Friday, August 19, 2011



What makes you blush?  Is it that first kiss?  Is it an embarrassing moment?

"A BLUSH is modesty's first impulse and sophistication's afterthought"

I love when women have the "just pinched look" on their cheeks.  The natural glow.  Most makeup artists prefer a cream blush over a powder as it has longer staying power, especially in HOT climates.  I love ANY and all blush.

Women in their teens & 20's focus solely on their eyes.  After 30, we wear less and less.  Women's allergies and sensitivities grow and they tend to wear less on their eyes.  Their focus shifts to skincare, cheeks, and lips.

Swap a little color on the apples or just above the apples of the cheeks up into the temples.  Apply foundation, bronzer where the sun hits, BLUSH, and then a finishing powder to set.  You can add a highlighter on the orbital bone when you feel like a little shimmer.

Here are a few of my faves:
"Cha Cha" cream blush

I use Bare Escentual's "Laughter", "Vintage Peach", "Fruit Cocktail", and a few MAC blushes as well.

"When a girl ceases to blush, she has lost the most powerful charm of her beauty"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

::Beneath the Makeup::

"Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world."
-Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

::Summer's Shimmer::

::Summer's Shimmer::

One of my ALL TIME faves::
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick!

Gearing up for Summer..(yes in Seattle, it has just began), shimmer is in the air.

Sweep on the cheekbones, or as a highligher under the brow bone..I do BOTH!  Use as a topical shimmer on top of lipstick as well..

There is even a body one!

Available in 5 different colors; Pink Quartz, Nectar, Rose, Bronze (my fave), & Beige.
$39 and totally worth it!

I really love the look of when you see someone turn their cheek and it just glistens.  Applying on the decollete can really enhance a women's skintone.

See this video on Bobbi's application..

This is a STAPLE in my makeup wardrobe and should be in every woman's!

It even comes in a set..note: the synthetic brush is key..

Happy Summer!!