I have such real admiration for fitness competitors. Their dedication to improving their fitness and prepping for competition is incredibly inspiring. Have you ever heard the fitness regimen that competitors take on in the months before a competition? Well, friends, it’s next level passion and dedication! In the process of the intense workouts and restrictive diet, the changes to your body fat and your water intake alters the balance of your skin’s oils and can create challenges with your complexion that you may not normally experience or make your skin more sensitive. I’ve got some skin care pointers for any athlete that might be seeing some changes in their complexion.
A lot of people are opting to have professional hair and makeup done for their headshots. It’s a great investment in your career since most potential employers and clients want to get a look at you prior to meeting you for the first time. I personally check to see if any of my clients seeking hair and makeup for headshots have a LinkedIn page before our initial meeting to familiarize myself with their face and hair and get an idea of what their comfort level is so we don’t go overboard. That being said, makeup for headshots do differ slightly from your everyday makeup and your professional artist might use these tricks to boost your headshots to the next level!
Let's talk lips! If there's one product our brides are most curious about during their trial, it's lipstick, stain or gloss. We hear so many questions around lip color for your wedding day - how long will it last? Should I wear a bright red? How much of this is going to rub off on everyone, including me and my dress? Well, here are some helpful answers to some of the most common questions from brides about choosing the perfect lip products for your wedding.
I often hear the phrase “sometimes I feel like I look too made up with certain looks because I barely use makeup most days.” We hear this so often that we almost expect it from a lot of our clients! We get it. Makeup isn’t a significant part of everyone’s day to day, so it feels odd to wear more than you typically think of wearing. You feel less like yourself and more like you’re wearing a mask. Well, I’m here to tell you that your makeup should never make you feel like you’re hiding who you really are—it should celebrate the beauty that’s already there for everyone to see and experience!
When we think of makeup, we often see it as a tool for covering our imperfections. We think “I have to cover up these bags under my eyes,” or “I have to even out my complexion.” Why do we have to be so cruel to ourselves? I’m a believer in doing the things that will make you say, “I look and feel amazing!” It’s so much kinder to yourself to view makeup as a confidence boost, a way to highlight what’s already beautiful about you.
How many times have you finished your morning getting-ready routine, looked down at your makeup bag and realized you had maybe one or two more uses left in your foundation? Here comes that sinking feeling of realizing you have to head to your local Ulta or Sephora for a replacement or find something new. If you aren’t all-in with one foundation brand and like to mix things up with different products, shopping around for a new foundation can be a fun way of exploring some foundations that could work better for you!
While a lot of people may already know their skin type, some struggle with nailing it down. To help you out, we've listed some of the key characteristics of the 4 main skin types. Determining your specific skin type as well as your main concerns will help you to select the products that will work best for you and help you maintain your skin's health.
If you’re anything like me, you’re likely going from single digit temperatures outside to warm, dry heat inside several times a day. These extreme temperature fluctuations are wreaking havoc on your skin, leaving you dull and dehydrated
It's always interesting to hear things differently that you've heard said so many times before. Something that just becomes background noise, but you never really tune in to it. You just don't listen. But eventually, you hear it a little bit differently. And something happens...
People get such a kick out of some of the wedding day antics we experience. And some of the ways we get involved that we had no idea were coming. We show up to do hair and makeup and somehow life happens.