Monday, June 28, 2010

Sister, sister

Hi Dolls,
I was going to post the makeup that I did for the Mother of the Bride and her sisters but I think those pictures were somehow deleted. I'm so sad about that. =(
So today I am going to post pictures were I did makeup for 2 sisters. Both of the girls look so much alike, they could pass for twins!

Products used all MAC unless otherwise stated:
Embark for brows
Painterly Pain Pot as base
Vanilla as a highlight
Hepcat in the crease
Sketch in the outer corner and lower lash line
Girlie on the lid
Ardell false lashes in #105
MAC NC30 Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Dainty Dollymix Blush
Makeup set with Fix Plus
Whirl Lip Pencil
Syrup Lipstick

I really like how the mixture of Hepcat, Girlie, and Sketch came out together. They all blended smoothly. I love using Sketch for the outer corner and lower lash line. Sketch is definitely a staple color. It goes great with pinks, purples, browns, blacks and just about every color you can name hehe!

Embark for brows
Painterly Paint Pot as base
Ricepaper as a highlight
Texture in the crease
Honey Lust on the lid
Graphology on outer corner and lower lash line
Ardell False Lashes #105
MAC NC 30 Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Warm Soul Mineralized Blush
Gingerly Lip Pencil
Instant Gold Lipglass

I think Texture definitely was the key color in this look. Texture is also another staple. You can place Texture in your crease, and also place between your crease and brow bone highlight to make your colors transition smoothly. Both of the girls were very happy with their looks and I think they came out so pretty!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bridal Makeup

Hi Dolls! Today's post will be on Bridal Makeup. Here is a look that I created for a bride a while back. She wanted a very natural look and a pretty pink lip. We discussed the look she wanted and we went with browns and a slight shimmer to open up her eyes.

The products used all MAC unless otherwise stated:
Embark to fill in brows
Painterly Paint Pot to prime eye lids
Vanilla as a highlight and on the lid
Cork and Brun in the crease
Nylon inner corners
Teddy Eye Kohl
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Black
Avon liquid foundation
Pink Swoon blush
Whirl lip pencil
Viva Glam Special edition lipglass

It was an honor to do the Bride's makeup on her big day and she looked stunning. Stay tuned to see the looks that I created for The Mother of The Bride and her sisters!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Hair Tip

Hi Dolls!
Today's post will be on how to minimize split ends. With summer in session, my ends usually are split and bone dry and I usually wear my hair in a bun or curled to disguise my split ends. My last haircut was in April and I told my hair stylist that I really needed something to help my ends because they get so dry in the summer. She suggested using olive oil or a hair serum and apply it to my ends when my hair was went. I started using what I already had which is Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Serum. I focus it on the ends of my hair and massage it and then proceed with spraying Tresemme's Heat Taming Spray. I did a posting about both products titled "Old Faithfuls" and they have done right by me since day 1 lol!

Since I've been using the serum on my ends when wet, I definitely notice a difference with my ends. They don't look bad at all! If you really want to kick things up a notch, you can apply the serum in the morning and before bed at night. I like to alternate that method about every other day and I'm happy with the results. I hope you all find this helpful. Since summer is here and you want to protect your tresses, please don't forget to wear Sun Block as well!

I did mention that Paul Mitchell is carried at JC Penny's salons but the salons I've been to here in Arizona do carry the line. Please call and check prior to making a trip to JC Penny's to pick up anything from Paul Mitchell. You can also check at Ulta which is where I picked up the serum from. I hope everyone is enjoying summer!

Here is a video I did :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Old Hollywood Glamour

Hi! Today will be a quick post will on an Old Hollywood Glamour inspired look. Don't you love the classic red lip? I do! Christina Aguliera and Gwen Stefani really know how to rock The Red Lips and they remind me of classic Hollywood stars a la Marilyn Monroe.

Here's what I used (all MAC unless otherwise stated)
Painterly Paintpot
Vanilla eyeshadow as a highlight
Cork and Wedge eye shadows in the crease
Vanilla eyeshadow on the lid
Blacktrack fluidline
Ardell #109 false lashes
Pink Swoon blush
Brick lip pencil
Russian Red lipstick
Clear gloss

I hope you enjoy this look! Stay tuned!!! <3

FTC Disclosure* Products mentioned were purchased by me.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The transformation of Makeup

Hi Dolls,
I want to share another picture of my client Sylvia. If you scroll down to the previous blog entry, you will see that Sylvia is in the picture. She looks completely different, right? I love what makeup can do! You can completely transform someone into looking and feeling totally different! A different texture, color and placement of the makeup application can make you do a double take. A new approach can work wonders.

Sylvia was going to a birthday party and allowed me to suprise her with whatever look I wanted. I decided on a subtle smokey eye with falsies and natural looking lips. This time, the application techniques I used were different compared to the first picture of Sylvia. I decided to use a different type of foundation, contoured her face, used different false lashes and kept her lips as natural as possible.

Here's what I used:
Embark eyeshadow for brows
Nylon on the lid
Copperplate and Carbon in the crease applied with a MAC #224 working passed her eyes
Vanilla as the highlight
Ardell lashes #105
Blacktrack Fluidline
A Marykay cream foundation in #400 buffed with a #109 and stippled with a #187
Blunt blush for a contour
Azalea blush
Bobbi Brown Peach concealer
Vaseline and Gingeroot lip pencil

I think Sylvia looks different in the picture because I worked the eye shadows passed her eyes all the way to her outer crease and buffed and stippled her foundation leaving a different glow look to her skin. In the end, Sylvia was very happy with her look and had a great time at the party. The transformation of makeup is incredible and it's all about being creative and taking chances! Til next time, Dolls!