Some days, you have to run straight from office to wine bar – and by 5pm, your face looks more like it’s been taken to the woodshed than the boardroom. What’s a gal to do?
We were invited on Arizona Midday to talk about how to easily transform that day look into a night look. With the help of my blogger friend Stephanie from Conference Calls to Meatballs acting as model (her daytime/before look was actually our mom makeup look from an earlier segment), we show how easy it is to transition one into the other:
Celebrity makeup artist Joanna Schlip, whose illustrious client list includes Denise Richards, Ellen Pompeo, Christina Applegate and Laura Linney, shares her top beauty picks for this fall’s trends and how to pull them off:
TREND: A ROMANTIC, FLUSHED FACE
This season it’s all about a matte eggshell finish, contoured cheeks, and subtle shiny elements on the eyes or lips. Blush is back – add a pinch of color to the apple of the cheeks for a super feminine and classic look.
Tip: Try mixing and matching shades to find the perfect palette. Shimmery rose hues are a great touch for color and a taupe or tan contour are perfect for a winter glow. Only use bronzers without shimmer as a contouring tool to emphasize the bone structure – it is more subtle and won’t be obvious.
Looking for a great Halloween makeup idea but no clue where to begin? Luckily, the Internet is full of beauty bloggers like myself with inspired ideas on Halloween makeup. Here are some by the look you’d like to get:
The “mod” style of makeup is named as such because it’s an abbreviation for “modern” – ironic now that mod makeup is considered retro. Dated or no, mod has found its way into many high end fashion designer’s collections on the runway and is very applicable for a high-drama look today. Here’s a couple tips on getting the look Twiggy made famous without coming out a big pile of black eyeliner:
Step 1: The Eyelashes
Apply your favorite “omg my eyelashes are HUGE” mascara (I use the old Telescopic + Diorshow trick), let it dry, and make with the fake lashes. MAC has a lovely set of strip lashes, and individuals are cheap at the drugstore. I have a guide on making falsies happen, too.
Got an upcoming wedding? A friend’s wedding? Anniversary, party, seminal night out on the town? Many of us ladies have problems trying to properly apply fake eyelashes for a big event. I am normally satisfied enough with my mascaras themselves and my ability to apply them, but for this a big event where I know photos will be snapped all day, some extra definition is in order. Even if you’re not doing anything special – what better time to glam it up than for no event at all, when you can relax and play with it?
Here’s how I go about applying falsies:
Step 1:Get some great false lashes. Individual lashes are VERY hard to apply for beginners, so I use MAC 7 Lash ($11.00), which come in a strip. These are great for several reasons: they look natural because of the varying lengths and separation, and they are reusable unlike the drugstore ones, so they’re a bargain in the end. I also recommend MAC Duo Adhesive ($8.00) for your glue, as it dries clear and not gloopy like cheaper brands.