Getting those last drops of foundation out of the bottle can sometimes be such a pain. I never want to simply toss it because they usually cost quite a bit and I want to get my moneys worth. There are a few things you can do to help clean out those containers a little bit better and hopefully a few more weeks of use! Here are four simple tricks that you can use for getting all of that foundation out of the bottle.

Tip #1: Storing a product upside down is one of the easiest ways to get the last drops out. Instead of banging the bottle against your hand simply store it top down and let the product run down towards the cap. This method usually works for a few days but thick products such as foundations can make things a little tricky and you’ll need something else to help.


Tip #2: Adding a few drops of water to your foundation, especially ones that come in pump form, can help loosen up the product stuck in the bottom. Remove the cap and let a little warm water drizzle into the bottom. Replace the cap back and give the bottle a few good shakes to help distribute the water around. Then store the container upside down for at least 24 hours or overnight before using agin. The next day use a q-tip or the pump straw to retrieve more product from the bottle.

Tip #3: If your foundation comes in a squeeze tube then start by pushing as much product towards the lid. Take a pair of scissors and cut the tube in half. Scoop out the remaining product and store it in an easily accessible container for using later.

Tip #4: As a last resort, place the container in a bowl of hot water and let it sit for a few minutes. The heat will help loosen up the product making it easier to remove from the bottle. Be mindful that the product could become too hot if placed in boiling water.

What other methods do you use to get every last drop of your foundation?



Even though it’s Spring, which usually means pastels and light washes of color for everyday makeup, I am always drawn to bold, smokey eyes. With that in mind I wanted to feature a look that would be wearable for day but transition easily for night. This light, bronze smokey eye makeup is easy to recreate and completely wearable any day of the week.

Bronze Smokey Eye Supplies:

mac-pro-concealerBegin by prepping the skin. I love to apply my moisturizer followed by a great primer before beginning. Next, I add a concealer to the lids and dust a light transparent powder over the time to prime the eyes for the eyeshadow.

bronze-smokey-eye-tutorial-2Bronze Smokey Eye Tutorial:

  • Step 1 / Using a light brown shade, dust this into the crease to work as a transition shade; I used MAC ‘soft brown’. This step is important because it helps blend the colors placed on the lid with the light shade that usually goes directly under the brow.
  • Step 2 / Pat a shimmery brown shade on the lids using a base shadow brush. I am using Unattainable from the Lorac Unzipped palette.
  • Step 3 / Next blend a medium brown shade onto the outer half of the lids directing the color in a triangle shape so the inner half stays light. This shade is Uncensored from the Lorac palette.
  • Step 4 / Now apply a deeper brown shade on along the lash line and in the outer ‘v’ to add a bit more dimensions. I am using Untamed from the same palette.
  • Step 5 / Next line the upper waterline with a brown eyeliner pencil.
  • Step 6 / Apply several coats of mascara and apply false lashes if so desired.
  • Step 7 / Then dust Unspoken along the lower lash line and Unbridled in the outer half, from the same palette, blending the colors together.
  • Step 8 / Apply a few coats of mascara to the bottom lashes to finish off the look.

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prom-makeup-tutorial-msbIt’s prom season and no better time than to feature a soft makeup look that is perfect for the occasion. This look is more on the neutral side with pink and light brown tones and is definitely daytime wearable. I would wear it any day of the week and think it would look great for any occasion. Let me know what you think and whether you’d love to see more makeup tutorials in the future!

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Eye Brushes:

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Face Brushes





I am one of those girls that wears makeup everyday. Yep, it’s true – I know to some it probably seems a little ridiculous but it’s where I feel the most comfortable. So today I wanted to share with you my easy, #basic makeup routine that says “I’ve got my [stuff] together” even when I really want to stay in my pajamas all day playing with Cohen. This tutorial is easily adaptable to whatever your day entails. Add some eyeliner, subtract the lip liner; doing whatever your heart desires is key so let’s get started.

Step 1 / I love to start with a clean, fresh face. I am not always up for a full washing in the morning, it is literally my least favorite part when it comes to skincare. In place of that, I will splash some Clinique Clarifying Lotion #1 onto a cotton round and swipe it all over my skin. It helps it feel revitalized, refreshed and ready for the concoction of products I am about to throw on it.

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Valentine's Day Makeup

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and the perfect opportunity to try out a new makeup look. I love wearing pinks and reds on V-day and this year decided to create a fun makeup look that mixes light and dark pinks with deep plum. Go bold with a bright lip or pair it down with a soft nude. Either way, I hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day with the ones you love most!

Valentine's Day Makeup

Valentine’s Day Makeup Supplies:


Valentine’s Day Makeup Instructions:

Prep: Before beginning, be sure to moisturize and prime the eyes. I love MAC Prep+Prime and MAC Paint Pot in Painterly.

  • Step 1 / Pick up a light brown or tan eyeshadow and lightly dust it into the crease as a transition shade. I am using ‘Cinnamon’ from the Sigma Warm Neutrals palette and the Sigma E25 Blending brush.
  • Step 2 / Using a pencil brush, carefully trace a deep pink shade into the outer v and inner v. I am using ‘Optimistic’ and the Sigma E30 pencil brush.
  • Step 3 / Next, using a dark pink or plum shade, deepen the inside of the out v to add a bit of dimension. This shade is ‘Russet’ from the Sigma palette. Then blend out the edges with the Sigma tapered blending brush.
  • Step 4 / Then pat ‘Oyster Sand’ or a light pink shade over the entire lid.
  • Step 5 / Bring the ‘Russet’ shade down to the outer edge of the lower lashline.
  • Step 6 / Then blend it out with ‘Cozy’ or a soft taupe color use a smudge brush.
  • Step 7 / Line the upper waterline with a dark brown eyeliner.
  • Step 8 / Finish with two coats of mascara (I used Smashbox Full Exposure mascara) and your favorite lashes. I am wearing Andrea Lashes in #15.

Valentine's Day Makeup