Tips for Recreating These Homecoming Looks

I am in love with some of the looks I created for homecoming this year. Homecoming makeup does not have to be something you look back on in 10 years and think "what was I thinking??" Ha. Instead, you can choose something glamorous that fits with your dress and makes you look a little more sophisticated for the occasion. SMOKEY EYES If you want a smokey eye look, try avoiding grey tones because they tend to look harsh against the skin. I ...

7 of the Best Drugstore Eyeliners

Eyeliner is essential for nearly every makeup application, but it can also be expensive. I've compiled a list of my favorite drugstore ones, so you don't have to pay a fortune if you want a good product. 1 - Rimmel KajalĀ  The less than $5 price point of this liner makes it a no-brainer for eyeliner. True to Kajal/Kohl type eyeliners, it glides on easily. It is ideal if you are looking for more of a soft liner look. It also looks ...

Best Beauty Deals on AZ Midday

Everyone loves a good deal on a great beauty product. I brought some of the best drugstore makeup products to Arizona Midday today. Here's a recap of the segment and the drugstore products that I featured with links to purchase. I can't promise you are actually going to save money. Ha! You may want to buy them all!! BROWS L'Oreal Brow Stylist Definer Ideal for adding the look of extra hairs to the brows. L'Oreal Brow Stylist Shape and Fill I like ...

At School or on the Dance Floor – Good Skin is Always In!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinClearingMakeup #CollectiveBias It's back to school season, and I've been meeting with a lot of teens and college-aged students who want to improve their makeup game. I find that these girls all share one thing in common - they do not have a lot of time for makeup, but that does NOT mean they don't want to wear it! Today's teens rely on quick and ...

Updating Your Makeup to Match Your Age

It can be a hard thing to admit - you're getting older. I feel that way all the time. I'd like to pass my age spots off as freckles, but they are getting a little too large for that. DARN. So, are you supposed to use a specific makeup for 40 year olds? And is there a whole new set of makeup for 50 year olds? Not necessarily. But it is a good idea to access the makeup you are ...

Easy to Implement Tips and Tricks from My Friend, Sarah Lucero

I LOVED this video of my friend Sarah on Good Day LA. She shares some great how to makeup tips that I think are really applicable to your everyday makeup routine. You can check out the video below or read some of my favorite highlights - particularly the how to use lipliner. Get rid of glitter with tape!! How to get glitter off your face? Sarah's tip is genius if you love using glitter shadows like these ones from stila. It's also ...

Makeup and Skincare for Hot Temps on AZ Midday

What makeup and skincare should you be using in these hot Arizona temps that are not going away for a few more months??? Here is the run down of the products I highlighted on Arizona Midday and why I like them. Glossier Invisible Shield. This is a must-have sunscreen to wear underneath your makeup. It's unlike other sunscreens that clog the pores and are known to cause breakouts because it's clear and lightweight! Try it!!!! Rodial Skin Tint. Tinted moisturizer fans everywhere ...

How to Improve Your Smile for the Camera

I take a lot of pictures of a lot of people - mainly for social media. I am NOT a photographer, but I have definitely learned a few things over the years. One thing that I've noticed is how important it is to have a natural looking smile. A great smile makes makeup look even better. If you are wearing any makeup, a good smile is the perfect cosmetic! Because family pictures are one the horizon, I thought it would ...

My New “Favorite” Foundation

I say all the time that I don't like to pick favorite products. And, it's true. Besides this brow pen and my go-to pink lipstick, I'm pretty open to all sorts of makeup. But, that doesn't mean I don't fall in love with products from time to time. They often become my new favorites. This foundation stick from stila was a shocking favorite. When I first got it, I thought, "how great could a foundation stick really be?" I also thought, ...

Makeup Artistry Bootcamp – Round 2 – July 3-8

If you missed the last Makeup Artistry Bootcamp or have seen the fun on my Instagram stories and want to take a course, I am holding another bootcamp the first week of July. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more extensive knowledge about makeup. You will get lots of information, tips, and opportunities to practice applying makeup on other people. Whether you are currently a makeup artist, considering a career in makeup artistry, or just ...