Real Women Makeovers: Laura

Laura is someone I met through a women's bible study.  When I mentioned doing this series of makeovers, she graciously and bravely decided to come.  I was thrilled!  Our women's bible study last Spring was shortened by my inability to continue to sit comfortably towards the end of my pregnancy.  During the short time we connected, I felt that Laura was a genuine person.  She wasn't afraid to let it all hang out.  My kind of people!  While doing her makeup, I was able to get to know her a little bit better.  She has a lot going on these days, including  Thank you Laura for your encouragement to me, and for taking a risk! Here is Laura's before picture:

As many of you are aware, the colors of Spring and Summer have been all about lovely peaches, beige, salmons, etc.  It has been super fun to do makeup around these colors!  For Laura, I wanted to do a nice light makeup that would make her blue eyes stand out.  I went for bronze tones and my all time fav eyeshadow (works as a great blush too), Paradisco, by MAC.  I filled in her brows with MAC eyeshadow in Omega.  It is a great color for blondes.  I added some depth on the corners of the lid (outside edge), and underneath in MAC Satin Taupe.  Teddy liner from MAC is also my fav liner.  It is a deep shimmery brown.  We did some individual lashes on the outside edge to add some flair.  Blush was easy.  Look at those cheek bones....are you kidding me?  I swept some MAC Pinch o' Peach on the apples of her cheeks.  And, of course, we did some highlighting and contouring.  I will try to do a full demo blog on that soon!  For lips, we did a Revlon ColorStay in Bare Maximum.  The result was a soft makeup.

Here is Laura after:

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