Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Makeup 101 lesson featuring the gorgeous Taylor!

 Good morning! Oh how I have missed blogging! After a hiatus due to other commitments, such as being a mom, beauty school student (now graduate!), a million trips to Starbucks and being super busy with weddings, I am back in the game!

  First level of discussion, makeup 101 lessons! This past week I had a lesson with the beautiful Taylor. While Taylor is a makeup junkie like myself, she wasn't quite sure of the correct way to use her products. Like most ladies, Taylor was stuck in a makeup rut, using the same few products that she was comfortable with, leaving a majority of her makeup rarely used.

  Just a part of Taylor's impressive collection!

I showed Taylor a very versatile look that is easily transferred from day to night, perfect for her busy life as a dental hygentist. Taylor's major concern was her skin's redness, which we easily fixed with Mac Color correctior in Yellow.

Fresh faced Taylor

Here are the details on Taylor's look:

 I did half of Taylor's face and she did the other half!

Primer: Benefit Porefessional
Concealer/Corrector: Mac yellow corrector in and Urban Naked Decay Concealer
Foundation: Bare Minerals liquid foundation applied with a Sta-Glam foundation brush
Blush: Tarte
Highlight/Contour: Anastasia Contour kit in light to medium
Brows: Anastasia brow wiz in Blonde
Eyeshadow primer: Urban Decay anti aging
Eyeshadow: We used a combination of her Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and her Lorac Pro Palette along with a pop of L'Oreal Infallible Amber Rush of the center of her lid (my fave trick!)
Liner:Top is Mac Fluidline in Blacktrach and bottom is Urban Decay in Roach
Mascera: Maybelline Double Extend
Lashes: Ardell Demi Wispies trimmed and applied with Duo glue in dark
Lips: Urban Decay lipliner topped with Sta-Glam lipgloss in Sugar Daddy

I sent Taylor home with a list of products to buy to complete her look, which was only three products as we were able to use a majority of her own collection.

Makeup lessons are $100 per 90 minute session, and include a full face of makeup, customized face chart with product list, and Sta-Glam foundation brush. To inquire, just shoot me an email at carriehreha

Carrie :)

Monday, December 15, 2014

My Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway!!!!

     Tis the season to be glam  and to finally launch my annual "My Favorite Things Christmas Giveaway". This is my way  to showcase some of my absolute favorite products of 2014 and to say "Thank You" for all of the support, referrals, following, and sharing the love of Sta-Glam!

   There are three ways you can enter, and you can earn multiple entries by doing all three.

 The following are the ways you can enter:
-Commenting on this blog post and subscribing to the blog
-Commenting on the Sta-Glam Facebook page post (must be a fan)
-Pinning and  this post on Pinterest
You may enter once a day  on all three places starting Monday December 15th and ending on Thursday December 18th at Midnight.

    Five lucky winners will win one of the following:  Urban Decay Naked On The Run Palette, Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette and Sta-Glam gloss in Mocha, Lorac Pro Palette 2 and Sta-Glam gloss in Inspired, Lorac Pro Palette and Sta-Glam gloss in Aubrey, and Urban Decay Lipstick Sampler.

Winners will be chosen by and  announced on Friday December 19th! Best of luck and Happy Holidays from Sta-Glam!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Get the look with L'oreal Infallibe, my favorite drugstore eyeshadow!

      Happy summer gorgeous girlies! Hope you are wearing your sunscreen so you don't turn into a raisin, I kid, I kid, actually no I aam not kidding, wrinkles are for real people!  It has been a minute since my last post, things have been extremely crazy busy between weddings and starting the boutique (will go into deets about that in my next post!) but I am back and talking eyeshadows.

  I must admit, I am kind of a snob when it comes to eyeshadows, I love me some Urban Decay, Mac, Lorac Pro, Makeup Geek, Stila, Makeup Forever, Smashbox, seriously I could go on and on and on! However, I am super stoked to share with you my absolute favorite drugstore eyeshadow . If you don't already have this in your makeup stash, you must rush out and get it like yesterday. It is seriously amazing, worth every penny, life changing, a must have, omg can you say stop being so dramatic Carrie?
   Without further adieu, Loreal's Infallible eyeshadows! Pictured here, is Amber Rush, a
 beautiful golden rose color that pretty much looks amazing on every eye color, especially when paired with blue eyes.

 L'Oreal Infallible in Amber Rush
The stunning Hayley!

    I did this look on Hayley, a maid of honor from one of myJune weddings. I first primed the lids with Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Sin (a staple in my kit) and layered L'Oreal's Amber Rush on top all over the lid. I recommend using either a shader or concealer brush for  applying cream shadows to get an even and smooth application. On Hayley, I used the Sta-Glam Shader brush. I paired this look up Lorac's Unzipped Palette, my absolute favorite palette for blue eyed beauties. Next I applied the shade "Unconditional" with my Sta-Glam Fluffy Blending brush in the upper crease of the eye in a windshield wiper motion. After that, I darkened the crease up using my Sta-Glam crease brush with the shade "Unbridled" which is a gorgeous very warm brown color. Lastly, I applied the shadow "Untamed" with my Sta-Glam pencil brush in the outer v of the eye and blended it out with my St-Glam fluffy blending brush. I also used that color underneath the bottom lash line with my Sta-Glam smudge brush to add some extra drama. Hayley rocked this look!

Thanks for reading and please feel free to comment with any questions! Also, all brushes mentioned in this post are available for purchase at my website


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Makeup Geek Sparkly Smokey Eye Tutorial

Looking for a dramatic eye, with a pop of sparkle?! Look no further, this tutorial is meant for you! It is perfect for a date night, prom, or holiday party, or if you are me just be bopping around Target.

For this look I used all Makeup Geek shadows, pigments and Sephora glitter primer (a new favorite, helps eliminate fallout when using any type of loose shadow or pigment).

1) Prime lid with Sephora Glitter Primer
2) Apply Makeup Geek Shadow in Peach Smoothie above crease with Sta-Glam fluffy blending brush
3) Apply Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma to entire lid using Sta-Glam shader brush
4) Apply Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear (I am obsessed with this rich brown color!) to crease using Sta-Glam crease brush

 5) With Sta-Glam pencil brush, apply Makeup Geek Corrupt to outer v, really accentuating that outside corner of the eye. Then with Sta-Glam fluffy blending brush, blend outwards and up into the crease in a wind shield wiper motion. Remember, when in doubt, blend it out!
6) Last step I promise!!! Apply Makeup Geek pigment Utopia to inner and mid lid using Sta-Glam Shader brush
Bam! You either nailed it or look like you got punched in the face :) Just Kidding! To finish off this look, I used Sta-Glam Angled liner brush with Elf Gel Liner in Black. On lips, I am rocking Sta-Glam Lipgloss in Envy. It is my go to gloss when wearing a more dramatic eye.

All of the brushes and lipglosses can be found over at website and click on the link "my store".
Carrie :)



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

My Makeup Geek and MAC Customized Palette

   It is no secret that I have serious product ADD, I am always on the lookout for new fun products to expand my kit and when I heard about Make Up Geek Shadows from a fellow MUA (Thanks Rachel!) I knew I needed them like yesterday!

The top two rows of my palette are the new shadows that I ordered, at six bucks a piece you can't beat them and honestly I cannot tell them apart from my MAC shadows that make up the bottom two rows of my palette. They are insanely pigmented, have very minimum fallout and blend like a dream! I also ordered this zebra print z palette (I have a serious thing for animal print!) from

 My customized palette from left to right:
 Row One: Makeup Geek Mocha, Unexpected, Prom Night, Drama Queen, Shimma Shimma,  Crème Brule, and Mac Expensive Pink
Row Two: Makeup Geek Glamorous, Cocoa Bear (my absolute fave!) Beaches and Cream, Hipster, Peach Smoothie, Corrupt, Mac Phloof
Row Three: Mac All that Glitters, Cranberry, Naked Lunch, Mythology, Coppering, Bronze, and Sable
Row Four: Mac Nylon (the perfect brow highlight), Mylar, Jest, Espresso, Carbon, Shroom, and Wookdwinked
Check back soon for a tutorial for this look using all makeup Geek Shadows!
Carrie :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Scoop on the new Sta-Glam Foundation Brush

     Happy May! Bring on the warm weather, proms, Mother's Day (which should be every day in my opinion), weddings ( I have eight this month!) and my eight year wedding anniversary (my hubby must be a saint!) May is on point to be yet another fabulous month in Sta-Glam land, especially since I have added yet another brush to my Sta-Glam Brush Collection!

    As a makeup artist who primarily offers airbrush, I often get asked if I airbrush myself daily. In an ideal world I would, because airbrush always leave my skin looking flawless and offers such a light weight feel. However, because I am a busy Mom of two who often rocks a messy topknot, workout clothes, and orders takeout likes it is my J-O-B (think the anti Martha Stewart), I don't always have the time or energy to paint a full face.

    Why is the new Sta-Glam brush so amazing you ask?  It is a foundation brush that gently buffs the foundation (whether it be liquid or powder) into the skin for an even airbrush finish, Unlike sponges and your hands (eek, do people really put their greasy hands to apply foundation) this foundation brush does not soak up the excess product, which means less wasted foundation. This dense brush which is round in shape allows an easy application on the curves of your face such as jawline and blends seamlessly into the skin.

To use the brush, I start out on the middle of my face in the nose area and blend outward in circular motion, over the entirety of the face (both sides) and jawline. I plan on doing video tutorial soon to better demonstrate, but until then I will leave you with this side by side comparison picture.

These brushes can be found at my online store at for $15 plus tax and shipping. Feel free to comment or email me with any questions!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Urban Decay Naked 2 Tutorial using Sta-Glam Brushes


Get this look using the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette and Sta-Glam Brushes!

1) Prime lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin

 2) Apply Tease above crease with the Sta-Glam Fluffy Blending Brush in a wind shied wiper motion

3) Apply Pistol in the crease with the Sta-Glam Fluffy Crease brush

4) Apply Verve all over lid with Sta-Glam Shader Brush

5) Apply Busted on outer v with the Sta-Glam Fluffy Crease Brush in a circular motion, Use Sta-Glam Fluffy Blending Brush (with no product) and blend busted out into the corners and crease.

6) Line lids with Gel liner (I used L'Oreal Infallible in blackest black) using the Sta-Glam Angled liner Brush

7) Apply Busted below bottom lash line using Sta-Glam Smudge Brush

Sta-Glam Brushes can be purchased through my online store at:

Thanks so much for reading! Have a fabulous Wednesday!