Makeup Tips – From Eyes to Lips! | Meredith Ehler | Fairfax County | Makeup Artist

Me doing makeup and hair for beautiful Sammy. Photo courtesy of Christy Jenkins Photography.

A big “hello” to all the ladies I met tonight at the Open House for Generations Medical Aesthetics,   I had the BEST time meeting all of you and doing makeup for you!  Many of you had questions about the products and techniques I used so I decided to post it all just for you!  I hope everyone else can benefit as well.


I am a fan of using shadow as eyeliner for a daytime look because it has a softer look than liner.  I apply a dark shadow very close to the actual lash line.   The best way to apply it is to use my favorite tool is the eyeliner brush from ELF.  I used a dark purple that is almost black, Shadowy Lady.  I line it straight onto the lid or I use it on top of a pencil liner.  I love gel liner and liquid liner but those looks can be dramatic.  Using shadow allows you to control how much drama you want on your eye.


I also use this brush to extend and darken the brows of many women.    I use the MAC Espresso eye shadow.  Dip the ELF liner brush in the shadow and make light brush strokes all along your eyebrows.

Eyeliner Brush

my favorite brush!



The above eyeliner brush from ELF or  I use it constantly, on eyes and brows and it’s only $1!

Eye Primer:  I can’t live without MAC paint pot in Painterly.  It’s an eye primer.  Put it on your lid before you apply makeup.  It will prep your eyelid and ensure that the shadow will not move around on you.

LIPS:  I prefer a 3 layered lips – liner, lipstick and gloss.  Lining your lips gives you a finished look and helps make smaller lips look fuller.  Adding gloss just to the middle section of your lips makes them look poutty.


oh so pretty!

I am not sure if I covered everything.  Ladies, please leave me a comment and ask any questions you may have.  I will update the post with the new information.  Like my facebook page ( so you will see when I post new posts and updates!   -Meredith