Todays makeover is of one of my very favorite people.
I really lucked out in the In-Law department. Both my mother and my father in-law are supremely kind, generous and loving people, any time I get to spend with them always makes me happy and inspires me to be more selfless. Becky, Nick’s mom, is beautiful from the inside out. She has gorgeous blue eyes and beautiful skin baby soft skin. Plus she’s a total QVC connoisseur and always finds the coolest things that I get to sample first hand. (She’s the one who found Wen!)
I kind of just ambushed her so in the first photos she is wearing her makeup from earlier in the day:
I was so excited to make make her eyes stand out like crazy so I lined them with a high pigmented black liner and then smudged the line with a gorgeous Slate Blue from the Lorac Pro Palette. That subtle hint of blue has a way of looking smoky and brightening up blue eyes without screaming BLUE EYESHADOW HERE! Then I gave her a coat of mascara and was careful to start right at the root with the wand, which helps the lashes look thick and full.
Next I wanted to give her a little bit of extra sexiness by way of an arched brow. Because her hair is so dark and things tend to go warm or “orange-y” on her skin tone I ended up using black to fill her brows, which I almost never do! When you are filling in brows in areas where no hair is growing at all it’s vital that at least some of the brush strokes are done with a color that matches the hair exactly and since her hair is jet black it just worked.
Then I gave her some IIID Foundation in Light. I took this photo so I could portray how it looked pre-blend and where I put the lights and the darks:
Before blending the yellow undertone always look a little crazy and the dark won’t go on this heavy, I did it darker so the placement would be more obvious. Then I dabbed the blush into her cheeks and the illuminator on her brow bone and the top of her cheek bones. I have some exciting things to tell you guys concerning this stuff, the number one thing being that pre-sales will be underway tomorrow for the medium & the shortcake to be shipped on or before January 18th YAY! Also, I have some changes being made and other things so keep your eyes peeled on that IIID page!
Finally, I loaded up her lips with some pretty pink gloss (in Pink Nude) to finish her off and BAM.
What a gorgeous lady.
Love you all!
PS! To all of you in Northern Utah!
I will be at my sister’s awesome clothing store:
on January 14th from 4pm-8pm doing demos with the IIID products and hanging out!
I hope some of you guys can come by, I’d love to meet you!