Kevin Bacon For "I Love Dick"

I had the pleasure of doing Kevin Bacon for his premier for the new amazon series "I Love Dick" As a groomer it is so important to know the balance between perfecting your clients skin and keeping the realness at the front of the look. I absolutely love using CONTEXT Oil-free Daily moisturizer because it gives the skin hydration and no shine. This is a must have lotion for oily girls and men alike. Then I prepped the eye with CONTEXT Vit C eye cream because it plumps the skin and prepares the eye for light makeup.

Beauty on a Budget

If there's one thing I love, it's a good beauty steal. Sometimes it can be hard to find good quality products that aren't super pricy. My beauty blender is one of my favorite tools to use when applying face makeup, but i've always thought 20 bucks was a little pricy for this little sponge. Nonetheless, I've never complained about it because they're amazing. But, recently I found a sponge that's the same quality, but only $6! The Real Techniques complexion sponge. I was in Ulta and came across it and what intrigued me was the shape of it. It's similar to the beauty blender, but one of the sides is slanted and flat instead of round. Thought I'd give it a try and I haven't stopped using it since! I like the flat side of the sponge because it makes it easy to get right under the eyes when blending out concealer or setting the under eyes with a powder. Don't get me wrong, I still love my beauty blender and use it often, but if you're looking for an alternative for a fraction of the cost, the real techniques sponge is just as great! 

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Get the Look! with Lindsey Morgan for the Saturn Awards

I just love working with this beauty!! Lindsey Morgan attended the Saturn Awards this week and I got some requests for the makeup we used. Here is a breakdown of what we used.

I want to hear from you guys!! What other looks do you want me to create on my youtube channel???

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Skin Care: Bio Enzymes Purifying Mask- I am obsessed with these & Becca Cosmetics Illuminating primer

Foundation: Orlane Foundation

Brows: ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS - Brow Duality

Cheeks: Stila Cream Blush & Benefit Sugarbomb & Dior SkinNude Tan #2

Highlighting: MAC prep + prime Highlighter LIGHT BOOST

Eyes: We kept her eyes really simple. We wanted it to be all about the outfit and the makeup just complimented the look. I swept Jouer Cream Shadow in Moonlight all over the top and bottom lid. Then I took a matte caramel color eyeshadow and blended in the edges on top and bottom. I rimmed the eyes with Charlotte Tilbury Rock N' Khol liner in deep brown. A couple of individual false lashes, several coats of Tom Ford Mascara

Lip liner: Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil  I filled in the whole lip and then just a touch of any nude gloss in the middle

 

Get the Look! with Holland Roden for Maneaddicts

Hey guys! So I got a request on the products we used for this look. Here is a breakdown of what I used

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Foundation: Armani Illuminating foundation

Brows: Tarte Brow pencil

Lip: Laura Mercier Lip stain in Sugar Violet

Eyes: Now this is a combination of a ton of shadows, but if you are trying to do this yourself start out with Painterly pain pot by MAC all over the lid. I put Moonlight cream shadow by Jouer in the corner of the eye. Sweep the pink shade in Dior's Pallate 566 Versailles all over the lid minus the corner. Define the crease first with the matte taupe color in TARTE's Showstopper Clay Palette then define it again with the shimmery eggplant color in the same palette. Bring those two colors down along the lower lash line. Rim the water line on top and bottom. Several coats of mascara  and you are done!!

Cheeks: I contoured with her foundation in a darker color and Becca Cosmetics pressed highlighter in Pearl on the tops of her cheeks.

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International Beauty Show hits Vegas this month!!

IBS Las Vegas Coming this June!

On June 20, International Beauty Show (IBS) Las Vegas will be kicking off their event at the Las Vegas Convention Center with over 21,000 beauty professionals delivering a wide range of classes, workshops, performances, and competitions. For those in need of a way to enhance their careers, this event will be the most exciting way to hone new skills, purchase new products for your salon, and learn how to manage your business in this industry. As an added bonus, IBS participants will also receive free admission to International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences (IECSC). http://www.ibslasvegas.com/#1

As one of the notable and fastest growing beauty conventions in the industry, the event wouldn't be complete without the world's leading beauty experts in skin, hair, makeup and even nails. http://www.christrio.com/about-us Christine Le is the president and founder of CHRISTRIO nail products and travels all over the globe to educate business owners and nail technicians on using and promoting her products, and will have a class called "Innovations 3D Gel Nail Designs" on June 20. Having styled celebrities and made appearances on TV shows "Shear Genius" and "Extreme Makeover," http://www.kimvo.com Kim Vo will organize a master class on red carpet styling.
 

Whether you want to learn the techniques to sculpt your face or want to discover the secrets behind making a living in the makeup industry, numerous makeup gurus will be hosting workshops throughout the convention. http://www.gabriel-productions.com/about/ Gabriel Noda, a beauty genius who has perfected runway makeup and has dedicated his career to designing a line of hypoallergenic cosmetics, will be presenting on June 20 and 22.

Since the convention is a three-day event, IBS also wanted to make sure that everything was easy and convenient for all the event participants, including accommodation. As the official housing company for IBS, https://aws.passkey.com/event/12430214/owner/2614/home Par Avion Meetings & Conventions arranges all the hotel accommodation with negotiated room rates. The deadline for reservations is May 28.

With all sorts of entertainment at your fingertips, Las Vegas is one of the best places in the world to host a convention. The city has far exceeded its reputation as a gambling capital, becoming the world's most popular entertainment hub. Vegas has much more to offer to visitors beyond gambling. The celebrity chefs, extravagant hotels and world-class amenities were more than enough to keep guests coming back for more.

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Festival makeup look product love!!

Hey everyone my new video is up on a perfect look for summer music festivals!! Here are the products I used in that video. Hope you liked it :) You can find the video here

MAC eye pencil in Fascinating/Jouer tinted moisturizer/BECCA Cosmetics shimmering skin perfector/ First Aid Beauty Oil Free Mattifying Gel/ Jouer cheek tint in Sunkissed, whisper & Petal/ MAC Pro Longwear concealer/ Jouer Creme eyeshadow in baroque/Dior Skin Nude in #2/ Tarte lip pencil in Hope/ Anastasia matte and shimmer brown highligher/ Benefit Agent Zero shine/ Benefit roller mascara

Holland's MTV Movie Awards Look

It has been amazing the response from everyone about Holland's look from last night so I thought I would let you in on what we used!!

We started with one of her favorite skin illuminizers by Becca Cosmetics in white pearl to give the skin some glow and light. Then we contoured her face first with TEMPTU airpods in 3, then the whole face in the same product in #1 & #2. I wanted her cheeks to have some youthful color so we used TEMPTU airpod in Nude Pink from the apples to the hair line and Pale Pink just on the apples. Finished off the high points of the with 411 highlighter.

For the eyes I was inspired by the amazing Twiggy. I wanted to keep them still natural but have some definition and modern qualities. I used a matte black shadow to define the crease and then when back in with Jouer cream shadow in Galaxy to give it some depth. Then I liner her lids with Dior's Diorshow Pro Liner in black. This liner I am obsessed with, it is FLAT!! The easiest to put on for even the most liner challenged! Several coats of mascara and the eyes are done.

For the lips we wanted them to be muted but still compliment the rest of the look so we used TEMPTU lipstick in Blushed Nude

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By popular depand!! Holland Roden

Calling all Holland fans that have been asking me to know what we used for this look, this one is for you!

We started with Jouer Tinted moisturizer to give that Holland glow! For her eyes I swept Tom Fords Shade & Illuminate Intensity 1 over her eyes. I used this on the top and bottom of the lid for the lived in look. To intensify the lash lines I smudged Tom For Beauty Eye Defining pencil. I wanted there to be more focus around the lash lines to bring more attention to the eye. Finished off with a couple coats of Tom Ford mascara. I brightened up her inner eye and a little under with Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher Concealer in Fair 2. This is a must have to really make the eyes pop!!

For the cheeks I genitally contoured with Chanel's cream blush in Destiny and then for a pop of color I used Charlottle Tilbury Beach Stick in Las Salinas. This is one of my new obsessions!!

I defined her lip with Charlotte Tilbury lip pencil in Pillow Talk. Finished the look with Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo

Hope you guys enjoyed this look, many more to come!! Can't wait for you guys to see her look this weekend at the MTV movie awards :)

 

Let's talk about brows baby

Now a days with instagram and other social media there is a trend of exaggerated brows. Now those might be good for the few, they don't really work for girls that want to look more natural. The trend is moving to a more framed looked instead of the brows being such a strong feature. When you fill your brows in they are the perfect frame for your face and can really add a more youthful appearance. Today I am going to share with you my favorite products I use for myself and clients and a few tips to get you on your way!

These are some of my favorite products I use. Now there are different brands of course that will work just as well, but these are my tried and true. 1. Anastasia of Beverly Hills brow gel, 2. brow wiz and 3. brow powder 4. Tweezerman dual sided pencil for highlighting

Step one: If you have time get your brows cleaned up by a professional so the shape is perfect for your face. They are a lot easier to fill in if they are in this condition.

Step two: Brush your brows down so you can see the natural line of your brow. Start with either the pencil or powder at the arch. Use small, gentle strokes to fill in the brow down to the tail. Most of the intensity in color should be in this area because we want the definition to be the greatest on the arch and tail. 

Tip: I use a pencil on brows that are more fine and need more definition. If you already have full brows and are looking for just a little bit of structure use powder in two colors so you can get the most natural finish

Step three: After you have filled in the arch and tail move to the top of the brow, closest to the nose, with the hairs still brushed down. Here you will want to use even a lighter hand. Using the same small strokes work your way along the top of the brow to meet the arch.

Step four: brush the brows in the normal direction so you can see where you are at. Then follow the bottom of the brow from nose to tail to complete the structure. Continue to brush the brows through so the powder or pencil blend with the hair. If you see you need a little more filled in, in spares areas then now is the time to do it.

Step five: Use a highlighter under and over the top of the arch to get that finished look. Blend with your finger. Using your finger here will help the product melt into the skin with the warmth of your body heat

Step six: set with a light brush through of brow gel to get all day wear!

Remember brows are sisters not twins ;) Tag me on instagram to show me your brow game!! @ellelearyartistry

This is an example of a client of mine and how we fill her brows in for a natural look!! I used pencil here in two complimentary colors.

This is an example of a client of mine and how we fill her brows in for a natural look!! I used pencil here in two complimentary colors.

Classic beauty hits the carpet

My amazing client Julie Ann Emery hit the red carpet last night for the #MadMenBall. We wanted to go very classic yet modern. We felt the look needed a little edge. So I first prepped her skin with Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl. I love to use this on the outside points of the face, cheek bones and chin. Then I put Becca Cosmetics Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector in her T Zone. I just wanted to make sure she had a glow but didn't look too dewy. Then I combined Dior Airflash with Jouer Moisture tint for the perfect coverage


     Tip: If you want medium to full coverage but only have a full coverage foundation, mix a little tinted moisturizer or regular moisturizer into your foundation to sheer it out!!


For her modern smokey eye I used my finger to rub Jouer long-wearing cream shadow in Night sky from lash line to right above the crease. With a small brush I brushed on Dior cream shadow in Cosmos along the top and bottom lash line for a little more intensity and drama. Highlighted the brown bone with a matte eggshell shadow and a ton of mascara!


    Tip: If you want a more lived in look to our shadow use your finger to smudge the cream product into the lid. It isn't as clean as using a brush which will give you that undone-done look!


Other products used:

Cheeks: Chanel cream blush in 61 Destiny and Affinite

Lips: TARTE lip pencil in Exposed and Armani lip gloss in Fastest