Kicky Blue (yes, that’s its name!) eyeshadow for a wedding? Yes, for this wedding, the union of a friend, makeup artist, Painted Ladies contributor, and all-around cool person, nothing less would do! Congrats, newlyweds.
Base: L’Oreal Studio Secrets No. 1
Lid: MAC Kicky Blue (from a Liza [...]
Before I get to the down and dirty of this post, I have to call myself out for overuse of the word “fierce”. Looking through the recent videos on Painted Ladies TV, everything is fierce. Fierce shadows, fierce blending, fierce lips. Fierce, fierce, fierce!
I need to go to vocabulary rehab.
Continuing yesterday’s hilarity, Nicole and I moved on to her collection of OCC Lip Tars, which is another product I’d never tried.
They are SUPER pigmented, and it’s incredible just how little of the product you need to get full coverage on your lips. The possibilities are endless with Lip Tars - [...]
Before I get on to the subject of today’s Breakdown, one thing you need to know is this: when Painted Ladies Expert Nicole Valentine and I get together, hilarity always ensues.
Whether it’s my son trying to climb into her fish tank, or me insisting on her bleaching out the front of [...]
The number one thing I can tell someone who wants to have a career as a makeup artist is to have confidence in yourself. This industry is very competitive and if you don’t think you are the best at what you do, other people will be able to [...]
Yesterday I picked up the brand new the L’oreal True Match Roller Foundation and I was curious to try it out. The commercial makes it look amazing, but surely it couldn’t’ be that good.
Of course I immediately opened it up and tried on the foundation. [...]
Where we’d left off in Part II, the models were fully glamorized and ready to face the camera.
Step 3: Photography
Three photographers were on hand, including yours truly as well as Daniel A.V., who is stunningly [...]
What are some good Fall makeup colors?! I’m a more neutral color/earth tone kinda girl – any suggestions?
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Nicole Valentine: Fall is the season of changing colors, crisp weather, and piling on those sweaters, so for keeping the changes in mind, keep your makeup soft and choose colors [...]
PL: Can you give a peek into some trendy looks you’ve seen on the scene lately?
NV: I guess it depends on where you live, but in the Los Angeles-area, there are two main makeup trends. The first is a heavier application of makeup, but blended so it doesn’t look like you’re really wearing [...]
1. Brushes: As far as brushes go, most of my brushes are MAC. They all have a pretty reasonable price point and such a wide variety. Also, Bobbi Brown and Armani have some great ones.
Armani’s foundation brush is the best one I have used. It has a short handle and [...]