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Amy's Makeup on TLC's Covershot by Dyana Aives

Amy's Makeup on TLC's Covershot by Dyana Aives (by Dyana Aives)
Another appearance with me as the On Camera Beauty Expert on Covershot

Dyana On Camera Beauty Expert on TLC's Covershot -Dawn

footage of my makeover on Dawn on TLC's Covershot

amy's big reveal

another Times Sqare Billboard featuring makeup by Dyana Aives www.dyanaaives.com

Dawn's big reveal

Dawn's big reveal- My makeup on a Times Square billboard ! www.dyanaaives.com

dawn time lapse

more footage of my on camera beauty expert appearance on TLC's CoverShot

Dyana on TV as the On Camera Beauty Expert for TLC's Covershot

So, I was playing around with some of my footage, trying to teach myself how to edit, and I saved some footage of me on TLC network's CoverShot as the On Camera Beauty Expert. Now for those of you that have never seen the show, it's similar to Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, but closer to "mommy needs a makeover". It was such an amazing experience doing this show! At the end of each show, not only did our hero get a confidence boosting makeover, but she got to see herself on a giant billboard in Times Square ! So without further adieu, I give you my first edit....Dawn

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The probability of love at first sight....

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I'm the chick that is going to tell you straight, but don't worry sweet pea, i…

The Crazy (but true) Things We Do in The Name of Beauty

When I was 14 years old, I had a really beautiful best friend.
I won't say she was evil, but I will say, adolescence is difficult, and friends sometimes do shitty things to each other ...
You get the picture?

 As for my friend? (Let's call her "Suzie".)
She had the longest lashes I had ever seen!      


 I had tried everything to get mine to look as long as hers; Gobs of mascara separated with a safety pin...Baby powder under my mascaraOlive oil every night Nothing worked, finally, I asked her...

"Suze, how can I get my lashes to look like yours, all long and beautiful? She said, Do you really wanna know?
Yes, whatever it is, I'll do it, just name, it I said.
Cut them, she said.
Cut them???
Yup, she said
How short do I cut them?
That depends,... How long do you want them? Her eyebrows raised, The shorter you cut them, the longer they'll grow" she told me.
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I raced home, ran to the mirror, and with scissors in …

My brow routine - A quick Everyday Eyebrow Makeup Tutorial in 5 mins or less

Quick Tip Tuesday - unruly brows! Here is  a quick 5 min beauty tip that I use and think you'll love. If you've seen my blog before you know that I am more than a just a little obsessed, with Lastics Shave Soap.
But check this out...you'll never believe how I use it today!

Here's my routine.
You will need 1. A brow brush - the ones I use are either
Senna fine line,Ve's Favorite Brushes - Slant Tip 
 Nars #5 brow brush.  2. A brow pencil
I don't spend big money on this, the one I'm using for this video is from Daiso (it's $1.50 and I love it!)  3. A brow powder
 I am using Senna's brow palette because I want to use 2-3 colors so it looks natural and not one dimensional  4. A spooly or a toothbrush
to brush them into place and      


5. Here's the kicker, instead of brow gel, I use my Shave Soap from Lastics
 it holds them in place without feeling crunchy (plus it smells ahhhhmazing!)











6. A brow highlighter  (optional) 

to clean up and sharpen your edges - …