Makeup Tips For Smart Beauties

Taking Steps To Great Beauty Style

Whether you're here for some quick makeup tips on an application technique or here to get the complete, 'step-by-step' guide to a makeup style you love, this site is designed to be a great beauty resource to you.

  • organized and thorough explorations of most topics of makeup
  • detailed steps
  • diagrams and illustrations
  • photos
  • best product suggestions
  • professional makeup tips and tricks

Having a really good handle on the basic techniques is not only the key to great looking makeup applications, but very helpful to learning advanced techniques, keeping up with beauty trends and developing your own 'one of a kind' beauty style.

Work with the time you have, learn what you can and start taking those big steps forward, towards the beauty style you've always wanted.

Just remember the old saying

'Rome wasn't built in a day...'.

With every step you take, your beauty style will continue to grow. Something beautiful is on your horizon.

Part II - Philosophy Behind The Writing.

My makeup philosophy 'in a nutshell'? Makeup should be three things; fun, expressive, and true to who you to how much synergy your style choices have with you and who you are.

After working as a professional model with exposure to many talented individuals in the art of makeup, hair, fashion, photography, AND years of sharing beauty advice, I have come to realize something really important;

the most powerful beauty in real life, comes from the presence of it's authenticity in the individual.

Wearing makeup is not about the pursuit of perfect beauty.  There is no perfect beauty.  If you are chasing perfect beauty, you are chasing an illusion.


Makeup should be fun.  Somewhere a long the way we got off track, and stopped seeing fashion magazine ads and editorials as artistic sources of style inspiration.  Instead, they became a beauty standard. The problem with using those resources as a standard is, the beauty you are trying to measure up to, is unattainable.

Ask any model, makeup artist or photographer.  Each image you see is the product of a 'fleeting moment', of right light, right angle of the face, right makeup, right graphics, right props... the list of "rights" goes on.


Whatever you wear, including makeup, it should reflect  your own personal, creative expression. Expressing yourself just simply feels great and provides a big boost to your confidence.

True To You

Makeup design and application skill are important and need to be good, but they are secondary to how much synergy your style choices have with you and who you are.

This site is here to not only help you build your beauty skills with makeup tips etc., but also, to build a beauty style that actually works for you. It's for natural beauties and divas alike.  Inspiration is everywhere.  Bring your ideas, I will be here to help.


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October 2016

If you are lucky, you may still be enjoying some sunny weather. Here in the north west, we have even had the odd sunny day (amongst many rainy ones)! However, there is definitely a chill in the air and all the signs that winter is on it's way. Keep your skin protected with a heavier moisturizer than you would use in the warmer months. You can cut back on the spf number, but don't cut it out. If your home geography is really sun deprived, consider a daily dose of Vitamin D.

I would like to let all of you know how much I appreciate your support:) Please enjoy this west coast beach sunset as you soak up the beauty info. Grab some quick makeup tips or give your look a complete overhaul.

Something beautiful is on your horizon.



Yasmin, Editor

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P.S. The mystery girl strolling the beach? My sister Sarah, who has been my "go to" model over the years. Thanks Sis!



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