Making Faces Week 6

This weeks look from the amazing Kevin Aucoin Book Making Faces is called The Exotique its the one he did on Cher! Super Glossy!

This look is all about wet looking dewy shiny skin, I loved this look so much,I just wish it left my eyelids less sticky.

I was easily able to wear this out on the street, ran my errands and didn’t get any strange looks, actually I got a free coffee! So if you like free coffee, I say give this look a try!

SirenFace: I used Makeup Forever Uplight Luminizer Gel in 12 Dewy Warm Glow along with Makeup Forever HD Blush in 225 Peachy Pink

Eyes: For the lid I actually used Mac Lip Palette in Modern Browns because I did not have any brown cream shadows and it worked out really nicely, easy smooth coverage. It recommended Petroleum Jelly for the high shine on the lids, but I used the Mac Studio Eye Gloss. I brushed my brows up and lined them with Mac Eyebrows in Linger, and Urban Decay Mascara in  Perversion (my favorite, all my friends are using it too!)

Lips: I used Trucco Lip Pencil in Naked

Making Faces Project Week 4

This weeks look inspired by the Kevin Aucoin makeup book making faces is called  The Flapper so  of course I felt obligated to do a little pin curl on my hair, using the Aquage Defining Gel.

The eyes for the flapper are very smoldry with a dark red lip, I could see myself wearing this look on a night out sometime, it was a little funny to walk home in my extra bundled up winter gear though. Enjoy!

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For the Skin: I used very limited concealer for this image, as instructed by the book, it says not to use much foundation if its not needed. I simply used my Mac Concealer Palette in Light

For the Eyes: I used my Urban Decay Naked Palette in Creep and Gunmetal, I then Lined my water line with Mac Pro Longwear Definitely Black Liner in  Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

For the Cheeks :  I used Face Atelier Ultra Bronzer in Cognac

For the Lips: I used Mac Creemsheen Lipstick in Dare You.

Making Faces Project Week 3

Week 3 is titled The Starlet I have to say I was not going to actually bleach out my brows for fear of looking like a crazy alien.  Its definably a fun look, but for normal wear I think I will be keeping my actual eyebrows 🙂

So far I have really been enjoying this project, although its been really strange trying to photograph myself, The first 2 sets of photos I was setting the timer and running in front hoping to catch a decent image, After doing a little research I can now click the picture from my phone, which makes it much easier but a lot less funny to watch, ask Claire from bohemian-belle She can give you a first hand account of the hilarity that ensues!

JenStarletBrows I started by sealing my brows with a glue stick followed by and eyebrow sealer I got on Amazon called Model in a Bottle.

I then used my Mac Concealer Palette in Light

Eyes: I used TiGi Precision Black Eyeliner Pen and Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Cheeks: I used Mac powder blush in Frankly Scarlett.

Lips:I used Nars Matte lip pencil in their new Color Iberico

 

Making Faces Project Week 1

I just repurchased a book that I absolutely love by Kevin Aucoin , its called “Making Faces” for those of you not familiar with the book its basically a inspirational and instructional book on all types of makeup.

I do hair and makeup all the time from brides to commercial clients, but I feel like there is always something extra to discover. I decided to start a project where I would use myself as the model and practice the looks in the book. Of course at first I was like I should do a different look everyday, then I thought about it. I think that one look a week is totally doable.

Here is the look that I came up with after being inspired by Kevin Aucoins look ” The Innocent” I tried to follow the steps and not copy the photos.

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I have to say this may not look very extreme to some of you but I definatly felt out of my comfort zone. I highly recommend trying some looks you are not comfortable with just to push your self a little further. I don’t think this will be my everyday look, my lids were super shimmery, but to me it was sticky. I also never wear pink on my cheeks…but maybe that will be my first change.

I created a very glossy clean skin tone with Mac  Studio Finish Concealer NW 20,  and Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 1.0  I mixed in a little Temptu S/B highlighter in Champagne Shimmer 053 on the cheek bones and a little Mac Trend Palette Spring 2015 Spring Session on the apples of the cheeks.

For the Eyes I used Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Pearl Varnish and on the lid Mac Trend Creme Palette 2012 in Smoked Paprika I also used Urban Decay Super Curl Mascara.

For the lips I used Mac Trend Palette Spring 2015 in Go Guava with a light coat of Mac Dazzelglass Girls Delight

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Bling Bling!

I had the most amazing time shooting a personal beauty project with the lovely Zoe from Factor Models and Fashion Stylist Claire Ann from bohemian-belle

We tried to keep the fun and whimsy of these beautiful pieces.

Look 1: vintage rings

Eyes: Urban Decay Naked Palette by Urban Decay

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood

Lips Mac Speak louder Lipstick and Modesty Lipstick http://www.maccosmetics.com

Zoe !-083Lips: Mac Lip Mix Cyan and Fuchsia , Mac Show Orchid Lipstick http://www.maccosmetics.com

Zoe !-142Look 2: Gypsy Couture necklace https://www.facebook.com/GypsyCouturebyClaireAnn

Eyes: Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped http://www.maccosmetics.com

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood https://www.faceatelier.com/

Lips :Mac Show Orchid http://www.maccosmetics.com

Zoe !-179Look 3: (bird ring) Akira ring http://www.shopakira.com/

Eyes: Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped http://www.maccosmetics.com

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood https://www.faceatelier.com/

Lips: Mac Show Orchid http://www.maccosmetics.com

Zoe !-230 Zoe !-245Look 4: (green “eyepatch”) Erickson Beamon headband http://ericksonbeamon.com/

Eyes: Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Lightly Tauped http://www.maccosmetics.com

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood https://www.faceatelier.com/

Lips: Mac Show Orchid http://www.maccosmetics.com

Zoe !-313 Look 5: (grey gem necklace) vintage necklace

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood https://www.faceatelier.com/

Lips: Mac Show Orchid http://www.maccosmetics.com

Zoe !-292Look 6: (pearl necklace) Juliet & Company necklace http://www.julietandcompany.com/

Cheek: Face Atelier Ultra Blush Rosewood https://www.faceatelier.com/

Lips :Mac Relentlessly Red http://www.maccosmetics.com

Zoe !-372Zoe !-338H/MU/ Photography : Jen Bean

Styling : Claire Ann http://www.bohemian-belle.com/

Model: Zoe with Factor Models