How to apply nude makeup for a natural look!


I saw this picture of Alyssa Milano today, and I thought her makeup looked so nice!  It’s very natural makeup, and it looks really great! I found this great 8 step how-to apply natural makeup.  Look beautiful without looking like you’re wearing too much makeup!

Step One

Start with clean skin. Apply a thin layer of makeup primer to whole face (I highly recommend to splurge a little on face makeup, because it’s important to have good quality, long staying makeup). I suggest Laura Geller Spackle, or Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, both from Sephora. Allow it to dry for a few seconds.

Step Two

Put a dollop of foundation on the top of your hand, to warm it. Gently pat foundation (don’t rub. Trust me, the results are much better) onto face, wherever it needs correcting. If you choose a good, medium or full -coverage foundation (my personal favorite is Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra-it stays on the whole day, and there’s no need for retouching), you won’t need any concealer. Don’t forget to blend it well so you don’t have foundation marks showing on your jaw line.

Step Three

Apply loose powder (BareMinerals Mineral Veil is amazing) lightly all over your face except for cheeks, so you don’t lose that natural glow.

Step Four

Apply your bronzer in circular motions on the apples of your cheeks, but LIGHTLY. It has to look very natural. Excessive makeup is never good. Also apply some on the bridge of your nose, on your forehead and on your chin. Blend well!

Step Five

Next, apply your brightest eye shadow right under your brow bone, and a little bit on the inner corners of your eyes too. Then, put on the medium shade of the trio, and finish right under the light eye shadow from the brow bone. Blend them together with your finger. Third, apply the darkest eye shadow on one fourth of the outer part of your eyelid, and blend it well with the medium-toned one. It might seem a little bit complicated, but once you get the hang of it it’ll look beautiful!

Step Six

Use the same dark shadow to line the outer corner of the lower part of your eyes, and smudge, smudge, smudge! Next, use pencil eyeliner to line the inside of your eyes.

Step Seven

Apply one coat of mascara (volumizing is the best) and let it dry for several seconds. Apply a second coat, AND a third one if you want to look like you have faux lashes on. It looks amazing, but if you don’t like the look one coat suffices.

Step Eight

Last, apply nude lip color to your lips with a brush, so the color will look more natural. Vincent Longo’s Wet Pearl Lipstick in Sweet Samba is very flattering for fair, ivory or olive skin. Sephora Gloss Lipstick in 41 looks great for darker skin tones.

Picture of Alyssa was taken yesterday!

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Mariah vs. P Diddy


Diddy recently issued a challenge…

“I send out a challenge…I challenge all of my female counterparts that have fragrances…that my fragrance is better than theirs. I’m a man and I know how women should smell!”

Mariah responds…

“I heard about this competition, and I wish Puff all the best with his new fragrance, but I think we’re actually appealing to different types of women. M by Mariah Carey is about being unforgettable, not unforgivable. It’s not about a ménage à trois or a one night stand, it’s for the woman who wants the man to fall in love with her immediately, stay in love, and treat her like royalty.”


M by Mariah Carey captures the intricate beauty of Mariah’s music in this sophisticated harmony of fragrance notes and accords. Drawing upon Mariah’s own personal experiences, each of the three key elements of the scent embodies a part of her, eliciting her warmth, sensuality and glamour.

M by Mariah Carey embodies the beauty, complexity and femininity for which Mariah Carey is so well known and loved. It is a harmonious union of velvety sensual notes and the textured floralcy of the Living Tahitian Tiare flower.

“For me, creating this scent was like creating a song – it takes many notes to compose a fragrance.  It’s like a beautiful melody.” Mariah Carey

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Viewer Review! Dry/Sensitive Skin Solution!

Thanks Jennifer C. for the review!

Aside from being pregnant, I have always had HORRIBLY sensitive, dry skin – battling at times with Eczema. Well, let’s
just say the pregnancy is not helping my dry skin out. Anyway, I’ve tried special nursing ointments (lanolin) to help, but it’s thick and gooey and just plain gross and a pain (literally) to put on.

Well, my mom discovered this cream, Atopalm, by Skin Scientifica and it has been a LIFESAVER!!!!!! Their MLE formula mimics the skin’s structure to help heal and soothe effectively. They make a whole range of products… My skin actually absorbs their cream so it doesn’t just sit on top of my skin in a greasy, non-effective layer.


Atopalm MLE Formula

Product Details:
The unique and patented MLE formula of plant derived ingredients, mimics the structure of the natural skin lipids and aids in the replenishment of those natural skin lipids in the stratum corneum and in the restoration of the skin’s protective barrier. It also helps prevent the over evaporation of the skins’ own moisture and protects it from the stresses of the environment. And, it aids in restoring the skin barrier depleted by micro dermabrasion and other harsh treatments. Dermatologically tested, it is suitable for adults and children.

TO USE: After cleansing with Facial Foam Wash, or Body Wash apply all over. Use as often as necessary on affected areas, paying special attention to those stubborn, troublesome, extra dry areas at elbows, knees and heels.

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Need to wake up tired eyes?


This How to is perfect for me right now, I have two sick kids and I haven’t slept for more than two hours straight in over a week. So if you can’t get the sleep you need here is a quick tip to wake up your tired eyes.

Benefit’s Makeup Artist, Arianne Damboise, shows you how two little compacts of color are all you need to hide the redness and dark circles that lack of sleep leaves behind. You’re just a few pats away to beautiful, bright eyes.

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Benefit Boi-ing

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This soft, yellow cream instantly hides discoloration on eyelids, making them look fresh and young … with or without makeup.

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