|Meeting Breanna / Image : clredcontent.com|
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 .
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|
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|
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
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 ClredContent.com .