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Kardashian Inspired Makeup Video

Kardashian Inspired Makeup Video

Hi darlings!

It’s been too long since I posted a makeup video, so I finally managed to put one together, woohoo! As some of you know, I was able to attend a workshop with Kim Kardashian’s amazing makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, and I am using some of his tips and tricks on this makeup video. If you haven’t checked out my workshop post, read it here!  I also made an appearance on his workshop promo video (so fun!).  Anyways, my dear […]

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Adriana’s week recap

Adriana’s week recap

1. Meet Chiquita! I love to spend time with her on my days off.

2. The fabulous look (that our very own make up artist Ana) did for my New Years celebration.

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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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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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Bonnie’s Makeover Photoshoot!

Bonnie’s Makeover Photoshoot!

The photos we’ve all been waiting for! I’m so excited for this post and to read feedback. It was a great experience to work with Bonnie, she was open minded and an absolute pleasure to work with. She had a great attitude and brought lots of energy to the shoot!

Dark Denim Jeans: New York & Co.
Cotton Striped Tee: H&M
Gray Blazer: […]

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Makeup Tutorial: How to Clean your Brushes

Makeup Tutorial: How to Clean your Brushes

This is part 2 of a series I am doing on makeup brushes. The video below will show you how to properly clean your makeup brushes. My first video showed you which brushes are essential for anyone who wants a flawless makeup application. You can see it here. Hope you enjoy! And as always, we appreciate you spreading the word on DMVsGotStyle.com!

-Ana

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