This October we are going to get you some fun inspiring Halloween looks to get you ready for Halloween at the end of the month. We are going to dig up some oldies, feature some local makeup enthusiast and create new Halloween Look's of the Day for you to enjoy!
We want to hear from you! Let us know if you have any questions or even have a suggested look you would like us to create. If you share with us what you are going to dress up as for Halloween, we will help with some tips and tricks for your look!
Today I wanted to show my bare skin vs my makeup face. Wearing makeup is about enhancing your natural beauty. When I started getting into makeup, I found my favorite part of my face was my eyes. I have hazel eyes that change color depending on what I'm wearing or the makeup I put on. So I wanted to highlight my eyes and make them the first thing you would see. Which is why still today I like to do intense eye makeup. When I was starting, I always loved lipstick, BUT on me, I HATED it. I have bigger lips (I know, people pay for big lips) but every time I would put on lipstick, all I would see is clown looking lips and I would end up with it all over my face.
Over the years, growing up and maturing, I have gotten way more secure and confident in my skin. And I like to embrace it all, even my lips. When I first met my husband, it took me a long time before I would let me see me without makeup and now I have gotten to the point that I'll let the whole world see me without makeup! Even with half a face done to show you the difference! So here is my two face, bare skin vs enhanced beauty. Grow to love the skin your in and have fun with makeup to polish your natural beauty.
Bringing a picture to your stylist is a very easy way to make sure you are both on the same page. As a colorist, we deal with color, tone and underlying pigment all day long. But when a client uses words of caramel, chocolate, honey, etc we might be thinking different colors because the actual color of these words might be different to each person. This is where pictures come in very handy.
I try and make it clear to clients that the pictures they bring me are great for inspiration. Sometimes when we see a hairstyle on a model or an actress, we might think we are looking at the hair but are actually liking the whole package. The best example of this is Jennifer Aniston's hair while playing Rachel on Friends. Everyone wanted that haircut, you know the one I'm talking about; but when you take that hair off Jennifer, it's not going to look great on everyone.
Most can have a version of what they are liking but not always exactly the same. You have to take into consideration face shape, hair texture, current hair color, hair length, hair thickness, skin color, skin undertone and underlying pigment just to mention a few things. When a client brings me a picture or pictures, the first thing I ask is, "What draws you to this picture?" and that's how I like to start my process and then we build from there.
Pinterest is also a great tool to use for "inspiration" but most people need to know some of the photos are unicorns. Most are photoshopped which can change tone and color. When looking at a makeup picture, you need to look at your skin vs. the models. You need to see if the colors look realistic. This can actually go for most things beauty related on Pinterest. The haircut, the color and an updo. Most updos on Pinterest have hair pieces, extensions and could be wigs, also you don't always see the hair from all angles and might not look good from all sides. Just keep in mind of all the funny "Pinterest Fails" we laugh at. Pinterest needs to be used and Inspiration not a Unicorn.
I took these photos on consecutive days. On the first day I did a full
makeup complete with Huda Mink Lashes - Raquel. The second day I used
the same makeup colors and technique except I changed the lower
eyeliner from Twerk to pool party and did not wear eyelashes. I think
the difference is dramatic. Which do you prefer?
Shape Tape Concealer
Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette
Loose Mineral Foundation
Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner
RCMA No Color Powder
Pro Longwear Paint Pot – Painterly
Blacktrack Gel Liner
Too Faced Mascara Better than Sex
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Chocolate
9N Blush Palette
Jaclyn Hill Palette:
Dirty Peach Lipliner and Liquid Matte Lipstick
Huda Raquel mink collection
Cake & Bake Sponge
213 Fluff Brush
217 Blending Brush
219 Pencil Brush
224 Tapered Blending Brush
228 Mini Shader Brush
242 Shader Brush
263 Small Angle Brush
116 Blush Brush
130 Short Duo Fibre Brush
168 Large Angled Contour Brush
170 Synthetic Rounded Slant Brush
187 Duo Fibre Face Brush
When your best friend and your sister are makeup obsessed it’s hard not to catch the bug yourself. I have always cared about my appearance but haven't always been up on all the latest and greatest in the makeup world — infact, I’m still not, I learned about “baking” recently and thought I was on to some new trend, told my sister about it and turns out she (and everyone else) have been doing that for awhile now.
I feel like I am like most people in that I will buy a high end product but I can also love a makeup product from Target just as much. In my opinion I care more about the job it does than the name on the package. This couldn't be more true in than in my day to day makeup bag. I will admit that as the years have gone on and I have been influenced more and more by that makeup loving BFF and sister my makeup bag has gone more Sephora than drug store but here’s what I use day to day:
Bare Minerals Original Loose Powder Foundation — I have been using this since the dawn of time, seriously back in the day it was only sold on QVC and I was a customer. This is my go to every day.
Diorshow Mascara WATERPROOF — The waterproof is key, I used to wear contacts and my eyes would always water, this mascara didn't budge. Since having LASIK I thought maybe I could get away with not having the waterproof version but I find that I like it so much better than the regular kind.
Maybelline Unstoppable Eyerliner — This is one of those products that I buy cheap because I just don't feel like having an expensive brand name makes a difference so why spend the money. As long as I buy the crayon kind of eyeliner I find I like it.
NARS Orgasm Blush — I am currently loving this blush. It’s a peachy pink with a touch of gold in it. While I’ve been using this lately and really like it, I usually buy based on the color I like as opposed to a brand favorite. Sometimes I use NYX, I also like maybelline.
NYX Matte Bronzer — I use this to give my face a little bit of a sun kissed look since it never seems to be as tan as my body. I have used other brands like Benefit’s Hoola and like that one too but currently I’ve been using this one.
Lancome Rénergie Lift Anti-Wrinkle Lifting SPF 20 Foundation — I got hooked on this by accident when I was at the lake house with my mom and needed some foundation. I use this under my bare minerals and I really like the way they work together.
I have a bunch of other products in the makeup bag but these are my ride or dies. I’ll do another post on some other products I like but don't necessarily use everyday.
When I have a day off I don't normally do a full face makeup. I have a few necessities that I stick to.
Quick tips to turning your day time makeup look to night time:
This is a little tricky for me personally because my day time makeup is most people's special occasion makeup. So bare with me on this one.
Let's pretend for a minute I didn't put on a lot of makeup one morning. I would have:
Brows, smudged powder liner, light foundation, face powder, nude color lip (or just a lip gloss) and a natural false lash. (Normal people would just have mascara)
To turn this into a night time makeup look, I would:
- Add a darker shadow to the outer corner of my lid.
- Use a liquid liner to make it more dramatic.
- Add blush and bronzer
- Change my lashes to a more dramatic lash or if you started with only mascara, add any false lash
- Darken my lip color
Check out the video to watch me take my day make up to night makeup!