So excited to share that celebrity makeup artist Rokael Lizama is a huge fan of the Elcie Hydra Enhancer! He recently used it on Beyonce during this photoshoot with her babies and also on a night out with her hubby a few days ago! The Hydra Enhancer is something so special and can be used in so many ways, so I asked Rokael what his secret was in using it. Read his tips below!
Rokaels Secret Beauty Tip: "I use it before the makeup to hydrate the skin; but I also spray it on my Beauty Blender with the foundation on it for more blend ability and to sheer it out." So simple yet so genius right? I personally spray my beauty blender and dampen it with the Hydra Enhancer to make sure the makeup lasts vs. just using water, but I do it before I dip into the foundation. Trying Rokael's technique next time for sure! Thanks Rokael! She looks flawless ;)
Hey guys! I have uploaded a new tutorial to my YouTube channel. Would love to hear your thoughts and honest opinions! I am open to suggestions and constructive criticism, as that is what is going to make my work better. Please don't forget to LIKE & SUBSCRIBE! <3
I am going to be a little off-topic today because, well, the subject of this blog post says it all. It's my Birthday AND my 2 year Wedding Anniversary! I have had so many blessings these past few years; but more than anything I am thankful for my little but growing family. Here's a little background for those who have interest:
I have been with my husband for almost 4 years now. A year and a half into our dating, he proposed and 4 months later, we got married! Due to my hectic work schedule and being booked a year in advance with my clients, didn't leave us much choice when we were picking the date. While I was looking into the following year, David decided that that was too long to wait and wanted to get married during my vacation time. I take vacation every year around my bday and in this case, it was 4 months away from my engagement. Long story short, I called up my Wedding planner and it was done: July 4 was available at the venue we wanted for our Wedding.
Only one month after we got married, I got pregnant. 41 weeks later, popped out our beautiful baby girl Katherine Elcie Abovian! So to say the least, our life has been going very fast these last 4 years. We just celebrated Kats 1 year birthday and we can't help but keep looking back at how quick things have rolled along.
Most importantly, we would do it all over again, life after life. David and I always wonder why we didn't meet even sooner and start our lives sooner. We truly feel lucky/happy every day of our lives that we found each other, of course being thankful to our sister in law Ellina for introducing us. Life has never felt better, not for me, not for him. The crazy part is that its only the beginning.
This year, I turn 33 and I couldn't be happier with where I am in life. It is such an indescribable feeling that I cannot put it into words. You only know if you've gone through it yourself. To be happy to your core. No money, fame, lifestyle can ever even come close to this type of happiness. I am always hesitant to say these words out loud because I feel I will be hurting those who are not fully content with their lives at the moment or maybe are going through something or maybe have not been so lucky. I also feel like its a dream I am going to wake up from at any moment and I don't want to jinx myself. But I remind myself that I shouldn't feel guilty about being happy - it truly comes from within and anyone can be, it just has to be the right time. Today, on my Birthday & Anniversary, I can't help but express and share my joy. I feel like you are always a part of my journey so I wanted to share something personal from my life that will teach you just one more thing about me: Family is Everything.
Hey guys! I decided to switch things up a bit and get out of my comfort zone with this new YouTube tutorial. If you know me, I keep my makeup simple on the regular but I LOVE playing with colors. I got the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Brushes palette and the first color that stood out to me was this blue! The pigments in this palette are truly amazing. I will do another blog post soon with all the swatches. I hope you guys enjoy this simple and fun tutorial! Please don't forget to Subscribe, Like & Comment. I appreciate your support! <3
So I am super late in reviewing this launch but I'm going to do it anyway because...I truly love it! And give you my 2 cents on it, of course! First of all...PACKAGING! Ugh, obsessed. I love the matte soft blush tone with the metallic gold accents - well done Karen! And just look at her photoshoot? I have always admired her as a fellow artist because before she became a social influencer/youtube/instaStar - she was in my world of Bridal beauty. She worked on clients for many years so when I hear her talk about makeup, she speaks to my soul. She's knowledgable, educated, experienced and of course talented! Alright...scroll below to actually hear my review lol.
This is definitely a Lilit palette. If you know me, you know I am such a...minimalist ;) I have to say, these colors are perfection and that one shade of shimmer completes this palette. The pigments on ColourPop shadows are always the ultimate so it was no surprise this was perfect too. Buildable, blendabe, butter! Palettes like this, I can never get enough of! AND its on sale for $12!
So if you know me at all, you know I don't get crazy with colors (on the usual) but when I do, its either bronze or mauve. So I am naturally gravitated to this palette, however, I am a little confused about the peachy coral in there. It is not a color I would ever use with shades like this but then again, I do more simple/natural makeup so its just not really my style. But then again this palette is also on sale for $12. Are you kidding? Get it girl!
I know Karen is a true artist simply based on her lippie collection. The three colors she's chosen is ALL I ever use on my clients. Most of my clients are brides so these type of shades is all I ever use. AND I love that she made the darkest color matte (I personally hate glossy dark shades), the neutral shade is satin finish and the lightest is glossy...PERFECT variation. I also love that she has a matching lip liner for each shade - thank the lord!
There you have it, my overall review on this amazing collection! I am going to do a youtube tutorial using one of these palettes soon so I will share it with you when I do!
I am so excited to share that my newly launched Hydra Enhancer was featured on BeautyCon this month! To read the full article along with the other newly launched products, check it out here: https://beautycon.com/beautiverse-new-product-launches-june-21st/