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Top Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

Top Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

Flawless makeup starts with beautiful skin. People constantly ask me for my best beauty secret, and the answer is easy…MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE!  The trick is to know which moisturizer will work best on your particular skin. You may need to try a few out before finding the one that fits your needs the best. However, don’t give up on this task. IT IS CRUCIAL! Here’s a look at some of the highest rated moisturizers by Makeup Alley and Consumersearch.com.

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Spotlight on Chaos Makeup Artist

Spotlight on Chaos Makeup Artist

The art of makeup is one of those things that continuously inspires me. It’s amazing how color can enhance a woman’s beauty or how makeup can completely change a face into a work of art. I am currently obsessed with the work of a Texas based makeup artist who does both…beauty and art. Here’s some of the amazing work of  Megan also known as Chaos Makeup Artist.

Source: http://www.chaosmakeupartist.com/

Source: http://www.chaosmakeupartist.com/

Source: http://www.chaosmakeupartist.com/

Source: http://www.chaosmakeupartist.com/

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Jessica Alba Inspired Smokey Eye Tutorial

Jessica Alba Inspired Smokey Eye Tutorial

Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on how to do a smokey eye recently seen on the gorgeous Jessica Alba.

All you need is a grey shimmer shadow, black eyeliner, mascara, a shading brush and a blending brush.

Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!

Ana B

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3 FREE ways to update your look

3 FREE ways to update your look

In my humble opinion, money does not buy style. Yes, money can buy you many pretty things, but it’s the way you put it all together that creates style. It’s the hair, the makeup, the outfit, and the smile…don’t forget the smile, that makes it all beautiful. When I get bored of my look, I usually jump to buying a new piece, but it’s truly not necessary. Here’s a few ways to change things up without spending a dime.

1. Try […]

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Makeup Mondays: Proper Plucking

Makeup Mondays: Proper Plucking

I am a huge fan of nicely groomed brows. A properly plucked brow can open up the eyes and bring a clean and defined look to the face. A while ago, my husband gave me an amazing book called Makeup Makeovers by Robert Jones. In it, he has a great tutorial on how to groom and pluck your brows. I decided to add a whole page from his tutorial because it shows you how to find the right brow shape […]

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IMATS Picture Story: Part I

IMATS Picture Story: Part I

Several months ago, Jes P (my niece/fellow makeup lover) and I headed to New York for the International Makeup Artist Trade Show.  Due to technical difficulties, it’s taken me awhile to post these pics, but they are so fun and inspiring, I needed to share with you!

The start of our weekend still in VA.

THE IMATS Poster…love the makeup!

Amazing makeup artists competing in a beauty/fantasy makeup challenge.

Love the bold colors and headpiece.

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Be bold

Be bold

Morning everyone!
Had a quick shoot this past weekend with a make-up-artist friend of mine Clarissa Gary-Tinker. Here are the shots! Let me know what you think

Model: Ashley Foster

Love that blonde cut. If only I could pull it off! lol

Xoxo,
Andrea

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Finding Inspiration.

Finding Inspiration.

As a makeup artist,  I am constantly looking for sources of inspiration to expand my creative mind.  When I worked at MAC, we’d have makeup inspiration boards in the backroom showcasing different looks and colors that we loved. I decided to make my own to hang in my home studio. Here’s what it looks like.

My inspiration board has different lip looks, eye looks, and hair ideas from magazines. It also holds a special note […]

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The Fountain of Youth: Five Tips to Looking Young

The Fountain of Youth: Five Tips to Looking Young

Happy Monday to you!

As you saw from our last post, I just celebrated my 20th, ahem, I mean, my 30th birthday! It’s a pretty big milestone, and other than carrying around a huge pregnant belly, I am feeling pretty good about now.  Even though the years keep adding on, I think part of feeling good every new year is also looking good.  Here’s a few things I’ve discovered to keep me feeling youthful even as I turn 30.

1. Skin – […]

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The Luxy Sisters: Hair Extension Gurus

The Luxy Sisters: Hair Extension Gurus

Have you ever wondered what you’d look like with beautiful long hair? Now you don’t have to! The array of hair extensions out there on the market is ever growing and sometimes overwhelming. It’s hard to know what would look right or even real, and how to use them! A friend of mine (hi Zohra!)  told me about the newest youtube sensation, the Luxy Sisters, and I have been hooked on them ever since.  The Luxy Sisters, Leyla and Mimi, […]

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