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Before & After Makeup Photos

As a makeup artist specializing in bridal makeup, I believe in bringing out the individuality and natural beauty of every bride. Makeup is used for enhancing and bringing out features as well as for concealing, correcting and minimizing. It can be transformative and can be used as a form of creative expression. There are endless possibilities. It's no wonder we are so intrigued by photos of celebrities without makeup as well as before and after photos. 

Here are a few ladies I had the pleasure of working with and their before and after makeup photos. These ladies are beautiful inside and out, doing their makeup was so much fun! The look that I did for each of these ladies was something more an everyday, wearable style. I have not done any kind of editing or used any filters for these photos. These ladies attended a baby shower immediately after our makeup session. Their makeup was done for the occasion and to be worn throughout the day with friends and family. As you can see, these ladies photographed beautifully and they looked fresh and flawless in person. Yet they still looked soft and pretty for a baby shower. It is very important to consider different factors such as lighting, occasion, photography and more when choosing a makeup look. 

* I did makeup only for the ladies. 



How amazing does Dana look?! This is just a short couple of weeks before her little one arrived! 

How amazing does Dana look?! This is just a short couple of weeks before her little one arrived! 



New Year's Eve Makeup Ideas

The last party night of the year is quickly approaching. Deciding what to wear and how to pull your look together is probably one of your biggest tasks for this special night. Let's be honest, we not only want to spend the last night of the year with those that are most important to us, but we want to feel good and look amazing! 

Here are a few ideas to have fun with your makeup, this is the night for glitter, glow and glam!

1) Go for glitter on your eyes. You can try using a cream shadow first, then press a glitter eyeshadow over it. I recommend you look for a fine glitter versus a more chunky texture. 

2) Try a dramatic winged liner. Or even better yet, a dramatic winged liner...with glitter or metallic liquid liner. 

3) Metallic smokey eye makeup can be coordinated to your overall look. If you're wearing all black, it's a great way to add some color. Or go a bit bolder and more creative, use a complimentary color to what you are wearing. My go-to is the complimentary color to your eye color, making your eyes pop.

4) Wear false lashes. Depending on your overall look, you can choose a style that naturally enhances your lashes or try something more playful and dramatic. 

5) Try a bold lip color. I always think of pinks and reds as more party appropriate. But why not try a deep stain or burgundy for something more vampy or if it's your style, a bold orange. 

6) Go ahead and apply a more defined contour and glowing highlight. Now is the best time for this bone structure enhancing style.

Cheers to a Happy and Healthy New Year!!