” The weather is hot and girls are dressin’ less”……YES!!! It’s “Summertime”- and just like DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince were dead on with those lyrics, “hit you and get you equipped for the summertime”…..I’m here to get you equipped for protectin your skin. When you’re out eating lunch on the patio, enjoying a picnic in the park, or actually basking in the sun on the beach, make SUNSCREEN your new BFF!!!! Continue reading
Through the years of my love affair with makeup, I’ve noticed that blush is either a hit or miss with most beauties. It’s like one of those love/hate type relationships…simply meaning- you either love it or you hate it!!! Well, that’s exactly how I feel about it too but not just because I feel like loving or hating it…It takes a lot to perfect and is sometimes a challenge for me to gauge whether or not my client has on just enough, too much, or too little. Yes, even makeup artists have challenges with certain things so don’t be discouraged! LOL I’ve gotten it down to a science now- and for you, using your mirror is key in proper blush application! (I always double check it on the monitor or camera before making adjustments) Also the shape, and definition of the cheek is your foundation! A person with fuller cheeks will need a bit more contour, as a person with very high cheek bones will need less contour and more highlighting, a person with square shape face with need emphasis on the apples of the cheeks, etc. The direction you take is individual…..
At any rate, blush IS a very important element to your total look. Blush balances the face, gives more dimension and emlimates the look of a flat canvas! It also ties everything in….Learn to master your blush technique and application- straying away from it could be the downfall to a flawless look!!!!! Remember, practice makes perfect!
Blush should brighten up the complexion, and give the illusion of a natural blushing. You’ll know when you nail it- it will look like it’s coming from the inside out!!!! Check out these pics Continue reading
The sun is shining bright and you need to have that sunkissed glow! Unfortunately our beloved sun can make an adverse affect on our precious skin so we need faux enhancements!!!! Hard Candy Glamazon GLOW all the way Face & Body Illuminizer Bronze Walmart (SRP $8.00) is IT. Continue reading
I’m sure many of you are like the first ladies of I Am Supergorge…when you step out for a night on the town, your face is BEAT!!! Being a tastemaker, party girl, socialite or Oscar winner, it is NOT all popped bottles or glitz & glam. When the night is done, and you are on that drive home….the first thing you want to do is slide out of that second skin like dress, and hit your California King!!! Continue reading
I’m a lover of soft lips and I’m sure all of you are too! Everything glides on much smoother when you have supple lips…but it takes some TLC! The key to baby soft lips is easy…Keep your lips lubricated with either a chapstick or lip balm or lip conditioner at all times. Don’t get caught without some type of conditioning lippie handy…
Here are my top picks to kissable lips: Continue reading
One of my favorite beauty must-haves is the Clarisonic!!! Although they are pretty “pop” now, when debued on Oprah’s ‘Favorites’ show, many of us had no clue. One of my favorite things to teach in makeup is the simple fact that, YOUR MAKEUP ONLY LOOKS AS GOOD AS YOUR SKIN UNDERNEATH! With great skin, you get great finished results and this is why I don’t go a day without using my Clarisonic! Continue reading
For the love of everything SuperGorge, I can’t help but notice the most indescribable and biggest makeup flaw ever…Superfluous lashes!!! And no that’s not a brand…Ever since the extension eyelash craze, everyone and their mama have proclaimed to be a lashologist- resulting in all the Betty Boop wannabees running around! Continue reading
Holiday cheer brings about love, joy and a whole lotta kisses!!! Although I constantly stress the importance to treat your lips with TLC so that they’re always ”baby butt ” soft, now is the time to be extra caring- those mistletoe’s can and will pop up anywhere so you don’t want to get caught off guard! As touching up my lip-wear is an exciting part of my daily agenda, long wearing or long lasting lip color (which they are referred to as both) are a necessity in everyone’s makeup bag this holiday season! You never know when those luscious lips of yours will meet their match! This will save yourself from having to touch up your lip-wear a zillion times while you’re out and about, and you can do your mistletoe companion a favor and save him from walking around with traces of your lipstick… Continue reading
With the holidays under way, I’m sure you have been busy making your list of must haves! Holiday makeup is always my favorite….It gives me the chance to be as glitzy, glittery and glam as I wanna be- with no judgement; because the “Christmas Tree Ornament” look is on the “what’s hot” list vs. the “what’s not”. Continue reading
As I watched ‘Black Girls Rock’, no matter how I tried NOT to critique everyone’s makeup, it just happens like an involuntary reflex. Just like with any awards show, we are all glued to the tube to see who’s look we’re going to LOVE the most! SO….here are my two fav: Continue reading
As winter creeps up (for those who actually experience a “true” winter), there are some things we need to do to winterize. As it’s commonly known to winterize your car and your closet for the expectations of winter woahs- Ladies, we must winterize our makeup bags as well! Continue reading
Since the kick off of Fashion Week SS across the globe, my eyes have stared down the faces of the models walking the runway, as well as the faces on the streets and in my favorite magazines- The makeup fanatic in me is always eager to see what trend is getting the most love! From New York to London, Milan and everywhere in between, I’ve seen everything from “naked” makeup, to vamp lip, and a subtle grey smokey eye; But one of my favorite looks is the monochromatic look created by emerging makeup artist, ex-assistant to the legendary Pat McGrath, Yadim turned KEY- for Faster by Mark Fast. I LOVE…..Mark Fast Spring 2012 collection consists of shades of pastels in blue, peach, lavender with a pop of orange. I LOVE the futuristic characteristics of the pieces, paired with the makeup in matching hues and it pops! Yadim definitely has a unique style in creating and I can see he loves to dare to be different!!! I can’t wait to see what creativity he takes to the runways just waiting to be christened by newly acclaimed makeup artist Yadim!!! He’s my new fav MUA!!! Continue reading
I’m all about magnifying the beauty in you and one of my favorite makeup techniques is highlighting to illuminate the natural beauty! In the makeup world to highlight means you are accentuating the high points of the face- the bridge of the nose, the ocular bone (area under the outer point of the eye just above the cheek bone), above the cupid’s bow and down the center of the chin. Highlighters create a satin shimmer and exude a dewy glow as seen on some of my favorite Supergorge faces- Nia Long, Megan Good, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Christina Milian.
To get the look, these are a few of my favorite products I love….