A red lip will always be glam! It may take a little work to find the right shade for you, but once you do, it will be well worth the effort. I particularly like this Rihanna Viva Glam by MAC. It is beautiful and really works to achieve a there but no-so-there look. What I mean by that is the red is so bold and beautiful that it immediately draws the eye to it. Bold makeup is Red lips don't really require the other parts of the face to be glammed up because the lip really does say it all.
It's that time of year again. I really like the way that so many companies have really supported the cause. I wanted to post a project that I was able to take part in last year. I'm sure that we can all relate in one way or another. I had the pleasure of providing makeup for Ms. Cindy's television debut on Virginia Currents. Take a look at the story below for Cure by Design.
I really enjoy providing makeup for weddings. Weddings are really special. I had the honor and pleasure of providing makeup for the lovely Kim. She was really sweet and her family was awesome too!
Her wedding is featured in Virginia Bridal Magazine. Check it out! Look for the "Kim and Patrick" feature starting on page 106.
No images just yet. . . .just a brief update on what's to come in the makeup world for Fall, 2014.
Smoky eyes never get old and this upcoming season will be no exception. Hot classic red lips are going to be hit. So, for those of you who are into a classic red, this is your season! Lipstick is a gonna be a big hit.
These beautiful red lips are being paired with classic eyes as well as eyes that stand out more.
It's hard to think about Fall coming so quickly, but we are in August. The summer has gone by pretty fast and before you know it, kids will be back in school and we'll be getting back into the swing of things.
Sometimes photos and videos say it better than any words. Keith and Natalie were recently married and shared a video of their special day. It was great to be apart of it!
Natalie was a joy to work with as a bridal client! She was trusting and easy-going. This made for a wonderful experience for both of us.
One very important and wise thing Natalie did was invest in bridal portraits. This is a great way to feel the bridal experience before your actual wedding. It can be difficult to envision something without actually seeing the entire vision put together. Brides-to-be usually see the vision in bits and pieces. The hair trial is one day. The makeup trial is another day while dress shopping is still yet another. The bridal portrait session allowed Natalie to get a feel for the amount of makeup (and time) it takes to get ready for a wedding. Having portraits done puts clients at ease because they can actually see how the entire look comes together using a professional photographer and makeup artist. It's a priceless investment and I highly recommend that brides invest in themselves.
I enjoyed being her makeup artist and groomer for her bridal portraits.
Take a look at her bridal portrait and her video. Her bridal portrait is a natural look. Her video showcases her makeup that we went with for her big day. Congrats!
I just had to post this. . .I am joining in and want to invite you to do the same. Danny Nickerson is a 5-year old from Foxboro, MA who has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer.
His one request is to have a mailbox full of cards for his 6th birthday in a few days (July 25th). I will include his address below. Even if you are a few days late, I'm sure that he will still appreciate the thought. It doesn't always take a lot to let people know you care about them. A small gesture goes a long way. God Bless you and your family Danny!
Happy Fourth of July! I know this is a little early but most of us are going to start the celebration a little early anyway.
I hope that you all get to enjoy the holiday and spend time with your family and loved ones. This is a great time to cook out on the grill and have some good eats.
As we are celebrating this weekend, just remember to keep service men and women in your thoughts and prayers. By servicemen and servicewomen, I am not just speaking of military but all service people who allow us to enjoy our freedom. Freedom ain't free, people! It costs something. I am thankful to the people who put their lives on the line daily for us. I am sending a heartfelt 'thank you' and hoping that you all enjoy your holiday!
It's hard to believe that 5 years ago today, we lost one of the greatest entertainers of all time. . .Michael Jackson. Today has been a little bittersweet for me as I'm sure it has for many others. It's definitely a celebration of his life, music and legacy.
There are so many great things I could say about him but my blog would probably be a book the size of an encyclopedia by the time I finished it. So, I'll just keep it brief. I love me some Michael Jackson! His music is timeless. His work ethic was crazy and let's not even talk about his creative genius. He was so ahead of his time and it was breathtaking for me personally!
Now, some of you may not have experienced this but I remember waiting for premieres of his videos on television. It was an event, chile! Yessssss!! I would be excited and couldn't wait to see what he was going to do next. Back in those days, there was no youtube or iTunes type-of-carrying on so we had to WAIT for TELEVISION premieres! Yes, it's a foreign concept to some, I know, but it was awesome. He really understood and appreciated the arts. He made it that much better. I miss him in music today but his music is so timeless and classic that it's still being played today and it will be for many years to come.
Well, in honor of the creative genius from Gary, Indiana, I am posting a few videos for your listening and watching pleasure. One thing that I really admired about this man is his creative insight. He was someone who didn't mind sharing the spotlight and letting others shine. I do believe that he believed when one shines, we all shine. The people that he collaborated with (whether it be dancers, bass players, keyboardists, background singers, etc.) were highly skilled and knew their crafts. It was a beautiful thing to watch take place. In light of that, I have two videos that took music videos to another level. The art of storytelling was beyond mastered by Michael Jackson. So I have included his famed Thriller and Remember The Time. I have also included him premiering the moonwalk at Motown 25.
I salute you Michael Jackson! You are missed and you are loved. Thank you for all that you have done for music and entertainment. Thank you for not being afraid to be innovative and showing the world how it's done.
Remember The Time
Micheal Jackson's Performance at Motown 25
Prom Season 2014 has come and gone. I am a little late posting these pics but it's never too late to share. The images are Deja's prom. She wanted something soft and clean and we were able to achieve that. Deja is a lipgloss girl and wanted that for her big night. We kept her look on the regal side which was right in line with her dress.
For her look, I airbrushed her. This was her first time getting airbrushed and she really liked it. I used LORAC lip gloss and to complement her complexion, I used a warm a blush color by MAC. It came out beautifully! It was a joy to work with her.
If you have a big night coming up, be sure to call and book an appointment. We'll get ya right! :)
There are no pictures just yet. Hopefully there will be some soon.
Today, I had the pleasure of serving as makeup artist for a bride. A bride I've known for a longggggggg time. She is a childhood friend by the name of Natalie.
She was absolutely gorgeous! I knew she would make a beautiful bride. She's very photogenic.
We met many years ago as kids at church. I had no idea back then that I'd have the pleasure of being part of her special day in this way. It's funny how life works that way. Not too long after her engagement announcement, she contacted me to ask if I'd do her makeup. That was an automatic "Yes!"
When we first had our consultation, she said "I trust you." That is monumental to an artist! She allowed me to be an artist and suggest ideas for her day and her bridal portraits. It's hard for people to envision what the big day will look like and that is definitely understandable. It's something that most people have not experienced before. With that being said, trust plays such a big part in it all.
Natalie's trust in me as an artist (not just a friend) made the vision come to life that much more. She was very fun and easy to work with throughout this process. She's always been very laid back, calm-as-a-cucumber type of person and she was on her wedding day too. When her transformation was complete, she was radiant, glowing and stunning. Trust goes a long way!
I wish Natalie and Keith all the best! They make a beautiful couple and Natalie, you made a beautiful bride!