When I want my makeup stepped up, I usually gravitate to false lashes. They are feminine, fun, and just make you feel glamorous…. BUT a lot of women struggle with the application process. Here are a few of my tips for acing the eyelash game!


If using a lash strip, cut in half or thirds.img_0104

Add your glue and adhere outer half to the outer portion of your lash line. Then apply the remainder half adjacent. Cutting in half and applying in smaller sections will give you more control.

Feel free to overlap the second half a bit if you want more drama on the outer half of your eye. (I showed this overlapping method below, and on a white paper so it’s easier to see.)img_0106img_0107

Another great tool if you’re new to applying lashes is to use individuals! This is what I usually talk all of my clients into. You have great control and know exactly where it’s going. They have such a natural effect, no one will even know their falsies. ; )img_0101


I hope this comes in handy for your next event or holiday party! Thanks for reading!

Pro Makeup Tips for Combatting Oily Skin


Oily skin can be quite the challenge. I personally have grow up with oily skin, and now as an adult, I’m learning to appreciate it more and more… Having oily skin: ages you far slower, acts as defense against UV rays, works against fine lines/wrinkles… just to name some of the benefits.

Here are a few ways I like to combat any excess oil, and keep my makeup looking fresh all day. And a major plus – these are tips you can add to your everyday routine with supplies you probably already own!



After applying any of your cream/liquid foundation and concealer, I like to then mist with a setting spray before any powder. I feel like this melds all your cream products together, especially if you used a cream blush or bronzer. I’m currently using this setting spray for myself, but also love this one for clients.

Another tip for BEFORE any powder products!

Take a clean cosmetic sponge and wrap with a tissue. Blot your entire face with this before setting with any powder. This will remove any excess oil and prevent any added texture to your makeup, while leaving your skin with the pigment. Less texture is always a good thing, and will give a much more natural effect without compromising  on coverage.
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My third tip is to set aside the translucent powders and go with a fuller-coverage product like a powder foundation. Yes, this will add to coverage, so just keep that in mind as you start your makeup application.

In the photos above, I have on both cream and powder, but I made sure to sheer out my RCMA cream products, and it still looks very natural. Light layers are the best way to go. You can always keep building up the coverage, but it’s hard to take away.

Try using a sponge or powder puff to really press the product into the skin. Skimping on it might leave the oily-er skin girls slipping and sliding. I know everybody wants “the glow” with crazy amounts of shine and highlight on fleek, but powder really is the magic glue that will hold you together throughout the day.img_2261


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Meet one of my amazing friends, Ali Lee. We collaborated to showcase editorial makeup. This is not the average makeup tutorial on youtube, and probably would not be a typical everyday look. For a super clean editorial look, everything should be minimal and kept clean. Skin is very important for this particular look. Ali wanted to let some freckles show through. She kept the eye makeup very simple. She rarely uses eyeliner or mascara for an editorial look. The image reflects something the model may have done herself. Ali really wanted to showcase a bronzed glowy look without being too glam.

Thanks for watching!


LVK RecapLast night, Telemundo aired the finale episode of La Voz Kids Season 4!! I have managed the GLAM DEPT (inspiration behind my blog’s name) 3 seasons now, and it’s been such a huge part of my life. I love working with our crew, and we have been so proud to show the 2+ million viewers all of our hard work each week!

It’s so hard not posting or sharing throughout the year the fun we have on set. Here’s a small look behind the scenes in photo form…. 🙂

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Kiss-proof Lips!

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When you find a new long-wearing, beautiful, DRUGSTORE lipstick – why not share?!

On light + natural makeup days, adding a bold lip completes and finishes the look for me. Today, I did super natural looking eyes, just brows + mascara.
Untitled design (2)This longwear lipstick from Rimmel London is amazing! It’s a 2 step application. Apply the color, then apply a clear top coat to lock it in. And yes, it’s kiss-proof! ; )

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Enjoy + thanks for reading!