Photo shoot with Taylor and Sydney Rose Photography

What do you get when you pair a stunning model, amazing photography and makeup by me . . . .

Details on look:

Airbrushed foundation: Dinair

Concealer: IT Cosmetics

Contour, brows, highlight: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush: MAC Cosmetics

Eyes: Soft Glam palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lips: MAC Viva Glam III and MAC liner in Half Red

Lashes: Ardell Whispies

Photography by: Sydney Rose Photography

Makeup for Kelsey’s Photo Shoot

This extremely talented photographer, Sydney Rose Photography , is home for the summer so we decided to have some fun! This time she chose another client of mine, Kelsey. If Kelsey looks familiar to some of you, she is also my helpful makeup assistant.

Kelsey is a budding artist who writes her own songs, sings and plays guitar which inspired both the photographer and myself. Details on her look below.

Details on her look:

Airbrushed foundation: Dinair in camouflage vanilla and alabaster

Concealer: IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Undereye

Eyes: Urban Decay, Smashbox, and MAC Cosmetics

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush: Bare Minerals

Lips: Burts Bees

Lashes: Ardell

Makeup for Katherine’s Photoshoot

I always love when my talented daughter wants to do a photo shoot! Sydney is super creative and pretty much lets me do whatever I want, makeup wise. I’ve also become the stylist on these shoots, which excites me! Check out her website at Sydney Rose Photography for more of her captivating photography. (Seriously, she is soooo good!)

Sydney loves to use my clients as models and this time she chose Katherine. Katherine is beautiful inside and out. I absolutely love her gorgeous skin and cute freckles. For this shoot, I airbrushed a bit of foundation and kept her freckles visible, used the new “Soft Glam” palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills for her eyes, some contour, plum blush and also pushed some dark brick red gloss on her lips with my finger to keep it organic. Here a portrait from the shoot.

Photo by Sydney Rose Photography

Details on Katherine’s look…

Airbrushed foundation: Dinair in Glamour formula Vanilla and Olive Beige

Concealer: Bye, Bye Undereye by IT Cosmetics

Eyes: Urban Decay, Anastasia Beverly Hills – Soft Glam palette, MAC Cosmetics

Blush: Lancôme

Brows, contour and lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lashes: Ardell

Jessi and Yianne’s Wedding

You don’t find love, it finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.” -Anäis Nin

Jessi and Yianne planned a wedding in Aiken while living in Virginia and what a beautiful job they did! I had the pleasure of doing her makeup along with her bridesmaids makeup for her special day. (Keep an eye out for those photos later!)

Details on her look:

Airbrushed Foundation: Dinair in Radiance in Vanilla and Olive Beige

Tattoo coverage on her arm: Dinair in Extreme

Concealer: Bye, Bye Undereye

Eyes: Urban Decay, Pat McGrath Labs, MAC Cosmetics and Makeup Geek

Contour and Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush: Tarte and Bare Minerals

Lashes: Ardell Demi Whispies

Lips: MAC and Yves Saint Laurent

Brianna’s Wedding Day Makeup

I was excited to do some bridal glam makeup on this beautiful bride, Brianna, for her wedding day. I also got to pamper her mom with a makeup session, who was her matron of honor. What a fun morning we had doing makeup, laughing and drinking mimosas!

Details on the bride’s look…

Airbrushed foundation: Dinair in vanilla and olive beige – soft glow matte coverage

Concealer: IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Undereye

Eyes: MAC Cosmetics, Makeup Geek, Urban Decay, Pat McGrath Labs and Tarte Cosmetics

Blush: MAC Cosmetics

Contour: Bare Minerals

Lips: MAC Cosmetics and Bare Minerals

Lashes: Red Cherry #1

Stylized Photo Shoot

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to partner with Pamela Williams Photography and do the makeup for a stylized bridal shoot.  I was so excited to be asked along with other local businesses involved like Flowers on Broad, The Marion Hatcher Center and House of the Bride.  I also got to meet the sweetest model, Jordan.

Jordan 13

Details on her look…

Airbrushed Foundation:  Dinair in Soft Glow Matte (Perfect for brides)

Concealer:  Bye Bye Under Eye by IT Cosmetics

Eyes:  Urban Decay, Makeup Geek Cosmetics and Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lashes:  Ardell

Contour and Brows:  Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush:  Makeup Geek Cosmetics and Bare Minerals

Dress:  House of the Bride

Portrait:  Pamela Williams Photography

Photo Shoot with Baileigh

My daughter, Sydney, was home for the weekend and was feeling very creative so we decided to have a photo shoot with the gorgeous Baileigh. I love being able to partner with Sydney because she is honing her craft of photography. She is trying all different styles to find her own. Couple her amazing photography with Baileigh and my makeup and we have a win-win situation.

This photo shoot started with color theory and outfits. I never want the makeup to match with what the model is wearing but all these pieces must come together and be cohesive. I decided to use medium tones on her eyes with smudgy (that’s a makeup technical term….😂) dark liner. I purposely stayed away from a deep contoured eye and kept her skin as natural as possible using just a bit of concealer and airbrushed foundation. I also kept her face fresh by adding bronzer and a light dusting of contour and a bit of highlight. With all that going on, I choose a matte lip and full false lashes to complete her look.


Detail on her look:

Airbrushed foundation: Dinair in Glamour – combo of Vanilla and Soft Beige

Concealer: Bye, Bye Undereye by IT Cosmetics

Eyes: Makeup Geek Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Urban Decay

Contour, blush and highlighter: Urban Decay

Matte lip: Bare Minerals

Lashes: Ardell