Here I am again…I have neglected this little blog project of mine for about a year! I truly apologize to the potential clients who are checking out this blog to see my work. I will do my best to update this bad boy more regularly in 2015, but in the meantime please visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MakeupbyGillianML! I promise you that I update that page way more regularly than this blog!
Anyways, back to the makeup! I recently asked my best friend Elyse if she was interested in letting me use her face as a canvas to practise some makeup techniques I have wanted to try out. As most of my makeup work tends to be bridal, it is fun to have the opportunity to play with makeup and try out something different. As Elyse is a fellow makeup lover, she was up for it!
Elyse tends to embrace a vintage/pin up style of makeup…she loves big false lashes, thick black winged eyeliner and red lips. I knew that I wanted to do something completely different than her usual! I decided to go with a strong contour, shades of green on her eyes, and nude/pink lips. The funny thing is that when we were all finished and we topped her off with a wig that I own (one that is quite similar to my own hairstyle) everyone thought she looked like me!
I hope you like the images we snapped of the completed look below – a breakdown of the products I used on Elyse is after the photos. ..
Primer: Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay
Concealer: L.A. Girl Cosmetics HD Pro Conceal
(Both foundation and concealer applied with a Beauty Blender)
Powder: Ben Nye Neutral Set Translucent Powder
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Blush: Morphe Brushes 10B – 10 Color Blush Palette
Eye Shadows: Morphe Brushes 35S – 35 Color Smokey Eye Palette
Eye liner: Benefit They’re Real Push-Up Liner (on waterline) and Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Long Wear Gel Liner (on lid)
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow and Benefit Gimme Brow
Mascara: MAC Cosmetics False Lashes Waterproof
Lashes: Red Cherry Natural Eyelashes #102
Lips: NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair