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What’s In My Makeup Bag

by Adina Zilberman January 28, 2013


If there is one question that I am always asked as both a makeup artist and beauty blogger, it’s what items I simply can’t leave my house without. From too many lipglosses, to the odd ball essentials, here are my purse must-haves.



L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Creme

Especially during these cold, dry months of winter, a great hand cream is a purse essential. I love L’Occitane’s original shea for its ability to leave my hands baby-smooth, supple, and ready to tackle whatever the weather may throw my way. 



Murad Pomegranate SPF Moisturizer

No matter the season, two things that are essential to this visage of mine are hydration and spf protection. No matter that it isn’t hot out, and that I spend most of my day indoors, I need sun protection for this pale face, to not only protect against aging and sunspots, but also against those harmful rays of the sun. 



Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Perversion

If there is one cosmetic item I always have handy, it’s a great pencil eyeliner in blackest black. On those days when I want to go from work to play, a swipe of black liner is all it takes to get me party ready. 



Hair Ties

When your hair is curly and near waist-length, as mine is, things can quickly get out of hand. Enter the classic hair tie, which becomes an invaluable tool in the fight against wayward strands.


Other items may come and go, but these are my tried and true purse staples. 

Read more from Adina on her blog, Krasey Beauty 

Steal Mila Kunis' Smoky Eye Look

by Adina Zilberman August 6, 2012


Ukranian bombshell and Hollywood Starlet Mila Kunis is a stunner, to say the least. With her flawless skin, impeccable bone structure, and naturally exotic beauty, her face is a canvas that takes any beauty look beautifully. During a recent premiere event for her new movie, “Ted”, Mila stepped out with one of the most flawless looks that I have seen to date, executing a perfect smoky eye and pale lip combo that any beauty girl can get behind. Keep reading to learn how you can achieve Mila’s classic smoky look, all on your own.


Smooth, even-looking skin is easy to achieve, if you know the proper tricks. Get a flawless, airbrushed-quality complexion, like Mila’s, by using a duo fiber foundation blending brush to apply natural (read: dewy) liquid foundation to the entire face. Paint the product on using short, rounded strokes, and always be sure to blend in the direction of your facial hair. To contour, simply grab a fluffy powder brush, dip it into a powdered foundation that is 1 to 2 shades darker than your own complexion, and apply along the cheekbones, temples, and below the jawline. Then, apply just a hint of rose blush to the apples of the cheeks, blending upward toward the temples, and a sprinkling of a soft, sheer highlight on the bridge of the nose and on the forehead.


To get Mila’s show-stopping smoky eyes, start first with an application of shadow primer on the eyelids. Next, apply a soft golden beige eye shadow from the lash line to the crease, focusing on the inner corner of the eye. Grab a pencil-shaped eye shadow brush, and dip it into a blackened-brown eye shadow (preferably matte). Starting at the outer corner of your eye, proceed to draw an angled line from outer corner to the inner. Adjust the shape to fit the natural curve of your eye, exaggerating the angle slightly at the outer corner of the eye, and underneath the lash line. Blend with a fluffy shadow brush, to diffuse harsh lines. Follow this up with black liner, smudged into the waterline and the lower lash line, and two coats of volumizing mascara, to complete the look.


Keep the lips simple, so as not to overwhelm. A soft, pink lipstick was Mila’s choice, and should be yours as well. The effect is soft femininity to the eye’s rockstar quality.


And there you have it, the quick and easy on how you can look like Mila Kunis. What do you think? Will you try the look?


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