Quick Beauty Tips: Easy Every Day Smoky Eye

This is a great work-friendly, daytime smoky eye from Simonne Devon. Last year, I created my own “lazy” neutral look for days when I didn’t feel like choosing colors, blending, etc. I simply used concealer, foundation and/or bronzer, eyeliner and mascara. On my lids, I used L’Oreal HIP Color Truth Eyeliner in Brown, which is…

The Beauty of a Mini-Makeup Party

Yesterday I attended my first makeup party, hosted by our very own Calandra Branch. About a dozen women gathered in a Brooklyn church to share our own makeup fears and frustrations and get tips on how to overcome them. Calandra got things going by reaffirming what most of us believed but needed to hear every…

Fall Favorites – Using What You Have

We know what the fall 2011 trends are – bold brows, jewel-tones, etc., etc…. But most of us already have all those items in our stash that will allow us to pull off all the looks we need for the fall/winter. Yes, it’s fun to buy and play in new makeup, but let’s take a…

Fall FOTD – MAC Smoked Ruby

Here’s a video tutorial of my MAC Smoked Ruby look for Fall! This is similar to the FOTD I posted a few days back using Gilt by Association (click here for the product list and photos) Scroll down for product list and photos from the video. Enjoy! FACE: IMAN Creme Foundation – Earth 3 IMAN…

Fall FOTD – Gilt by Association

Fall is here! My favorite time of year. I love the cool crisp days, and the sound of leaves crunching under foot. What I am really loving this fall are the strong brows and jewel-toned makeup looks that are in season this year. Today I wore one of what will be my two favorite fall…

Pearly Blue FOTD

I very rarely post a FOTD (Face of the Day), but I felt inspired. I recently posted my video¬†showing off my amazing makeup prizes from the BeautyThesis contest I won a few weeks ago. In that package was a beautiful Stila “Precious Pearl” palette. Here are the products I used: FACE: Sephora Primer CoverGirl Natureluxe…