So today it is my birthday! I've had a great day with family and friends and am now tucked up in a hotel in anticipation of a wedding that I will be working on tomorrow. This week has been exciting - I filmed a commercial on Monday, lots of regular work, and bookings for Fall weddings are rolling in(I love a Fall wedding!) and cap the week off with my birthday, a fabulous wedding, and the promise of champagne tomorrow when I can finally relax - that is a week I can get behind :) (Oh, and I watched Deadpool - loved it).
So today we are going to talk about the foundations that I keep in my kit and the ones that I use on myself. In my kit I carry all of the Temptu S/B foundations, several Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancers, a concealer wheel by Temptu (rarely use), Mac Pro Longwear concealers, and the full Eve Pearl Pro Palette (HD) - which I love and use constantly.
Once the face is primed and ready to go (don't forget the lips - if you get them ready now - they will be perfect by the time you are done with the face) I start with the eye makeup. Everyone does their faces differently - I like to do eyes so that if there is any product fall out it doesn't kill a flawless foundation. So rock your eyes out and then we start with the foundation and concealer.
I like to start with the Eve palette and use the HD foundations to lightly even the skin where needed - I use the Salmon concealers as well around the eyes and nose. I use a variety of brushes to lay this layer down and on myself I use BeautyBlenders in addition to brushes - as I am usually doing many, many faces in a row I do not usually use BeautyBlenders on my clients as I don't have the time to fully sanitize them between clients. I like to keep my kit, brushes, and products SQUEAKY clean - so I have to err on the side of caution! They are great for so many things and I absolutely love mine - I use one everyday (I keep three on hand just for myself) but I have to reserve them for smaller client groups so I can make sure they can be clean.
Once you have the light 'frosting' of foundation down (just hitting the places that need it) I use the airbrush and go in for more coverage where needed. Once you have this perfect I will then go in with concealers where needed to perfect and sculpt the look.
All the products I use I tailor to the client - there is no one-size-fits-all product that will work on every client - you have to test products and see what works best for you! Once I have the base flawless I then add any further cream products or color washes and set with loose powder - I love Ben Nye, Mac Prep & Prime, Temptu, and MUFE finishing powders.
So you have a flawless finish here and you can add in your powder blushes, bronzers, contouring, and highlighters. Once I complete the face I always seal with a setting spray - my go to is Urban Decay - I LOVE this stuff! I carry both types and use them liberally. No one escapes the spray!
OK - so I'll be back - next post will be all about the CEW awards - then product reviews! Whoop Whoop!