October 2011


Meet MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealer.  It’s my new best friend (and my tired, stressed-out, sleep-deprived clientele’s, too).  I could do an whole blog on this entire line of MAC Pro Longwear. . . I happen to love this stuff!

I’m going through more of this concealer than any I’ve used on any clients before now.  Its consistency is perfect for that oh-so-delicate skin that’s just under eyes.  Its pigment is opaque enough to hide dark circles and red areas.  Yet it’s non-drying like some other pasty concealers.  I love it as a prelude to a light misting of MAC’s airbrush formula foundation.

I’m also using it personally. . .it’s in my makeup drawer in my own dressing room.  Which seems to be a test of makeup that I just can’t do without in my kit.  A tiny dab will do. . . blend in small circles with a fluffy eyeshadow brush that you dedicate to your concealer.

Looking to switch things up a bit with your concealer?  I’d highly suggest this!  Remember, concealing rules have evolved: Gone are the days of “reverse raccoon eyes” (you know, where your under-eye makeup is way too light).  The secret to successful concealing is matching your own skin tone, nearly exactly.




1.  Fluidline gel eyeliner in “Blitz & Glitz.”  It’s waterproof.  It’s smudge-able if you work with it quickly.  It stays put!  This is a black pigment with a hint of pearl/gold.  Complimentary to every eye color, but especially fab on blue and green eyes!  Holds on to eye shadow that’s layered on top of it.  I like to use a slanted #266 brush to apply it and a #219 pencil brush to smudge it.  If you want a smooth line, use only a #266.

2.  Pro Longwear Concealer.  I need a blog on the whole Pro Longwear line.  It’s rapidly my personal fave, which means it’s also in my own makeup drawer in my dressing room.  This stuff does a great job of concealing, but more importantly is gentle to the delicate under-eye area without being too drying.  Non-cakey.  Super when blended lightly on edges of application zone.  LOVE THIS STUFF!!!

3.  False Lashes Mascara.  This is my current mascara fave. . . but it’s not in my kit only because it’s not waterproof.  It’s in my makeup drawer, and I love this, love the brush, love the tube design.  Kudos, MAC!


When Real Brides Look Like Models

October 17, 2011

She’s real.  She’s beautiful.  She understands her makeup. Meet Alexis.  She’s one of those decisive women who knows just how she likes things.  She’s a makeup maven who knows her product and how she prefers to use it.  (Concealer and eyeliner are her faves:) Now, go check out her photographer, Andrew Stephen Cebulka.  This was […]

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