Monday, July 28, 2008

Making a Groggy Face Look Awake!

As I've mentioned- July 28th (Today!) was my first day anchoring the morning show. It went fantastic and I truly enjoyed every moment. There was lots of chit chat, fun camera shots, and lives interviews! My co-anchor was on vacation but tomorrow he'll join me.

Here's what my schedule was like...
6:30 p.m.- bedtime
1:30 a.m.- wakeup & do hair & makeup
3:30 a.m.- arrive at the station
5:30 a.m.- go on the air!

Do you see why I had to really try hard to look alive! Lucky for me, I'd been strategizing on ways to make the most of my makeup- to make even a very groggy face look full of life! I want to share some of those tips now, and soon I'll post a video! It's not a complete step by step makeup process, just a few key points.

1.) MOISTURIZE. This is a step that should never be skipped in my opinion- but especially not if you're tired. The moisture brings life to your skin! Even try chilling your moisturizer in the fridge for a real wakeup call!

2.) DON'T SKIMP ON CONCEALER. I have a great concealer from NYX called "Concealer in a jar". I've had it for awhile and hadn't used it much, but I've discovered a great purpose! It's an amazing undereye concealer- a shade or two lighter than my skin. When applied with a concealer brush- it doesn't cake and stays flawless. One key tip-- apply it all the way up on your lower lash line (not waterline, obviously- but the skin right up to it). I was watching Bobbi Brown demo products on QVC and she made a point to do that- and I couldn't believe the difference! Set it with powder and you're good to go! Just make sure the powder is somewhat light as well- no bronzer or contour shades here!

3.) BLUSH AND BRONZER- A MUST. Glowing color on your cheeks is a no-brainer if you want to bring life to your face! Dust your entire face with bronzer- building it up in certain areas you want to contour. Use a brighter peach/pink blush to give you a pop of color on the cheeks!(A very well-blended pop of color)

4.) KEEP THE PROPER CONTRAST WITH EYES. I love a deep, thickly lined, smokey eye just as much as the next person. But when my eyes don't even want to open all the way in the morning, it's obviously not the way to go. You really need to put a light shade (think cream, pearl, champagne, or another pastel) all over the lid. Do not "smoke out" the eye too much with dark shadow- and at the same time don't stay away from it altogether-- After all, it creates contrast making the light shades look even brighter. I recommend confining any sort of dark shade to the outer V area-- and stay away from black shadow- brown and plum add the right level of contrast without making the eyes look like they're receding too much.

Now, here are some news broadcasters that I get beauty/style inspiration from! I think they not only set great examples for others in the news biz-- but any woman! Comment and tell me who you think has a great look!

First, my favorite- not just in makeup/style but also in terms of how well she does as an anchor. Check out Robin Meade on Morning Express on CNN Headline News!

Liz Cho, ABC 7 News, New York

Julie Banderas, Fox News

Friday, July 18, 2008

Beauty Survey!

I saw this survey on the Scarlett Style blog and wanted to fill it out myself! Hope everyone else that stops by does it too! The only problem is I have a lot of things I could put in each category, but I'm only including my favorites!

Have a great weekend everyone! ♥

Make Up:
My Foundation: Rimmel Lasting Finish/Revlon Colorstay...

My Mineral Foundation: Bare Minerals, Everyday Minerals, Maybelline Mineral Power

My Powder: L'oreal True Match Pressed Powder

My Mascara: L'oreal HIP Mascara!

My Blush: Cover Girl Cheekers Plumberry Glow/Golden Pink

My Eyeshadow(s): Where to begin! Overall love Smashbox, NYX, Milani...

My Day Cream(s): Depends on season/my skin's condition-- Olay Complete, Neutrogena Oil Free moisure sheer tint, Mary Kay Timewise Moisturizer

My Beauty Product Brand(s): I can find something I like in almost any drugstore brand, otherwise I like Smashbox and Bare Escentuals

My Essential Beauty Product: I love my Olay Daily Facials cleansing cloths- use them every night to remove makeup!

My Favorite Makeup Product(s): Lip gloss, mascara, & blush

My Perfume: Victoria's Secret Very Sexy or SuperStar

My Nails: Sounds cheap but works amazing! 99 cent Sally Girl minis- last SO long! I like using these shades to do a french manicure

My Feet: I usually use some shade of pink on my toes- super light or magenta

My Hands: I'm not really sure what this is asking for... I use lotion & hand sanitizer pretty regularly haha :D

Three Products to bring on a deserted island: sunscreen, lip balm, and tweezers (I can't grow a unibrow- not even on a deserted island!)

Women I admire for their beauty: My mom and sister and CNN Headline News's Robin Meade

Woman with the Best Sense of Style: Robin Meade, or whoever styles her, haha!

My Favorite Fashion Publication(s): Glamour, Cosmo, Harper's Bazaar

Who did you get this from?: Scarlett Style :D

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Big News!

Hey everyone! Sorry to disappoint- but this isn't a makeup-related blog. I just had to let you guys know that I've been promoted! As you may (or may not) know- I currently work four days a week as a TV news anchor, and on Saturdays I anchor the evening and late newscasts... Well- today I was officially moved to the morning show as the female MORNING ANCHOR! That means doing what I love five days a week, also doing some reporting, and getting my weekends back! How exciting! My new position will take effect on Monday July 28th. I just wanted to share this with everyone who's been so supportive and encouraging to me! Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Great Beauty Reads!

Hi Everyone! If you're like me and totally addicted to makeup, you'll probably be interested in these two awesome beauty books I've recently purchased! I found them at my local Barnes & Noble bookstore, which has a nice selection of makeup-related books. These are both great resources for anyone- whether you're a makeup pro or a beginner!

Making Faces
by Kevin Aucoin

Sections of this book include makeup basics and how to recreate celebrity looks using sketches, descriptions, and pictures. One section I especially like is when Kevin transforms everyday people in his life- I just love before and afters! If you want to branch out with your makeup styles and try new things this book will definitely give you inspiration. It follow's Kevin Aucoin's makeup philosphy- which is- in makeup, there are no real "rules". If you share that same mindset, you will definitely relate to this book. Don't get me wrong though- while some looks he shows are very unusual- others are perfectly natural. Challenge yourself by trying to re-create the looks yourself! This is definitely the type of book I'll keep referring to to check my technique and get new ideas.

Bobbi Brown Beauty
by Bobbi Brown

Talk about the ultimate book for someone who's new to makeup! You will love this because Bobbi Brown is the queen of making the beauty terminology so everyone can understand it. Her makeup philosophy is different from Kevin Aucoin's... she's centered on very natural beauty and feels that a person's features shouldn't be changed by makeup, only enhanced. Anyone new to makeup will be very comfortable with her natural and easy techniques. While Kevin's book may be geared toward those who are already quite comfortable with makeup, this book will help the everyday woman get through the day. Some sections I enjoyed was when she highlighted certain celebrity clients and showed pictures so you have an example of different face shapes/features she's talking about. Bobbi also suggests makeup routines for the three and five minute face-- and something I like-- suggestions for TV makeup! Bobbi also has chapters catering to all ethnicities and the special differences makeup-wise.

I hope you have a chance to check out one or both of these books! They are so enlightening for someone who loves makeup, or who is just getting started. Both have their own unique philosophies, but both Kevin Aucoin and Bobbi Brown are widely respected makeup artists-- you really can't go wrong with their advice! Thanks for stopping by Beauty Broadcast!

♥ Emily ♥

Monday, July 7, 2008

New Makeup Line: Femme Couture Mineral Makeup

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm making a resolution to update this more consistently, so thanks for bearing with me! I'd like to expand on my YouTube post on the Femme Couture Mineral Effects makeup line now available a Sally Beauty Supply. So far I've only tried three of their loose mineral eyeshadows, but I've enjoyed them so much, I'm sure I'll branch out and try other products as well.

Here's a link to more information on that makeup line...,default,sc.html?prefn1=brand&prefv1=FEMME&psortb1=category-pos_Cosm&psortd1=1&start=0&sz=10

The eyeshadows are 5.99, but with your Beauty Club Card they're 5.49. On top of that- Sally's is having a buy two get one free deal with the entire line right now! (as of 7/7/08)

These are loose shadow powders, so beware of one common problem that accompanies all loose powder if not applied carefully: FALLOUT. To combat this, I would reccomend using a flat shadow brush (or a concealer brush works too) to "press" the shadow onto the lid. When you're using a crease brush, work in soft circular motions to blend the color without creating fallout. It's also great to have a fan brush to dust away fallout without pressing it into your skin.

Fans of color and strongly pigmented shadow will love this! I have a golden shade, a brown shade, and a plum color. The color payoff is outstanding- I can only imagine what they'd look like when applied wet with a mixing medium! I'll definitely be looking to expand my Femme Couture collection of shadows- and maybe some of their face products too! If you've ever tried these products- please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

To see a look using Femme Couture shadows and swatches, check out my YouTube video.