Today was prom, and I was so honored to be asked to do these ladies makeup for such a special time. Even though I don't do a lot of freelance due to medical issues I was able to do this and it really made me feel good. What I loved about it was that each girl wanted something completely different and that's where the fun begins.
First up is Haley. Haley, who is full on glam everyday which I love cause that's me as well, wanted a neutral look with a harsh edge and lots of glitter. So we used neutral colors for the crease and we built it up as we went. So first using Peach Smoothie in the crease, then Bengal with a more dense brush to have more control and pigmentation and make it slightly darker. Then we used Mocha in the outer crease, not extending it to the inner part of the eye. I also brought it down onto the outer lid slightly. Then starting with a pencil brush I used Smoke to start drawing out the wing. I don't use tape to get that harsh line I just clean it up eye makeup remover and a pointed q-tip or folded kleenex. I clean up last though. With an angled brush I used Corrupt to again make the outer lid darker and I barely extended up in the crease. This creates a sharp line in general so it's super easy to clean up. I make sure the lower part is what's harsh and as it goes up it gets softer. The lid I used MAC Whisper Pink and then we used lots of glitter. We used MAC Reflects Pearl first and then Violet Voss Wendy and Rose Gold. We didn't do anything on the lower lash line. We did darken up the outer crease in the end just a little bit more with Mocha. It's a lot to take in I know but it was very beautiful and dramatic while still being neutral. It was a great prom look that was glamorous and fun. She done the rest of her makeup herself because she is no amateur at makeup and she done a great job.
Next we have Hannah who is super sweet and naturally gorgeous. Gorgeous skin, great lashes, just all around great features. She doesn't need nor wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis so we basically just intensified her features. She wanted a dark smokey eye that was mostly matte and actually quite dark. So we used Bengal in the crease, Red Earth on the lid, and Smoke on the outer lid and we really blew out the shadow to keep it smokey but not incredibly defined or anything. The only sparkle we done was just a touch of gold in the inner corner for a small inner corner highlight, I used Makeup Geek After Glow to do that. We didn't use liner we just used black shadow on an angled brush and smudged it on the lash line. She didn't want lashes and she didn't need them either because hers were so long and gorgeous. I used IT Cosmetics Fiber Lash Extensions mascara on her just to give an affect of fake lashes from the fibers that attach themselves to the lashes. Her skin was great and easy to work with. What I love about this look is the highlight on her cheek bone. She has such high cheek bones naturally that adding a highlight to it stood out so much and was just gorgeous. I use Becca Opal on her cheeks. We barely contoured because she didn't need it. I used powder to fill in her brows just a little. Brows frame the face so I always advise you to at least fill in the gaps or any sparse areas you may have. We kept it neutral on her lips mixing ABH Pure Hollywood and Lovely.
Next is Sydney which was a hoot. She's a girl after my own heart and wanted to do some color, lashes, and glitter. I must say I absolutely loved her makeup. She was like mermaid barbie. It was fantastic. We mixed some green, teal, and purple and added glitter and pigment. So I used Shark Bait which is matte teal/turquoise I used it in the center and slightly over on the outer half of the lid. Then I went in with Pixie Dust which is a frosted lime yellow green.This went slightly over the Shark Bait and mainly in the center. Then I used Colour Pop Dare on the outer corner over the whole lid but leaving the inner part empty. On the inner part we used Sugar Pill Lumi which is a super pale teal, I then extended it basically over the first half of the lid and lower lash line. I went back in with Pixie Dust on my finger to brighten it up in the center and a little bit of Makeup Geek Mermaid as well which is a super frosted light teal. Then we got into glitter. I used MAC Reflects Teal glitter on the whole lid. After that I used Glitter Injection Peacock glitter which is light blue, purple, and gold glitter. We really packed it on the lid and it was out favorite part of the whole look. I used Wisteria in the crease to bring out the purple a little bit more. The lower lashline is Shark Bait in the outer part then Mermaid into Pixie Dust and into Lumi. We used Ardell Wispies as her lashes. Her skin is relatively dry and can tend to have some dry patches. When you have that, product always clings to it and can emphasize it. If you have this issue then the best thing to use is MAC Fix + so I spray the brush then apply the foundation, each time that I went in with another layer I spray the brush again. The foundation I used Diorskin Star Foundation mixed with NARS All Day Luminous Weightless foundation. I sprayed another brush and patted it on the areas that were dry and we also set the makeup with Fix + when we were done. Fix + is extremely hydrating and wonderful for people with dry skin. The lips were more gloss than anything we put Sweet Talker on and then wiped it off which still leaves the lips a softer pink, we put concealer over it just to even out the color. I mixed Buxom Nicole and Smashbox Pout to make it a little bit lighter. The lips actually turned out to be a really really pretty watermelon color which I loved the outcome of. We contoured with cream contour so I used the Tarte Sculptor stick in #1 to do it and it worked so well we set it with powder of course but she didn't require a lot of contouring either.
Last but not least is my Emily who is super sweet and gorgeous.. Emily has oily skin, so I had to do more oil control than anything. I used Murad Oil Control Mattifier Lotion, and then Makeup Forever Mattifying Primer. We used Oil Free Foundations specifically made for Oily Skin. I mixed Toofaced Shadow Insurance and Glitter Glue because her eye lids always crease. Her eyeshadow was actually Mermaid, and Electro and Lumi in the Corner. We then used Colour Pop Ibiza and Dare over top. Which actually worked better than glitter. For glitter we used Violet Voss in Teresa. We used Wisteria in the crease. Also Electro on the lower lashline to so the center of the look was teal but there was a purple glow around it. We used matte blush and matte setting powder. Colour Pop Fetch and Stila Bellisima is on her lips. To set it, we used Ben Nye Final Seal which is also a matte setting spray. I sprayed it on the brush first and patted it on the skin and then sprayed it again on the skin. No highlighter or blushes or bronzers with shimmer or sheens to them because the oil will eventually come back through and make you dewy.
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I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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