Tuesday, February 22, 2011


When applying eyeliner, it is always best to use a pencil that can be sharpened to avoid excess bacteria. If you are using a cream eyeliner like me, be sure to wash the angle brush every couple days.

Start from the outside corner of the upper lid, close to the lash line. Move toward the inner part of the eye, but do not go the whole way. Stop applying the eyeliner at the middle of the lid or so-- smear it a little so it looks natural and not so abrupt. Apply a small amount to the bottom lid's lash line (at the outer corner.)

If you apply the eyeliner starting at the inner part of the lid (toward your nose) it is likely that you will push down too hard with the pencil and make your eyes look closer together.

Eyeliner should be applied after the eyeshadow for a more defined look, but beforehand for a more natural look.

Note: People with blue eyes should wear brown eyeliner. Those with green eyes should wear purple or black. (Everyone can wear whatever color they want to, but these tips are just helpful hints for those who are completely lost or looking to change their look.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


For anyone with normal, combination or oily skin, you should be washing your face twice a day-- no more, no less. If your face is typically dry, only wash your face once a day (at night before you go to bed.)

Try to avoid face washes with harsh exfoliating beads. St. Ives usually offers many varieties of exfoliation.

When washing, try to be careful around the eye area. It you are rubbing too hard eyelashes may come out and you can increase the likelihood of premature wrinkles.

After washing, always use a moisturizer.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Your eye makeup should make your eyes look significantly larger. This means that your eyeshadow should be applied in a way that makes it look like your eye is casting a shadow on your face.

Never use any more than three colors. How do you choose those three colors?

There are two different groups: warm colors and cold colors. A warm color would be a red, brown, orange, light pink, etc. Cold colors include blue, black, silver, purple, gray, etc. Never mix the two different groups. Wear cold with cold and warm with warm.

Let's try together:
We'll use chocolate brown, light pink, and white.

The first color you apply should be the darkest (brown) and should be applied over the full lid. In the crease, put your medium color (pink.) Then, right under the brow, spread the lightest color (white.)

Another way to do use the very same colors:
Apply the pink eyeshadow to the full lid. Make sure the whole lid is covered evenly. Then, apply the brown eyeshadow to the outside V of your eyelid. This means outline the outer half of the lid from the middle of your crease, to the outer corner, then to the middle of the lash line. Using the lightest color, blend (using an eyeshadow brush) from the crease up to the brow.
Use this particular method if your eyes appear to be closer together than most.