Mature makeup at its finest for a photoshoot. I filled in her eyebrows which made a huge difference in framing the face and eyes! Then I paired the brows with a smokey eye and tamed those eye bags and then kept everything else pretty neutral so her eyes would be the main focus. Who says older women can’t wear a smokey eye?!
Whoa I’m so behind in posting pictures of my work on here. Some of these photos go way back before the new year too. Oops~! Better late than never though right!? 🙂
This month has been quite busy with boudoir styling. I love love love doing boudoir makeup & hair. More so than anything else. (wedding makeup comes a close second.) With boudoir photo styling, I get to do my favorite smokey-eye all the time. LOL What can I say, I love my smokey eye + false lashes! Using makeup to make a woman look and feel sexy and sensual is what I’m here to do. And to have it all captured with photos is just an added bonus. Having boudoir photos done is an unforgettable experience, especially 25+ years from now they’ll be proof that ‘hey check out how HOT I was!!!’ 🙂
All makeup & hair by me.
Photos by: www.chrisbernardphotography.com
Another before & after of my beautiful client!
Hair & Makeup by me.
I filled in her brows just a bit to add shape and to frame her eyes better. She opted for no false lashes; I did a light smokey eye with lots of eyeliner to make her eyes pop. Minimal blush because her cheeks are already naturally rosey. Fresh faced and oh so pretty!
Chris sent me a before pic of Holly yay!
I always have good conversations with my clients. I love getting to know them and hearing about their lives, experiences, travels, etc. Even if it’s only within that hour to hour and a half that we have together. Most of the time we get along so well that I take longer than usual to do my job. Oops! We can’t help it! Lots of laughter to go around. I love positive, open people who have that happy aura around them. Good people with good vibes =) When my personality and theirs just mesh so well that our conversations about anything n everything is so always too much fun!
Holly today was one of them. I had a blast doing her hair and makeup. We totally forgot to take a ‘before’ pic but that’s ok, she’s a stunner this Holly girl! 🙂
Hair & Makeup by me.
And of course, some #selfies while I was waiting for Holly to arrive! lol It was a snowy snowy day today, gotta keep warm! #canadianeh
Wearing Wet n Wild’s “Dollhouse Pink” lippie as per usual! #loveit
Of course I had to take some #selfies from my boudoir photo shoot! lol
I cannot wait to see the pictures when they’re done!
I had soooo much fun doing this. Seriously, EVERY WOMAN SHOULD DO A BOUDOIR SHOOT. It felt so empowering for some reason. I was a confident woman going into this but after the photo shoot I felt a whole new level of confidence and self love. Us women are so harsh and overly critical of ourselves. It’s a sad reality. We all need to love ourselves just a little more and be comfortable and confident in our bodies. We only have one life and one us, why not love who we are! Life is too beautiful and too short to be spent feeling negative and hating ourselves. No matter what shape or size, loving yourself and being confident and positive automatically exudes sexiness!! #loveyourself
“You did an amazing job! Thanks for making me feel beautiful. I usually don’t like my pics which I’m sure you hear all the time.but great makeup and the right lighting,……..WOW!
Thanks – Tracy”
I love what I do and I’m good at what I do but it’s always nice to hear from my clients that they love their makeup and that they felt beautiful! Thank you Tracy! Your pictures turned out soooo gorgeous!
Tracy brought in her clip-in extensions (which alot of clients do) and I have no problem putting them on for my clients and workin’ it like their own hair! Va-va-va-voom! Instant sexy hair! 🙂
A bunch of photos that I forgot to post! All hair and makeup by me.
All photos by: http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com
Makeup for mature women can be tricky. There’s a fine line between too much makeup and too little makeup. Too harsh or not enough. With age comes wrinkles, undereye circles, thinner lips, droopy eyelids, etc. But there are tricks to diminish the not so goods and enhance the goods. As seen here on Marlene. She looks fabulous and I want to look like her when I’m older!! This is beauty at it’s finest; and age ain’t nothin’ but a number! 🙂
As much as I love brunettes, there’s something about blondes with blue eyes that makes me want to be blonde with blue eyes sooo bad! My hair’s been black most of my adult life but I think one day I’ll be dangerous and maybe just mayyyybe get some blonde highlights like back in the day lol Sadly that’s probably the closest I’ll ever be to being blonde. 😦
Whenever I get a blonde w/ blue eyes client I get giddy inside. I’m not exactly sure why. lol Blue eyes look amaaaaazing with a bronze-y smokey eye, lots of black mascara and black eyeliner. Totally makes blue eyes pop. Especially in photos. I almost always use MAC’s ‘woodwinked’ eyeshadow for my blue eyed clients. Never fails!
Kristen, how can you still look so beautiful with half a face!!! 🙂
photo courtesy of: http://www.chrisbernardphotography.com