BROW FINESSE

POST & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Brow adventures come in many shapes and styles. Some of us need to draw in a whole new brow. Others just need a little gel to hold things in place. This is for those who don’t want to look too “done” but can benefit from a little definition. Here’s how:

TOOLS:

  • Brow Spooly or Disposable Mascara Wand — I love the Laura Mercier Brow Grooming Brush (and the fact that it’s reasonably-priced at $10).
  • Brow Pencil — I used MAC Eye Brows in Lingering because of its ashy-yet-warm shade and fine tip.

STEPS:

  1. With the spooly brush/disposable mascara wand, brush your brow hairs downward.
  2. Continue brushing downwards all the way to the end of the brow.
  3. With the pencil, start a few millimeters from the beginning of the brow and draw a line along the top of the brow hairs to the peak of the arch.
  4. Continue and draw a line from the peak of the arch to the end of the brow.
  5. Switch back to the spooly and brush the hairs back upward along the first half of the arch and brush the hairs outward along the second half of the arch.

UPDATE: For those of you asking for the eyeshadow color, it’s Lancome Color Design Sensational Hold Shadow in Drama!

PRETTY PICK ME UP

POST & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Spring is well on its way and nothing feels better than a pretty new lip color! We’ve tested dozens of them and these are our top four favorites to transition into Summer!

  • Coral Lipstick — Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick. in Coachella Coral is the most feminine pink-orange hybrid you’ve ever tried on. It’s a classic lipstick formula with a satin finish.
  • Fuchsia — Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipstick in Pink Velvet is a bright, happy stain that won’t budge when you set it. I’ve been using it on a lot of my clients this Spring and they don’t even need to re-apply it throughout the night because it doesn’t even fade in the slightest.
  • Peach — Tom Ford Lip Color Shine in Smitten comes in a traditional lipstick bullet but glides on like a shiny gloss (without being goopy). It’s a bit of a splurge but you’ve never felt anything like it.
  • Rose — Tarte Power Pigment Lip Tint in Blushing Bride is a sister lippie to their famous Lip Surgence Lip Tints but is much more intense (while still feeling light like a balm).

Tag us on our social channels if you try any of them! Or please let us know in the comments below what your favorite Spring lip discoveries are!

 

EASY SMOKY EYE

POST & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE; GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Smoky eyes are up there with cat eyes on the intimidation list. But if you can draw lines in a checkerboard, you can create a smoky eye! Don’t worry about it being an exact duplicate of what I did above, just make sure you have the right liner formula and prep your lid with foundation first, otherwise, it won’t work. Here’s how:  READ MORE…

MAKE IT MATTE! MAKE IT LAST!

POST & PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Of course there are many great stains out there and we couldn’t be bigger fans! But if you don’t have one on you and want your lipstick to last much much longer than it would by itself, or you want to mattify it because you don’t feel like looking too made up,  just go back in time to what our ladies from the 1930′s and 1940′s did! When I learned this technique back in makeup school, I thought it was ridiculous and that the powder wouldn’t penetrate through the tissue. But it not only does, it’s the perfect amount. The tissue acts as a sifter or filter and is more effective than directly powdering your lips. Here’s how:

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