Monday, November 23, 2009

Sam Fine Graces DC... | DC Makeup Artist

Before I even got into makeup Mr. Sam Fine was a staple name in my vocabulary. He was everything I knew about makeup. I would just sit in my room and study his books, mesmerized in how did he get those brows? , how did he achieve such flawless skin? Not to mention, the many faces I have seen in Essence Magazine... Well, this past weekend I got to meet Mr. Sam at his DVD Launch in DC and, Sam Fine is fine.. Fine in personality, style, and of course that contagious smile.

The day was filled with of course, Q&A.. .and lots of laughs from Mr. Sam... how did I not know he was so funny... stitches!... and of course a demo on what he does best..Faces!..and One word... Fab!... Of course, we all held our breaths and he made us, because the last step was his signature brows... and oh boy... My mouth was just open... Nothing compares to the brows this man does!

Needless, here are a few pics from the day... and he was able to give me that 'fall in love' smile..! Gotta love him...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Makeup Artist | Bridal Beauty: Before and After

Its been a while since I posted some hot makeovers. Well this weekend, I worked with a Bride who has actually already been married, but was taking Bridal pics again. So, this was her time to get extra glammed for her new photos. I already thought she was beautiful and couldn't wait to see what we could create. Well..... here she goes!

Here's a little inside to what I used on her:
For Face I used
Black Opal Stick Foundation, and MAC Blot Loose Powder (can't live without this!)
On her Eyes, I used
Yaby's Neutral Palette, with MAC Brown Down in Crease.
I lined the eyes with
FACE Stockholm Liner Pen (love love love!), and used a set of side lashes
For cheeks,
NARS Love Joy Blush, and Givenchy Bronzer Powder used to highlight and contour.
For lips,
DIOR's Linen Beige Gloss was used, over lipstick,

In the end, she loved it!

Kelley Epps-Woods