Hi Bellas,

Let's be honest, dark circles suck. They make you look tired, older, and just overall not put together. But have no fear! I'm here to tell you that there is hope. With the right makeup products and application techniques, you can fake a good night's sleep like it's no big deal. Here's how to cover dark circles with makeup so that you can take on the world (or at least your Zoom meetings) like a boss.

We all know that Thanksgiving dinner is the time of year when family and friends gather around the table to share a meal and give thanks. But let's be honest, it's also a time to show off your carefully curated outfit - and that includes your makeup! So, what is the perfect makeup for Thanksgiving dinner?

The perfect makeup for Thanksgiving dinner is all about balance. You want to look polished and put together, but not like you're trying too hard.

Choose warm, cozy shades for the eyes. Tis the season for oranges, burgundies and golds. Keep it simple with one shade on your entire lid and detail out the eyes with liner and mascara.

Think healthy skin - if your skin color is getting a bit paler, add color back to your face with a bit of bronzer and blush. A good concealer goes a long way in making you look fresh and awake no matter how much sleep you got. We love blush/bronzer duos like this one from NARS.

As for the lips, think about what will last through food and drink. A my lips but better shade will fade naturally into your own lip color. If you're feeling festive, you can go for a beautiful burgundy or wine tone. The trick is to fill in your lips with a matching lip pencil so that even as your lipstick fades, you'll still have a stain from the dryer lip pencil underneath.

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to break out your best makeup and show off your personal style. But with all of the food choices available, it can be tricky to know what makeup will stay put through the entire meal. By following these simple tips, you'll be sure to look fabulous from start to finish - no matter what ends up on your plate!

Do you need some extra help getting your Thanksgiving or Holiday Makeup look together? We've got Professional Makeup Artists that specialize in giving everyday women easy to follow Makeup Lessons customized for them. Go ahead and book our most popular service - The Combo Makeup Shopper Session and One on One Makeup Lesson today so that your perfect your look in time for the Holidays!

Hi Bellas,

As a professional makeup artist, I'm always on the lookout for the latest trends. And this spring, there are two trends that I'm really excited about: glossy lips and pastels. Here's how to incorporate these trends on you or your client from a Professional Makeup Artist perspective.
For glossy lips, just carry a clear gloss and mix it into your lipstick. That way you can have a custom color glass anytime. I love using Graftobian's Clear Lip Gloss in my professional makeup kit. Just take a bit of clear gloss, your lipstick color of choice and mix the two for a custom glossy shade.
Loving this glossy nude lip by fellow IMA Instructor Ebony Miller on her model Ava.

For pastels, think pinks, aquas, soft yellows and lavenders. The key to making this translate for your clients is to think how to make this work on your client's skin tone. For example, pair a pale lip with a deeper lip pencil to accomodate deeper skin tones.

Check out this peachy look I created on my model Eduarda.
So if you're ready to try something new this spring, come see me at IMA! We'll help you create a look that's perfect for you. We have everything from One on One Makeup Lessons, to Personal Shopper Sessions. And if you're a Pro, no problem we also have Professional Makeup Artist Classes just for you.

Photography by @ctabphotography
Models from @clickatl

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