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Do you want to wear foundation but don't want to see it?!

Posted by Amber Silva on Thursday, July 4, 2019, In : Makeup and Tips 
I can't believe it; I am 40 years old. Wow, how time flies! For the most part I like how my skin looks with no makeup! I do not have perfect skin, and I can't wait to go to the dermatologist to get my skin to look exactly the way I want it to. However, I am a makeup artist, and I love how makeup can transform. When I use a foundation, I want it to literally look like skin — the exact same look of skin. That's not too much to ask, is it? 

If you're like me and love natural looking makeup, kee...

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My First EVER Trip to the Dermatologist!!!! Loved it!!!

Posted by Amber Silva on Thursday, May 18, 2017, In : Makeup and Tips 
I've decided this is my year to really take care of myself. One of the ways I am finally doing this is by going to a Dermatologist! I want to start getting facials regularly and get a professional peel! 

What really got me to finally book an appointment with a dermatologist was a bump that formed on my forehead about a year or two ago. I've gone to my Dr a couple of times to get it frozen off but each time it grows back bigger. I have other little bumps on my forehead and temples that just won...
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Natural and Organic Skincare from LimeLife by Alcone!!!! SO AMAZING!

Posted by Amber Silva on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, In : Makeup and Tips 
I have always been into nutrition. As a kid when people asked me what I wanted to be I always said "nutritionist". I haven't always taken the best care of myself but I was given a huge motivator to get healthy recently (which I will blog about another time). Health is not just about what you put in your body but also what you put on your skin. Skincare absorbs into your skin and into your body. Thats what really drove me to start using LimeLife by Alcone and sharing my experience with others....
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San Diego Retailer of Water Balm Skin Prep by Sonia Roselli Beauty

Posted by Amber Silva on Friday, January 6, 2017, In : Makeup and Tips 

Water Balm by Sonia Roselli Beauty is so amazing! I am so happy I finally found something that I believe in so much that I want to offer it to my clients! I always get asked by brides, clients, friends, and family what I recommend. I can't live without Water Balm in my personal or professional makeup kit. It really is makeup's soul mate and definitely a Holy Grail skincare item for me. Water Balm is an innovative Japanese multi use skin prep product that is PERFECT before any makeup applicati...
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Some helpful tips to prepare your skin before your big day or special event!

Posted by Amber Silva on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, In : Makeup and Tips 

A week before your wedding or special event, you do not want to use any harsh exfoliating products such as retinol, salicylic acid, or any facial scrubs to minimize redness, sensitivity, or peeling that may be present. I do highly recommend Sex Apeel from Sonia Rosseli, it is an incredible product that you can use the week of your wedding and even on your wedding day for immediate results. Brighter, softer, and smoother looking skin from head to toe. I am also obsessed with Water Balm...

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Why I love using airbrush foundation on brides and clients!

Posted by Amber Silva on Thursday, August 7, 2014, In : Makeup and Tips 
I was fortunate to be introduced to airbrush makeup about 10 years ago by Celebrity Special Effects Makeup artist Michael Pack. Michael gave me a 3 day course on airbrush makeup and set me up with an airbrush compressor, airbrush gun, and his favorite airbrush foundation. I do not do any special effects makeup but I have had many years to really fine tune my airbrushing skills for beauty and bridal makeup.

Airbrush makeup when done correctly is absolutely amazing. I feel it is important to use...
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Face Atelier Ultra Pro Foundation

Posted by Amber S on Saturday, March 8, 2014, In : Makeup and Tips 

I am so excited I made this investment in my kit. I worked with a gorgeous free spirited eloping bohemian bride yesterday that wanted her skin to look like her skin.  She wanted a foundation that gave her great coverage, long lasting, and still looked like her skin.  She didn't want her skin to be airbrushed to perfection. She said she wanted to look like a better version of herself.  Which is almost impossible because she's pretty close to perfect. I had just received my Face Atelier in the ...
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Quality professional products are essential to get the look!

Posted by Amber S on Friday, November 9, 2012, In : Makeup and Tips 
Some of my favorite products and what I use in my kit!  Check out my Pinterest for Products I LOVE

Kett Cosmetics Hydro Airbrush Makeup
Becca Cosmetics
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Urban Decay Cosmetics
MAC Cosmetics
Real Techniques Brushes

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Amber Silva Makeup artistry has always been a passion of mine. This drive prompted my move to San Diego, CA in 2001. I promptly enrolled in Westmore Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Burbank, CA. I received certificates of completion for photography makeup, media, film, and airbrushing. Call me at 619-246-4066 or contact me through my website at
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