Baking. Nope, there are no cookies, cakes, or blunts involved. Baking is the new/old makeup technique that’s being thrown around, because, clearly, strobing is sooo yesterday *hair flip*. It’s new for the general public, but it’s been a technique used by drag queens and other stage performers for a solid chunk of time. The concept of baking allows for your concealer to appear more opaque … Continue reading Wake & Bake: “Baking” Your Concealer
We can all feel summer beginning to flood into our respective cities. New York is bright, warm, and sunny. I’m starting to see sandals and sundresses. With this change in weather, we need to also prepare for the hot, sticky, sweaty mess we all turn into when we’re frolicking beneath the summer sun. I just bought my first one, and I am thrilled. Dior’s Nude … Continue reading Fluid Foundations: Your Summer Swap
Listen up, oily-skinned ladies. Can you not wear foundation, because it cakes up as your oil seeps out of your skin throughout the day? Has no foundation, primer, or combination of both been able to keep the grease-beast under control? I know this was me for years, and I worked in beauty! I’ve got your solution, and it’s something I guarantee you have already. Blotting … Continue reading How to Get Foundation to Stick on Oily Skin
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
Blush. Pretty basic, right? Well, head over to a makeup counter, and you’ll see you have quite a few options to choose from. Let’s break down the different formulas, so you can choose what’s best for you. Powder: These are the most recognizable and easiest to use. Feel the formula with your fingers and read the packaging. The more finely milled the powder, the more … Continue reading Don’t Make Me Blush… Oh no, wait, DO!
Alright ladies, I know there are TONS of options for foundation out there, which can be overwhelming. Choosing the right foundation affects how the rest of your makeup will look. Who cares if you perfected the perfect smoky eye, if you can see that telltale delineation at your jaw line of a mismatched foundation? You get that, I’m sure. The problem is not that you … Continue reading Laying Your Foundation: The guide to determining what you’ll need for making your face smooth and even all day