I have had these sequins since I purchased products from one of my most favorite makeup brands, Pat McGrath Labs. All of her products come packaged in hoards of sequins (Watch the unboxing here!) and I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with them ever since! This lead me to my version of a sugar skull and painstakingly glueing on each sequin individually on with eyelash glue. Details on look below.
Sugar skull makeup….
Airbrush foundation: Dinair in white extreme and glamour, topped with Ben Nye powder
Eyes: Pat McGrath liner, eyeshadow and sequins, Urban Decay, Tarte glitter glue, Nyx glitter, Kevyn Aucoin eye gloss
Lashes: Red Cherry
Roses: Airbrushed using Dinair in cranberry and Marth Stewart stencils
Taylor has been coming to me to get her makeup done for several years now. Not only is she beautiful and super sweet but she loves makeup and lets me always try new looks on her. For her pageant makeup this year, I did airbrush foundation, with contour and a pop of color for her blush. For her eyes, I went with some pinks ranging from mid tones to dark, into burgundy with some smudged liner. Then, I added some Urban Decay glitter in the color, distortion, to add some sparkle for the stage. I topped her look off with her favorite flirty false lashes. Taylor has won for the last three years in a row….Miss Freshman (FCHS), Miss Sophomore (NAHS) and now Miss Junior (NAHS)!!! Congratulations, beautiful girl!!
Details on look…
Airbrushed foundation: Dinair in Soft Glow
Eyes: Urban Decay, Makeup Geek Cosmetics, MAC Cosmetics
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….
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
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.
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
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
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…
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!
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! 😱
So, now I’m curious? Do you have a tribe of women that you count on? If so, I want to hear about it!
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.
Airbrush Foundation: Dinair Camouflage foundation
Eyes: Urban Decay – Smokey Palette, Mac Cosmetics, Pat McGrath Labs
I love when I get to see this beautiful girl! Last weekend, I got to do her makeup for her senior pictures. Normally, Madison likes her makeup natural but we stepped it up just a bit for her photos.
Did you know when someone is taking your photo, your makeup can look slightly different? That’s why you need to add some extra color on cheeks and especially on your lips. Also, always fill in your brows because they will also get lighter in photographs.
Details on look…
Airbrushed foundation – Dinair, Glamour foundation
Contour and Lip – Anastasia Beverly Hills
Blush – Bare Minerals
Eyes – MAC Cosmetics, MAC liner, Makeup Geek and Bare Minerals
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!