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BRIDESMAID | MARBELLA

Marbella was a matron of honor at Sonia’s wedding in Los Angeles. The bride had selected a specific look for each bridesmaid makeup; however, Marbella wanted her makeup look to be a little different from the rest of the bridesmaids.

PRODUCTS USED

FACE: Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra Mat Moisturizer | Temptu Airbrush Foundation | Clinique Airbrush Concealer

EYES: MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow | Urban Decay Naked Palette | Benefit They’re Real Mascara | Bobbi Brown Liner | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil | Ardell Lashes | Senna Form-A-Brow Kit in Neutral

CHEEKS: NARS Orgasm | Smashbox Soft Lights Baked Stardust

LIPS: Clinique All About Lips | Lise Watier Lipstick Corail

 

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TRIAL | MABEL

Mabel is getting married in the Summer 2014 and asked me to do a makeup and hair trial the day she was scheduled to get her engagement photos taken. I was so thrilled to do it because she doesn’t wear much makeup and has never worn falsies before. By the end of her appointment she had gotten used to the lashes and was loving her makeup look.

PRODUCTS USED

FACE: Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra Mat Moisturizer | Temptu Airbrush Foundation | Clinique Airbrush Concealer

EYES: Too Faced Shadow Insurance | MAC Vanilla Eyeshadow | Urban Decay Naked Palette | Benefit They’re Real Mascara | Bobbi Brown Liner | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil | Japonesque Criss Cross Lashes | Senna Form-A-Brow Kit in Neutral

CHEEKS: NARS Orgasm | MAC Matte Bronze

LIPS: Clinique All About Lips | Lise Watier Lipstick Corail

 

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BRIDESMAID | MARYANNE

Beautiful Maryanne was a bridesmaid at Cynthia’s wedding. She has beautiful blue eyes so I wanted to make sure her makeup look did not take away from it. She told me she had never used false lashes and by the end of her makeup session she had forgotten she even had them. Ha!

Products Used:

  • Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrate Moisturizer
  • Face Atelier Foundation
  • Face Atelier Camouflage Duet in “Light”
  • Face Atelier Translucent Loose Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in “Powder Pink”
  • Smashbox Softlights Shimmer
  • Smashbox Eyeshadows in “Minx” and “Vanilla”
  • Senna Form-A-Brow Kit in “Neutral”
  • Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes
  • Eve Pearl Lipstick on “Pink Stiletto”

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BRIDESMAID | BEATRIZ

Beatriz was the matron of honor at Cynthia’s wedding. For her bridesmaid makeup look, she requested a bronze eyeshadow and peachy lips and cheeks to compliment her olive skin tone. She was very happy with her look.

Products Used:

  • Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra Mat Moisturizer
  • Cinema Secrets Foundation and Concealer
  • Smashbox Eyeshadow in “Sienna”
  • Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Liner in “Espresso Ink”
  • Smashbox Bionic Mascara in “Jet Black”
  • Senna Form A Brow Kit in “Neutral”
  • MUD Blush in “Soft Peach”
  • MAC Bronzing Powder in “Matte Bronze”
  • MAC Lustre Drops in “Sun Rush”
  • Lise Watier Lipstick in “Corail”
  • Bobbi Brown Clear Lip Gloss “Crystal”

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TRIAL | JENNY

Jenny requested an airbrush bridal makeup look, smokey eyes with a pop of color on the lips and the cheeks. She has the most beautiful smile.

Products used:

  • Temptu Airbrush Foundation
  • Cinema Secrets Concealer
  • NARS Orgasm Blush
  • MAC Strobe Cream
  • NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna”
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette Eyeshadows in Smog, Half Baked, and Buck.
  • Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in “Espresso Ink”
  • Urban Decay Pencil Liner in “Zero”
  • Winks by Georgie “Midnight Muse” False Lashes
  • Makeup For Ever Aqua Lip Liner 15C
  • Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in “Blushing Creme”
  • MUD Lipgloss in Shine Pink

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TRIAL | NICHOLE

Beautiful Nichole came in for the bridal makeup and hair consultation and loved it. She requested a natural wedding makeup look. We are looking forward to seeing her again on her wedding day.

Products Used:

  • Face Atelier Foundation
  • Cinema Secrets Concealer
  • Face Atelier Translucent Loose Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in “Powder Pink”
  • Smashbox Softlights Shimmer
  • MAC Pigment in “Tan”
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette Eyeshadow in “Naked”
  • Senna Form-A-Brow Kit in “Neutral”
  • Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes
  • Custom Made Lip Color

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TRIAL | SONIA

Sonia requested a natural bridal makeup look. She is not used to wearing lots of makeup so she wanted to still look like herself but natural and classy.

PRODUCTS USED

FACE: Embryolisse Lait-crème Concentré | Cinema Secrets Foundation + Concealer

EYES: Too Faced Shadow Insurance | Urban Decay Naked Palette | Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara Black | Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink Gel Liner | Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes | Senna Form-A-Brow Kit in Neutral

CHEEKS: MAC Refined Golden Bronzer | Smashbox Soft Lights Baked Stardbust | Stila Camellia

LIPS: Clinique All About Lips | MAC Etcetera Lip Liner + Angel Lipstick + Angel Lipglass

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BRIDE | CYNTHIA

Cynthia’s Los Angeles wedding and prep took place at the Westlake Village Inn. We had an amazing time doing bridal makeup and hair on her and her wedding party. Congratulations, Cynthia!

 

PRODUCTS USED

FACE: Embryolisse Lait-crème Concentré | Cinema Secrets Foundation + Concealer

EYES: Urban Decay Primer Potion | Urban Decay Naked Palette | Dior ‘Diorshow’ Mascara Black | MAC Blacktrack Fluidline| | Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes | Smashbox Brow Tech Brunette

CHEEKS: Bobbi Brown Powder Pink | Smashbox Soft Lights

LIPS: Clinique All About Lips | NYX Miami Babe

 

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Boudoir Photography Tips For A Flawless Shoot

Los Angeles Photographer Tiana from JustAGirlFromLA Photography has offered some valuable tips for anyone looking to book a boudoir photo session:Boudoir Photography Makeup - Passion For Make-Up - JustAGirlFromLA

Have you booked or are looking to book a Boudoir Photography session? Follow these simple tips to get the most out of your photo session.

Inspiration. Have an idea of what to do when you go in to the shoot. The web is your friend. Search, search, search. Take note of any poses, hairstyles, makeup looks, and clothing that inspire you. Bring photos and ideas to the shoot or email them to your photographer, makeup artist, and hairstylist beforehand. Good sources are the photographer’s websites, Pinterest boards, Google image seach, or even lingerie websites like Victoria’s Secret.

Direction. If your photographer gives you further direction, listen up! They know best, and you’ll thank them later when you see how awesome that really awkward pose looks in the end. Be confident! Don’t think for one minute that this is awkward for your photographer; it’s just another day at work! Nothing is worse than stress, and trust me, it’ll be written all over your face when you show up to yourBoudoir Photography - Passion For Make-Up - JustAGirlFromLA session sweaty and out of breath after running down the street to get there.

Time. Give yourself plenty of time. Photographer’s time usually starts when you arrive, not when you are finally dressed and ready. Have outfits planned out, or arrive before the photographer so you are ready to go when they arrive. The last thing you want are sports bra lines or if you wear tight underwear or pants, you may have pressure lines that will show up in photos. Again, getting there early gives you time for these lines to fade.

Beauty. Your everyday makeup will most likely not translate well into photography. Hire a professional makeup artist to get you camera ready. They will know exactly what to do to get your makeup and hair perfect for the camera. Fake tans are okay sometimes. If you’ve done them before, then go for it. I wouldn’t suggest trying it for the first time the day before the shoot!

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Wardrobe and Accessories. Wear loose clothing to the shoot. If you are worried about messing up your hair and makeup, wear a button up shirt. Bring at least three to four outfits minimum. And, don’t forget shoes. Bring clothing for different moods, so that you are guaranteed to feel good in something, depending on what mood you’re in that day. Bring something sweet and innocent and bring something a little racy to make the most of your time! Bring your significant others’ fave team jersey and make it sexy! Bring jewelry and props you might want to use as well.

If you follow these simple steps, you will be sure to have an amazing boudoir session!

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