Posts Tagged ‘do it yourself’

LASH STRIP TRICK FOR BEGINNERS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

False lashes cause a lot of problems if you don’t have years of practice! They slide, an end will come unglued, the middle will bubble up… it’s enough to turn people off from using them after one failed attempt. But if you try this, I bet you’ll be thrilled with the result! Here’s how:

TOOLS:

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STEPS:

  1. Gather up cuticle scissors, a pair of false lashes and lash glue.
  2. Determine if you want to divide it into thirds or quarters. If you’re doing quarters, place your thumb on the halfway line then cut half of the half.
  3. Snip the original halfway line.
  4. Cut the remaining half in half.
  5. If there is an end hanging at the end, snip it.
  6. Dip the end quarter into lash glue that has been sitting out for at least two minutes so it gets tacky.
  7. Place on the end of your lash line.
  8. Continue placing them along the lash line.

FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION MAGIC

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Cream foundations offer the most coverage option of any foundation. If you want to knock out dark spots, acne and acne scars and redness, it’s definitely your best solution. They also last longer than liquid foundation. But sometimes they are a little too cakey and opaque, making the skin look less alive and more what I like to call “news caster”. I also hate it when it just sits on top of the skin then comes off on my phone and anything it comes in contact with. But there is a way to break it down a little and make it become more one with its environment. When you apply primer first, then mix the same primer into the foundation, the molecules from the primer on the skin and the primer in the foundation attract each other and blend seamlessly. When you mix primer instead of lotion or cream into cream foundation, you keep the full coverage but make it more wearable and less cakey.

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TOOLS:

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STEPS: 

Prep: Apply the primer all over your face.

  1. Skim a nickel-sized amount from the surface of the foundation with the spatula. This works the same if you are using a cream foundation stick as well.
  2. Flatten it across the artist’s palette repeatedly to thin it out.
  3. Squeeze a small amount of the primer onto the palette. (You can squeeze it directly onto the foundation “pile” instead of next to it, which I only did for photographic purposes,)
  4. Mix the two together with the spatula. If you’re using your finger, just swirl them together.
  5. Dip your foundation brush into the mixture to load it up.
  6. Buff the brush across your skin in circular motions.
  7. Continue all over your face and neck until you have the coverage you need.

 

DRESS UP YOUR MAKEUP!

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

We’ve seen extreme gold brows on the runway. But I wanted to find a wearable way to do it with elegance and sophistication; that only a confident It Girl can pull off. After trying actual glitter and glitter eyeshadow, this technique won, hands-down.

TOOLS:

 

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STEPS:

  1. Brush the brow hairs in their natural direction. I didn’t fill them in with a brow pencil or shadow because I didn’t want to darken something I was going to lighten with gold. Start at the base of the brows and trace the gold liquid liner over the brow hairs.
  2. Continue painting the hairs as you move to the arch and finish at the tail. That’s it!

It’s actually quite pretty, don’t you think? And totally wearable! I wore it to a dinner party last week and no one noticed for the first half hour then someone asked me if I had gold glitter in my brows then EVERYONE had to know how I did it so they could do it too. So fun! Let me know if you try it and the reaction you get!

For enquiring minds, Kori is wearing Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Night Crimson above. For our fashionistas out there, she’s also wearing the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection for Kohl’s Lace Column Dress! I wish I would have taken a full shot of her in the dress for you but you can see it on the link. If you haven’t watched the runway show yet, you MUST on lcrunway.com, and while you’re dying over the clothes, let me know how you like the makeup I did on the models! I’m still on cloud nine!!

MAKEUP TEST

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I love experimenting with makeup probably more than anything. And I’ve noticed that one day I’ll layer two lip colors on a client then the next day I’ll pre-mix two colors… all depending on my mood. But I was curious how different the end results are, if at all; hence this experiment! One model, two lip colors either mixed together or layered on top of each other, same lighting, same skin tone. I think I covered all the possible variables! Here’s what I found:

TOOLS:

It’s easiest to do this experiment with liquid lipsticks, lip stains or lip glosses, but you can certainly use two classic lipsticks. You’ll just have to slice off a sliver of each to do the pre-mix version.

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MIXED:

  1. Squeeze a pea size of the darker shade onto a palette, your countertop or the palm of your hand.
  2. Add the same proportion of the lighter shade (to keep the experiment as fair as possible).
  3. Mix the two together by swirling the solution with a lip brush or spatula.
  4. Apply the new solution all over the lip area with the brush.

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LAYERED:

  1. Apply the darker shade straight from the tube with the applicator wand.
  2. Continue covering the entire lip area.
  3. Now add a layer of the lighter color on top. In this case I used a lip brush.

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I have a strong feeling I know what your votes are going to be… but humor me please and vote below! And for those of you that are fashion obsessed, this is the printed silk dress that you can only see a peek of on Penelope above but I’m so obsessed with it, I wore it on Good Morning America a week ago with Lauren Conrad!