When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

With fall hitting us on the East coast like a ton of wonderful, orange & red, cozy, pumpkin-spice-scented bricks, the colors we’re wearing have never been more apparent. Our skin is looking paler, there’s less bright sun, and the dark, overcast days are casting a gray light on all of us. It’s super important that we wear colors that complement and flatter our undertones, but … Continue reading When to Go WITH or AGAINST your undertones

Curly Hair: The Complicated Basics

If you’ve taken a gander over at my makeup gallery or my Instagram feed (@brokendownbeauty), you’ve probably noticed that I got them curly, whirly, twirly locks. It takes a lot of time and effort to tame that beast, and, truth be told, it’s still a pretty feral one. I haven’t always been a curly girl, though. My fuzzy, wavy hair developed into full-fledged curls as I … Continue reading Curly Hair: The Complicated Basics

Coconut Oil: A How-To Guide

I’m sure you’re well aware of all the articles, celebs, and style gurus gushing about the wonders of coconut oil. They’re all ranting and raving. What I noticed, however, was no one is explaining exactly HOW to use this “holy grail” of beauty products. I ran into a few roadblocks on my path towards coconut heaven, and I wanted to share those with you! gif … Continue reading Coconut Oil: A How-To Guide

Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

It can be tough sorting through the hundreds of different makeup brushes out there. Here’s a guide describing the brushes you’ll need based on what you’re using them for, as well as a a description of brushes you might be totally clueless about! Synthetic Hair versus Natural Hair Brushes: Bet you didn’t even know about this, but, yes, you do. It might be difficult to … Continue reading Time to Brush Up: The Deal with Makeup Brushes

Don’t Look So Shocked!: The Nitty Gritty About Eyebrows

If you’re new to makeup or maybe just not super comfortable with it, I’m going to bet that all you’ve probably ever done with your eyebrows is pluck them. Am I right? You’ve also probably over plucked them. Hey, I know I’m still recovering from my over plucking days. I won’t go over shaping your brows with respect to plucking, as all you need to … Continue reading Don’t Look So Shocked!: The Nitty Gritty About Eyebrows