How to use your Sta-Glam Brushes

Northwest Indiana Makeup Artist

 To Purchase Yours:

1)         Smudge Brush: Used for applying shadow as liner to bottom or top of eye. Also great for smudging or softening pencil liner.


2)         Shader Brush: Used for applying color to all over lid. Best when used by patting shadow on lid not swiping


3)         Fluffy Blending Brush: Used for applying matte colors to upper crease. Also great for blending out any sharp edges. This brush will be your best friend!


4)         Fluffy Crease Brush: Used for applying shadows into the crease and outer 1/3 lid to add more dimension to eye. 


5)         Precision Pencil Brush:  Used for applying color under lash line for dramatic smoky look. Can also be used in outer v of the eye with a darker color to add drama.


6)         Angled eyeliner brush: Best used when applying either gel eyeliner or shadow to upper and lower lash line. 

New Product Alert!!!

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You asked and we delivered! I have been using these BB Creams for my Makeup 101 lessons and my clients love them so much that I have decided to add them to my line! Available in light, medium and medium deep, these BB Creams are lightweight while still offering amazing coverage! Available for purchase at for $22!


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 Glamformation on my lovely Client using the BB Cream as a base applied with the Sta-Glam foundation brush!

Friday Faves!

 The product junkie in me is always trying out new product because lets face it, there is always something bigger and better emerging in the beauty world. Lucky for you, but sad for my bank account, I'll be trying them before you buy them!

Here are my top two must haves this week!


Milani Blush in Luminoso

Milani Blush in Luminoso

A beautiful baked blush that packs just the perfect amount of color for that perfect golden glow. Comparable to Mac's Mineralize Blushes, this is a steal for $9 and can be found at most drug stores such as CVS and Walgreens.

Tarte lipliner in Turn Up

Tarte lipliner in Turn Up

Having a Sephora less than two miles from my house is both a blessing and a curse. I constantly am in there checking out their newest products and when I saw Tarte came out with new lip liners I HAD to try them. Waterproof, self sharpening and an amazing color selection, this liner did not disappoint.  This shade Turn Up is perfection and I will most definitely be adding this to my kit arsenal.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend! 


Carrie :)

Makeup 101 lesson featuring the gorgeous Taylor!

Good morning! Oh how I have missed blogging! After a hiatus due to other commitments, such as being a mom, beauty school student (now graduate!), a million trips to Starbucks and being super busy with weddings, I am back in the game!

First level of discussion, makeup 101 lessons! This past week I had a lesson with the beautiful Taylor. While Taylor is a makeup junkie like myself, she wasn't quite sure of the correct way to use her products. Like most ladies, Taylor was stuck in a makeup rut, using the same few products that she was comfortable with, leaving a majority of her makeup rarely used.

Just a part of Taylor's impressive collection!

Just a part of Taylor's impressive collection!

I showed Taylor a very versatile look that is easily transferred from day to night, perfect for her busy life as a dental hygentist. Taylor's major concern was her skin's redness, which we easily fixed with Mac Color correctior in Yellow.

Fresh Face Photo

Fresh Face Photo

Here are the details on Taylor's look:


I did half of Taylor's face and she did the other half!

Product List:

  • Primer: Benefit Professional
  • Concealer/Corrector: Mac yellow corrector in and Urban Naked Decay Concealer
  • Foundation: Bare Minerals liquid foundation applied with a Sta-Glam foundation brush
  • Blush: Tarte
  • Highlight/Contour: Anastasia Contour kit in light to medium
  • Brows: Anastasia brow wiz in Blonde
  • Eyeshadow primer: Urban Decay anti aging
  • Eyeshadow: We used a combination of her Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and her Lorac Pro Palette along with a pop of L'Oreal Infallible Amber Rush of the center of her lid (my fave trick!)
  • Liner:Top is Mac Fluidline in Blacktrach and bottom is Urban Decay in Roach
  • Mascera: Maybelline Double Extend
  • Lashes: Ardell Demi Wispies trimmed and applied with Duo glue in dark
  • Lips: Urban Decay lipliner topped with Sta-Glam lipgloss in Sugar Daddy

I sent Taylor home with a list of products to buy to complete her look, which was only three products as we were able to use a majority of her own collection.

Makeup lessons are $100 per 90 minute session, and include a full face of makeup, customized face chart with product list, and Sta-Glam foundation brush. To inquire, just shoot me an email at


Carrie :)