It has been a really magical few weeks hanging out with my boys and not having to think about a darn thing aside from that, but also I’ve missed you guys!
Nothing like a break to make you excited and energetic all over again:)
Aubrey is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met! When I first had the chance of doing her makeup I thought she looked really pretty but I kept going back to the photos and thinking, “I could have done a better job.” I just couldn’t get it off my mind so I finally called her and asked if I could have a do over. This time i knew EXACTY what I wanted to do with her makeup and I LOVE the result. Not to mention we did it at Jessica Janae’s studio with her beautiful photography which makes it 100 times better. I can’t tell you how frustrating it can be when I do a makeover and the photos just do not do it justice. You know like when you feel SUPER cute but then you take a selfie and the person you saw in the mirror is NOT the same person looking back from your phone? That.
Plus Aubrey has the most sparkly blue eyes and lips for DAYS. So…without further adieu…
Photography: Jessica Janae
What I did:
First I started with a nice smoothing primer. Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Primer.
And I primed her lids with some Soft Ochre
For her eyes I used IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Palette and the color Sunrise (an orangy gold color) from lash up to the crease, then I deepened around the crease with Sunset (an orangy red color) Shading a teensy bit beneath her eye with the Sunrise as well. Then topped her off with some Too faced BTS Mascara, (pssst it’s a front runner in my best mascara search)
I filled her brows with Anastasia Dipbrow in Ebony (sounds really dark but I use a light hand I think one of the lighter colors would have been too warm)
On her lips I first lined with NYX Taupe Liner, then I blended that and layered on Buxom gloss in Cotton Candy
All of her foundation (and HACing) was done with the next generation IIID Foundation! Wheat (highlight) Stone (contour) Pink Grapefruit (blush)
One of my favorite tricks when there is redness or sun damage on the neck and chest is to use Sally Hansen Leg Airbrush spray in light. It evens everything out quickly and evenly surging having to use tons of regular foundation!
Hope you guys have a fantastic Monday!