Maisey’s Pageant Makeup

I really enjoyed meeting Maisey and her mom for pageant makeup this weekend. They are such a cute duo and Maisey is just as sweet as she is beautiful! She was a referral from another wonderful client of mine, Madison. (Thank you Madison. ♥️♥️♥️)

Maisey was advised to wear her makeup on the heavier side and also more bold for the stage and the stage lights. (Any good makeup artist should already know this.). However, I did not want to take away her individuality that makes her unique. This is where the beauty of airbrushed foundation comes it. Skin still looks like skin, even with full coverage!

Not only did we laugh and have fun…. Maisey won runner-up!! ♥️. Congratulations!

Details on her look….

Foundation: Airbrushed foundation using Temptu

Concealer: IT Cosmetics

Eyes: Urban Decay, MAC Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills (Soft Glam palette), Pat McGrath Labs

Contour, brows and lip: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush: Bare Minerals

Lashes: Ardell

Prom Season has begun….Dahja and Katie

This is one of my favorite times of the year when I can get creative and have some extra fun with makeup. Prom is a time to go with the trends and let a bit loose.

Dahja and Katie are returning clients that I am very thankful for! Dahja wanted to go for a bold lip, winged liner and I painted on a fun detail in metallic liner. Katie wanted to keep things on the more natural side with browns to go with her hot red dress. They are both seniors, best friends and both off to the same college next year. Congratulations beautiful girls! Here are the details on their looks….

Dahja’s look …

Airbrush Foundation: Dinair in Soft Glow Matte

Concealer: Morphe

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

Blush and contour: Bare Minerals

Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Lashes: Ardell

Lips: Bare Minerals

Katie’s Makeup Details….

Airbrush Foundation: Dinair in camouflage and soft glow matte

Concealer: Morphe

Eyes: Urban Decay, Makeup Geek, MAC Cosmetics

Brows: Colour Pop

Contour and lip: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush: Bare Minerals

Riley’s Cotillion Makeup

I was so excited when I got to meet Riley to do her makeup for cotillion pictures. We sat a talked a bit before we got started. (This is something I like to do for all my clients. It helps my clients feel more comfortable, allows me to find out their likes, dislikes, skin type and helps me provide the best service possible.)

I found out that Riley did her homework and stalked my Instagram page, which I ♥️♥️♥️. I think all my clients should do their research. She found several looks that she really liked so I decided to do a combo of them and used my brand new palette from Pat McGrath Labs. (Want to learn more about Pat McGrath Labs, watch a video here. )

Here is her before and after….

Details on her makeup:

Airbrushed foundation: Dinair, Soft Glow matte in Vanilla and Olive Beige

Concealer: IT Cosmetics

Eyes: All Pat McGrath Labs shadows from the MTHRSHP Subliminal Platinum Bronze Palette

Eye Primer: Urban Decay

Lips and brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush and contour: Bare Minerals

Lashes: Ardell

Airbrush Tan: Blush and Glow Studio

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

Winner of Miss Crimson, Baileigh

I have known Baileigh for a while now and she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  Baileigh decided to enter her high school pageant and wanted me to do her makeup.  I was so excited that she asked because I just love working with both her and her mom.

Baileigh wanted her makeup to stand out on stage but to still look somewhat natural.  I decided to do a soft, somewhat smokey eye with a bit of dark contour on the outer part of her eye.  I used grey browns to compliment not only her piercing blue eyes but also her dress.  I then added a bit of Anastasia Beverly Hills shimmer to make her eyes pop.  Dark, smudged liner topped with lashes completed her eyes.  Baileigh has flawless skin so not much airbrushing was needed.  I used Dinair Airbrushed foundation in Soft Glow for a matte look.  Then, filled in her brows, added contour (no shimmer highlight because of the bright lights… didn’t want her to look shiny on stage), pop of blush with a soft lip.  The result….a gorgeous girl that felt confident!

CONGRATULATIONS to Baileigh for winning the Miss Crimson Title (Winner of her Junior and Senior Class)!!!!

Baileigh collage 3

Details on her makeup….

Airbrush Foundation:  Dinair Soft Glow in Vanilla and Olive Beige

Concealer:  IT Bye, Bye Undereye – Combo of light and medium

Eyes:  Makeup Geek – Vanilla Bean, Americano, Cherry Cola, Corrupt and Anastasia Beverly Hills -Metal and Warm Taupe, Ardell Lashes

Contour:  Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Blush:  Bare Minerals in Aphrodisiac and Faux Pax

Lips:  Anastasia Beverly Hills in Kirsten

Baileigh Crown

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

Holiday Inspired Makeup

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?

Dahja’s Senior Portrait Makeup 

This beautiful senior, Dahja, had a makeup session with me and then a personalized photo shoot with the super talented Mary Beth’s Photography.  We had so much fun together in my studio creating this look.  Dahja is a natural beauty who normally doesn’t wear much makeup but wanted something special for her shoot.  So, I did a contoured eye with shimmer, thin black, slightly winged liner and topped with false lashes to bring out her eyes on camera!  I kept her skin flawless with a light airbrushing of foundation, some brighter blush and soft lip.  Details on her look below….

Makeup Details:

Airbrushed foundation:  Glamour Foundation by Dinair 

Concealer, contour and blush: Bare Minerals

Eyes:  Urban Decay-Smokey Palette, Makeup Geek Cosmetics, Ardell lashes, MAC Cosmetics, Tarte Cosmetics liner

Brows and lip: Anastasia Beverly Hills

All photos by Mary Beth’s Photography

Makeup for Lectoria

This beauty came to me to have her makeup professionally done for the first time for a special occasion …. husband was being honored with an award at his work!  Lectoria was wearing a black dress with gold accents so we decided to go with a smokey eye topped with a bit of gold shimmer and bright lip to make her extra glam for the evening!  I also added a set of lashes to give an even more dramatic effect.  Details on look below.


Details:

Airbrush Foundation: Dinair Camouflage foundation

Eyes:  Urban Decay – Smokey Palette, Mac Cosmetics, Pat McGrath Labs

Blush:  Bare Minerals

Concealer: Bare Minerals

Lip:  NARS

Brows: Colour Pop

Lashes: Ardell 

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Sweet Sixteen with Morgan

Morgan needed her makeup done for her special sweet sixteen photo shoot.  So, we got to have some fun with this look!  I went slightly smokey on her eyes with lashes, topped with glitter and finished with soft contour, blush and a pink lip!  

Details on look…

Airbrushed foundation – Dinair

Contour and Lip – Anastasia Beverly Hills

Blush – Makeup Geek

Eyes – MAC Cosmetics, MAC liner, Urban Decay glitter, Makeup Geek and Ardell Lashes

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