Class for Marae

I was stoked when Marae, this super stunning model, booked one of my makeup classes (if anyone is interested in any of the classes I offer, email :-) )

There are so many variables when it comes to makeup. Especially something like someone’s complexion, so I love when I can make really specific recommendations.  She really wanted to learn how to look fresh and pretty but as fast as possible, so for her first look, she learned how to do this fast, everyday makeup look.  marae_webWe used:

Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted MoisturizerLaura Mercier Secret Concealer, Walnut Contour by Maskcara, Pink Grapefruit Blush by Maskcara, this Smashbox palette for eyes and brows, Hypnose Mascara,  NYX Butter gloss in Maple Blondie

So I am kind of always in a constant state of looking for the best of the best, when it comes to anything, but mostly, makeup. While I was browsing Nordstrom’s online cosmetics I happened upon this photo.

And I realized “Hey! I know her!”


I did this model’s makeup on a job I had a few months ago.

Isn’t she gorgeous!? (*I didn’t do the makeup in that photo, just have done her makeup. :-) Just to clarify) These Charlotte Tilbury makeup looks are so pretty! I’ll definitely be re-creating some of them soon!

Who’s seen the new Cinderella movie? I loved how natural and pretty Cinderella’s makeup was. And she had so many cute hairstyles! cinderella_hairShe amped it up a bit here for the movie premier but I think she looks gorgeous!
lilyjames_cinderellaDefinitely a chic Cinderella!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!


I kept thinking that Lola looked familiar, then I realized, it’s just that she looks like the kind of girl all the heart-throb songs are written about.

editorial_makeup_webOh and her lip color is Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Lip Stain in Hollywood and Urban Decay lip liner in Bang.editorial_makeup_photoshoot_webeditorial_vivianmakeupartistFor her hair I used Oribe Beach Spray.
textured_hair_weblola_beachhair_weblola_straightonI know she’s totally gorgeous.

Jaci Marie took these freaking amazing photos.

I hope everyone is having a good Monday! I think i’m going to go enjoy some of this gorgeous weather.


the one with all the lip stuff

So I don’t know if you can tell by my post title but… I was sick, and I took full advantage of the fact that Friends is now on Netflix. I am now grounded from watching any more episodes for a while though, because I’ve got to start getting some stuff done! If only I knew how to do things in moderation……hmmm

I don’t know about you but I swear I have the driest lips! Pretty much since I moved to Salt Lake I’ve had dry lips and dry cuticles. I have found a favorite solution and it’s the lip mask from Bite.  And currently they have a little set! For only $15 you get the lip exfoliator AND a mini lip mask (aka durable lip balm.) bite_lipI bought 2 sets, one for me and one for my kit. They were sold out when I went to purchase it so I selected the “email me when it’s back in stock” and the next morning Sephora emailed me, yay!

Speaking of lips, I thought I’d share some of my favorite lip colors with you guys as well!lips

#1 Urban Decay lip liner in Native applied all over the lips with Dior Gloss 257 Venus over the top.

#2 Urban Decay lip liner in Manic applied over 3/4 of the lips with a sheer application of MAC Lipstick in Myth topped with Bobbi Brown Crystal lipgloss.

#3 Urban Decay lip liner in Turn On with YSL Lipstick in Lingerie Pink 007 with Chanel gloss in Brilliance.

#4 I used the same products as I did in #2 just after you apply the gloss you’ll blot, then apply a bit more lipstick.

I tend to keep higher end products in my kit so that’s what I mostly end up using but on a recent wal mart excursion I picked up THE prettiest baby pink/nude-ish lipstick made by Flower Beauty and the color was Morning Glory LS11. I’ll get some photos of it soon!

Lip photos by Emily Brown Photography of Jenna Jarvis.

How about a nice lip-related quote for the day? Here’s a long time fave of mine: