Makeup Tutorials

The 3D Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial!

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!

Products used:

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

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New Lana Del Rey Makeup Tutorial! Get her look from Glastonbury Festival!

Products used:
MAC Paint Bare Canvas $20
Chanel Quad Eyeshadow in “Dunes” $60
Dior Black Waterproof Eyeliner $30
Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Liner Black $28
Frends Lashes 747M
Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation $40
Dior Airflash Foundation $62
Illamasqua Under Eye Concealer $20
Dior Overcurl Mascara $28.50
Cle De Peau 221 Lip Luminizer $60
MAC Brow Fluidline Deep Dark Brunette $16
Kevyn Aucoin Contour Powder Medium $44+
Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Highlighter $44
MAC Margin Blusher $21

Dior Spoolie $25
NARS #13 Brush $45
Trish Brush 66 Cream Blender $33
Bobby Brown Full Coverage Foundation Brush $42+
Shiseido Foundation Brush $30
MAC 227 Large Fluff $32

Total Cost for this look: $680.50



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Farewell Drop Dead Diva! Here’s how to get Jane’s signature look!

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!

Products used:

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 (

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pro Palette
Cle de peau concealer (not mentioned)
Dior Airflash
Laura Mercier Loose Powder (not mentioned)
Dior Nude Tan 002 Sunlight Bronzer
La Prarie Blush (mixed)
Trish McEvoy Nude Essential Pencil
MAC Viva Glam V Gloss



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Makeup Mystery Theatre: Episode 4 (Starring GLEAM by Melanie Mills!)

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.

Products used: (I’ve posted links for Amazon users)
GLEAM by Melanie Mills Rose Gold Cream $40
GLEAM by Melanie Mills Rose Gold Powder $59
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer $44
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer $42
Make Up For Ever Face + Body Foundation $40
Marc Jacobs Remedy Concealer $39
MAC Mineralize Powder $32
La Prarie Cream Blush in coral and pink $140
MAC Perky Paint Pot $20
NYX Milk Pencil $4.50
Trish McEvoy Eyeshadow: Antique Rose $18
Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Eyeliner: Black $28
Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara $31
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow $20
MAC Wedge Shadow $15
MAC Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick (PRO) $16
MAC Neon Orange Lipstick (PRO) $16


GLEAM Body Brush $85
Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush $42
Smashbox Crease Brush $24
MAC 242 $25
NARS Kabuki Artisan Brush $50
Trish Brush 50 $28

TOTAL COST: $850.50

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!!


Marilyn Monroe’s Actual Lipstick Trick!

Here’s how to make any lipstick last all night thanks to Marilyn Monroe and her makeup artist Whitey!

I’m wearing the actual lipstick shade that Marilyn personally wore: Guerlain “Insolence” (previously named “Diabolique”).

Pretty cool that it’s still available! I purchased mine at Nordstrom.

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The Best Order to do your Makeup to Save Time in the Morning!

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!


STEP ONE (Eye Base):
Make Up For Ever Aquamatic

STEP TWO (Eyeshadow/Eyeliner):
Trish McEvoy Intense Gel Liner
Dior 5 Colour Designer 508 Nude Pink Design
(MAC 217 or Trish 30, Dior Eyeliner Brush)

STEP THREE (Mascara):
Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara

STEP FOUR (Triangle of Light):
Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift

STEP FIVE (Face Makeup i.e. foundation, tinted moisturizer..etc):
Japonesque Liquid Light 02
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 5.75
Beauty Blender

STEP SIX (Face Color- any powder/bronzer/blush/highlighter):
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Dior NudeTan Bronzer 002 Sunlight
MAC Margin Blusher
NARS Kabuki Brush

STEP SEVEN (Eyebrows):
Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow 15


*Sorry didn’t realize I sped through the liner! I was sick when editing this haha*

Trish McEvoy Barely Rose Lip Liner
Trish McEvoy Gorgeous Pink Essential Balm


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How to Correct Dark Circles Using Lipstick!

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.

Happy blending, bright eyes!

Products Used and Reviewed:

VueSet Lip Palette:
Dymo Label Maker:
Paw Palette:
Japonesque Foundation:
Beauty So Clean – YOU NEED THIS –
The Balm Concealer:
La Prarie Flamme/MAC So Chaud:

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Instantly Double Your Lashes by Adding Fibers!

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.

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Two Easy Ways to use Brow Pomade

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

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Makeup Mystery Theatre Episode 3: “Quit Texting me I’m Trying to get ready!” Face

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