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5 of the Best Beauty Vloggers to Glam up Your Holidays

With the holidays here, we might find ourselves short on time for that beauty makeover at the salon or department store. This is why technology has become a convenient haven for the on-the-go girl! But with millions of videos on YouTube, sifting through what you need can lead to major distractions—like those adorable cat videos! Or […]

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The Pretty Files: Bronzer Basics

I get a lot of questions and requests as a professional makeup artist. I’ve mentioned some of them before, but there are requests that keep popping up, at least once a week if not more. Eyeliner is a big one, as is the smoky eye. Lately though, people keep wanting me to help them choose […]

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The Pretty Files: Acne and Breakouts

When I sat down to plan this month’s Pretty Files, my plan was to write about self tanners. As a vampire-pale human summer is my nemesis and the idea that a self tanner might keep me from blinding the planet was very inviting. I lined up what I wanted to try and some techniques to […]

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The Pretty Files: Warming up to Marsala

Happy 2015! I don’t know about you, but I was really excited when Pantone revealed the 2015 color of the year, Marsala. In contrast to 2014’s Radiant Orchid and 2013’s Emerald, Marsala immediately felt like a color that was user-friendly and wearable in regards to fashion. It also felt classic. Pretty wine-red sweater paired with […]

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The Pretty Files: Fall Makeup Trend

Summer has left us (unless you’re in the southern hemisphere and in that case welcome back to warmer days!) I have been reluctantly packing away my sundresses and my flip flops and looking ahead to sweaters, boots, and scarves. I have also been taking a look at my makeup bag. With the change in season […]

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The Pretty Files: Makeup Bag Rehab

When is the last time you really looked at the contents of your bag? This month we’re having a little intervention, sitting down to look at those bags of wonder, and sending all of us to makeup bag rehab.

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The Pretty Files: Emergency Makeup

We have all had those days, days where we are lucky to get out the door on time to get to work or school only to get to our destination and discover we need to be more than just there: we have to look our best and in a hurry. Crap. So when life throws […]

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The Pretty Files: Drugstore Beauty

Well the end of May is here and that means schools are out, people are working, and we’re all thinking about vacation. That usually means two things: travel and money.

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The Pretty Files: Play Time – MAC’s Playland Collection

I am a big MAC  fan. I am especially a fan of their lipstick and at any given time you’ll find about four tubes in various colors and finishes hanging out in my purse. I don’t go anywhere without my ‘lip glass’ (MAC’s term for lip gloss) in Beaux. Their products are a staple of […]

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The Pretty Files: Mascara

Hello pretties! In a previous installment of The Pretty Files we talked about winged eyeliner as a way to bring some drama to our eyes. It was a lot of fun, but eyeliner isn’t the only way to bring some simple interest to the eyes. In fact, one of the easiest ways to do so […]

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The Pretty Files: Winging It Eyeliner Tutorial

Winged eyeliner. Cat eyes. Swoosh lid. Whatever you want to call it, the makeup look where the eyeliner goes just beyond the edge of the eye and upward is hot right now.  It can look both classy and sexy, casual and done up, polished and effortless.  It can also strike fear in the hearts of […]

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The Pretty Files: Beauty in the Mail

You like makeup.  You are kind of a skincare junkie.  You enjoy trying all kinds of new and unusual products, but you don’t really have the time or the money to go out and buy the latest, the greatest, and the most-hyped thing.  What are you to do?  Go broke over that super trendy new […]

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The Pretty Files: Fall Trends and Essentials

As New York’s Fashion Week draws to a close it’s time to start looking at what’s hot for fall, but just for me Fashion Week isn’t just about clothes.  It’s about makeup and the trends we’re going to be seeing for the next season as well as for what my clients in the makeup chair […]

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