Friday Flash

Friday Flash - Episode 6


Happy weekend! My husband's birthday and my birthday are about two weeks apart, so I wanted to create a soft-but-sexy, punched-up natural look for our birthday dinners out.


What I used:

On face: custom foundation/contour/highlight

Lips: NYX Cosmetics Lip and Eyebrow pencil in Taupe and Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer (discontinued, sorry!)

On eyes: For my base I started with Urban Decay Foxy.  Next, I put Galapagos by Nars in the crease using a MAC 217 brush, then I blended out that color with the Mac 224 brush using Malt, also by MAC.  I smudged Costa Riche eye pencil by MAC into my top lash line, then used MAC pigment in Gold Mode to brighten up my lid. Finally I curled my lashes and used one coat of Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black, then applied three trio lash clusters by Kiss INV on the part of my lash line directly under the arch of my brow.

Friday Flash - Episode 5


It seems like EVERYONE wants to know how to do a brown smokey eye. You're welcome.

Just kidding (kind of).  But really - if you can finger paint, you can do this.  Smudge a brown eye liner on your lash line, then dust on a lighter brown shadow over the liner, from lash line to brow bone.  Finally, take a pale shadow and, starting under your eye brow, blend that color down into the brown shadow (products are listed below the video).

You got this.  Happy weekend!


  1. Make Up For Ever Radiant Primer
  2. Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint in Golden
  3. NARS Matte Multiple in Anguilla
  4. La Mer Translucent Powder
  5. MAC eye liner in Costa Riche
  6. Make Up For Ever Mat Bronze in 40 (as eye shadow)
  7. MAC eye shadow in Shroom
  8. Black eye shadow pressed into lash line
  9. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Light Golden
  10. Fill in brows with MAC Brun eye shadow and set with clear brow gel
  11. Curl lashes and apply one coat of Estee Lauder's Little Black Primer and one coat of volumizing mascara
  12. NARS Laguna Bronzer
  13. Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer in 3
  14. MAC Omega eye shadow for nose contour
  15. Urban Decay All Nigher setting spray
  16. Hourglass nude crayon in 3


Friday Flash ~ Episode Four


With the unofficial close of summer upon us this weekend, I wanted to do one last, bronze-y look.  Happy (long) weekend!


  1. Urban Decay shadows in Foxy all over, and Buck in the crease
  2. MAC Amber Lights on lid and Brown Script on the outer lid and bottom lash line
  3. NARS Galapagos on outer corners and bottom lash line
  4. MAC Coffee pencil on bottom water line and Smolder pencil on top lash line
  5. One coat of Estee Lauder Little Black Primer, one coat each of Illegal Length and Falsies, both by Maybelline and in Blackest Black
  6. Charlotte Tilbury Airbush Flawless Finish powder in Dark to contour face and nose, and Make Up For Ever Pro Bronze Fusion in 30M to bronze
  7. Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer in Light Golden
  8. Mary Lou-Manizer by The Balm to illuminate
  9. NARS Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil and MAC Lustreglass in Instant Gold
  10. Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray


Friday Flash - Episode 3


I do not like the way red lipstick looks on me.  At all.  But I know that it's many women's power color, so I wanted this Friday Flash to show just how to get it to stay on all night.  Happy weekend!

Product List:

Prep - Korres Lip Butter in Jasmine and Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Light

Liner #1 - MAC Subculture

Lipstick - my own mix from the Le Maquiliage Professionl lip kit in R14

Lighter color for dimension - Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood

Liner #2 - MAC Cherry

Best stuff ever: Lipchic Transparent Sealer for Lips (2 coats), available HERE and at Amazon.

Friday Flash - Episode 2


For our second Friday Flash, I went with a really dark, strong smokey eye and pale/nude lip.  Check out the video below, and the product list below that.  Happy weekend!

I didn't film this, but I prepped my skin with Murad Invisiblur primer, then applied Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Warm Sand 4.5 with my fingers and buffed in Make Up For Ever Pro Finish powder foundation in 140.  I lined my top lash line and bottom water line with MAC eye liner in Smolder and smudged with the e.l.f. Contour eye brush, then topped the liner with Urban Decay Blackout with the same brush, but a clean one.  Next, I blended Brown Script by MAC using the MAC 224 brush into my crease and lower lash line, and feathered the edges with MAC Soft Brown shadow with a clean 224.  I cleaned up the fallout with Almay Makeup Eraser sticks, curled my lashes, and applied one coat of Maybelline Illegal Length mascara in Blackest Black.  Moving on to brows, I used an angle brush to apply MAC eye shadow in Brun, then set with Benefit Speed Brow.  After applying a coat of Maybelline Lash Discovery Water Proof black mascara to the bottom lashes, I concealed with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, using the MAC 130 brush to blend.  I set everything with Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray before applying Kiss Ritzy lashes using the clear Duo Eyelash Glue.  I bronzed my skin with Laguna Bronzer using the Ita brush, both by NARS.  Using a fan brush, I dusted Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, then lined my lips with MAC Subculture and finished the lip with Armani Beige 100 Rouge d'Armani lipstick.