Saturday, July 31, 2010

Shading in Eyebrows!

Practice makes perfect! Keep this in mind after reading this entry.. Eyebrow Shading can be a lil tricky but, after having your eyebrows nicely shaped it shouldn't be too hard.. So before going forward make sure you read my blog on The Perfect Eyebrows!

Tools you will need:

*Angled brow brush-Japonesque has a great one.
Japonesque travel eyebrow brush

*Eyebrow gel from MakeUp Forever

*Powder filler-this can be a brown or taupe eyeshadow or an actual filler like Browzing from Benefit in light (for both dark or light hair).

*Brown (for dark hair) or Taupe (for light hair) -i use Rich Brown or Taupe by MUD

*Your foundation and a small concealer brush.


Start by brushing your eyebrows so the hairs are all brushed evenly.

Begin with the powder and start from Line D (see diagram in previous post).

Follow the shape of your eyebrow applying a little below and above your natural eyebrow shape.

As you apply keep in mind the Classic Eyebrow that you are trying to achieve.. Yes, a stencil sounds great right about now..but what if you don't have that darn stencil one day!? lol..

You will notice that there are places above and below the eyebrow that don't have hairs.. No need to panic! this is when you pull out that Eye Pencil.

Steadily and using little strokes apply the pencil lightly to the places where you don't have hair. From Line D to Line E and ending at Line F. This technique will help you get the shape you want.

At this point if your eyebrows are looking a mess! DO NOT WORRY! Now it's clean up time.. ;)

Take your concealer brush and dab it in a lil foundation. Go around the shape of your eyebrow if needed and use the foundation to clean up and define the shape you want. Some eyebrows will not need this step.

Remember its just make up and it can all come off and be re-applied!!

Once again.. it takes practice.. so keep practicing.. if you want constructive criticism after going through this lil procedure.. lol.. feel free to email me a picture of your final product.. ;)

Also, If you are in Southern Cali and would like a personal session on Eyebrows contact me!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nude Lip Shade!

Before getting into this mini lip shade blog.. Let me just say that there is NOT one right shade for you! Remember that with make up everything can be blended and mixed.. especially lip color. Here is my favorite nude lip color and how you can get the shade..


Lip Liner-use a liner that is one shade lighter than your natural lip color. Ben Nye's Caramel Rose (If you're in LA, Nigel's or Frend's in North Hollywood carries it) or Mac's Subculture matches most natural lip colors. Line your lips and also fill
in lips with lip pencil.

Lipstick-It's always best to use a lip brush when applying lipstick. Or you can use your finger tip to dab it on (make sure you sanitize your hands.. Germs are everywhere and you don't want them in your mouth;) ). A good color to start off with it is Sandy Beach from MUD (the color shown on site looks much darker). Top it off by dabbing your lips with Freckletone (neutral peach/lustre) from MAC.

Gloss- You can do clear to keep the color or use a peachy gloss like Pink Lemonade from MAC for a peachy nude.

Don't be afraid to mix lipsticks together it's the only way to get your lip color to the exact shade you are looking for. Have fun and customize your own lip color. Annnd ....

Relax, It's just MakeUp! ;)

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Perfect Eyebrows!

Draya's eye

     To many, eyebrows are just 2 hairy lil annoying things posted above our To me, eyebrows are the 2 most important thing on your face... they not only shape your face but can be transformed and cutomized to fit whatever look you are looking for... there are many ways to groom those bad boys... waxing.. .threading... or tweezing... i prefer tweezing... because you have more control over the shape you are trying to achieve.. although it takes longer... sometimes in order to perfect something you must wait for it!

Steps to achieving Perfect Eyebrows By Tweezing Them Yourself:

1. Make sure you have a good pair of tweezers. Tweezwerman tweezers are great!

2. The idea is to achieve the Classic Eyebrow **--->
(4 Key Things To Know)

  1. The brow starts (line D) a little bit in towards the center of your face from the corner of your eye. It ends at line F, which is roughly a 45 degree angle that starts at the brow beginning and runs alongside the outside edge of your eye. Use your brush to estimate this.
  2. The bottom of the brow (line B) is at the same height as the top of your eyelid. Both ends of the brow should be at roughly the same height, with the tail end perhaps a little higher.
  3. Your eyebrow’s arch (line E) should be in line with the outside of your iris (the colored part of your eye) when you’re looking straight ahead.
  4. Your brow height (line B to line C) should be about the same height as from the top of your eyelid to the bottom half of your iris (line A to line B). Another way to look at this is while looking straight ahead with your eyes open normally, the height of your eyelid should be about half the height of your eyebrow.

**Although everyones eyebrows will not look like this there are other ways to get this shape (shading with pencil, or powder).

3. Tweeze one hair at a time. Don't get carried away and start tweezing hairs that are just frustrating you.

4. As you tweeze brush hairs up so you can see the brow line.

5. Remember that your eyebrows are sisters not twins. ;) When shaping DO NOT try to make them identical!! Thats when shading comes in.