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 – 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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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...

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...