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Makeup Monday- Tattoo Cover Up

January 26, 2015
Tattoo Coverup

Happy Monday!

So I posted a photo on my personal instagram last week and I got a bunch of  texts from my friends asking me: “How in the world did you cover that tattoo with makeup!?” Color Theory my friend, Color Theory.

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When we correct our under eye darkness, in most cases we use a salmon color to cancel out the bluish tones right? Right. We use opposite colors (or complimentary colors) from the color spectrum to cancel them out.
Bust out your color wheel or use the one below for reference. Follow these steps

color-wheel.jpg (1102×1102)1) Figure out what colors are in the tattoo.
(The picture above the bow was actually pink, (which is a hue of red) I used Green (Green is opposite of red) to cancel out the pink, but I only placed it in the areas where there was pink)

2)Find out what each color’s opposite is.

3)Take cream based makeup and use complimentary colors to go over tattoo. If you have multiple colors in the tattoo this will require some patience. You are basically going over whole tattoo color by color, this takes time.

Tip: Most “black” tattoos are actually a hue of green. Use red to cancel it out

4. Take a concealer and gently and ever so carefully pat the product over the tattoo

5. Set with powder

You may have to do a few layers switching between concealer and powder but be patient, trust me it will work!

Don’t forget to show us your work!
#LAMakeupMonday #LadyArtLooks

Love,

Karissa Sig

Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp

Makeup Monday- Wearable Cut Crease

January 12, 2015

Hello Beauties!!

So I wanted to share with you how I do an easy daytime cut crease eye shadow. As I was going through instagram, youtube and other social media, all I could find was over the top Cut Crease Looks. I wanted to something more wearable for any day of the week whether you’re going to work or school, and it can easily transition into a night out look if you want to top it off with glitter.

Let me know what you think! As always, share your looks with us! #LAMakeupMonday

Love,

Karissa Sig

 

 

Hair/MakeUp

Bright Eyes Makeup Tutorial

June 12, 2014

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Bright Eyes

Hello my loves,

I did these eyes last week and I finally got to edit the video

 to these sparkly eyes. 

Who doesn’t want to learn how to brighten up your eyes right?

 

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What You Need…

1. Smoked Palette from Urban Decay

2. Brown script from MAC or Sienna from Anastasia Beverly Hills

3. Vanilla Pigment

4. Chocolate brow dip from Anastasia Beverly Hills for your brows.

5. Ardell Lashes #113 and #118

6. Duo Lash Glue

7. Naked Foundation from Urban Decay #6.0 for your face.

8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit.

9. Reflect Gold Glitter MAC

10. Urban Decay black liquid liner.

11. NYX snow cap lipstick

12. C-thru gloss from MAC

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above is a closer look at the makeup :)

and below is what the smoked palette from Urban Decay Looks Like.

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Click the video below to watch how to do this look step by step.

I try to make it easy as possible for you guys.

Dont forget to subscribe so I can keep making these videos for you guys.

Have a wonderful day!

xo,

Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Updated Brow Tutorial

June 4, 2014

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I was going to post this tomorrow but Im so excited to share this video because I haven’t done a video in months!

Here is my new brow routine. Click on the video below to see everything I used.

 

All the products are from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Love you guys!

See you in the next post.

xo,

Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp

Matte Eyes

June 3, 2014

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Matte Eyes

Im so in love with matte everything right now! I love how fresh and smooth it looks.

Doesn’t it look really soft? Im going to show you how I achieved this look with the

Tarte Cosmetics Matte Palette. 

Below is a close up of my Matte Eyes.

 

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Step 1: apply a matte eyeshadow base, I used painterly from MAC this will help your eyeshadow from 

creasing throughout the day.

Step 2: You are going to apply the light shadow (#1 on the photo below)

to your entire lid using a flat brush.

Step 3: Using a fluffy blending brush you are going to apply the soft brown color

(#2 in the photo below) to your crease

Step 4: Using the brown shadow you are going to smoke that out

below your lower lash line using a pencil brush 

(#3 in the photo below).

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Below is a description on where the colors should be place.

I hope this makes it easy for you :) 

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To finish the look I applied brown gel liner from MAC with an angle brush.

Then applied #113 and #118 lashes from Ardell Lashes

(my new favorite combo)

Lips: Karma Lipstick and Sunshine kisses from Dose of colors.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade in dark brown.

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I did a quick lip tutorial with this look check it out on my instagram…

Instagram.com/AlanaDawn

Enjoy this matte look!

See you guys in the next post!

xo,

Alana Dawn

Beauty Tips, DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Pop Art Lips

May 29, 2014

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POP ART

 

Today I wanted to do something fun and different.

This is clearly just for fun and not something

someone would wear out for the day. 

Step 1: Line your lips with a deep red liner.

Step 2: Fill in your lips with BESO lip gloss from Stila Cosmetics.

(this is a matte gloss that doesn’t transfer)

Step 3: with an angle brush line your lips with black eyeliner, I

used the black liner from Morphe.

Step 4: Color inside your lips with the same black liner.

Step 5: with Clown Cake from Ben Nye draw on a couple lines to make it cartoon like.

And there you have it, FUN Pop Art Lips!

I have a quick tutorial on my instagram check it out here.

www.Instagram.com/AlanaDawn 

see you in the next post.

xo,

Alana Dawn

Beauty Tips, DIY

How to Naturally Reduce Your Pore Size at Home!

May 28, 2014

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  Have you ever looked in the mirror and noticed large pores that weren’t there before?

A few days ago I was using my Clarisonic and my son comes running into the bathroom and asks…

“Mom, what are you doing to your face?’

I replied… ” Trying to get my skin to look like yours again.”

Now he runs around telling everyone that I want to look like him. haha

Our skin probably wont ever be as tight and smooth as it was when we were babies but

I can show you some natural steps to help reduce the size of your pores.

What Causes Large Pores?

Our bodies produce sebum, its an oily substance to protect the skin from drying out. People who have

naturally oily skin tend to have larger pores. When dirt and oil collect in your skin, your pores look larger than normal.

This is why is is very important to remove your makeup properly.

How To Naturally Reduce Your Pore Size?

DIY face mask.

Pour egg white from 1 egg into a bowl, whisk until the texture is foamy.

Let the bowl chill in the fridge for 5 minutes then squeeze the juice of one lemon.

Apply the mixture onto your skin, leave it one for 10-15 minutes.

Then rinse off with lukewarm water.

Lemon

Benefits:

The citric acid present in lemons helps exfoliate the skin and clean slogged pores.

Egg White:

Benefits

Egg whites have skin toning and complexion enhancing properties, it also keeps your skin free from impurities.

Raw Honey 

Benefits: Reduces excess oil and tightens pores.

Honey can prevent clogged pores, apply raw honey to affected areas and massage into

skin for a few minutes. Then rinse with lukewarm water.

Relax and Enjoy this face mask!

See you in the next post.

xo,

Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp

Matte Smokey Eye

May 22, 2014

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I’ve done a lot of these lately… I just love the matte brown look these days. 

If you scroll a couple posts before this one it gives you a great step by step tutorial 

to get something very similar. 

The Products I Used:

1. Tarte Matte Palette

2.Tarte Liquid Precision Liner. 

3. Salon Perfect Lashes #33 for natural FULL lash. 

4. Brows: Anastasia Beverly HIlls Chocolate Dip

Brow and Soft Brown Brow Shadow Combo

I made a quick 15sec video on my Instagram if you would like to watch it click here.

See you in the next post!!

<3 you guys,

Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Simple Smokey Eyes

May 13, 2014

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Simple Smokey Eyes

Did you ever realize how easy it is to do a smokey eye?!

This is the best smokey eye technique when you have about 10-15min to get ready.

Plus look how much bigger it makes your eyes look!!!

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You want to apply a primer all over your lid so the makeup could stay.

(you can apply a darker primer on your lower lid so the shadow comes on dark,

I usually use black liner and blend it in)  Using the Tarte Cosmetics Holiday Palette.

1. Using a flat brush you want to apply #1 on your lower lid

2. Then with a blending brush, blend #2 right onto your crease blending all the

colors together.

3. Using a flat brush use #3 right below your brow bone to highlight your eyes.

4. to get the smokeyness below your lower lash like you want to use a

black eyeliner in your water line.

5. Then with a pencil brush use the color #1 right below your lower lash line,

then with a stiffer  blending brush softly blend #4 right below #1.

6. Finish off the look with Tarte Cosmetics precision liner and #33 lashes from Salon Perfect.

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I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy smokey eye!

Ill see you in the next post!

xoxo,

Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Tutorial Tuesdays!

May 6, 2014

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Tutorial Tuesdays! 

Last night a posted the above photo on my instagram and I got a lot of people asking what

I was wearing. so here it is….

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EYES:

1. For my eyes I posted the palette I used ( from Tarte Cosmetics holiday collection)

you can use colors just like this if you don’t have the palette.

2. I used the new precision liner from TARTE Cosmetics for my winged liner.

3. Finished my eyes with Salon Perfect Demi Wispies

FACE:

Primer: SmashBox photofinish primer

Foundation: Urban Decay Naked Foundation 6.0

Highlight/Contour Anastasia concealer 2.0 and 7.0

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette.

Powder: MAC Cosmetics Mineralized Powder Medium Plus

BROWS:

Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay (rich brown)

LIPS:

NYX Snow Cap lipstick and Madeleine butter gloss

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Close up of my eyes :)

20140506-121548.jpgFinal Up, Close, and Personal Look!!!

Let us know what you want to see!! follow us on instagram.

instagram.com/LadyArtLooks

See you in the next post!

xo,

Alana Dawn