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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Photoshoot Exclusive! Pramita

I have always loved the makeup and colorful style of the Indian Culture.  So when I had the chance to do Pramita's Wedding Day Makeup - I was thrilled!  Her Sari was a beautiful turquoise with so many sparkling elements.  It was a dream come true.  And it certainly helped that she had the most amazing skin and the sweetest personality.

To get Pramita's look:
Start with a base with MAC's Soft Ocre Paint pot all over the lid and brow bone.
Sweep a light turquoise blue eyeshadow in the inner eye towards the middle.  I used a color from the Coastal Scents 88 Satin Palette.
Sweep a medium to darkTurquoise eyeshadow on the outer half of the eye.  Again, I used this color from Coastal Scents.
With a pencil brush draw a defined line in the crease with Scene eyeshadow by MAC, then trace back over it with Black Tied eyeshadow by MAC.  Elongate the appearance of the eye by drawing the line to match up with the end of the eyebrow.
Apply the light turquoise in the inner eye, then the dark on the lower lash line. 
For the cheeks I used NARS Orgasam blush.
Lips is Subculture lip pencil and Cherish lipstick by MAC.  Top with a creamy beige lipgloss.

And that's it!  I love any opportunity to use bright bold colors.  Thank you Pramita!  You looked so so beautiful!

Model: Pramita Din
Photographer: Donna Beck, http://www.donnabeckphotography.com/
Hair: Carrie Bailon - MacDonald
Makeup: Michelle Kinkaid

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prom Season Exclusive! Ashley

The final look in the Prom series is the beautiful Ashley!  She had legs for days and was so photogenic.  For her look I used Naked pigment all over the lid and brow bone.  Brown Down in the crease only and added a bit of Citrine by MAC, a bright citrus green, in the center.  Use black eyeliner only on the top lid and coat on volumizing mascara to the top and bottom lashes.  For her cheeks I used Eversun by MAC and Beige lip gloss by NYX.  She was so fun and I can see a bright future ahead in modeling for her!  Thanks Ashley!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Prom Season Exclusive! Elizabeth

Here is another gorgeous teen, Elizabeth!  She is a natural tomboy and showed up to the shoot with pink streaks in her hair and a flannel shirt.  But she can also glam it up as you can see here!  To get her look I used Naked pigment by MAC all over the lid and brow bone.  I added Mulch by MAC in the crease only.  And Aquadisiac by MAC on the lower lash line.  Add a bit of black liner to the upper lid only and some volumizing mascara.  For her cheeks I used Dame by MAC and Beige lip gloss by NYX.  She was stunning!  I had so much fun working with the petite powerhouse!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Video Tutorial, Getting Crafty with Makeup - How to Depot your Lipsticks and Organize them!

In this video tutorial I show you step by step how you can easily depot your lipsticks and melt them in individual containers for easy storage and organization.  This method is great for both Makeup Artists and the regular woman.  Since each of the lipsticks are in individual containers with lids you can easily take one with you in your purse with a retractable lip brush.  For Makeup Artists you can easily see all of your colors and the name and brand of the lipstick in this palette form.  This saves you time and frustration trying to find that certain lip color in a basket full of mess. 

I also give you other ideas on how you can store your lipsticks: 
Aluminum pans in a palette - You simply melt only the inner parts of the lipstick on a flat iron set at 200 degrees.  Use a piece of wax paper to protect the flat iron and the pan.  Turn off the flat iron to let the pan cool.  Do not remove it while it is still liquefied.  It is best you do about 3-4 at a time.  When they are dry just place in a palette.  I got mine at http://www.coastalscents.com/

Stack able bead containers - You can find these at Michael's stores.  Go to http://www.michaels.com/ to find a store near you.  To do this method it is exactly the same as my preferred method shown on the video.  The only difference is that there is only one lid for the whole stack and they screw into each other.  So this isn't a great system for someone that is not a Makeup Artist.

Pill Box - Found at drugstores everywhere.  This is a cheap alternative.  It's actually a very simple and fast process but not the prettiest.  Simply gut out your lipsticks and place each color in a section.  Once filled, place in the microwave for 1 minute.  Cool.

My Preferred Method - Bead containers with lids in a flat box.  Holds 24 containers.  I purchased this at Michael's.  It was $9.99 but with my 40% coupon I got it for $6.51 including Tax.  You can get your 40% coupon by signing up for email deals on their website.  I also got the spatula there for only $.79.

You will need:
Cotton swabs
Hair Dryer
Rubbing alcohol
Hand Sanitizer
Clean towel
Paper towels
Bead container of choice

How to do this project:
1.Clean and sterilize your hands, containers and spatula.
2.Take off the sticker from the lipstick and place on the bottom of the bead container.  You can also do this after the lipstick has cooled in the container.  Use tape if it seems to be loose.
3.Push off the top of your lipstick till is slides a bit and use the spatula to place it in the bead container.
4.Scoop out the inners of the lipstick with the spatula and place in the bead container.
5.Use the highest settings on your hair dryer and apply heat directly on top of the container about 2 inches high.  Be careful not to over melt because it will splash up at you.
6.When the lipstick is almost melted all the way, turn off the dryer and use the spatula to stir till smooth.
7.Tap the spatula on the side of the container to get off any excess.
8.Place to the side to cool.

And there you have it.  Quick and simple.  Once you get going it takes about 2 minutes total for each lipstick.  It gets messy so use a towel that you don't care that much about. 

A WORD OF CAUTION!  When heating the lipstick and the container they will be VERY hot.  Take care when handling. 

Your comments, questions and words of encouragement keep me going!  If you like to see more, let me know!!  Good Luck and have FUN!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Prom Season Exclusive!! Marquel

Prom season is over now and the teens are out of school enjoying their summer.  But this look that I did on the stunning Marquel is great for any occassion!  In this look I used MAC's pigment in Helium all over the lid and brow bone.  Then I used MAC's Scene eyeshadow in the crease only for a little depth.  On her cheeks I used MAC's Well Dressed blush and her foundation in Mary Kay's Time Wise Matte Wear foundation in Beige 4.  Powder in the oil prone areas with a finishing powder like Makeup Forever's HD Powder.  Finally, finish up the look with Mary Kay's Ultimate Mascara in black and NYX Mega Shine lip gloss in French Pink.  We loved the look so much we photographed her in 2 different dresses to show how it can go with a classic or bright colored dress.  She was flawless!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Photoshoot Exclusive! Melanie, My Bombshell Bride!

Melanie is not only a bombshell she is a fun loving take life by the horns kind of girl.  I really enjoy spending time with her and had a ton of fun preparing her for the shoot.  For her look I used MAC's Melon pigment on the lid, Swiss Chocolate in the crease, and Carbon in the outer v and to the crease.  On her lips I used MAC's Snob lipstick a blue toned pale pink, and Well Dressed on her Cheeks.  For her lashes I used a very full and dense lash by Red Cherry.  Thank you Melanie for being my sexy bombshell for the day! 

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Photoshoot Exclusive! Lauren, My Sweet Bride!

The always lovely Lauren posed for me as my sweet bride.  Since her skin is porcelain and her hair very blond, I gave her a sultry but sweet eye using MAC's All that Glitters on the lid, Handwritten in the crease and a touch of Expensive Pink on the center of the eye for some glam.  On her cheeks and lips I went with a bronzey rose to compliment her peaches and cream skin tone.  #1 false eyelashes from Red Cherry completes the look.  Thank you Lauren for doing such an amazing job!