5 Tips to Make Your Eyes POP!

I'm a firm believer that the eyes are the most important feature on the face. I know there's a huge contouring craze going on, and that's great. But you can contour all day and if your eyes don't look good, it won't matter that much that you've slimmed your nose slightly. People notice the eyes first when they look at you. They are at the center of your face - even if you don't realize it. When you take an art ...

Why Natural Makeup is Still A Lot of Makeup

A lot of people ask me for natural makeup. I LOVE natural makeup! I also think it is important to understand that natural doesn't mean no makeup. It is a style of makeup that requires specific products and tones. Yesterday I was working with a beautiful girl who didn't want to look overdone. She wanted to look like herself and she wanted to look natural. She also wanted to photograph well. I think we can all understand this desire. In order ...

Makeup for 100+ Degrees… YIKES!

I have yet to meet anyone who is fond of the Arizona summer, when the temperatures rise above 100. I'm pretty sure most of us simply deal with the heat and try our best to stay inside without going crazy. When you do go outside, what should you do with your makeup? Is it even worth it to wear any? These suggestions can help you look your best no matter how hot it gets outside. Use the Right Foundation When it's hot, and ...

Tickets to Mother’s Day Makeovers on May 6th

Expert makeup tips, professional fashion advice, an afternoon of pampering and education. On Saturday, May 6th at 2 pm in Gilbert, join Painting You Pretty and Cardigan Empire for a two-hour Mother's Day Makeover.  Walk away knowing your best and worst colors, the best beauty techniques in the industry, and more. The cost is $30 for individuals or $50 for pairs.  Bring your mom, sister, girlfriend and enjoy a day of pampering and education. Individuals - $30 Pay Now   Pairs - $50 Pay Now   Once you pay, we will email ...

Freelance Interns Wanted

Hi everyone!!! I am looking for freelance interns to join my team. If you are interested, here are some details about the program. Freelance Internship Program: Hours are assigned on a freelance a basis and are based on your availability. The majority of the work involves job shadowing activities. You will observe classes, makeovers, consultations, and more. During this process, you will learn how to work as an assistant. As an intern, you will also participate in monthly trainings. Many of ...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Girly Girl!!

I'm loving Bethany's gift ideas for the hostess mom!!  Her gift ideas have inspired me to invite a few friends over and have a party! If you are a girly girl, then you are somewhat like me - you love all things pink and like being spoiled. I hope your Mother's Day is filled with joy, pampering, and a few of these amazing gift ideas. Nail Polish and Manicure Set It's not secret that I'm in love with this nail polish. It ...

Why Strobing is SO Much Better Than Contouring!

I'm the first to admit I've never been the hugest fan of the contouring trend. Sure contouring is awesome in a controlled light setting. I also love to subtly shape the face with matte bronzer - my version of contouring. I've been doing this for years, before contouring was even main stream. Now thanks to social media, there are constant videos of people contouring their faces and everyone wants in on the action. Here is the problem. Contouring requires heavy makeup. ...

More Eye Concealer Tips on Arizona Midday

If there's one part of makeup women get frustrated with, it is under eye concealer. There are so many options to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Even more, where do you apply it? I broke it down for you on my segment with Arizona Midday. Two Part Process During the demonstration, I mentioned eye concealer being a two-step process for me. First, I brighten and highlight certain areas of the eye with a product that illuminates. My personal favorite ...

5 Tips for Dry Skin

When you have dry skin, makeup is often a little more challenging. Why? Things just don't seem to blend as easily as they do when you have a balanced complexion. So what can you do about it? Here are a few tips to help you battle your dry skin. 1 - Use the Right Products One of the most important things you can do for dry skin is to use the right products. The popular matte foundations sound wonderful, until you try to ...

Q&A With Charlie Riddle, Head of Artistry for Jane Cosmetics

Jane Cosmetics is truly a unique cosmetics company, with a mission to and teach others to be kind. I LOVE THIS! I think it is amazing to see a makeup brand focus not only on enhancing the outside features of the face, but also what is on the inside. Because at the end of the day, both of those things make us pretty. So when I had the chance to interview Jane's Head of Artistry, Charlie Riddle, I jumped at the ...