Thursday, June 11, 2015

Behind the Scenes the new Web Series Stylist Wars - Mothers Day Makeover Special .

A few weeks ago I was lucky to take part in a amazing experience.  I was part of a make-over for a hard working young Mother by the name of Breanna for a new web-series called Stylist Wars .  Just in time for Mother's Day ( a few weeks before) ,  we met with Breanna and two Stylists gave her looks to choose from and Breanna got a full glam makeover ( including hair and makeup)  with Makeup by yours truly.  

Meeting Breanna / Image :

Being that Breanna is a very young Mom , we both agreed that her look would young and fun with light colors for Spring.  

Consulting with Breanna /  Image : clredcontent

Given her situation - she works a lot and cares for her baby ,  Breanna like most new Moms has neglected herself.  So it was a pleasure for me to be able to take some time to not only bring out her glam , but speak to her about how important it is for her to remember to take out time for herself .  

Skin Prep
I took the time to ask Breanna what her current skincare regimen consisted of , and it pretty much was non-existent.  Luckily,  I thought ahead and made sure I was prepared with Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask ( with natural charcoal).  This product is great for Makeup Artists to keep in their kits because its only takes 1 minute to heat on contact and purify pores.  It did not take any time out of her glam session to do this extra yet so important step.  

Applying the mask to Breanna's face. / Image: clredcontent

Using a Warm wash cloth to remove the mask .  If you were at home you could just rinse it off - since I was on set I had to improvise.  / Image : clredcontent

You can see that she is already glowing.  / Image : clredcontent

Makeup  Application 
Now Breanna just had her pores purified,  now its time to prep her skin further.  I used Makeup Artist favorite -  Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre to moisturize , then Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray to Prime the face and seal in the moisture + glow.  

Spray Skindinavia Primer Spray in a X and T motion to fully prime the face.  / Image: clredcontent

I just love using this spray primer.  / Image: clredcontent

Makeup Application 
For Foundation ,  I mixed colors to make the perfect shade for Breanna .  I used Cargo Cosmetics HD Picture Perfect Liquid Foundation in 7W CARAMEL mixed with a darker shade from my foundation palette. 

Skin is flawless - HD Foundation makes all the difference.  / Image : clredcontent
 I filled in Breanna's already naturally full brows lightly. then I used soft colors on the eyes from Cargo Cosmetics , paired with gel inglot liner.

Filling in Breanna's Brows /Image :clredcontent

Breanna's eyelashes are extremely dark long and full so I only used a few coats of Maybelline's Volum' Express The Rocket Washable Mascara . A great Mascara that is very affordable perfect for a young working Mom like Breanna.  

The final touch on the eyes - Mascara . / Image : clredcontent

 I gave her a soft contour using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder. Since I saw photos of Breanna prior to meeting her I did not need to travel with my entire contour book. I just hand selected colors I knew would be flattering choices for her -  artist tip  ( travel light when you can ) .  

Contouring with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powders  / Image :clredcontent

Then I set her skin with a light dusting of setting powder - Mally Beauty Poreless Finishing Powder in Dark  .  

Setting the face in a finishing powder is essential when being photographed and  filmed.  / Image: clredcontent 
I finished the look with a light pinky/nude lip.  I created a custom color with Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Park Avenue Princess topped with a complimentary pink gloss by Elf Cosmetics.  
Breaking down the look on camera / Image : clredcontent 

The Final Look 

 Breanna then was dressed by the two Fashion Stylist competing on the show in the outfits that they put together for her.


Before and After 

The most rewarding feeling about this whole project was seeing Breanna's initial reaction to herself in the mirror -  she was very emotional ( I regret this part did not make the show).  It reinforced why I love helping women feel beautiful .  For the full episode of Stylist Wars and the actual video footage of me transforming Breanna , and to see which of these looks Breanna chose as her winning look  checkout

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