- A skincare consultation
- Eyebrow consultation
- A detailed face chart, think of this as a customized cheat sheet so you can easily use the techniques you learned
- A pocket guide with my best makeup tips
- $100 in products to spend at the studio
The Essential Eye Shadow Set in Navy
The palette truly looks good with any eye color. It also blends out evenly and softly with an almost creamy effect. It is forgiving on all eyelids, and I LOVE the blue as a smudge lower lash liner.
It’s that time of year… when the wind, cold weather and lack of Vitamin D can take such a toll on your skin. From head to toe, SkinOwl is one of my favorite skincare lines on the market. It is completely organic, uses ingredients that offer a therapeutic effect, including those that induce relaxation, absorbs faster then creams, and can even be applied to the scalp and cuticles.
Here are my personal favorites; I like to alternate between oils depending on the dryness/oil of the skin and time of year. I carry each of these at the studio.
Mangosteen Oil Beauty Drops: This is great for all skin types but works wonders on stressed, aging, dry skin. It also smells wonderful!
Tired of having the winter blues written all over your face? Let the bitch take control. Stone Cold Bitch that is. This new product is part of Eyebrow guru Damone Roberts’ amazing line of highlighters, each available at my studio.
It is worth noting, Damone is a force in Beverly Hills, shaping the brows of stars like Beyonce, Madonna, and even studs like Robert Downey Jr. His passion for creating “the perfect arch” has been featured on countless TV shows and on the pages of fashion magazines; it has also translated to a collection of highlighters that I cannot get enough of.
Stone Cold Bitch is a new creation and already one of my favorite tricks for brightening tired eyes — it also defines well-shaped brows, brings out the whites of the eyes, accents all eye colors, and cancels out redness. I love using this over eye shadow primer, blending it all over the lid and under the lower lashes. For darker skin tones it makes an amazing under the brow lift.
A few other favorites in the line include Pink a boo – for a natural, lighter skin tone; Peach the Stars – best for medium skin tone and works as a great spot concealer; Gold Digger for those “girls night out” and Bling Bling for a sparkle day or night. Each are $20.00 and available at Katrina Hess Makeup Studio.
The city is glowing and holiday parties are in full swing meaning there is no better time to enhance your makeup routine with a warm, and shimmering look.
Here’s my step-by-step guide to holiday makeup that glows:
1. Apply a glowy cream or liquid bronzer to lighten up your skin for a holiday glow. You can dab this bronzer over foundation, mix with foundation, or wear it alone. Look for a tone that matches the undertone of your skin. Golden colors are best for warmer, medium to dark skin tones while a soft warm pink is best on light to medium skin tones.
– Apply one stroke of liquid bronzer, starting at each temple and running diagonally down, across your cheekbone ending at the high point of the cheek (in line with the middle of your eye).
– Apply one stroke across the high part of the forehead by the hairline.
– Apply to your neck and chest to highlight and even out skin tone for low cut tops.
– If you have oily skin, dust a powder version of the bronzer to the same areas, avoiding large pores near the nose and chin.
My favorite products to create this look are as follows
Kevyn Aucoin’s Celestial Skin Lightening Bronzer (in Liquid form), for a waterproof and 12-hour wear, cream and gel hybrid formula that can be used to illuminate and as a skin treatment primer and foundation developer.
Kevyn Aucoin’s Starlight, Candlelight and Sunlight (choose according to your skin tone) for a sheer, opalescent highlighting powder that works to illuminate features with a subtle glow.
Bobbie Brown’s Highlighted High Shimmer (choose Bronzer Glow for warm skin tones and Pink Glow for cool skin tones); this is a light-reflecting powder that gives the complexion a high-impact, light-reflective glow.
Ellis Faas’ Powder in Natural or Light Glow (this is available in light, medium and dark shades); this is a light and transparent powder that still feels creamy to the touch. It’s made with seaweed extract to keep skin soft and supple.
MAC’s Spellbinder eyeshadow, which has a beautiful shimmer, is great for evening eyes and is not too sparkly. There are 9 shades in this collection, and the powder slides through a magnetized screen, dispensing just enough without wasting a drop.
Lancome’s Hypnose Dazzling is perfect for a softer eye that glimmers. It is available for a limited time only in 3 fabulous shades.