This post my seem odd, but it’s important to me. I was reluctant, but then I heard the voice of my cousin saying “Laura who cares what people say!” I give tips, tricks, and my opinions on makeup and trends. Today I felt compelled to write about a makeup of a different sort, the makeup of myself. I have been on a journey for a while now to become the best version of myself. During this time there has been a lot of hurt and a lot of happiness. I have made many mistakes during my lifetime and I will never be free from that because I am a human being. We are sinful people and no matter how good we become within ourselves, mistakes will always happen. I use to be a person that dwelled on mistakes and stayed in that place. I never forgave myself or let things go. It took a toll on me, I became so sad. I convinced myself that I was unloveable and a bad person. I let the things people would say about me define me. I was so insecure, sad, and angry. I would relive every single thing that hurt me, keeping it fresh. I never let things go and I was ALWAYS in a defensive mode just ready to strike back. What a terrible way to live, but this was my life. I shut down and closed myself off, never allowed anyone to get too close for the fear of being mocked or hurt. I began to see just what a sad and lonely place I was in. One day, I decided to take charge of my life. I am not kidding when I say that either, I literally woke up one day and told myself “Laura get real, there is so much to be grateful for! You are such a brat!” I was so tired of crying and feeling this way, it was so exhausting! I knew there had to be more to life, there was no way I could live that way forever. I began to throw myself into the bible and my makeup endeavors. I was always a person who believed in God and prayed, but I never had a relationship with God that was life changing. My prayers became more specific and I would thank God for all the good in my life. I began giving my mornings to read the word and journal my thoughts and feelings. I confessed my wrongs and began to accept those wrongs. I FINALLY FORGAVE MYSELF. People make mistakes and it’s ok. I’m telling you things turned around almost immediately. I began to see that I was so worthy. Instead of being defensive I began to see the good in people. Now don’t get me wrong, my feelings still get hurt, I have the softest heart. The thing that’s changed is how I deal with those hurt feelings. Things are simple now, surrounding myself with only the positive things in life. My makeup is also another key to my process. It is something I’m good at, it makes me feel useful. Through makeup I’ve met so many people who are amazing and sweet. I began to see just how many people are rooting for me to succeed! Makeup has always been a passion and dream of mine. I will continue to push the boundaries, there is no limit to my makeup dreams! Thank you to my family and friends for the constant support and loving me through this process. I thought it was important to share my story, because I’m in such a good place now. I know there are many people who struggle with depression or insecurities. I’m just a testimony to let you know that it gets better and everything will be ok! I have officially made over my SOUL, I’m so grateful. ❤️ here’s to a brighter life!
Ladies, did you know that makeup has an expiration date? All makeup and lotions in fact do. There can be serious problems using old makeup, anything from breakouts to eye irritations. It’s important to keep an eye on your products to make sure they are up to date. It’s so simple to see how long a product lasts. Most products, if not all, have a label with an open container symbol with a number inside. The number signifies the number of months the product is good for. I cannot stress the importance of keeping up with this. I know makeup can get expensive and you want it to last as long as possible. The truth is, when the makeup is out of date it doesn’t do its job correctly anymore. Always look for your makeups expiration and remember it’s the number of months!
Laura 💋 #lnhface
Example: this powder is good for 24months….
I cannot get enough of the Morphe eyeshadow pallets. At the moment I am obsessed with the 350 pallet, it’s warm neutral colors make my heart beat fast. The possibilities are endless because you have so many colors to choose from. The next thing that makes these pallets amazing is the price! These shadows are so affordable. They range from 20-40 dollars depending on the sizes and colors. Morphe also offers affordable brushes, that’s right BRUSHES! I know that building a makeup kit can be so expensive, but Morphe is the way to go. This is the real deal, you get so much bang for your buck. I promise that if you make a purchase you will not regret it! Head over to morphebrushes.com and become a Morphe addict with me.
Laura #lnhface 💋
Smokey eyes can be scary at times, but there is an easy solution to your fears. One of the main keys to a smokey eye is blending. Also, you don’t want to look like you were just punched in the eye. First, I suggest using a shadow shield or scotch tape. Place the tape or shield under your eye to help prevent the dark shadow falling underneath your eyes. Also, do your eyes first then do your under eye concealer. I like to apply a contrasting color first to the crease. I tend to use bronze colors or brown, then apply your dark color to the entire lid. Now is the time you blend like your life depends on it! Blend, blend, blend till your fingers fall off and your eye lids bleed! (Haha ok maybe not that much), but you get the idea! When doing a smokey eye you don’t ever want to be able to see lines, you want to create a seamless blend. Once you’ve got the look you want, remove the tape or shield and continue with your under eye concealer routine. Don’t be scared to use other colors, purples, greens, blues.. The possibilities with this look are endless! Another thing I want to stress is, THERE ARE NO RULES! If you want to smoke your eyes and wear black lips, you do you queen! Red Lips and smokey eyes are a stunning look for night time. I encourage you all to try this and tag me in your smokey eye creations! Instagram: laurahearn then hashtag #LNHFace, Facebook: Laura Hearn and hashtag #LNHFace.
Laura 💋 #lnhface
I try new products all the time. Trying new products keep me up to date with all things new. Trying products is so fun, but can get super pricy…so, let me do it for you! I have found 5 new products that I am obsessed with. I honestly don’t know how I lived before using them. First, I will start with concealer:
NYX color correcting concealer and Urban Decay Naked Skin. The NYX color correction concealer is absolutely amazing. I have redness around my nose and the green color conceals it perfectly. If you have any discoloration on your face I highly recommend this concealer. It’s affordable and affective. The yellow corrects dark under eyes on dark skin, the green corrects redness, the purple corrects yellow (great for bruises), the pink corrects dark under eyes for fair skin, and the bottom two are normal concealing and contouring colors. The naked skin concealer gives you a perfect conceal with brightness. It’s a very light weight concealer and works so great for the cooking method and contouring. It leaves your face with a bright fresh look. I am completely obsessed! Second, my new favorite foundation and brush:
The foundation is Tarte Amazonian Clay and the brush is the Tarte foundation buffer. These two together are seriously a magic wand. The foundation sounds scary, but it is a full coverage light weight product. The buffing brush makes it look so seamless and perfect. How I lived before these two, I’ll never know! Third, is this AMAZING CONTOUR BRUSH:
This brush is The Artis Oval Brush, and it is everything! It is the best brush for blending out a contour. I always tell my clients the key to a contour is the flawless blend! I can promise you this brush is the answer to all of your contour prayers! All of the products except the oval brush can be found at Ulta or on the brands websites. The oval brush can be found at
All products used to create today’s fresh look!
The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are changing colors.. Or at least that’s what is suppose to happen in fall. Where I live that’s not the case, but I can certainly change my look according to the seasons. Fall is one of my favorite season as far as makeup goes… lips, nails, and hair get darker and darker! My fall favorites are the basic essentials to a perfect fall face! Starting with the eyes, all you will need is the “Eyes are the Window” pallet by Stilla. The color pallet I chose is the “mind” pallet. It has all the perfect fall colors. Orange eye shadow is huge this season, and this pallet has the warmest, richest orange color that I die for! Also, the Morphe 350 pallet is amazing, it just sells out so fast. As the leaves change, so should your lip stick color. I am in love with Mac- Sin and Julie Hewell- coco noir. I especially love to mix these two shades, darker on the outside and the lighter to fill in the center. Blush is one of my favorite products, I am a bit blush obsessed. My favorite fall blush is Mac-fleur power, it’s the perfect mixture of red and pink. I always like to say, ” when in doubt, add more blush!” Lastly, I think every person should invest in a contour pallet of some kind. You can opt for the super expensive kind or you can get the NYX Contour pro pallet – hcpp01. Ladies this pallet is so amazing and I think it’s like 20 dollars! How amazing! I really hope you enjoy and try some of these products.. Happy fall y’all!
Fall face example!
I love to wear false lashes, they make my eyes pop! Fake eyelashes are fabulous, but not always practical. I have searched high and low trying so many mascaras to achieve a fuller, longer, darker lash. I love lots of mascaras, but I was hearing all these great things about fiber lashes. I have never tried a fiber lash until now! I used the younique brand fiber lash mascara. It comes in a really cool black case with two products. First, you apply the moonstruck transplanting gel. Next, you add the moonstruck natural fibers! I will be honest and say it will take some practice to perfect the application. Practice makes perfect ladies! You are left with long full lashes, obviously you aren’t ever going to get the fullness you get with a false lash, but these fibers are pretty darn close! Here’s some facts about this super cool products that might make you even more interested: all natural, paraben free, carcinogen free, chemical free, organic, cruelty free, gluten free, and hypoallergenic. Ladies, find yourself a local younique consultant and order this fabulous product.
Ok ladies, let’s bake! Baking or “cooking” your face has been around for ages. This technique has been perfected by drag queens and all celebrity makeup artists. It is a fantastic way to highlite and bring out cheek bones you never knew you had! It’s very simple and only takes three products. The key focus points in baking are under the eyes and the lower cheek. First, you apply your makeup the way you want, leaving the under eyes bare. After completely finishing your eyes, you go in under the eyes with concealer. I like to use a lighter concealer, it’s better for the over all look. The concealer needs to be applied under the eyes in an upside down triangle. Blend the concealer with a beauty blender and then set it with powder. After your concealer is set, you want to take a water primer and spray a wedged sponge; then you dip the wet sponge in powder and apply under the eyes and on the lower cheek.
After this is set, leave the powder for a while, the longer the better. I usually do my hair during this time. This is the “baking” or “cooking” process, it allows time for the powder to mix with the natural oils in your skin. Next, you brush the excess powder off with a brush. You are left with amazing highlite and high fashion cheek bones!
Laura 💋 #lnhface
List of products I love most: Tarte, crease less concealer; NYX HD Studio photogenic finishing powder; smashbox photo finish primer water.
Also a picture of Julianna because she’s amazing!
The strobing trend has taken off this summer with a bang! From runway models, to magazine covers, to movie stars… Everyone is in agreement, strobing is HOT! It’s a lot like contouring, but instead of using a darker shade to outline the face use a highlighter. High lite the places the sun hits your face naturally. You want to focus on the cheek bones, nose, brow bone, forehead, and chin. I also like to add a little bit the the inside corner of my eyes. It’s so easy you have to try it. I like to mix a liquid highlighter with my tinted moisturizer. This is what you will use to “highlight your zoned areas”. Start with a clean moisturized face, add your favorite primer and apply your foundation as you normally do. Then, take the highliter mixture and dap it in the zoned areas with a beauty blender or sponge. You can go as dewy as you want with it. I like to stick with just a bright face, not a dripping wet oily face ( hey whatever floats your boat though). When you are finish you are left with the freshest summer face and you will absolutely love it! Try it out ladies it’s so simple! Tag me in your pictures dolls.
Laura 💋 #lnhface
Look front the side:
Detail products used: Too Faced Beauty Balm: Nude Glow, Elf liquid highlighter: Pastel Petal , Makeup Forever HD Foundation: 125