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Sophia has been a licensed esthetician since 2008 and a makeup artist for 10 years. She will always be a skin care and makeup enthusiast as it’s still part of her daily routine and she’s particular about the products she uses. After owning her studio from 2012-2016, she decided to stop doing eyelash extensions in 2016 to cater to her advertising and branding skills that she also loves.
Sophia has been on set of countless photoshoots throughout the years since that was her focus in the beginning years of doing makeup. She also enjoyed doing makeup for fashion shows and experienced first hand backstage chaos. She also learned about how to run an online boutique, wholesaling, line sheets, and more. Now she’s thoroughly involved with her designer clients and stylists.
After hanging up her beauty business, she still needed a hands-on creative outlet which seamlessly transitioned into art on canvas. She has been creating art for a few years, practicing her craft and finding a niche. Sophia loves mixed media artwork and sells her art online and at pop-up shows as well as inside small businesses. View Art
#NEWFAVORITE No more #anastasiabeverlyhills ($18) I found a less expensive product to fill in the brows 😍 from @milanicosmetics for $8 (the website says $8 but I think I paid $6.49 at HEB🤔) Same stuff to me! Lasts all day, waterproof, same consistency and it even comes with the brush.
It even came with a double-sided brush and works perfectly.
You only need a dab of product!
One of the main differences is that the amount of product in the Milani Stay Put Brow Color is less than the Anastasia Beverly Hills DipBrow, BUT that’s perfectly fine because the DipBrow would get dried up before I could even finish the product. So much was left over and it wasn’t usable anymore. This is why Milani is WINS. It’s the perfect size, the perfect price, and is my new favorite.
(I got them while they were at a special price. They are currently $8.99 for both.)
Clean your makeup brushes with baby shampoo or Dawn antibacterial dishwashing liquid.
Lay them out flat to dry or blow dry them lightly if you’re in a rush!
TIPS: Clean them once a week
PRO TIP: Clean or disinfect between clients
WHAT DO I DO?
I use my pink silicone mats to clean my brushes now. SO much easy and they get a thorough cleanse.
I only use my foundation brushes once, then I have to clean them completely which is why I use a disposable sponge everyday for sanitary reasons.
I’ll do whatever it takes to stay away from bacteria that may cause acne!!
AVOID CREASES ON YOUR LIDS
MAKE YOUR EYE SHADOW LAST ALL DAY
This is my top favorite eye shadow primer. If you ever had eye shadow that creased or didn’t last throughout your day or even midday, I hope you know there’s a solution! Along with my oily skin, I realized I had oily eyelids too. Years ago I found Too Faced Shadow Insurance at Sephora! There are a lot of eye shadow primers out there, but I’ll quickly share why I prefer this one by Too Faced.
I’ve tried other primers that have a color to them which are great for certain looks and for camouflaging discoloration on the eye lid, but I personally prefer the colorless one. Because it’s colorless I can quickly apply it and even swipe some on my eyebrow to hold any eyebrow cream/shadows I put on. I also apply some underneath my eye near where my eyeliner may want to randomly melt.
I’ve gotten use to purchasing products that are more sanitary since I use to do makeup on others. It comes in a tube where the product can cleanly be squeezed out for each application. I do not like the primers where you have to stick your finger in the pot every time.
IT REALLY WORKS
Finding an eye primer was one of the first accomplishments I had when playing with makeup! In high school, I always wondered why I had a dark crease on my eye lids at the end of the day!!! I may have went on a makeup forum online to find out I needed a primer. I’ve used this product for years on myself and on many past clients.
LASTS FOR MONTHS
You only need a tiny bit of product for each application so it can definitly last for months.
Intensifies Shadow Color
Love this simple clutch by Danielle Nicole that was on clearance for only $10 from Macy’s! I normally don’t buy many handbags, but this find was too good to pass up. The handle in the back makes it simple to hold and there’s enough room to fit many items inside.
Always go check out the clearance section! You never know what you can find. I paired this with my colorful Maggy London colorful maxi dress.
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TOP: Olive Crop Top – Marshalls | SHORTS: Printed High-Waisted Shorts – Top Shop – Nordstrom Rack | Vest: Black Sleeveless Cotton Vest
Day outfit with simple printed shorts. This basic, stretchy crop top was only $5.99 at Marshalls ! I have it in black and yellow as well. If you’re afraid of wearing printed pieces, just try a simple and delicate print to match with neutral tones. Have fun!