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smokey eye


Pretty Skull Makeup

October 26, 2016



Pretty Skull Halloween Makeup 

I created this look on Live Glam’s Snap Chat. Here are the products I used.




Eye Shadow Primer: Black from NYX Cosmetics

Shadow: Set with Black shadow and some out all around the eye

Smoke out red shadow around the black.

EyeLiner: Liquid Liner from Jordan Cosmetics




do your brows with Kelley Baker Brows Products


Shade your nose and around your face with a light brown eyeshadow.


using a black face paint from Wolfe brother draw the nose, line across your cheeks and lines down your mouth.

Shade below the line with a black shadow.


are from Ardell Lashes #207


finish with white contact and a black beanie.




Hope you enjoyed this look.


Alana Dawn 

Beauty Tips, DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Smokey Winged Cat EYEshadow

February 26, 2014

tarte matte palette



Smokey Cat EYEshadow

Above is a look that was inspire by one of my favorite instagram artist @makeupbyLilit

its a beautiful winged cat eye using eyeshadow. 


Here is a good close up shot of how the eyeshadow looks. I love this eye.

I am totally into matte colors right now and this is

the perfect palette to create this look.




You can see how natural all the colors look below, these shadows have so much pigmentation!

a little goes a long way!

For this Tarte Cosmetics palette click here




 For the all the details on this look make sure to watch this video! 

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Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Natural Beachy Waves; Kim Kardashian Hair Tutorial

March 13, 2012

Kim Kardashian and her sisters are known to have there hair super long, thick with naturally soft curls. I have worked with their hair stylist Maisha Oliver on a few shoots for Keri Hilson and I know that she does an amazing job on their hair. So since I have gotten a whole lot of requests to do a hair tutorial I had in this (click here) video I finally did it :) if for some reason the video is not working on this site click here to watch this hair tutorial.

DIY, Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Happy Valentines Day

February 14, 2012

So today is the day you celebrate love with your special someone. If you don’t have a date or aren’t in a relationship (so overrated lol ) its a day to love yourself, to remind yourself that you are worth it, you are loved by good friends and family and deserve to have this day to yourself. :)

My favorite bible verse on love…

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

-Corinthians 13:4–8

For everyone who has not seen my posts. Here are some makeup and nail ideas you can do for your special date. :)

a romantic look using the naked palette from Urban Decay. I got so many requests asking me to do a few looks using these colors and this is what I came up with. :)


A fun flirty eyeliner for a night out.

Romantic Soft Smokey Eyes

Fun Black and white Striped Nails

Black Matte Nail Polish and Hearts

and finally pink studded nails



Alana Dawn


Soft Brown Smokey Eye

February 7, 2012

Here is a soft brown smokey eye I did. Its a super natural eye that you can wear on or off the red carpet. This is the type of smokey eye that you can wear everyday! I used only 3 colors and it take only a few minutes to do. So if you say you dont have time to do your makeup in the morning watch this tutorial and it will change your mind! haha


Hope you guys like the video! See you guys in the next one.


Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Smokey Eye Tutorial

January 30, 2012

Hey guys, I was watching American Idol the other day and Jennifer Lopez had this amazing smokey eye! Her eyes were super dark and she had this light pale pink lipstick on. I mean… she is gorgeous anyway so I would think that any makeup she had on would look amazing! haha but it inspired me anyway to create another fun, simple tutorial. If you guys have any other suggestions on what I should show or do differently please let me know. :)

The video below shows every step and every product I used so make sure to check it out!

Though I got inspired by Jennifer Lopez, every celebrity loves to do a smokey eye wether its on or off the red carpet. Kim Kardashian especially! Since she is so popular with the smokeyness I decided to name yet another video after her. lol Hope you guys enjoys this!

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Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Red Carpet Tutorial

January 26, 2012

How to get Red Carpet Ready!

So I have now been a makeup artist for officially 10 years! geez I feel old! but I have quite a few Red Carpet experiences under my belt. From big events like the Grammys and Oscars to small store openings! A few things you have to remember about red carpet you got to use primers and long lasting makeup because these events are long and they cant go in looking gorgeous and come out looking, well…. not so pretty! haha

Some brands of primers I like are, smashbox, two faced, and Laura Mercier. I have never had a problem with these and also know that these will definitely help your foundation last all night! Primers to use on your eyes, Urban Decay, and Macs paint pots! I love them!

Anyway, here is one look I put together for you all recreating Kim K’s look at the Golden Globes and I also added some fun nails to go with the look:)

Don’t you want to learn how to get these fancy pantsy nails?! Hope you love it! :)

xoxo, Alana Dawn



Makeup of the day

January 12, 2012


What I used…

Base: soft ochre (mac)
Lid: honesty (mac)
Crease: espresso (mac)
Crease2: Swiss chocolate (mac)
Highlight: brule (mac)

Alana Dawn

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Black Glitter Smokey Eye

January 11, 2012

Black Glitter Smokey Eye



What I used! :)

Base: White clown cake (Krylon)
Lid: Silver (Mehron)
Crease: Carbon (MAC)
Crease2: Copperplate (MAC) on top of carbon
Highlight: Nylon (MAC)

Glitter: reflects silver glitter (MAC)

Liner: Blacktrack (MAC)
waterline: smolder (MAC)

Lashes: Salon Perfect


Watch more video tutorials on my youtube channel,




Alana Dawn


Melody Ehsani x Lady Art

December 1, 2011

Last Monday I met up with my really good friend Melody Ehsani to help her do makeup for her look book. This is the make up we ended up with, a dark smokey eye.