Sunday, February 19, 2012

New Site!

New site under construction but be the first the check out the beta version of my new site The Makeup-Chest at:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Luck be a Libra Lady - Look of Fall

Fall is here! After getting caught up of all the designer's NYFW Spring 2011/2012 collection I am just clicking my heels. I have many of the colors already in my closet. It finally pays off to be a hoarder, no, a very healthy attachment to my clothes. No running out to fill my closet this season!

Talk about Fresh Start!
The makeup look for Fall is all about a fresh face with emphasis on neat heavy brows and bold lips.

For fuller lips:
Frazer Harrison
- Ladies with Luscious pouts already have all eyes glued, so this is our season to play!
Frazer Harrison

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fired from Being Single? How Stacy Did it

Stacy Dash was the business minded fashionista on the hit VH1 show, "Single Ladies". Whether or not her mind was made up about her relationship status, she was SURE about her sassy style. 
What ever fashion and beauty muse you choose for the day, you must commit to that style and own it.

In episode 110: "Is This the End?" she was able to carry her shocked look, to be a seemingly bashfully flustered in one scene. Here's how you do it:
Her flustered look: 
- Get the dewy skin: Use Mac Strobe Cream, for the luminescent, morning "after" glow.
- Freshly kissed lips: Opt for a pink lip stain

Caught Between the Two

You start letting yourself fall for him, and he happens to like your hair curly. You then run into an hot old flame and he likes your hair straight. What do you do?

You do the heck what you want to do. It's no secret that 2011 is the year for focus, and self preservation. He's going to love the attitude that comes along with the no non-sensed, confidence. You go ahead and continue to be you while you let both guys show which one is best for you.

I was once told by a wise, and lovely cousin. "Just sit back and watch, they always will tell what they're about".

Makeup dating tip:
Switch up your look. Keep him guessing. They always want what they can't have. Just when he thinks he's got you figured out, switch up your look from "Beachy Babe" to "Girl Next Door". Your soft look, and doe lashes will have him soft on you and will begin to open his heart.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Flings

My absolute favorite makeup product for the Summer is MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Sun Power. This can be used as a bronzer for lighter complexions, or as a highlight, or blush for warmer skin tones.

Day time Dates
- Romantic blush: Use MAC Sun Power on the apples of your cheeks, and chin to create that adorable, girl next door look

J.A. Bracchi

- Summer Siren: Get a Beachy, Bronzed look - Use MAC Sun Power on temple, cheek and chin. Visualize drawing the number 3, in a continuous motion, starting at the temple. Use MAC Cremeblend Blush in 'Something Special' .

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Va-vavoom

Valentine 2011 fell over a looong weekend. As a single-bingo, I took the opportunity to do a makeup look on a married friend. I was interested in hearing the critique from her husband, because let's face it- 10 years of being a couple does give him more freedom to speak frankly about what he likes on his woman. The only thing he pointed out was.....The lashes!
Hubby pointed out, "This is the most natural lash look that she has had....I like it". 
Her comment, "Very gentle!"

I am obsessed with lashes because they open a woman's face, and is the quickest way to change a look from busted to beautiful. I live in a Los Angeles, where women line up to get individual eye lashes that end up looking like a sick fish fin; spiky, and awkward looking.

My objective when doing makeup is to peak up this question: "Is she born with it? Maybe it's....."
Also, a beauty service is supposed to be relaxing, not abusive, and nerve racking.

Kim K is known for her lush lashes
Jennifer Lopez Starlet look