Need help choosing the best products for taking on the heat? I’m going to tell you which products are my favorite go-to’s to help keep your makeup long-lasting and melt-proof.

1. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

What it does: this is a tinted cream formula that moisturizes, primes, controls oil, perfects skin for a flawless finish, and protects with its SPF.

2. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

What it does: Its a lightweight, creamy, and opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage. It’s Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. It also contains silica to help absorb the skin’s oils.

3. MAC Full Coverage Foundation

20140410-160219.jpgWhat it does: A full coverage foundation offering a smooth and bendable application that’s water resistant and long lasting.

4. Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion

20140410-161910.jpgWhat it does: Provides a more vibrant eyeshadow application that’s crease free and lasts up to 24 hours.

5. MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

20140410-162718.jpgWhat it does: This is a water-based and water-resistant eye liner. Easy to apply and is long wearing.

6. Cover Girl Bombshell Mascara Waterproof Formula

20140410-163128.jpgWhat it does: This mascara pretty much describes itself! Makes your lashes longer and fuller. I suggest applying multiple coats and patience when removing. This really is waterproof!!!

7. Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Sealer

20140410-164837.jpgWhat it does: Sets and seals makeup applications throughout the harshest conditions. Fights against heat, humidity, sweat and water. This one is my favorite sealer!

Those are the essentials for weather proofing your makeup. I hope you can find this list helpful in keeping you oh-so beautiful even more during the warmer weather.

Stay beautiful!


On set for IBM Inventor filming

I had so much fun yesterday being the Makeup Artist on set for eFilms Media and IBM.  I can honestly say that when I go to “work” it doesn’t at all feel like work.  This is my passion and I have fun no matter what.  It makes me feel good when I can connect with my clients and bring out their confidence.  I hope to work on many more sets very soon!

Here’s a bit of what my day looked like :

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Fall Beauty DIY: Pumpkin Face Mask

“Winterproof” your skin and help prevent dry, scaly skin, chapped lips, and redness!

It’s important to take preventative measures during this time before colder temps are here. A common skin concern during winter is dry skin. If dry skin isn’t prevented or properly cared for dry skin patches could appear. No one wants that! I was browsing the internet searching for a DIY mask and found this awesome recipe. It leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Try it out and let me know how it worked for you!!

To help prevent chapped lips I normally use a lip buffer I get from Bath & Body Works. A more affordable and DIY alternative is to use things you already have in your pantry such as honey, sugar, and coconut oil! Just mix equal parts of each ingredient until you reach your desired consistency. You’ll want to make enough, about a quarter size, to smooth and buff over your lips. I make enough to put around the outside of my mouth too. Using sweeter ingredients is simply for taste but they reap all the essential benefits for your skin. Just use circular motions to buff and remove dry and dead skin from your mouth and lips.

I hope these easy and simple remedies help you in your beauty routine for the Fall and Winter seasons!

❤ Nell

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