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

Looking for new skincare?

I am always looking for the latest and greatest especially in skincare!  Technology changes so quickly and so do makeup and skincare formulas.  Now, I’m not saying that using your old stand by isn’t great but why not try something different when you run out of your current?

I have been struggling with skincare since Bare Minerals changed ALL their skincare formulas.  I have extremely sensitive skin.  I’m not talking about breaking out (most of the time that happens when you start any new skincare), I’m talking about redness, itching and peeling.  It is no fun!

I have a few favorites on YouTube that I admire.  3 to be exact and 2 are WORKING makeup artists, not just YouTube gurus.  So, when one of those favorites, Wayne Goss, did a video about a brand called The Ordinary, I just had to give it a shot and I am so happy I did.  My skin looks great, healthy, hydrated and smooth.

Here is what The Ordinary says about itself…. “The Ordinary was founded by skin care enthusiasts who were fed up with the lack of transparency and fairness in the the beauty industry. By formulating products in their in-house lab and producing them in their own factory, The Ordinary brings you effective skin care at an honorable price”.

The two things I love about the brand is that . . .

#1, it is inexpensive especially for the quality of ingredients that you get.

#2, is that The Ordinary products, are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone.

I ordered mine directly from their website.  Here is what I went with . . .

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Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 for multi-depth hydration and visible plumping without drawing water out of the skin solely to improve temporary surface hydration.

Granactive Retinoid 2% in Squalane uses next-generation retinoid active technologies which have been shown to achieve better reduction in signs of ageing than retinol without irritation.

100% Plant Derived Squalane is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness.

However, it can be difficult to figure out what you need.  After doing tons of research, I found this to be the best site to guide you in the right direction on what your skincare might need . . . Beautylish.  However, The Ordinary products are always sold out so try The Ordinary website after deciding what you want on Beautylish.

Next, I will talk about The Ordinary’s line of foundation!!!  I love that too.

So, tell me . . . what skincare brands or products are your favorites?

 

 

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!