My awesome photographer friend Dwain helped me out recently, I have yet to have my work photographed professionally and he fixed that! So grateful for his help. He has always been one of my favorite Columbus, Ohio photographers he does awesome work. So I asked my boss if I could use her daughter as one of my models and a close friend (may as well be family) let me use one of her daughters as well for the shoot. These are some of the photos from the day. The finished product pics are the last two.
Photographer: Dwain Thomas with Studio Allure www.studioallure.net
RCMA Foundation. Mac and Nars blushes, custom lip color I mixed a few dif Mac colors together and put a Stila lip glaze on top. Eyes are urban decay, makeup forever, Mac fluidline and bobbi brown mascara. Brows are mac dip down fluidline and elf brow kit. Set foundation with ben nye banana powder and tahoe.
My mom has MS and has had it for years, she fell asleep probably 15 times during the 40 min I did her makeup. I took the before picture after I had already started highlighting her face with foundation hence the light spot on her forehead haha. I used RCMA foundation, ben nye banana powder, a darker shade of powder foundation for setting her contour, nars dolce vita blush, mac dip down gel liner and elf brow powder on her brows, I used a brownish lip liner and mixed 3 dif lipsticks to get the color it is, I just smoked her eyes out some with black track gel liner and a brown makeup forever shadow. Lorac bronze shadow from the pro palette on her inner corners.
I only did half of my face :p Bored playing in glitter :) I LOVE occ glitters. They dont irritate your eyes at all either. I use lash glue to make it adhere better. It rubs right off easily with waterproof makeup remover. I use the sephora brand one. I was also playing around with Milk of Magnesia for a primer so if you happen to see white patches on the other side of my face thats what it is :) I was gonna do my whole face but got lazy. I use RCMA foundation palette in a few dif shades for my foundation highlight and contour. Anastasia Beverly Hills brow wiz in brunette and ELF powder in med. Urban Decay smoked palette and a few smashbox colors. Lashes are from ebay.
Im so proud of Monaharay. She worked really hard all through school. Yesterday she graduated and I got to do her makeup :) We used Nars foundation in macao. Makeup forever full coverage concealer in shade 14. Ben Nye Banana powder to set the her highlights and Cover Fx setting powder in deep for the rest of her face. A MAC highlighter I cant think of the name right now but its a loose golden powder. Urban Decay anniversary palette shades on the eyes, Makeup Forever blush in color 22. A brown lipliner and a deep pink lip stick with buxom pink lady on top. Anastasiabrow wiz in carmel and brow powder in a med shade. It came out pretty :)
A quick prom look I did today on a client at Sephora she didnt want to wear and foundation which she really didnt need her skin is gorgeous, so I just dusted some light powder on her, some bronzer blush lips and eyes. My cell phone camera didnt take the best pics but it works :)
So I mentioned a couple weeks back that I was going to start freelancing in edition to what I do at Sephora. Since my blog is listed on my business cards and comp card, Im gonna start posting before and after pictures of my clients :) First is my beautiful friend Crystal! I will never forget the help she gave when I first had my daughter, I was soooo tired and she came over so I could sleep. Sleep is more valuable than diamonds and gold when you have a 2 year old and a few day old baby. Now shes 5 months preggie and I cant wait to be able to hold her little bundle of joy when he gets here! Yesterday I got to do her hair and makeup and here are the before and after pics. My favorite era is the 50's and 60's that old hollywood glam is beyond gorgeous to me. I had that in mind as I did her hair and makeup. She said she had never wore a red lip before so we played with that and it turned out amazing!
A hair color change :) I decided to color my hair back to brown, the blonde and honey colors were awesome, I really really loved them. You could start to see the dryness and damage though from the color, when your hair is light it shows frizziness wayyyy more I noticed. So in an effort to mask that I decided to go back to brown. This time I MEAN it....NO more hair color!
I used a box color, Loreal Superior Preference in dark brown. My hair did feel a little dry and my ends were in desperate need of a trim so I got about half and inch to an inch cut. I hope that helps with the tangles. I also found an awesome place on amazon that sells 100 percent real silk pillowcases, not the hot sweaty satin "silk" ones at walmart. I am in LOVE with it! My hair has felt so much better. I dont really like sleeping in a scarf, I always forget to put it on and when I do it always comes off 5 min after I fall asleep. Cotton pillowcases absorb all the moisture in your hair while you sleep, so if your having dry hair issues, I'd look into a real silk pillowcase. Here are a few pictures of my hair color and cut :) 99 percent of the time I wear my hair curly but I like to have it cut when its flat ironed.
Ladies if your live in Florida (or will be vacationing) and are ever in need of a photographer/cosmetologist/makeup artist definitely check out my sister in law Jenna. She is the owner of JRS Photography based in Lakeland, Florida. Shes seriously probably one of the most creative people I know. She has a natural talent of being able to capture the best moments with her photography. Check out her facebook page here for more info and photos of her work! Make sure to click "LIKE" once she gets to 100 likes on her page shes giving away a free session! If your in Ohio you can still win because is gonna be coming back to visit at the end of the year.
Here are a few of my favorite photos of her work, first one being my baby Noah :)