I am so so excited to share this makeover with you. It’s kind of a change up from my usual thing. On instagram a few months back I ran across @themakeupnation. I instantly fell in love with her gorgeous face and cute personality. I loved all the fun new products she was sharing (especially her daring but gorgeous lipstick choices) and her love for helping women with beauty really shows through. We connected and decided to collaborate our efforts! One really cool thing about any art (makeup being an art) is that there are so many perspectives and so many different ways to do it. It’s not just one way or the wrong way! In case you haven’t noticed yet, I am really into natural looking “Victoria’s Secret” type looks. It’s not the only way I do it but it’s definitely my favorite way. Although, I still appreciate more striking makeup, brighter colors and all other deviations from the natural looks. Juliann is a hairstylist and makeup artist herself so I though it would be really fun to show her all made up as usual and then show my – more dressed down- option. She looks absolutely beautiful in both images but I think it’s really fun to see two different approaches. What do you think?
What I did: I started off with Makeup Forever HD Foundation in 140 blended in with a Beauty Blender. Next I went through and did some contouring. Can I just tell you, I could stare at her contouring all day!? I’m in love with it. My new contouring “detailer” I used on her cheeks and down the sides of her nose is rocking my WORLD! I cannot wait for it to be released. Often times I see contouring that really just looks like tanner skin (which isn’t a bad thing) but this really gray based creme looks like a perfect shadow no matter how close up you get, it makes sculpting more fun for me than it’s ever been. For her brows I used MAC Smut Eyeshadow and an angled brush to create a really sexy arch (she has permanent makeup on her brows so I needed to use a darker fill to match.) She has incredible almond eyes and I really wanted their natural shape to show through so I just dusted on color of shimmery neutral shadow over her lid and down at her lash line. – Champagne from the In the light Palette Then I used a shimmery brown (Gilded Gold from the In The Light Palette) right in her crease and topped that with mascara. (her liner is permanent on so I didn’t have to line at all) Next I stippled Princess Peach Blush into the apples of her cheeks. Lined her lips with NYX Taupe liner and filler them with Buxom Gloss in White Russian Beautiful Photography by Jessica Janae