Have you checked out Today Show's article on Bridal Tips for 2015?! Click on the link below to find my feature under "Makeup"! http://www.today.com/style/wedding-trends-2015-experts-weigh-most-popular-ideas-t41111
Have you guys checked out the new Lorac Contour palette yet? So excited to start playing with it this weekend! Besides the smooth texture, all the colors in one palette is just perfection. You have your two highlights: Beige highlight, for lighter skin and the Yellow Highlight for darker skin and a beautiful opulent shimmer highlight for any skin tone! There is also three shades of contour: Light, medium & deep. I love a variation of shades in my palette for three reasons. 1. I can use it all year round (summer to winter) 2. Sometimes I want a light contour vs. a dramatic one and 3. You need several colors in order to get a flawless contoured face, without the lines! I don't know if you know; BUT highlighting and contouring ALWAYS need a transitional color! Your medium tone contour (better known as your bronzer) would be your transitional color. Meaning, you are transitioning from one color to another, which in turn will create a flawless finish! Anyways, I can go ALL out with Contour Education, but we will keep that for another post! ;) OH! And you get a little contour brush with it all for $45!
Another new goodie from Lorac is their Pro Metal Palette. A little secret about Lorac...anytime it says "Pro", KNOW that it's amazing! Just like their other pro palettes, the texture is butter, per usual. The colors? Gorgeous. I love that its small and it doesn't take up that much room in my drawer (my makeup drawer is going to explode one day).
The new Front of the Line PRO eye pencil in black pearl is beautiful! If you want to jazz up your makeup without the drama, opt for a liner that has a slight shimmer or a color to it! It glides on super smooth and lasts for hours on the eyes without melting off! I will post looks soon with all these goodies! But let me know what your thoughts are. Hope this was a helpful post! XOXO
This post is long overdue! So I received a cute little package right before my wedding from Benefit. "They're Real" mascara and liner had launched months ago, but they recently launched them in several colors! Blue, Green, Purple & Brown. I finally got a chance to play with them and of course my first choice was blue! The colors come in matching mascaras and push-up gel liners. The gel liners from Benefit are super cool because they have a slanted rubber tip which helps you create a super easy eyeliner AND it doesn't dry out. The mascara is great but you definitely have to build it up to your liking, especially the first time.
Here, I used the Blue mascara and push-up liner on my lower lashes and waterline. I pumped a little extra gel out and use a pencil brush from MAC to smoke out the bottom of my eyes. This really didn't move all day and the mascara compliments the look so much more! What are your favorite Summer colors for the eyes?
As most of you already know, I am obsessed with the Tarte marketing/packaging. The new Tarte "Energy Noir" came with a custom silk chiffon scarf with the Tarte logo...so cute dammit! All packaging put aside, the new products are just gorgeous! It included the new Energy Noir eyeshadow palette with a blush. It had a gel liner along with its brush; first gel liner I have seen in a tube, so smart! Your gel liner will never dry out. It also had a super intense automatic black liner and the 2 new LipSurgence shades in tempted and Bare. Very light texture and feel with long lasting power! See photo below with "Bare".
The Energy Noir palette include a perfect selection of matte and shimmer cool shades. I miss me a good cool shade palette! Especially with fall creeping up, it is definitely going to be the trend to go with! Cloudy days call for cloudy colors right? Well, at least that's what I do. Match my mood to the weather to the makeup of the day, ha! It also include a nice matte neutral blush to compliment to cool shadows. You don't want to go too warm in colors on your face or lips when using such colors on your eyes.
In addition, they also launched this super "cool" super soft brush! You can use this for either contouring, highlighting, blush or even setting in your powder considering it is such a fluffy brush.
I will create more looks with the new collection, stay tuned for the looks on IG! www.instagram.com/makeupbylilit
I finally got a chance to shoot with the amazing Melody Melikian! I have always ALWAYS loved her work and couldn't wait for the opportunity to work with her. I had a couple adorable outfits that I wanted to shoot with so I called her over for some playtime! First of all, can I just tell you what a cool girl she is? Along with her sister Melany Melikian, they were able to deliver exactly what I wanted, with amazing creative direction and with the sweetest most down to earth attitude. I have worked with many photographers in the past and I have to tell you, chemistry is everything! When your photographer is confident, yet humble...you have a blast.
So I didn't really feel like doing my own makeup (that happens often by the way!) and I asked my younger sister Armine *armdee_mua* to glam me up. Of course I trust her little fingers AND she was excited to do the "ArmDee" on me...flawless face technique, nice soft glow & golden eyes! I have to admit, I did not change one thing and it lasted the entire night, go Arm! She was nice enough to let me share the details, yay! (see below.) For my hair, my girl Sylvia, who works at my studio in Sherman Oaks was able to style my hair into effortless waves. If you know me, you know I never do anything dramatic, and instead, opt for more effortless do's. Thanks Sylv, so proud to call you my very own! Ok fine...others can have you too :/ You can schedule with either of these girls by calling 818-386-6560 or visiting LilitsMakeupStudio.com
Skin Prep: Skindanavia Oil Control Primer Spray
Face: Elcie Micro-Silque Foundation "Natural"
Highlight & Contour: Mac ProLongwear Concealer in NW25 & Elcie "Golden Tan"
Shimmer Highlight: Josie Maran Illuminizer & Laura Gueller "Gilded Honey"
Lips: Mac "Stripdown" & Lorac "Nude" Pro Lip Color
Brows: Anastasia Dip Brow "Medium Brown"
If I ever need a casual and comfy outfit to conquer my day, I reach for my Outfit of The Day Tee and White Distressed Boyfriend Jeans from Mickey's Girl. I can always count on MickeysGirl.com for those days where you have nothing to wear (thank you laundry days) and you are simply running low on time. Tie your hair up in a pony and call it a day! It's quick, cute, and chic all at the same time, and I love it!
White Distressed Boyfriend Jeans: http://mickeysgirl.com/white-distress-byfriend-jeans.html
Outfit of the Day tee: http://mickeysgirl.com/outfit-of-the-day-tee.html
You can never go wrong with closet staple pieces. I have paired a comfy striped tank with a fierce faux leather skirt both from MickeysGirl.com. This fitted striped tank is ultra-comfy and perfect for a casual day out. The crew neck line and hypnotizing vertical stripes contrasts the faux leather skirt beautifully. The zipper detail on the skirt provides the perfect amount of edge without going overboard. A look is never complete without a statement necklace. I added their double layer Empire Crystal Stone Necklace for a pop of silver that ties the whole look together.
For my makeup, I have used some simple lashes in number #217 from Naimie's Beauty Center, Jouer Cosmetics creme highlight on the crease and Klara Cosmetics red lip stain to finish it off! Although this is my outfit from Sunday, Happy Monday!
Shop the goodies below:
Fitted Striped Tank: http://mickeysgirl.com/fitted-striped-tank.html
Zipper Leatherette Skirt: http://mickeysgirl.com/zipper-leatherette-skirt.html
I was so excited to be filming this LIVE tutorial on my Wedding Day! Of course it was a bit nerve wrecking with everything else going on that day. But I definitely enjoyed every minute of it. I just left the camera on as my family and friends walked in and out of my room. Couple hilarious parts with my nieces ducking and such lol but worked out overall! Although many comments have been left about my makeup not being anything "special" on my wedding day...I should give you a heads up that my makeup technique behind my Wedding makeup was to keep it as natural as possible, but of course, still perfecting every technique! For two reasons: I don't normally do anything crazy to my makeup on a regular basis, so I wouldn't want to look different on the day of...just the best ME. And two: I did my makeup the way I know my husband-to-be (back dated ;) loves it most! So, it's not necessarily the BEST way or ONLY way...but whatever look suites you most! I concentrated on my skin and features looking flawless in both pictures AND in person! I have to say though...after partying my butt off, crying, laughing and sweating from head to toe...I was quite a mess at the end of the night lol! But I promise, I did not mind! Just let go and have fun!!! I hope you guys enjoyed this as much as I did! Love you all and thank you sooooo much for all the comments from my wedding!
ALL products will be listed on my NEXT LIVE tutorial! Stay tuned! ❤️
To watch the FULL tutorial in HD, log onto www.MakeUpbyLilitLIVE.com and become a member to take advantage of 2-3 classes a month, at over one hour each full of beauty education ANYONE can benefit from! Let me know what you guys think!
Special thanks to Kris Kan Photography!
If I didn't love Jaclyn below...let me tell you, the love is REAL! It's one thing that she loves Elcie (eek!) but for her to be so sweet and put it out there like that...I am forever thankful. What a sweetheart! And if you haven't seen her videos, you are missing out! She is friggen hilarious. I have set up a discount code for her and am offering her fans 10% off, yay! Use Jaclyn10 at checkout :) Enjoy everyone!
Summer is officially here and trips are getting booked. These two pieces from www.MickeysGirl.coml are a must for all my travels.
The Blush Silky Maxi Skirt is ultra soft and flowy. It is perfect for the beach or any day out. The Off Shoulder Crochet Crop Top has a charming crochet overlay that completes this look on a flirty note. I paired the outfit with their Triple Layer Stone Necklace to give it that bohemian look.
Crop Top: http://mickeysgirl.com/off-shoulder-crochet-crop-top.html
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...