Category: Troubleshooting

How to reduce hot spots

Applying a bronzer on hot spots can reduce the color difference on the skin caused by bright studio lights or sun glares. Here I am using @sedonalace brush FB 03 on @maddielionnnn with the bronzer from the @karity blush and bronzer palette.

See what I’m doing with my left hand? I’m holding a makeup palette and using my middle finger to lift up the bangs so I can apply the bronzer without disrupting the hair.

@Karity Cosmetics Matte Shadow, blush/bronzer, and Lip Palettes using

@mysedonalace FB 03 Brush

@AnastasiaBeverlyHills pro brow palette

@thebalm_cosmetics time balm and even Steven foundations

@nyxcosmetics Duo Chromatic Powder

Photo by @chappellstudiosportraits Model @maddielionnnn

Hair by @juliepottermasterstylist

Makeup by @gennshaughnessymakeupart

Gown and Necklace provided by @fifisalbany

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How to prime eyelids for makeup

Are you having problems making eyeshadow last all day?

Do you see creases in your makeup? Lots of shadow “fallout” under your eyes?

Here are some helpful tips and tricks to make your eyeshadow last all day, without any of these issues.

DO NOT APPLY EYE CREAM TO EYELIDS, you read that correctly.Eye cream should be applied around the eyes, but notup to the lash line and not on the eyelid itself. As with ANY product you should read the manufacturers instructions. If it does say to apply it to the lid and lash line, do it at night before bed but not during the day before makeup. Pretend you have makeup on and are trying to avoid ruining it, this is where it should be applied.

APPLY PRIMER Using either a CLEAN finger or concealer brush like the Sigma F75 Brush or a Kabuki Concealer Brush.

Try using a product like Mica Beauty Cream shadow primer, Smashbox Lid Primer Or Benefit Cosmetics Stay Don’t Stray Shadow Stay Put Primer. 

Apply a THIN layer of shadow primer to the eyelids; from the lash line right up to the eyebrow.

All have concealer like consistencies, except they won’t crease, and won’t make your eyelids feel heavy and thick from too much product.

Once the primer is evenly spread on the lid, you can them begin your eyeshadow application.

If you have a specific problem you’d like addressed or you have a question you need answered, please feel free to email Genn

How to stop mascara from running

 Are you having problems keeping mascara on your lids? This simple hack will stop it.

DO NOT APPLY EYE CREAM TO EYELIDS OR LASH LINE, you read that correctly. Eye cream should be applied around the eyes, but not up to the lashline and not on the eyelid itself. Applying cream to the lashes creates a barrier and prevents the mascara from sticking to the lashes. Applying it to the eyelids not only breaks up your eyeshadow but also acts as a transport vehicle that pushes the mascara off your lashes. You also want to avoid using oil based makeup removers, UNLESS you plan on washing them off with face wash BEFORE putting your makeup on after using them.


For perfect and full lashes under $5, try my most favorite mascara of all time L’oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

You can buy this and other handpicked items HERE on Amazon.

You’re welcome.

How to fix a broken shadow or other makeup powder

Fixing broken makeup is easier then you think…..

All you need is a pressing tool, rubbing alcohol, a cracked powder and a little patience.

Here’s a step by step instruction.

1. Wash your hands with soap and run under hot water for at least 20 seconds.

2. Lightly drop rubbing alcohol onto cracked spots of powder careful to not drown the powder.

3. Press the powder down info the pan with a flat-ish pressing tool like a butter knife or metal spatula:

4. Gently push and smooth the product with your fingers.

5. Let air dry uncovered for a few hours then check back. Once it’s dry you can close the compact it’s in.

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