Kjerstin Makeup

beforeandafter_Doing makeup on someone with colorful hair like this made me have to think a little bit (heaven forbid right!? :P ) Like hmmm, do I need to do brighter makeup so her hair doesn’t take all the attention away from her pretty features? Or do I do lighter makeup so things aren’t competing? After a couple of adjustments and finding out the location of the photo shoot, I decided that a gunmetal-neutral toned smokey eye and slight pop of color on the lips would be a good balance.
free_people_makeupkjerstin_makeupfree_peopleHere’s what I used: (P.S. ARE THESE LISTS USEFUL? COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW! Yes, No, Kinda Sorta?)

COMPLEXION:Temptu s/b Foundation in 004 (this can be applied with a sponge or a foundation brush also! And that’s a great price on Amazon for both the beauty blender and It Cosmetics brush.)Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #3, High Beam to illuminate, MAC Blush in Well Dressed,Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Elvis Duran.

EYES:Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer,MAC Eyeshadows Kid on the crease, Carbon on the outer corners. Stila Vintage Black Gold on lid applied lightly, Stila Liquid Eyeliner,  Hypnose Mascara, Ardell Wispies strip lashesAnastasia Dipbrow in Blonde for brows.

LIPS: Lancome lipstick in Fleur De Lis, Urban Decay liner in Native, Buxom gloss in White Russian.

HAIR: T3 curling iron, Kenra Hairspray used at the root of hair after backcombing, Beach Head used all over for beachy texture.

These pretty pics were taken by Jaci Marie of beautiful Kjerstin.

O Holy Night, Kenzie Nimmo

It was incredible working on set when this video was being made. Kenzie, Harris and John are the absolute nicest, most talented, down to earth people and it was so amazing to see the magic when they came together. They really did this whole video in one take, it’s incredible! Before they started filming Kenzie just asked that while they’re singing this, to be thinking about the actual message they are singing about, and the emotion totally comes through in the video. Oh and please watch til the end!

video by Wride Photography. 

As mentioned in the video, all the proceeds from the Itunes sales will be going to help a family in need this Christmas. So happy to be a part of it.kenzie_nimmo_hair_makeup

Also, a tutorial on how I did Kenzie’s hair is coming soon! But for those of you who would like to know what I used for her makeup, here it is:

Complexion: Temptu s/b Foundation in #2 and #5, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2, Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride, High Beam to illuminate, theBalm Bronzer, MUFE powder on t-zone.

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, MAC Eyeshadows in Vanilla,Wedge and Carbon,  Stila Liquid Eyeliner, L’Oreal mascara, Flare Lashes Combo Ardell in short and medium and House of Lashes Adhesive.

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Venom, MAC Ruby Woo, Bobbi Brown Crystal

To check out Kenzie’s other video’s here is her channel. She’s adorable, you’ll fall in love with her. Also the lovely decor was done by sweet Amber Reverie.

OHolyNightI hope you guys are enjoying the holiday season!

Simply Sadie Holiday Step by Step

Working with Sadie is always a joy. You may remember her from a previous post when I did a more natural look on her, so it was fun to vamp it up a bit for her holiday shoot!sadie_before_after Keala Jarvis was a sweetheart and took some progressive photos for me because I think it’s helpful to see the how the makeup looks at different points of the process. sadie_holiday So I started with basic complexion, did her eyeshadows and added a pop of gold, then finished the look with brows, blush, lips, and lashes. Here’s what used:

Complexion: Temptu s/b foundation in 005Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #3, Makeup Designory shadow foundation to contour, Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy, Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Elvis Duran.

Eyes: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette, add a touch of Urban Decay Bondage on the lid and then immediately add glitter over the top. Urban Decay All Nighter on lower inner rim, Lancome Artliner in Noir on top, Lancome Hypnose mascara, Ardell Wispies lashes. Her brows are Lancome’s powder pencil in Sable applied with a damp angled brush. 

Lips: Urban Decay lipliner in 69, Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate, and some gloss. 

Make sure to comment if you have any questions at all! I would love to help. vivianmakeupartist