How to do your eyebrows

Check out my video on how to do your eyebrows below!

What I used:

Fast everyday brow: Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil in Taupe

Dressed-up technique: Angled Brow Brush, Stencils, Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade Waterproof Brow Color in Blonde, Anastasia Brow Pen in Light, Anastasia Brow Gel, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #3, Hourglass Concealer Brush

Here are some of the other things in the video: I’m wearing Flare Lashes,  my eyeshadows are Chanel in Spices, and extra highlight on lid above the liquid liner is Nudestix in Angel, lower lashline is Lancome liner in Noir and Hypnose. My nail polish is OPI Bubble Bath.

Thanks for watching my video 😀 I realized after the video was already finished there were a few more things I wanted to share, so sorry I didn’t just say them during the video!

Out of habit I start at the arch of the brow instead of the center. The reason I do that is because if you’re using a brow powder, eyeshadow, or pomade it’s easy to over-apply product where you first start. If you start in the center then you’re left trying to get it blended back towards the arch and you can easily end up with a big blurry caterpillar looking thing for a brow. So, I just start at the arch.

To pick your correct stencil, just hold up the stencils to your brows and choose the one that’s closest to the shape of your brows. The one I used in the video is called the High Arch.

I hope this helps!

2017-07-14T15:43:27+00:00 November 29th, 2014|Makeup, Videos|2 Comments

Video: Two Easy Makeup Looks

When I was younger I used to spend hours daydreaming about doing makeup. I’m pretty sure that’s what consumed my thoughts on the majority of the 1 1/2 hour (each way) bus ride I had to and from school. I remember sitting with my knees propped up against the back of the seat in front of me, keeping a low profile so I could just stare out the bus window pretending I was off doing makeup somewhere fabulous, maybe Paris. I remember picturing myself doing all sorts of fabulous makeup jobs and then making short little videos making it easier for more people to know fun ways to do their makeup.

Since these day dreams started about 14 years ago when there was no youtube, I put the thoughts in the back of my mind and began chasing different parts of my little makeup artist dreams. Now that I’m grown up and have gotten to do a lot of the jobs I used to daydream about I am excited to have finally made one of my first makeup videos.  I wasn’t in Paris when I made the video, but I used some products that are from there, and that’s good enough for me! 😉

I was lucky to be able to do makeup for this video on someone that I love hanging out with. Monica is a model professionally but I am considering having her be my video side kick professionally instead.

This video shows two easy makeup looks that look good in person and also on camera. It also shows how the makeup looks in different kinds of lighting. I really hope you like it!

To make it easier to figure out what I used I’m going to put the time next to a product list for you guys for this video. (I wanted to demo several options of things you can use to get a simple look quickly, don’t get overwhelmed some of the products on the list are duplicates and I will also be doing videos using fewer products.)

:30 Lancome La Base foundation primer
:32 Blend excess primer into skin with a beauty blender
:34 Apply Lancome Teint Miracle foundation using a foundation brush 
:39 With MAC brush 252  apply Lancome concealer in Ivoire for extra coverage
:47 Using brush by Make Up Forever apply cream contour
:49 Using MAC brush 242 apply same Lancome concealer to highlight
:59 Apply same cream contour under cheekbones using  Sigma brush F64
1:02 Using Make Up Forever brush 128 apply Laura Mercier powder
1:05 Using Make Up Forever brush 106 apply Tarte blush in Fearless
1:08 Using MAC lip brush apply Bite lip mask  then fill in lips with Urban Decay lip liner in Obsessed then add gloss
1:16 Apply MAC eyeshadow in Vanilla and Wedge then blend
1:25 Line with Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon  then use MAC brush 266 for detailed lining
1:36 Apply Lancome Hypnose mascara
1:39 Define brows using Lancome brow pencil in Sable and use Anastasia brow brush with the pencil for lighter application
2:02 Add MAC eyeshadow in Embark using Tom Ford eyeliner brush and Laura Mercier crease brush  
2:07 Apply Ardell Wispies
2:14 Secure lashes by tapping MAC eyeshadow in Carbon using Lancome dual ended brush 
2:18 Intensify eyeliner using same Marc Jacobs Gel Eye Crayon 
2:22 Using Urban Decay brush (similar found here) apply Laura Mercier shimmer in Peach Mosaic
2:25 Apply Urban Decay lip liners in Native and Nude2
2:33 Highlight outside of lip line using same concealer and Hourglass concealer brush

And that random glove that looks like a blue Gumby is used to help wash your brushes. It entertains me, clearly. 😀

2017-07-14T15:43:38+00:00 August 1st, 2014|Makeup, Videos|14 Comments