Beauty Tip Of The Week

What a crazy week it has been!
Here in Phoenix we have had both the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament and the Super Bowl in town.
I have been working with both, day and night. Some TV, but mostly celebrity glam. (which is invariably the juiciest glamming of all!)

One constant this week has been everyone needing some extra love under the eyes, me included.
I have gone through an unbelievable number of eye gels, which brings me to my Beauty Tip of the Week

**Keep a couple of pairs of eye gels in your beauty stash, at all times! If you are looking or feeling dehydrated, exhausted, if you wake up with puffy under eyes, or maybe just want to juice things up before a big night out, give yourelf 10 minutes of quality time with a set of under eye gels.

Doutzen Kroes and Lindsay Ellingson wearing Skyn Iceland Eye Gels backstage at Victoria’s Secret runway show

The ones I use are super cooling (which is a glorious depuffer), they hydrate like crazy, which minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, and they firm up the skin. They make your makeup go on smoother and they leave you looking rested and gorgeous.


I use them on movie stars, I use them on regular folk and I use them on myself.

There are two brands that I use both in my pro makeup kit and in my personal stash:

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cooling Firming Eye Gels


and Tatcha Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask


How To Prepare Your Skin For Early Morning Makeup

This video is from a series I did for

Makeup seems to go on and stay put far better after a good night’s sleep, but what about when you have to get up super early, or haven’t had nearly enough sleep? We’ve all had those days when our makeup either is gone or looks hideous by mid morning, so at eHow we decided to to a little tutorial on how to prepare your skin for early morning makeup:

How to Prepare Your Face for Early Morning Makeup — powered by ehow

To recap:

*Start with a gentle cleanse, using cool water to wakeup and invigorate your skin.
*Use an eye gel that you’ve kept in the fridge to both hydrate and breathe some life into your under   eye area. Gels can also remove puffiness.
*Alternatively, if you want to break out the big guns, use an under eye mask such as my personal     favorite, the amazing  Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
* Revitalize your complexion with a moisturizer containing menthol and /or caffeine
* Use a really good primer, such as the Makeup Forever HD Primer