Posts Tagged ‘perfect’

BEAUTY BASICS

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

When it comes to makeup artistry, you have to master the kohl pencil. It’s been around for a very long time and for good reason. So why not learn how to use it the most effectively? Here’s how: (more…)

HOW TO DRAW A PERFECT CAT EYE… EVERY TIME

photography by amy nadine, post by carissa ferreri, graphic design by eunice chun

We’ve given cat eyes a lot of attention (revisit our Get Catty Video Tutorial and even our Double Line Tutorial) yet we still hear that you want more practice! So we asked our guest blogger Carissa Ferreri to chime in with her take on it, because she wears winged liner every single day. Here’s her advice:  (more…)

PICK A COLOR, ANY COLOR!

POST + PHOTOS BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Lift your chin slightly and apply a finger stroke as shown above.
  3. Follow with a couple more swatches next to each other to really see which one is right for you.
  4. 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!

TBD QUICK TIP: LASH PERFECTION

photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun

This little tip takes less than 5 seconds yet give a huge payoff {I cannot tell you enough how maaaajor it is!}. There isn’t a single day that goes by that I don’t do this on myself or on my clients. Unless you’re going for spider lashes, you HAVE to first wipe your mascara wand on a tissue or the back of your hand every day to minimize the superfluous product before it gets on your lashes and creates clumps. It is the only way to build volume in layers without everything becoming a hot mess. (more…)