I am so excited to announce that The Minimalist palette is now LIVE and available to purchase at www.ElcieCosmetics.com! This palette took me almost a year to develop! Each shade, Pigment, texture is customized and top knotch qualify! This palette is the Holy Grail - and all you need as an artist or a consumer. The palette is retailing for $45 and will be sold online and at Naimies Beauty Store in Sherman Oaks. It includes 5 shades, 3 of which are big pans. The 3 big pans can be used as contour highlight and blush as well. I hope you guys love this palette as much as I do!
Grammy's 2017 - what a show! From Beyonce's amazing performance (pregnant!) to Adele winning 5 Grammy's (well deserved!). Glam was on another level this year. To be honest, when I used to watch years ago, I would always wonder "WHO is doing their makeup??" and not with a positive connotation. Of course this was before social media and you never really knew who was doing their makeup unless you were in the industry or if it was mentioned in a blog/article. Red carpet glam then, was very different from the red carpet glam today. It was either non-existent or dramatic - but neither pretty. Now, red carpet makeup has aligned with social media makeup - true GLAM! This years beauties were all about the metallics! Shimmering eyes with nude or red lips - ideal red carpet makeup with an extra umph!
Now lets get to the point of this blog: what makes red carpet - glam? What do red carpet celebrities do that us average women don't do? I mean, besides having the best of the best on their team to glam them up, here is some extra info that will put you on that red carpet level:
1. Diet - not just losing weight but detox cleanses, healthy eating and specific habits for about a month. Helps get their body in shape & skin looking great!
2. Spray tanning - bigger than ever! There is definitely more organic versions for those of you who are against this (google the place nearest you). It hides away any skin imperfections, makes your skin look smoother and give you the healthy glow.
3. Skin glow - body oils, shimmers and bronzers are KEY. They may be much to the naked eye, but on the red carpet - you skin is perfection.
4. Syringes - I don't want to have to put this part in here because I don't want to imply that this is something you MUST do in order to look red-carpet glam. But botox and fillers are very common for celebrities right before a red-carpet event, especially one like the Grammy's.
5. Extensions - almost always extensions are used for either length or fullness on these special days. The second the hair goes in - bam! Instant glam.
6. Glow Facials - Facials called Oxygen, Collagen, Red Carpet and similar. These facials give you that radiance you need without any intensive procedures. You need to do this a few days before the event.
So next time you have a special event, try a tip or 2 from the list above. Most importantly, don't take any risks and do something you've never done. Don't TEST on a special day, know exactly what to expect. And if you don't do any of the above and you look and feel confident, then kudos to you! You're 5 steps ahead of anybody else.
I just checked the date on my last post and its over 2 months ago...where have I been?! I miss writing to you all and sharing stories and exciting new info. As you've noticed, I have re-launched my Online Workshop once again! After debating my time and availability, I knew I had to figure out a way to bring it back! So after many requests, I am back and its better than ever! I hope you guys are loving it. That along with working with clients and the Elcie business...leaves me very little play room.
Also, in the last 3 months, Katherine has been a little more...well, a LOT more active! I used to be able to sit her on my lap and type away and now she wants to type with me and you get the point lol. BUT no more excuses! One of my New Years resolutions is to be a little more active on my social media outlets. Im pretty active on Snapchat but if you follow me, you know its all Kat and no work lol. But its social media that brought us together and its social media that continues to support me and I am making it a goal to deliver more in the upcoming year.
The reason I wanted to write this blog post before the New Year was to say Thank YOU! Thank you for all you continue to do for me. This year has been overwhelmingly positive with all your love and support. Kat coming into my life has been such a big change and the gifts, cards and messages has been beyond me. I love that I can tell her this story when shes a grown woman one day.
I say New Year, Old Me because its you that has kept me grounded throughout the years. It is you that has made me who I am today and it is you that has given me the career that I have today. I can never and will never change, because of you. I will continue to strive, because of you. I will always be Me, because of you. I will never take for granted for what I have and where I am today, because it is you that has helped me get there. I know anybody can say these same words to show their appreciation; but I hope that you've seen it yourself. I hope that throughout the years of your following me, you've watched me stay true to you. I am ever so grateful that I don't even have the words to express.
I am wishing you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that each and every one of you get all that you dream for in the upcoming year. Don't ever underestimate yourself, don't ever doubt yourself and always believe in yourself. These 3 things are crucial into getting what you want from life. What you put out into the universe you will receive 10-fold. Don't get distracted, stay focused and never, ever, give up. I love you all to my core.
Hello everyones! Its been a while since I last updated my blog & now you know why! I've been working so hard to get my online workshops up and running for you. I am so excited for this launch as I know many of you have been asking for it to come back! You asked & I delivered! Those of you who have been part of my online workshops before know how this goes - you sign up on a monthly basis and have classes delivered to your desktop or phone! However, Ive changed things around a bit this time. You used to get 2 classes a month, now you get 4! I do not do Live classes anymore as the quality is better with pre-recorded tutorials. I have worked so hard to deliver 100% and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it for you all! No tied contract, this is Month-to-Month so you can cancel anytime! Although - I promise you will love it ;) If you guys have any ideas of any looks you'd like to see, please comment here and I will make sure to get to it! Thank you all for your continuous Love & Support!!!
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Thank you to everyone who made it out to my Seminar this Sunday! It was such a pleasure meeting each and every one of you. I had forgotten how much I miss teaching. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did & that you learned to your fullest potential! Thank you to EricFilm for capturing it all & Shushan at Ladybugz inc. catering for feeding my students with your delicious food! For those of you interested in another seminar, I will announce and post dates soon! Xoxo - Lilit
What separates a makeup artist from a non-artist? The tricks makeup artists create, share & use that sets them apart. Below are simple techniques you can do yourself that make ALL the difference! Do you have a tip I didn't mention? Comment and share your thoughts!
1. Shadow as Liner
Create a soft liner with black eyeshadow against your lash line before you put on falsies! It'll conceal the strip and look super natural!
2. Conceal Your Liner
Yes, you heard right. Afraid of liner? Use some concealer with a flat brush and sweep underneath your wing liner for a clean sharp look.
3. Tight-Line Your Eyes
Want full lashes but a natural look? Use a black liner underneath your top lashes to darken your tight-line for a fuller lash effect.
4. Minimizing Pores
If you have big pores, a buffing brush will be your best friend. A buffing brush will blur out your pores and leave a smooth finish effect.
5. Eyes First
For a cleaner makeup look, do your eyes first then use a face wipe to clean out fall out. Continue face makeup.
6. Heated Lash Curler
Stinkin' straight lashes? Use a blow-drier to warm up the strip (just a little bit) before you curl your lashes. Curls better and holds them in place much longer!
7. Nude Liner to Contour Lips
Line right above your lip-line with a nude liner for a more pouty lip.
8. Custom Matte Lips
Turn any lipstick matte by holding a tissue over your lips and use a loose powder to pat on top.
9. Q-Tip & Mascara
Got mascara on your eyelids or even your nose? Wait until it dries complete and use a q-tip to flake it off!
10. Cleaning Up Brows
Use alcohol spray on your spooly brush and run across your brows to clean off excess powder for a cleaner finish.
Hope this post was helpful! Xoxo - Lilit
So excited to announce that after 2 years, I will finally be teaching another seminar! It will take place in LA at 12pm this coming Sunday. The seminar will be 2 hours with a cocktail party after. We have limited seating available, so please email to register at seminars@MakeUpbyLilit.com. See you all then! Xx- Lilit
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...