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 ...

Get This Look – Brown Lipstick, Bright Eyes

I'm loving this beautiful makeup look I created for Allison when she was a bridesmaid in an Arizona wedding recently. She was wearing a deeper gold dress and needed a bolder lip color so the dress didn't wash her out. Although she probably could've done a red or pink, she's more of a light lip girl. The stila stay all day lip color in biscotti was a great alternative. It helped her lips to stand out, but allowed her to ...

The 10 Mascaras I Featured on Arizona Midday

I think every women would agree that there is something really satisfying about finding a good mascara. It just makes you happy, and it makes doing your makeup so much easier. Although I like a lot of mascaras, I do not have one favorite. Instead, I use and recommend mascaras based on need. I also suggest that you find a mascara that stays put and has a brush that you like. If your mascara clumps or flakes, sometimes it means you ...

Why You Need to Stop Using Regular Sunscreen and Try This

I HATE sunscreen. I know. It's really terrible to admit. But every time I wear it, my skin reacts. I get pimples everywhere - even in places I've never had breakouts before. It's the most annoying thing. After all, I'm simply trying to protect my skin and prolong the aging process. Fortunately my daily face makeup has SPF. However, it is not as much as I'd prefer. It's also not the best coverage for days when I am outside with my ...

Makeup Artistry Bootcamp – Come Learn How to Be a Makeup Artist This June!!

I am super excited to announce my week long Makeup Artistry Bootcamp. This is a great program for anyone interested in working as a makeup artist or for someone who wants to gain more knowledge about makeup. The program will cover an extensive introduction to makeup application and makeup products. The course will be held during the following dates and times: June 19-23 2 to 3 hours each morning (depending on class size) Program Overview: Day 1 - application steps, choosing the right products, personal ...

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 ...