Makeup tips from celebrity makeup artist Jami Svay

You know I love all your ‘Ask Miss Beauty Nerd’ questions, right? Jane and I put a lot of thought into crafting our responses for you guys, but I always wondered how a professional makeup artist would respond to your questions. Are you curious too? Well you’re in luck, because I have had the pleasure of curating your top makeup questions and sending them along to celebrity makeup artist Jami Svay. Isn’t she purty?

Here they are, in no particular order…

Beauty Nerds: What are some quick tips to achieve a smoldering smoky-eye that it doesn’t smudge uncontrollably throughout the day?
Jami: I like to use eyeliner, then apply the same color eyeshadow on top so it won’t smudge. Use a small brush to blend it out to create that smokey effect.

Beauty Nerds: If you only had 5 minutes to get ready, what key makeup items should you use to get a fresh and vibrant look?
Jami: Blush, mascara, and lip gloss (A.K.A. the beach face). You look fresh and it only takes minutes.

Beauty Nerds: Many makeup gurus on YouTube, etc. are lining their waterlines. Is it safe to do so? Are there particular products you would recommend specifically for the waterline?
Jami: Smashbox makes an eyeliner called the Limitless Eye Liner that’s safe to use on your waterline. I have to say, for a dramatic look, it’s great!

Beauty Nerds: What is the best way to prevent lipgloss from gathering along the inner rims of your lips during the day?
Jami: Use a lip primer to keep your lip wear in place. M.A.C’s Prep + Prime Lip is my favorite.

Beauty Nerds: For acne-prone skin, what type of foundation or powder would you recommend to fake a flawless complexion without looking cakey?
Jami: Jane Iredale’s Amazing Base Mineral Foundation is great for acne-prone skin. It offers amazing coverage while nourishing your skin.

Thanks Jami for your extremely valuable tips and tricks!

If you want more smart beauty tips from this professional makeup guru, don’t forget to check out her new book The BEAUTY-full Guide!

And with that, let me leave you with a little video of Jami… (with a guest appearance from yours truly at 9:17 ;) )…


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