SWEAT-PROOF MAKEUP ESSENTIALS

Need help choosing the best products for taking on the heat? I’m going to tell you which products are my favorite go-to’s to help keep your makeup long-lasting and melt-proof.

1. Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35

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What it does: this is a tinted cream formula that moisturizes, primes, controls oil, perfects skin for a flawless finish, and protects with its SPF.

2. MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

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What it does: Its a lightweight, creamy, and opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage. It’s Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. It also contains silica to help absorb the skin’s oils.

3. MAC Full Coverage Foundation

20140410-160219.jpgWhat it does: A full coverage foundation offering a smooth and bendable application that’s water resistant and long lasting.

4. Urban Decay Eye Primer Potion

20140410-161910.jpgWhat it does: Provides a more vibrant eyeshadow application that’s crease free and lasts up to 24 hours.

5. MAC Superslick Liquid Eye Liner

20140410-162718.jpgWhat it does: This is a water-based and water-resistant eye liner. Easy to apply and is long wearing.

6. Cover Girl Bombshell Mascara Waterproof Formula

20140410-163128.jpgWhat it does: This mascara pretty much describes itself! Makes your lashes longer and fuller. I suggest applying multiple coats and patience when removing. This really is waterproof!!!

7. Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Sealer

20140410-164837.jpgWhat it does: Sets and seals makeup applications throughout the harshest conditions. Fights against heat, humidity, sweat and water. This one is my favorite sealer!

Those are the essentials for weather proofing your makeup. I hope you can find this list helpful in keeping you oh-so beautiful even more during the warmer weather.

Stay beautiful!
~Nell

On set for IBM Inventor filming

I had so much fun yesterday being the Makeup Artist on set for eFilms Media and IBM.  I can honestly say that when I go to “work” it doesn’t at all feel like work.  This is my passion and I have fun no matter what.  It makes me feel good when I can connect with my clients and bring out their confidence.  I hope to work on many more sets very soon!

Here’s a bit of what my day looked like :

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Bridal Party 4/6

Saturday I had the pleasure of working once again with this family; this time for a wedding.  The first time I worked for this family it was for M’s daughter, A’s, Quinceneara.  They are always a lot of fun and so easy to work with.  The wedding was for M’s sister in law, K. K wears minimal makeup and wanted to stay with a very natural look.  I airbrushed her makeup using my Temptu machine giving her the most flawless finish while still keeping her look very natural.
Here is K’s look while in the process of getting her hair done:
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Here is A, the quince girl, who is always so much fun to work with.  She likes a medium coverage look with winged eyes.  I used a full coverage powder and applied with a light to medium build to give her the exact look she was wanting.  I applied natural lashes to complete her look:
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Mother of the Bride, A, was so sweet!  She also wanted a natural look while looking flawless in her pictures.  Custom shades and look made just for her.  She’s such a sweetheart:
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My last and final makeup application was done on one of my all time fave clients, M. She’s my repeat client who I absolutely adore!  She’s such a doll and always a pleasure to work with.  I did a custom airbrush makeup application on her.  M is a huge fan of the Temptu application b/c it hides her scar in pictures.  Here is her look while getting her hair ‘did’:
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I really enjoy working with this family.  They are all so much fun, friendly, and so warm and welcoming!  They always open up their homes and make you feel like family as soon as you walk in the door.  It’s so self rewarding when they take a look in the mirror and see their finished look and are so genuinely happy.  This is why I love what I do!  It’s moments like these that make the education and preparation so worth it.  You always want to perfect your craft and sharpen your tool so you can deliver to your client.  I hope you enjoyed meeting these women as I’ve enjoyed getting to know them.

Stay confident and keep smilin’
-Nell

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