I am so excited to show you guys the makeover I did on my sister-in-law Debra.
She just gave birth to my adorable newest nephew Ledger which is her 5th child.
Raising 5 young kids is serious business and leaves her with little to no “me time”
My mom was kind enough to watch her 5 plus my 1 while we had ourselves a pretty party!
It was so fun to have some time to spend with her without the fragmented conversation we usually have between many little-person-interruptions.
Aaaaand….Let’s not even talk about how she looks pre-makeup. Cause, are you kidding?
What I did:
I started by using a bit of Tomas Airbrush Tan (Deb is a LOVER of a deep tan and only recently gave up the beds, I’ve been dying to show her she really can have her cake and eat it too with a little spray can)
Tapped in some Nars Sheer Glow with a damp sponge.
Then I did some contouring with my contour foundation (similar option here). Since she has a thin face already I didn’t want to create any more thinness but contouring the sides of her face like I often do, in her case I focused mostly on her cheek bones creating a shade push up bra right under the apples of her cheeks and blending out towards her temples. (Hopefully that makes sense. If not I’ll be demonstrating it via video soon so no worries.)Then under the lips and down the sides of the nose on the top of her forehead and around her jaw line.
Rosied up those cheeks with my blush (similar here)
I filled her brows with Mac Brun (shocking I know:)
Lined her the inner rim of her eyes all the way around with Loreal Gel Liner in Blackest black, then blended the line out with a contour brush using a mixture of Taupe & Slate from the Lorac Pro Palette. Mascara came next and a row of my favorite lashes. (I linked the pro palette to Zappos because I recently had a FANTASTIC experience with them* and they ship/ return fast and free. I try to find the best price+shipping for my all my links)
Then using Nude from the Lorac Palette I highlighted the inner corner of her eyes and a tiny bit below her brow.
Lined her lips with Mac In Synch lip pencil, filled them with Mac Creme Cup Lipstick and topped them off with some pink gloss.
Lastly I highlighted her (similar here) down the bridge of the nose, beneath her eyes on her forehead between her brows and on her chin.
Oh and I had to set her with some spray. Urban Decay’s All Nighter.
For her hair:
I gave her some subtle layers to take the weight off and give her some body. I also gave her a swoopy bang which I think frames her face gorgeously.
Next lightened her up around the face with some highlights and toned the whole head with apple cider vinegar and purple food coloring (made it super shiny and cut the yellow)
I also added some serum for shine while it was still wet. After rough drying it I used a 1 1/2″ Hot tools curling iron to run some soft silky curls through it.(tutorial here)
* Just in case you want to know what it was (but since it’s a long story I figured I’d leave it out of the body of the post)
I ordered a pair of shoes but left my apartment number off the address (typical me). Strangely UPS felt like they could figure out which apartment number was mine through ESP. ESP was wrong and although my tracking number said it was delivered to me, it wasn’t. I called Zappos and the lovely girl told me that she was so sorry (never mentioned once how it was my mistake) and sent me a new pair overnight while they found the lost pair, but not before letting me know they’d gone on sale since I ordered them last week so she would refund me the difference. WHAT?! I was glowing when I got off the phone. What a great company.