Fashionable pink eye

This subdued take on fashion week's bright eyes, bold lips has been adapted for everyday Orlando wear. Color was layered over a natural look of the same day. Inspired by previous couture makeup trends, this look is soft and subtle enough for work.



  • Preparations: Neutrogena moisturizer; Blistex lip balm; Studio Fix Fluid Foundation; Studio Sculpt Concealer; Studio Fix Powder.

  • Eyes: Shadow - Yogurt under brow, Malt in inner corner of upper lid to center of lid, Wedge in outer corner and remaining part of the lid, Concrete in crease; Molasses liner in a very thin line on upper lid above lash line; Wedge in inner corner under lower lash line, Concrete in outer corner of lower lash line.

  • Cheeks: Studio Fix Fluid Foundation two shades darker than skin tone and normal shade in hollow of cheek.

  • Lips: Stripdown lip liner, Curiositease lipstick, Cultured lip glass.

Now for the color...
Lime Crime Abracadabra was patted on the eyelids with a stiff bristle brush. MAC Cosmetics Coy Girl was added to the apples of the cheeks. Lime Crime lipsticks in Cosmopop and Countessa Fluorescent were layered over the lips.

This look is very simple and nice to wear daily. To spice up the color scheme for evenings, just layer the new color over the old, and the definition from the original scheme should add depth to the new color. If you would like to adapt this look using Mary Kay, Avon, Maybelline, or any other brand, you can schedule a consultation to discuss how you can make the most of your makeup and your best colors. WalmartTargetCVS, and other similar places offer cosmetics at affordable prices.

Unless otherwise stated, all products are from MAC Cosmetics, which can be purchased at the MAC store in Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia as well as some major department stores or online.

A Jennifer Lopez spin on natural beauty


If you recall my series about natural beauty and makeup to enhance the same, you will remember the simple steps I referenced to make it seem as if you are barely wearing makeup at all. In my other article about enhancing natural features, I walked you through how to achieve the minimalist makeup look. The photograph of Jennifer Lopez, taken by Michael Loccisano of Getty Images, shows a similar natural look. However, Jennifer Lopez uses eyeliner on her lower lid to draw more attention to her eyes. Depending on eye shape, this can make eyes appear too small or even beady. Her eyebrows appear naturally sculpted with possibly brow liner or powder.

American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez, still looks simple, natural, and sexy. This is an example of how makeup can enhance your features without being too much. Sometimes less is more, and in Orlando, less makeup equals less melting in the hot sun. You can create a similar look by using the products and technique listed below. Try experimenting and adding bits of color in various places to create your own style and add pops of color.

  • Preparations: Neutrogena moisturizer; Blistex lip balm; Studio Fix Fluid Foundation; Studio Sculpt Concealer; Studio Fix Powder.

  • Eyes: Shadow - Yogurt under brow, Malt in inner corner of upper lid to center of lid, Wedge in outer corner and remaining part of the lid, Concrete in crease; Molasses liner in a very thin line on upper lid above lash line; Wedge in inner corner under lower lash line, Concrete in outer corner of lower lash line.

  • Cheeks: Studio Fix Fluid Foundation two shades darker than skin tone and normal shade in hollow of cheek.

  • Lips: Stripdown lip liner, Curiositease lipstick, Cultured lip glass.

If you would like to adapt this look using Mary Kay, Avon, Maybelline, or any other brand, you can schedule a consultation to discuss how you can make the most of your makeup and your best colors. WalmartTargetCVS, and other similar places offer cosmetics at affordable prices.

Unless otherwise stated, all products are from MAC Cosmetics, which can be purchased at the MAC store in Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia as well as some major department stores or online.


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Superbowl recipes for your face - prepare to party


With the Superbowl tomorrow, many of us are getting ready for parties. We want to make sure we are sporting our best skins! Here are a few home remedies and treatments to try.

Acne Treatment:
  • Take uncoated aspirin, dissolve it in a little hot water. Once dissolved, apply to the affected areas and rinse with lukewarm water after a few minutes. For intense treatment, you can leave it on overnight. However, be careful as this formula may be drying to the skin.  A little tingling is normal, so do not freak out. Some people may opt to mix a little witch hazel, aloe vera, plain yogurt, egg white, or tea tree oil. Try a mix that works best for you and your skin's needs.

  • Plain, white toothpaste can also be applied to the infected area(s) and left overnight.
  • If you have lemons, you can apply pure lemon juice onto the affected area and leave overnight. If the acid is too harsh for your skin, try diluting the lemon juice with a little water and rinsing it off after about ten minutes.

Concealing a monsterous zit:
  • When doing makeup for a bridal party, the bride discovered a huge zit on her back. Someone in her party suggested the put a couple of drops of Visine on it. The redness disappeared and made it easier to conceal by applying concealer over it. Visine is not just for red eye!

Next step, makeup application. Since it is a party, and you will be involved with festivities for the better part of the day, make sure you keep your skin cleansed and hydrated. Keep your makeup light to avoid clogging pores. A nice, light moisturizing foundation to use is Mac Cosmetics Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15, which can be purchased at the Mac Store in Florida Mall, the Mac Pro Shop in Mall at Millenia, and in some major department stores.

A healthy skin care regimen can also prepare you for your Valentines Day dates, so wash and hydrate regularly for radiant skin!


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Makeup should enhance your features


Makeup should enhance natural beauty not completely transform it day to day. A good philosophy is, "If a man does not like what you look like in the morning, why would he want to wake up to you every day for the rest of his life?" Sure, it is fun to change your look on occasion, but if you change it everyday, what will be special about you when there is a specific event such as an anniversary or party?

This is the first in a series depicting the adaptation of makeup to create different looks but still be natural. Some of these looks are inspired by couture, runway, and Orlando in general. We have sun, fun, and warm weather, so what can we create to reflect an Orlando style? That will come later in the series. Today is a nice, neutral look with minimal makeup.

  • Preparations: Neutrogena moisturizer; Blistex lip balm; Studio Fix Fluid Foundation; Studio Sculpt Concealer; Studio Fix Powder.

  • Eyes: Shadow - Yogurt under brow, Malt in inner corner of upper lid to center of lid, Wedge in outer corner and remaining part of the lid, Concrete in crease; Molasses liner in a very thin line on upper lid above lash line; Wedge in inner corner under lower lash line, Concrete in outer corner of lower lash line.

  • Cheeks: Studio Fix Fluid Foundation two shades darker than skin tone and normal shade in hollow of cheek.

  • Lips: Stripdown lip liner, Curiositease lipstick, Cultured lip glass.

This look is very simple and nice to wear daily. To spice up the color scheme for evenings, just layer the new color over the old, and the definition from the original scheme should add depth to the new color. If you would like to adapt this look using Mary Kay, Avon, Maybelline, or any other brand, you can schedule a consultation to discuss how you can make the most of your makeup and your best colors. Walmart,TargetCVS, and other similar places offer cosmetics at affordable prices.

Unless otherwise stated, all products are from MAC Cosmetics, which can be purchased at the MAC store in Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia as well as some major department stores or online.


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Bright eyes, average city


Some couture trends are not fashionable for Orlando. We have become a city where comfortable is our sad mediocrity. Although, makeup should merely enhance natural beauty, there are times when makeup can be fun. Orlando makeup artists often lose sight of this when creating looks. Clients are not open and daring.

Let us see what we can create when inspired by previous couture makeup trends, while keeping it tame enough for many employers. This spring is said to bring bright, bold colors on lips and/or eyes but not both simultaneously.

  • Face: generic moisturizer; Studio Fix Fluid; Studio Sculpt Concealer.

  • Eyes:
    • Left: Chromographic Pencil (Process Cyan); Engraved PowerPoint Eye Pencil. It is helpful to line the area before coloring it. Chromographic pencils are rich with pigment, so be careful and have eye makeup remover handy in case you make a mistake.

    • Right: True Chartreuse loose powder pigment; Engraved PowerPoint Eye Pencil. Again, it is easier to start with lining the area then filling it with color. A stiff bristle brush was used to pat on the powder until desired hue.

  • Cheeks: bare.

  • Lips: Vino Lip Liner.

This look is fun, but it is advisable to color both eyes the same. It is a great look under glasses, because there is a hint of bold color that is mysteriously hidden behind eyewear.
Unless otherwise stated, all products are from MAC Cosmetics, which can be purchased at the MAC store in Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia as well as some major department stores or online.


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Lime Crime Valentine's Day specials


Lime Crime is offering a 25% discount in honor of Valentine's day. Since Lime Crime is not available in Orlando, their products can be purchased from their website. At checkout, enter the code "LOVE" to receive the discount. Some great Valentine eye shadow colors are: Nymph, Abracadabra, and Siren. Lipsticks to complete the look would be Retrofuturist or Centrafuchsia or both.

Classic look:
Sweep Nymph under brow bone and inner corner of both top and bottom lids. Use Abracadabra in the outer corner of the top lid to fill in the rest of the lid but not extending above the crease. Use Siren in the crease. FInish with mascara, eyeliner, and apply Retrofuturist lipstick straight from the tube. Abracadabra can also be used as blush.

Evening look:
Follow the steps of the classic look, but also add Abracadabra under the lower lid. Siren can be used as blush.

Dramatic look:
Follow the steps of the classic and evening looks, then add more Siren to outline the eyes, and apply a thick line of black liner on upper and lower lid, close to the lash line. Centrafuchsia can be added to bare lips or just in the center on top of Retrofuturist.

To vary these looks but still maintain a Valentine flair, you can use Lime Criminal, Mischief Managed, and/or Medusa. For a softer look, you can use Cupcake Thief. All of these colors are fun and vibrant, so go off and explore the world of color, Orlando!


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