Center Pop

 Good Morning ladies!
This is one of my favorite makeovers. Most of my brides usually want the same neutral colors on their eyes for their special events. Doing these colors all the time can get get me in a rut, so I like to try different styles of applying these colors. I like to call this style the “center pop”. I focus all of the shimmer to the middle and smoke each corners of the eyes! Learn how to get it below! I will be showing a few holiday looks in my next couple posts so keep coming back!

**Also~ I wanted to let any San Diego followers know that I will be in the area for a while and have  openings for the following services:

  • Holiday party makeup
  • New years makeup
  • Event makeup
  • Private makeup lessons
  • Chemical peels
  • Lash extensions

Please email me at to schedule any appointments
Subject: San Diego

Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Outer and inner corner: MAC “embark” Apply with a blending brush to inner and outer corners.
Center shimmer: Mac “Ricepaper” and “Phloof” mixed
**Make it shimmer: I always get asked how I make the center of the eye shine and shimmer so much. For this center shimmer, I mixed my shadow brush in both shadows and sprayed it with MAC Fix+ spray. This will give the shadow a tacky consistency, pat onto the center of the eye and shine on! Appy some of “Phloof” to the inner corners and under the brows!
Top liner: Stila stay all day waterproof liquid
Bottom liner: Essence “black fever” liner {bring this all the way in to tear ducts
Lashes: House of lashes “Femme Fatale” I recently ordered a bunch of these lashes for my clients because they are so perfect for all events. They are thick and wing out towards the end!
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling
Brows: Anastasia brows “brunette”

Base: Clarins Perfecting Smooth
Cream highlight/contour: MAC studio conceal palette {highlight: yellow/ contour: NW35}
^Dupes:{less expensive cream h/c =  NYX Conceal Jars: Yellow and Nutmeg
{Yes I love to contour with concealers!}
Foundation: 2 layers of Airbrush with my Kett machine and Glamaire pro foundations.
Set: Mac Mineralize in Medium plus
Bronze/Highlight: MAC Gold Deposit {shimmer highlight and bronzer}

Lipstick: YSL 2 Sensual Pink {pale pink}
Gloss: MAC Sugarrimed {frosted pink}
Drugstore Dupes:
e.l.f. “party in the buff” lipstick
L’Oreal Paris “mauved”
Revlon “strawberry shortcake”

Bride: Jovanna 

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  1. I love how you did your eyeshadow here! You look gorgeous! I would like to invite you to enter the Jollychic $100 International Giveaway on my blog 🙂

  2. Can you come to DC? You’re my favorite make-up artist to follow! I would LOVE to have a make-up lesson from you 🙂

  3. I’m begging you…. please start doing videos and loading them onto youtube!!!! Your info is so thorough already. But I would LOVE to watch you do this to see your techniques!! I’m just a makeup junkie trying to learn anywhere I can and I’m obsessed with you and your work!!! Thanks for sharing so much!!!

  4. Wonderful job. She is so beautiful and you enhanced her features perfectly. I love it!

  5. Thank you so much for adding dupes this time!!! I want to use your suggestions, but don’t always have the wallet for them. Much, much appreciated!

  6. I wish you lived down here in Florida!

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