Hi everyone! I am fortunate enough to have such an amazing group of students once again. So proud of how far these girls have come and wish them nothing but success and see them prosper in life. For my last day of class, I scored the perfect Blazer Cape from MickeysGirl.com. Just in time for the Holiday Parties & also something I will get to wear all year long with my other outfits. Also loved this stunning Keepsake Skinny Love Ivory Midi Dress from Lulus.com. I paired it with a skinny waist belt and a classic pair of black patent pumps. How do you guys like it?!
Let’s talk about red lips, shall we? There’s something extremely glamorous and timeless about red lipstick, but many shun the bold hue because they don’t think they can pull it off. I’ve heard time and time again from my clients that they love red lipstick, but it just doesn’t work for them. Well, I’ve got news for you. Contrary to popular belief, red lipstick is universally fabulous. All you need to do is find the perfect shade for your skin tone. Bold lipstick and deep hues are especially trendy this season. Don’t miss out on this sultry fall and winter look. Take these tips into consideration and give the reds another test drive!
Beauties with lighter skin should gravitate towards reds with blueish tones. Yes, you read that correctly…blue! Certain shades of red lipstick have blueish undertones giving them a more rosy feel instead of orange. Blueish reds are great for ladies with lighter skin (fair, ivory, porcelain, beige, etc.) because they accentuate the rosy undertones in light skin and warm up the face. Although those with yellow undertones can also reach for a blueish red, it won’t be their best match! Some of my favorite blue-based lipsticks are MAC’s Ruby Woo, and Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl. For a budget-friendly drugstore find, opt for NYX Hero.
Have any favorite shades of red that I didn’t mention? Let me know! A girl can never have too many tubes of red lipstick ;)
Hey everyone! I am so excited to officially announce that Lilit's Makeup Studio is expanding and moving to a new location! Still located in Sherman Oaks, the studio will be offering new services, such as a Blow Dry Bar and much more exciting additions which I will share in this post :)
The new studio will introduce an exclusive 'Celebrity Suite' which will be available for service rentals at $100/hour in addition to regular service costs and will be an option for brides, VIP clients and those who are looking to experience a higher level of privacy during their glamour session. The suite will offer all services that the studio houses at a more elite level.
Lilit's Makeup Studio will also be expanding it's menu of services offered - starting with the implementation of a new Blow Bar, to welcoming new hairstylists and makeup artists! We are so excited to introduce new and talented people to our team, so stayed tuned for more details on who these gals are! The studio will be offering more classes as well, including one day seminars and various workshops, ranging from 1 week to 3 weeks and hosting special dates with guest artists!
The new studio will open in early February, and I will be releasing an exact date and address in the weeks to come. As of January 2015, prices will be changing so please refer to the website to check new rates. Please note, this will apply to all appointments that have already been scheduled for 2015. Also, as of January, all deposits made for reserved services, will no longer be refundable due to limited appointment spots, to ensure fair reservations for all my clients. Lastly, starting January 2016, I will no longer be available on Sundays, due to current and future projects.
With the New Year around the corner, I am beyond words excited to finally share all these new changes with you. Thank you all for being a part of Lilit's Makeup Studio the last few years and for your on-going support. I cannot wait to have you all experience the upcoming additions and new studio features!! <3
My dear fans and friends...I don't know how many ways or things I can say to show my appreciation. Year after year, I express how you guys have changed my life. But year after year, so much changes. My gratitude for how thankful I am is now just unexplainable. I know simply through blogs, social media & networking and working together, we feel as though we know each other on a personal level. Who would I be sharing these thoughts with if you weren't here reading it? Who would I be connecting with emotionally if we weren't connected through the net? It's like writing in a diary and sharing your life. And when I receive the response I do (overwhelming comments & emails), that is how I connect with you in return. You encourage me beyond my mental measures. I surpass my fears due to you. And for that, I am forever thankful for your inspiration. I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.
The absolute most beautiful city in the world. I forgot how much I loved this place. I do wish I had an extra couple days to enjoy my stay but the main reason for this trip was for my seminar hosted by MakeUpForever. The first day of registration got filled up so quickly that I had to add a second day. I had amazing sponsors for my goodie bags: Dose of Colors, Vera Mona, Butter London, Japonesque, Naimies, MakeupForever, Tarte Cosmetics, Skindinavia, Lise Watier, Morphe Brushes & last but not least, NYX Cosmetics. I know...I wanted to steal a bag myself. JK!...no really. So for 2 days, I was at boutique in downtown NY teaching my special tips & tricks to my fans and prospective artists. I met some of the most sweetest students and honestly had such an amazing time. I have to thank Karen and all the employees at MakeUpForever in downtown! So sweet and helpful, I am forever thankful. I LOVE you New Yorkers!!!
I hope to be back soon...in the meantime, you can continue to learn with my through my live channel www.MakeUpbyLilitLIVE.com where I am continuously teaching something new and exciting several times a month. I actually filmed a LIVE tutorial at the MakeUpForever boutique in NY while I was out there. I didn't want to wait until I got back to LA, so we made it happen! It was a great hit and the viewers loved it. I did a Smokey Eye tutorial and demonstrated how to customize to your eyes. If you aren't a member yet, subscribe now so you don't miss too much! You will learn so much, you will watch it over and over! :)
I stayed at the 6 Columbus hotel, which is a small boutique like hotel. It was edgy yet classy, customer service was amazing and the area was perfect...right in front of Central Park! Highly highly recommend; unless you're looking for huge rooms...which I spent 2 minutes in & slept.
While I was out there, I also hooked up with this amazing photographer Marcelo Cantu to shoot for my cosmetics line that will be launching end of December. So so excited...but I will save that for a different post! I should've really blogged about this 2 weeks ago but it's been an insane few weeks since I've gotten back. But better late than never huh? I just wanted to share my experience with you guys and thank you for following my journey. You guys are the best! <3
If you’re thinking about picking up Sophia Amoruso’s #GIRLBOSS, you should have done it yesterday. I’ll have to warn you that you will most likely feel the increasing urge to take over the world and hit the ground running after each motivating chapter, so it’s not the best pick for a bedside read.
#1 -There was no glorified or arrogant account of what success looks like, even for the CEO of Nasty Gal: “You can’t act like you’ve arrived when you’re only receiving the invitation.”
#2 -It makes clear that the process is not smooth: “..You can’t have it all, and nothing comes easy. You will make sacrifices and compromises, get let down and let other people down, fail and start over…out of the bajillions of things in this universe you can’t control, what you can control is how hard you try…”
#3 -Reminds you many times that working hard has no finish line: “It takes hard work to get there, and then once you arrive, it takes even more hard work to stay there.”
#4 -Highlights how to handle criticism and discouraging feedback along the way: “Regardless of what your dreams are, if you listen only to those around you, the chances of your dreams coming true are very small.The world loves to tell you how difficult things are…”
#5 -Mentions the importance and power of social media marketing: “Many companies were spending millions of dollars trying to nail social media, but I just went with my instincts and treated my customers like they were my friends.”
#6 -Stresses financial responsibility and shuns premature overspending: “Money looks better in the bank than on your feet.”
#7 -Unapologetically highlights Sophia’s humble beginnings and the ugly side of the hustle: “I didn’t come from money or prestigious schools, and I didn’t have any adults telling me what to do along the way. I figured it out on my own.”
#8 -Talks about the importance of failure: “There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.”
#9 -Looks down on competition and comparison: “Compete with yourself, not others…The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own.”
#10 -Tells it like it is: “Life is short. Don’t be lazy.”
With that said, don’t waste another minute. First, go grab this book. Next, spend every waking minute working hard and believing that “there’s a chance for you #GIRLBOSS. So take it.”
You can purchase at Amazon: #Girlboss
Ask & you shall receive! I have decided to move up my Contour Class to this coming Monday, Nov. 17 @7pm/PST on my beautiful model Jessica Cribbon ! I have been getting so many questions about contouring, what products I'm using, what brushes, how to blend, etc. You're going to be learning more by watching than I could ever teach you by explaining. It's all about the movement and pressure of your hand, the shape of your face, the texture of your face and so much more! During my LiVE tutorial, you will learn how to PERFECT contouring without overdoing. The "no makeup, makeup" look we all aspire to achieve is now a class away. Subscribe on my website www.MakeUpbyLilitLIVE.com or by clicking on the link in my profile! My last 2 classes will be available only until tomorrow as well! Subscribe HERE to catch those while they're gone as well! See you then!!!
Ladies, I've been seeing a great trend of quilted prints going on this Fall Season, especially by designers Balmain, Giuseppe Zanotti & Karl Lagerfeld.
I found my favorite Quilted Dress from MickeysGirl.com (@mickeys_girl) called Just Me Crop Skater Dress. Don't let the white dress scare you, this comfy quilted dress is thick enough so no one can see though your dress! I love the look of a two piece dress and the front zipper opening. Have fun by leaving it open for a crop top look, or closed when the night gets a bit chilly.
Hey guys! I am SO excited to announce that I will now be teaching online classes! Twice a month, I will be doing LIVE tutorials on so many different tips, tricks & techniques! Now, you can watch me work at www.MakeUpbyLilitLIVE.com as I will be creating something new and exciting for each tutorial. At the end there will be a LIVE Q&A where I will answer all of your questions! I know that my classes here at the studio get booked months in advance and there are students coming in from all over the world to learn from me...now you can learn straight from your home! If you do miss the LIVE tutorial, don't worry! You can watch the video still 72 hours if you are a member. To register, click on the subscribe HERE. Can't wait to share with you all my favorite looks!!! See you soon ;)
The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time for Christmas music, twinkle lights, crisp winter weather and most importantly, holiday makeup collections! Some of our favorite cosmetics lines wait for the holidays to come out with fabulous collaborations and amazing collections that make the prettiest stocking stuffers.
One of my favorite collections for the 2014 holiday season is definitely LORAC’s Royal Collection. As you all know, I love LORAC products. From the life-saving TANtalizer to the PRO Matte Lip Color I’ve been attached to lately, I’m definitely a LORAC girl. The Royal Collection makes the perfect gift for any beauty product-loving girl in your life. Besides making the ideal stocking stuffer, you will be very tempted to add every royal piece to your own makeup collection…and you should!
I’ve highlighted some of LORAC’s fabulous products from the Royal Collection. You’ll fall in love with everything from the eye shadow palettes to the lip cremes. The holidays just got even prettier!
The Royal Eye Shadow Collection
With sixteen highly pigmented and super-smooth shadows in packaging that’s fit for royalty, LORAC has truly outdone itself this year. You can’t go wrong with this amazing eye shadow collection. This collection includes four quad palettes appropriately named Queen, Countess, Princess, and Duchess Palettes. They all come together seamlessly to make one awesome collection of shadows. You’ll find hues including perfect nudes, shimmery shadows, and deep colors made for that holiday smoky eye. You can find at ULTA.
The Royal Lip Lustre Creme Collection
Say hello to six lip cremes that will certainly make you feel like royalty. This collection includes shades of nude and pink like the “Tiara,” “Debutante,” “English Rose,” and “Majestic” along with pops of color like “Cherry Red,” and “Your Highness.” LORAC has got the full lip creme scheme covered with these extra creamy and oh-so smooth lip glosses. With this Royal collection, you will certainly be prepared for unexpected mistletoe moments this holiday season.
The Royal 3D Liquid Lustre Set
LORAC is adding even more shimmer to the magic of the holiday season. I love this glowing topcoat collection. With four soft shades of sparkle, these pastel tones can be applied all over your lids on top of your favorite shadows for a little extra three-dimensional pop. These topcoats can also be applied to your cheekbones for a slight highlight. You can buy here.
Make sure to get your hands on this gorgeous holiday collection while you can. LORAC has certainly made my holiday gift shopping a whole lot easier this year…