Eric has training spanning over 20 years from the Makeup Academy School of Beauty in San Francisco, MAC Pro Cosmetics, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown, Senna Cosmetics, Prescriptives, Black Opal, Devezin Cosmetics Los Angeles, etc. For many years he worked as an assistant for the Allen Edwards and Aveda Kriza salons in LA. He now freelances in a LA salon where makeup and skin care are offered and also provides freelance makeup artist services to local modeling agencies.
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SUMMER Beauty Challenge [DAY 2]
How is it going? How are you feeling so far? Here is your challenge for DAY 2!
Summer Beauty Challenge Day 2:Wear a color you haven't worn in a while
is easy to fall into the routine and wear the same blush and eye shadow colors
again and again. Today let's make a conscious effort to choose a color you
like, but haven't worn in a while. Do you like red, orange, aqua,
fuchsia? Let's do this!
A coral eye shadow will never work without a healthy dose of confidence. Never pick a color like that and half-ass it.
If you’re going for a bright, out-there color like orange or yellow,
you have to commit to it. That means not blending it out until it’s so
sheer that you can barely see it. Make sure it’s a strong color.
An important step to prepare for a bikini wax is to avoid
swimming or sunning oneself for a full 24 hours prior to the wax. After
the waxing, you will want to consider the same for a couple of days.
The skin can have some redness or bumping, which can be helped by ice.
There is also the occasional ingrown hair,
which can be iced, and then have anti-bacterial cream applied to ward
off infection. Aestheticians recommend gently exfoliating the pubic
area before the wax, and then doing so regularly after the wax to cut
down on ingrown hairs.
If you want to look your best in a tiny bikini, the Brazilian wax is the way to go. However, there are plenty of things you
need to consider before showing up for your appointment. You need to get
ready, but also consider your state of mind, particularly if it’s your
The ideal length of hair for the best bikini wax is between
1/8" - 1/4". Anything shorter will not deliver satisfied result…
While I would
never suggest you wear something — cosmetics or otherwise — that serves
the sole purpose of attracting men, it’s interesting to note that guys
really do notice your small efforts, especially bold lipstick. Not only did a focus group show that waitresses wearing red lipstick received higher tips from men, but another recent study found that women wearing red lipstick were approached in bars more frequently. Yet another study on the matter
found that red lips would be associated with an indication of estrogen
levels, sexual arousal and health, which in turn led to increase the
positive perception of the face. When you know men are looking
your way, it’s hard not to feel better about yourself.
Sure, it might seem vain, but sometimes a little vanity can help us find self-worth. And that’s OK.
But even more guys we surveyed said they dig a girl who can pull off lipstick.
Red lipsticks are associated with passion,
seduction, and flamboyance. Made popular by Hollywood …
Whether I’m creating a natural, no makeup-makeup look or evening glam, how the face is prepped is key to a successful look. And while cutting corners can save time, there are a few must do's I always follow when applying makeup, and ones that happen before I even touch a brush to anyone’s face! Read on to check out the rules of beauty I rely on.
To ensure long-lasting makeup, always set your foundation. Whether it’s for a photo shoot or a celebrity client, I swear by the ULTA Makeup Setting Spray.
I recommend the Mattifier Shine Eliminator option for those with oily skin, and Chill for those with dry or combo skin. And for those extra long nights, I suggest All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to prevent makeup meltdowns. Tip: Mist setting spray onto your makeup sponge and gently tap onto the T-zone for a more concentrated application. Always keep a nude,
red and a brightly-colored lip stain in your desk, purse, or vanity at
any time. In a pinch, you can add to cheeks…