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February 2011

Easy Day to Night Makeup - Video attached!!

Hi guys!!  So...today I'm attaching my newest "How-to" video!  This one is a tutorial on how to take your makeup from day to night!!  There are so many ways to do this - so this is probably the first of many versions. 
This SUPER easy Day to Night look is using a minimal number of products and tools!! Yay for that!  The look is for someone that needs to look polished with a well defined eye for daytime and then has evening plans...a date...a social event - whatever!!  Something where you need a QUICK smoky eye!
Watch the attached video for my tutorial on an easy way to take your look from day to SEXY night!! :) Then...see below for a list of key products I used!!
Look #1 - Daytime (After skincare and foundation and brows!)
  • Concealer - Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Concealer in Medium
  • Shadows - Estee Lauder Ivory Slipper Satin, Mink (dark brown)
  • Eye Liner - Estee Lauder Softsmudge Black
  • Mascara - Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes! in black
  • Bronzer - Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
  • Lips - Essence Gloss in Pure Beauty
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Blending Brush (along lash line)
Look #2 - Night (additional products to those above)
  • Shadows - Estee Lauder Pure Color in Sand Matte
  • Cheeks - Tarte Cosmetics Natural Cheek Stain in True Love
  • Lips - Double Wear Stay in Place Lip - in Stay Blush (Estee Lauder :))
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How To Take your Makeup From Day To NIGHT
Here's one version of a Day to Night Makeup Tutorial!! How to do your daytime makeup in a way that will transition to evening super DUPER fast!! Daytime defined eyes...to easy smoky look - using a mi...

Nude Lips!!! HOW-TO Video Attached!!

There are soooooo many versions of a NUDE LIP look that I could share!  Here's the first for you - a Nude Pink, using very inexpensive products!! YAY! 
A nude lip is maybe not for everyone, but if you love a strong eye or are looking for a more polished natural look, this might be just the look you're after!  Nudes can be considered everything from beige tones to pale pinks to gold tones.  There's not really a right or wrong way to wear them, because every skin tone is different and not every "nude" works with every makeup routine or use of color!!  Shew!!!! 
Watch my video below to see a couple of my favorite tricks for accomplishing a nude lip look and a couple of other favorite tricks for creating a polished lip look of ANY kind!! :) 
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Nude LIPS...How to do a flawless Nude Lip and other tricks for applying lip color!
Here's my favorite version of a nude lip (Nude Pink) and other tips to a flawless LIP LOOK!! Follow me on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Polished-and-Pretty-Professional-Makeup-Artistry or find me on T...

Brittany's Photo Shoot...fun candids between shots

Me (on right) and Brittany...between shots! Candid!
Excited to share some mobile phone shots from today's photo shoot!!!  Brittany was my model and Ann Steward Photography did the photos!!!  Stay tuned for some exciting updates to the website in the next few weeks!!  First of hopefully many photo shoots with miss Ann Steward!  She is BRILLIANT!  Looking for a great photographer in the Quad Cities area???  Check her out!!!
Silly silly me...waiting for my turn in front of the camera! Jessica Curtis, Makeup for Photography by Polished and Pretty. Photography by Ann Steward Photography
Fun candid shots of me between shots...:)  Thanks Brittany!! 
DARN..my eye is still a little red from my allergic reaction to a kitty 2 days ago...:(...Yes...I know, I have a kitty!!  What the HECK?? Long story...
Wrapping things up for the day!!! Me in my Polished and Pretty T-shirt, Brittany in sparkles!!
Thanks for a great day Brittany!!! Here we are wrapping things up...we were a tad tired!!  Me in my "Polished and Pretty"
T-shirt...Brittany in sparkles! :)  Can't wait for the next shoot! 
Thanks again girlies...looking forward to the next collaboration!

Product Review- Tarte Cosmetics

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Makeup Geek Challenge! Tarte Cosmetics - A review of my first Tarte purchases
Tarte Cosmetics "Ultimate Must-Haves Exclusive Value Set" Review...Cheek Stain, Mascara, Bronze Clay Waterproof Liner...

YouTube Video of January Pics

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Makeup Pictures January 2011