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Holiday Makeup Tips For Special Engagements

2020 Joseph Kellner Hair/Makeup/Photo-Shoots

Whether you’ve always wanted to try fake eyelashes or a bright red lipstick, the holidays are the time to try something new. Practice makes perfect. Always test your new look first before your big debut, ensuring you will look and feel your best.

A little sparkly shadow on the eyelids is an easy way to dress up your eye makeup in less than ten seconds. Check out this glam tutorial to help you nail the look. If looking like a disco ball isn’t your thing, go for a more natural, cream highlight and matte lip, or use glitter as a little pop in the center of your eye-shadow for a subtle effect.

The cold, winter months can leave our skin looking dull and dry. Cream blush is an excellent way to add extra radiance and hydration at the same time. When choosing a brighter color, make sure you blend, blend and blend on the cheeks until it looks natural and smooth. The key is starting with a light touch and softly adding pigment as you go. 

Use high-quality brushes to apply eye shadow. Otherwise, your makeup could disperse.

If you choose a bright color, make the rest of your makeup simple. Otherwise, it can create a clown effect.

Harsh lip-lines will ruin your look. It’s best to blend lines.

Don’t stick to only black eyeliner. You can try using different colors according to your skin tone. Brown colors, from light to dark, are best suited to light skin colors, especially with green eyes and blonde hair.

Always choose a larger brush for applying face powder so that it lies as accurately as possible.

Don’t skip filling in your eyebrows if they are sparse. Don’t use dark pencils – it’s better to use an eye shadow combined with an angled brush instead.

In case you need to lighten foundation that is darker than you need, apply it with a wet sponge. You can also mix it with different beauty products, such as concealer or powder that are lighter in color, moisturizer or primer.

Trying a new makeup look for the holidays is no fun if you’re in a rush. Create an experience, put on your favorite playlist, light a scented candle and enjoy playing with makeup. Have just as much fun putting on your makeup as wearing it.

Makeup Advice

Model Using Mac Makeup For January Photo-Shoot

My first model for the new year is wearing a dress from Fashion-Nova.com a maxi-dress.  Also all of her cosmetic jewelry was from the same company. Before I do a photo-Shoot I like to have a makeup class to get the right colors for the shoot. A lot of times makeup outdoors will depend on the natural lighting given that day.  So I went for a natural application of MAC Makeup.  For all the makeup artists and hairdressers that read my blog you can go to any MAC store and book a 1 1/2 makeup class for you and your model.  It cost only $90.00 for the class and your model will get tons of samples to go home with. Also if you are a makeup artist or hairdresser you can apply for a MAC-PRO card and receive 30% off your purchases.

The first product we used was MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation, my model has freckles and I did not want to cover them up. I just wanted to get some coverage for the photography. Some tone to the skin. , Studio Fix concealer was also used to subdue any blue around the eyes. as you see below. NW24 was used for the application.  Both products have a very creamy consistency. And application was a breeze, without any feeling of full coverage.  A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers sheer coverage and a satin finish. The moisturizing, long-wearing formula glides onto the face and body providing stay-true color.

We used a natural  eye shadow palette for the eyes, just to give the eyes a slight tone of color to them. This palette is called, “Amber Times Nine” also by Mac Makeup.  This well-edited palette features a color wave of amber hues that offer countless shade combinations. It provides an array of textures from matte to satin to frost for creating a variety of looks for both day and night. The saturated, soft and smooth hues are all packaged in one compact for easy portability.

Shade Description

  • Cozy Grey: Cool-grey (Matte)
  • Kitties: Pale bronze (Frost)
  • Georgia Peach: Dirty rose pink (Matte)
  • Rice-paper: Peachy gold with shimmer (Frost)
  • Creative Copper: Light beige (Luster)
  • Cork: Muted golden brown (Satin)
  • Don’t Tell: Sparkly brown (Luster)
  • Aromatic: Matte brown (Matte)
  • Pepper Please: Sparkly bronze copper brown (Velvet)

 

Shape and Shade Brow tint was used to detail the eyebrows and to give the shape and color.  Shape + Shade Brow Tint fuses the power of liquid and powder in a dual-ended product designed to define and set brows with ease. Fill brows effortlessly using the precision brush-tipped liquid liner on one end, then flip to the sponge on the other end to set your shape with the mess-free powder contained in the cap. This wax-infused powder makes brows smoother and gently holds them into place.

 

For our cheek powder we used Warm Soul BY MAC Makeup. Designed by and for professionals, formulated to provide fantastic color with ease and consistency. Applies evenly, adheres lightly to skin to achieve a natural-looking application of color. and also our lipstick we used was also a MAC product call, “Jubilee”.  M·A·C Lipstick – the iconic product that made M·A·C famous. This lightweight formula glides easily with sheer-to-medium coverage and a lustrous finish.

 

 

And she is ready for her Photo-Shoot.

Model Stephanie Woodward