You guys doubtlessly remember my seminal piece on the new makeup collections from One Direction. It was pretty much one of the most important articles written this year for several reasons:
Beauty gals know beauty gals. And in the holiday season, a cheapie set of eyeshadows from that gimme-gift aisle in the seasonal section just won’t do. C’mon, your girls deserve to get something they’ll actually use – and love.
One of my favorite makeup brands, Studio Gear, has tons of great, high-quality beauty kits that would make fantastic gifts for beauty gals. I tried three: Continue reading “Holiday Gift Ideas From Studio Gear Cosmetics” »
Who doesn’t want to look airbrushed all day? With the TEMPTU airbrush makeup system, it’s easier than you think to pull off. I was hesitant to try this baby out, but once I did, I was no less than hooked.
What put me off using it before, I’ll admit, was me being a scaredy cat about using the gun. (It wasn’t the alien-spaceshipÂ look of it; I actually think that’s really cool.)
Being a formerÂ Desperate Housewives seductress and one of the most beautiful women in the world just isn’t enough for Eva LongoriaÂ – she had to show up in Allure looking amazing in one of those ’50s bathing suits I’m still coveting right now, six years later. Since publishing, this look has become one of Eva’s most popular of all time. Continue reading “Celebrity Makeup: Eva Longoria in Allure” »
Ever heard the term “learn to walk before you can run”? There are many ladies out there (myself included) who could apply this lesson to makeup. We see some beautiful makeup, get starry-eyed (pun intended) and start painting on our own faces before we know what’s what. Then we end up looking less Botticelli and more Picasso, and tissue half of it away while we cry off the other half, bemoaning the extra thirty minutes we’ve just added to prep time before going out.
When it comes to eye shadow, everyone has to start somewhere. There are some foundations (again, pun intended) that non-makeup artists would do well to learn the same way that their professional counterparts do. For my fellow makeup laypersons, here’s a list of commonly used terms and some helpful tips on eyeshadow application.