Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wedding Makeup Trial and Consultation

Over the weekend, Kim and Kyle did a makeup trial on a lovely bride! She told us she wanted something more natural, but visible from afar or in pictures. The glowing bride looked flawless!

Here she is BEFORE:

We applied foundation and concealer then used the following products on her eyes:
Stila Kitten Eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid
MAC Twinks in the crease
MAC Embark and Carbon to deepen the crease and on the lower lash line
MAC Soft Brown to blend
MAC Brule and Femme Fi as a highlight
Black Liquid Liner
Ardell Wispies Lashes

On the cheeks we used:
MAC Bronzer to contour
Nars Orgasm on the cheeks
MAC Perfect Topping MSF to highlight

On the lips we used:
MAC Viva Glam V
Revlon Colorburst in Blush and Soft Nude

and here is the finished look!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

40 Beauty Questions TAG

Kim answers 40 BEAUTY QUESTIONS:
Kyle's answers in Blue

-How many times do you wash your face daily?
2x, once in the morning, once at night
Morning and night

-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo)
I'm usually oily, but can get quite dry during the winter season

-What is your current facial wash?
clinique liquid facial soap in mild, been using this for years
some Clean & Clear cleanser

-Do you exfoliate?
no i do not, but i probably should =\
I exfoliate every couple of weeks

-What brand do you use?
can anyone recommend a really good one?
St. Ives

-What moisturizer do you use?
Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion
Neutrogena w/spf 15

-Do you have freckles?

-Do you use eye cream?
not regularly, but occasionally i'll use All About Eyes by Clinique
I don't use eye cream

-Do you or did you have acne prone skin?
luckily, i do not
At one point I had moderate acne, thankfully i grew out of it

-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ?


-What foundation do you use?
MAC Select SPF liquid foundation in NC40, or Studio Fix powder in C4
I use Cosmedicine's Medi-Matte Tinted Moisturizer in Light

-How about concealer?
MAC Select Moisture Cover in NW25 for undereyes
MAC Select Moisture Cover in NW25 for undereyes, and NC35 for any redness

-Do you know your undertone color?
yellow or olive i believe
a vibrant shade of yellowish olive

-What do you think of fake eyelashes?
love love love lashes! my favorites are Ardell Wispies, 105, and 102 demi
I LOVE LASHES! Ardell makes some fab ones at a great price!

-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months?
yes i did

-What brand of mascara do you use?
Diorshow or MAC Studio Fix Lash
I don't usually wear mascara, but if i do, i use Covergirl Lashblast

-Sephora or MAC?
hmm, thats a toughy, i love both!
I find both to be quite festive

-Do you have a MAC Pro-card?

-What makeup tools do you use in make up application?
MAC 217, 239, 224 for eyeshadow
MAC 187, 168, 109, 150 for face
--same as above--

-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes?
Yes, usually MAC paint pots
MAC paint pots

-For the face?

-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)?
I have sooo many favorites, but currently I am in love with NARS Cordura
MAC's twinx is yum

-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner?

-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil?
not very often
not yet

-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows?
not a fan, i prefer packed eyeshadows because pigments can get messy and are harder to work with in my opinion
more of a drama. i'll pass

-Do you use mineral makeup?
Just Mineralized Skinfinishes, if that counts
Mineralized Skinfinishes count, i think:-)

-What is your favorite lipstick?
MAC Shygirl
MAC Viva Glam V

-How about lipgloss?
MAC Love Nectar
MAC Love Nectar. yum

-What is your favorite blush to use?
MAC Eversun, Pinch Me, Melba, Peaches and so many others
Rock & Republic's Call Me blush, and Nars Orgasm

-Do you buy your makeup on ebay?
i've only gotten a couple makeup items on ebay

-Do you like drugstore makeup?
i like SOME drugstore items, but i don't have much drugstore stuff
an item or 3...

-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)
Sure do! I love going to CCO's and finding bargains
haven't been yet

-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes?
Yes, and I have taken MAC classes before
I've taken a MAC class before

-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup?
nope, i better not be! I've been doing makeup waaay too long.
not really, but sometimes i have those days where i find it hard to draw my brows on right:-)

-Name a makeup crime that you hate?
UNBLENDED eyeshadow. I tell everyone please please please invest in a fluffy blending brushes like a MAC 224 so that all the eyeshadows blend beautifully into each other. the worst look ever is having strips/blocks of color on your eyes
UNBLENDED Frosted eyeshadow in pastel colors with bright pink circles of blush on the cheeks. I also dislike really heavy black eyeliner and too much mascara with busted eyebrows and foundation that is too light. And finally, make up that matches your ensemble

-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones?
I'm a neutral gal. For weddings, i think neutrals are always best. classic and timeless.
Neutrals are always good. Colorful shades can be pretty too, but i think they work best during photoshoots/editorials

-Which celebrity always has great make up?
Kimmy Kardashian! and J. Lo
Kim Kardashian and J.Lo, of course!

-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use?
Eyebrow pencil
Gotta have those brows

-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on?
Sure, I do it all the time
I can, but i would prefer to have my brows on

-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on?
Good, yes. My best? No.
I look pretty good, but i think i look better with make up on

-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line?
MAC and NARS. For variety and selection, definitely MAC. However, I think NARS makes some really great quality products.
Gotta agree with Kim on this one. MAC is great for their huge selection, and NARS makes some beautiful eyeshadows, blush, bronzers, etc

-What do you think of Makeup??
I think the purpose of makeup is to make yourself look your best. It can be used to enhance beauty, it can even completely transform your face (it can hide your flaws, give you bigger eyes, change your face shape with contouring, and give you cheekbones). Makeup can do wonders for people, trust me! Other than that makeup is also art, and I love experiementing with makeup and trying different colors and looks.
Make up creates an illusion of gorgeousness. It can enhance, diminish, and transform the features and textures of your face. What i love is the feeling of beauty it can provide when applied correctly, as well as the overall transformation from a clean to a made up face. I enjoy photography, and i find that i do less retouching if the subject is wearing a good face of make up.