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Romantic Hair and Makeup for Vanessa's Wedding!

I can't get enough of Vanessa's gorgeous wedding photos!! The Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club was the perfect backdrop for this dreamy wedding. I think the makeup and hair Vanessa chose complimented the scenery so well!

Epic photo by Pine & Sea Photography

Epic photo by Pine & Sea Photography

Bridal Hair & Makeup

Vanessa's up do was a very loose romantic style with curls set at the base of her neck.

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For Vanessa's eye makeup, I applied shimmery rose gold eye shadows with a full set of lashes. Her foundation was airbrushed on with Temptu s/b foundation for a luminous finish. Her lipstick was MAC Cremecup - one of my favorite soft pink bridal lip colors!

Gorgeous bride!!

Gorgeous bride!!

Her bridal party looks straight out of a magazine!

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More highlights from the day...

Vendors:

Photography: Pine & Sea Photography

Florist: Green Leaf Designs

Cake: Its All About the Cake

Dress: Essence of Australia from The Wedding Day Bridal Boutique

DJ: KIK Entertainment

Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

The Villa San Juan Capistrano - Romantic Bridal Makeup & Hair

I am so in love with everything about this wedding!! Not only is the couple, Liz and Ryan, so adorable together, but their wedding took place in the most romantic venue with the most amazing florals and decor (see vendors below). I first met Liz and Ryan when they were engaged for a styled wedding shoot (the images and video are featured on the home page). The shoot was a totally different style than their actual wedding, so it was fun getting to create both looks on Liz.

To achieve her dewy complexion, I airbrushed her foundation, blush, and bronzer. The formula I used was the Temptu S/B formula, which is long lasting and gives a very hydrated look. 

For her hair, we went with a style that was inspired by a picture she sent me. It was mostly down, but with some structure to help it last longer and be out of her face. She loves braids, so I made sure to incorporate that into the style. 

Makeup for Engagement Photos using Kett Hydro Airbrush

Hey everyone! I thought I would start going into more detail here on my blog about some of the makeovers I post on instagram.

The beautiful woman pictured below was my client for an engagement shoot. I used the Temptu Air as a compressor/gun to spray on the Kett Hydro (water based) foundation. I am in love with the Temptu Air! If you haven't heard of it, and you are someone who regularly has to travel with airbrush I highly recommend it!! (Will be posting a review on Youtube/ this blog about Temptu Air). Anyway, I love how it turned out. Product details below.

  • Kett Hydro foundation
  • Tarte creaseless concealer
  • RCMA no color powder
  • Ben Nye Banana powder
  • Tarte blush "Culture" 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow wiz Medium brown
  • NYX brow gel
  • Makeup geek "Cocoa Bear" "Corrupt"
  • ABH Modern Renaissance palette "Ochre", "Primavera"
  • Kryolan Glamour Sparks
  • Maybelline black gel liner
  • 747M lashes
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector "Champagne Pop"
  • The Balm Meet Matt(e) Liquid Lip "Committed"

That's it for makeup! For hair I used a 1.5 in barrel to create some volume then set it with Sebastian Shaper Spray! 

 

 

San Diego Wedding Makeup Artist

I am so excited to share these photos from Phoenicia's wedding in San Diego! 

I first met Phoenicia when I did her makeup for her boudoir photos. This gave me a chance to learn what works best on her skin and for her face shape. She wanted BOLD makeup that would pop in photos. I loved her vision, and I'm so pleased with how it turned out!

For the wedding day, I used Kett Cosmetics Fixx Creme foundation and corrector to conceal, highlight, and contour her face. This formula is waterproof and long lasting.  I also used this makeup on her mother, who wanted natural skin but defined eyes. 

Photos are by Ima Foto

Laguna Beach & Huntington Beach Wedding - Lillia and Will

I'm so excited to share Lillia and Will's beautiful wedding pictures by Lokitm Photography.  Their wedding was divided into two separate days with the ceremony held in the gorgeous Laguna Beach, and the reception in Huntington Beach! Lucky me, I got to get her ready twice!! 

I used Kett hydro airbrush on Lillia for even, long lasting coverage. I brought out her eyes with matte, warm brown eyeshadows and lashes for a little drama while keeping it soft. 

Also, can I just say I LOVE her tea length dress. It pairs perfectly with the shoes and the charming backdrop!

 

Thank you Lillia for choosing me as your wedding makeup and hair artist. I am so honored and happy to have met you!

 

Makeovers at Beauty & Bellini's - Newport Beach, CA

Beauty & Bellini's

What an amazing day I had at the Southern California Blogger event hosted by Facialworks in Newport Beach!! Makeup, Hair styling, Massages, Spray Tans, Facials, and Bellini's - does it get any better?? 

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For those in Orange County, the Facialworks facial bar is the perfect way to give your skin a quick pick me up! Sit down at the facial bar and hang out with your friends while you get the refreshing oxygen treatment. Trust me, you will never want to leave!

For the complete pampered experience, I was on site giving makeovers to the ladies after their facials. They were all SO sweet, which made the experience all the more rewarding for me!! 

Spray Tans by SunlessRaeTan

Catering by Mendocino Farms

Hair Styling by Blown Away

Massages by ET Chiropractic

Glam Bridal Makeup & Hair in Torrance, CA | Los Angeles Makeup Artist & Hairstylist

Bridal Spotlight

I am in love with this makeup and hair look I created with my beautiful bride, Rosemary! I say with, because it is a collaborative process with my brides to make them look exactly the way they want! She was such a sweetie; I really enjoyed getting to know her the months leading up to her wedding.

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When Rosemary and I met for her bridal trial, she knew exactly the type of look she was going for: voluminous curls, and brown smokey eye with nude lips. To get a flawless finish to her skin, I used waterproof creme makeup with a thin layer of airbrush foundation on top.

An essential part of every trial is to take photos of the completed look! This is so important because it allows both the bride and me to see how the makeup photographs, and it gives me  the opportunity to really study the photos to make any improvements for the wedding day. We made a few adjustments for her wedding day, including adding some flowers to one side of her hair. 

I can't get over how glamorous and GORGEOUS Rosie looked with her completed look in her wedding dress. I got this message from her the next day:

I love how my makeup looked so natural and so beautiful thank you so much!!

Congrats again to Rosemary and Sal!!

Photos by Leslie Gitchell Photography.

Outdoor Wedding in Nestldown Los Gatos - Bay Area Makeup & Hair

Esther & Tyler 

I am SO honored to have been a part of this special and absolutely beautiful celebration of Esther and Tyler. Esther is my sister in law, and she and Tyler have been a part of our family for years. Not only was I asked to be a bridesmaid, but I was in charge of hair and makeup for the majority of our bridal party! I had an amazing day from the morning getting them ready, to the partying afterwards! 

Photos by Majesta Patterson

The wedding took place in the most romantic setting in the woods of Los Gatos, CA. The ceremony was truly magical! Music played throughout the trees as we watched Esther descend the steps to meet Tyler, her dress glittering in the light with every step. Between Esther and Tyler, and the guests who all clearly love them so much, the tears were almost non stop! WATERPROOF makeup is a must in these situations!

Wedding Makeup & Hair

For Esther's bridal makeup, I used my trusty Kett Fixx Creme foundations, correctors, and blushes to create a long lasting, waterproof finish. Esther loves neutrals and earth tones, and prefers a very natural hair and makeup look. I used my Viseart matte neutral eyeshadow palette to add subtle depth to her eyes. I then applied a thin layer of waterproof black gel eyeliner to the upper lash line and smoked it out for a softer look. For her lashes, we opted for some individual lashes, focusing mostly on the outer corners to give a subtle, cat-eye like lift. For her hairstyle, we created long lasting loose waves by setting them ahead of time. 

Once the look was complete and she put on her dress, I had to stand back in awe! She was such a stunning bride!!

 

Venue: Nestldown

Photographer: Majesta Patterson

Makeover and photo shoot in Orange County with model Jhoanne

Last fall I moved back to Orange County from Texas after being away for six years. The weather is so refreshing and the beautiful scenery is endless, which makes me want to be outside all the time! I met recently with model Jhoanne (also from Orange County) to do an outdoor photo shoot right in my corner of Laguna Hills. The natural setting makes for a great backdrop to the photos. 

Makeup - Earth Tones

Jhoanne is obviously gorgeous and I can't get enough of her smile!! For her eye makeup, I used some Yaby pearl paints and eyeshadows in green, gold, and warm brown colors to go along with the surrounding earth tones. I applied some extra long lashes to really lift and open the eyes. For her blush and lips I chose fairly natural colors - Rimmel nude lipliner with a little Mac creme cup lipstick in the center, and Mac Melba blush on the cheeks. To create a soft glow on the cheeks, I added Becca's highlighter in Champagne Pop

Newport Beach Photo Shoot with Model Ali - Summer Makeup and Hair

Ali is a local OC model that I recently worked with to take some really fun beach photos. This was my first time taking photos myself on the beach, so it was definitely a learning experience! There was a lot of climbing rocks and rolling around in the sand, which Ali graciously went along with, and by the end we were cold and covered in wet sand, but oh-so happy!

Makeup - bronze, copper, gold

These colors are universally flattering on all skin, hair, and eye colors, and I especially love them for summer! Easy to pair with a bright lip, or a soft pink/nude like we did for this shoot. 

One of my favorite palettes for these copper and gold tones is the Sleek Sunset Palette. Super affordable and AMAZING quality! I'm telling you, these perform just as well as some of the pricier brands. 

To get that gorgeous glow on her skin, I used Becca's Champagne Pop on the high points of the face. To blur pores and to even out the bronzer, blush, and highlight, I used Graftobian HD dual finish powders. I LOVE these powders for their build-able (yet not cakey) coverage and smooth application. 

For her hair, I curled it first, then pulled it up into this pony using a pull through braid technique. Once we let down her hair, the curls held just enough to create that perfectly textured beach hair. 

Keep an eye out for my next post like this coming soon!

 

BOLD Dark Blue Eyeshadow - Makeup and Photography by Veronica

In my spare time I have been working on improving my photography skills. Here are some photos from a recent session with this lovely model Seinne. Like me, she also an OC local!

I wanted to try a look that was new for her, so we went with this dramatic dark blue/purple smoked out eyeshadow with a little sparkle. I placed individual lashes for a "less fake" but FULL fringe. Her skin was pretty flawless to begin with; I just helped to bring out her skin to a smooth, almost buttery finish using my favorite Kett Fixx creme correctors and foundations. The glow on her cheeks was achieved using MAC soft n gentle. To get that super shiny lip, I mixed some Mehron metallic gold powder with OCC clear lip tar.

 

 

I hope you enjoy the photos! Will be posting more from recent shoots soon!

Waterproof Makeup - Rania's Bridal Makeup

I am loving these pictures from Rania's wedding! She is such a beautiful and sweet person, I am so glad to have been her makeup artist. Rania and I had spent quite a bit of time at her trial trying on several different eye looks and took pictures of each look so she could decide which one suited her best.

Rania's Wedding Makeup:

We settled on a look that highlighted her lid with a soft sparkling white color. I smoked out the crease and lower lash line with muted purple tones to further emphasize her eye shape. For extra drama, I lined her eyes with black waterproof gel liner and stacked two false lashes on top of her own. 

For her foundation, I airbrushed waterproof makeup, Kett Hydro Proof.  I used different airbrush colors to highlight and contour her face. For blush, I used Kett's waterproof creme blush - I am in love with their creme blushes! I used MAC's soft & gentle to add some glow to her cheeks, and on the lips I filled in the lip entirely with Rimmel's thousand kisses lip liner (long lasting) and put some MAC lipstick in creme cup on the center to add a little highlight.

I stayed the majority of the wedding to be on hand for hair and makeup touchups (hair originally styled by Abby Kawaja). It was a beautiful wedding that took place in an elegant wedding venue that went perfectly with Rania's hair, makeup, and dress! 

AJ Cochran Houston Dynamo - Tip Out Magazine

I wanted to share some pictures from my most recent publication with Tip Out Magazine. This month's feature was Houston Dynamo defender AJ Cochran.  My job, of course, was to make up the man in such a way that doesn't look like he's wearing makeup. For those who would like some help with natural "man makeup," here is a break down of the products I used:

  • CeraVe Moisturizer (Night time w/o SPF)
  • MAC pro longwear concealer (NW30) under the eyes
  • Kett Fixx Creme (shades O3 and R3 mixed together) to conceal blemishes
  • Graftobian Dual Finish Powder Foundation to even out skin tone while maintaining a natural sheen
  • La Femme blush in "Soft Beige" applied lightly around perimeters of face to warm up complexion with a touch of bronze
  • chap stick on lips
  • MAC eyeshadow "Omega" to softly fill in brows

Here is the result.

Good luck to AJ and the rest of the Houston Dynamo on their last few games of the season! I enjoyed working with him and the rest of my team at

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.  Don't forget to pick up a copy of Tip Out if you would like to read the rest of the interview! Photos by

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