An Easy Classic

#oldhollywood

#oldhollywood


I love the look of old Hollywood glam. I mean, who doesn’t! The porcelain skin, the red lips; I love it all! I love it even more that it’s surprisingly easy to achieve! Here are Savy’s top 3 tips on how to get a super easy throwback look:
1.) It’s all about even, matte skin. When I’m going for a vintage Hollywood look, I like to take it easy on all the contouring and highlighting that I usually do. I also use a matte face powder to set my foundation with. Rimmel Stay Matte is a great one from the drugstore. It’s actually pretty hard to find a good matte powder from anywhere, let alone the drugstore and this one is pretty darn good. And I don’t like matte powders.
2.) Keep the eyes simple. Go for classic colors. On this particular day I used my Revlon Smokey Shadow Stick in Atomic. One side is golden and the other a dark, gunmetal with what looks to be a hint of forest green. That’s all I used. Wham, bam, thank you Gorgeous! For an even more toned down look, use a neutral matte color over the lid and then define the crease with a taupe. Insta classic.
3.) R.E.D. Lips! I think that MAC Red (that’s really the name) is the perfect old Hollywood red. It’s got a nice satin finish and wears like a gem.
#redlips

#redlips


**Usually I’d rock a winged liquid liner with this look but I was feeling lazy so I just tightlined my eyes with a black pencil. I like the way it turned out all the same…and I especially liked not having to fuss over getting the perfect wing!**

Hope these tips help you to achieve that perfect throwback glam look! Now go be fierce!

“I’m SO Not Trying”

#nobigdeal

#nobigdeal


Hey there fierce faces! Today I’m going to give you my personal tips to look fierce…without looking like you’re trying to look fierce. Sometimes you just want to look ‘natural’. And by ‘natural’, I mean flawless but not too done up.
#freshface

#freshface


Here are my top tips to looking ‘natural’ but not au natural:
1.) Use a BB Cream primer. Now I know what you’re thinking: “Savy is just jumping on the BB Cream train.” And you might be right. I tried one from Rimmel and I liked it. Then I tried one from Garnier…and I liked it more. So I’ve decided that these things are ok. I haven’t tried any high end ones but I’m pretty sure that they would be even better. As one girl at Sephora explained it: Tinted Moisturizers as purely cosmetic, BB Creams are cosmetic and skin care. I also like the BB Cream because I’ve never been able to find a makeup primer that I like. The BB Cream will even out your skin tone some and keep you moisturized and looking healthy throughout the day.
2.) Apply your foundation with a Beauty Blender (or other similar sponge). Mine are actually from Groupon and they work just fine. These neat little sponges make your makeup look like it was airbrushed on. You wet these little suckers and then apply your makeup. This also helps thin out particularly thicker foundations so you don’t look cakey over the BB cream. (Something you absolutely DON’T want when you are trying to look like you’re not trying!)
3.) Cover those dark circles! Everyone has some sort of discoloration around the eye area. I don’t care who you are. This is the most important part to looking fresh and awake. I’ve been using my undereye concealer with a tone correcting powder to set it. Ta-Da! Insta-Fresh! **Bonus Savy Tip: Make sure to use a concealer under your eyes that is meant for under the eyes. This is probably the most sensitive part of your face so you want to use products that are meant for that area**
4.) Use a nude pencil to line your bottom water line. This will get rid of that red ring around your eyes and open those puppies right up!
5.) Contour your face. Contouring can be scary for people who haven’t done it but all it takes is practice. The biggest thing to remember is to blend, blend, blend. You don’t want to look like you have tiger stripes on your face. Make sure the bronzer you are using is MATTE. That’s probably the second most important thing to remember.
6.) Fill in those brows. If you’re like me, your brows are a hot mess. They are sparce and the ones I do have need taming! It’s amazing what just filling in and setting your brows can do to your face; even if that’s the only thing you do.

Those are the major tips I have. Other than that, I sweep a shimmer nude shade across my lids (I generally like a cream shadow), some natural looking blush, coat my top and bottom lashes with a brown mascara and just apply some lip balm and BAM! I’m SO not trying. But I still look fierce. Duh!

#'natural'

#’natural’

Why I’m Here

Hey Ya’ll! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Savannah and I’m a freelance makeup artist in the DFW Metroplex….among other things! Check out my Who is Savy? page to get the lowdown on me in full. I had thought of doing a makeup blog a while back but then I had to get married and stuff so all ‘hobbies’ got put on the back burner. Even my actual makeup looks and application took a dive because I was so busy/stressed to worry about it (or care). In short: I looked like a hot, stressed out mess for at least 2 months before my wedding. **But TRUST I looked FIERCE on my wedding day, DUH!**

#fiercebride

#fiercebride

Now that that is over, I have started watching some YouTube Beauty channels and reading some beauty blogs. Some girls I love, some I annoyed me, but one thing is for sure: I’m totally just as if not more fierce than a lot of them! I seriously just love makeup. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, it’s a way for me to use my artistic side. I enjoy the feeling of making people and myself look pretty. My blog is just going to be a fun place for me to share with you my love of makeup. Everything will be from my point of view and in my humble opinion. I hope that you guys are going to enjoy reading about my tips, tricks, products I like and don’t like, makeup looks, and whatever else I decide to share with you lovely people. Let’s have fun and get Fierce!

-Savy