Fall Beauty Must-Haves for Makeup, Skin & Hair

Fall Beauty Must-Haves

Chicago weather has been very generous to us so far this season, but as the air gets cooler and the leaves turn bright shades of red, orange, and yellow I get super inspired to update my beauty essentials. Plus, around this time of year my skin and hair gets a little more drier and requires a little more maintenance. And with all the beautiful fall colors in my face I couldn’t help but to add […]

Foundation Options for Sheer to Light Coverage

Foundation Options for a Sheer to Light Coverage

Foundation comes in all types of formulas and several different coverages. You have your full coverage, medium, light, and sheer. Which one works best for you? Well, that depends on your skin needs. I remember when I first started doing makeup I always went for the full coverage foundations and I used it all over my face, even in places where I didn’t even need it. Full coverage foundation definitely came in handy when I […]

How To Tell When You’re Wearing Too Much Makeup

How To Tell If You're Wearing Too Much Makeup

As a makeup artist I know when it’s good to pack on the foundation and when not to. Not saying I’m an expert, but I kinda am. Trust, you don’t need 5 layers of foundations just to go to dinner. Not unless that dinner is for a photoshoot with Vogue and the photographer isn’t going to retouch the final images…and even then, that’s still overkill. Speaking from experience and from my own embarrassing moments I […]

Traveling With Makeup: Pro Packing Tips

Traveling With Makeup: Pro Packing Tips

To pack or not to pack… that is the question when it comes to traveling with makeup. Well, at least for me it is. Inspired by the movie “Girls Trip”, which if you haven’t seen by now, you need to hurry to the movies. You’ll definitely be in for a treat. It’s surprisingly funny AND sentimental. Any movie that can have me crying and laughing is a winner in my book. It’s. Really. Good! After […]

5 Tips to Brighten Your Eyes For That “No Makeup” Look

5 Tips to Brighten Your Eyes For That "No Makeup" Look

Don’t you just hate when you wanna have a “no makeup & go” day but your tired looking eyes have you looking & feeling like the walking dead? Ugh! I hate those days and sometimes it doesn’t even matter how much sleep I get or don’t get, my eyes, Erykah and Badu, just wanna be bag ladies. Usually, I go straight to my full face makeup routine thinking, “oh well, I guess it’s not one […]