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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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Makeup Mondays: Say It Loud!

Makeup Mondays: Say It Loud!

Need an easy way to switch up a boring makeup routine? Try a new lip color in a bold hue. Bright orange, reds and pinks are popping up on pretty lips this spring. There’s lots of shades to choose from. Take a look at these leading ladies for inspiration.

I was smitten when I saw Miranda Cosgrove’s bright orange lip paired with a bold pink dress. She keeps her face fresh with beautiful glowing skin, perfect brows, black eyeliner […]

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Makeup Mondays: Gaga takes a second round at Viva Glam

Makeup Mondays: Gaga takes a second round at Viva Glam

Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga sure knows how to make an impression. As you may know, Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper teamed up with MAC Cosmetics last year for their Viva Glam campaign. Viva Glam is an amazing MAC product with a great cause! 100% of the proceeds for Viva Glam products go to the MAC AIDS foundation which helps men, women and children living with or affected with AIDS or HIV virus.  The Viva Glam lipsticks and lipglasses, one named after Gaga, the other […]

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Makeup Mondays: Essential Makeup Kit for a Tropical Getaway

Makeup Mondays: Essential Makeup Kit for a Tropical Getaway

Photo courtesy of: www.themakeupsnob.com

I just got back from a week vacation at my favorite tropical paradise, Puerto Rico. The sunny warm weather, beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere was a much-needed break from the DMV’s hustle and bustle. Many of you are planning your summer vacation (woo-hoo!) and I know you’ll want to look flawless but not overdone.  Here’s a list of 6 essential makeup items you’ll need to look your best on your getaway.

1. Blot Powder/Sheer Pressed Powder – Tropical […]

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Makeup Tutorial: Springtime Shadow Look

Makeup Tutorial: Springtime Shadow Look

Happy Valentine’s Day DMVers! Love is in the air…and even if its not, there’s other reasons to be happy. The weather is getting warmer this week, up to high 50’s! Spring will be here before you know it, so it’s time our makeup got a little lighter and brighter. I’m going to show you how to do a spring-inspired smokey eye with hues of pinks and purples and blues. This look will also work beautifully for a Valentine’s Day dinner.

Step 1: Prime you […]

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“What’s in my Purse?” by Ana B

“What’s in my Purse?” by Ana B

Hi DMVers! It’s Monday and I’m happy cause I have today off! But I know most of you are starting the dreaded workweek. So, I’m providing some distraction to get you through your day. Here’s a sneak peak of what you can find in my purse on any day (give or take a few crumpled receipts and empty candy wrappers).

 

When it comes to makeup, I HAVE to have many choices. My purse is a reflection of […]

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Makeup Mondays: Top Picks for Nude Lips

Makeup Mondays: Top Picks for Nude Lips

Happy Monday DMVers! Today’s topic is nude lips.  A nude lip is a great everyday look, and it’s also a perfect pairing with smokey eyes. Not all nudes are made the same, and ofcourse your perfect shade depends on your skin tone and natural lip color. Here’s a list of my top picks for nude lipstick shades and don’t forget to check the bottom of the page for tips on how to make a nude lip work!  

PLEASE […]

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Makeup Mondays: Best Eyeliners for your Budget

Makeup Mondays: Best Eyeliners for your Budget

Sick of pencil eyeliners that run and smudge? How about the ones that skip or have little color payoff? Yuck!  Everybody needs a good eyeliner and luckily nowadays there are great brands with prices to fit any budget. Here are my top picks for pencil eyeliners that glide on and stay put!

1. NYX Eye Pencils – NYX eye pencils have an array of colors to choose from. The application is smooth…no pulling here! At $3.50 a pop, you can’t go wrong! http://www.nyxcosmetics.com

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Makeup Mondays: The 411 on Makeup Primers

Makeup Mondays: The 411 on Makeup Primers

If you’ve walked up to any makeup counter lately or watched makeup videos on youtube, then you’ve probably heard the term “makeup primer”. Primers are becoming increasingly popular and are a must-have for the girl who’s looking to perfect her makeup routine. Here’s the lowdown on primers:

There are three popular types of primers: face primers, eye primers and lip primers. A face primer is a liquid or creamy formula that is applied all over the face […]

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