The Perfect Super Bowl Lips!

So I'm sure you're thinking, "What does the 2015 Super Bowl have to do with makeup?!" Well, at most Super Bowl parties you eat, snack and drink quite a bit right? Wouldn't it be great to not have to even think about whether your lipstick is smeared all over your teeth? Or if your "red lips" are on your chin after your finished that yummy slider?

No one wants to be thinking about those things, you just want to enjoy time with your friends and family, while enjoying the snacks! So I'm going to tell you my Top 3 long lasting lip options so that you can relax and enjoy cheering for the Patriots! (or Seahawks :-) The great thing about these options is that they are easily accessible to pretty much everyone. There is no need to order online . . . You can find them at a nearby mall, Sephora or Ulta!

First up are the MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear lipliners. These are fabulous! I keep many of them in my kit, and even though they are long lasting, they go on quite smoothly. There are several shade options, so there is something for everyone. Before applying any other lip product,  line your entire lipline with this pencil and then use it like you would a lipstick to increase staying power. 

Stila Cosmetics makes a liquid lipstick called Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks. Yes, these stay all day. But what I love most, are the color options they have! There is a vinyl line of these, OMG! Seriously, head to your nearest Ulta to try them out.

Last, but certainly not least, are the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. There is a reason so many people rave about these little treasures. Between brides and my teenagers for prom, they work perfectly. Many of my clients now keep 1 or 2 of these in their makeup bags ;-)

Now that those lips are covered, find there perfect pair of blue jeans, a cute top, and enjoy the party! Don't forget to subscribe to my blog for more makeup and beauty tips below :-)

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.



Prom Hair & Makeup

I cannot believe that it is May 2014! Where has this year gone? .... Most of the hair and makeup work I do is primarily bridal, performance based, or editorial. However, during the months of April and May, "prom season" is in full effect :-) I have so much fun working with these gorgeous young ladies and helping them achieve their desired prom look. As with many of my clients I ask them to either create a Pinterest board OR send me photos of looks they like. This year, I have received many photos of  Blake Lively, Khloe Kardashian, as well as lots of Selena Gomez and even Anne Hathaway.  

Prom is a great time to experiment with a new look and the perfect time to have fun! There are so many beauty options and as long as you are true to who you are, you won't go wrong. I recently had the privilege to work with a natural redhead who was GORGEOUS! She had very long, thick red hair, blue eyes, and perfect freckles. We had previously discussed her desired look and decided to go with loose curls and a slightly smokey eye. 

I know many makeup artist post before & after photos, however for this post I'm going to post "the process" and "the after!" The above is after we curled hair and had already done most of her eye makeup. Before she had arrived I had no idea she had so many freckles. I know many women cover their freckles, but I consistently encourage clients to embrace their beauty. I can't tell you how many times as a makeup artist a photographer or client has wanted me to create freckles! ... So I kept her foundation to a bare minimum by mixing a moisturizer with Make Up For Ever's HD foundation, and allowed her beautiful skin and freckles to show. She is also gifted with full lips and long lashes! ... I mean how much does one person get right?! She was the perfect client and just allowed me to do my job and pamper her. Below is the finished look, before she headed home to get dressed in her blue gown!

Stay beautiful! ... Inside & out