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All things beauty and then some. Andrea Claire has been a hairstylist and makeup artist for 23 years now. A Canadian based in Singapore since 2007, she has appeared on Asia's Next Top Model, Yahoo Asia, Canadian Idol, So Chic and more.

Selfies for Science!

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By Andrea Claire · December 27, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

Prior to the holiday season I bought myself a few new palettes... I was 'Christmas shopping' when items for me just happened to fall into my basket. *wink*

I also received some lovely palettes and other beauty items from beauty companies  who support my editorial/celeb work. Job perk: free beauty.

Some of these items will be added to my blog but I've decide to start #acselfiesforscience on my Instagram as well so when I try something new you can have a quick look perhaps with a tip or two and whether is comes with a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Why selfies for science? You've heard the term 'for the sake of science' - well I won't be testing my beauty products on Zoie's new bunny...

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In this first #acselfiesforscience Instavideo I've used three colours from the Too Faced These are a few of my favorite things limited edition palette.
In the video I said one of the colours was chocolate strudel. Clearly I was in the festive mindset of eating chocolate. Actually the three colours that I am wearing in order of application are:

Crisp Apple Strudel
Dark Chocolate
Party Time (excellent)


SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Bent Liner Brush #23 $17.00 USD at Sephora

*The Dark Chocolate and Party Time I applied with a bent liner brush. Everyone needs to own one of these brushes. They are a must have for your brush collection. Great for precision lining and geometric wing-tip liner.

Here I am wearing [not sunscreen on my chest apparently :( ]



MAC M·A·C 'Mineralize' Moisture Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
$34.00 USD at Nordstrom

 

Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT - Radiant Touch 2.5  $40.00 USD at Sephora

I just discovered this 2.5 at the airport on my way to Cambodia. The .5 series is for warm undertones - just using the 2 washes me out.

*This is not a concealer but to add luminous highlights and lift but sometimes all you need is this with your foundation.


Divine Night Mineralize Skinfinish in Scene to be Seen from the holiday 2013 collection $33.00 USD at M·A·C

Using Laura Mercier expert eyes 2013 palette: Guava on my lid, Primrose in crease, Bamboo on the outer half of my lid and smudged a little into my crease.

Maybelline Falsies, my new favorite mascara

 

Stila Lip Glaze In Kitten $22.00 USD at Rent The Runway

#AZMondayMakeover || Dina

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By Andrea Claire · December 23, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

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Dina is our latest #azMondayMakeover subject. The eldest twin (her sister Diana is Zurina's assistant), Dina works in the shipping trade.

Shop Dina's makeup look


MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm Compact SPF 30 in Medium Plus $30.00 USD at Dillard's


Alison Raffaele True Concealer, Skintone 4 - $25.00 USD at Beauty.com


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer $30.00 USD at Macy's My fave for sculpting and shading.


Blush NARS The Multiple in Puerto Vallarta $39.00 USD at Lord & Taylor


MAC Palace Pedigreed
(pictured) is what I used but it is unavailble so try Plum Dressing instead!

Star Lash Brow pencils have a great angled tip for a seamless application, even if you are brow-application challenged.


Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara - Black Drama $6.99 USD at Ulta is the mascara to have. Cheap and cheerful!

I used Black Up Cosmetics 2n1 Jumbo pencil in #4. Off to Paris? Visit the Black Up counter at Sephora or their free-standing store.

*Hint* Their store gets you more 1-on-1 attention.

photography by


hair, makeup, directing, editing, concept and sarcasm by

Want to participate? Email me a photo with the subject line AZMONDAYMAKEOVER.

Why our little makeover project? Speaking for myself, I am tired of women being bullied into beauty with visions of photoshopped perfection that is impossible for us to actually achieve day to day. Beauty should be fun that doesn't breed insecurities but empowers.

xo
Andrea Claire

ps - I am home with the flu so I reserve the right to make corrections here later.

#AZMondayMakeover || Adlena, Platform PR

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By Andrea Claire · December 16, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

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Our latest #AZMondayMakeover is

yummy mommy-to-be Adlena, Platform PR. Beautiful both before and after.

Get the look:

First I applied some Dermalogica skincare to Adlena's skin which included the SkinPerfect Primer to help smooth the texture for an even application of my favourite FACEatelier Ultra Foundation.



Then I applied Too Faced Sun Bunny Natural Bronzer ($30.00 at Macy's) to beef up that pregnancy glow.


 
Nothing wrong with a little drama-mama! That pop on the eye is Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Merlot (not pictured) $32.00 USD at Sephora


MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow: Smokeluxe ($40.00 USD at Dillard's) If blending is an issue for you then get these Pearlfusion palettes. They are so easy to blend. We makeup artists like that too - sure we can blend that powdery matte stuff with our trained fingers but why bother?

*In the video we chat about the typical Asian eye makeup: black liquid liner smothering the top lid. Now, although this look isn't bad (it is a look after all); it won't give you an opened eye look. Dark colours will typically recede. So, if you have Asian eyes or even a hidden eyelid that's hooded with ageing choose something a little more vibrant on the lid and create a shape with a fake crease. Refer to the video for a visual on this.

Eyebrows are softly defined with Starlash brow pencil.


 
 I lined Adlena's eyes using Maybelline's Color Show black kohl and then applied this miracle mascara that landed in my lap during a recent shoot for Cosmo - love it! That pink/green tube - not a fan, but this? Yes. I like it a lot. Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies Big Eyes Washable Mascara Blackest Black 202 $8.99 USD at Walgreens

I'm a fan of focusing the drama on one thing or the other so I chose a subtle lip with NARS Prego Prego Pago Pago.



Hair is straightened for a little edge with my beloved CHI Dual Voltage Ceramic Hairstyling Iron, 1 Inch Plates $170.00$119.00 USD at drugstore.com

Creates Silky Shiny Hair Instantly Versatile "all in one" ergonomic design Straigten, curl, flip, style Professional salon model Flash quick heating Swivel cord 1" Ceramic plates Heats up to 200°C/392°F Automatic dual voltage adjusts to where you plug it in.


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Want to participate? Email me a photo with the subject line AZMONDAYMAKEOVER.

Why our little makeover project? Speaking for myself, I am tired of women being bullied into beauty with visions of photoshopped perfection that is impossible for us to actually achieve day to day. Beauty should be fun that doesn't breed insecurities but empowers. I feel that enough voices are out there putting the beauty industry to task; let's actually do something about it.

Our images are proudly photoshop-free!  

xo
Andrea Claire

Get LUCKY with Cyber Monday!

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By Andrea Claire · December 2, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

Colour me surprised when I went to download my latest Vogue and Allure issues. A notification to download the latest issues of many Condé Nast publications for FREE! I got Lucky! (TeenVogue, Brides and Vanity Fair; more are available.)

Alison Raffaele truly makes the best transparent finishing powder. Have a look at what other deals they offer - available until the end of Cyber Monday in the New Jersey time zone.

Luxola is counting down to their beauty sale of the year. Overwhelmed with choices? Get your shopping list for Luxola via our Monday Makeovers.

Cyber Monday checkout code for free shipping on The Outnet.com is FREESHIPWKEND

Don't miss a cyber sale! Check out the lists on:

E! Online

NYMag

ELLE

Know some great Cyber Monday deals?? Do share with the rest of us shopaholics.

Beauty || Holiday gift ideas for the Beauty Queen on your list pt 1

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By Andrea Claire · November 30, 2013 · 0 Comments ·


DIOR XMAS 2013 Multi-Use Makeup Palette

$85.00 by Christian Dior at Lord & Taylor

MULTI-LOOK PALETTE Face - Eyes - Lips Enclosed in this deluxe Holiday Palette is a complete look. The soft case with tassel zipper detail includes two sets of eyeshadows and lip colors to create either a dramatic smoky look or a soft sophisticated nude look, a shimmering Diorskin Nude pressed powder, applicators for eyes, lips and face and a deluxe travel size of Dior newest mascara star, Diorshow Iconic Overcurl!


Estee Lauder Holiday 2013 Golden Luxuries Set

$125.00 by Estee Lauder at Neiman Marcus

The 2013 Estee Lauder Golden Luxuries Set includes:

  • Golden Alligator Compact in Transparent
  • Pure Color Lipstick in Christmas Kiss
  • Gold Clutch Evening Bag


Too Faced All I Want For Christmas

$45.00 by Too Faced at Sephora

What it is: A six-piece full-face collection that features the best of Too Faced’s products for eyes, complexion, and lips. What it does: Create your signature holiday look with this party-ready set designed by celebrity decorator and TV personality Mary McDonald, and encased in a chic metallic gold and aqua cosmetic pouch. Take all your beauty basics and the best of Too Faced wherever the spirit of the season takes you.


Beauty Box Holiday 2013 Beauty Box

$850.00 at Barneys New York

This holiday season, treat someone special—maybe you?—to a bountiful boxful of beauty products. This Limited Edition Beauty Box includes a curated selection of our favorite products hand-picked by the beauty experts at Barneys New York. The cache of cosmetics, fragrances and skincare covetables is worth over $1,800—now specially priced at $850 as our holiday gift to you. . Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara By Terry Baume de Rose deluxe Bobbi Brown Limited Edition “Be Pretty” Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Antigua Claudio Riaz Shade Brush Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes High Precision Panoramic Mascara Hourglass Primer Duo Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil in Blossom Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss in Hydra Koh Gen Do Cleansing Water Cloths La Mer Soft Moisturizing Crème Deluxe Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Star Power Make Lip Gloss in Dragonfruit Nars Eye Shadow in Baby Girl Surratt Relevée Lash Curler 3lab "M" Ultimate Lift Cream Eve Lom Cleanser Jin Soon Nail Lacquer in Risque (Black Red) Kiehl's Since 1851 Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado Radical Skincare Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads/100 Pads ReVive Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream Red Flower Moroccan Rose Purifying Body Wash Rituals Happy Buddha Shower Foam L'Artisan 15ml Deluxe LeLabo 5-bottle Deluxe Sample Kit (10ml each) Escentric Molecule Deluxe Box Set of 3 Body Washes, travel size Costume National 100ml Scent Shower Cream Greg Lauren 100ml Fragrance Jay-Z Gold Deluxe Mini Bottle Antonia's Flowers Full-size Fragrance Limited Edition

I've been REALLY good! I'll have this:


Viktor & Rolf Limited Flowerbomb Swarovski Edition

$1,600.00 by Viktor & Rolf at Neiman Marcus

A Stunning Neiman Marcus Holiday 2013 Exclusive:
The Flowerbomb Swarovski® Edition

Encrusted with elegant Swarovski® Crystals, the iconic Flowerbomb bottle sparkles as magnificently as the fragrance inside.

Inspired by the luxurious fragrance, the unique design is delicately crafted by hand. Each crystal is placed on the bottle one by one in an intricate pattern. Produced in the United Kingdom, the technique has been perfected over years of custom design.

A truly exclusive edition, only ten pieces exist in the United States.

Or, for those who aren't a Trump, Hilton or Kardashian:


Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Christmas Limited Edition (EDP, 50ml)

£75.00 by Viktor & Rolf at Harrods

Full-bodied and opulent, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb explodes into a bouquet of sensations with its addictive floral notes which leave their trail, like a whirlwind that is distinctly couture. With harmonious sparkling top notes of tea and bergamot, middle notes of Sambac jasmine with a hint of orange tree, Catleya orchid, freesia and Centifolia rose and a woody base note of patchouli. For Christmas 2013 Viktor & Rolf present this crystal limited edition. Flowerbomb dresses up in a sparkling shiny white dress adorned by a fantastic couture bow. The bottle is delicately wrapped in glitter and sparkles as if precious snowflakes had landed on it.

  • Limited edition
  • Eau de parfum, 50ml

 

#AZMondayMakeover sponsored by Luxola || OzSuperNanny

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By Andrea Claire · November 25, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

Meet Angela Jacobsen the Oz SuperNanny! She has nannied for many VIPs, royals and musicians - have you heard of a singer named Madonna?? Angela has also authored two books.  
 

 

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Before and after by Zurina Bryant


A rainbow of colours can be overwhelming. Decide on your look before diving in brush first.

I started with a primer on Angela's skin. Primers help by smoothing the skin's surface and can also have colour correcting/illuminating properties. Rouge Bunny Rouge Prelude in the Clouds aqua primer can be applied to the eyes and lips as well but I used Zoeva's matte eyeshadow primer for a creaseless finish with added grip.

Face atelier ultra foundation #4 and #5. I prefer to work with at least two colours of foundation in order to give me the best natural skin tone. Apply and blend foundation using my new BFF.

In the video we talk about how Angela's skin is dehydrated; whenever you have skin issues the #1 thing to look at is your skincare. Dehydrated, flaky skin loves cream and liquid products as they help to hydrate the skin. On Angela's cheeks I chose Bloom Cosmetics cream blush in Coy

 
I decided to give the Supernanny a super-duper cranberry metallic smoky eye using the grey and black shadows from the Zoeva 88 eyeshadow palette with the LyncaCare in Irresistible (shown), Zoeva Graphic Eyes + Mr Marvelous liner in the waterline.

Let's talk eyebrows. Simply, if you drew a line from the side of your nose straight up, that would be where your brow should start. Angling that line from the side of your nose through the outer edge of your iris is where your arch should be, finally if you drew a line from the side of your nose angled through your brow towards the temple, your brow should taper roughly parellel to your temple.

I hope you don't think I'm shouting at you with this bold type but eyebrow shape is very important. No need to panic. Just seek professional help for the shape that suits your eye and face shape best.

I did a little reconstruct with Angela's brows. When you've accidentally kept your tweezers hard at work it's best to hide them on yourself for a few months to allow your brows to fill back in. I used the edge of a folded tissue and a few shades of brown to reshape Angela's brows. Finally, soften the edges with a cotton swab and a highlighter to help blend.

For Angela's hair I wanted to keep some texture to her hair by blow-drying it with a volumizing spray and then I created a wet look at the roots running through Original & Mineral Rootacious. Pinning the hair at the crown keeps the hair from falling and losing that rocker chic. A slight deconstructed texture is fine as long as you make it look intentional.

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A huge thanks to our November sponsor


Stay tuned for our December makeovers.

Why #azMondayMakeover? Our industry does have an element of fantasy, especially when we are using 17-21 year old models in campaigns targeting the 30+ or the body types 000 to US size 6. I will never stop participating in the fantasy side of fashion and beauty but reality isn't so bad either.

Want to participate? Email me, Andrea Claire with #azMondayMakeover in the subject line. Please also attach a recent photo yourself.

#AZMondayMakeover sponsored by Luxola || Beth

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By Andrea Claire · November 18, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

Welcome to another episode of the #azMondayMakeover, an online collaboration with Zurina Bryant where we leave the extreme photoshopping to the beauty campaigns. 

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This week's makeover subject is Beth, a mom and yoga instructor.

before and after photos by Zurina Bryant

Beth's beauty (all products available at Luxola):

Rouge Bunny Prelude in the Clouds - a multi-purpose, water-based highlighter that you can mix with moisturizer or foundation. I applied this as a step one for a lit from within glow under the foundation

Rachel K CC Cream - applied under the eyes to smooth out the skin tone

FACE atelier ultra foundation #5 - truly a foundation unlike any on the market; a buildable second skin that allows your skin to breath

Bloom Cosmetics concealer

Bloom Cosmetics cream blush in Coral -
a lovely flush of colour, creams are great for dehydrated and/or aging skin

Smooch Cosmetics duo eyeshadow in Suede

Maybelline Gel Liner - using a hard edge from a folded tisse helps when applying a slight wing-tipped liner

Magnifibres brush on false eyelashes paired with black mascara - I'm getting addicted; Tammy Faye would love this product too.

Dr. LIPP original balm mixed with Edward Bess Eternal Passion

Hair

Blowout fine hair with Rahua Voluminous Spray and then flat iron for a modern, edgier feel.

Sponsored by


In collaboration with

Next week we makeover the OZ SuperNanny!

Here is Angela / OzSuperNanny's before.

Why #azMondayMakeover? Our industry does have an element of fantasy, especially when we are using 17-21 year old models in campaigns targeting the 30+ or the body types 000 to US size 6. I will never stop participating in the fantasy side of fashion and beauty but reality isn't so bad either.

Want to participate? Email me, Andrea Claire with #azMondayMakeover in the subject line. Please also attach a recent photo yourself.

xo
AC

#AZMondayMakeover sponsored by Luxola || Laila

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By Andrea Claire · November 11, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

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This week's azMondayMakeover is Laila who is pursuing a career in research and development with early childhood education - explains why we got along so well... I can be a little childish.
[I think I called Laila 'Layla' in the video - let's just pretend it's my Canadian accent, eh! Sorry Laila!]

Let's see what's in my Luxola sponsored box of tricks this week...

Unretouched before and after photos by Zurina Bryant.
Face atelier ultra foundation #6 I love this foundation and have used it since my Stylin' Gypsies makeover days. Whether for brides, models, celebs - this is my base of choice. It has a lovely blurring effect on the skin which helps to diffuse and smooth imperfections while still being breathable without feeling weighed down with makeup.



My rekindled love, the makeup sponge 2.O aka The Beauty Blender. What I love about this tool is that you can apply your foundation as sheer as you like or build up your coverage and it blends beautifully. Think of a rolling action versus rubbing to blend out edges and lines. 

Zoeva SunPower palette is really pretty; loaded with colours that are versatile and long-lasting -better payoff than what you typically expect lower price point cosmetics. Zoeva doesn't clog your pores nor dent your pocketbook.

From the Zoeva 88 eyeshadow palette I used a lush, matte green and bronze shades which complement each other as well as look great on Laila. The pop of green flashes as she blinks inspiring from the dress but not taking over the whole look - which can happen if you put too much focus on your eye makeup.
 
TIP: To intensify the colour pat it on versus a sweeping motion.

Shadow Shields are the notorious protectors of the undereye, saving beautiful makeup from fall out, two eyes at a time.

TIP: Use the Shadow Shields as a guide for a wing-tip liner or as a hard edge for other fun geometric makeup techniques.

I chose Julie Hewett's Nude Noir because it has a lovely subtle shimmer and is very hydrating. The Noir collection by Julie Hewett is one of my favourite lipstick collections - they are double pigmented and contain camellia oil which helps to heal and moisturize.
In the bow of Laila's lip I used a fine liner brush and did a little highlight with this Smooch Dare to Bare duo using the lighter shade on the left - although I could have given her a bronzed 'stache for Movember...

Tip: To help prep and prime lips for a longer lasting lipstick mix a lip balm with brown sugar to exfoliate. Dr. Lipp original nipple balm for lips (and any cracked nipples that you may be dealing with)

Hair was simply tonged, teased and given a little texture with O&M Surf Bomb spray

Thank you to our November sponsor:


In collaboration with:

**Why AZMondayMakeovers? I feel that as a woman in the beauty industry for 23 years and counting that I owe it to you to show honest beauty without retouching.

Our industry does have an element of fantasy, especially when we are using 17-21 year old young ladies in campaigns targeting the 30+ or the body types 000 to US size 6. I will never stop participating in the fantasy side of fashion and beauty but reality isn't so bad either.

Everyone is beautiful - at least on the outside; it's your actions that show you what beauty lies within. 

xo
Andrea Claire

Want to particpate in the makeover fun? Email me with a photo and the subject line #AZMondayMakeover

NASA Facials: The New Power Fix Generation

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By Andrea Claire · November 9, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

Billed as the no knife face-fit this NASA technology found at SKIN INC has zero downtime. I visited the Marina Bay Link location which falls in the business sector. Just as they claim the downtime countdown is zero. You walk out looking fresh as a daisy with the radiance of a Spring dew. Have a free lunch hour or a lull in the day of meetings? A perfect opportunity to zip in for some [light] therapy.

You can choose either the red or the blue light Power Fix facial.

Red light therapy (Photo rejuvenation): 

  • targets the signs of ageing by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen smoothing wrinkles, fine lines
  • Promotes radiance
  • Lightens age spots
  • Reduces the size of skin pores
  • Reduces dark circles and puffiness
  • Firms and smoothens skin

Blue light therapy:

  • Cleanses the skin of harmful bacteria that causes spots and pimples
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents further breakouts
  • Reduces the size of skin pores
  • Minimizes scarring
  • Smoothes the texture of the skin

    I have a Baby Quasar which is your fountain of youth beauty gadget for light therapy at home.

*Facials that are based on this type of technology and RF technology are amazing for getting in deep into the dermal layers versus some facials that just work on the surface. Sure, all facials are lovely and relaxing but when you think about it as you are investing time and money, you may as well reap long-term benefits.*

VLOG || #AZMondayMakeover sponsored by Luxola: Annia

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By Andrea Claire · November 4, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

 
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This week's azMondayMakeover is Annia, a risk director for an investment bank.

We thank Annia for taking a risk with us!

Never be afraid of a colourful palette. The best way to tackle an overwhelming number of colours is to simplify. Decide on your look before jumping in brush first. As you can see - I decided to give Annia an edgy tight-lined eye with dark colours.

Products I used to create Annia's look:

Dr Jart+ Pore medic recover pre-base
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everyone needs a primer to suit their specific needs whether colour correcting, smoothing pores etc

Face atelier Ultra Foundation using #1 and #3 
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apply the lighter colour under the eyes and where you want to subtly highlight

BLOOM secret weapon concealer kit
-for blemish touchups and precise correcting

On Annia's cheeks I used a little bit of a Zoeva bronzer into the cheekbone hollows, along the jawline - essentially any place you want to add sculpture and shape and then lightly buffed the cheeks to blend out the colour a little


Zoeva 88 eyeshadow palette

In the eye crease use a medium to light brown colour, more of a neutral shade to create shape.
Apply the crease with the eye open looking directly into the mirror which works on most women. Different eye shapes will have a different need for crease placement and as we age our eyes tend to become a little hooded and therefore you need to create a crease. This way of applying the crease also helps with Asian eyes or deep set eyes
 

For the dramatic tight lining I used a mix of black shadow mixed with a deep shimmery bronze applied with Sigma Beauty Waterline Liner and then filling in the waterline with an eye pencil.

*I LOVE this Sigma Beauty brush - truly a must have!

Magnifibres brush on false eyelashes and a black mascara
- these fibres really build the lashes 
-apply a coat of mascara, fibres then another coat of mascara

I applied Bloom's Coy on her lips
- I love this because it's a product you can use on your cheeks and your lips
-choose a lip liner close to the lip shade you're using

**TIP: As we age our lip line naturally fades so definition is key for a strong lip shape

We chose the final after shot with Annia's own hair loose and down but I wanted you to see how easy it is to play with texture and hair pieces. This is a screen shot but definitely watch the video for more tips! 

I used Rahua volumizing spray um... for volume *wink* and O&M Surf Spray for added texture.

-blowout hair with a volumizing spray not only focused on the roots. When you apply a volume enhancing product throughout the hair shaft you get the benefits all over.
-spray with a little bit of beach spray which gives the hair a little bit of texture so it's not so flat not so smooth, you want the texture - that's chic
-section the hair above the ears towards just below the crown and wrap a piece of hair around the base as if it were a ponytail, adding a couple pins to lock the hair in place
-continue to do in as many sections as you would like and feel free to wrap some track hair extensions around the base of each section to give it length and added thickness
-I prefer using natural hair versus synthetic hair because synthetic hair doesn't have the same kind of texture, you are limited with synthetics as cannot use heat
-synthetic hair also tends to look artificially shiny so it doesn't blend in well when taking photos or frankly, even just in daily life

**TIP: If you don't have the budget for real hair dull down the synthetic hair using dry shampoo, but DON'T attempt to heat style as it will melt.

Want to participate? Email me, Andrea Claire, with the subject line #azMondayMakeover

All products for the #azMondayMakeovers in November are sponsored by

In collaboration with:

**Why AZMondayMakeovers? I feel that as a woman in the beauty industry for 23 years and counting that I owe it to you to show honest beauty without retouching.

Our industry does have an element of fantasy especially when we are using 17-21 year old young ladies in campaigns targeting the 30+ or the body types 000 to US size 6. I will never stop participating in the fantasy side of fashion and beauty but reality isn't so bad either.

Everyone is beautiful - at least on the outside; it's your actions that show you what beauty lies within. 

xo
Andrea Claire

 

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