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How to achieve Taylor's Daytime Look:

1. Prep skin with BareMinerals Buxom Divine Goddess Luminizer, concentrating the product under the eye area and onto the cheeks... use whats left around the lips and on the tops of the brows with your fingers.
2. Correct any darkness under the eyes with Giorgio Armani's Master Corrector and conceal with Estee Lauder's Double Wear Concealer.
3.  Perfect the skin using Christian Dior's Airflash. Learn how to apply it here.
4. Set any oily areas (mainly the T-Zone and under the chin) with a loose translucent powder.
5. Pink Blush always offers a youthful look, I used BareMinerals Ready Blush in The Tease to create structure and add some life to the complexion.
6. Eyebrows were a main focus for this styled video. I lined the brow with Dior's Universal Brow Styler and than set  the brow with Bobbi Brown's Brow kit for a softer, yet fuller look.
7. The eyes were clean and fresh, using only neutral tones from Dior's 5 Couleurs Pallette, Incognito.
8. Always match your blush's undertone with your lip color's undertone: Taylor is wearing Pink Plaid by MAC.

How to achieve Taylor's Luxury Event/Evening Look:

1. Take the first look from day to night by adding just a few extra steps!!!
2. Add drama to the eyes, and channel the 1960's with a winged liner... learn step by step here! Also, add a beige/taupe blending color in the crease. This will add a nice soft shadow to compliment the liner.
3. Apply False Lashes for extra oomph!
4. Tone down the pink blush with a little bit of foundation...and use a soft matte bronzer for a contoured look. Highlight the top of the cheekbones for a subtle glow using BareMinerals Flawless Radiance.
5. Blot your lips, and go for a nude! I created my own color mixing together a couple of glosses to achieve this peachy-nude. The main gloss was Feathered (LipTar) by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics to make it a creamier texture.

Videography: VIDDYON 
Makeup: Priscilla Francine 
Photography: Delbarr Moradi 
Dresses & Earrings: Rent The Runway 

Priscilla Francine

Not just any ol' Birthday

Timelines were very important to me in my younger years. I enjoyed planning out my life, and giving myself deadlines of when I needed to achieve certain things. Today is my birthday, not just any ol' birthday, but a date that I gave myself a deadline for a few things. Ironically I have not achieved what I thought was important, but much more than I could have dreamed of...

While I could tell you about my well deserved fine lines of wisdom, and give you some product knowledge on a great ant-aging (full body) cream...I though it would be fun to reminisce on what I have accomplished this last year, and say thank you to those who supported me along the way. 

 Fleur Envy with Ashley Maxwell and Danielle Derksen
Modcloth with Kristin Cofer
Style Me Pretty with Ashley Bats and Taylor Sterling.
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...I can't wait to share a surprise!!!
My beautiful Brides and their families -BellaLu Photography

This past year went by so fast... Thank you to my dear friends and family who are so accommodating to my crazy schedule, and lastly but oh-so-very important... Thank you to my loving husband who is my number one fan. While today marks the deadline of some things I needed to accomplish... I have accomplished more than I could have dreamed of with you by my side. Thanks for loving me, and for letting our house be consumed by makeup!

I can't wait to celebrate.


3 Fall looks on Blair of Atlantic Pacific

This Fall reach for colors that are unexpected! We are breaking many rules this year, which is so exciting. Blair is wearing 3 vibrant pieces:a yellow sweater, pink pants, and a blue top...I did not want to overwhelm this look with too much color for her makeup. If you love color in your wardrobe try avoiding too much color in the cheeks. I used Soft Lights -Prism, by Smashbox, a great pressed powder highlighter to give the skin a dewy appearance. The focus for her makeup is a Glitter Girl favorite-bright fuchsia lips!

Let's recreate the 70's but keep it up to date and classy! While color up to the brows is trendy for the runways, I kept Blair's shadow from the eyelid to the eye crease to make it more realway. I was inspired by YSL's Ombre Solo, Lasting Radiance Eyeshadow, in 005 Slate Green. Start with a creamy base, press/pat on the color, and softly blend it out on the creases with a clean pony tail brush. False Lashes are my go to accessory for Fall. It adds texture to your look, just like adding a fur vest to your outfit adds a contrast of materials. Try the Bianca's by Faux Lash. The combination of the black and brown hairs complete the idea of depth and volume!

3.Rocker Chic
"A woman should never look like she is trying too hard...always appear effortless, even if its not" -George Sharp, creative director at St. John. The rocker look is not for everyone, so don't feel the pressure to do something so forced, that you are not comfortable-you should always feel comfortable. A winged liner paired with a deep lip is mysterious...I LOVE Media by's pigment was intense and completes a leather pant and sequin hat outfit! *Love this look but not sure it's you? Try Black Honey Almost Lipstick by Clinic for just a stain.

Photography/Video:Michelle Drewes
Model:Blair Eadie writer of Atlantic Pacific Blog
Editorial posted on Glitter Guide
Hair & Makeup by ME!


Radiant Skin

There are a few "Beauty" trends that are perfect for Summer. First, a BOLD coral nail color is a must! Second, a vibrant teal shadow...see here...and RADIANT SKIN!!!

Watch by Michael Kors

To create radiant skin follow these steps:

1. Cleanse, tone, and hydrate skin.
2. Prep skin with Smashbox Photofinish light to control shine.
3. Use hands to apply a pea size of Laura Mercier's Tinted Illuminating moisturizer under eyes, on cheeks, and T-zone.
4. Swipe Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener under eyes, and gently press into skin with your ring finger.
5. Hide dark circles with Bobbi Brown's Concealer.
6. Shake and than spray Dior Airflash Foundation on Bare Escentuals Heavenly Brush (no need to spray brush more than 3-4'll have enough to cover the entire face)
7. Use Smashobox's Fan brush #22  to apply Nars blush in LoveJoy. (My secret to a great contoured cheek...start application at the same angle as the top of your ear. Keep the brush closest to the hair line, and sweep brush under cheek bone to enhance your natural shape. Fluid strokes are essential!)

To see more images on this look check out my Summer Makeup Trend Tutorial on Glitter Guide and sign up to receive all the "glittery" updates.


electric eel

Taylor Sterling recently asked me to participate in a Summer Makeup post for Glitter Guide. I was ecstatic to join in on the fun. Out of the 3 looks I did, this was the most fun to create. It is the epitome of Summer Fun...

Stella & Dot Bamboleo Necklace

To create this eye follow these steps:

1. Apply MAC's Paint Pot in Painterly on entire eyelid
2. Blend Benefit's High Brow under your eyebrow
3. Apply Laura Mercier's Metallic Creme Eye Color in Gold, stop at crease
4. Use a pony tail brush to softly blend Dior's 1 Couleur Eyeshadow in Gold Torch #546 at the outside corner of eye
5. Press a black liquid liner on the lash line to intensify lashes
7. Wet Smashbox Double Ended Smudger Brush #20, and mix with MAC's Electric Eel eyeshadow and line bottom lash line

Make sure you check out my Summer Makeup Trend Tutorial on Glitter Guide and sign up to receive all the "glittery" updates