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Friday Favorite: Fan Brush

Happy Friday!!

Today I am sharing with you my favorite brush at the moment! I love using fan brushes to apply highlighter to the cheekbones. They apply the best amount of product to the cheeks without making you look too glowing! I love this oversized fan brush the most, it is made by Beauties Factory and comes in all different colors!
Below I am using NARS Albatross highlighter! See all my favorite fan brushes below!



Above Brush: Beauties Factory Large Fan Brush $10

Other fan brushes to try:

e.l.f. Fan Brush $1 
Makeup Forever #134 fan brush
Cheeky fan brush $5
Smash box fan brush #22

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The Perfect Pinks: Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Paints

Good Morning!

Today I am sharing with you a post I have been wanting to share for a while! My favorite, Anastasia, came out with her gorgeous matte liquid lipsticks a few weeks ago and I was fortunate enough to be sent them to review for you all! She has exactly 20 different beautiful shades. These vibrant and long lasting liquids have the staying power of the strongest stains out there! They last through partying, drinking, eating, and even kissing for brides! These liquids glide on like a velvet gloss and then quickly dry into a very matte finish! I have fallen in love with all the pink hues in the collection, so today I thought I would share with you my favorite 4 for Valentines!

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The perfect pale pink!

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“Baby Pink”
True to its name, this is a gorgeous warm toned baby pink!

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“Party Pink”
A gorgeous fuchsia hot pink!

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A lovely magenta pink!

Purchase your Liquid Lipstick today before Valentines roles around and your lips will look perfect ALL night long!!!!

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Eyeshadow Tip: A Pop Of Shimmer

 Happy Monday babes!

I love using more matte shadows on my clients eyes than shimmer, but a POP in the center can add some real dimension to any eyeshadow look! My favorite matte & shimmer combo palettes at the moment are: Lorac Pro 1&2  and Too Faced Chocolate Bars. I have also been really loving the Anastasia Beverly Hills metallic shadows for my shimmer colors as well. These are very shiny already, but to make them stand out more, I have a special trick that I always use! See below how to turn up the shine with your eyes today!

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New Years makeup on the gorgeous, Zaida.

How to: Shimmer POP

Base: Painterly MAC Primer
Sides of eye:Anastasia “Birkin” - Ultra Matte warm mauve beige - Apply with a small shadow brush to the inner corner of eyelid and outer corner of eyelid. Blend into both creases. Add a darker brown to the same areas and lightly blend into the crease as well- I used Anastasia “Ash Brown”
Center Shimmer:Anastasia Beverly Hills “Glisten” - a Metallic shimmer beige


Spray: MAC Fix + – You must spray your shadow brush with this before you apply the shimmer shadow to brush. Then press the shimmer to the center of the eye lid! This spray works as a barrier for the shadow to stick more to the eyelid skin and really POPS the color!


Liner: theBalm “Shwing” - This is a new favorite liquid liner of mine. With its small tapered applicator, it is easy to get very close to the lash line and create thing winged liner! Apply to the inner corner of the eye first, working your way outwards towards the end and lightly flicking it up for the cat-eyeliner look.

Lashes: Huda Beauty “Samantha” - These ultra wispy, thick lashes are perfect for a fluttery look like this one! Sold online only!

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Lash Favorites: Blinking Beaute

Picking the right lashes for your eyes can be a tricky task. There are so many different options out there when it come to eye lash styles. There is the wispy, thick, dramatic, fanned out, spiky, and if you don’t know what looks good on you, it can be complicated! My sweet friend and talented MUA, Megan, came out with a lash line last year called, Blinking Beaute. These hand-crafted, soft, mink fur lashes are comfortable and wearable for anyone. I love all the styles, but my favorite to wear and use on clients is No. 3. They have a gorgeous old hollywood glamour appeal but still natural and wispy. I have reused mine multiple times and the band is still in great shape! I suggest using the dark glue from DUO. See below how these beautiful lashes look on, and get yours today HERE! 

Photography: The Water Girl Blog

Here is a dramatic black and gold look I created using the No.3 lashes from Blinking Beaute!

Top reasons to get these lashes:

  1. They are super comfy to wear. The band is very thin so it will not irritate sensitive eyes.
  2. They are full but still look very natural. The hairs are soft and feel just like human natural lashes.
  3. They are reusable multiple times. I barely put mascara on my real lashes to blend up into the fake ones!



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Hello loves!

This weekend was a packed one with all the fun IMATS events & parties that went on! For those who are unsure of what IMATS is, it is the International Makeup Artist Show. Here you can learn from and network with thousands of make-up artists working in film, TV, fashion and red carpet, as well as  stock your kit or make-up bag by visiting any of the hundreds of exhibitors. It is open to the public usually Friday & Sunday. I flew into LA for the weekend to attend PRO-day, along with the Z Palette event, Sigma party, and NYX Unveiled. I wanted to share with you all a preview of the products I received from the show, and I cannot wait to do a review for you all. This new year I am planning on doing a lot more individual product reviews that will be very organized and easy for you to be able to decide what is best for you personally! I was able to meet a lot of my blog & IG followers at IMATS, as well as see some of my favorite makeup faces & friends in the industry. Thank you for all the love and sweet words to those who I met!


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Makeup by Lillit 

One of my favorite faces and talented MUAs in the industry! I have loved this girl for years and she has become a sweet friend of mine and a major inspiration to me. I am so excited to share with you her new luxury foundation line, Elcie. This foundation is great for ALL skin types and I will do a review & swatches for each color! 

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Brian Champagne
World Champion Facialist & professional MUA, he is the sweetest and always been a big supporter of my work. It was a thrill to finally meet him in person.

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Makeup by Anna / Dose of Colors
My lovely girl, Anna! She is one of the most talented artists & owner/creator of Dose of Colors cosmetic line! Excited to show you some more products she gave me!

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Elizabeth Seropian
This babe is the queen of eye makeup tutorials and just the sweetest! Check her work out here Elo<3

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Visited my Frankie Fam, of course!

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Visited my favorites!
Anastasia {@AnastasiaBeverlyHills} is one of my favorite human beings alive and has always been so supportive of my artistry and provided me with her amazing products for clients! Of course, I had to see Mario {@MakeupbyMario} who is MUA for the stars including Kim Kardashian and many more. A lot of my inspiration for looks come from his work!

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So appreciative of all the goodies gifted to me from my amazing sponsors and supporters! Many reviews coming soon!!!

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Lastly, visited the Special FX side of the show for personal time with some trolls! lol

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Arabic Inspired Eyeliner: Eyeko

I’ve always been a fan of the dramatic eye. This look was inspired by the gorgeous Arabic style makeup. Lots of liner and double cat wings are all the craze. You definitely have to be daring to create this look on yourself or one of your clients! It takes a steady hand and artistic touch, but not too difficult for anyone! Eyeko makes amazing eyeliners and shadow crayons, so for this look we used all of their eye products! Check them out below…



How to: Arabic Eyes…

What you need:
-Black Eyeliner {liquid & pencil}
-Gray shadow crayon
-Black Eyeshadow
-False Eyelashes


Step one: Apply a gray crayon eyeshadow to the entire eyelid with your index finger. I used the “Eyeko Me & My Eyeshadow Shadow Liner”. This has one end as the eyeshadow pencil and the other as a blending tapered brush. Blend all the way up to crease. This versatile shadow crayon can be used for eyeliner or as an entire shadow for the lid. Let it dry before applying top eyeliner.
The color I used: “Charcoal” 
Step two: Apply your top liner. I prefer a liquid liner for the top eyelid, it is much easier to control and create a “sharp look”. I used Eyeko Liquid Black Liner , Start from the outer corner and create the wing you would enjoy, I extended the wing out towards the end of the brow. Work your way inwards and create another sharp wing on the inner tear duct. This will look like a double sided wing on both sides.
Step three: Apply your bottom waterline liner. I like thick kohl pencils for the waterline, I feel like they last a long time on the eyes. Connect each corner of the eye with the black liner so that it looks like you have lined the entire eye. You can use the Eyeko Shadow in black for waterline.

Step four: Apply your false lashes to the top lash line and coat the top and bottom with a black mascara, I used Eyeko Eye Do Mascara. This mascara is great for bottom lashes, it really makes them look fluffy and pieced out perfectly.
Step five: To define the eyes more, with a small tapered brush apply black shadow to the top and bottom lash line to smoke out the liner for a more dramatic look.


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Mommy Makeover: Belle

ChristaBelle has been one of my favorite clients to work with for a long time now. Not only is she a gorgeous model but a new mama as well! It is always so rewarding working on such empowering women that find such joy in getting all dolled up! Every time I have glammed her, I leave feeling like I love what I do that much more. We went for a sexy golden smokey eye and cranberry red lips for her New Years Eve date with hubby! We used House Of Lashes in “Iconic” and Girlactik shine gloss for that perfect pout!
Learn more about this hot makeover below!

Book your MOMMY MAKEOVER today by emailing :

“You made this mom feel sexy again” -Belle

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Products used:


Foundation: Graftobian “Medium” & Frankie Rose “Neutral”
Concealer: Cle De Peau “Almond”/ “Beige”
Powder: Frankie Rose “Buff” 
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills “Havana”
Highlight: theBalm “Mary Lou Manizer” - my favorite pearl highlighter at the moment! Disco Glow!!
Blush: Frankie Rose “Peachy Pink”


Primer: Too Faced RX Hangover Primer {full review coming soon}
Shadow Palette: theBalm “Meet Matt{e}”  {full review soon}
Liner top: Belletto Studio liquid liner - applied to top lash line and bottom lash line
Waterliner: High Brow by Benefit – My holy grail white eyeliner pencil
Lashes: House of Lashes in “Iconic” - super dramatic thick lashes


Lipliner: LA Girl in “Burgundy”
Lipgloss: Girlactik shine gloss in “Burlesque Red” & “So Lush”

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LIP CONTOUR: Fake Bigger Lips…

Everyone wants to fake bigger lips, but how can you do this without getting fillers that you are unsure will look good? Lip Contouring is a real thing, girlfriends! I have a quick and easy pictorial on how to create fuller & plumper lips in just minutes! You only need three products: Lipstick, Liner and Gloss! Your face is one of the main features that shape your face. Feel like a new woman with these amazing faux-lip-augmentation tips!
If you want to fake a pouty Jolie lip, keep reading below…


Step 1: Contour The Lips. 
Contouring is when you create lines or “shadows” and blend them in areas you want to make 3D. In this case if you want your “cupids bow” to be more detailed or larger, you would outline the bottom center of the lip and the upper top lip to elongate the lips. I like to apply three lines to the bottom lips. Be sure to apply a line to the bottom middle part of the lips, this creates a very pouty lip effect. Apply two lines on the top lip and leave the middle part open. Once your outlines are applied you are ready for the next step. MAC “Soar” is my most used lip liner of all. It is the perfect shade of brown/pink and its the best for contouring lips!
Used: MAC “Soar” Lip Liner
Other choices: MAC “Naked”, NYX “Nude” , Loreal “Natural”

Step 2: Blend.
The blending part is super easy, all you need to do is apply a lipstick one shade lighter than your contour {lip-liner}. This allows for the contour to still slightly show though the lipstick. To avoid messing up the lines, do not glide the lipstick across the lips, apply in pressing motions onto lips. You can use a lip brush if it is easier for you!
Used: “Nude” from Gerard Cosmetics 

Step 3: Gloss It Up.
The last step is to add a hint of gloss just to the center of the lips. This will create even more of an “illusion” that your lips are bigger and more plump! I like to apply a gloss with a little color & gold sparkles to it. Add to center of bottom lips and to cupids bow!
Used: Belletto Studio Silk Lip Gloss

There you go!
No need to get lip injections you may regret!
Lip Contouring will guarantee look fabulous and cost less too ;)

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Rose Golds & Bright Pinks…

Rose golds have got to be one of my favorite hues to use on blue eyed girls. This shade looks great on anyone but especially with this eye shade it really makes them look more intense! So, don’t be afraid to go for the glow, After all, who doesn’t want to look as if they’ve been bathed in a ray of warm spring sunlight on their eyes? Adding a touch of shimmer to the center of the eyes adds a subtle glamour to any look! Learn how to get this gorgeous look below!

Photography : Jordyn Willey 



The Eyes: This eyeshadow focuses on applying shimmer to the center of the eyes and shadowing the crease with a matte color. Rosegolds & pinks are gorgeous on teal/blue colored eyes. Rose gold strikes a finer balance between warm and cool undertones, so wearing them in Winter or Summer is completely fine! 


Primer: MAC Painterly apply all over eyelid up to brow bone with your index finger
Shadow Crease: Anastasia “Beauty Mark” {Eggplant plum} blended into the crease with a  fluffy blending brush
Shadow Eyelid: Anastasia “Vibrant Pink” {shimmer pink} pressed onto entire eyelid and not over crease
Shadow Center: Anastasia “Penny Metal” press this copper/gold shimmer right in the center of the eyelid & to inner corners
Under brow: Anastasia “Bone” matte white applied under the brows
Liquid liner: AOM Cosmetics – this has been my favorite liquid liner for a while now. The pen is thin and allows for the wing to be small and precise.
Lashes: Huda Beauty lashes in


The Lips: Bright pink lips with a touch of gold glow in the center!

Lip liner: NYX “Sand Pink”
Lip paint: Girlactik “Starlet” - You can apply the Le Creme Lipsticks lightly on top in the middle of your lip to change the Matte Lip Paint color. The lipstick wont affect the lip paint formula just create new colors. This lip paint stays on for hours, it turns to a velvet matte finish and looks gorgeous on!
Lipgloss: Girlactik Stargloss in “Smooch” - apply to the center of the bottom lip for extra glossiness! 

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Blush Pinks: My NYE Look

Hope you all had a wonderful NYE and partied your little hearts out! I created a romantic pink look using some of my new favorites from theBalm and Anastasia Beverly Hills! If you haven’t tried the new ABH shadows I highly suggest ordering some, they are amazing! I am in love with the color “Rose”, it is a metallic silver blush color. Check out all the colors HERE!


Products used: 

Foundation: Laura Mercier Creme Smooth – I love this full coverage foundation for an every day use, definitely not good for oily skin, mostly great for those with very dehydrated/dry skin.
Concealer: Frankie Rose in “Angelic” to brighten under eyes
Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills “Banana” powder - applied all over skin & under eyes to set the foundation
Contour: theBalm Bahama Mama - This is a new bronzer that was added to my collection, I am very impressed with it! It is the perfect shade of warm brown, I love it to contour cheekbones!
Blush: theBalm Instain “Houndstooth” blush {peach toned} This velvet smooth blush is gorgeous on the skin

Eyeshadow: Anastasia BH in “Rose” {a metallic gray-pink} applied all over eyelid | “Fawn” applied to the crease {matte gray-brown} – These are brand new and amazing, I can’t compare them to any other brand because they are high quality and super pigmented! I will be using all of the colors eventually and showing you different looks! {Featured in Titanium, Duo Chrome, Ultra-Matte, Metallic, Satin, Shimmer, Sparkle and Velvet.}
Eyeliner: Motives liquid liner Luxe – skinny liquid liner for ultimate precise wing liner!
Lashes: House of Lashes in “Iconic” - spikey thick layered lashes for ultimate volume
Mascara: Eyeko Eye-Do - Coat your lashes with this for ultimate thickness.

Lipstick: Dose of Colors “Soft Touch” - a romantic pink lipsick
Lipstick #2- Add MAC “Myth” all over lips to create a more matte pink/nude lip

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