Monday, April 6th, 2009

Summer Bridal Makeup Looks by Rick DiCecca

Estée Lauder has created a look for every bride. Whether your outdoor wedding calls for a natural look, or your nighttime celebration insists on dramatic eyes and bold lips, you can achieve your perfect bridal makeup using one of Rick’s four Bridal Styles: Natural, Classic, Dramatic, or Romantic.

To begin each look, prep your skin with your favorite Estée Lauder skincare products. Use a foundation brush to apply your shade of Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10 or Nutritious Vita-Mineral SPF 15 Makeup to even out skin tone for a flawless base. No matter what look you choose, be sure to apply Double Wear Eyeshadow Base from your lashline to the brow to ensure that your eyes stay fresh and glowing throughout the celebration.

Then try one of the four looks Rick DiCecca created! Continue reading →

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

How-to: Smokey Eyes

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral base), Electra eyeshadow (bright silver), Silver Ring (dark silver), Carbon eyeshadow (matte black), Shroom eyeshadow (highlighter), Graphblack technakohl (black), Blacktrack fluidline (black), Zoomlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Well Dressed blush (soft cool pink), Dior Rose Diamond Skin Shimmer (pink highlighter)
  • Lips: Sandy B lipstick (pinky nude), C-Thru lipglass (nude)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)

Quick Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply Electra eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Silver Ring eyeshadow to the middle of the lid, extending to the outer lid. Darken the outer lid with Carbon eyeshadow using the 239. Darken crease with Carbon eyeshadow using the 226. Sweep Shroom eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Smudge Silver Ring eyeshadow on the lower lash line using the 219 brush. Finish with Graphblack technakohl on lower lash line, Blacktrack fluidline on upper lash line, and Zoomlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Well Dressed blush using the 129, then highlight with Dior Rose Diamond Skin Shimmer with the 188. Apply Sandy B lipstick to lips, and then top with C-Thru lipglass for color and shine.

See step-by-step directionsContinue reading →

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Episode #5 of Be-YOU-tified is up featuring yours truly!! This episode’s focus was on how to cover up/minimize the appearance of dry skin and breakouts. I’m pleased to report my skin is back to normal and back to behaving :) Thanks to Koren for filming and editing!

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Live video tutorial for the bright look featured earlier today… And yay, it showed up in HD :) Which is just a little scary, LOL.

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Here’s the video tutorial I spoke of in the look post earlier today… As I mentioned, I’m really disappointed with the quality of the video from the Flip camera I was trying out. I’m going to use my other camera for the next video attempt, whenever that may be, I couldn’t tell ya ;) I hope you at least find it somewhat useful.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

This is a tutorial I did last November that I finally wrote up (I know, I know!), so you may or may not remember this look!

EYES

  • Gold Stroke pigment (Coppery brown)
  • Trophy Pink eyeshadow (bright medium pink)
  • Queen’s Jewel eyeshadow (dark blue-purple)
  • Silverwear eyeshadow (silvery)
  • Modern Heir eyeshadow (dark purple)
  • Ricepaper eyeshadow (neutral highlighter)
  • Feline kohl power (black liner)

CHEEKS

  • Don’t Be Shy blush (cool light pink)
  • Micro Pink beauty powder (neutral pink highlighter)

LIPS

  • Snob Appeal lipstick (frosty dark pink)
  • Contessa lipglass (shimmery pastel pink-mauve)

DUPES

  • Gold Stroke = Copper (metal)
  • Trophy Pink = Da Bling
  • Queen’s Jewel = Parfait Amour
  • Modern Heir = Contrast
  • Silverwear = Electra
  • Feline = Graphblack
  • Don’t Be Shy = Well Dressed
  • Snob Appeal = Bombshell
  • Contessa = Nico


We are using the Cool Eyes Palette from Holiday ’07.

See the step-by-step process! Continue reading →