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 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

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

A Brand New Mom

I got a call from the baby whisperer/photographer extraordinaire, Mary Beth at Mary Beth’s Photography , to pamper a brand new mom with a makeup session. This way, the new mom could feel a bit spoiled after giving birth, look amazing and feel extra confident when appearing in some of the portraits with her beautiful newborn daughter. Here is her final look…. gorgeous, right? (Want to see the adorable newborn portraits too? Click here.)

Details on Makeup:

Airbrush Foundation: Dinair in Soft Glow

Concealer: IT Cosmetics

Eyes: Urban Decay, Makeup Geek, MAC Cosmetics

Brows and Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lashes: Ardell

Lips: Bare Minerals

Brianna’s Bridal Trial

Another day of fun in my studio with a new client, Brianna! Brianna is getting married and wanted a new dramatic look for her wedding day. When she got to my studio, we discussed everything about her look that she wanted. She showed me pictures of what she loves and doesn’t like. (Did you know that what you don’t like is just as important as what you do like?). We talked about her dress, her wedding colors, and her hair. This way, I can create a cohesive look for her wedding day. Here is her final look…..

Details on her makeup look:

Airbrushed foundation: Dinair in Vanilla and Olive Beige Soft Glow

Concealer: IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Undereye

Contour: Bare Minerals – Deep End

Blush: Mac Cosmetics

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

Brows: Colour Pop

Lips: Bare Minerals

Lashes: Red Cherry

I’ve also created a face chart to go along with Brianna’s look….

Jasmine’s Senior Makeup

I am so lucky to have met this gorgeous young lady and her beautiful mom!  They have been coming to me for a couple of years now and they always brighten up my studio!  Jasmine likes to have more of a natural look so for her senior pictures, we went for a soft contour eye and thin liner with some smudge under her eye to really make them stand out.  Since she has such thick and long lashes, so I just added mascara to top it off.  I also keep the rest of her face natural with light contour and a pop of color on her cheeks.  For her lips, we chose a soft pink with brown undertones that kept the look fresh.

Here are the details on her look….

Airbrushed foundation:  Dinair in Glamour 

Concealer:  IT Cosmetics

Eyes:  Urban Decay and Makeup Geek

Brows and Contour:  Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush:  Bare Minerals

Lips:  Anastasia Beverly Hills topped with Bare Minerals

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Lauren’s Bridal Trial

When brides decide to hire a professional makeup artist for their wedding, it is so important to do a makeup trial first.  This allows the bride to be able to adjust her look before the wedding day.  This way, on the bride’s big day, she can sit back and relax knowing that she is going to look exactly like she has always pictured!

Lauren came to me for her bridal trial where I spent some time with her and got to know more of what she wanted.  Here is Lauren’s final bridal look.


Details on her look….

Airbrushed foundation by Dinair – Camouflage Formula

Concealer – IT Cosmetics

Eyes – Urban Decay, Makeup Geek, MAC Cosmetics

Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush – Bare Minerals

Lips – Colour Pop

Lashes – Ardell

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Senior makeup for Sarah and Grace

I have known these girls for what seems like forever and I have to tell you, they became seniors in the blink of an eye!  I was excited when I was able to do their makeup for their senior pictures!  I used the same eye makeup palette on both of the girls, just in different ways so they would look totally different and accentuate their own personal style.


Here are the details on their looks….

Airbrushed Foundation:  Dinair in Glamour Foundation

Eyes:  Urban Decay Smokey Palette, Makeup Geek, Bare Minerals, MAC Cosmetics

Lashes:  Ardell 

Blush:  Bare Minerals and Makeup Geek

Contour and Lips:  Anastasia Beverly Hills

Brows:  Colour Pop

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Women Supporting Women

I am so lucky to be able to work with some wonderful, dedicated and hard working women.  I believe that women should support each other, lift each other up and learn from each other.  I have found my “tribe” of women who each have these qualities, who make me better and make my business better.  We often get together to help with our businesses, bounce ideas off of and learn new ideas.  Now, I’m not going to lie…. sometimes we do this over wine and food, which makes it even more fun!  See below! 👇🏻


I have aligned myself with two of the best women in their fields, Mary Beth and Dana!  Mary Beth with Mary Beth’s Photography, creativity always amazes me.  She creates all of her own sets and her portraits are stunning!  By the way, most of the portraits you see on my website are from her.  She has an all natural light studio in North Augusta that specializes in maternity, newborns, children, family, senior and wedding portraits.  Here is one of her adorable first year moments portraits… 

Photo by Mary Beth’s Photography and cake by Dolce Delights by Dana

You can check out her website here!  Don’t forget to follow her on social media to see her sneak peeks and learn more about her work … Facebook and Instagram.  Makeup on Mary Beth, pictured below, by me.

Dana with Dolce Delights by Dana is also part of this “tribe.” She creates the most delectable and delicious desserts. Not only are her cakes and cream pies gorgeous, they are literally the best things I’ve ever eaten!  She creates custom order cakes and desserts, including wedding cakes!  Dana is always sharing pics of her work on her Facebook and Instagram so go follow her!

Photo by Mary Beth’s Photography, cupcake by Dolce Delights by Dana and makeup by me

Here is a photo by Mary Beth’s Photography of one of Dana’s delicious cakes for a cake smash!  Side note….do you believe the babies actually smash it?  It’s so perfect!  😱

Cake by Dolce Delights by Dana and photo by Mary Beth’s Photography
So, now I’m curious?  Do you have a tribe of women that you count on?  If so, I want to hear about it!