Bella’s Makeup

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

Blush:  Smashbox
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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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Anne Marie’s Headshot

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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This makes my ♥️ happy!

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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Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a wonderful, fun and safe holiday!  

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Chelsea’s Bridal Portrait

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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The fabulous Jane!

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.  

Makeup Details:

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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Colleen’s Senior Prom Makeup

I have known this very beautiful girl, Colleen, and her amazing family since she was 4 years old!  Getting to do her makeup for her senior prom was so much fun yet bitter sweet.  I can’t believe how quickly time flies and that she isn’t little anymore.  I am so excited for what her future holds.  Congrats on choosing USC, Colleen!

Products used:

Dinair Airbrush Foundation

Bare Minerals concealer

Anastasia Beverly Hills contour

Makeup Geek blush

Eyes: Urban Decay, Lorac, Makeup Geek, Pat McGrath 

Bare Minerals Lipstick and mascara

Mac lip liner 

Arielle Lashes

We ALWAYS have fun when we are together!  Check out this cute video….

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I made the paper!

Thought that this was cool and wanted to share with my blog readers!  Karrie Lykins – Makeup Artist just made the local paper discussing how long products last and how to keep items clean and bacteria free.  For those of you who know me, you know that I’m a stickler for keeping things clean.  As a makeup artist, you need to be but I’ve been that way long before I became one. 

Click here to read article.  

Kelsey’s Makeup for Local Talent Show

I had the wonderful opportunity to do makeup for this soon to be star!  Kelsey performed for a local talent show and earned first place for the high school division!!!  She sang, played guitar and looked gorgeous doing it too!  Kelsey usually likes to keep her look more natural when I do her makeup but on stage she needed just a bit more.

Kelsey NA Idol
I took warm browns, ranging from light to deep across her eye and into her crease and below.  I added darker on the outside corner and did a slight shimmer on the inside corner.  Topped it off with smokey black liner and of course lashes!!  Products used:  Makeup Geek, Urban Decay, Mac Cosmetics.  Lashes – Ardell and brows -Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Kelsey has great skin so I added a touch of airbrush foundation from Dinair- Soft Glow collection to keep her looking flawless and natural.  Then, I added contour by Anastasia Beverly Hills, blush by Mac Cosmetics and Bare Minerals.  Lips were a combo of Colour Pop and Bare Minerals.

Congratulations Kelsey!

Kelsey stage
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