Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tica

The beautiful Tica wanted to do a photoshoot showing off her transformation after a fitness competition and contacted me and Joshua Aaron Photography. We were thrilled to work with her on these photos. She had a specific look she wanted and we nailed it! She's so gorgeous! See for yourself!!!










Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Titus Twins

The Titus Twins mom called me in a panic the day before their bridal portraits were to be done asking if I was available to do their makeup since the makeup artist originally hired, canceled on them. I was happy to oblige. I grew up knowing their parents well as a kid and I was honored to be able to help these two gorgeous girls out! I also thought it was pretty cool they were getting married together.
The super talented Emily Chappell Photography shot their portraits down in Beaufort, SC at the Old Sheldon Ruins. I LOVE everything about these photos. The girls dresses were downright gorgeous and the photos are so dreamy. I kept their makeup soft with hints of peach and pink and I could not more pleased with how their makeup turned out considering I had to do their makeup at 8am and their shoot was not until 3:00 in the afternoon.

The twins even got local news exposure about their double wedding weekend! See the link below to see their story.

http://www.wistv.com/story/28782398/double-blessing-as-twin-sisters-get-married-over-weekend

Now on to the gorgeous photos!
















Friday, December 5, 2014

Where the Wild things are

I really wanted to do a Where the wild things are styled shoot. Luckily, I was able to get Amy Schaming on hair, Joshua Aaron Photography and then the lovely Delane as our model. This was just a fun twist on a favorite book of mine.  Hope you like.




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hauntingly Beautiful

This photo series came from the Genuis mind that is Aaron Moore with Joshua Aaron Photography. It has also been featured on Good Morning America's website. I had the pleasure of bringing these characters to life with makeup and the amazing Amy Schaming did a beautiful job on hair. We are all so incredibly proud of this project! To read more about the inspiration behind this series go to www.joshuaaaronphotography.com/blog


Monday, November 17, 2014

Tie the knot tips

I was asked by the lovely Melanie Murphy to film a video on wedding day makeup for the Meredith show and their segment "Tie the knot tips." To say I was nervous is an understatement. I was lucky to film with the talented Bill Grant and have some of my dearest friends there to help ease my nerves a bit. Aaron Moore and Kristen Hutchinson were my lovely models and the talented Amy Schaming talked about wedding day hair. It was a fun learning experience. I have attached two screen shots from the video of my natural bridal look and my more dramatic bridal look along with the video itself. Please excuse my extreme awkwardness!


http://vimeo.com/99378211





Boho Chic

This was another collaborative shoot with Joshua Aaron Photography and our lovely models Kristen and Kyrian. Amy Schaming did a beautiful job on hair. Hope you love as much as I do.











Kristen

I know you all recognize this pretty face! Kristen is one of my best friends and one of my favorite models! Her face never disappoints! This was a simple beauty shoot that I collaborated on with Joshua Aaron Photography! 

Enjoy! 







Geek Chic

This shoot was done a while back. 2013 actually BUT I still love this shoot and i'm not sure why I never posted it. Aaron with Joshua Aaron Photography came up with this concept and it was lots of fun to put together!








Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Makeup for Columbia Living

This time last year, I actually was asked by the editor with Columbia Living to write an article on Holiday Makeup trends. I had Aaron with Joshua Aaron Photography do some lovely headshots for each look that I wrote about. Here is the article .



Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. This means parties, get-together, and plenty of other wonderful opportunities to dress up and show off your new holiday look. Whether you choose something more subtle and pretty, or decide to go bold and sophisticated, there are so many great options for every taste and style. Following just a few easy holiday makeup ideas you can achieve a flawless sweet look, or an attention grabbing sparkling effect without giving the impression of trying too hard. The holiday season always makes you want to shine and escape from all the day-to-day habits, especially when it comes to makeup. It’s the best time for you to try something bold and glamorous. Based on your personal taste and occasion, here are some makeup looks that will help you transform your look into one that will be in season for years to come.

The Classic Red Lip- You will always be in style with this look. The best way to achieve this timeless look is to put more emphasis on your lips. A fine soft line on the upper lid with neutral shades of gold on the lid pairs so well with a strong red lipstick. This combination of subtle eyes and bold lips always represents simple, yet beautiful holiday makeup. Besides, what color says holiday better than red? The best way to apply a red lip is to start by filling in the lip with lipstick. After you apply your lip color all over, then line the lips softly with a matching red liner. For the eyes, apply a soft gold on the lid followed by sweeping a soft sandy matte in your crease. Add a pop of gold in the inner corner of eyes to open them up. For a little more drama, add a darker brown shade in the outer corner of the crease to create an easy smoke effect. Make sure to use a thin black or brown line to define your lashes along with some super black mascara.



The Smokey eye- Never rule out sparkle. You can be elegant and charming without overusing sparkle and metallics. In fact, what can be more sophisticated and chic than the classic, timeless, Smokey black that seems to reinvent itself every season. For this look, apply a creamy brown shadow lightly on the lid with a brush or your fingertip from lash line to crease. Next take a Metallic grey and pack it on top of the cream shadow again going from lash line to crease with a patting motion. The key to a Smokey eye is to blend around the edges so that it’s soft and sultry. Keep it natural and light under your brow bone to highlight the eye area. Using a black kohl eyeliner make a line at the roots of the eyelashes and on the inner margin of the bottom lid. As this eye makeup is rather powerful, keep your lips as natural as possible by applying a neutral color. Another lip option for this look is a simple lip-gloss that will enhance the natural beauty of your lips. If you want to try something even more daring, add some red lipstick. Hot and festive!



Flushed Cheeks- Sometimes the focus isn't about the eyes or the lips but more about the skin. Here we are putting more focus on the cheeks and keeping the skin soft. Swirl a light pink blush onto apples of cheeks pulling color slightly up towards the temples. Keep the eyes soft by adding some silver glitter to the lid and a soft earth tone in the crease. Apply a gentle coat of mascara and some lip-gloss in a peachy-orange shade. You simply cannot go wrong with this look! You'll look classic and sweet.


 The Bold Eye and Lip- Now, it's time to forget all about those boring rules and go for something more dramatic. Vibrant colors are great for the holiday season as long as you wear them in moderation. The key is to exaggerate with the use of color. Try applying a black gel liner or liquid liner on the lid with soft gold shades that scream holiday. For easy application, hold or set a mirror at chin level and look downwards. If you have unsteady hands, rest your elbows on a table. Gently drag the liner along the lash line and past the top outer corner of your eye. Follow the upward curve of your eye with the eyeliner. For a dramatic winged look, draw farther out and angle the liner more toward your brow. Now to create the winged effect at the outer corners! Start at the outer corner of the line you just drew and work back toward your eye, using a light sketching technique with the brush in short strokes. As you get closer to the inner lash line, draw a thinner line. You want the effect of the liner to be thin to thick from the inner corner of the eye to the outer. Follow the natural shape of your eye and connect the liner to the inner corner of your eye. Fill in any missing spaces along the lash line. Repeat on your other eye and voilĂ ! You've completed your winged eyeliner! Then to add to the drama, add a rich plum lip. This gives just as much drama as a red lipstick but with a little more attitude!



The following makeup looks are timeless and will always be in season. With a few changes here and there to fit your personality, you will shine at all of your holiday parties this year! The most important thing is to remember to have fun and experiment. I know you will find the right look that fits your personality!