YES. yes. yes. Everyone is obsessed about Kylie Jenner’s lips. Are they real? Are they fake? How could she start plastic surgery at such a young age? Is it just part of her maturing process? All of these questions come to mind, but nonetheless, people are talking. Why? Well for one it looks fantastic.


Kylie is the youngest of the Kardashian Klan, but in my eyes, by far the most badass. Yes I said it. She brings cool girls status to the next level. Oh how I wish I was 17 again. (well maybe not)


Regardless of the questionable surgery, she has been sporting some beautiful matte lipstick shades that evoke a spirit of the 90’s. Makes me want to pull out my MAC Stone lipliner. Sure she may have had injections, but here’s my trick for getting the same look, with a lot less pain.


First and foremost you must prep your lips! Make sure you are hydrated, and give your lips a good exfoliation. For a quick at home lip scrub, just take some olive oil and sugar and scrub generously, to reveal soft smooth hydrated lips.

  • I used MAC Spice lip pencil to line the lips. If you don’t have Spice, pick a medium shade liner with a mauve, brown or rose base. (Kylie uses MAC lipliner in Whirl often) This is the most important part, as you will have to slightly overdraw the lips. nothing crazy or clownlike, just outside your natural lip line. Also make sure you round out the edges at your cupids bow and do not make them too sharp or pointy. Color in all the corners, and leave the middle open.
  • Lipstick choice is imperative. Kylie uses a matte finish. There are several lipsticks you could use to achieve the look, but my favorite is MAC Taupe, or Buxom lip foundation in Undressed.
  • Finish the look by highlighting just above your cupids bow to make the top lip look extra plump. The light reflects, and your lips will instantly look fuller! You can use a shimmery nude eyeshadow, or a cream highlighter.

Voila! A plush pout Kylie would be jealous of, sans injectables.

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In a nod to the resurgence of all things 90’s, I present to you the latest fashion editorial I had the privilege to do makeup and hair for, IN BLOOM. Shot with model Paige Tiziani, and Photographer Orlando Behar in Little Rock, this editorial was a blast to be a part of.

Being a teen in the 90’s myself, I was delighted to see the essentials like Matte brown lipsticks, sunflower prints, crop tops, and platform sneakers come back into style. Although I wouldn’t necessarily add those items into my personal wardrobe, I do love to see the essence of the decade mixed in with high fashion. This shoot had that exact feel. It was a nice blend of sophisticated dark florals, slept in hair, beanies, and dark smudgy eyes.

I can only wish I looked this cool traipsing through the woods.




For all of you makeup artists out there that specialize in weddings, I have found the all-in-one palette for you. The LORAC Unzipped Palette has the prettiest, most pigmented shades, perfect for all skin tones, and eye colors. This palette will help you achieve the highly requested bronze smokey eye/natural-but-glamourous look brides constantly request.

Here’s a shot of my bride Ashley, using the Unzipped palette:

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Brow highlight and inner corner: undercover
Lid: unbelievable
Crease: unconditional and unbridled
Lashline/smudged underneath: untamed
Liner: black track fluid line MAC
Lashes: great lash waterproof, red cherry #217 lashes

It seems like it’s following suit of the NAKED palette phenomenon, but what stood out about this one was that the color range seemed to lean more toward the reddy browns, and warm tones rather than the gold browns and neutrals seen in the naked palettes and the competitors alike. In addition i was happy to see more matte color choices with 4 matte colors and 6 shimmer colors.

I swatched the colors on my hand with no flash, the payoff if great and the shadows have very little fallout.


Even if you are not a professional makeup artist, this palette is sure to be a great addition to your everyday makeup routine. I can honestly say I love every color included, which is great if you hate getting a palette where there are the few odd shades that go to waste. Gilded neutral tones, and rich chocolatey browns. Who doesn’t love that?

Let me know what you think!