Welcome to my Real Women Makeovers section of the blog! I have been wanting to do before and after pictures with women I know to demonstrate a few products and techniques that I like for some time now. What ended up happening was a full day (and I mean REALLY full) of makeup back to back so that I could have a wonderful photographer there to take the pictures. Jesse Stone was gracious enough to donate his time and talent! If you would like to see some of his work you can go here: https://www.facebook.com/obsolete.venice My first real woman is my friend Sarah. I met Sarah sometime in 2006. Now, she is a very busy mom of two! She makes it look easy. One of the things I love about Sarah (and trust me I could go on and on) is how authentic she is. I admire this woman. Sarah has a unique style all her own. For this makeover, she was kind enough to let me do "whatever" I wanted! She recently went a bit darker for Fall so I really wanted to play up the new hair color. I used a silicone liquid foundation by MUD (http://www.mudshop.com/) that is supposed to be for airbrushing. I applied this foundation with a brush instead. Why not? Sarah has flawless skin, so I didn't need to do much. Contouring is a must, and a little blush in a bright pink (close to Pink Swoon by MAC). I used Loreal True Match Powder for contouring (YOU NEED THIS!!!!! The color is Cool Deep). I very lightly used some Revlon Colorstay lipcolor in Unlimited Mulberry. I swept some Loreal Infallible eyeshadow in Bronzed Taupe on the lid up to the crease and underneath the eye, and added definition by placing Harmony blush (MAC) in the crease and outside edge to blend. I used a MAC brow pencil (Stud), and then went over that with a lighter brown shadow to seal it. A few individual lashes for effect, and voila!
Then it was Jesse's turn to have some fun....