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Eye Make-Up Tutorial

Hey girls.  This is my first ever make-up tutorial!  

I wanted to start off with something simple, educational, 
and practical for your everyday make-up application! 

I call this the "NO make-up, make-up" look.  
( Don't be confused )

I love this look!
It's a way to wear make-up that draws attention to your eyes and face, not to your make-up. 

Here is how it's done!!!

  1. Wash your face & apply moisturizer to your entire face and eyelids.  Always start applying make-up to a clean face.  
  2. Conceal your eye-lid and under eye.  I would recommend using a light liquid foundation for this, unless you have really dark under eye circles.  
  3. With an eyebrow pencil that is slightly lighter than your brow color, lightly fill in your eyebrows and comb them with a brow brush to make a nice clean shape to frame your eye.  (see how to shape your eyebrows here.)   
  4. Using an eye shadow color lighter than your skin color, brush the inside corner of your lid and under the brow line. Applying a lighter color under the brow line will create the illusion of an OPEN awake eye! (Use a color that shimmers to add drama.)
  5. Next choose an eyeshadow color that is slightly darker than your skin color and brush the outside corner to about the middle of your eye-lid, softly adding depth to the crease. 
  6. With an angled shadow brush, line your top lash line from the outside corner moving inward as far as you'd like. (The more liner you use the more dramatic it will look.) For the liner color, choose one that is slightly darker than the color you used for your crease, or wet the brush and use the same color, as it will appear a little darker when it's wet.
  7. Using the same brush and eye-shadow color, create the bottom lash liner. 
  8. Apply your favorite mascara, and WaaLaa! Beautiful eye make-up!!! 

xo Alex



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Trending : BRAIDS & TWISTS

Braids are the simplest way to spice up your hair style.  
No tools or heat needed. 
All you need is your fingers and maybe a bobby pin or small elastic band. 

For Long hair, braid the entire length of your hair into any form of braid you choose. 

For medium length hair, Twist or Braid your fringe (bangs) 
back into a soft up style or ponytail. 

For all lengths of hair (even some pixie cuts) you can braid or twist your fringe (bangs) to the side. 

And for all you MEN out there... There's always this... 

Have a good hair day! 
xo Alex


Haley - Portraits

I am in love with this photo shoot by photo mckenzie!  
Haley is GORGEOUS! 
This portrait session was super fun and playful. 
We did a really fun eye with sparkly bright colors and LONG false lashes! 
We changed up her hair throughout the shoot. 
Look for all the fun styles we created on site.

One look at the pictures and you'll fall in love 
with the style of the very talented photo mckenzie.  
McKenzie was awesome to work with! 
She made it so easy for Haley to feel and look natural behind the camera. 

Thanks to McKenzie and Haley for making this shoot AMAZING! 

xo Alex


On Site, In Action

Summer 2011
Deer Valley Wedding
Zuma Photography
Alex Crabtree Hair Stylist and Make-up Artist