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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Red Lips for your Wedding Day? YES!

One of my favorite wedding day looks includes red lips.  It is just so timeless and classic if done right.  Make sure your eyes are toned down my using lighter neutral colors.  Add a bit of bold by winging out your black eyeliner and adding thinker false eyelashes.  Marilyn Monroe did the red lip look so perfect.  So use her as your inspiration.  Some woman will pair up the look with vintage hair styling.  But as you can see here a soft long romantic look works well too. 

Red comes in so many shades.  For a wedding look go for a subdued red unless you are ultra daring and can pull off a bright red.  Typically warmer toned skin looks better in orange based reds and lighter or cooler tones look best with a blue toned red.  I have blue eyes and medium toned skin.  So my best red is a raspberry or blue toned shade of red.  Red is also very pigmented and typically in the matte range.  That means it can dry out your lips and wear off in some areas more quickly then others and it can be noticeable.  Use a lipgloss for extra moisture and be sure to take the tube of lipstick with you in your bag for touch ups later. 

To avoid getting red lipstick on your teeth a trick from movie stars is to rub a thin layer of Vaseline along your teeth.  The key here is a THIN layer!  You do not want to have goopy teeth.  If you mess up when applying to your lips, simply use some concealer on a concealing brush to erase your mistakes and get a perfect line.  Finish off with a bit of lipgloss just in the center of your lips.  And Va Va voom you have gorgeous red lips!

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Photographer: Jon with Dae Photography
Hair: Sammie Fae (self)
Makeup Artist: Michelle Kinkaid - www.michellekinkaidmakeup.com
Location: Palladio Mall, Folsom CA
Model: Sammie Fae

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Monday, December 26, 2011

I'm PUBLISHED!! Bay Fashion Magazine Swim Suit Edition- Their Largest EVER!

Again, better late then never....

So I realize this was published July 2011, but I never posted it here so I have to show off!  I am very proud to announce that I did the makeup on 3 beautiful Bay Area models for the largest ever Bay Fashion Magazine Swimsuit edition!  And all 3 got published!  It was a really long day.  I had to drive to the East Bay at 5am to make a call time of 8am.  It ran so late I didn't get to go on location because I had to make the drive back home too.  But the experience was amazing.  I really really hope I'll get to do it again with them.  This magazine is very fashion forward and they push themselves with every issue to get better and more artistic.  I love that!  Check out the tearsheets here:  (The model on the far bottom right is not my work).

Magazine: BayFashion Magazine July 2011 Swimsuit Edition

Location: Fremont Ca, and Half Moon Bay Ca

1st Model: Yula Mango
Photographer: Shanka
Hairstylists: Erik Foldhazi and Julie Parks
Instant Tan: Jessica Donnelly
Makeup Artist:  Michelle Kinkaid - www.michellekinkaidmakeup.com

2nd Model: Monica Moody
Photographer: Shanka (Photo on the Left) and Matt Vega (right photo).
Hairstylists: Erik Foldhazi and Julie Parks
Instant Tan: Jessica Donnelly
Makeup Artist:  Michelle Kinkaid - www.michellekinkaidmakeup.com

3rd Model: Tatiana Robert
Photographer: Shanka
Hairstylists: Erik Foldhazi and Julie Parks
Makeup Artist:  Michelle Kinkaid - www.michellekinkaidmakeup.com

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kennie's Doll Swim Suit 2011 Photoshoot

Bettter late then never....

I did the Swim Edition of Kennie's Doll Summer line 2011.  I've done makeup before for the Spring 2011 line and it was an honor to be asked back!  Joycelyn the designer and gorgeous model, is super talented and makes the most beautiful clothes!  I can't wait to see what she has in store for the future!

The themes for the shoots were Rock and Roll/Edgy, Vintage Pin Up, and Sports Illustrated.  Can you guess which is which?

Photographer: Bycane Shoots
Hair: Stacey Barton of Look Sharp Salon
Models (From top left to bottom right) - Darian Chanelle Vengance,  Joycelyn Brown, Tatyana Fomina, Kimberly Creviston,

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fun Holiday Sexy Santa Look- How to get it!

Good morning everyone!  Here is my Santa Pub Crawl look from last weekend.  If you have this event in your town, you need to go!  It was so fun seeing everyone dressed up in all kinds of Santa's cruising all the Pub's in Old Folsom.  We saw a million Sexy Mrs. Claus's, Pimp Santa's, Hef Santa's, Classic Santa's, Elf's, Reindeer, Snow Princesses and so much more.  Nearly everyone out was dressed up in something festive.  I went with a sexier version of Mrs. Claus, but not too scandalous.  Although I would not have been alone if I decided to go that route!    Sorry the pics aren't so great it was taken on my Iphone.  And it's the new one, geez.  Here's how I got my look:

Eyes: All over the lid and brow bone, All that Glitters by MAC Cosmetics
         Crease, Mulch by MAC Cosmetics..
         Lashes, Essential Flirty Lashes by E.L.F Cosmetics.
         Liner, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrak, winged out.
         Lower Lash Liner, NYX Candy Glitter Liner in Jade Green.
Cheeks: Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color in Strawberry Cream.
Lips: Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Red.
        Mary Kay Lipgloss in Stary Night.
Face: Mary Kay Time Wise Matte Foundation in Beige 7.  (I wanted a matte look to balance out all the sparkle I had on my eyes and the intensity on my lips.  Also a matte foundation will hold up best with dancing all night long!
         E.L.F. HD Translucent Powder.

Curled in a 1" Curling iron all over with Sebatian setting spray.  I also used two rows of human hair clip in extentions to add fullness.  I curled them in a 1" curl too.  I finished with Bed Head Hard Head spray to last all night. 

And that's it!  It was a very fast and simple look.  You just have to know what colors will work together. 

Here's a pic of all the fun friends we went out with.  Isn't it awesome seeing all of those Santa's together!?  What a fun night!

Here's to you and a joyous Holiday Season!  I wish that in the New Year it brings a new perspective and many many blessings!  XOXO, Michelle

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Happy Holidays to You!

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Happy Holidays to You!  I truely hope that you are filled with many blessings during this joyful season and carried through the new year.  And, yes that is my family Christmas Card:)  XOXO,  Michelle

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

FYI- New Rates for 2012

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to give you a heads up that my rates will be changing as of January 1st 2012.  If you have already booked me for 2012 with a deposit to hold your date then your rates will be grandfathered over.  So no worries there.  If you haven't booked your wedding for 2012 and you are not sure yet.  Please do so soon!  The spring/summer/fall and holiday weekends book so fast.  I am already getting booked for next fall.  If you book me with a signed contract and deposit cleared by December 31st, 2012 I will grandfather the rates in for you too.  Here is the new fee schedule:

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Shopping for the Girl Who Loves All Things Beauty Part 4: Gift Certificates

Sometimes buying makeup and beauty items for someone else can be a very personal thing.  What one person likes the other not so much.  So if you are getting a gift for the girl who has everything or is so hard to shop for, Gift Certificates are a great option.  Here are some of my favorite ideas for Gift certificates:

Massage:  In this stressful world these days everyone could use a massage to work out those kinks.  One massage could be up to $85.  But why not get a package of massages and save a bit of money in the long run?  Not to mention, knowing that she has more to fall back on when the going gets tough is good to have!  If you're local, my go to massage therapist is Melissa Beasley.  She's amazing!  You can contact her at 530-409-7579.

Waxing: This one is a bit more practical since it's not exactly relaxing.  But in this economy it's rough and a girl still needs to get that bikini done and those eyebrows groomed.  This is also good as a single service or a package deal.  See if you can do some snooping around to find out who she goes to currently.  If not, try out European Wax Centers at www.waxcenter.com.  They are everywhere and have really good prices.

Spa Services:  Choose one service or go all out with a full on day package.  Get her a pedi/mani, facial, massage, hair and makeup, and a body treatment.  Or you can pick just a few.  No matter what she will be thrilled with this one!

CND Shellac Nails or Minx:  These are new trends to hit the nail scene.  She'll be surprised you ever thought of this.  Check out www.cnd.com and www.minxnails.com for Salons that offer this service. 

Night on the Town:  Get creative with your Gift Certificate.  Make it a big event by putting all the elements together for a spectacular night out with her man or the girl's.  Include makeup and hairstyling, a gift card to her favorite store for a new outfit, and a card telling her where she is going.  She will look and feel fabulous for a much needed night out to let loose and have some fun.

Mall Shopping Sprees:  Everyone envisions winning that shopping spree that was being promoted on the radio.  You imagine yourself running crazy through the stores, grabbing what you can.  What would you get?  Well you can recreate that experience by getting a Gift Certificate to your local mall!  Go to the Mall's Customer Service or Concierge counter.  Set your dollar amount and her card is good at any store in the mall.  Just for fun, set her a time limit!

Gift Cards: Don't want to get a mall gift card?  Go to her favorite stores and get a gift card.  What's even more fun is to get one where she normally doesn't shop but would love to.  Like Coach, Burberry or Tiffany's.  They will wrap it up for you in a cute box.  And she will be so happy to indulge in something she normally wouldn't do.

Hair Services:  Go to her stylist and get her a cut and color, or a deep conditioning.  Some new fun services hair stylists are offering are colored extensions, feathers and bling in your hair.  Or get her a lesson on how to best style her own hair.  All are really fun!

Makeup Artistry Lessons:  Ok, so I know I am a bit biased with this one being a Makeup Artist.  But it is truly a fun experience to have your makeup done.  Or have someone show you how to do your makeup.  Workshops for her and her friends are a great girl's night out option.  No matter what it's a great idea and she will be thankful for it!  Here's my shameless plug:  Check out this blog post for Makeup Artist Gift Certificate ideas:)

Well I hope that helps!  It's the end of my gift giving series.  But do stay tuned for my next blog post for the Makeup Artist's Ultimate Wish List.    Happy gift giving to you!!

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Shopping for the Girl Who Loves All Things Beauty Part 3: Impact Gifts - For when you want to splurge!

So you have your stocking stuffers done and some smaller gifts.  But you want to give her something that will make her freak out.  Now remember, this is for the beautyaholic.  So here are some "impact" gifts that are meant to be splurges.  Basically this is what I would want for Christmas!  He he, I know she will love any of these things!

Dinar Airbrush System.  For personal Airbrush systems this is a really good one.  You can get it in a variety of colors from hot pink to cheetah print.  It comes with an instructional DVD and several foundation colors so you will be sure to get her right shade.  http://www.airbrushmakeup.com/ $160-$260

Makeup Library.  Stock her up on all the how to books you can get your hands on.  It is so fun to learn new techniques and try new things.  Here are some of my favorites which are great for the beginner and beyond, all found at http://www.amazon.com/:  $10-$35 each.
Face Forward by Kevin Aucion
Making Faces by Kevin Aucion
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manuel by Bobbi Brown
Makeup your Mind, Express Yourself by Francios Nars
Makeup Makeovers: Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations by Robert Jones
The 5 Minute Face: The Quick and Easy Makeup Guide for Every Woman by Carmindy

Hair Styling Tools. One of my favorite brands is Hot Tools and they can be found with a big selection at http://www.ulta.com/ or in stores.  Try getting a variety of tools to create different looks.  Get curling irons in a 1", 1 1/4" and 1 1/2".  Get a 1" flat iron and some other tools for making waves and spirals.  She will have so much fun trying all kinds of looks! $30-$100 each  

Eyeshadow Central!   At http://www.bhcosmetics.com/ they have some really fun affordable eyeshadow palettes that range from 88 colors to 120 colors.  Why not buy her the whole series and really let her explore a world of color!  $16-$34 each. 

Brush Kit.  Great brushes are essential to do great makeup.  Sigma Beauty has quality brushes at an affordable price.  Their Premium Professional kit gives you everything you need and more along with a roll to keep everything together.  Get it for only $149 http://www.sigmabeauty.com/

Train Case. These cases are a stylish way to organize your makeup and it's easy to pick up and go for travel.  The durable aluminum and reinforced steel edges keep it lasting for a long time through lots of wear and tear.  You can even fill this up with lots of fun product.  Offered in a bunch of finishes and styles you can find this one at http://www.yazmo.com/ for $79.95

The Cube. The Cube is an acrylic makeup organizer that was featured on an episode of the Kardashians.  Just a quick glimpse of it in the back during a scene and it went viral.  It looks so pretty on your counter and it is made of very durable and quality parts.  But it is expensive.  $300-$350 at http://www.theclearcube.com/.

MAC Cosmetics Haul.  Noting is more fun then a great big haul of MAC Cosmetics!  Go in and visit a Pro store of one of the stand alone stores in the malls.  Ask a rep to help you assemble a palette.  Get one with eyeshadows and one for blushes.  Then have her pick out some lipsticks to go with what you just got out.  So much fun.  http://www.maccosmetics.com/

Make Up Forever Wild & Chic Collector Case.  This case is filled with MUFE's hottest products for every look you can come up with.  All packaged up in a sleek train case for easy storage.  You get everything from primers, eyeshadows, eye lashes, lips and more!  Truly the makeup lovers favorite thing to get!  $330 at http://www.sephora.com/.

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