Mary Kay True Dimensions lipstick Swatches | Makeup by Cristina Underwood

Hello Beauty lovers!

I’m so excited! I just ordered myself the newest Mary Kay® lipsticks called True Dimensions™ and they are amazing!! They come in 10 beautiful colors:

Wild about pink
Pink chérie
Color Me Coral
Natural Beauté
Sienne Brûlée
Spice ‘N’ Nice
Rosette
Mystic Plum
Sizzling Red and
Firecracker

My favorites were Color Me Coral and Spice ‘N’ Nice. Here are the swatches.

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They glide on so smoothly. I’m not kidding, they are like silk going on your lips. They condition the lips all day and also have age-defying ingredients! Check them out Mary Kay- Makeup by Cristina to purchase for just $18 (plus tax & shipping)

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Until the next one Laugh often & Love always!

Xoxo,
Cristina

Gold, Red & Brown themed Indian Wedding | Porter Valley Country Club Makeup Artist

Hello beauties!

I had the honor of working on my first Indian Bride this past weekend. I was so fascinated with all the gorgeous dresses, the jewelry and the colors! Everything was so bright and vivid and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful!

Here is the before and after photos of my Bride.

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All the eyeshadows I used are from my newest Inglot palette. I bought them at Nigel Beauty Emporium in North Hollywood, CA. The Bride was SO excited when she saw them. They went perfect with her color scheme. Here is a list of all the products I used:
Cinema Secrets foundation
•Cinema Secrets concealer
•Graftobian HD color palette for highlight and contour
Mary Kay translucent loose powder
Mary Kay pressed powder in beige 2 for contour
•Cinema Secrets blush in ‘Heather’
•Inglot eyeshadows in #328, #07, #395, #25, and #52
•Inglot eyeliner gel #90 (Dark brown color)
Mary Kay waterproof mascara in black
•False lashes #747M from Frends Beauty Supply
•Brow powder duo from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Here is a breakdown of the shadows I used from my custom made Inglot Pallette

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This was a blast, I’ll be posting the professional photos as soon as I get them so stay tuned for that 🙂

Until the next one Laugh often & Love always!
Xoxo,
Cristina

Eye Brow Tutorial | Anastasia Beverly Hills

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Hello Beauties!

Today I’m bringing you a brow tutorial using all Anastasia Beverly Hills products. I am really impressed with her products, so I hope you find this useful.

Here are the steps to achieve the look:

1.) Tweeze any stray hairs with the Anastasia tweezers and brush out the brow.
2.) To get a clean edge, line the bottom of your brow with the matte side of the brow duality pencil.
3.) Take the brow pen (mine is in universal deep) and start filling in the brow leaving the inner most part blank. (You can use light stokes to fill in that section if desired.)
4.) With the angled brush, dab it into the lighter color in the brow powder duo (mine is in brunette) and use this to lightly fill in the front of the brow. Also, with the matte side of the brow duality pencil, line the upper brow to give it a clean edge.
5.) Blend the top and bottom brow duality pencil lines with your finger or a brush.
6.) Set all the hairs in place with the clear brow gel.

All finished!!

Till the next one lovelies!
Laugh Often & Love always!

Step-by-Step Purple Eye Makeup Tutorial | Los Angeles Makeup Artist

Hello beauties!!

Here’s a quick step-by-step makeup tutorial on this look:

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1.) Prime the eye with Mary Kay primer | Pat on NYX jumbo pencil in ‘Milk’ to the lid | Add MAC ‘White Frost’ to the brow bone | Brush on MAC ‘Swish’ to the upper crease
2.) Apply Cinema Secrets eyeshadow in ‘Purple Haze’ to the crease
3.) Using 2 purple colors from the Coastal Scents original 88 palette pat the colors onto the outer V and blend into the crease
4.) Apply MAC ‘Mancatcher’ to the inner lid.
5.) Blend the Coastal Scents purples on the lower lash line.
Finish the look with eyeliner on top and mascara or falsies

Till the next one Laugh often & Love always!!

Xoxo,
Cristina

Red, white and blue Fourth of July/ Independence Day inspired makeup look

Hello gorgeous!

I know I’m a day behind, but I just wanted to share this fun Fourth of July inspired look. Obviously I didn’t go out with this, it was just fun to create a look to go with Independence Day! 🙂

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My son also had a blast watching the fireworks at Shepherd of the Hills church. Every year they have a huge celebration and my husband and I have gone for the past 12 years. I guess you can say it’s a family tradition and it was so awesome to see my son’s face light up as the fireworks went off! Every time they burst he would scream “BOOM”! It was the cutest thing 🙂

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Hope you all had a safe and happy fourth!

Till the next one, Laugh often and Love always!

Xoxo,
Cristina