Hi Dolls, and we can not forget about the Gents! Welcome to EYE-LOVE Cosmetics. It is a blog about, you guessed it, Make-Up. More importantly it is about my journey as a Full-Time Accountant/Part-Time Professional Free-Lance Make-Up Artist, and the hardships I encounter to make it as a Full-Time Professional Free-Lance Artist. So sit back and enjoy the ride, I am sure it will be bumpy.

Monday, November 22, 2010


I find many things that inspire me and one of them is this photo taken by Mario Testino for Vogue of Anne Hathaway.  

I am sure that most people's eyes are drawn to the radiant jewels that she is wearing or the stunning Miu Miu tank.  My eyes fall upon the way Testino captured Hathaway's timeless beauty, the way that the light illuminates Hathaway's left profile and captures her milky white skin. I am unsure of the makeup artist but it confirms my belief that less is more.  The makeup artist did a beautiful neutral eye, lightly lining the top and bottom - just enhancing Hathaway's eyes.  Hathaway's look is finished by intensifying her brows and applying a clear gloss to her slightly smirked lips.  
This photo keeps me thinking what is behind that lens that is keeping her so entranced. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Keeping up with the skin theme, I thought I would share another one of my secret tools.  A few months back my friend Kissairis came to me and was at a loss because her foundation brush was shedding.  There is nothing more aggravating and embarrassing than going out and hearing, "You have a hair on your face."  What is worse is that damn little hair is so stubborn and refuses to leave your face.  The answer to this problem is the beautyblender.

The beautyblender is an elliptical shaped sponge that conforms to the skin providing an effortless and smooth application.  The beautyblender is convenient; having two sides to work with, one that is larger and covers the greater portion of the skin.  The second side is amazing for under the eyes and along the nose.  Prior to application the sponge is wet and the excess water is squeezed out.  The beautyblender is then dipped into your foundation of choice and stippled into the skin.  No streaking!  After use I recommend washing it with the cleanser.

Providing excellent coverage without caking it on; there is a reason it is called beautyblender.  Who can ask for more?  This little gem may as well be shaped as a diamond because it is that precious.

Buy your beautyblender here: http://www.beautyblender.net/index.html

Friday, November 5, 2010


With the impending cold weather around the corner I fear the inevitable is about to happen!  My luscious summer glow is gone and I have succumbed to being pale.  (Not that there is anything wrong with being pale, but I have brown hair, brown eyes, black eyebrows - so therefore I look sickly.)  I know what you are thinking - a little hop, skip and jump to the tanning salon is just what the doctor ordered.  I know those little "boxes of sunshine" can be addicting; the escape from reality for a ten minute vacation while becoming a bronzed goddess.

If this was your thought, unfortunately, you are wrong.  The use of indoor tanning increases your lifetime risk of melanoma by 75%; melanoma being the leading cause of death from skin disease.  Not to mention exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging.  Now I am not bashing sun worshipers, for I used to be one.  I am merely informing of a safer way...FAKING IT!!

MAC Bronzer, in Matte Bronze, is one of my favorites and will never leave my kit.  The first step in creating the faux bronze look is to get a bronzer no darker than two shades from your natural skin tone.  I have a medium olive skin tone, so I stick to the MAC Bronzer, as I said before.  I first apply my foundation (foundation is meant to even out your skin tone - not change the color of your skin) and lightly dust powder in the areas I know I am oily.  Now time for the big ta da.  I take a medium sized brush and dust the bronzer where the sun naturally would hit.  I made a photo demonstration.

The area that is shaded in brown is where the bronzer will go.  Begin dusting lightly, less is more and it can always be built upon.  It is harder to start over if you start with too much.  Then, the area shaded in white is where a highlight goes to give a little bit of sheen.  I like products that do not have too much shimmer because I like a more natural look.  To finish off your faux glow throw a pop of color with your favorite blush and VOILA! You're rocking June in November.