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 – 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...

MAC Selena – The Beauty Beatdown

The MAC Selena makeup line launched yesterday (Oct. 6) in MAC Cosmetics stores, and the freak-out has begun! I was one of the many people who attended the pre-launch in Corpus Christi, and it was...

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 – BEAUTY SPONGE

In continuation with my basic face tools, this week I’d like to talk about the beauty sponge! Let’s all yell in unison…WOOOO!!!! My current beauty sponge is the Morphe Flawless Beauty Sponge. This sponge retails...

THE BEAUTY BEATDOWN – SMALL BUFFING BRUSH

In part 4 of the Basic Face Tools, I’m moving on to a buffing brush for the smaller areas of your face. Now, this is a new brush to my collection, but it quickly became...

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 – 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 – 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

Foundation has easily been the hardest item to find for my makeup collection. I have tried at least 15 foundations in the last year, and nothing has seemed to work for my skin. There are...