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Mark E Walker (ft. Freedom Williams) "Into The Future" video

‎10 second teaser of the premiere video Mark E Walker ft. Freedom Williams "Into The Future"

Spring Fling !

Spring is in the air and bright, bold colors are popping up everywhere! From clothing and accessories to makeup and nails, the brighter the better! Ralph Lauren Yves Saint Laurent VOLUPTÉ SHEER CANDY Glossy Balm Crystal Color Urban Decay Super-Saturated High Gloss Lip Color Yves Saint Laurent OMBRES 5 LUMIÈRES 5 Colour Harmony For Eyes - 13 Candy Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette - Mi Vida Loca Palette DIOR Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush in Petal SEPHORA COLLECTION Hot Hues Bright Mini Brush Sets Carry all your makeup needs in these bright cases and you'll be ready to travel in style. SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE Tangerine Tango Makeup Bag SEPHORA COLLECTION Hot Hues Hot Pink Mini Traincase  

It's a WRAP!!!

After two long nights we finally finished shooting scenes for the music video of Mark E Walker 's single " Into the Future (feat. Freedom Williams) "     LaVerne Shank of Pyramid Music Productions (Music Label & Artist Management) brought together a fantastic team to create the video. Producer / Director, Jeffrey Moore of Axtravaganza Films took the futuristic concept to a whole new level.  Stay tuned for the video release!  Shot on location at Villari's Martial Arts Studio in Ormond Beach, FL, we worked late at night until early in the morning (10pm to 5am) to get all the filming in before neighboring businesses opened their doors.       Download the single Into the Future (feat. Freedom Williams)       Artist:   Key Makeup:    Hair:   Label / Management: http://www

Beautiful bride Krisitn March 24, 2012

Kristin had a gorgeous day for her March 24, 2012 wedding at the Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. She opted for airbrush makeup along with false lashes for the special day. I used neutrals and corals/coppers to make her blue eyes pop. Here's to wishing Kristin many years of happiness and love!

Booking Your Wedding Day Makeup Artist

It's that time season is in full swing. Glancing at my calendar, I can see there aren't very many open weekends left. It happens every year, I receive oodles of calls and emails from brides looking to book their makeup artist within 1-3 months of their wedding date (sometimes less!) and normally I'm already booked. I can't stress enough how important it is to book your makeup artist well in advance.  I'm talking at least 6 months or more.  I've had to turn away many disappointed brides who waited until only a few weeks or even a month before their big day.  I do not have a "team" of artists, so I can only book a minimum number of clients in any given month.  One thing to keep in mind is that since I am not a "team"  of artists, you can rest assured knowing that the makeup work you see on my website is by me and only me.  I can imagine it might be confusing to look at a website wondering what artist did the makeup.  But on my

Tattoo Makeup Cover for the DIY (Do it yourself) Type

Although I offer tattoo cover , it is pricey and that can be a huge turn-off to brides trying to keep down their wedding costs. The products I use are a professional grade cosmetic, designed to withstand sweat, heat, water, rain, tears and anything else that could dampen the best laid coverage.  I highly recommend hiring a professional, but if you can't or don't want to hire a professional makeup artist to cover your tattoo, I will give you the low-down on some of the different tattoo makeup available. Keep in mind that these are far inferior to the products I use but are designed for the consumer who wants to save a buck or two.    The location of the tattoo has a lot to do with how well the coverage stays put. Tattoos on the arms or legs; areas that are the least likely to sweat, will have better results than tattoos on the back or chest areas. But tattoos that are on the underside of the arm or areas that rub against the body, may result in makeup transferring onto the clot

Saturday is Saint Patrick's Day!!

Break out the greens ladies! St Patrick's Day is heading this way. Green can appear prominent, so limit the amount of additional color on your face. A tinted moisturizer will look better than a full face bronzer.   Selecting a shadow on the bluer side of green will work great for brown eyes. Hazel colored eyes should choose a yellow-based green. If you have green eyes, a contrasting green color will accent your eyes rather than camouflage them. Choose dark olive shadows for light green eyes and select something in the jade range for deeper green eyes.   Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream Eyeliner - Emerald Green Deep blue eyes will work perfectly with a dark green shade while lighter blue eyes should focus on mossy green shadows. Accent green eye shadows with creams and ivory or for a fun night on the town, blend in a touch of gold shimmer. Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner (Shown here in Mullet)   Try using a gold liner smudged along the lash line, top and bottom, then

Questions to ask your Wedding Day Makeup Artist

Congratulations, you're engaged!!   Now that you have the bling, it's time to start planning your wedding.  Colors, gowns, food, music....I am sure you are thinking of all sorts of things for your ever-so-perfect day and your makeup is no exception.  But, before you head out and start panicking with sticker shock, let's go over a few important points so you aren't caught like a deer in headlights.    Is it really worth it?   Before you start to rule out hiring a professional makeup artist, consider the other vendors you'll be using that day.  Would you hand over a point and shoot camera to your favorite cousin and hope for the best?  This is the only chance to get your wedding day photos. There is no do-over and it's not a dress rehearsal, so be sure everything is lined up for you to be flawless and fabulous.  You are going to be the focus of the majority of wedding day photos and I would imagine you are going to want to put your face in the hands of a professio

A beautiful review from St Augustine bride Amber

Stephanie was so great to work with! She listened to all of my concerns about my wedding makeup during my trial run, and then was still able to make a couple of tweaks n the day of that I decided I wanted. I looked like myself, but a "fancier" version! And my bridesmaids also looked beautiful! My airbrush makeup lasted even until the morning after. I absolutely recommend Stephanie! Her prices, work, and even her company were all great additions to my wedding day =)  

Makeup Consultation

Today I had the opportunity to provide a makeup consultation for June bride, Marisa.  Her gown will be a cream color and the wedding, much like Marisa herself, is very vintage bohemian. After prepping and priming her skin, I used Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic (OCC) airbrush foundation in R0. Temptu's blush in bronzer provided a bit of color to Marisa's cheeks. I accented with powder highlights and blushes by Yaby Cosmetics. Her eyes were primed with Too Faced Shadow Insurance, lined with Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner then followed with a blending of browns and light coppers from Yaby Cosmetics. Black mascara was added to blend in Marisa's blonde lashes with the false ones. A touch of OCC shimmer at the brow bone, cheeks and inner eyes helped provide some needed accents. Marisa's lips were first tinted with Becca Tint in Watermelon, then I applied Make Up For Ever's Aqua Lip Liner in 3C followed by a mix of berry-brown lipstick and peach-gold shimmer gloss

A couple of sneak peeks...

Photography by Jennifer Ring Photography - Two very different style shoots Libby's Boudoir Photo Nicole's Senior Photo

Makeup Counters and your Wedding Day

The other day, I discussed options for the Do It Yourself "DIY" Bride and how to best handle wedding day makeup.  Today I will offer some advice on what to expect should you decide to use the makeup counter at the mall for your wedding day look.  First and foremost, the makeup counter is a retail environment.  Their main purpose is to sell cosmetics and make a profit.  Most counter representatives work off of commission.  The more you buy, the more they sell, the larger their cut.  Many brands offer complimentary makeup applications provided you purchase a minimum dollar amount of the products used.  There are several reasons for this with the primary reason being State Statutes.  (Please refer to your individual State for specifics)  Florida allows the application of makeup by anyone as long as the only money received is for the cosmetic products themselves.   I am a Florida State licenses esthetician, however, it is not required to have a license to apply make