Soft eyes and bold lips

berry_red_lip_webI love this look so much! Soft eyes and luscious lovely lips.

Complexion: Lancome Teint Miracle foundation, Laura Mercier concealer #2, Shading cream contour, Bobbi Brown bronzer in Elvis Duran, Tarte Cheek Stain in Flush

Eyes: Urban Decay shadow base , MAC eyeshadow in Wedge and Vanilla, Stila liquid eyeliner, Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes mascara , Tarte nude eyeliner, Lashes Siren from House of Lashes and Ardell mini’s.

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Venom , Lancome lipstick Rouge in Love #181, Bobbi Brown Crystal gloss

Hair: I worked a nickle size amount of Kerastase Nectar Thermique through all of her hair (I got this as a gift from a client and I love it.) Then I curled her hair with my GHD straightener spraying each section with Oribe Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray.  *I know some of these products are kind of pricey so for less expensive options try Biosilk and Beyond the Zone Thermal Protect Spray.

She’s beautiful in the before ↓ and in the after! Just more colorful 😀before_after_red_webXoxo



2017-07-14T15:43:33+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Hair, Lashes, Makeup, Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

How to do a Retro Bob

And What about Bob?! A retro bob! (I had to throw that in here somewhere 😉 I love that movie!) The Retro Bob. It’s timeless AND a spectacular way to test the waters if you’re contemplating cutting your hair. It’s also an excellent option if your hair seems to lose curl easily or if you can’t decide between a down style or an up-do. It’s kind of both!retro_bobSo I did this little step by step for you…in like, January 😯 But at least I can tell you that this curling iron has held up nicely! I still use it all the time and I got mine from Amazon. What in the world did I do before I don’t get everything from there, but a lot of things cause it’s just so convenient.

Now, How to do a Retro Bob:how_to_do_a_retro_bobI used Meta Grip bobby pins , and this hair pik (it’s only .99 cents and I use it all the time) and then I set the style with a favorite of mine Kenra 25 hairspray 

Then TA-DA! You have a bob ↓

Retro_HairThank you for the photos Jess!


2017-07-14T15:43:34+00:00 September 17th, 2014|Hair, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Makeup on Kids

I know, makeup on kids seems ridiculous since they are pretty much perfect naturally. That’s why when my client Emma showed up to have hair and makeup done for her 13 year old photos I looked at her and thought “She doesn’t need any makeup, she looks perfect.” This is about what she looked like when I was looking at her in person ↓ OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Because I knew her photos were being taken with a digital camera (meaning not shot with film you develop) I knew that details the human eye wouldn’t notice might stand out and possibly some of the good details I was noticing wouldn’t really show up very much. So I thought I’d take a before and after photo just to see if I was right. She is still so so pretty, but in the before photo she just didn’t have quite as much liveliness and color as she had when I was looking at her in person.  Here is her before photo ↓OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Makeup on kids can be easy and here are a couple of things that you can do in about 5 minutes that will make a big difference on your littles in their photos:

♥Add blush. Something that would be close the color they’d actually be if they were blushing, typically a pinky tone.

♥Add mascara. If they’re really young or have a fair complexion use brown instead of black. For tips on putting mascara on someone else, watch this video

♥Asses the eyebrows. Often, they don’t even need to be touched. But if they’re really light or need to look a little bit more dense, you can add a tiny bit of color to them to bring them out. And I do mean a tiny bit. You don’t want to make your youngin look like Bert from Sesame Street 😕 (a ‘How to’ brow video is coming soon!)

Here’s a photo side by side ↓ Remember you only need a little bit of makeup.

makeup_for_kidsFor those of you who’d like to know what I used on gorgeous Emma to get her ready, here’s a list. *Keep in mind, I’m a professional makeup artist so use more expensive products, which is not exactly necessary if you’re just using them every once in a while for your little one. If you want to have some good stuff to use on yourself AND your little, then I’d say it’s worth the investment. Products Used:

Complexion: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Bisque,
Lancome Effacernes concealer in Light Bisque,
Benefit Posietint stain on cheeks and lips
Lancome Brow Groomer in Brunet
Loreal Voluminous Mascara
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
1/2 inch Gold ‘n Hot curling iron (I wrapped her hair around the iron mimicking her natural curl pattern in areas where her hair was straighter)
And here is one of the photos taken by the pro, Angie Monson of Simplicity Photography ↓simplicityphotography


2017-07-14T15:43:37+00:00 August 15th, 2014|Hair, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs, Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bohemian Bridals

I am in love with these photos and I’m in love with her freckles and I’m in love with the 1950’s lace wedding dress she’s wearing.  These bohemian bridal photos are some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen! Ecstatic that I got to do Morgan’s makeup and hair for them.


Bohemian-Bridal-18Bohemian-Bridal-52Bohemian-Bridal-65Towards the end of the shoot we took Morgan’s hair down and put on a bolder lip color, just for fun


I know, these photos by Keala Jarvis are killer.

The dress is from Maeberry Vintage 

The flowers by Debbie Achter


2017-07-14T15:43:37+00:00 August 9th, 2014|Hair, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs, Uncategorized|0 Comments