People always tell me "you have such beautiful brows!" and I smile and thank them, knowing I spent 20 minutes on them in the morning! It is definitely a pain in the butt but I do feel it transforms my face, or anyones face for that matter. Here, I have created a little video of the process I use to create natural looking but thick eyebrows. It definitely is an art and it will take a couple tries until its perfect! But with due time...you will get there. In this particular video, I have used the Benefit Cosmetics Ka-Brow pomade (with the attached angle brush), the Goof Proof Brow Pencil and Gimmie Brow mascara to lighten up my brows and hold them in place (products listed below). Now, you don't need every product if you are not trying to thicken and fill them up the way I do. If you already have a full set of brows, just use the mascara to hold them in place and groom them. If you are just trying to define, use the pomade and line underneath them like I did. If you have sparse eyebrows, just use the pencil. If you are trying to do it ALL, then follow me :)
It's been another exciting hit with the media, as both products from Elcie Cosmetics, the Foundation and The Glow Enhancer, were listed under the 'Obsessed AF: 5 Beauty Products I Can't Get Enough Of! Brit.Co published the article from one of their beauty writers, Beth Wischnia. It's always so fulfilling to hear great buzz around products that you worked so hard to perfect and bring on to the scene! Thank you to all the amazing media for the continuous support!
With delay, I'd like to introduce you to the new Dandelion cream collection Benefit just launched earlier this month. Adding to one of their original best selling powder blush, Dandelion, they have expanded to a cream blush and a highlighter. Although cream products are best used in the summer because of the dry weather (its more moisturizing than powder, obvi.), I love it for summer as well when trying to achieve that natural glow. When using cream products, try to avoid setting it in with powders because it takes away from that glow effect. However, if you do have oily skin, you can slightly set it in with some loose powder, using a fluffy brush.
Here is the original Dandelion Powder Blush. Perfect for light to medium skin tones, as it is a softer pink vs. a bright pink that generally looks better on darker skins. I love that its build-able. Retails for $29.
And here it is...the Dandelion Dew Cream Blush! Not only is the product beautiful...can we talk about the packaging? The entire collection along with the "dew" collection package is just so adorable. I feel the liquid is a little bit more pigmented than their powder blush, so medium to tan skin tones can definitely benefit from this as well. Best way to use this (in my recommendation) would be with a damp beauty blender. Pump 1 or 2 drops on the back of your hand and use the back of your beauty blender and dab into the apple of your cheeks and blend upward towards your hair line. The key to using cream products, just like anything else, is layering! It sets into a satin-matte finish and retails for $28.
Introducing, Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter...the newest addition to their Beam collection. It was so hard to capture this shade in the right light because its such a light color. And me being the whitest I have ever been!...it's barely showing up on my hand lol. But when put on the face with a fresh base first, it'll make the high points of your cheeks pop with a natural brightness/lift. It has radiance (a subtle glow) but no frost or shimmer. In combination with the Dandelion cream blush...it's a beauty together! Again, I recommend this for lighter to medium skin tones. If you are medium to tan....go for Sun Beam instead. Retails for $26.
We are so proud of our Glow Enhancer from Elcie Cosmetics. It is making headlines everywhere and now, Refinery 29's Summer Must Have? We are thrilled!
In May, MakeUpForever will be launching their new and enhanced Aqua Eyepencils, the Aqua XL. MakeUpForever has teamed up with singer-songwriter Charlie XCX for this new campaign. This new collection comes in 20 different shades from traditional to pops of color. The newly formulated pencils also come in 5 different finishes; matte, diamond, satin, iridescent and metallic. Now that we've gone through the facts, let's get down to the real!
I have been using the MakeUpForever Aqua pencils for years now and I loved it then. Especially 10L, it has seriously been my go-to as a base for gold shadow all over the lid or in the waterline. It is like, the perfect Gold! You can use any colored pencil to blend on the lid as a base, but not all pencils blend well without poking the eye out and the creamier ones generally crease. These MakeUpForever aqua pencils are super creamy, blend well, waterproof and does not crease!
These newly formulated pencils are THAT much more amazing except they now have emollient oils and mango butter for even a more smoother application...umm, yes please! You would think they would smudge because they're so soft, but have no fear my friends, they don't! The new collection has a ton of new beautiful Spring colors along with their traditional shades. Have you noticed how a pop of liner has been trending lately?
I have known Elizabeth for over 8 years now and I have to say, it was living "giving away" my own sister. It was fun, beautiful and emotional! I remember doing her Prom makeup when we totally clicked and became instant BFF's. Mind you, she's my sister Armine's BFF, but I tend to steal her time to time ;) Sorry Arm! Her wedding was absolutely beautiful! She has many pics of her wedding on her IG, so you can see more of it there. Ruzz took some amazing photos that day at the studio so I thought I would share them with you and give you a complete breakdown of her makeup and look! Hair by: Christina Yesayan
p.s. how breathtaking was she??
Embryolisse Moisturizer Hydra Matte Emulsion
Lise Watier Age Control Supreme
MakeUpForever Step 1 Mattifying Moisturizer
Elcie Cosmetics Micro Silque Foundation "Sand"
DermaColor Concealer in D0
Mac ProLongwear Concealer in Nw20 & 25
Belletto Airbrush in Y4
Contour & Highlight
Tom Ford Gold Dust Bronzer
Mac Give Me Sun Bronzer
Laura Mercier Translucent for baking
Laura Mercier Highlight 01
Giella Cosmetics Eye M Glam
The Balm Cosmetics Frat Boy
KatVonD Shade & Light palette
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter
Giella Cosmetics Eye M Glam
Bliking Beaute x EloJelloSeropain Lashes
Lorac Cosmetics Pro Mascara
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner Black
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pencil in Medium Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder in Medium Brown
Lise Watier Ginger Lipliner
Lipland X Amrezy in Rezy Lip Stain
Skindanavia Oil Control Finishing Spray
Hope you love this look as much as Elo and I loved it!
If you know me, you know I am HUGE on brows! I think it's the most important thing on your face, because it literally shapes your face! I hate seeing beautiful makeup...and then untamed eyebrows! Makes me so sad, lol. So I've been using the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade for a few years now and haven't been able to detach from it, until now. Introducing ColourPop brows:
These ColourPop brow gels are actually very smooth in texture but does not smudge! Most importantly, you have a beautiful range of colors to chose from. My hair is naturally black but my hair is lighter in color (due to it being dyed a few years ago), so I opt for browner shades to compliment my hair. The pencils are great too, but should be used to shape out your eyebrows. If you have non-existent brows, definitely opt for the long-wear brow gel! Pencils should be used only to define your brows or extend them. The brow pencils are super fine and can be used to create actual hair strokes. However, they are not as long-wear as their brow gels, as most liners do smudge.
Here's a little demo of how fine the liners are:
Love the adorable packaging they sent their new brow products in! Came with Sugarfina chocolates and candy! They sure know how to win us over ;)
The palette of all palette's is back in stock with Morphe Brushes! I highly suggest everyone get it NOW before it sells out again, because this palette is the bizz! It's that one palette you can use for everything and it comes in both Matte and Shimmer shades! Thank me later beauty fam!
Get the Morphe 350 Palette HERE!
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...