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...

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 – 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 – 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...

WHAT’S IN MY OCTOBER IPSY BAG?

It’s almost Halloween, and this month’s themed ipsy bag was EVERYTHING FOR ME. They really stole my heart this month. First, the makeup bag is adorable. It is a light shade of an almost-metallic pink...

MAC Selena

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 – 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 – MY FAVORITE HAIR PRODUCTS

I’m going to take a teeny, tiny break from makeup and talk about some of my favorite hair products. Hair has been such a struggle ever since middle school. I have thick, wavy hair...

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...

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...