April 07, 2014

To celebrate 10 years of Camellia Cosmetics, we're giving the "hollywood" treatment to your brows for only $10, the 10th of every month this year! While you're in, one of our seasoned artists can perfectly pick out the best product to use on your brows. Pencils, powders, pens...we'll show you what works best for YOU. Take 10% off any brow product when you purchase it with your wax.

Well, we're excited, so we KNOW you must be. Save your spot now with our online booking here, or call our store today (574) 243-1730. See you on April 10th!

March 18, 2014

     That's easy right? Enter frazzled but somehow hopeful, exit dazzling yet somehow poorer! We've tweaked the formula for you, added some excursions...

Photo Booth - Want proof of your transformation? Take a quick "before" shot in your every day look. Play with color (fun!) Do you look better in Red Lipstick, Hot Pink or Nude Gloss? A picture will show you things you just can't see with your own two eyes. Once you perfect that look, take the ultimate facebook profile picture. Speaking of facebook...

Model Molly having fun in a makeup store

Social Share - Waiting for your Hollywood Brow appointment? Our social media center is all set up, hop on and share or stalk away - those 5 minutes never seemed so fast. Love our Hollywood Brow? Love our Makeup? Share the good vibes and we will be your beauty butlers for life!

The Camellia Challenge - This freebie is for every one of us, because every once in a while we need to hear the beauty truth. Just not all the time, right? So, whenever you're up for it, take the Camellia Challenge. We tell you (ever so nicely) what's missing, or not quite right, about what you're currently doing with your makeup. Then we quickly show you what we would do. Take it or leave it. The Camellia Challenge isn't about a beauty over haul, it's about those small changes in your beauty routine that sometimes make all the difference in the world.

 We are only here to make you look and feel your most beautiful. And to have fun in a makeup store. I'll see you soon; Rebecca

 

 

February 22, 2014

We makeup artists love to multi-task. People often ask us how we’ve achieved that “perfect” shade or effect. Well, chances are, we used a little creativity…and makeup that we already had in our kit.

Use eye shadows as contour: This is one of my favorites to show, because it’s something everyone probably has in their makeup bag. Use a taupe, or darker shade (depending on your skin tone, I showed "Journey" for this, which is a little too light for me, but would be a perfect contour color for someone with fairer skin) colored eye shadow along your cheekbone, then take a lighter color (think bone white, light peach, or ivory, depending on your skin tone, I used "Cakewalk") above your cheek bone, creating a highlight. I like to use a fan brush using this technique. Voila!
Contour
Concealer as primer: While using a true eye primer is the best bet for eyes, you can get away with using concealer as a base for your shadows if you’re in a pinch. Using some kind of base on your lids before applying shadows is important because not only will the color blend more seamlessly, but you will also be able to see the shadow's true colors. Using conealer as a base won't make the shadow stick as well as a true primer will, but it's better than using nothing.

Cream Blush: Cream blush might be the ultimate multitasker. You can use cream blushes for blush (duh!), lipstick, and eye shadow. Plus, the color lasts a longer than pressed powder, doesn't require a brush, and works great if you have dryer skin.

We’re people just like you, sometimes we find ourselves out of our favorite product, on a train, in a car, or behind the scenes of a fashion show with only 2 minutes to get each model ready. We make do with what we have, we multi-task! But always, with a little creativity, we make things happen . We are women, after all, right?

Til next time,
Andrea

There's more where that came from! Want more tips and tricks like these? Come in for a makeup lesson with me.