Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy To Mentor People In The Beauty Industry!

I'm always very honored when people reach out to me and seek career advice via Linkedin or otherwise. It just makes me feel so happy to help out newcomers and/or people considering further education, etc. So this week, I corresponded with someone who wanted to know about pursuing a dual education/career as a 'professional esthetician' alongside her existing marketing career. Since I have professional experience myself (as a licensed esthetician & professional makeup artist) and a corporate background (in marketing & product development) and also years of experience as a beauty consumer - I've always said YES to having both sides. Yes it REALLY helps!!! It gives you an amazing advantage and point of view from all angles. So today, I just wanted to share the very kind response that I received from her - she is a lovely person and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors! :)))


Happy Monday Lisa,

I have great news! Your guidance inspired a brave addition to my everyday. I enrolled in esthetician night school. I am currently employed and am going to balance a Mon - Fri 5-10pm class to work towards my dream.

I realized that only I have control of where I take my current marketing experience and make it work in an industry I am passionate about. I look forward to the challenge!

I will keep you posted on my progress and truly appreciate your advice and encouragement.

Have a great week!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Lisa’s Red Hot Tip: Baked Eyeshadows



All I can say is oooh la la! There are so many fabulous and fun shades to choose from in this line. These shadows are vibrant and easy to use.

Not sure which shade to get? Try a few and mix them together! The possibilities are simply endless. Have fun experimenting and looking gorgeous while you’re at it!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lisa’s Red Hot Tip: Eyeshadow Palettes

Ok... who doesn’t want beautiful eyeshadow selections to carry around with them?

This is the perfect way to have choices – wherever you go! Use the Brown tones for a more natural look and the Black tones for a more dramatic look. Either way you will have fun while transforming your eyes into an total sex kitten! Use the lighter shades closest to the lash line or under the brow bone and the darker shades in the outer corners and the crease of your eyelid. But most important - blend, blend, blend!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lisa’s Red Hot Tip: Concealers


Concealer can be used with your fingertips or a concealer brush. I like using a brush best and blending it in softly.

A little goes a long way. Always apply the concealer to the darkest area under your eye and blend upwards. Sometimes I use a disposable sponge to gently blot away any excess. It can also be used on redness and sun damaged areas. I use concealer lightly after my foundation is set in place but it’s totally up to you.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lisa’s Red Hot Tip: Baked Blushes with Highlighters



Ooooh this is one of my favorite items - The perfect combination of blush and highlighter all in one! You can use as much as you like and never go wrong – hey we like that!

Just dip in a blush brush or Kabuki brush and apply to the apples of your cheeks. Gently sweep back into the hairline and onto your forehead too. This will give you a nice sexy glow – and you know what I’m talking about!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lisa’s Red Hot Tip: Mineral Foundation


Hey ladies, always apply your foundation to clean, moisturized skin. This will ensure a more flawless finish and even coverage.

Using your Kabuki brush dip into the powder gently, tap it and swirl around in circular movements over your entire face. Start lightly – you can always add more. It’s also important to wash your foundation brushes every so often to avoid spreading bacteria and getting a breakout YUCK!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Purple Galore


This season purple is going to make quite a SPLASH! The key is to use purple to HIGHLIGHT essential features.

Highlighting the lower lid with any color esp. purple will definitely set a trend this fall. Try this technique with your smoky-eye look. Before you know it, all eyes will be on you!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Every Girl’s Dream


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life! You – the bride – will be the center of everyone’s attention. Eliminate unnecessary worries with Red Hot Makeup – the perfect makeup for long wear and high performance.

On your special day, you are the most beautiful girl in the world. Direct unwanted stress to bigger and better things like tossing the bouquet to your No.1 bridesmaids!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Simplicity is CHIC!

For Fall 2011, less is definitely more! Let’s try to keep it clean and simple. The emphasis is on one’s complexion!


To achieve this beautiful look - Use a full coverage foundation with SPF, and keep the eyes simple. Go easy on the blush and don’t forget to color those lips.

Let’s face it – there’s never enough time in the day. For those sleep-derived individuals, looking great is only minutes away!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Pucker Up!

Fall 2011 is a time for massive experimentation. But inspiration can be found almost anywhere – just ask Mother Nature!


Make your face POP with Autumn Inspired Lipstick shades. It can be a daunting task, but the KEYWORD is to experiment. There’s no one shade that looks great on everyone. Start exploring the lipstick world with autumn in mind, and in no time – you will have your very own favorite collection!

To get you started, check out the beautiful new colors for Fall 2011 shown below: