Monday, October 29, 2012

Red and black makeup

These are the two looks I created for a contest entry. For both looks, I used a pearly white, taupe, bright matte red, matte black, and a shimmery maroon color. One has red glitter and the other one had silver. These are perfect looks for Halloween or just for a night out.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Easy Fall Look

This is hands down my go-to fall look: simple eye with a deep red lip. The lid is only 3 different colors: 1 3 shades lighter than my skin tone,  matte brown,  and a matte black. The color lighter than my skin goes all over the lid, from lash line to brow bone. The brown goes in the crease and the black is just to add a tiny bit of depth to the outer v and line my eyes. That's it, super simple look which takes about 5-10 minutes tops!


Like I've said before, I love a simple eye with a bright lip. In this case, the color I'm using is combination of a blue-red and some black lipstick. This look is perfect for fall and can be recreated in a flash. Hope you try it out!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Colleen Abena Designer Shoot

Like my last post, I also forgot I had these! A couple weeks back I worked with clothing designer Colleen Abena, if I remember correctly, from Nigeria. Mercades Diaz is the model and we shot at Carkeek Park in Seattle.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Amour Photography shoot

A couple weeks back, I did a photo shoot  with Aly from Amour Photography and had completely forgot to post the photos! We shot at Howarth Park in Everett with Kelsie as a model. Here are some of the photos!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Nails

I knew I needed to post something on here soon when I had friends calling to ask if I was still alive. Yes, I am alive, but have been completely swamped with work these past few weeks that I haven't had time to post anything. I do have a couple of looks that I will be posting pretty soon along with some other stuff, so stay tuned. Today, I wanted to share some of the nail looks which I've done these past few weeks in honor of BCA month which is in October. I love taking inspiration from work others have done and just add a twist to it. So, I posted the picture I used for inspiration first and then the look I did. Hope you guys love them!

BCA nail inspiration #1

My take on the BCA nail inspiration #1

This is by the beautiful Ms Robin Moses, check out her YouTube and blog. Obviously, I was not going to do the skulls!

My twist minus the skulls plus a bunch more glitter!

For this look, I had tons of issues trying to upload the original photo I used for inspiration, so I will just link it! My Sweet Nail Art Blog

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Behind the Scenes

Once again, I have been crazy busy these past few weeks; a few photo shoots, short film, Quinceanera test runs, etc. Any time I work on something, I always like to take a few photos "behind the scenes". These are just a few from a couple gigs I've done recently.


Stephanie's Quinceanera photo shoot

At the Angelesque show


On the set of the short film "In Ink"

Amour Photography photo shoot with Kelsie

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Angelesque photos!

How AMAZING are these! This is one of the models I worked on: Claudia Lorena (from Peru). Doesn't she look gorgeous?!

Of course, I don't need to say it, but the photographer Sean Cantellay and Jenna the designer for Angelesque did an awesome job. Hopefully more pictures coming soon! You can click on their names to take you to their sites where you can see more work. :)

 From this photo, I did makeup for Claudia Lorena and Nina (sitting on the center of the couch)

On another note, I still have many more exciting things to come in these next few weeks including a short film and photo shoot. More details in these next few days!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ensemble Fashion Show

Saturday night, I had the chance to do makeup for a fashion show put together by Seattle's RAW Artist where they showcased different local designers. I love these types of events because you get to meet local artist, musicians, designers, models, etc and learn about them. Trust me, we have great talents here in the Pacific NW! You can check out the page here:


I went in to do makeup for Angelesque Shoes, they are absolutely gorgeous! They designer and I didn't know that RAW had arranged for students from the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle to be there to help out with makeup, which turned out great because we needed all the hands we could get in the back! Amidst the craziness that is backstage, we managed to only lose 1 thing: a new UDPP. :(

Since we had help in the back, I only did makeup for 2 of the Angelesque models and ended up doing two other models for the other designers being showcased! That is what I love about being a Makeup Artist, when you work a runway or photo shoot with other MUA's, you don't fight or get competitive! We help each other out to get the girls done faster and more efficiently. In the long run, if I ever need help with a gig o need to refer a client, I know who I can call. There are always events that come up which I am not able to do because it is either too far or I have other arrangements, but I know great MUA's who can help them out.

These are just some of the photos which I took with my phone, waiting on photos from the designer and photographer. The first two are of Model Claudia Lorena from Peru, I had a blast doing her makeup and everyone just staring at us because we kept talking in Spanish with an occasional English word that would slip in! The second model was walking for Mac Fashion House. Once again, amazing designs!

Sunday, I went up to Bellingham to do a Bridal Makeup consultation with bride-to-be: Pinky. OMG, she was as sweet as could be. When I got there, the whole family was getting ready for her Bridal Shower and there was food everywhere! Since it is going to be an Indian wedding, she will need to do different looks for the different events. This is the first look we tried, super natural but a little pin up-ish with the red lip... which her fiance loves. Since lighting was not the best, I gave up trying to take pictures of the other looks and hair.