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!