Makeup for Engagement Photos using Kett Hydro Airbrush

Hey everyone! I thought I would start going into more detail here on my blog about some of the makeovers I post on instagram.

The beautiful woman pictured below was my client for an engagement shoot. I used the Temptu Air as a compressor/gun to spray on the Kett Hydro (water based) foundation. I am in love with the Temptu Air! If you haven't heard of it, and you are someone who regularly has to travel with airbrush I highly recommend it!! (Will be posting a review on Youtube/ this blog about Temptu Air). Anyway, I love how it turned out. Product details below.

  • Kett Hydro foundation
  • Tarte creaseless concealer
  • RCMA no color powder
  • Ben Nye Banana powder
  • Tarte blush "Culture" 
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow wiz Medium brown
  • NYX brow gel
  • Makeup geek "Cocoa Bear" "Corrupt"
  • ABH Modern Renaissance palette "Ochre", "Primavera"
  • Kryolan Glamour Sparks
  • Maybelline black gel liner
  • 747M lashes
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector "Champagne Pop"
  • The Balm Meet Matt(e) Liquid Lip "Committed"

That's it for makeup! For hair I used a 1.5 in barrel to create some volume then set it with Sebastian Shaper Spray! 

 

 

Makeover and photo shoot in Orange County with model Jhoanne

Last fall I moved back to Orange County from Texas after being away for six years. The weather is so refreshing and the beautiful scenery is endless, which makes me want to be outside all the time! I met recently with model Jhoanne (also from Orange County) to do an outdoor photo shoot right in my corner of Laguna Hills. The natural setting makes for a great backdrop to the photos. 

Makeup - Earth Tones

Jhoanne is obviously gorgeous and I can't get enough of her smile!! For her eye makeup, I used some Yaby pearl paints and eyeshadows in green, gold, and warm brown colors to go along with the surrounding earth tones. I applied some extra long lashes to really lift and open the eyes. For her blush and lips I chose fairly natural colors - Rimmel nude lipliner with a little Mac creme cup lipstick in the center, and Mac Melba blush on the cheeks. To create a soft glow on the cheeks, I added Becca's highlighter in Champagne Pop

Newport Beach Photo Shoot with Model Ali - Summer Makeup and Hair

Ali is a local OC model that I recently worked with to take some really fun beach photos. This was my first time taking photos myself on the beach, so it was definitely a learning experience! There was a lot of climbing rocks and rolling around in the sand, which Ali graciously went along with, and by the end we were cold and covered in wet sand, but oh-so happy!

Makeup - bronze, copper, gold

These colors are universally flattering on all skin, hair, and eye colors, and I especially love them for summer! Easy to pair with a bright lip, or a soft pink/nude like we did for this shoot. 

One of my favorite palettes for these copper and gold tones is the Sleek Sunset Palette. Super affordable and AMAZING quality! I'm telling you, these perform just as well as some of the pricier brands. 

To get that gorgeous glow on her skin, I used Becca's Champagne Pop on the high points of the face. To blur pores and to even out the bronzer, blush, and highlight, I used Graftobian HD dual finish powders. I LOVE these powders for their build-able (yet not cakey) coverage and smooth application. 

For her hair, I curled it first, then pulled it up into this pony using a pull through braid technique. Once we let down her hair, the curls held just enough to create that perfectly textured beach hair. 

Keep an eye out for my next post like this coming soon!

 

BOLD Dark Blue Eyeshadow - Makeup and Photography by Veronica

In my spare time I have been working on improving my photography skills. Here are some photos from a recent session with this lovely model Seinne. Like me, she also an OC local!

I wanted to try a look that was new for her, so we went with this dramatic dark blue/purple smoked out eyeshadow with a little sparkle. I placed individual lashes for a "less fake" but FULL fringe. Her skin was pretty flawless to begin with; I just helped to bring out her skin to a smooth, almost buttery finish using my favorite Kett Fixx creme correctors and foundations. The glow on her cheeks was achieved using MAC soft n gentle. To get that super shiny lip, I mixed some Mehron metallic gold powder with OCC clear lip tar.

 

 

I hope you enjoy the photos! Will be posting more from recent shoots soon!

Beauty Photography

One of my personal projects I have been working has been to learn and practice beauty and head shot photography. I have picked up a lot from working with photographers and even getting some one on one help with the post production of an image. Aside from that, there is so much information available online to learn just about anything. 

I thought I would make a post sharing some of my favorites from my recent mini photo shoot sessions. All makeup, hair, photos, editing was done by me. I love the entire process that results in the final image, and I find that improving one of these skills helps give me insight about another. As always, I will continue to learn and grow and maybe my next post like this will show marked improvements. For now, enjoy these photos!

Model credit (in order): Sunny Yoon, Sarah Calle, Nicole Poyraz, Brittany Binder

LUXE MedSpa

The most important feature (in my opinion) of any makeup look is your foundation. Whats the key to amazing looking foundation? Great skin.

Establishing a regular skin care routine according to your skin type is a MUST if you want to have healthy glowing skin. The next level of skin care is going to come from professional facial treatments. I had the opportunity to visit LUXE MedSpa in Spring, TX and try out their services!

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  • Photo rejuvenation
  • Facial resurfacing
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I got to try out a Micropeel Facial. Here's the detailed description:

One of the most elaborate, complete facials. Leaves you with clean, perfectly balanced skin and a radiant complexion. Customized and recommended at any age, it centers on Yon-Ka’s exclusive deep cleansing regimen: in 5 successive steps carried out with the utmost care in the oxygenating atmosphere of  5 essential oils, the pure glow of the epidermis is revealed, one step at a time.
Results : purified skin, a toned complexion, and optimum relaxation.
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Me getting ready for my treatment!
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Nat Rochner IFBB Pro

An image of strength and beauty, Nat Rochner is a true inspiration.

 A few months ago I had the opportunity to do Nat's makeup for a photo shoot. At that point, Nat had only competed once at the NPC Branch Warren Classic. Since then, she has earned her IFBB pro card after earning first place at the USA's Body Building Championship Women's Physique Class D. Having progressed so far in such a short period of time, she is a testament to how dedication and will power pay off. Nat returned to our studio this past month and we had another photo shoot to show off her post-win body. Enjoy the pictures! Photos by Digital Icon Photography.

Beauty Makeup

As a makeup artist, I love when I get the freedom to incorporate bright bold colors into someone's makeup. I worked together with Digital Icon Photography, who is amazing at head shots, and Jessie Hunter, a model and hairstylist to create this look on the beautiful model, Stephanie. Don't be afraid to branch out and try new things with your makeup. A great way to improve your skills is to find a picture online or in a magazine and see if you can use your own makeup to recreate that look! If you don't like the result, don't worry! Makeup washes right off.

Makeup is a tool that can enhance your features, and that's enough for most people, but it can be so much more than that. It can be an outlet for creativity that has the ability to affect a person's confidence, not to mention its so much fun! Enjoy the pictures!