Showing posts from July, 2011

its Bananas! Home made facial mask for Oily Skin

My skin type is Oily and now that summer is in full effect, it only gets 100 times worse =/ I found this recipe for a easy home made banana face mask and I love it! It leaves your skin feeling refreshed, its super relaxing and smells so yummy! Try it!
Ingredients: 1 ripe banana1 tbsp of organic honey (NOT SYRUP, real honey)1 orangePreparation: Using a spoon smash the banana and mix in the honey in bowl. Ad a few drops of the orange into the smashed banana/honey  and mix.  Don't let it get to watery, it should be think and paste like.
Application: Remove all makeup and wash your face first.  Apply your banana face mask and let sit for 15 minutes.  Remove and rinse with a warm washcloth.
Try it out! let me know how it goes

MUA Inspiration: Kevyn Aucoin

If you read my last post I gave you a glimpse into my personal love for makeup story, but I would like to dedicate a separate post to my inspiration to makeup artistry.  While I was living in Santa Barbara I found the book that opened my eyes to makeup as a form or art.  I found Kevyn Aucoin's book "Making Faces" at a yard sale in Isla Vista for one dollar (yeah $1!!) and I fell in love.

I consider this book an essential item in a MUA's kit.  Why because since I began enrolling in different workshops and classes, there is always some pages from "Making Faces" handed it out to us as part of the class materials.  The first half of the book covers everything from skin care and preparation, the facial structure to shading and highlighting.  The second half of the book is a series of celebrity photographs in which Kevyn Aucoin works his magic and transforms them into a classic icon of the past.  Its so had to pick a favorite, he transforms Courtney Love into Jea…