Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hollywood Glam

photo by Jacki Lee

I had the opportunity to do Cora's makeup a few weeks ago. First of all, she is as sweet as she is stunning and so photogenic....seriously, she should be a model! We discussed doing a red lip and I was originally thinking a more bold contemporary look, but as I was doing her makeup I decided to tone everything else down and let the red lip have it's moment. I am so glad I did because it is turned out to be very 1940's! I think she looks like Ava Gardner.

photo by Jacki Lee
The makeup

Foundation- Nars Sheer Glow
Bronzer- Nars Laguna to contour the face
Highlighter- Benefit High Beam
Brows- Benefit Brows-a-go-go (light brown shade)
Eyes- MAC Painterly Pain Pot as a primer, Urban Decay shadow Foxy over the lid and a tiny bit of tease through the crease for definition, Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara
Lips- Cover Girl eyeliner in Taupe to line the lips and then Nars Heat Wave lipstick applied to the lips

photo by Jacki Lee


Monday, July 29, 2013

My Everyday Makeup

My everyday makeup is pretty simple. These are my favorite everyday makeup products.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer- I feel like my foundation lasts longer with this, especially in Texas weather so I never skip this.

Revlon Photo Ready Airbrush Foundation in 040 Natural Beige- I hate using my expensive stuff for everyday and this stuff works great, but also photographs well if that ends up happening in my day.

Nars Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush- I love this combination. It is so summery and subtle, if I want something a little more pink I will use Pale Pink Blush by Bobbi Brown

MAC Face Kit By Rebecca Moses Eyeshadows- I use Orb over my whole lid and then run a mixture of Smoked Sepia and Show Stopper through the crease and bend it out a little. I line my top lid with Cover Girl Basic Black eye liner and then using a MAC 219 brush I place Show Stopper shadow over the eyeliner to soften it.

Benefit Brows-a-go-go- I love this brow kit and use it for both every day and special days.

Mac Myth Lipstick- I line my lips with Cover Girl eye liner in Taupe and then use my Myth lipstick...sometimes I add a nude lip gloss.