Favorite Products For Summer!

Here are some of my favorite beauty products that I absolutely love!

1. Theorie Argan OIl Ultimate Reform Shampoo and Conditioner

This is a great shampoo and conditioner for thin, dry and damaged hair. I received a good sized sample set from Folica.com when I ordered some hair tools. If you're like me and have been processing your hair with chemicals for many many years, your hair is probably in need of some TLC products. Both the Theorie shampoo & conditioner are sulfate free and contain argan oil, a natural conditioner. They leave my hair shiny, smooth, tangle-free and voluminous. The scent smells awesome, and I love the easy to use pump-bottle! I've tried other conditioners but this one is the best one I've ever tried to detangle my balayaged hair. The products are pretty concentrated so one bottle will last me a whole year for my shoulder-length hair.
Shampoo available here. Conditioner available here.


2. Nutiva Coconut Oil

This virgin coconut oil is non-GMO and organic! I normally use Perricone M.D. moisturizer, but seemed like they changed their formula and I was wanting to use something else on the fly. I opened up my kitchen cabinet and decided to use this coconut oil as an all-natural anti-aging moisturizer for the face and body. It could also be used as an ingredient for DIY hair masks and brown sugar scrubs. I also use coconut oil for cooking! So versatile! I love it!
Nutiva Coconut Oil comes in many sizes here.


3. Senna Slipcover Palette

For the professional makeup artist! This palette was originally developed to do Bette Midler's makeup in Gypsy, earning artist Eugenia Weston an Emmy. This oil-free foundation palette provides silky, buildable coverage and can be used wet or dry. You can trust this foundation to not break out your clients!
Purchase here.


4. RCMA Foundation Palette

This is another pro product that has quickly become an essential in my kit. This palette does not contain mineral oil!  I love to use this with a damp sponge or beauty blender on clients. Great for makeup on dudes as well for male grooming.
Available here.


5. Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronzer Perfect Tan

This over-sized bronzer comes in one universal shade: Tantric 102. The color is mostly matte, but has a slight sheen to it that adds a beautiful healthy glow. It is great for bronzing or contouring the face, and the large pan is also great for bronzing the body. For medium skin tones.
Available here.


6. The Face Shop Oil Control Water Cushion

This is a BB cushion from the Korean brand The Face Shop. A BB Cushion is a compact that holds liquid product, which makes quick applications and on-the-go touch ups possible. This BB cream is SPF 50 medium to full coverage is sweat and water-resistant. It dries down to a semi-matte finish with a natural sheen. Great for summer!
Available here.


7. NARS Taj Mahal Blush

This is my all-time favorite blush for women with deep complexions. It is also a beautiful summery color for medium and tan skin tones!
Available here.


8. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

This is one of my favorite foundation primers! It is a great base to achieve a dewy skin look. Before foundation, I like to apply it everywhere on the face except for the T-zone. I use a mattifying primer on the T-zone instead. The radiance primer can be found here.

2016 Spring Beauty Trends

We are absolutely enthralled with this season's makeup and hair trends! Here are a few of our favorites for guys and girls that we can't get enough of!

BLUSH TONED EYE MAKEUP: Rosy pinks and peach tones offer a refreshing break from every day neutral tones, and can be easily transformed into an edgy evening look.

 

 

THE LOB: This chic in-between length is short enough for easy maintenance, but long enough to wear styled up or down. Looks great sleek and straight, or with beachy waves!

 

 

FRESH SKIN: Perfected, natural and luminous skin looks great in person and in front of the camera! Trick others into thinking "I woke up like this" with a natural to satin finish foundation. Some of my favorite products are Laura Mercier Radiance Primer (applied everywhere except the T-zone) and foundations such as Face Atelier, NARS, Senna.....and RCMA (used with a damp beauty blender).

 

 

THE SLEEK PONYTAIL: This hairstyle is perfect for the girl on the go. A sleek pony can be worn day to night and looks good with all outfits and makeup looks.

 

 

 

COLORED LINER AND CORAL LIPS: This pretty day look is great for spring and summer. Bold blue and teal eyeliner is a great pop of color with a winged liner look or on the lower lash line. Pair it with a soft pink or coral lip for a wearable, colorful look.

 

 

THE POMPADOUR: This trendy, slicked back hairstyle is flattering for all face shapes! 

 

 

DEEP PARTED COMBOVER: This modern take on a timeless hairstyle for men is also flattering on all face shapes and all ages. Another handsome, polished look!

Monsterpalooza FX Convention

I had a great time attending Monsterpalooza in LA this year! This was the first FX convention I have ever attended. I have a much deeper appreciation for all character and special effects makeup now after taking a custom prosthetics class at the beginning of this year. Check out these photos I took from the show!