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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Teal Party Makeup with Glitter

I just love this simple teal makeup look.  It just glams everything up and it won't take you forever to create it.  There are a lot of product involved but the technique is simple.   Here are the easy how to steps:

How to get the look.....
Eyes:  MAC Steamy eyeshadow all over the lid and blended up towards the brow bone.  Start by patting your color in first so that you get a concentrated amount for extra pow!
MAC Kid eyeshadow lightly in the crease to blend out the line and to deepen the crease.
MAC Shroom eyeshadow just under the brow.
MAC Fluideline in Blacktrak for the liner and make it thick and winged out.
Urban Decay 24/7 glide pencil in Graffiti along the lower lash line. 
Top the Graffiti color with MAC Steamy eyeshadow.
MAC Surreal eyeshadow in the inner corner and around the tear duct.
NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Jade along the lower lash line.  Do a few coats to get more sparkle.
Select Lash S42 lashes.

Cheeks: Coastal Scents blush palette- 3rd one from top, a bright pink with a hint of shimmer.

Lips: NYX Mega Shine lip gloss in Dolly Pink.

Where to buy.....
MAC Cosmetics
NYX Cosmetics
Urban Decay
Select Lashes
Coastal Scents

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teen Makeovers - Kelsey's Monochromatic Look

For Kelsey we did a monochromatic look that is perfect for daytime.  Monochromatic just means that it's the same color family from eyes and cheeks, to lips.  Kelsey has blue eyes and fair skin so a color tinted from the orange family of colors look amazing and make her blue eyes pop.  With accessories like that blue flower and peacock inspired earrings she is wearing compliment her eyes even more. 

To get Kelseys monochromatic look....

Urban Decay Chopper eyeshadow all over the lid, crease and lower lash line.  This color looks amazing on blue eyes.
Urban Decay Foxy eyeshadow on the brow bone.  (Both Urban Decay colors are from the Naked 2 Palette)
Make Up Forever Aqua eyeliner in Black.
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Very Black.

MAC Cosmetics blush in Melba.

MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Mocha.


Kelsey's hair already had curl to it and it was coarse.  So I took a very hot 1" iron to it to define her natural  curls a little bit more.  Then I seperated each peice.  Hairspray wasn't even needed her hair kept a curl so well!

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Photography: www.bycane.com
Model: Kelsey
Hair and Makeup:  www.michellekinkaidmakeup.com
Wardrobe Styling:  Kelsey with Michelle Kinkaid 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Prom Makeup and Hair for Bright Colored Dresses

If you opt for a bright color dress, try matching the pop color on your lips.  This looks amazing with spring trends like fuchsia, coral, and berry.  When you do a bright lip, try to tone down your eyes to let your lips shine and not look like your putting on too much makeup. 

To get this look....
Eyes: Urban Decay YDK eyeshadow in a smokey eye effect and on the lower lash line. 
Urban Decay Bootycall eyeshadow just on the brow bone.
Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in Black and wing it out.
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black

MAC Cosmetics blush in Smile.

NYX Round Lipstick in Chloe.

For the Hair...
I used a 3/4" curling iron with Sebastian Shine and Define Setting Spray.  I curled away from the face in sections.  Then combed through the hair with my fingers to soften up the look.  I finished with Sebastian medium hold hairspray.

Where to buy....
L'Oreal - Drugstores everywhere

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Photo Credits....
Photographer: www.bycane.com
Model: Kristina
Wardrobe Styling: Kristina with Michelle Kinkaid
Hair and Makeup: Michelle Kinkaid

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

One of my all time favorite drugstore products is Aveeno's Skin Brightening Daily Scrub.  I use this nearly everyday about once a day.  And I have been using it for years.  This product will keep dry scaly skin at bay without harsh abrasives or drying out your skin.  I have oily skin and it keeps my skin so soft and glowing.  It's my secret weapon to beautiful skin and I recommend this product to all my clients for their best skin ever.

Where to buy...

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Teen Makeovers - Tabitha's Easy Natural Look

When it comes to Teen Makeup less is more.  It really doesn't take a lot to make a big impact.  With Tabitha's look we kept it soft and natural.  She has beautiful skin, and just needed a little bit of concealing under the eyes. 

To get the look....

Make Up Forever All Mat Primer on the face to keep oily skin at bay.
MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Painterly on the lids.

Make Up Forever HD Foundation in 118 mixed with a little bit of an oil free lotion to become more of a tinted moisturizer. (Budget substitute: Revlon Photo Ready Foundation)
Mary Kay Concealer in Ivory 2 just under the eyes to cover dark circles.  I use a fluffy brush to buff out the concealer and make it look more airbrushed.

Urban Decay Busted eyeshadow all over the lid just to the crease with a domed eyeshadow brush. (Found in the Naked2 palette)
Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in black just to darken the lash line. (Any black eyeliner will do.)
Maybelline Great Lash mascara in Black.

Filled in with MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow in Espresso with a small angled brush. (Any matte eyeshadow in your hair color)

MAC Cosmetics blush in Melba. (A peachy color)

MAC Cosmetics lipstick in High Tea. (Sheer beige)

To get the hairstyle....

Tabitha has dry and slightly coarse hair so I softened it up with a smoothing cream like Kerastase Lumiere Nutri-sculpt.  Then I just ran a 1" straightening iron to make the hair smooth and tame fly aways.  Finish with a light holding spray and a little embellishment on the side.
*Tip:  Anchor the clip on the side by criss crossing two bobby pins and then place the flower clip over that. 

Where to buy...

Maybeline - at drugstores everywhere
Kerastase - Found at high end salons

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Photo Credits:
Photographer:  www.bycane.com
Model: Tabitha
Wardrobe Styling: Michelle Kinkaid with Tabitha
Hair and Makeup: Michelle Kinkaid

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Party Makeup and Hair

Get the look....

Urban Decay Primer Potion on eyelids.
Follow with MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
For the face use Make Up Forever All Mat Primer.

Urban Decay eyeshadow in Chopper all over the lid and around the tear duct.
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Foxy on the brow bone.
Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes eyeliner in black tight lined in the upper eyelid only.
Loreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black.

Mary Kay blush in Citrus Bloom.

MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Pink Nouveau.

For the hair....

Use a 1" curling iron and curl in sections no larger then 1".  Using a setting spray, curl the entire head of hair then separate each curl to give it life.  Spray with a medium hold hair spray.  Finish off with a cute headband or accessory of choice.  To see a video on how to curl your hair click here.

Where to buy....

Urban Decay
L'Oreal - Drugstores everywhere.

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Photographer:  http://www.bycane.com/
Model: Kelsey
Styling: Michelle Kinkaid and Kelsey

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patty's Day Inspired Makeup

In the spirit of St. Patty's day I thought I would create a look for you in all it's green glory!  It's about the only time of year that truly you can make it work.  So you should go for it.  Dress up this look for a party with green glitter or sparkles on your face.  Everything for this look can be found at your local mall or at Ulta. 

To get the look.....
1.From the NYX Runway Collection in Secret World use the lightest green all over the lid, really patting in the color for the most saturation.
2. Take the other green from the same collection and put that in your crease and outer corner of the eye with a blending brush.  Softy blend up towards the brown bone.
3.To deepen the crease I used MAC Cosmetics Humid in the outer V and brought slightly into the crease.
4. Blend sharp edges with a clean blending brush.
5. Use the soft beige color in the collection on the brow bone.
6. Line heavily with a dark green pencil liner.  I used MAC eyeliner in Tarnish on the top and in the waterline.  Black will do the trick too.
7.Bring the Humid shadow in the lower lash line on the outer part and use the light green color you used on the lid to the lower lash line around the tear duct area. 
8. Finish with Red Cherry #41 lashes and mascara.

MAC blush in Dainty

MAC Shy Girl lipstick and Subculture lipliner. 

And that's it!  Happy St. Patty's day everyone!  I hope you have a fun and safe evening!

Where to buy.....
NYX Cosmetics at www.ulta.com and in stores.
MAC Cosmetics www.maccosmetics.com
Red Cherry Lashes www.madamemadeline.com

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Friday, March 16, 2012

9 MAC Eyeshadows I Can't Live Without

Just thought I would share with you my constant go to MAC Cosmetics eyeshadows.  I use these all the time and they seem to be the ones I buy over and over.  As you can tell I love sparkly shadows since there is only one matte!  There are many many more shadows that I love from them but these are my favs out of the bunch.

So here they are in no particular order....
1. Shroom - Soft beige with Shimmer (satin)
2. Falling Star - Discontinued, but you can likely find it on Ebay :(  (veluxe pearl)
3. All That Glitters - Beige with gold pearl (veluxe pearl)
4. Amber Lights - Peachy brown with shimmer (frost)
5. Mulch - Red brown with bronze pearl (velvet)
6. Espresso - Muted golden brown (matte)
7. Steamy - Blueish green with gold pearl (frost)
8. Electra - Silver with icy shimmer (frost)
9. Knight Devine - Black with silver pearl (veluxe pearl)

Eyeshadow $15 or Pans $11.50
All products can be found at http://www.maccosmetics.com/

What are your favorite, can't live without shades?  Comment below!

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Look Inside the Temptu S One Compressor Intro Kit

Ok, so in the video it says I just got this.  Well at the time that was true.  However, it has taken me a little bit of time to get around and edit this video to show you. 
This is a quick look at what you get with the Temptu S Compressor Intro Kit from www.temptupro.com.  I kept hearing how much better silicone airbrush makeup was vs water based so I had to give it a try.  Stay tuned for upcoming videos with a complete review and tutorials! 

I'll also show you how to set it up in under 30 seconds.  It truly is that fast!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Z Palette - Brand Review

As many of you may have figured out I have a weee bit of an addiction to makeup.  Especially to MAC.  I had palettes upon palettes of MAC Cosmetics 15 pan eyeshadow palettes and they just kept on stacking up.  Not to mention my blush habit.  Ugh. 

When I heard about the Z Palette, created by Makeup Artist Zena Shteysel, I just knew this would solve many of my issues with having just too much, without having to sacrifice one single shadow.  Z Palettes don't have any separators in the palette, allowing much more room.  And allowing different size and shape pans to go together in one place. 

Another great feature is the see thru window so that you can see what color palette you have without having to write on it.  I also love that it is magnetized, and eco friendly.  And the super cute prints are to die for.  Zebra, hot pink, cheetah, you can't go wrong. 

I choose the Black Pro Palettes.  The Pro palette gives you just a little more space and room for a brush if you choose.  As you can see in mine, I have 4 rows of MAC eyeshadows and one small row of a few Mary Kay shadows I had.  They were the only ones that would fit in that small space.  But, hey, I got a packed palette.  The MAC palette only held 15, now with the Z Palette I have 28 in one palette. 

I also love that I can fit these palettes perfectly in a makeup bag that I got from www.wholesaleaccessorymarket.com (shown in top pic).  I can get 8 of them in there nice and tight and they won't float around in my makeup kit. 

They are a bit spendy.  $28 each for the Pro, $20 for the large, $14 for the small.  But well worth the investment for a life of simplicity.   Check them out www.zpalette.com.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Get the Look - The Vintage Bride

One of my favorite bridal trends that seems to be sticking around is the Vintage Bride.  The vintage bridal look is fairly easy to do if you can master the application of bold red lips and winged out eyeliner.

The Vintage Bride Essentials....
Eyes: To achieve this timeless look you need to know a few basics.  In this era eye lids were fairly light.  And the bold winged out eyeliner was the only focus.  Just a medium shade eyeshadow slightly darker then your natural skin tone is put in the crease just to bring some depth.  Thick black lashes finish the eyes.

Lips: Bold red lips are a must!  You can go with any shade that will compliment your skin tone.  Red-berry, orange-red, blue-red, washed red, cherry red.  It really doesn't matter.  Use a complimentary lip liner to avoid any bleeding of the lipstick. 

To complete the look have your hair stylist do finger waves with a modern twist to give you an updated version so that you don't look to "period".   Some of my favorite hair accessories are the bird cage veil, the Juliet Cap Veil, 50's shoulder length veils, or to simply put a large flower in your hair in lieu of a veil. 

1.Bird cage veil from YJDesign $55.  Find it here.
2.Juliet Cap Veil from Glideshadows $138.00.  Find it here.
3.Hair Flower from Hair Comes the Bride $52.00.  Find it here.
4.Should Length 50's inspired veil from Tiffani Saxton Designs $62.00. Find it here.

To get the look (Shown in top photo)...
Eyes: MAC Cosmetics Shroom Eyeshadow all over the lid.
MAC eyeshadow in Grain in the crease.
MAC Fluideline in Blacktrack for the liner.

Lips: Mary Kay lipstick in Red.
Mary Kay liner in Rasberry.

Cheeks: Mary Kay blush in Strawberries and Cream.

So there are lots of ways to play up this "vintage" theme.  No matter what, it's a timeless and stunning look.  Have fun with it!  Red is a confident color, so show some confidence and know you are rocking this look. 

Top photo:
Photographer: Donna Beck
Model: Naomi Herbster
Hair: Carrie B. Mac Hair
Makeup Artist: Michelle Kinkaid

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Get Your Wise Buys...

While out on an ice cream run with the family ($1 scoop nights at Baskin Robbins!) we decided to take a last minute stop into the new Wise Buys Liquidators that just opened up in our neighborhood.  Since it's $9.98 or less we were hoping to find some great deals unlike the Dollar Stores. 

When we first walked in it was your typical sodas and chips, toilet papers, light bulbs etc.  All by the way had incredible prices!  But to my surprise they had a fashion section!  And with some pretty nice stuff.  I instantly started taking pics with my Instagram app and knew I had to write about this.

Some of my favorite finds were the stilettos pictured above.  $9.98!  I couldn't believe it!  And an adorable floral skirt perfect for summer.  There was a James Dean wooden purse in different shapes that were so cute.  They had jean shorts, hats, purses.  Even a fancy fanny pack shown above on the mannequin.  I strangely liked it.  I wonder if they will make a comeback?   If they do I still don't think I could stomach it. 

And of course some home decor, my fave being the Marilyn poster that was mounted on a wood board.  I think I will get that for my new studio. 

Go check them out!  Maybe you will find a Wise Buy that will make your day! 

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Monday, March 05, 2012

Do Mascara Companies Need to Get Real?

It seems like these days that mascara companies are claiming to give you the "false lash look" with out the false eyelashes. Or these amazing lengths and volume.  And when you look at the model featured in the commercial her lashes look insane.  But if you look closely you will notice that these amazing lashes are nothing more then false eyelashes and have been Photoshop enhanced.  It's a total bummer because as the consumer we see this hoping for the same results, when in fact the lashes are fake anyway. 

See for yourself...

My favorite is the Maybelline Falsies commercial.  They claim you don't need false eyelashes, but these are soooo fake!  And the L'Oreal one with Gwen Stefani is funny because they show an upclose shot of her lashes and you can see the strip of the false lash. 

This is a huge pet peeve to me.  Especially when us normal people are striving to look like those models in the commercial and we are struggling to achieve the same look or hold up to the same standards.  Sure these commercials make the mascara seem glamorous and sexy.  But woman are being mislead. 

Back in December 2011, Cover Girl's Natureluxe Mousse Mascara ads were pulled by the NAD claiming the ads were dishonest.  I believe this is a step in the right direction to getting real advertising out there.  Maybelline is also under fire for photoshopping their ads.

Now I'm not saying the products are bad.  In fact a lot of them are good.  But just know that you are not going to achieve the same look that the mascara companies are claiming in their advertising campaigns. 

Each and everyone has a different lashes just like the hair on their head.  So each person is going to get a different outcome.  Find a brand that you like.  And that may not necessarily be the most expensive.  The drug store brands do have excellent formulas. 

So what do you think about this?  Do mascara companies need to get real?  Or do you think this is just par for the course in advertising and marketing?  Let me know your thoughts, comment here or on www.facebook.com/mkmakeupartist

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Dollar Store False Eyelashes - Yay or Nay?

While on a fun shopping day with my daughter, we decided to stop by the 99 Cent store to get her a toy.  I love to check out the beauty section and to see what little gems I could find.  And this was my lucky day!  To my surprise I found a wide array of false eyelashes for less then a $1 each!!  But are they good?  I purchased one of everything they had.  I figured, why not?  They are only a dollar each.  I'm sure I can use them in different ways other then lashes if they looked terrible.

Moving on to our girl's night out.  I decided that this was a good time to give them a try.  I went with the S1 lash.  They looked like a glammed up version of a natural lash.  I noticed right away the the lash was not real human hair, but a synthetic.  That's ok.  I just would never put these on a bride or for something very special.  But for being a synthetic they were very light.  And they looked great on.  Good shape, good length, great feel.

Removal of the lash from it's container was effortless and of course with my DUO glue it stuck on my lash line fabulously all night long.  I asked everyone what they thought and they thought they were real.  I'll go with that!  

Overall, I say, why not?  These lashes are super fun to play with and for the investment you won't be loosing out.  And you won't feel bad about throwing them away after one application. 

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Spring Trends - Metal Eyes and Bright Lips

One of my favorite trends for Spring is a carry over from the Fall.  But this version is a brighter "springier"version.  Combine neutral toned metal colors and finishes with a bright bold lip.  The hot lip colors for Spring are berries, corals and pinks.  But really you can't go wrong with any bright color right now!  Eyeshadows are just what it says - Metals.  Think bronze, copper, gold etc.  And the finish should be a subtle shimmer just like a precious metal would be when polished.  Pigments will have the best payoff for this effect.  Play down the cheeks with a coordinating hue for the lips but think on a more neutral and light version of the lip.  Black or dark brown eyeliner pair up nicely with the metal colors. 

My Fave Metal Eyeshadow Colors:
MAC Cosmetics Pigments in Pink Bronze, Tan, Melon, Copper Sparkle, Chocolate Brown, and Old Golde.
Make Up Forever Diamond Powders in Bronze 4, and Smokey 15

My Fave Bright Lip Colors:
MAC Cosmetics lipsticks in Girl About Town, Lady Danger, Vegas Volt, Hot Gossip, Chatterbox, and Impassioned.
Make Up Forever Lipsticks in 36 Satin Fuchsia, 43 Moulin Rouge, 40 Satin Bright Orange

To Get the Look Shown Above:
Eyes:  MAC Melon Pigment
           MAC Fluideline in Black Trak
           Red Cherry False Eyelashes in #42
Cheeks:  MAC Blush in Smile (discontinued)
Lips: MAC lipstick in Impassioned

Red Cherry  @ Madame Madeline
MAC Cosmetics
Make Up Forever @ Sephora

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