Well, hello there. How nice of you to join me. Lets talk about makeup!
I was just thrilled when Jacque’ agreed to let me spill my glitter filled glamour vomit onto her blog. I love taking about makeup and there is absolutely no doubt you’ll love reading about it. My humble charm will win over the most tom of tomboys.
Last week, Jacque had a fabulous Holiday Party for her company and was a little stumped on how to rock her face for the night. No fear, I will help, I will film, and we will all learn. You might learn a few new tricks or pick up a few ideas, and I have learned that I am awkward on film. Enjoy the choppy bits as I am not quite the editing master my fellow Gen. Y-ers are.
*Jacque’s added disclaimer…I apologize for my facial expressions, it can’t be helped**
We start at the face.
Products used are as follows:
Dermablend SkinPerfector Primer
Smashbox Hydrating Under Eye Primer
Napoleon Perdis Concealer in “Medium”
Urban Decay Naked Foundation in “4.0”
Maybelline Age Rewind Treatment Concealer in “Fair”
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Pur Minerals Perfectly Natural
NYX Matte Bronzer in “Light”
Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten in “Sunswept”
Benefit Watts Up
MAC Loose Powder in “Drizzle Gold”
Big Beautiful Brown Eyes.
Lorac Pro Pallet
MAC Paint Pot in “Painterly” & “Rubenesque”
Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Mascara
Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in “Black Gold”
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in “Perversion”
Pucker up, Buttercup. Lips.
MAC Lip Liner in “Redd”
MAC Lipstick in “Ruby Woo”
Benefit Lip Gloss in “Rave Reviews”
MAC Dazzleglass in “Amorous” (Used in the “Dramatic Look”)
Jacque looks stunning, doesn’t she? Well just in case you want a little more drama, using the same products, there is this:
You made it! Have fun at your Holiday parties and don’t drink too much egg nog. Or do, I won’t judge you.
FYI- This is what I ACTUALLY looked like at my holiday party 🙂
Make up is something that is amazing to me, its like art people wear on their face- unless its me, then it’s like a creepy mask you wear on Halloween. Clearly I am not good at it, I don’t know what brushes to use, what the difference is between using a power foundation vs a mineral foundation (if that even makes sense…) or how to do a “smokey look” OR even how many looks there can be… Thank God for Amanda!
My beautiful and talented cousin has agreed to do weekly blog entries on various topics relating to makeup from “How To’s” in regards to certain looks, fresh ideas for various occasions or just the day to day and video tutorials as well! The topics will vary maybe with her mood, maybe with the seasons (trends, budgets etc) but it will call come from a professional!
Amanda graduated from the Paul Mitchel Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology in San Francisco and is currently in a management role with Ulta. She has done numerous freelance cosmetic projects and has worked for makeup counters for many different lines from Benefit to Bobby Brown and everything in between! She can even make my mug ready for any occasion I throw at her! Christmas party? No problem. Girls night? Obviously. AN INTERVIEW??? Of course.
I will selfishly steel some of her spotlight by putting pictures I like of BOTH of us below 🙂
Please stayed tuned for the first addition of aManda’s Makeup Miracles. If you miss a week- I have added a category called “Makeup Miracles” to the side bar. Make sure to check it out!