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Thank you to everyone who made it out to my Seminar this Sunday! It was such a pleasure meeting each and every one of you. I had forgotten how much I miss teaching. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did & that you learned to your fullest potential! Thank you to EricFilm for capturing it all & Shushan at Ladybugz inc. catering for feeding my students with your delicious food! For those of you interested in another seminar, I will announce and post dates soon! Xoxo - Lilit
What separates a makeup artist from a non-artist? The tricks makeup artists create, share & use that sets them apart. Below are simple techniques you can do yourself that make ALL the difference! Do you have a tip I didn't mention? Comment and share your thoughts!
1. Shadow as Liner
Create a soft liner with black eyeshadow against your lash line before you put on falsies! It'll conceal the strip and look super natural!
2. Conceal Your Liner
Yes, you heard right. Afraid of liner? Use some concealer with a flat brush and sweep underneath your wing liner for a clean sharp look.
3. Tight-Line Your Eyes
Want full lashes but a natural look? Use a black liner underneath your top lashes to darken your tight-line for a fuller lash effect.
4. Minimizing Pores
If you have big pores, a buffing brush will be your best friend. A buffing brush will blur out your pores and leave a smooth finish effect.
5. Eyes First
For a cleaner makeup look, do your eyes first then use a face wipe to clean out fall out. Continue face makeup.
6. Heated Lash Curler
Stinkin' straight lashes? Use a blow-drier to warm up the strip (just a little bit) before you curl your lashes. Curls better and holds them in place much longer!
7. Nude Liner to Contour Lips
Line right above your lip-line with a nude liner for a more pouty lip.
8. Custom Matte Lips
Turn any lipstick matte by holding a tissue over your lips and use a loose powder to pat on top.
9. Q-Tip & Mascara
Got mascara on your eyelids or even your nose? Wait until it dries complete and use a q-tip to flake it off!
10. Cleaning Up Brows
Use alcohol spray on your spooly brush and run across your brows to clean off excess powder for a cleaner finish.
Hope this post was helpful! Xoxo - Lilit
So excited to announce that after 2 years, I will finally be teaching another seminar! It will take place in LA at 12pm this coming Sunday. The seminar will be 2 hours with a cocktail party after. We have limited seating available, so please email to register at seminars@MakeUpbyLilit.com. See you all then! Xx- Lilit
So excited to have this interview launched by Byrdie Beauty! Thank you Adrianna Barrionueva for the feature! Check out the full article here: http://www.byrdie.com/elcie-cosmetics-micro-silque-foundation
As a makeup artist, I do not take too many risks on clients. I do not want to shock them on a special day. Trying something "new" should be on a day that is not so important to you. Like...an average Tuesday. First time I wore red lipstick about 6-7 years ago, my mom said, "Oh my God! Horrible! Please take it off" I refused. I put it on every day for years after that lol. Her eyes got so used to it that she hated it when I didn't wear red. So yes...you do not want to shock guests at an event...it takes a moment to adjust. AND you could just be wearing the wrong hue and you're off to a bad start. So here's a little guide that will help you find YOUR shade of Red!
Step 1: Undertone
A. Cool Undertone: You are considered "Cool" if you have a more pink/beige skin tone. In this case, I am not talking about sun burn/damage or rosacea, were talking about your natural under tone. Generally, your veins are blue. Go down to Step 2 Hue: Blue-Red.
B. Warm Undertone: You are considered "Warm" if you have more yellow/golden skin tone. Again, not to be confused with you tanning for summer. Generally, your veins are green. Go down to Step 2 Hue: Orange-Red
Step 2: Hue
This is the most flattering red for your under tone. You don't necessarily see the blue, but the hue is deeper and not so bright. For a more understated look, do a lighter shade of red like Mac "Ruby Woo" or a deep shade like Nars "Scarlette" for more drama!
This is the most flattering red for your under tone. You definitely see the orange in red and seems brighter than the blue-reds. For a more understated look, do a deeper red-orange like Girlactik "Iconic" or a bright tone such as LimeCrime "Suedeberry" for intensity.
Step 3: Texture
Glossy vs Matte Lips: If you're afraid of red to begin with, skip the gloss! Glossy lips always stand out a bit more dramatic. Matte lips are more subtle and are more wearable.
The Perfect Red for You!
Even though these are the "general" rules to red lips (notice how I used the word "generally" a lot in this post lol), you do not have to follow them! This guide will help you find the right shade for you and finding texture is all a preference. My advise is to wear it for a few days to get used to it before you shut it out! Hope this blog post helps! Xoxo
Getting engaged is one of the most exciting times in a girl's life. I say "girl" not "guy" because usually the guy knows when its going to happen, but for the girl, it's a surprise. Let the wedding planning begin! We start coordinating and organizing at least a year in advance. Within this year, we are stressed out for many things: location, vendors, guest list, entertainment, food, invitations, etc,. Although a year can pass by so quickly, it is actually a pretty long time. Within this time, many things may change including trend, your style, your preferences and so on. I know that almost every girl who plans their own wedding feels they can plan anyone's wedding thereafter; but when stress is high and our minds are inconsistent, it is truly difficult. This is where Professional Wedding Planners come in to play, to help ease your stress. However, being in the Wedding industry for almost 14 years, I learned a thing or two from my brides and vendors. Here are 10 simple things to do or keep in mind that will make the Wedding planning process a little smoother:
1. Do research on your Vendors. See various works they've done before you chose them. Do not expect them to create something that is not in their style. Every vendor has a look about them, find one that coincides with yours. And TRUST them. You chose them for a reason, so let them do their work. Flowers, food, invitations, photographers, videographers, etc.
2. Do what makes you and your husband-to-be happy. Try not to let the million opinions around you stress or aggravate you. Understand that people want the best for you, it's just a difference in opinion and you ultimately make the decision. Be open minded but logical.
3. Communication is Key. Whether it's with your husband-to-be, your families or your vendors; communication is essential in making sure you are on the same page the entire journey there. It is important that they know, understand and respect your preferences. This includes budgeting.
4. Create a wedding email address. This simple task will make your life so much easier. Emails get lost, communication gets lost. Make sure everything you express to your vendors is in writing. He said she said will not matter when, your flowers don't show up on your wedding.
5. Wedding Dress. This should probably be bullet point number 1! Don't try on 100 dresses. When you find one your heart says YES to, stop looking; you will only confuse yourself further. Wear a dress that screams YOU and hopefully 10/20 years from now, you won't regret. Most importantly, be comfortable!
6. Makeup & Hair. I can speak volumes on this bulletpoint alone. Just like number "1", you must find stylists and artists that are YOUR style. Do not go to someone and ask for something they've never seen before. Chances are, they will struggle with it and so will you. And if you've chosen them, trust them, but it is also important that you communicate your likes and dislikes. Most importantly - please stick to who you are. Do not take risks and try something "new" on your wedding day. Be the BEST version of YOURSELF! Key.
7. Don't do anything you haven't done before. If you've never spray tanned before, don't do it for your wedding. Try in advance and see how you like it first. Don't change your hair color drastically; you don't want to confuse people about your look, you want them to see the best you they've ever seen.
8. Beauty from the inside out. At least the month of your wedding, try getting a lot of sleep, drinking a lot of water, refraining from alcohol, eating healthy and following a good skincare regimen. (I will post skincare advice soon) All of the above will make such a difference on your overall look at your wedding! You will look and feel healthy, have more energy and great skin. And PLEASE do not do any facials within a week of your wedding. Make sure your facials are at least 2 weeks in advance.
9. Plan your day realistically. Always allow spare time in your day. Things will go wrong: your hair stylist/makeup artist may be running behind (very common), your florists may be stuck in traffic, your photographer may want to do your photoshoot at a certain time based on the daylight. So many things may go wrong, but you have to be prepared. If you have scheduled your entire day really tight then you probably need to make some adjustments because this will inevitably create stress on the day of.
10. Enjoy your day! You will not believe how fast the day will go by. After all, it's time to let go and enjoy what you've worked so hard to create. Try to pay attention to everything going on around you and take it all in. In addition, people around you will feed off of your energy, if you're having a good time, they're having a good time! And most importantly, you are getting married to the love of your life! So have fun and make beautiful memories.
If you are following me on Snap, you had a sneak peak of all of the below already ;) For the rest of you, here is a rundown of the event and products from the Hourglass Event yesterday. I do my absolute best to make it to every event I am invited to; it's fun, it's makeup and I get to see my friends! Everyone is so busy with their lifestyle that we never get to hang out, out of work.
Hourglass has been one of my favorite brands for years! They truly have quality products and I don't think they've ever created something I don't love. Their ambient highlighters as you know are one of my favorites ever. The shade Brilliance is in my everyday bag and the trio set I use and abuse on my clients. It is so subtle and beautiful! But let's chat about their new launch: VanishFoundation.
Vanish is a stick foundation created to be used in every way from a concealer to a foundation or even contour. Usually, stick foundations scare me because they're generally thick AND because I have a very oily t-zone...it does not work for me. By surprise, the new Vanish foundation does actually that, VANISH as you blend it - crazy texture and technology. It covers great without the thick texture and blends so beautifully. Their color selection was amazing as well, so you know you will find a shade that works for you. I am in the shade sand.By the way, how chic is the packaging?
They also launched a brush that blends the foundation so beautifully! As you all know (and if you don't already, you should), the tools make all the difference in the world when applying makeup! This brush was created specifically to blend the Vanish foundation effortlessly into your skin. It feels like velvet! Around $45, but well worth it. After all, you are really going to buy it just one time and have it forever! Face brushes need to be quality...eyes? you can get away with even your fingers.
In the goodie bag we got, they also included these 1.5mm gel liners - in blue and brown. I don't know if these are new, but they're new to me. These gel liners are super creamy and smooth but not wet! It is also super thin so you can create a nice wing liner with it. AND it does not move! Unless you use a makeup remover, you can't get it off, so I thought that was great!
The event was fun, they had really cool virtual TV's we get to play around with and saw some of my friends in the industry. The space is beautiful and got to see my friends Patrick Starrr & Jadey Wadey!
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...