AJ Cochran Houston Dynamo - Tip Out Magazine

I wanted to share some pictures from my most recent publication with Tip Out Magazine. This month's feature was Houston Dynamo defender AJ Cochran.  My job, of course, was to make up the man in such a way that doesn't look like he's wearing makeup. For those who would like some help with natural "man makeup," here is a break down of the products I used:

  • CeraVe Moisturizer (Night time w/o SPF)
  • MAC pro longwear concealer (NW30) under the eyes
  • Kett Fixx Creme (shades O3 and R3 mixed together) to conceal blemishes
  • Graftobian Dual Finish Powder Foundation to even out skin tone while maintaining a natural sheen
  • La Femme blush in "Soft Beige" applied lightly around perimeters of face to warm up complexion with a touch of bronze
  • chap stick on lips
  • MAC eyeshadow "Omega" to softly fill in brows

Here is the result.

Good luck to AJ and the rest of the Houston Dynamo on their last few games of the season! I enjoyed working with him and the rest of my team at

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.  Don't forget to pick up a copy of Tip Out if you would like to read the rest of the interview! Photos by

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Behind the Look -- Veronica Gomez Magazine Cover

My work is published on the cover of the April issue ofΒ Dyme Magazine, a lifestyle, fashion, and beauty magazine. The feature is the gorgeous Veronica Gomez, a local Houston alternative glamour model. You can see more images of Veronica on her facebook fan page. The photo was taken and edited by Digital Icon Photography.

Our goal was to create something dramatic and dark for her look. I teamed up with fellow makeup and hair stylist, Sarah Stafford, who did the hair while I did the makeup. For her eyes I used black gel liner as a base for the shadow as well as for the dramatic liner. I used Yaby eyeshadowsΒ which I absolutely love for their pigmentation and blendability. On her face I applied my favorite cream foundations, Kett fix Creme, to provide coverage and to highlight and contour.

More Images from the shoot...

As always, I had an amazing time working with my talented team. To keep up with our creations, like our Studio's page on facebook, Studio Icon!