I posted some pics on my Instagram a few weeks ago and had people asking how I achieved my eyeshadow look. This is a good technique to practice even if you don’t do the same colors, or make it as dark and rich as I did. It’s a cool twist on the smokey eye and so I made an easy follow along tutorial for you to practice at home with. I hope you enjoy! If you post your look on twitter or instagram please hashtag me #mdmamakeup so I can see how it turned out!
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base NYX Milk Pencil
Smashbox Lithos Eyeshadow Quad Trish McEvoy Mahogany Eyeshadow
Sugarpill TAKO Eyeshadow
Dior Art Pen
(Layered Tarte, Diorshow Overcurl and Trish McEvoy Lash Curling .. i don’t know why I did that, it just seemed like a good idea)
2 Blender Brushes (Trish Brush 29 or MAC 217 would be perfect)
1 Laydown Brush (Trish Brush 40 or Mac 239 would be perfect)
1 Eyeliner smudge brush (Dior Eyeliner Brush)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Jouer Matte Tinted Moisturizer
Chanel Les Beiges
La Prarie Blush Kevyn Aucoin Contour Powder
YSL Rouge Volupte Pearl (Discontinued)
Dior 123 Lipstick
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow #15
Drop Dead Diva recently ended. It’s was such a guilty pleasure of mine!! The main character, Jane Bingum, wore a plum-toned smokey eye in every episode, even when she slept. Here’s my rendition of how to recreate her signature look on yourself.
I can’t wait to see more of Brooke Elliot (actress who played Jane) in the future!
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer YSL Cherry Black Gel Eyeliner Lancome Color Designer Palette in Violet Sweetheart Dior Plum Eyeliner Chanel Le Volume 747M Lashes (www.frendsbeauty.com)
I love love love GLEAM by Melanie Mills! I attribute it to me getting into the Golden Globes’ Weinstein after party with no questions asked. In today’s #MMT I had plans to be outdoors, doing something near the beach with a very good looking friend 😉 I wanted to do something that would look great yet stay appropriate.
Something new I think is important and different is saying the total price for the look. No one really talks about how much investment goes into making even the easiest look. It is not to brag but more so set realistic ideas of what luxury makeup costs. A lot of people expect makeup done for free or very cheap not realizing how much it costs to be a working makeup artist. I think it’s important for people wanting to be makeup artists as well, luckily a lot of products are available at pro discounts but most ultra lux products are not (i.e. ysl, trish, dior, la prarie). Start budgeting!!
I often get asked what order to do makeup. Foundation first? Concealer before or after foundation?
In this video I break down the 8 steps to a flawless face and do my own makeup along the way. Write these down on a post-it and stick to your vanity. Do makeup however you like, just in this order and I guarantee you’ll save a ton of time and have better results every day!
Here’s a trick I learned years ago and still use from time to time. Makeup artists take note! For most of you, if you’re only doing your own makeup it may be easier to just purchase a corrector in your tone. I like this trick because my skin tone fluctuates and I can mix with any shade concealer for a custom blend.
So Chaud by MAC is my all time favorite lipstick for doing this trick- I just couldn’t think of the name while recording. Any red/orange lipstick should do the trick. Make sure it’s an orange red vs a pink red.
I was recently at Naimie’s replenishing on some items for my kit when I stumbled upon this secret weapon of a product. It’s called Fast Lash by Japonesque.
Don’t get sucked into this Younique hype, any pro makeup artist is rolling their eyes at that company and companies like it.
If you’re wanting longer, fuller lashes permanently I recommend a growth serum such as Latisse, Trish McEvoy Lash Enhancer or NuLash.
For every once in a while this is fun for an extra boost. Be careful when applying as the brush is loaded with fibers. Since this video, I’ve been using disposable wands in the tube to put less bulk of the fibers on the lash.
People are really paying attention to brows these days. I’ve always said they are a lady’s best accessory! Most of you know about brow pencils and powders but there’s a newer product out now and it’s my favorite- Brow Pomade! Whether you have nice brows and just want them groomed and defined or you’re like me and have very thin brows and need all the help you can get, here’s how to use the stuff!
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow (I’m using shade 15)
Lauren Luke Angled Eyeliner Brush (Trish #50 or MAC 266 also great- I just used the first one I pulled)
Sonia Kashuk Spoolie
Concealer of your choice and flat synthetic brush
Follow me on Instagram @MDMAmakeup for daily pics and tricks!
Want a perfect daytime makeup look? This one is work appropriate as well. I used lots of NARS in this episode of MMT.
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Applied with Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer
MAC Select Cover Up
MAC Golden Bronzer Loose (Applied with NARS Kabuki Ita)
Trish McEvoy Eye Base in Bare
MAC Samoa Silk Eye Shadow
MAC Sketch Eye Shadow
Chanel Le Volume Mascara
Anastasia Pro Brow Palette (Applied with MAC 266 Angle Brush)
NARS Rikugien Lip Stain Pencil
NARS Born this Way LTL Gloss