Indian wedding Makeup

Indian wedding Makeup

This look was inspired by a Golden Goddess makeup look contrasted by the pop of a gorgeous ruby lip.

Get The Look:

-Arbonne Face Primer

-Face Atelier Foundation

-MAC Sheer Pressed Powder

-Liz Watier Concealer

- Veil Cosmetics under eye highlighter

-MAC Cosmetics Warm neutrals eyeshadow palette working with the golds, bronzes and red based brown.

-TARTE Cosmetics Water proof mascara

-CARGO Cosmetics Bronzer

-Russin Red Lipstick by MAC

-Rosebud Salve for sheen on lips

-Urban Decay 24 hr makeup setting spray

Read More

Sahar's Wedding

Sahar's Wedding

It was such a pleasure to be a part of Sahar's wedding day! A wedding merging the love between two different cultures. Sarah being Pakistani and her fiancé's family Columbian. i would like to share a few of the bridal  beauty looks from today and show you some of my tips!

- Arbonne Face Primer

-Face Atelier Foundation

-MAC Sheer Pressed Powder

-Laura Mercier Secret Camoflague Concealer

-Veil Cosmetics undereye highlighter

-Rihanna eyeshadow quad by MAC Cosmetics

-STILA Stay All day Black Liquid Liner

-TARTE Cosmetics Water-proof Mascara

-CARGO Cosmetics blush in Topenga

-MAC Lipstick in Brave

-Da'Lish Cosmetics pink gloss

-Urban Decay 24 hr makeup setting spray

 

 

Read More

KIm K Inspired Wedding Makeup

KIm K Inspired Wedding Makeup

A popular makeup look right now for weddings brides and bridesmaids alike is the smokey Kim K inspired beauty look! Always a showstopper for those who are a bit more daring with their makeup, heres how i achieved the look:

- Arbonne makeup primer

-Face Atelier Foundation

-MAC contour powder

-MAC cream highlight on cheeks

-NARS Torrid blush

-MAC Rihanna ( lol) Smoked Cocoa eyeshadow palette - Black along lash line and outer corner, , taupe in crease, white in corners of eyes and below the brow bone

-Stila stay all day liquid liner in black

-demi false lashes applied with DUO adhesive, this glue is like surgical glue and will stay all day!

-Tarte waterproof mascara, lots of it

-Japanese Maple lipstick by Mac Cosmetics

Et Voila!

 

Read More

Mira's Wedding

Mira's Wedding

Mira's look for her wedding was natural and fresh! She wanted to feel like herself with a little pop for her wedding day!

To create the look:

-Arbonne Face Primer

-Face Atelier Foundation

-Nakeds 1 palette eyeshadows, Shimmery white in corners of eye and below brow bone, rose gold on lid and taupe in crease.

-Stila Black Liquid Stay All Day Liner ( very important to use a long wear liner)

-Tarte Cosmetics Waterproof Mascara

-Milani Bronzer

-Cargo blush - a light shimmery pink to add a glow

-Brave lipstick by Mac Cosmetics

-NARS gloss to reflect light

 

 

Read More

Tricia's Wedding!

Tricia's Wedding!

Last weekend spent the morning with this lovely bride and her girls getting them dolled up for her wedding day!

Tricia wanted a soft grey smokey eye, glowing skin and a neutral pink tone lip.

Photo taken BTS style by me in the makeup chair!

Heres how to get the look:

- Face Atelier Foundation

-MAC sheer pressed powder

-brown eyeshadow set with clear mascara or Tweezerman grow groomer to define brows

-a light silvery colour on lid the Forgery by MAC, A nice rich charcoal grey outer corners Knight Devine by MAC

-taupe in crease Satin taupe by MAC

-Knight Devine by MAC along lower lash line 

-False lashes that let the light through them ( longer and shorter lengths look best )

-TARTE Cosmetics mascara double coat, water proof

- Blush All Day long wear blush by MAC

-Brave lipstick by MAC

-URBAN DECAY 24 hour makeup setting spray - a good even spray!

Voila! A sultry yet soft bridal look!

Read More

Harlequin Book Cover Shoot

Harlequin Book Cover Shoot

Some glam smokey eyes on this shoot for Harlequin books! 

Heres how to achieve the look:

-Sappho cosmetics organic foundation/ Sappho translucent powder

-Laura Mercier Secret Camoflauge under the eyes and Veil under the eyes highlighter

-Veil cosmetics under eye highlighter

-NAKEDS 2 eye palette, the shimmery gold colour on lid, the warm dark brown in crease

-STILA stay all day liquid liner in black

-TARTE cosmetics mascara

-NARS blush in Deep Throat

-CARGO bronzer

-Rosebud salve on lips

-Brave lipstick by MAC on lips

Presto!

 

Read More

Go For Gold! Smokey Eye How To

Go For Gold! Smokey Eye How To

Its that time of year when everyone wanted to shine and sparkle! A gold eye, looks great on every complexion, and gives both blue and brown eyes a pop!

 Create the look:

- Use an eyeshadow base on your entire lid, I really like the one offered by Urban Decay.

- Apply Stila Magnificent Metals Foil finish for a quick statement gold eye. This will give you a bold solid metallic gold.

if you prefer something softer, opt for a gold pigment, I like MAC Cosmetics.

-Use a mid-tone color in the crease such as a bronze, or warm brown eyeshadow, lifting the color up at the outer corners

of your eyes.

-Follow with a black liquid pen eyeliner along the top of your lash line and a soft black kohl pencil along the waterline.

-Last but not least 3 coats of mascara top and bottom.

 

 

Read More

Wedding Makeup 101

Wedding Makeup 101

Makeup artist shopping for your big day? Here are some of my wedding makeup tips to share with you!

 Wedding makeup and hair techniques or red carpet events require different products and application then your typical photo shoot or tv commercial shoot where we are there all day to conduct "finals" as we refer to them, basically touch ups between shots or takes.

Starting with skin, I like to start with a good makeup primer, followed by a foundation that has longevity. A lot of cosmetics companies offer long wear options or waterproof options, in blush, eyeliners, mascaras and lip colors, these will be your new best friend. 

Makeup doesn't need to be heavy for longevity, you just need to use the right products. I think you should never feel like the makeup is wearing you, it should be an enhancement, bringing out your eyes for the photos, a little extra bronzer or blush to give you some color. Hair should be soft, not sticky in a style thats flattering for your face and in keep with the style of your dress.

Here are some of my favorite products:

1) Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

2) Face Atlelier Foundation

3) Cargo Long Wear Blush

4) Stila stay all day eye liner

5)Stila stay all day liquid lipstick

4) Clinique Water proof  Mascara

5) Benefit eyeshadow base

6) Liz Watier makeup setting spray

7) Tresémme fine mist hairspray

8) Bumble&Bumble setting lotion

 

 

 

Read More