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5 Great Makeup Artist Tools You Can Use

December 1st, 2011

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By Kathy, Makeup Artist

Kathy was born a long, long time ago in the Sonoma Valley in California but grew up in the South, which is where she resides currently. Her passion for makeup goes back to when she taught her babysitter to curl her eyelashes at the ripe age of six! When Kathy was 13, she received her own makeup set–she says she looked like a cross between Stevie Nicks and Rocky Horror, but “it was the 1970s, so no one noticed.”


5 Great Makeup Artist Tools You Can Use

I’ve decided that I have just one mission in my makeup writing life: to make makeup accessible. To do this, I’d like to start by giving everyone a list of handy tools. I use these every time that I do my own makeup or anyone else’s. I guarantee that everyone has some of them, though probably not all, so I’ll give some sources if you’d like to get them.

Baby Wipes

These are so useful that you’ll wonder how you got along without them. They can clean a work area, spot clean brushes, and even correct makeup mistakes. They don’t contain enough cleanser to remove more than a stray liner mark or tighten up an outer eye, but they also won’t bleed through your skin’s natural lines and destabilize what you want to keep while removing what you don’t. Get the ones for sensitive skin or the all-natural ones at your local grocery or drugstore.

Regular Tissues

Ever wonder why your makeup gets caked partway through your day? If you use foundation and concealer, you’ve added a lot of moisture to your face. This will combine with your natural facial oils and your setting powder to make a makeup mud pie. Try this instead: after you put on your concealer or color corrector, split a tissue into 2 plies and place one onto your face, folded in half, running your fingers out from nose to ear. Now, without removing it, take your hands away. If it’s still sticking to your face, flip it over and do the steps again. Don’t forget to separate the layers: most tissue is 2-ply and you only need one of them. Get these at any grocery or drugstore.

Small ELF Concealer/Detail Brushes

How can you not love something that does fine detail work, lines eyes, lines and fills in lips for $1? I’ve even used one to put glue onto a lash strip and cleaned it afterwards and it was still usable! Come to think of it, the one thing that I don’t use the ELF Concealer/Detail Brushes for is concealer.

Color Corrector

Have you ever tried to conceal under eye circles or a really vicious blemish only to have its color still show through? Put down the regular concealer and pick up the corrector! Makeup artists like them because it allows us to fix a problem instead of covering it up. You can get these anywhere from the mall to the drugstore. I got my Graftobian Color Wheel for $12.50, but the HD version is $23.99.

Spoolie Brushes

Have you ever been running late and, as you put on your mascara, your lashes gathered into thick clumps of lash unhappiness? Running your lashes again and again with the mascara wand will deposit more and more product, which only compounds the problem.  Instead, allow the humble spoolie brush to assist you.   Just pick it up and run it through the gloppy mascara and you, too, can get separated lashes.  Get these at anywhere from Sally’s to Sephora!


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Do you think drugstore brands can really compete with high-end brands?

October 11th, 2011

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Do you think drugstore brands can really compete with high-end brands? Why/why not?

In certain ways, yes. I would say a mid-end brand is better positioned to really compete, because when you reduce price, you have to reduce costs somewhere else. You might not get the fancy packaging of high-end makeup, but I think the products themselves can compete. Many of the drugstore brands come from conglomerates that own high-end brands, and a lot of the technology that the high-end brand develops will trickle down to other brands within the parent company.

Thanks to Maddie for today’s question! Got a question idea? Submit yours here.


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Amanda Peet’s Favorite Beauty Products

March 22nd, 2011

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So as it turns out Amanda Peet and I have a lot in common. She was teased about her teeth when she was younger. I was also teased about my teeth. She loves drugstore makeup and I love drugstore makeup. She barely does anything to her face (skin care routine-wise) to look flawless and gorgeous and I barely do anything to my face to look, well, presentable. She washes her hair twice a week and it looks amazing and I wash my hair twice a week and it looks — greasy.

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Miley Cyrus Makeup Tutorial

May 27th, 2010

You like my cheesy video still? 🙂 Where my head is floating near Mileys 😛 Eyes: NYX Pearl Mania Pigments in Oro, Nude and Mink ELF Creme Eyeshadow Duo in Butterpecan NYX Eyeshadow in Prune ELF Eyeliner in Black L’Oreal Voluminious Mascara in Carbon Black Ardell Lashes in 105 and 31 Lips: NYX Lipstick in Strawberry Milk NYX Lipliner in Natural Face: Equate Apricot Scrub Neutrogena Oil-Free Makeup in Medium Beige 80 Sally Girl Blush in C’Ya Mary Kate and Ashley Luminizer Brushes: All from Sigma www.sigmamakeup.com SS190 SS224 SS194 SS150 (Normal Size and Travel Size) SS168 (Travel Size) SS239 SS217 SS219 Who is Miley Cyrus? Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American pop singer, songwriter and television and film actress who rose to fame after starring as the title character in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. Following the success of Hannah Montana, a soundtrack CD was released in October 2006 featuring Cyrus on eight songs from the show. Cyrus solo music career began with the release of her debut album, Meet Miley Cyrus on June 23, 2007, which included her first top ten single, “See You Again”. Cyrus second album, Breakout, released on July 22, 2008, was her first album independent of the Hannah Montana franchise. Both albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Cyrus first extended play, The Time of Our Lives, was released on August 28, 2009. The lead single from the EP, “Party in the USA”, became Cyrus highest charting and

Julianne Hough: 100 Most Beautiful

September 4th, 2009

Loose Powder in Beige 1 (marykay.com) -MAC Bronzing Powder in Golden (maccosmetics.com) -CoverGirl Cheekers blush in Golden Pink (drugstore) -Rimmel blush in Peach (drugstore) -Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips in Waikiki Strip (drugstore) EYES: -MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque (maccosmetics.com) -Maybelline eyeshadow quad in Chai Latte (drugstore) -Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear liner pencil in Ultra Black (drugstore) -L’oreal Extra Volume Collagen mascara (drugstore) -Revlon Fantasy …