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Tips and Tricks

Hi loves!!! Ever wonder what makeup and hair products you should try, or how to use them? Below is a pic of me completely fresh faced (except a little brow) and before my hair is done. Wanted to share the products I used to create a natural yet defined beauty makeup and hair look on myself for a recent shoot. Feel free to ask questions. Also, would love to know what other topics you all want to learn or hear more about?  

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Photo by- @brianfoxphotography

Photo by- @brianfoxphotography

Brows: Eyebrows frame the entire face...so filling them in with a pencil, eyeshadow, or brow product can make a big difference! Its especially important when taking pictures or being on film. I also, recommend doing it daily. If you happen to apply the product to heavy or thick simply run a clean mascara wand or brow comb through them. If the hair is colored then the brows should match the hair. I used the anastasia beverly hills brow wiz in dark brown.

Eyes: It's best to pick either accentuating the eyes or the lips for most occasions. Accentuating both features is a dramatic look; and there are definitely certain times for that.  In general for daily wear its best to pick one or the other. I love to make the eyes pop, even if it's with neutral colors! 😍  Starting with an eyeshadow base makes the shadow stand out and keeps it from creasing throughout the day. Really liking the primer potion by Urban Decay Cosmetics. I love that it's the color of skin (if you are lighter), and it makes the shadow last all day. Next, I softly swept foxy eyeshadow on my lid (from the naked 2 pallet). Then blended Mac shadows malt into the inner crease of my eye (to create definition); and embark on the outer crease (this helps open up the eyes). Also, softly blended the embark eyeshadow around the eyes, to create a liner effect without the use of liner. Mascara is my favorite beauty product! Don't be afraid to apply 2 coats to make the eyes look open and awake! For this shoot I used "Thick Thelma" mascara by hot makeup usa. If you get marks on your skin a dry q-tip is your best friend. :)

Skin: I have super sensitive skin and have tried about every brand on the market at all price points. After literally years of trial and error found a brand called gloMinerals ... I absolutley love their foundation products, they do not irritate my skin, and I can use them on a daily basis!!! If you like a heavier coverage then try the satin foundation or matte if you are super oily. The tint in the color honey light is my favorite...it's super light, sheer, and dewy. For this shoot I opted to have a little more coverage and blended a little bit of Mac face and body in the color C4 into it. Used makeup forever HD powder to set the foundation...Nars bronzer to contour, and gerard cosmetics star powder to lightly highlight the high points of the face. 

Lips: Boldly Bare Lip pencil by Mac is one of my daily go to's. :) It's the perfect neutral that can be worn with pink, peach, or beige lip products. Instead of drawing a line with the pencil try turning it on the side and lightly shape the lip with it, so you define the lip without drawing a harsh line. Occ lip tar in hush to fill in the lips softly rubbing them together to blend, and gerard cosmetics lipgloss in nude applied to the center of the pout giving a naturally larger effect. 

Hair: My hair is naturally curly, but needs a lot of product!!! Used all obliphica products... Had the pleasure working with them as a makeup artist for a few hair shows over the past few years; it's a great company and I absolutely love the entire line. Washed with the shampoo and conditioner...as my hair was drying I mixed the curl cream, molding cream together and ran the products through starting at the ends of the hair and working my way up. When my hair was dry I applied the seaberry extract serum; also concentrating at the ends and running evenly throughout  the hair. Avoid putting serums right on the top of your head, so you don't end up with that greasy look!