Thursday, November 20, 2014

Make-up Tips & Tricks: Part 1

Today we want to share a few make-up tips and tricks that our good friend, Ashley Armstrong, recently showed us. Ashley is a hair stylist and makeup artist at Amara Day Spa, Salon and Boutique.

The first is using this Smashbox foundation primer. 

She introduced Paige to this primer just before her wedding. She loved it and has used it ever since. Now we both use these products daily and love them! Regan uses the hydrating formula on the right because she has dryer skin, and Paige uses the color correcting blend on the left. This stuff is seriously awesome. When using this primer, your foundation goes on perfectly and stays all day! Just using this alone makes your skin look better, even before foundation. Try it, you won't be sorry! You can buy both HERE and HERE :) 

Next, we want to talk about brows. Good eyebrows can make a dramatic difference. We're probably a little behind on learning how to do our eyebrows, but we just recently started filling them in.  Like most of the world right now, we're obsessed with Cara Delevingne and her bold brows, which really made us want to up our own brow game!


Below is a little video that shows Ashley doing Regan's brows. It was hard to believe what a difference her bolder eyebrows made! Thank you Ashley for showing us the light!
BEFORE                 //                      BOTH                //                     AFTER


The two products being used in this video are Brow Tech To Go in Taupe, and MAC Eyebrow Liner in Fling. One important thing she taught us, is that your eyebrow should start in line with the corner of your nose, and end at a diagonal from there as well.  Start by making a dot with your liner where your brow should start and end, then begin filling in the bottom part of your brow, and lastly, the top. Use a brush to blend it in a little, and voila! It definitely takes a little bit of practice. If you don't feel comfortable using a liner right away, start by filling in your brows with eyeshadow!

All products can be found at Amara :) 

Ps. Amara also has the AMAZING Holiday Smashbox collection right now. Check it outttt.

Big thanks to Ashley for all your help :)

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