Makeup Tutorials

Trish McEvoy Makeup Tutorial & Review

So many of my essentials for myself, and my clients are by Trish McEvoy. I wanted to challenge myself to use all one line to do my face and show how great it is. The only thing I used that wasn’t Trish is the brow product (simply because I don’t yet own the Trish Brow Pencil!). What other brands do you want to see featured in a “One Brand Challenge” video?

Products used are:

Eye Base Essentials “Bare” (most popular color) http://amzn.to/1gkRWUM
Instant Eye Lift http://amzn.to/1ewK1Sb
Intense Gel Pencil http://amzn.to/1ffhLB0
Lash Curling Mascara http://amzn.to/1gaUF26
Treatment Foundation http://amzn.to/1gkSdHp
Face Shaper http://amzn.to/1lbBzfA
Barely Rose Lipliner http://amzn.to/1jk3ENo
Precious Pink Lipstick http://amzn.to/1dag7Vl

How to Wear Eyeliner as Eyeshadow

This is something I’ve done since I started wearing makeup. I think it’s an easy way to get a professional looking eye with very little work. Try it at home with your favorite gel liners! For more drama try black smudged out with a pop of shimmer in the center. Don’t forget to blend your edges!

(My earrings are Kathleen Whitaker and purchased from Mohawk General Store in Silverlake neighborhood of LA)

Products used:
Laura Mercier Eye Base
MAC Dark Diversion Gel Liner (applied with MAC 219 Brush, Blended with MAC 217 Brush)
Dior 5 Color Designer Palette in Pink Design
Dior Waterproof Eyeliner in Black
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara
Brows are Dior Brow Pencil in Sable
Foundation I mixed myself, Concealer is Clarins Instant Concealer
Contour is Napoleon Perdis Boudoir Mist Look 3
Blush is Kryolan Cream Blush Palette
Lips are Soar Liner (MAC) with Rouge Dior 123 Lipstick

 

Makeup Mystery Theatre Episode 2: Concert Makeup!

I love these MMT videos because you’re in for the surprise along with me. When you’ve been doing makeup as long as I have or get to the point of owning as much makeup as I do, it almost makes it harder to plan out looks because there are so many choices! It’s like trying to order something at the Cheesecake factory.

Once I turn my camera on, all bets are off. I like the way this look turned out, I got tons of compliments that day and it was great seeing some old friends that night, I felt like a rockstar.
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Products used:

Eyes:
Trish McEvoy 24HR Shadow Pen: Cream
Smashbox Trio Shadow: Lithos
Sugarpill Shadow: Bulletproof
MAC Shadow: Greensmoke
MAC Pro Longwear Shadow: Uninterrupted
Dior Artpen
Chanel Le Volume Mascara

Face:
YSL Concealer
Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift
Temptu Concealer Wheel
Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation
Dior Airflash Foundation
Chanel Les Beiges 40 Powder
MAC Peaches Blush
MAC Margin Blush
MAC Golden Bronze Loose Bronzer

Brows:
Anastasia Pro Brow Palette

Lips:
MAC Soar Liner
Rouge Dior 123 Lipstick
Chanel Gloss 121 Beige Guitar
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Olivia Pope (Scandal) Makeup Tutorial

I love the makeup Olivia (Kerry Washington) wears in Scandal! It’s always a bit smokey yet conservative. Here’s how to achieve the subtle, matte smokey eye that is sure to turn heads, maybe even a president’s!

Products:
Stila One Step Corrector: http://amzn.to/1iCzPbN
Smashbox Undereye Primer: http://amzn.to/1iCzTrR

Trish Eye Base: http://amzn.to/1gkRWUM
Trish Intense Gel Liner: http://amzn.to/1ffhLB0
Smashbox Trio in Filter: http://amzn.to/1mw5grT
Mac Eyeshadow Saddle: http://amzn.to/1hcwmkq
Trish Lash Curling Mascara: http://amzn.to/1gaUF26

Trish Instant Eye Lift: http://amzn.to/1ewK1Sb
Bobbi Brown Concealer: http://amzn.to/1lnMfI3
Armani Fluid Sheer 10: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/giorgio-armani-fluid-sheer/3008292
Dior Capture Totale Foundation
YSL Creme de Blush 3: http://amzn.to/1dtZhB2
NARS Laguna Bronzer: http://amzn.to/1mw5m2U
Chantecaille Natural Pencil: http://amzn.to/OWEmLX
NARS Chelsea Girls Lip Laquer: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nars-lip-lacquer/2893789

What “dark circles” really are and how you can lose them!

Dark Circles are a pain in the ass! They happen due to blood pooling under the thin skin below our eyes. Here’s how to fix them!

Products:
Clarisonic Opal (not shown): http://amzn.to/1dr6T7v
La Prarie Anti Aging Eye Cream with Platinum Wand
Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift: http://amzn.to/1ewK1Sb
Dior Skinflash

Trish McEvoy Liquid Face Color

Trish McEvoy Treatment Foundation (and in case you are wondering why the color looks wack- I had just done a self tan treatment on my body and the color hadn’t set in yet. Near the end of the video you’ll see how it matches)

Lipliner is Bobbi Brown’s Ballet Pink: http://amzn.to/1kZwvbz

Thanks for watching!

What the heck am I doing teaching hair?!

Hell has frozen over everyone. I, Megan Dugan, queen of the original sock-bun has a hair tutorial. I learned this style from my new hair guru Lauren Clark, a stylist at Robert Vetica salon located in the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. I have always thought the best red carpet look is long, flowing hair perfectly waved to the side. I’ve never figured it out and always gave myself “mom hair” (no offense to moms), you know, random curls that look like bad homecoming ‘do’s? Curls have never been in my favor and my natural waves make me look somewhat homeless, or like a just released inmate.

The trick to this style is setting the curls, and FINGER STYLING. I never knew about finger styling until recently, and it’s changed everything. To get this trick at home, follow along!

Products needed:

Leonor Greyl Mousse
http://amzn.to/1gTse60

Alterna Caviar CC CREAM FOR YOUR HAIR!!
http://amzn.to/1mXsXL0

1″ wand (I typed wang 3 times on accident)
http://amzn.to/NW9jz6 – The same one I have

Elnett Hairspray
http://amzn.to/1q9Gtdx

Wide tooth comb
http://amzn.to/1ic2keM

The famous Mason Pearson: INDULGE! http://amzn.to/1nfXv7m

A few of my favorite things… from Trish McEvoy!

trish mcevoy cosmetics

If I’ve ever done your makeup I’ve surely used Trish product on you. The brand, solely owned by Trish herself, is constantly adapting and becoming a household name. What sets Trish aside from other brands is the education behind the product. That’s why I have been so drawn to it over the years. Besides that, every product works wonders and is designed for women to be able to use even if they aren’t naturall blessed with the makeup gene. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a pro makeup artist, there are essentials that beat out every other brand and I show them in my newest tutorial.

 

 

Why I love creme blush (you should too!).

Next time you’re on the hunt for a blush, challenge yourself and pick up a creme one. You can apply them with almost any type of foundation brush (a small stipple brush is my favorite) or your fingers.

My current and all time favorite creme blushes are:

La Prarie, Chanel, YSL, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, MAC Creme Blush and NARS Multiple Sticks.

Check out my demo for more tips!

Ridiculously Easy Smokey Eye Tutorial

WingedSmokeyEye

via MDMAmakeup on Instagram

I am pretty good with being able to understand problems people have with makeup. I’m very blessed that I just have always seemed to get how to hold my skin to apply eyeliner, what faces to make when doing my brows.. it just comes natural. I realize about 75% of people who use makeup don’t have those built in makeup superpowers. That’s okay! You should still be able to give yourself a sultry eye without a visit to the makeup counter. Here’s how!

Products used:

Laura Mercier Eye Base: Wheat
http://amzn.to/1oj7k5U

Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow: Burnt (I think I said brown) Sugar
http://amzn.to/1gsCnGT

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre: Mirifique
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/chanel-illusion-dombre-long-wear-luminous-eyeshadow/3196939?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=1046&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_2_C

MAC Pigment: Naked, Reflects Gold (MAC Store Only)
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mac-pigment/3080074?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=60140410&fashionColor=&resultback=176&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_C

Dior Art Pen Liner
http://amzn.to/1eT5STE

NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner: Rue Saint Honore
http://amzn.to/1dGZhqO

YSL Faux Cils Mascara: #5 (Best EVER)
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/yves-saint-laurent-volume-effet-faux-cils-mascara/2810921?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=227&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_1_A

MAC Brow Gel Pot: Dirty Blonde
Was limited edition, can be replaced with Color of your choice in Anastasia Dipbrow