I love my makeup artistry business for so many reasons like the fact that I have a slight obsession for all things makeup, I love the creativity it brings to my life but most of all, I LOVE meeting new clients. Which brings me to my newest client, Beatle, who was so much fun to work with!
Beatle is a beautiful, fun and vibrant mom who needed her makeup done for a ball she was going to attend. She said that she wanted “natural glam” and this is her final result! Details on her makeup below.
Airbrushed foundation: A combination of Dinair camouflage and soft glow formulas in alabaster and vanilla
Concealer: IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Under Eye
Eyes: Urban Decay, Lorac, Makeup Geek Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills
Brows: Colour Pop Cosmetics
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills
My talented daughter, Sydney is an art minor at Clemson. She has won several awards for her photography and has been published in minor publications. So, we decided to collaborate together for her next submission.
Photographer: Sydney Rose Photography
Details on Makeup:
Airbrush Foundation: Dinair in Glamour
Concealer: IT Cosmetics
Eyes: Urban Decay, Makeup Geek Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics
Contour and eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills
Blush: Bare Minerals
Are you feeling in the holiday spirit yet or do you have a fun holiday party to attend? Try this contoured eye with a bit of glitter and rosy cheeks!
For flawless foundation, I airbrushed it using Dinair in Radiance for a slight glow to the skin. For the eyes, I primed them with Urban Decay primer and brushed on a soft yellow shadow as a base by Makeup Geek. In the crease, I used a warm light brown. Then, I used 3 different colors of green (all from Smashbox), starting with the lightest in the center of the lid, the mid-shade closer to the outside corner and then added the darkest in the outer corner. Closer to the inner eye, I used a soft Smashbox pink. Topped with a black Tarte slightly winged liner and then carried the darkest green and warm light brown to under the eye to give it a cohesive look. To finish off the eye look, I added Urban Decay glitter liner from my inner corner crease to mid-crease, tapering it off and my favorite wispy lashes from Ardell.
I wanted this look to have rosy cheeks, so I added a very bright pink blush and Deep End contour from Bare Minerals. Highlighter and brows are both products from Anastasia Beverly Hills.
What are your holiday go to looks?
Mary Beth Photography took these gorgeous portraits of Bella for her 11th birthday. I thought it was a really great idea to take portraits at this age, when most of time, this special age goes undocumented. I also loved the confetti balloons and thought it was the perfect touch! I had so much fun getting to know Bella and pampering her with a makeup session.
Details on Bella’s Makeup
Airbrush Foundation: Dinair in Glamour
Eyes: Urban Decay and Makeup Geek
Contour, lips and brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills
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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
Blush: Bare Minerals and Makeup Geek
Contour and Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills
Brows: Colour Pop
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Lately, I’ve been asked to do makeup for several different kinds of portraits. I love being able to show my range, whether it is for a bride and her bridal party, commercial shoot, maternity or professional headshots! This one happens to be for an attorney who speaks at several events during the year and needed a new headshot. Of course, this portrait was taken by the talented Mary Beth’s Photography.
My goal when I apply makeup is to make my client feel as confident and comfortable as possible, along with feeling extra beautiful . When my clients feel this was, I think all of these things are revealed in photos. So, makeup is just not about how you look on the outside, by how you feel on the inside!
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My clients are the best and sure know how to make my heart happy! Check out what one of my clients had to say….
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I hope everyone has a wonderful, fun and safe holiday!
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Here is a gorgeous portrait of Chelsea who is beautiful inside and out! I really enjoyed spending her wedding day with her and pampering her and her bridesmaids. Portrait by Melissa Garlington Photography.
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This beautiful lady, Jane, wanted me to show her how to do some quick makeup techniques for an everyday work look! She looks polished, but not overdone, bright eyed and ready to work on whatever the day throws at her.
Airbrushed foundation in both Radiance and Soft Glow by Dinair
Concealer by IT Cosmetics in Bye, Bye Undereye
Contour and Lips: Bare Minerals
Blush and Liner: MAC cosmetics
Eyes: Makeup Geek Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics and Urban Decay
Brows: Colour Pop
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