The Beauty Beatdown

The Beauty Beatdown

Andie Figueroa is a self-described "makeup fiend," and OME's resident beauty expert. Each week in The Beauty Beatdown, you'll find pro tips on latest trends and products, makeup application, skin care, and much more. Confidence is beauty, and Andie is here to help!

The Beauty Beatdown – Cleansing

Hello OME readers, My name is Andie and I am a makeup fiend. I discovered the wonderful world of Youtube makeup artists a little over one year ago. I fell in love immediately with a prominent...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE MAKEUP

Makeup really is a wonderful practice. I use it almost every day and enjoy searching for the best products. What makes use even better is knowing exactly what your money is supporting. The Coalition for Consumer...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – SETTING POWDERS/SETTING SPRAY

Monday kicked off the first day of summer, and the weather has been nothing short of 1,000 degrees daily. May be a bit exaggerated, but Rio Grande Valley residents know every day in the...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – FOUNDATION MIXING

So, I want to revisit our convo about foundation in April. After going through 15 foundations, I thought I had finally met my true match. I love my MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. It’s...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – CONCEALER

What is concealer? It is all in the name. Using concealer helps “conceal” any redness, darkness under the eye, acne scars, discoloration, or almost anything that gives your skin an uneven color. What is...

The Beauty Beatdown – My Everyday Palette

Palettes give you a bit more bang for your buck. Now, I’m not throwing “shade” at single shadows, but palettes are more ideal for travel, and allow the use of many colors. As someone...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – COLOURPOP

For this week’s article I wanted to talk about my first impression of ColourPop products I just received for my birthday! Yay! Now, I have previously purchased liquid lipsticks from the Colourpop website, but in...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – KABUKI BRUSH

Makeup today is completely different from makeup 20 years ago, at least for me. I don’t remember ever having to use a brush to apply foundation, concealer, or shadow. Now you walk into stores...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – BLENDING BRUSH

In part 3 of the Basic Face Tools, I’m moving on to blending brushes. Blending brushes can have short or long fibers, and are used to merge shadows for a seamless finish. One of...

The Beauty Beatdown – Maybelline Fit Me!

For this week’s article I wanted to talk about my first impression of a foundation. Obviously I’m drawn to all things matte due to my oily skin issues. But when you can combine matte...