Basic Makeup Class

I taught such a fun class this past weekend! It was a basic makeup class designed for a group of high school girls that I know. Most of the girls in the class are also in a painting class that I take. My friend Marilyn teaches the painting class, and we get together monthly to…

clean makeup brushes

Washing your makeup brushes

What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without washing your hair? A week? A month? If you’re a makeup brush, the likelihood is that you’ve never been washed at all. I often do private makeup applications for people, and they love to get my advice about their makeup bags. It is always shocking to me when…

sea salt

DIY Salt Scrub

Ever since we got back from Israel I’ve been thinking about the Dead Sea and its effects. After just one visit my skin felt clearer and softer than ever. It got me thinking: how come I don’t use salt more often? I decided to experiment with making a skin scrub. After using it for a…

glitter lip gloss

Glittah!

On Friday I did some makeup for a charity event called Friends of the Family, which was a lot of fun! It’s organized by TV therapist Stacy Kaiser, and benefits families who are in trouble both financially and emotionally. Some of the kids in the program were performing, and I was putting glitter and lip…

The Dead Sea

I just got back from an amazing trip to Israel! While I am jet lagged to the point of feeling narcoleptic, I had to tell you about my experience at the Dead Sea. My partner and I joined my parents for a one night stay at a hotel, and we spent most of our time…

Getting your face to glow

One of my favorite ways to exfoliate is also the cheapest. Use a washcloth! I’m surprised that more people don’t know about this. Take any clean soft towel, wet it with warm water, and just gently massage your face with it. The towel will help to scrub off dead skin and leave you glowing! This…

MAC Naked Lunch Eyeshadow

So I’ve been going through my kit today, trying to narrow down my list of favorite products. This is not easy for a makeup artist, you should know. However, there was one eyeshadow that I immediately reach for more often than not with clients. It’s called Naked Lunch, and it’s a powder eyeshadow from MAC.…