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Guest Post – Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

February 29, 2012

Every now and then a product is released that pushes me to rethink my own makeup routine. Even the makeup artist can get in a makeup rut at times! The NAKED palette has totally revamped my morning face time. Urban Decay has put together twelve universally flattering neutrals in various textures ranging from glittery to matte. The shades begin with a soft cream and end up with a sultry black, and everything in between. All the shades work well together or on their own and they blend seamlessly. The NAKED palette comes with a fun case complete with inside mirror, eyeshadow brush, and travel size Eyeshadow Primer Potion. It’s nearly impossible to snag this palette since it is in such high demand, so if you see one on Sephora’s shelf or on UrbanDecay.com, grab it quick!

For your makeup needs, contact Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig, for more information

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Guest Post – Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

December 5, 2011

This holiday season I thought it’d be nice to share some of my all time favorite products that I am so thankful for!

1- Origins Checks & Balances cleanser. Never has a cleanser been able to zap my oil, hydrate my dry spots, and lick every ounce of makeup off all in one sudsy wash. Plus, it has no scary junk in it. Perfect for all of us “in between” skin types.
2- Coconut Oil. It’s SO WONDERFUL for my legs after a shave. Or right before bed on my hands and feet. I smell delicious, it soaks right in, and it heals so well.
3- My scrubby brush. I don’t even know the technical name for this thing, but it has made my skin brighter and more even because of its gentle exfoliation.
4- Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. I hate to admit I love this so much. I’m a big advocate for natural foundations, but this one has such a beautiful radiant finish, I can’t help but crave it. Gives your skin a healthy glow and covers all the uglies.
5- Urban Decay Naked Palette. So many universal neutral shades! Everything from super nude, so dark & glam. I use it almost daily.

For your makeup needs, contact Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig, for more information

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Guest Post – Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

September 5, 2011

This week I am heading to the beach for some seriously needed vacation time! But being at the beach means some crucial changes in my makeup routine. Here are my must haves for staying fresh on your tropical honeymoon!

1. Sunscreen. Duh. I use Alba Fragrance Free sunblock. It’s a natural product sure to keep the sun’s harmful rays at bay, without the worry of harsh chemicals. 

2. ELF waterproof mascara. It’s pretty rare that we need waterproof mascara. But the beach is one of those times when it’s mandatory. Just don’t worry about spending a ton of money on it, since after your vacay you’ll probably chuck it anyway. You just need enough to coat your lashes, without looking overly glammed. 

3. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream. This eye color is ideal for those beachy nights, sitting on a restaurant deck with a cocktail. It gives you a bit of waterproof shimmery color that is virtually unmovable. I like #13 Warm Beige for day time and #2 Steel for night. 

4. Cheek color is totally optional on the beach. Your skin should have a natural flush, so for some it may be overkill. But for others who can’t live without something gracing their apples, try Tarte Matte Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer. It gives a sunshiney glow, without the chunky sparkles found in many other bronzers. And, it’s waterproof! 

5. Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain. A pop of color that doesn’t budge. Just make sure there is no dry skin on your lips before applying. 

6. Beach hat and towel. I make sure to wear my big floppy hat to protect my face, and to look super cute. An extra hand towel is also handy to cover my face when I’m lying down and the hat is too large for comfort.

7. Kevin Murphy Hair Resort. Looking for perfect beach hair? This is it. Just scrunch it in when your hair is damp and viola! instant waves and a strong hold. No stringy mess here. And no need  for hot tools. It also comes in a spray. 

8. Extra ponytail holders. When a big wave sends you tumbling, you don’t want to be left with your hair all over the place. Bring some extra holders for a quick side braid when the water gets rough. 

9. I really believe in letting your skin breathe when you are out on the beach with no foundations or powders. But if you do have a pesky zit pop up that absolutely cannot be seen in public, Makeup Forever Full Cover is a waterproof concealer that will hide that baby all day. Ideally though, you’ll let the clean air and salt water use its healing properties on your skin instead of trying to cover it up. 

10. Water. Please stay hydrated! Heat stroke = not cute. So no matter how glamorous you look, the minute you get over heated, so amount of makeup will bring you back. So drink up!

For your makeup needs, contact Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig, for more information

 

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Guest Post – Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

August 24, 2011

The summer heat can take your powder blush from streaky to totally gone with a couple of sweaty moments. Cream blush has a longer hold and looks more natural when the heat turns up. It’s a quick difference in application that can make the difference between powdery mess and blushing beauty.

Amy Lynn Larwig – 2 Minute Tutorial – Cream Blush from Mark Brown on Vimeo.

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Guest Post – Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig

August 4, 2011

It’s summer! Which means popsicles, beaches, watermelon, and sticky makeup?! Not cute. But no need to fret! If your one of those ladies who can’t stand the thought of skipping out on the foundation during the hot months, but also don’t want to look like a greasy mess, there is a technique for thinning out your foundation, while still providing coverage. Tinted Moisturizer is about to become your new love.

For your makeup needs, contact Nashville Makeup Artist, Amy Lynn Larwig, for more information // Video by Mod Media