Oh hey Fancy Face! This playful look is of course inspired by Dorothy’s ruby red slippers! Because who said glitter is only wearable on the eyes? When you’re headed out to a Valentine’s party (or need a reason to throw one!), try this and you’re sure to sparkle! Here’s how: READ MORE…
Just five years ago, I couldn’t have done makeup on the red carpet using only natural products. The ingredients were great, but they either didn’t hold up or offer enough of a range. But so not the case now! Last night I had the total pleasure of doing Emily Deschanel’s makeup for the Golden Globes and knew when prepping my kit that I could only bring natural products as she is vegan and very conscious of what she puts in and on her body. As far as I’m concerned, nothing was sacrificed in doing so and no one would ever know the difference! When I got home I laid out the products and snapped a picture to show you exactly what I used: READ MORE…
We get so many emails asking us for makeup looks on the lighter side. And I’m a big believer that sometimes the simplest looks can be the prettiest. So today we’ve created a Rose Gold wash of color all over the lid to add a hint of interest and beauty in a non-distracting manner. I’ve yet to find a rose gold shadow that actually looks rose gold on the skin, so we just made our own! Here’s how: READ MORE…
Like most matters of artistry, this is a debatable subject… but using this method to match foundation to skin tone has never served me wrong, while trying to match it to the cheek has. Here’s why. Your neck is shadowed by your chin and jaw, meaning it gets less exposure to the sun and is closer to your own natural skin tone than your face or chest. Something magical happens when you find your exact foundation color; it melts into the skin and brings it to life rather than creating a mask with a shade color that’s off a little. It’s so worth it! Here’s how:
- Step outside into natural but indirect sunlight. If you’re at a department store, ask for a mirror to take outside with you and a couple different shades (grab a yellow-based and a pink-based foundation to see which one disappears more into your skin.
- Lift your chin slightly and apply a finger stroke as shown above.
- Follow with a couple more swatches next to each other to really see which one is right for you.
- Then when you find your perfect shade, please don’t forget to apply it to your neck as well as your face so it all becomes one canvas. And if you’re wearing a low neckline, apply it to your chest too.
That’s it! You can do this method with liquid or cream formulas as well as BB creams. Good luck! And in case you’re going to ask, for any makeup pro’s out there the Bobbi Brown BBU Palette shown above is a must-have investment!
This is the easiest way to make your eye shadow last all night. Because if you just use cream shadow, it will most likely travel and end up in your crease. And if you just use powder shadow, it will probably dissipate from your own eyelid oils and fade as the night goes on. But something magical happens when you put the two of them together! Here’s how:
- Your favorite cream shadow — we used my assistant Sophia’s (who kindly modeled for me today) go-to Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Busy Signal.
- Your favorite powder shadow — we used Stila Mineral Eye Shadow in Twig.
- An eye shadow brush — try this classic must-have from Bobbi Brown.
- Apply the cream shadow all over lid, crease and lower lash line.
- Layer the powder shadow on top of the cream shadow. Make sure to give the brush a quick tap on a counter top to lose any excess powder that could make it go on less evenly.