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

Makeup for Brooke Graham from KUTV

This lovely lady is getting married and I was lucky enough to get to do a bridal makeup run through on her. She is just sweet as can be! BeforeandAfterBrookeThe products I used on Brooke below ↓

(Also, she and her sister have darling little blog and you kind find it here)

Products I Used

Complexion: Lancome Moisturizer, Temptu airbrush foundation, Laura Mercier concealer, Temptu airbrush bronzer, and Tarte blush.

Eyes: Urban Decay primer, MAC eyeshadows in Vanilla, Saddle and Bronze. Chanel liquid eyeliner on top, and Anastasia Pro Pencil on lower inner eye rim and under eyebrow to highlight. Lancome mascara  and Ardell lashes on bottom for volume.  Anastasia Dipbrow and Anastasia’s Pen for brows.  Black Diamond sealer for lash extensions.

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Naked2, MAC lipstick in Myth, and Bobbi Brown gloss.

I am so excited for her big day! She is going to be such a gorgeous bride!Brooke_Graham_

Photo by JessaKae


2017-07-14T15:43:37+00:00 August 4th, 2014|Favorite Products, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|0 Comments

Prioritize Your Makeup Routine

If you don’t have time for your liquid foundation, Dual Finish is wonderful and quick. If you apply a moisturizer or a foundation primer underneath it will last longer because it gives it something to hold on to. This primer is great because it’s a corrective serum and primer in one.

For natural coverage apply with this Lancome brush and for more coverage apply with this Sigma brush

This was one of the products I discussed on my segment on Studio 5. You can watch it herefast_makeup



*On this lovely gal I layered Dual Finish Powder over a liquid foundation to lock in her full coverage look and make it last.

2017-07-14T15:43:42+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs, Tips & Tricks|3 Comments

Jazz Girls

Sometimes I do makeup on the Jazz girls. And then they always win the game. Maybe.
Sometimes I do makeup on the Jazz girls. And then they always win the game. Maybe.Sometimes I do makeup on the Jazz girls. And then they always win the game. Maybe.

2017-07-14T15:43:42+00:00 January 16th, 2014|About, Makeup, Recent Makeup Jobs|0 Comments