Sunday, May 28, 2017

Smokey Minimalism

I'm going to come right out and say it: I haven't been inspired to create the experimental looks I love lately. I'll still rock an emerald cat eye or magenta lip to work now and then, but my weirder forays in makeup have fallen by the wayside in the past year. And then one fateful day a few weeks ago, I saw a white liquid eyeliner in Ricky's. My mind began to buzz.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Romantic, Hazy Purple Eyes

Today I want to share the look I wore for a special anniversary dinner the other night. I decided to use a lot of rosy and purple hues for a pop of color that's subtle and feminine while still packing a punch. I hope you enjoy, and please let me know if you'd like to see a pictorial for this kind of makeup.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

My Pixelated Halloween Costume

Happy Sunday-after-Halloween everyone! I hope you had a raucous and safe Halloween. As this holiday was approaching last week, I realized I didn't have any plans to go out so I was imagining that I would just create a face-only costume to post here. But then I was invited to a small party at a friend's place so I had to come up with a quick costume. While browsing Instagram for ideas, I saw pixelated makeup and thought, "there must be some pixel-print clothing out there somewhere." Luckily I found some and this look came together.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Make your own lipstick palette

Last week I was salivating over Bobbi Brown's stinking gorgeous lip palette, trying to fabricate a reason I needed it right then and there. I even looked at the customizable but equally costly freedom system from Inglot. I knew in the back of my mind that a) I couldn't afford either and b) I probably owned most of the shades in it from a variety of brands from Revlon to Bobbi to MAC, and decided to just make my own palette. The last time I was packing up for a makeup job, I felt so scattered trying to decide which lipsticks I needed to bring and wanted to find a way to simplify the process. Off I went to Amazon to find the perfect blank palette.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Alternatives to Black Liner

There's nothing like a stroke of black liquid liner, except when every day is a stroke of black liquid liner. When my beloved black liner feels stale, I break out some more colorful options. And while I love a shrieking cobalt jolt of pigment, there are lots of gorgeous neutral or neutral-ish eyeliner options if you're not ready for a smack of color. Here, I go over a few of my favorite non-black neutral eyeliners for fall.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Finding Your Undertone: A Colorful Journey That Matters As Much As You Want It To

If I were to rummage through your closet and makeup collection, what colors would I find? Lots of browns, yellows and earthy greens? There's a good chance you have warm, peachy or yellow undertones in your skin. A collection of bright whites, purples and blues? Better chance you have cool, blue or pink tones to your skin. No cohesive color palette? You either have neutral undertones or are confused; I was in the latter boat for years.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sweat-Proof Makeup Two Ways

It's been insanely hot in New York for the last week or two, so my hot-weather makeup techniques have been truly put to the test. I'm happy to report that these tricks have ensured that I end each workday looking nearly the same as when I started it! Below, find more information about the two looks I created. Both are super-quick and require minimal makeup tools, but one is a soft, neutral look while the other is more dramatic.