Made Woman

Made Woman

Made Woman Magazine was founded in 2009 by Lindsey Day and Serena Watson. Troubled by the lack of diverse representations of females in magazines, they set out with a unique vision to create a platform for young professional women to connect and grow together. Together, they built the Made Woman team: a collective of strong, witty and opinionated women devoted to writing about the issues that affect women's daily lives. More than two years later, Made Woman is becoming a lifestyle brand focused on spreading positivity, humor, and relevant information throughout the digital world and beyond.

Made Woman Magazine was founded in 2009 by Lindsey Day and Serena Watson. Troubled by the lack of diverse representations of females in magazines, they set out with a unique vision to create a platform for young professional women to connect and grow together. Together, they built the Made Woman team: a collective of strong, witty and opinionated women devoted to writing about the issues that affect women's daily lives. More than two years later, Made Woman is becoming a lifestyle brand focused on spreading positivity, humor, and relevant information throughout the digital world and beyond.

Website URL: http://www.madewomanmag.com

Monday, 02 February 2015 14:59

Made Men Speak: What We Really Want for Vday

Dating // February 3, 2015

The Valentine's Day holiday is set up to be all about the ladies. From mushy cards to sappy movies, the whole marketing plan for Vday is "hit 'em hard with the emotion." Although the holiday is more for women, we can't completely neglect the guys. What about what men want? Do they really enjoy those romantic dinners or are they just going along with the plan so they can get that obligatory Vday sex that comes later? And what about gifts? Is it a big deal to exchange gifts or nah? We polled a few Made Men to see what they really thought about Valentine's Day and what they really wanted on this universal day of romance.

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What Is A Perfect Valentine's Day To You?

"A perfect Valentine's Day would be a fun day of doing things with someone that you've never done before. A shared experience that kinda lasts forever because we've both never done it before. So whether that's starting off making a breakfast food that you've never had before to later doing an activity that you've never done before....the memory lasts..it also gives each person the opportunity to be creative and fun and hopefully rekindle a flame and create longer lasting one." - Mike, 30 

"Staying at home cooking together...and making a sex tape." - Zeke, 26

"Dinner close to a beach then a long walk listening to the waves crash. Followed by dancing." - Lamar, 27

"To go somewhere dressed up; maybe a concert and dinner. You and your girl looking your best... No kids, just two people. Kind of getting to know each other all over again." - Xavier, 30

"I'm an easy one. Home cooked dinner and some quiet time. I'd be a happy guy." - Keith, 32


What Do you Want For Valentine's Day?

"For my lady to have a peaceful, stress free day. She's a working mother so I just want her to have a day of peace!" - Elliot, 31 

"I have a lot of late nights and early mornings. I'd love a french press coffee machine for Valentine's Day!" - Rick, 28

"I'm not a big Valentine's day person. I don't really expect anything. Maybe a pair of sneakers?" - Scott, 29

"To spend time with someone who cares about me as much as I care about them." - Shamar, 31

"Men are pretty simple. Tickets to a game is always a good idea. Or something simple like a sexy outfit in the bedroom." - Michael, 31


Wednesday, 31 December 2014 16:56

Best of 2014 | Made Moments of 2014

Best of 2014 // December 31, 2014

What was your favorite memory of 2014? Go ahead and think about it. This year has flown by and as we gear up for 2015, it's important to take a second to reflect on all the great things that have happened. There were a lot of memorable moments for Made Woman Mag in 2014 and we appreciate our readers cheering us on every step of the way.

So take a walk down memory lane with us as we recap our highlights of 2014:

 

30 Days of Made

Our "30 Days of Made" is a month long initiative where we dive deep into a topic we feel our readers would enjoy. We've chatted about job hunting, self-love and -- this year -- giving back. In April, we profiled one charity or non-profit a day to spread awareness and support within our Made Woman community. The response was great! Get the full low down and click through the charities we profiled here.

                                                     


Revlon Run Walk

Did you participate in a charity run or walk this year? It's a tradition for our staff and friends to get together annually for the EIF Revlon/Run Walk. This year was no exception and as always, it was inspiring to see the city show up and support the research and eradication of women's cancers. We'll be at it again in 2015, so stay tuned for info on how you can join our team.


    


Respect The Classics Contest 

We had so much fun working with UMe on our March Respect the Classics contest. We asked music lovers and artists to show their love and respect for classic music and we were amazed at the talented entries submitted. Our Facebook page was buzzing with people voting for their favorite entry!

        

    

Editor-in-Chief On The Move 

Our Editor-in-chief, Serena Watson, had a big year too! She hosted the live stream for the UN Women "Safe Cities: LA" event in January and gave the keynote speech at the Women's Empowerment Conference at #USC! Follow @madewomanmag on IG & Twitter to see more of what she and our staff are up to! 



Beauty // December 1, 2014 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; it’s time to break out the Uggs, the peppermint mocha’s, and the, um… dry, itchy skin? Pass! 

Yes ladies, it’s winter time and although we have plenty accessories to help us look like cute little snow bunnies, (or for those of us in Los Angeles maybe just slightly less tan) there’s nothing cute about rockin’ dry patches of skin on our face. Celebrity facialist and skin whisperer Mersedeh Jeihooni knows a thing or two about salvaging our winter-worn skin. A cosmetologist for over 15 years and a medical esthetician that specializes in ethnic skin, Mersedeh is the answer to our skin’s prayers this season.

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“Skin makes sense to me”, she says, and we’re glad someone understands it so they can help a sister out! Check out her winter beauty and skincare tips and make sure your skin is looking good enough to glow this holiday season:

Made Woman: Winter is here and our skin is feeling the climate change BIG TIME. How should we switch up our skin routine to adapt to the seasons?

Mersedeh: Think of your skin as your workout routine; if you do the same workouts day in and day out with no variation, you’re not going to see results. It’s important to mix up our skincare routine so our skin doesn’t get accustomed to any one product or stop responding to the ingredients in the products to where we won’t see change. I suggest swapping out your products every three months or so for the best results.

MW: Wow, that often? Good to know. So how much of our skincare routine should change with the seasons? Right now the sun isn’t shining as bright. Should we still make sure our products have SPF protection?

MJ: Absolutely! Although we aren’t dealing with a summer’s sun, UV rays are still present. In fact, UV rays are actually stronger when it’s overcast outside. To fight UV skin damage, always make sure you’re using a moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF and with an SPF level no less than 30.

MW: Winter skin could be itchy, flaky and dry. What can we do to keep our skin moisturized and hydrated?

MJ: A good facial. I recommend getting a professional facial once a month to asses your skin’s concerns/progress and then doing regular at-home exfoliation three times a week. To combat dryness, the easiest suggestion is to drink tons of water! Try to get a liter of water in three times a day and your skin will thank you later.

MW: Who doesn’t love a good facial scrub? Should we kick our exfoliating routine into overdrive during the cooler months?

MJ: I wouldn’t overdo it with exfoliation - you don’t want to take away too much of your skin. Make sure when you choose an exfoliation product, you choose one with super fine granules or scrubbing beads. The smaller the granules the better for your skin. Also, stick to an exfoliation routine of scrubbing three times a week, preferably exfoliating at night. And follow up your wash routine with a night time product, so that the active ingredients have time to penetrate your skin. 

MW: With winter time comes holiday season and with holiday season comes the time to get glam for holiday parties. What’s some advice you could give to help us keep our skin looking fab for all the holiday face time?

MJ: Never ever, ever sleep in your makeup! That’s the biggest no-no. Make sure you’re staying hydrated and drinking lots of water. Fish oil supplements do wonders for hydrating the skin, as well. But for that extra holiday sparkle, I tell my celebrity clients to drink peppermint tea to get that glam goddess glow right before they hit the red carpet. 

MW: Say we did party a little too hard at the holiday soiree. What’s a quick way to refresh ourselves to avoid looking haggard?

MJ: For puffy eyes, opt for an eye cream with caffeine. If you’re feeling like you need to cleanse your skin of all the fun from the night before, a quick detox of organic lemons and ground cayenne should do the trick. Boil water and squeeze the juice of the lemons into the water before sprinkling a dash of cayenne pepper into the mixture. Drink this little detox cocktail first thing in the morning after a night of partying. Detox aside, the best advice I could give is to make sure you sleep and get lots of rest.

MW: What are some DIY skin tips we can do at home to deal with winter skin?

MJ: At-home facials are an easy way to DIY winter skincare. Start with a wash and exfoliation (remember small granules!). Then give yourself a face mask. If you have oily or acne prone skin, use a clay mask; for dry skin look for a hydrating mask. After your mask, apply a serum like vitamin C to give skin that extra boost. Last, top it off with an SPF 30 moisturizer or night cream. 

MW: If you could give us a top 5 for winter beauty and skincare advice what would it include? 

MJ: Don’t sleep in your makeup! Don’t use bar soap for washing your body on your face. Our face is much more sensitive than our bodies and bar soap is way too harsh for our face. Clean your makeup brushes often, preferably once a week. Make it easy on yourself and use the same cleanser you use to wash your face to wash your brushes. Don’t self diagnose your skin. See a medical esthetician to learn what works best for your skin type. Don’t become a product junkie. Try on different products from different companies to find what works. Skincare isn’t a one size fits all industry. If you think you have oily skin and you try an oily skin product for a week and it didn’t fix your problem overnight, don’t rule out that product line. Much like our bodies, it takes 21 days for your skin to create a routine, so before you ditch a product for not working, give it a chance.

Great tips! For a personal skin consultation or to book an appointment with Mersedeh to assess your winter skin woes, shoot her an email. Good luck with your skin care routines this season ladies!


#MaincureMonday // November 3, 2014

Salon: Bellacures
Locations: Beverly Hills, Brentwood Village, Santa Monica, Larchmont Village, Studio City, Newport Beach, Pasadena, Dallas
Website: http://www.bellacures.com/

As a woman, there are a number of ways you can display your style. Be it a new haircut, a wardrobe update, a fabulous jewelry find -- women aren’t afraid to let their personality shine. There’s a pride in displaying who you are for the world to see.

One of the more popular ways of putting yourself and your style out there has been through nail art and design. Manicures have become the new “IT” accessory for the modern stylish woman. You can shape your nails into long talons to emulate a puuurfect feline claw or stack enough rhinestones on each nail to rival a Disco ball. The possibilities with nail art are endless and, lately, women are all about it.

Samira Far, founder and owner of Bellacures

Samira Far, founder and owner of Bellacures -- one of the hottest nail salons in Los Angeles, has been ahead of the meticulous manicure trend. Since opening the Bellacures doors in 2006, Samira has been dedicated to keeping the essence of what’s really important in a salon: creating a professional, comfortable, stylish and most importantly, clean environment for women to get pampered and polished. The Bellacure brand’s commitment to quality has led the salon to being the go-to spot for classic mani-pedis. Check out their cool "Building A Bellacures" video here: 


We had the chance to sit with Samira to chat about breaking the nail industry without chipping her polish.

MW: The nail industry is booming right now with salons popping up everywhere. Bellacures has been around since 2006. What do you think sets your salon apart from the other trendy salons of the moment?

SF: At Bellacures we are raising the standard for what to expect when you walk into a nail salon. Our unparalleled comfort, service, cleanliness standards, and cutting edge techniques and packages, paired with the most talented technicians, is what sets Bellacures apart from other salons and distinguishes us as one of the top salons in the industry.

MW: Celebrities have been making it a point to show off their mani style lately. Do you have any celebrity clients who love to get the Bellacure treatment?

SF: We have a good amount of loyal celebrity fans!  Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Leah Michele, Naya Rivera, Jessica Biel, and Cameron Diaz are all regulars and love coming in to get the Bellacures experience.

MW: What’s next for Bellacures? Any new shop locations we can get excited about?

SF: We recently opened our first location out of California, with our eighth salon opening in Dallas, Texas. We are always looking for amazing franchisees across the country and we are so excited about our expansion plan and Bellacures’ future!


Bellacures is our Spotlight Salon this month! Check out more of their great mani looks on our Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter each Monday when we post our favorites using the hashtag #ManicureMonday.



Weddings // September 9, 2014

After The Hangover films were released, Las Vegas once again became the sought after destination to spend your last big night before entering wedlock. So here a few top tips for all you brides-to-be for planning a trip to the bright lights and casinos of Viva Las Vegas.

Where to go?

The agenda you choose for your bachelorette night will probably be determined by the size of the budget you have for it. If you want to keep costs down, then you can always hit one of the casinos in your hotel for the night. On the other hand, if you want to step out a bit more, you can try your hand a more up-market casino like the Bellagio or Caesars Palace. However, if you're a tech geek, then you have the opportunity to even play games at online casinos in New Zealand. If you want to get out and see the city there are numerous clubs, shows and restaurants to try.

What to wear?

Let’s keep it classy ladies! The matching t-shirts and novelty outfits are funny but not fashionable. Try something new and dress like you are a grown woman on your bachelorette night. A cute dress will do. And if you have to make a scene, add a “I’m The Bride!” button or sash.

What to play?

While you might be tempted to hit the poker tables, if you have never played before your bachelorette, this is probably not the best place to start. Casino games like the slots will be the best option for those in the group with limited gambling experience (as well as being fast and fun to play). The members of your group who know the ropes a bit more will most likely be attracted to play poker and blackjack.

Have fun and be safe! Remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… unless you’re getting married.


Health // September 3, 2014

If you are sexually active at all, chances are you are taking birth control. The tricky part is that it’s not always clear which ones are safe and which ones can harm you. The popular birth control pill Yasmin made headlines once again when a young woman in the US suffered a stroke within 13 days of beginning treatment with Yasmin. According to her lawsuit, the prescribing physician failed to take into account her increased risk of stroke, a potential consequence for taking Yasmin. She ended up receiving a $14 million settlement. The case sparked a new controversy over the safety of contraceptive pills that contain drospirenone, a progestin associated with an increased risk of thrombosis, blood clots and stroke. The debate is leaving women who are currently taking the pill confused and worried - is it safe to continue taking Yasmin or should they switch?


There are pros and cons to the pills Yasmin and Yaz. A pro would be that both pills contain the progestin drospirenone, have been found to reduce unwanted side effects such as weight gain commonly experienced with contraceptive pills. However a con would be that they have also been found to increase the risk of thrombosis and stroke to a larger extent than contraceptive pills which contain a different progesterone, such as the commonly used levonorgestrel.


To put this into perspective, a woman’s risk of suffering thrombosis while taking a contraceptive pill - including Yasmin - is still lower than during pregnancy or the weeks after giving birth. According to MHRA data, thrombosis affects one in 10000 women who are not pregnant and not taking a contraceptive pill, as opposed to 6 in 10000 women who are pregnant. For women who are in good health and are using Yasmin, this risk increases to an estimated 3 - 4 cases in 10000 each year.


While this increase in your risk for thrombosis seems relatively small, it is important to consider this when choosing a contraceptive. For women with an increased risk of thrombosis, Yasmin is not the best option. However, if there is a family history of stroke or blood clots, combined contraceptives of any kind must generally be avoided. This caution  also goes for women who smoke or who are very overweight. The risk of thrombosis is known to increase with age, which is why combined contraceptives are not recommended for women who smoke and are over 35. It is important to have a consultation with a doctor before taking any hormonal contraceptive pill to assess possible risks and side effects. In some cases, women with a slightly increased risk of thrombosis can still use a contraceptive pill, provided they choose a progestin-only mini pill.


Be it Yasmin or any other contraceptive pill, choose the method that is a suitable for you according to your general health and family history.  The MHRA states that there is currently “no reason” for women who are not at risk for health concerns to stop taking Yasmin or change their birth control medication. However, if you are still worried about thrombosis you could switch to a combined pill which contains levonorgestrel, the progestin assumed to cause the least significant increase in your risk of thrombosis.

Current // August 18, 2014

Each month we host a Twitter chat with our latest Made Woman of the Month, where our readers get to get involved and ask the questions they want answered. This month we will be chatting with Natasha Case, owner of Coolhaus ice cream. Join us for the chance to pick her brain and learned how she took her gourmet ice cream company from a dream to a multi million dollar reality. Tweet your questions using the hashtag #MWchat!



When: August 29th, 1pm PST
What: Twitter Chat With Made Woman of the Month Natasha Case
Hashtag: #MWChat

MW Internship // August 8, 2014

Are you looking for an internship that allows you to grow and learn in your chosen field? Well, this one's for you. Made Woman Magazine (www.madewomanmag.com) is an online magazine and networking platform based out of Los Angeles, targeting today’s young, professional woman.

Launched in August, 2011, Made Woman’s mission is to provide original content, fresh ideas, open dialogue and useful tools for women of all backgrounds.  We are looking for strong leaders in all areas of digital media. If you are passionate about digital media and can work independently than this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

We will deliver:
Quality: Break through the clutter
Connections: Build a sisterhood on- and offline
Passion: Committed in heart and mind
Style: Ooze sleek, feminine and sexy

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Editor-In-Chief, the intern will support the maintenance and growth of Made Woman Magazine.  Internships can be tailored to support the intern’s academic/professional focus. Specific tasks needed include, but are not limited to, the following:

Business Operations/Partnerships

  • Reach out to other blogs/sites/potential partners
  • Reach out to on-campus organizations
  • Order promotional products

Content/Content Management

  • Add content and SEO data to articles in CMS
  • Generate content
  • Manage writer contributions
  • Copy editing
  • Media research

Marketing/Promotional

  • Pass out flyers/post flyers on campus
  • Organize and manage street teams
  • Update Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Tumblr accounts
  • Use own Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Tumblr accounts to promote content
  • Comment on other websites w/ Made Woman links
  • Obtain email sign ups
  • Schedule monthly ads on Facebook, LinkedIn etc.
  • Some event planning
  • Mailing list management

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Current university undergraduate students desired.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with ability to communicate with diverse populations
  • Professional demeanor
  • Self-starter; takes initiative
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to carry out tasks independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines; accountability
  • Reliable computer/smart phone

EXPERIENCE OR SPECIAL SKILLS DESIRED:

  • Knowledgeable about online media; familiarity with competitor blogs/sites
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Ability to organize/manage peers; large social network
  • Knowledge of social networking and online community-building
  • Familiarity with MS Office and Photoshop

SCHEDULE: Flexible schedule of 10-15 hours per week; most tasks will be able to be performed remotely.

COMPENSATION: School credit.

CONTACT: Serena Watson, Editor-in-Chief at (323) 362-MADE or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Intern Testimonials

Made Woman Magazine has by far been the best internship I've had the opportunity to do. I promise you that's not me embellishing it either! Being the Social Media/SEO intern, I was allowed the opportunity to apply the social media and promotional skills I already knew, while definitely learning lots of new things each day. I highly recommend this internship for young women who are wanting to push themselves! Working with Made Woman Magazine and the talent that comes with it really secured me knowing what I want to do when I graduate college in May. -- Malorie
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My internship with MW Mag truly equipped me for my future career as a journalist. It actually was what sparked my interest in a social media career in the future! Serena and Lindsey are so flexible and let you gain experience in whatever area interests you most. I was able to edit articles, write posts for social media, conduct research and even write an article! I highly recommend interning for MW Mag! -- Allison
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Interning with Made Woman Magazine was an amazing opportunity that was one of the best experiences in my college career thus far. It taught me so much not only about the journalism and business fields, but also about life and who I want to be. Made Woman Magazine is filled with articles that encourage woman to be the best they can be, and what a quality Made woman is. I learned so much from the successful businesswomen working at MWW which will help me take my college degree to the next level. I learned not only information about this industry, but also about how to be a classy and responsible employee for wherever my life takes me. I am so thankful for this experience, and would encourage anyone to intern with Made Woman Magazine and be granted with a once in a lifetime internship opportunity.  -- Ana


Health // July 26, 2014

If you checked out sites like mya.co.uk, you'd learn that breast enlargements are the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK and many women opt to go under the knife each year. However there have been instances with problematic PIP implants that have resulted in troublesome issues after surgery. Because of the risks that are associated with having a breast enlargement, it is important to know as much as possible about the procedure, the surgeon and the clinic before deciding to go through with it.

The Huffington Post reported that 51 year old Kim Brockhurst had a boob job almost 10 years ago and went from an AA cup to a DD cup. Unfortunately, Kim did not ask for her breasts to be that large and after the surgery she was forced to get used to them, despite them being much bigger than she had expected. Her breasts slowly began to change shape and she soon discovered that she had a dent in her right breast. Her left implant had exploded and then leaked the through industrial strength silicone into her breast tissue. After this horrific experience, Kim was advised to have the implants removed but she was unable to pay the steep bill for the National Health Care Service to restructure her breasts after removing the implants. Fortunately, Kim was able to have her breasts reduced to a 34D cup in an operation that was paid for by a UK reality TV show ‘Botched Up Bodies’.

Women go through breast enlargements for many different reasons. Perhaps the most popular reason is to improve the self-confidence of those women who are unhappy with their bodies. Many women also go through this type of surgery for medical and health reasons, such as those women who have suffered from breast cancer or whose breasts have grown at a different rate, leaving them with uneven breasts. The main complications of having a breast enlargement is the possibility of needing to have them replaced ten years later. According to the NHS, the risks of having a breast enlargement include: excessive bleeding, an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic, infection and the possibility of developing blood clots. Makes you wonder if it’s really worth it to go under the knife.



Beauty // July 21, 2014

Not every artist uses paper and paint. Some use a guitar or a cupcake tin. Brandy Allen uses a mascara wand. A professional makeup artist to the stars, with clients including model/actress Jessica White and singer Marsha Ambrosius, Brandy Allen uses her passion and her pursuit of all things pretty to make people look as beautiful on the outside as they feel on the inside. Her work has transformed some of our favorite stars and graced red carpets everywhere. Recently, she was featured in Essence Magazine. We caught up with this beauty expert and had her break down some of our favorite celebrity looks.

Makeup Made Easy With Celebrity Makeup Artist Brandy Allen


Brandy Allen: The inspiration behind Uzo Aduba's (Orange is the New Black) look was red carpet ready. Soft neutrals with a smokey eye.

Step 1: Skin
- Prep the skin with an oil controlling moisturizer and a mattifying gel.
- Apply Keyvn Aucoin Liquid Airbrush Foundation and powder the skin lightly in shiny areas.
- Use Iman's Clay Bronzer around the face for a soft glow and highlight.

Step 2: Eyes and Cheeks
- Apply Bobbi Brown 'Charcoal' Eyeshadow all over the lid and around the bottom lash line.
-Add a small wing liner at the top with Stila's 'Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner'.
- Use Anastasia's Brow Wiz in 'Ebony'.
- Add individual lashes with Loreal Volume Million Lashes mascara.
- Add Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in 'Coral'.

Step 3: Lips
-Use MAC's Chestnut lipliner with Viva Glam V lipstick and gloss.


Brandy Allen: The inspiration behind Michelle William's look look was a bright lip with bronzy skin.

Step 1: Skin
- Prep and moisturize the skin.
- Apply Cover FX Full Coverage foundation on the face, this can also be used as a concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes.
- Highlight under the eyes, forehead, nose and chin with Ben Nye's Banana Powder.

Step 2: Eyes and Cheeks
- Apply MAC 'Texture' and 'Bamboo' on the lid and crease, conceal the brow bone.
- Use Anastasia's Brow Wiz in 'Ebony'.
- Add Dior Show Mascara top and bottom.
- Add NARS 'Taj Mahal' blush.

Step 3: Lips
- Finish this look with Maybelline 'Fuchsia Fever 140' with clear lip gloss.


Bandy Allen: The inspiration behind Angela Simmon's look was a classic red lip and bronzed skin.

Step 1: Skin
- Prep the skin with an illuminizing primer (MAC Strobe Cream). This hydrates, preps and smooths the skin with an iridescence.
- Apply Dior Nude Skin with a double fiber blending brush. Conceal any pigmentation with Cover FX Full Coverage.
- Dust Iman's Clay bronzer around the face and on the contour of the cheek.
- Highlight the cheeks, nose and chin with Benefit Cosmetics High Beam.

Step 2: Eyes and Cheeks
- Apply MAC's 'Woodwinked + Teddy Kohl eyeliner.
- Use Anastasia's Dip Brow in Dark Brown.
- Add your favorite lash strip, I used Whip Your Lash 'Fancy' with Younique 3-D Fiber Mascara.
- Add NARS Orgasm blush to the cheek.

Step 3: Lips
- Finish this look with MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick.



Brandy Allen: The inspiration behind Mya's look was a fresh, clean face with minimal makeup. I wanted her to look perfect and angelic.

Step 1: Skin
- Prep the skin with an illuminizing primer (MAC Strobe Cream). This hydrates, preps and smooths the skin with an iridescence.
- Apply Dior Nude Skin with a double fiber blending brush. Conceal any pigmentation with Cover FX Full Coverage.
- Dust MAC's Mineralized Skinfinish as a bronzer to add dimension and glow. On the highlights of the face, add Smashbox's Artificial Light Luminizer.

Step 2: Eyes and Cheeks
- Apply MAC 'Amber Lights' on the lid, 'Espresso' in the crease and Teddy Kohl Eyeliner top and bottom.
- Use Anastasia's Brow Wiz in 'Ebony'.
- Add your favorite lash strip, I used Whip Your Lash 'Fancy' with Chanel Volume Mascara top and bottom.
- Add NARS Orgasm blush to the cheek.

Step 3: Lips
- Finish this look with MAC Snob Lipstick and Viva Glam V gloss.


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