Ill be working on a series of tips and trick that you guys have asked about, so sit tight!!
I have to share this photo of my horribly grown out gels for a purpose: Essie gel is incredible. This is 17 days after getting them done and there isn’t a chip or any sign of peeling. Usually I’m lucky if they last 14 days because I’m constantly using my hands/washing them. I’m also happy that Essie has a sheer color like this in gel. Most gels are good, but their color is so thick and even less opaque ones aren’t sheer at all. Thank you Essie! I will be using you every time!
I created Holland Roden’s look starting with NARS Light Optimizing Primer. It has SPF 15, is oil-free and helps to illuminate the foundation. I then used Temptu Air Pods in shades 1 and 2 to create her flawless skin. Her eyes were lined with Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner in Warm Bronze and then I used a bronze eyeshadow over it and into the crease of her eyelid to make her eyes pop. I used a slightly darker brown eyeliner right along her lash line to accentuate them even more. Black mascara finished the eyes perfectly. MAC blush in Sunbasque with a bit of NARS bronzer in Laguna was applied to apples of her cheeks and blended up towards her temples. The lipstick we chose is a NARS matte color called Heat Wave. We both really loved this look and I think it went perfectly with her dress and slicked back pony tail.
Favorite Product Reviews!
Makeup Forever Full Cover: I use it as a concealer mainly, and it’s waterproof and doesn’t move or crease. You can apply it lightly or heavily, and it works great to cover small blemishes or ever scars.
Dermalogica Cover Tint with SPF 20: I’ve started using this on clients who have exceptionally great skin. I’ve found that the best look for someone like that is just a tinted moisturizer. It has a small amount of coverage to even out skin tone, but doesn’t look heavy.
Embryolisse Nourishing Moisturizer: I love this moisturizer for all skin types. It really gives the makeup a good base with no silicone in the ingredients!
Dermalogica Climate Control Lip Treatment: This was gifted to me by Dermalogica (thank you!) and I am fully addicted. It protects your lips from the sun, wind and all other conditions. Perfect for summer!
Stilla Convertible Color (Rose): This cheek and lip color cream is so beautiful on all skin tones! For lighter skin, it can be applied lighter for a bright pop of color, or on darker tones it creates a gorgeous rosey glow.
Stilla Long Wear Liquid Lip Color: I stumbled upon this product recently and was pleasantly surprised! It really does last for hours and hours! I apply it by itself, then put a semi glossy clear lip color over it, or skip that step for a matte look.
Smashbox Cream Eye Liner: I purchased this item in “Scout” and “Lava”. I love using Lava for a light smokey eye, or by itself as a subtle liner with some color. It doesn’t smudge once it’s applied and lasts forever!