Posts tagged mac
Kit Downsizing: MAC Pro Palettes

It’s been no secret that I have been on a downsizing rampage this last week. With the addition of the Z-Palette Z-Potter to my arsenal (video will be out next week) I am now able to depot pretty much anything I own.  I had a ton of empty MAC Pro Palettes sitting around and instead of purchasing brand new magnetic palettes for all of my recently depotted shadows, powders, and creams (that would have been costly), I figured I would repurpose those and make use of them. In this post I will go over which MAC Pro palettes I used, how I made them magnetic (heads up they aren’t), and why they are perfect for your depotting and downsizing needs.

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Vueset Nude Lip Palette

I've been talking about downsizing my kit for the last 6 months and it's finally happening. To everyone that recommended the Vueset Tahiti palette THANK YOU! They are the perfect size and now I want to put everything I can into these little guys. As you already know I am obsessed with clean beauty looks, and as a result I have a huge number of nude lipsticks that I love working with. The palette I created has my favourite nudes from MAC, Maybelline and L'Oreal. It contains nudes for all skin tones, both sheer and matte nudes and nudes with a hint of colour.

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Beauty Breakdown: Today's Bride Magazine, Soft Cut Crease Bridal Look

This is one of my favourite makeup looks to do for bridal - the makeup is soft, romantic, it photographs well and can be adapted to different eye shapes and skin tones. If you are interested in pursuing work as a MUA in the bridal industry, this is definitely a look you want to master. The idea behind a look like this is that it softly emphasizes all the bride's features. The eyeshadow is actually a cut crease shadow application (just softened), the cheeks are slightly contoured and the lips are an enhanced version of the bride's natural lip colour.

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BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Freckles and Faux Lashes

I was lucky enough to shoot with this gorgeous model for a second time for the Velour Lashes Custom Lash Tool Campaign. If you don't know what i'm talking about - go check it out right now. You can basically design your own custom lash - it's AMAZING. The shoot called for a before lashes shot, an 'after' shot with lashes and a second look with a fuller pair of lashes and more intense makeup (if I recall we had about 3-4 hours to capture all of this, including hair). Let me walk you through how I created these looks and how I got all of this done in less than half a day.

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BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Freckles and Fuchsia

The model you are looking at in this photo is absolutely gorgeous, has perfect eyebrows and most importantly perfect skin.  If you are someone with freckles and you are reading this post take note. To create this look I skipped the foundation entirely and instead opted for a cream contour and highlighting cream, and if you have freckles or are doing makeup on someone with freckles - you should do the same. STOP COVERING THEM UP.  In photography and in real life, skin should look like skin especially when it looks like this.

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