Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sexy Smoky Eyes for your New Years Look

If you're thinking of doing something a little more daring for your New Years Eve look, why not try a sultry Smoky Eye to give a little edge to your look. Whether you are a blonde or brunette, anyone can pull off this look. Pair up this sexy makeup with some flashy earings and a pair of high heels and your New Years look will look hot and effortless!

To get that perfect smoky eye follow these tips:

1: Dust a light shimmer gray eyeshadow on your lids.
2: Rim the inside of your top and bottom lash lines with a dark black khol pencil.
3: Sweep on several coats of extra black mascara.
4: Balance the look with soft pink gloss or lipstick on your lips.

Have fun trying this look and send me your pics of your final looks!


xo Eman

Monday, December 28, 2009

Your Questions Answered - When to apply Eye Primer

Heyy Eman,

Your Videos are great and really helpful! I watched your Primer video and it really helped me, I just needed a small question answered. Do you apply concealer/foundation before or after you apply Eye primer??

As you apply foundation on your face, apply a little foundation on your eye lids as well to get rid of any discoloration. After you apply your foundation, apply powder all over your face including over your eye lids. This will make the surface smooth. Once you've completed those steps, apply eye primer on your lids. Follow these steps and your eyeshadow will go on perfectly.

Good luck!
xo Eman

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trend Alert - Pretty Pink lips

Pretty Pink Lips are a trend you can definately use this holidays. They are a great alternative for a nude lip to give your face a pop of color. And if you're scared of doing a scarlett red lip, try the pink. Pick brighter shades like hot pinks and warm pinks, nothing to pale. Pretty pink lips can be worn with either a dramatic eye or a nude eye.

Check out some of these celebrities sporting this fun trend.

xo Eman Aziz

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Your Questions Answered - How to Make Large Pores look smaller

Hi Eman

Gone through your videos and they were fantastic .
I've got open pores on my face and I want to use something that can fill my pores so my skin looks smooth. Even after using foundation, my skin is oily. Is there any kind of camuflague that i can use?

So you want to make your pores look smaller. Here are a few tips:
Large pores are caused by two things: genetics and age. There are a few options to deal with large pores.

One option is to go to a dermatologist or a spa to get microdermabrasion treatments. These treatments are a type of facial that gently sloughs off the dead surface layer of skin.

Another option is to use products that have low-strength topical retinol or vitamin C. Both of these are antioxidants that work to increase collagen and elastin production to give your skin a smoother appearance. Try either The Body Shop Vitamin C Super Charged Serum or Neutrogena Pore Refining Cream. Microdermabraison treatments will also help the antioxidant creams penetrate the skin more quickly.

Another option is to conceal large pores with makeup. Start by applying a primer. Primer is a product that evens out skin tone and prevents foundation from sinking into pores. After it dries, apply your foundation. As a final step, use a kabuki brush to apply a light dusting of loose powder. This will make the surface of your skin appear smoother.

xo Eman

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Hair Dos

Its holiday season and if you're like me your month of December will be filled with lots of Christmas parties and Christmas dinners and you'll need to look fabulous at each and every one of them. But coming up with different looks for lots of different events can be hard. So to help out, here's a couple of my favorite hair trends that are perfect to try out this holiday season.

The first hair trend that has been every where lately is The Braid. Everyone from Jlo to Blake Lively to Jennifer Aniston have been seen with this hair trend. But it's not your traditional braid. The trick to this trend is to do a modern version of "The Braid" and pair it up with great makeup and a great outfit. Check out some examples of modern versions of "The Braid".

Another one of my favorite hair trends right now that has been seen on everyone from Megan Fox to Kim Kardashian is the classic Veronica Lake vintage waves. This look is beautiful and ultra glamorous. Pair it up with vintage makeup like a classic red lip and black liner and you'll be the hit at your Christmas Party!

What are some of your favorite holiday hair trends?

Xo Eman