Mary Kay True Dimensions lipstick Swatches | Makeup by Cristina Underwood

Hello Beauty lovers!

I’m so excited! I just ordered myself the newest Mary Kay® lipsticks called True Dimensions™ and they are amazing!! They come in 10 beautiful colors:

Wild about pink
Pink chérie
Color Me Coral
Natural Beauté
Sienne Brûlée
Spice ‘N’ Nice
Rosette
Mystic Plum
Sizzling Red and
Firecracker

My favorites were Color Me Coral and Spice ‘N’ Nice. Here are the swatches.

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They glide on so smoothly. I’m not kidding, they are like silk going on your lips. They condition the lips all day and also have age-defying ingredients! Check them out Mary Kay- Makeup by Cristina to purchase for just $18 (plus tax & shipping)

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Until the next one Laugh often & Love always!

Xoxo,
Cristina

Blue makeup look | Sugarpill Sweetheart Palette

Hello Beauties!

I just wanted to share my makeup of the day. I really love the pigmentation of Sugarpill Cosmetics eyeshadows. They will stay put all day, but I find its best to use a primer or base such as the NYX jumbo pencil in milk to make the colors pop.

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Hope you enjoy the look! Till the next one Laugh often & Love always!

Xoxo,
Cristina

Gold, Red & Brown themed Indian Wedding | Porter Valley Country Club Makeup Artist

Hello beauties!

I had the honor of working on my first Indian Bride this past weekend. I was so fascinated with all the gorgeous dresses, the jewelry and the colors! Everything was so bright and vivid and the ceremony was absolutely beautiful!

Here is the before and after photos of my Bride.

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All the eyeshadows I used are from my newest Inglot palette. I bought them at Nigel Beauty Emporium in North Hollywood, CA. The Bride was SO excited when she saw them. They went perfect with her color scheme. Here is a list of all the products I used:
Cinema Secrets foundation
•Cinema Secrets concealer
•Graftobian HD color palette for highlight and contour
Mary Kay translucent loose powder
Mary Kay pressed powder in beige 2 for contour
•Cinema Secrets blush in ‘Heather’
•Inglot eyeshadows in #328, #07, #395, #25, and #52
•Inglot eyeliner gel #90 (Dark brown color)
Mary Kay waterproof mascara in black
•False lashes #747M from Frends Beauty Supply
•Brow powder duo from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Here is a breakdown of the shadows I used from my custom made Inglot Pallette

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This was a blast, I’ll be posting the professional photos as soon as I get them so stay tuned for that 🙂

Until the next one Laugh often & Love always!
Xoxo,
Cristina

Step-by-Step Purple Eye Makeup Tutorial | Los Angeles Makeup Artist

Hello beauties!!

Here’s a quick step-by-step makeup tutorial on this look:

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1.) Prime the eye with Mary Kay primer | Pat on NYX jumbo pencil in ‘Milk’ to the lid | Add MAC ‘White Frost’ to the brow bone | Brush on MAC ‘Swish’ to the upper crease
2.) Apply Cinema Secrets eyeshadow in ‘Purple Haze’ to the crease
3.) Using 2 purple colors from the Coastal Scents original 88 palette pat the colors onto the outer V and blend into the crease
4.) Apply MAC ‘Mancatcher’ to the inner lid.
5.) Blend the Coastal Scents purples on the lower lash line.
Finish the look with eyeliner on top and mascara or falsies

Till the next one Laugh often & Love always!!

Xoxo,
Cristina

Red, white and blue Fourth of July/ Independence Day inspired makeup look

Hello gorgeous!

I know I’m a day behind, but I just wanted to share this fun Fourth of July inspired look. Obviously I didn’t go out with this, it was just fun to create a look to go with Independence Day! 🙂

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My son also had a blast watching the fireworks at Shepherd of the Hills church. Every year they have a huge celebration and my husband and I have gone for the past 12 years. I guess you can say it’s a family tradition and it was so awesome to see my son’s face light up as the fireworks went off! Every time they burst he would scream “BOOM”! It was the cutest thing 🙂

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Hope you all had a safe and happy fourth!

Till the next one, Laugh often and Love always!

Xoxo,
Cristina

Bright & Colorful | Pink & Purple makeup look | LA makeup artist

Hello beautiful!

So, I’ve been dying to get my hands on this Sugarpill Cosmetics “Sweetheart Palette” for the longest time, but haven’t gotten around to ordering it.

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I went into Nigel Beauty Emporium the other day and there it was! This was the only palette out of the three that they had so I got it. Plus they sell all 12 individual eyeshadows. I couldn’t wait to get home and try them out.

Let me just say, I’ve been missing out! These eyeshadows are so pigmented and lasted me all night. If you live here in Southern California you know that we just had a major heat wave and through the heat it didn’t melt off or rub away. I was very impressed!

Here’s my look using these fabulous shadows. Hope you like it.

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Take care gorgeous! Till my next one Laugh often & Love always!!

Xoxo,
Cristina

Pictorial- make your brushes soft again using conditioner!

Hello Beauties!!

Sorry I’ve been MIA! These past two months have been my busiest months yet. I had tons of Weddings, Engagement shoots, Proms, and a Pin-up photo shoot! I’m going to be posting the photos from the pin-up shoot later this week so stay tuned for that!!

Today I’m just bringing to you a quick tip that I did the other day with my makeup brushes. They were starting to get really coarse and they just weren’t soft anymore. So here’s a step-by-step pictorial on how to get that “new” soft feeling back to your brushes 🙂

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1. Wash your brush with an antibacterial soap, brush cleaner or shampoo
2. Rinse the soap out of the brush
3. Get your favorite hair conditioner. I used Aveeno Nourish+Moisturize conditioner. I love this one! It leaves them silky smooth.
4. Apply a small amount to the palm of your hand. The amount you use depends on the size of your brush
5. Sweep your brush around the conditioner
6. Rinse it off well. You’ll already feel a difference in the bristles’ texture
7. Lay them flat to dry and voila! Your brushes will thank you! 🙂

Thanks for reading! Till the next one Laugh often & Love always

~Cristina

Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 | Makeup Look | Makeup by Cristina Underwood

Hello Beauties!

Here’s a simple look using the Urban Decay Naked Palette 2. I seriously use this palette on a daily basis! It’s great for any special occasion and especially for weddings & school dances or events.

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I used the color ‘Foxy’ to highlight my brow bone. Then the color ‘Tease’ in the crease. Apply ‘Verve’ with a damp (or wet) brush to the lid and finally ‘Blackout’ on the outer V.

Hope you like it!! Till the next one Laugh often & Love always!

Xoxo,
Cris

Blue Eyed Girl | Makeup by Cristina Underwood

Hello Beauties!

Today I’m bringing to you this bold blue creation.

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Follow these steps to get the look!

1. Prime the eye with Mary Kay primer
2. Highlight under the brow using a white shimmery eyeshadow
3. From the Naked Palette 2 blend ‘tease’ into the crease
4. From the Naked Palette 2 add ‘blackout’ to the outer crease (don’t put any on your lid)
5. Apply a shimmery turquoise blue to the center of your lid stopping right at your crease
6. Using a bright blue apply that on the inner & outer corner of the eye
7. Add liquid liner to the top lash line
8. Line the lower lash line with the same bright blue on the inner and outer corner and the turquoise color in the center. Blend colors together with ‘blackout’
9. Line the waterline with NYX jumbo eye pencil in ‘black bean’
10. Apply mascara
~voila~

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Hope you love it!! Till the next one, Laugh often & Love always!

Xoxo,
Cristina