As a Freelance Makeup Artist and SFX Makeup Artist with 30+ years of industry experience, I have been fortunate enough to work coast-to-coast on multiple projects providing makeup and on-set SFX makeup for film, TV, music videos, commercials, print and more!
In honor of my all-time favorite flavor....today is BubbleGum Friday! I adore anything bubblegum; ice cream, lollipops, flavored lip gloss, and most importantly, BubbleGum shots. Yummy!! A few on my top list of BubbleGum cosmetics: LUSH 's Bubblegum Lip Scrub (Good enough to eat, but I don't suggest it) TINTE 's Shimmer and Shine Box (Yep, I'm wearing the lip gloss right now!) STILA 's Lip Glaze E.L.F. 's Nail Polish Bubble Up!!!
A common question among my clients is "What color eyeshadow should I wear to make my blue eyes pop?" Complementary colors create maximum contrast. Complementary colors are those opposite one another on a color wheel. So if we look at a color wheel, blue is directly opposite orange. Not many of us would choose to wear orange eyeshadow, but will definitely consider shades within the orange family. Colors such as copper, bronze and peach are all excellent choices for a blue-eyed beauty. NARS in California (Molten Copper) Make Up For Ever in Bronze 4 (True Copper Shimmer) Kat Von D in Rapture (Golden Peach Shimmer) LORAC's Croc Palette Be sure to begin with a good eyeshadow base. Not only does it help the shadow adhere, it gives you a smooth working surface and allows for easy blending. I prefer to lay down a neutral layer of shadow over the entire lid in a shade similar to the skin tone. Then I begin with
I've had the pleasure of doing wedding day bridal makeup on lovely ladies at locations all over the U.S. Here is a tribute to my Florida brides from locations such as Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palm Coast, Flagler Beach, Bunnell. Ormond Beach, Holly Hill, Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Orlando, DeLand, Sanford, Gainesville, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Kissimmee, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Tampa and so many other cities throughout the state. Without all of you, I wouldn't be where I am today. So, thank you ladies....xoxoxo!
October has always been a busy month and this year is no exception. The weekends are booked tight with bridal makeup and a boudoir photo-shoot with the ever fantastic Jennifer Ring Photography. Unfortunately, I've had to turn away several brides who waited to book makeup services. So, please, please, please book your makeup artist early. Some of my past October brides! A few pictures from some of Jen's boudoir shoots.