A Makeup Trend I Am NOT Trying & Wish Would Go Away!

There's a recent trend in makeup, specifically, that I'm over.  It's the unicorn trend.  I am sick of seeing everything unicorn.  Where did this even come from?  There are unicorn highlighters, serums/elixers, makeup brushes, makeup looks and Starbucks even had that Unicorn looking drink.  I refused to try that because it looked like diabetes in … Continue reading A Makeup Trend I Am NOT Trying & Wish Would Go Away!

Confessions of a Makeup Artist/Esthetician

As an Esthetician and Makeup Artist I help people achieve a desired look, whether temporary or long term.  I offer a variety of services like waxing, full makeup application, facials, chemical peels, etc.  There are services that I offer/perform that I, personally, don't enjoy or do myself. These are my confessions...... 1. I'd rather Nair … Continue reading Confessions of a Makeup Artist/Esthetician

Skin Care Tips That Make Your Makeup Application Look Better

Skin care and makeup go hand in hand.  There are some who try to use makeup to cover up their skin care issues but the best way to deal with it is to get rid of skin care issues.  Taking care of your skin consistently can also help your makeup application look and apply better, … Continue reading Skin Care Tips That Make Your Makeup Application Look Better

Retail Therapy Haul/1st Impressions

I don't know about you but there are times when I just feel like shopping, sometimes specifically for makeup.  I need absolutely nothing but new products are launching and I wanted to treat myself and my clients to some new goodies. Garnier Micellar Mattifying Cleansing Water for Oily Skin I have used the micellar water … Continue reading Retail Therapy Haul/1st Impressions

5 Things All Brides Should Know Before the Makeup Consultation

Spring is almost here and that means that it's wedding season!  I have some tips for my bride to be's that will hopefully make your makeup consultation easier and stress free for you and the makeup artist. 1.  Come Prepared. All professional makeup artists charge for a consultation.  I allow 1.5-2 hours per bride; usually … Continue reading 5 Things All Brides Should Know Before the Makeup Consultation

Don’t Be a Beauty Brand Whore

I've never been one that's big on name brands when it comes to certain things.  As long as it looks nice, is in good condition I'll use it.  I won't budge on things like my Tropicana Orange Juice, Dawn or Ajax dish washing liquid or Arm & Hammer or Gain laundry detergent.  Those are my … Continue reading Don’t Be a Beauty Brand Whore

Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin

I have always had oily skin.  Anyone with oily skin knows it's especially a struggle when wearing makeup because no one wants to look like a grease ball. Luckily there are foundations that cater to oily skin.  I love a foundation that will keep my skin matte.  Once I do my makeup in the morning … Continue reading Top 5 Foundations for Oily Skin

Confessions of a Cosmetics Girl

I always thought it was funny when people thought working in cosmetics was a glamorous job.  Very little of the job is glamorous.  Don’t forget working in cosmetics is still a retail job.  For anyone who has ever worked in retail you know what that includes:  angry/nasty customers, unloading shipments of products, inventory, working on holidays, … Continue reading Confessions of a Cosmetics Girl

Pay attention to expiration dates!

It's very important to know when to get rid of both skin care and makeup products.  Using anything past it's expiration date can cause a variety of issues. I find that especially with makeup women tend to hold on to it until it's all gone.  For example, with products like powders that come in compacts there is a … Continue reading Pay attention to expiration dates!