You can add a little bit of product in one hand, and water in the other. This will help give slip to the product to easily move around the face, and will not change the concentration as well. You will be able to use less product, which in the end will last you a lot longer than other brands.

Eminence products do run a little pricey. Anywhere from $20-100. I always tell my clients, "You get what you pay for." These products are very concentrated, which means you will see a faster result in your skin. Remember a little goes a long way! Your skin will LOVE this product line, as well as your whole body!

Eminence products are created for ALL skin types! You can mix and match all different products to fit your skin. For example:

Cleanser: Stone Crop Cleanser (For sensitive, uneven tone, & natural lighter)

Toner: Lemon Tonique (Helps control oil)

Masque: Firming Aqui Masque (Anti-aging masque)

Serum: Stone Crop (Will help decrease inflammation under the skin and help lighten dark spots)

Moisturizer: Stone Crop Moisturizer

If you would like to purchase Eminence Skincare Products, please contact me at

Check out Eminence Organics Online Catalog for a list of products!