Quick Summer Makeup Tips

Some like it hot, and the rest of us just try to keep from melting!

Lately it seems like all of my how to beauty questions are directed towards Summer and what is best practice when trying to glam it up in 100 degree weather. The other most frequent compliant I get is lack of TIME. I hear ya sister!

So here it is. One. Two. Three. My quickest and best Summer makeup tips that are life changing.

Yep, that’s right. They are THAT good.

(Full episode at the end of this post & demo on model on how to execute these tips! Special thanks to San Antonio’s GREAT DAY SA for featuring BEAUTY BUZZ & these tips to their viewers)

1. SETTING POWDER: Not all powders are created equal. Only a true setting powder will keep your makeup in place. If you have a jar of translucent powder that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is a TRUE setting powder.

2. THE ONE MINUTE SMOKEY EYE: Hallelujah. It is possible to get a Smokey eye in less than a minute. How, you ask? With the right tools and a little “know how”. I could explain, but watch the clip for a full demo that will make you a believer. Here are the tools you will need.

3. BRONZER & CONTOUR: We live in the age of YouTube, which is a double edged sword. Great for instruction on how to work your camera…maybe not so good on how to contour and bronze when the objective is not how to teach but how to stand out in a sea of videos. Bronzers should have some shimmer and give you a nice glow but a great contour palette should be matte. Also, POWDERS are your friend and a much quicker, easier way to contour! Don’t be afraid of a dark color because it is probably the best for quick shading of the jaw, nose and cheek contours. (Again, Check out the video below and thanks for stopping in!)

VIEW VIDEO:BEAUTY BUZZ WITH ALICIA/ SUMMER BEAUTY

Spring Beauty Trends

Trends come and go and we love jumping on the trend train, catching some of the fun before it passes!

Every season, fashion designers and beauty trend setters alike create a mood and certain looks for the slaves to the industry. The rest of us watch and digest what we can. Here are my favorite makeup trends for Spring. Delicious and bite sized for all to enjoy!

GRAPHIC EYES

BOLD CAT LINER

COLOR POP

As always fashion is left to be consumed, translated and trickle down to the real woman who is walking down her own daily runway.

Thanks for watching me on the show this morning! For my next makeup workshop register here!

For a recap of the products shown today on the show visit my Insta! I will be posting a gallery with purchasing info there.

Aliciabeautypro

HAPPY PAINTING!

XOXO,

Alicia

Love Your Skin

Winter skin is no fun! Before we have even completed 30 days of our “new year, new me” resolutions, that dry, winter skin has crept up on us!

So how do you keep your skin looking hydrated and supple in 2018?

Simplify and go back to basics.

Here are 3 easy tips to maintaining great skin throughout this dry and extra chilly season.

1. Think about your skin from the inside out!

Most of us have some sort of diet and fitness goals in 2018. We are making a conscious effort with our diet. Do this with your skin! Foods rich in omega-3 such as salmon really make a difference on the outside. Choose fruits and veggies rich in antioxidants such blueberries, kiwi and spinach. As always, drink lots of water or swap for a green tea. Stay away from sugar, which is a skinemy, as much as possible. When you eat sugar, your insulin level goes up and this produces inflammation which in turn produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin resulting in sagging and wrinkles.

2. Stick to a skin regimen!

Whatever you do, be consistent with this because that in itself makes a huge difference with your skin. Skin solutions are easy- cleanse, tone and moisturize day and night. Exfoliate to remove dead skin at least once a week. This Works has a wide range of products to choose from and at a great price point of $28-58, it is very affordable.

3. Fake it ’till you make it!

Use a primer to “fake” great skin. Primers are magic, little cream fairies that fill pores and forge supple, hydrated skin. Be sure to find the right one for you as they all serve a purpose. For example, do not by a mattifying primer if your goal is to look hydrated. Below is one of my favorites.

Want more skin tips such as these and to learn how to create a hydrated makeup look? Visit me at one of my San Antonio makeup workshops!

For my next makeup workshop REGISTER HERE

Fashion Files: Emmy Red Carpet Recap

 If you missed the Emmy fashion recap segment this morning on Great Day SA with Coco, here are her choices for Best Dressed. 

For a complete run down of Emmy fashion and info on her upcoming fashion events, visit her on Instagram.

BEST DRESSED
Nicole Kidman- Calvin Klein

Jessica Biel- Ralph & Russo

Yara Shahidi – Prada

Jane Fonda- Brandon Maxwell

Viola Davis – Zac Posen
ABOUT COCO

Local Creative Director and Visual Stylist, Rejeana “Coco” Williams presents Stylish Saturdays Volume 6, an innovative fashion movement that provides indie local fashion designers and boutiques exposure and a runway for their brand. 

 

We are excited to start a new chapter in the fashion community in San Antonio. The style and attitude of fashion has changed. Coco Productions’ purpose is to create an opportunity for awareness of the local brands, boutiques, and talented designers this city on the rise has to offer.  Stylish Saturdays caters to the untapped local fashion market, providing fashion that is tasteful and appealing to the rising sector. This is the sixth installment of this fashion movement.

 

Stylish Saturdays is not just a platform for fashion, it is a movement to support our ever progressing fashion community, and present our city in a positive light while showcasing the wonderful talent San Antonio has to offer.
Rejeana “Coco” Williams is a visual merchandiser and creative director. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the International Academy of Design & Technology and received her Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University.  Ms. Coco specializes in creating an atmosphere that will attract attention, and inspire shoppers in a commercial way.   Ms. Coco stays abreast of fashion trends and keeps her hand on the pulse of rhythmic and artistic influence that can be seen on the latest runways – whether couture or in everyday street wear.