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The Perfect Red Lip!

Red lipstick has been a classic beauty trend that will never go out of style!  Perfect your look with these few easy steps!

1) Start with clean lips.  I try and use a sugar scrub a few times a week to exfoliate.  The smoother your lips, the easier it will be to apply your lipstick!

2) Using any excess foundation left on your brush, press on to your lips for longevity and to create an even "canvas"

3&4) Start lining your lips by creating an "x" at your cupids bow area

5) Continue lining the rest of your lips (Make the application a little easier and smoother by stretching out your mouth a bit). After you line your lips, fill them all the way in with the liner.  This will help your lipstick to stay longer

6)Start applying your lipstick with the same method.  Carefully apply to the perimeter of your lips, then fill in the remainder until the entire area is filled in

7) Use concealer or foundation and drag along the edges to clean up any lipstick and to sharpen the look

I hope this helped! I used Limecrime Velvetine in Red Velvet for this look.

Stay beautiful!


Master Your Winged Eye Liner!

Welcome to my second tutorial!  For this pictorial I decided to focus on winged liner.  I used a gel eyeliner for this look, but you can follow the same steps when using liquid eyeliner. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please ask below our on my instagram post!!  I hope this helps! 


Step 1: Products- The products I used for this look are the Elaina Badro angled liner brush and Inglot gel liner in 77.  This is a great firm liner brush, and the gel liner is my favorite! I use it on myself and my clients!   It's extremely waterproof and glides on smoothly.  I typically scoop out a small amount and put it on the back of my hand and work from there.  This helps the container to not dry out as quickly as well as keeps it sanitary, especially when working with clients.  (You could also use the Maybelline gel eyeliner as a good drugstore alternative!)

Step 2: Dip your brush in the liner from the back of your hand, and draw a small line from the corner of your eye.  This should sort of look like a continuation of your lower lash line. 

Tip: If you're using an angled brush, make sure you are leading with the bigger side of the angle

Step 3: Connect the tip of the wing, and drag the line towards the center of the lid. 

Step 4: Fill in the gap between the first and second line you drew

Step 5: Wipe off the excess product on your brush. Using the tip of the angled brush, gently extend the wing with short strokes by dragging out the tip of the wing you already have drawn (Be sure not to re-dip in to the product.  For this step it is vital that there isn't too much on your brush)

Step 6: Completed look.  If need be, use a small amount of concealer and drag along the bottom of the wing to sharpen and clean

Good luck, and stay beautiful!





Music Video!

Happy Saturday!  I hope that you are enjoying your weekend so far.  Just wanted to share the music video I did the hair and makeup for over the summer for Los Hollywood.  The song is called "Hasta Manana,"  Click on the post title to check it out!