First of all, can I just say… Victoria & Peter, C. Johnson Makeup‘s newest clients are the nicest couple. EVER. Just so so nice.
Anyway, now that I’ve gotten that off of my chest, let’s talk about the makeup. Victoria has such a lovely bone structure & a great natural eyebrow shape. I filled in the brows ever so lightly, just to give them a totally polished look. We also used a fun, bright pink color since the rest of the makeup was so natural. With a smokey black liner & some AWESOME, thick & bold lashes the look is complete.
Last week, my client, Candace, came in asking for a moderately smokey eye & a beautiful natural looking lip for her engagement photo session. In preparation for her loveliest day (her wedding is coming up in the winter of 2014), Candace wanted to try out a makeup look similar but subtler than the look she envisioned for her wedding. Because Candace already had gorgeous skin & loooooong, enviable eyelashes, I focused on giving her the iconic ‘happy bride glow’. I used my favorite highlighter from Victoria Secret – the very subtle pinkish tone gave Candace the most youthful, ‘lit from within’ look. Lorac’s Pro Palette also came in very handy for rimming her eyes in the shade “Pewter”. Typically, I avoid lining the bottom lashes, but because we were working on an engagement session & not a wedding (where we risk the bride crying off all of the bottom eyeliner), I went for it! & let me tell ya, the bottom liner MADE THIS LOOK; it was the perfect final touch.
Photos by the amazingly charming Alena Swanson (who also happens to be one of the finest Wedding Planners in the biz!).
Aren’t these photos gorgeous (& gee whiz, doesn’t he look HAPPY? Maybe I should have called it the “happy groom glow” 😉 )
We just adore this couple! Thank you Candace for allowing us to be a little part of your love story.
In the upcoming months I’ll be presenting at a handful of different Bridal Shows & Expos & needed some updated head shots for marketing materials, handouts, business cards etc… I wanted to make sure everything was polished, pretty, & up-to-date so I sought out after some awesome new photos! The amazing Alicia Lucia Photography met me for a mini photo session. I am not usually the one in front of the camera so this was a fun new experience for me. Alicia has a great way of making the photo taking process easy & comfortable. Here are some of my favorite images from the session:
Makeup & Hair Styling: C. Johnson Makeup. Christy Johnson & Merideth Baxter
Photos: DreamSpirit Portraits
Initial prep: old makeup removal & skin prep. We used jojoba oil & a cotton round to gently wipe away any left over mascara. We also used jojoba oil as to moisturize the rest of the face to help provide a smooth foundation application.
Merideth begins curling the hair from the bottom layers to the top, working in small sections & gently spraying with hairspray after each section.
Before & After photos showing the hair & makeup transformation. Natural/dewy skin finish. Pink/natural lip color. Light, smokey grey cat-eye.
Congratulations to the smart, kind, & lovely Emma on her upcoming graduation from NMSU. The following photos are from her senior portrait session with Alicia Lucia Photography.
Congratulations Emma; thank you for being a wonderful client & a beautiful canvas (you wear the makeup so effortlessly). & a big thank you to Alicia Lucia Photography for allowing me to share your gorgeous photos.
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