studio news: we’re on board with Tweezerman

April 23, 2013By stephanie

While its always exciting to try out new products and brands, something has to be said about your tested and true beauty staples. When something works for you – it works! Stick with it and love it forever. (As they say, if it ain’t broke, why fix it?)

And that is how I feel about Tweezerman.

I am very happy to announce that BlushPretty is an ambassador for Tweezerman starting … today! We are truly over the moon about this since I have been using a pair of green zebra print Tweezerman tweezers in my kit and on clients for a few years now. I am totally game to tug and tweeze with their newest and latest tools and plan to share all my reviews with you. In the meantime, you can follow along with myself and my fellow ambassadors on Twitter via @TweezermanCa. And don’t forget to follow BP and our eyebrow adventures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


beauty kit: brows and blush

April 11, 2013By stephanie

My go to trick for looking like a naturally pretty kinda gal is too focus on my brows and blush. I personally think you an get away with a lot just by filling in the brows and adding a bit of sheer glow to the cheeks. No need for the extras: shadow, lipstick, liner! (On the flipside: properly done brows and blush complete all looks: statment lip, smokey eyes, bronzy glow).

Filling in your brows doesn’t require much: a brow powder or pencil is all you need and a spoolie or brow brush to blend it all together. Fill in sparse areas with light upward strokes and if needed, extend the tail a bit by using a sharp point of a pencil or the tapered end of a slanted eyeliner brush with some powder. Comb through to soften your application and blend your product strokes with your natural hairs.

You should know me by now – I favour cream blush for the most natural look but I am also keen on sheer, satin or matte finish blushes. I avoid using blushes with heavy shimmer unless its a major event for the sheer fact that nobody glows shimmer! If I want an ethereal glow, I will add a drop of a pearlescent or gold toned liquid highlighter to a cream blush and that’s it. I apply the mix to the upper area of the cheeks,and then if I need some intensity, I’ll dust on a hint of a complimentary powder blush.

These two things on any morning leaves me feeling polished and ready for the day. I will swipe on some clear gloss or balm and head out the door.

Products from top left: Becca Beach Tint; NARS Cream Blush; Laura Mercier Brow Definer; EcoTools Slanted Eyeliner Brush; smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand; MAC Veluxe Brow Pencil.