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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kennie's Doll Spring 2011 Photoshoot

I just got in the mail the CD containing all the amazing photos from the Kennie's Doll Spring 2011 Photo shoot.  We shot in Galt, CA and I have to say out of the 240 images I received, I couldn't narrow it down to just a few.  It was so hard!  They were all amazing!  Here are my favorite shots of each of the girl's and a fun one of me putting on makeup. 

I met Joycelynn Brown through an industry website and we hit it right off.  She designed, sewed, and constructed each one of these gorgeous pieces of clothing.  She started as a model and following the footsteps of her late Grandmother, she began to design.  I have to say though, she should definitely keep getting in front of the camera because she is so beautiful!  She wanted the girl's to look fresh faced and natural so that the clothes would stand out. 

The photographers were so professional, fun and did an amazing job.  And the models were so sweet, professional, on time, and sooo pretty!  I see a bright future ahead for everyone!

Models:  Amina Jones, Bailey Walker, Katia Luxe, and Amayla Greer. 
Designer: Joycelynn Brown of Kennie's Doll
Photographers: http://www.bycane.com/, http://www.donnabeckphotography.com/, and http://www.candidsbycoree.com/ 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

1st Ever Weekly Challenge!! Coral and Turquoise

The 1st Weekly Challenge is here!  This challenge will run from Monday May 16th till Friday May 20th at midnight PST.  Here are some pictures to inspire by.  Go to the forum on this blog to read the rules, submit your entry and comment!  3 finalists will be chosen this upcoming weekend and posted to www.facebook.com/mkmakeupartist for you to vote on the best look!  One lucky winner will get the Mary Kay Satin Lips Set!! 

See the video below for a quick look at this week's weekly challenge and how some of the future ones may be.  This is supposed to be a fun project, to inspire you to try something new and learn from others.  Please keep all negative comments to yourself.  This is a supportive group!  Try to use makeup you already have.  There is no need to go out and buy all new stuff.  You MUST use both of these colors in your look.  I will select the finalists by best overall look in my opinion.  You will vote on the Winner!  In the event of a tie, then I will choose the winner base on overall look. 

Oh and I made a mistake on the video, the Facebook voting will begin on Monday 23rd and go to Wed May 25th midnight PST.  The winner will be announced on Thursday May 26th on www.facebook.com/mkmakeupartist.

Your comments, requests, and questions are so welcomed and this helps me get to know you better.  If you haven't already PLEASE subscribe to all my media channels!  And share it!  By doing this will open doors to bigger and better things that I can pass to you my friends! 


Friday, May 13, 2011

Video Tutorial - Flower Inspired #1 - Cherry Blossoms

This is the 1st video in a series of Flower Inspired looks.  In this video we use the Cherry Blossom as inspiration.  This look is soft and sweet with some sexiness coming from the full and flirty lashes. 

You will need:
Eye, face, and lip primers
White eyeshadow pencil
Pinky base color
Flesh toned eyeshadow
Shimmery pale pink eyeshadow
Bright pink eyeshadow
Small and Medium eyeshadow brushes
Black eyeliner
False lashes
Blending brush
Pale pink blush
Pale pink lipgloss

Use the flesh toned color in the crease only to create a recession in the lid for more depth.
Use a sparkly light pink shadow but make sure it is not too frosty.
Start with a white base to lighten the shadow.
Add a thicker eyeliner line if you are using lashes to hide the lash line.  If you are not using false eyelashes, create a more delicate line of eyeliner.
Pat in a bright satin shade of Pink on the outer V of you eye. 
Keep your cheeks and lips pale to keep with the delicate appearance of the Cherry Blossoms.

Products Used:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot  http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in white  http://www.ulta.com/
MAC Shade stick in Gracious Me  http://www.maccosmetics.com/
MAC eyeshadow in Kid  http://www.maccosmetics.com/
MAC eyeshadow in Taupless  http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Coastal Scents 88 Color Shimmer Palette  http://www.coastalscents.com/
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrak  http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Red Cherry lashes in #82  http://www.madamemadeline.com/
MAC Strobe Cream  http://www.maccosmetics.com/
Coastal Scents 28 color blush palette  http://www.coastalscents.com/
NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss in Beige  http://www.cherryculture.com/
NYX lipliner in Natural  http://www.cherryculture.com/

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Video Tutorial - MAC Class Tutorial and Experience

The MAC at Nordstrom offered a class with their Senior Artist and Regional Trainer the other weekend which seems to be a rare occurance these days.  I can't remember the last time I attended one of these events, but I jump on the chance everytime it's available.  I didn't learn anything cutting edge or really anything I already didn't know, but I like to connect and talk with the trainers and learn more about what new products MAC is offering.  So this video focuses on some of the products that I picked up and a look that they showed us in the class. 

Products Used, Day Look: 
Prep & Prime Face Protect SPF 50
Painterly Paint Pot
Vanilla Pigment
Large Fluffy Brush MAC 224
Naked Pigment
Deep Purple Eyeliner (I used gel liner from http://www.coastalscents.com/) MAC used the Superslick Liquid Eyeliner in Smokey Heir
Pencil Brush MAC 219
Prep & Prime Highlighter Pen in Bright Forecast (also available in Radiant Rose for fair tones)
MAC Mineralize Cream Foundation (I used NC25)
Large Stipleing Brush MAC 187
Mineralize Blush from Quite Cute line Sakura
Prep & Prime Set Powder
Naked lip liner (I used Subculture)
Lady Gaga 2 Amplified lipstick (I used Freckletone)
Viva Glam 6 lip glass (I used a plum color by NYX in Golden Prune, http://www.cherryculture.com/)

Night Look:
Prunella eyeliner
Satellite Dreams eyeshadow
Soar lip liner
Pro Longwear lipstick in Love Forever

Start with less and you can add more later.  It's easier to fix this way!
You don't always have to buy everything from MAC.  If you already have something similar at home then just use that instead.
Make it a night look by adding a plum color and liner to the lower lash line.
When you keep the eyes simple you can easily go from nude lips to bright lips without worrying that it will be too much.
When using the setting powder, a little bit goes a long way.  Try using it with a large fluffy eyeshadow brush instead of a face brush.