LaDonna Stein has been exploring beauty in the usual and most unusual places since 1995. LaDonna approaches every project with a deep passion for delivering the client’s vision while bringing her unique style to the table, ranging from elegant beauty makeup to meticulous pin-up styles. She has specialized training from all over the world and continues to pursue her craft as an artist and educator. Her extensive education and background in the history of art, fashion, and pop culture allow her to recognize the elements of a concept and execute them quickly and with creative abandon. When not making hair and makeup magic for her commercial and bridal clients, LaDonna can be found helping people see their most powerful selves in some of Dallas’ most popular boudoir studios. She has chosen Arkansas as her home and splits her time in Dallas, TX, and Northwest Arkansas.
"I love this wonderfully soft small kabuki-style brush to buff foundation onto the skin. Its dense bristles create a flawless finish with a small amount of product."
"This fan brush is my preferred way to apply contour and highlighter! For contour, hold the brush straight up and push the tip of filaments under the cheekbone then blend out. For a soft wash of highlighter, dust the fan brush softly across the tops of cheekbones."
"This brush is so versatile! The tapered shape of the filaments allows you to create the perfect blended eyeshadow look. Point the tip of the bristles down to apply a crease color and the shape of the brush will practically do the blending work for you. You can achieve the tiniest line by engaging just a few of the longest bristles, or splay them out on the side to cover the entire lid area."
“My go-to concealer brush! The dense filaments act like a tiny kabuki brush and the angle allows you to access a variety of spaces on the face. Perfect for buffing in makeup under the eyes and around the nose."
"Another clever and versatile shape, the sharp straight edge of this brush can be used for precision clean-up of cat-eye liner. I use moisturizer or foundation to lift and erase liner or lipstick, removing the excess with a tissue. Repeat until edges and angles are clean and perfected. Remember to point the tip of the brush at the edge you want to create. The pointy tip can also be used to conceal blemishes. You can also use the straight edges to stamp on a straight liner."
"A staple tool for brows or liner, use with a brow pomade or brow powder and brush through with the spoolie end to soften. The angled brush can also be used to perfect and straighten any skips in a pencil liner. The spoolie is also a great tool for cleaning up a glitter line."
"A great little filbert shape for applying a more controlled application of glitter, inner eye shimmer, or load it up and press deliberately for a vibrant eye shadow. Or use the tip at a 45-degree angle to blend out the lower lash line."
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