Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Look

I just love Christmas time, I love all the glitter and glam that comes with this wonderful time of the year.   I was inspired to create this look by project runway. The winning looks had beautiful combos of sparkly silver and gold components. I also decided to make it smokey for a more sexy night time look. It is a bit longer because I take time to teach you how to properly apply lashes.

It is my hope that you are successful at your Christmas makeup look. One piece of advice is that if you know yourself and think you arent gonna have time to do your makeup, try doing it earlier in the day and use primer so that it will last all day long. It is easier to touch it up during the day rather than doing your makeup last minute and having it look all messy from lack of time (or not doing it at all).

Enjoy this holiday season and Merry Christmas!

Product used:
inner shadow: nylon
center shadow: amber lights
outer corner shadow: concrete
crease: contrast
eyeliner: blacktrack
waterline liner: engraved
cheeks: sunbasque
lipstick: prolongwear (red) lasting lust


Saturday, December 15, 2012

bronze eyeshadow look

This is a look that I just happen to love because it uses one of the eyeshadows that I own that I dont use very often because its so sparkly ( i tend to be more attracted to matte eyeshadows). Its quick to do, a lot of you may already do this with different colors and thats great because its such a versatile look. If you want to alter it you can apply a wing eyeliner on the top lash line and practice your eyeliner skillz. 

I hope you enjoy this video and if anyone has any questions for me feel free to comment.

the colors i used:
mulch eyeshadow on lid and as bottom eyeliner
peachykeen blush
engraved eyeliner in my waterline (semi waterproof)
random bronzy lipstick (no name) and ample pink gloss

Saturday, December 8, 2012

How to make your eyes look bigger

This is one of my favorite tutorials because it is so universal (and its also a short video:)). It helps people with small eyelids look like they have bigger eyes and it also looks good on people who have normal or bigger eyelids. Just fantastic. If you have small eyes you can eliminate the step of applying the pencil eyeliner in your waterline. If you have medium or big eyelids you can add an eyeliner in the waterline as well as a wing liner on top for a more dramatic nighttime look. 
These are some of the products that you must have if you have lighter skin: 
Harmony  blush
ample pink lipgloss
So get yourself over to the mac counter and make sure you dont leave without these colors and an eyeshadow primer if you dont already have one (its about a $20 investment and it should last you a couple of years)
So here it is. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Brown Eyeshadow Palette

 This is the very first video I made so it explains everything in detail, from foundation to brows to eyeliner, lashes... the works. That is why its a little longer. It goes more into depth and teaches you a little more about brushes and products.

This is a good tutorial if youre just starting out with makeup. It also explains why you should use primers. So I hope you learn something new.

Thanks for watching. 

Eyeshadows used:
phloof!: inner
yougurt: middle
blackberry: crease
handwritten: outter corner 
antiqued: on top of outter corner

Saturday, November 24, 2012

gold shadow, plum cheeks and lips

I am so excited for this weeks challenge. I think most people own a gold eyeshadow and dont use it very often (I, as a makeup artist don't use it often, so i figured most people don't either though I may be wrong). So, this tutorial helps you learn how to use that darn gold shadow. I decided to do a plum cheek and lip because yellow is across the color wheel from purple so they complement each other vey well. Im pretty sure most people dont use their color wheel in a daily basis but I strongly encourage you to. Wether is to help you decide what eyeshadows to pair up or what clothes to wear, the color wheel IS your friend. 

Ok now that im done preaching about the color wheel, lets get back to makeup. Something else that is essential to succeeding in this makeup application is a blending brush. It has a tear drop shape and its nice and fluffy. You just need it. Period. But in case you wanted to know why, I will explain. You need a blending brush to blend your eyeshadow colors together so you don't look like you're going to the circus (and not as a spectator). Im sure you can find a cheaper brush than MAC's $31 #224 blending brush, I just don't know where you could find it. It really is worth the investment. 

Aside from making you want to spend all of your money on MAC products, I think this look is very doable with the products you already have at home. Try it out and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to subscribe to the blog. 

Thank you so much for watching! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Neutral eye, bold lip video tutorial

Its tutorial time again. I love this look because its so fun. I feel like I always get stuck in a rut of doing neutral eye and neutral lip. This is going to challenge you to try something new but not too crazy. 

I hope you enjoy watching this video, I did get behind a couple of times in the video so bear with me, I get much better in future videos (practice makes perfect right?).

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

First Makeup Tutorial- Purple Palette

Wow... Am I excited to write this post or what.
I've planned this out in my mind meticulously for many years. 
I always wanted to be a blogger. I tried to blog about me and Than but lets be honest, most people don't care about us that much (well, my mom does) , so why not blog about something other people will actually be interested in (rather than a billion pictures of my son, thats what instagram is for no?)

All right, lets get down to business! 
First, I want to warn you, this is my first time making video tutorials so don't be quick to judge (I say ummm way to much, dont worry, it gets better as my videoing skills have improved).
Secondly, I swear I am not trying to convert you to MAC... 
ok, I am, but I am not being sponsored or paid by them (I wish!). I just really adore their product. There are many cheaper and fancier alternatives to MAC, but overall, MAC rocks. 
Ok Im done preaching here. Thirdly (I hope thats a word), I am from Mexico City so if my accent comes out, just laugh, 
its ok, I'm not watching you

Welp, now that we got THAT out of the way, lets get serious. I created this video because EVERY time I wear this look to work, Every customer asks me to do it on them. So, lets just say purples are popular, or they just want me to magically transform them into a mini me with the swipe of my magic brush. Either way, this is a look that can work on any skin tone, thats whats so great about purples. They look great on almost everyone.

Try this look on you. Make it your own. Ready, set, go!

Ps if you have a smart phone, download the blogger app so you can watch it while you are accentuating your beauty with some makeup.

And remember, practice makes perfect.

Here's a picture of the end result:

Friday, October 19, 2012

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