My Quick Summer Makeup Routine

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I won't say I 'don't have time' because it's one of those bullshit 'I'm a mom' sort of excuses that drives me nuts. What I will say is that it isn't a priority to spend more than a few minutes getting ready for the day right now (especially if Whole … [Read more...]

Looking to Green Up Your Beauty Routine? Start Here.

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There's a pretty big bias against natural, mineral, and organic makeup in the world of cosmetics. As a Makeup Artist I know first hand that not too many pro kits are stocked with mineral lines (mine included) but I try to keep my personal routine on … [Read more...]

Makeup Before and After: Where to Get the Sold Out Eye Shadow Palette I Love

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I knew the girls from last weekend's wedding at the Four Seasons here in Denver which made my day even more fun than usual. Julie is 7 months pregnant (congrats!!) with her 2nd child so she has a great glow to her skin. We just evened her out and … [Read more...]

Makeup Before & After: To Contour or Not to Contour

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Before we all go nuts and start trying to contour ourselves into a contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, let's just take a moment and decide not how to contour but if to at all. Contouring was popularized by drag queens who sculpt definition into … [Read more...]

Makeup Before and After: A Perfect Example of Why Not to Cover Up Freckles

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Another day, another beautiful bride. Here's a recent trial run with the low down on her look. Lips: I combined a nude liner with tipsy, a LipSurgence light coral gloss from tarte to make her lips look a little fuller. These shiny glosses … [Read more...]