Not Your Mama’s Maternity Session: Dark & Sultry Makeup

If I’m honest, I had a hard time wrapping my head around the concept for this styled shoot because I have become so accustomed to descriptions like “light”, “airy”, “soft”, “pretty”, & “romantic” when being briefed on the look & feel for 99.9999% of all maternity sessions. So while I was excited to do something new, Breanna (Blooming Images) had to really coax me along; “A little darker lipstick, Christy… come on… daaaaarker”. & boy, am I thrilled with the results! I love it & I love that it is different than what I’ve always done for maternity photos. As for hair, I wanted to showcase the makeup, the florals by Stephanie Yardman, & Cameron’s gorgeous face, so I decided to put her hair up high & leave it sort of casual & effortless.

Photos by Blooming Images

Florals by Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

Makeup & Hair by C. Johnson Makeup

Thank you to this beautiful mama; Cameron Storie

Located in Northern New Mexico

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Ultra-Elegant Bridal Hair & Makeup

For this photo shoot I paired bold, elegant makeup with classic, romantic hair. I wanted to make sure that Emily’s makeup was noticeable enough to stand up to the beauty of the landscape & the bright, outdoor lighting. Then, I selected the hairstyle with her gorgeous hair in mind. I wanted to simultaneously emphasize the beauty of Emily’s hair while allowing it to flow softly in the gentle breezes of our lovely New Mexico landscape. I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I do & maybe this hair & makeup will give you a little inspiration for your own wedding day or photo session. 🙂

Hair & Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup

Venue: Paa-ko Ridge Golf Course & Event Center

Photography: Emily Joanne Weddings

Flowers: Floriography Flowers

Model: Emily Tafoya

90’s Inspired Boho Hair & Makeup

We had the crazy fun opportunity to do something we absolutely love – our take on 90’s hair  & makeup (I’ll never not feel like the 90’s were only a few years ago </3 ).

Photos by the always amazing Alicia Lucia Photography

Hair & Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup & Hair

Model: Kelcie Diglio

Beautifully Boudoir: Hair & Makeup. Plus an Upcoming Event!

Today I (C. Johnson Makeup) worked with Alicia Lucia Photography & Stephanie Yardman Floral Design to put together this sexy, sultry, stylish boudoir session to showcase the gorgeousness coming in May 2015. Click the flyer below or click here to sign up for your spot in this sexy upcoming event. 2015boudoir2015-02-26_00102015-02-26_00212015-02-26_00222015-02-26_00232015-02-26_00242015-02-26_00252015-02-26_00302015-02-26_00132015-02-26_00112015-02-26_00122015-02-26_00172015-02-26_00202015-02-26_00142015-02-26_0015 2015-02-26_0028

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Alicia Lucia Photography

C. Johnson Makeup

Stephanie Yardman Floral Design

Luscious Plum Eyeshadow & Natural, Luminous Skin

Recently, we had a hair/makeup session with Mikaela. Here are some photos of our process & the final result.

We started by curling her hair & pinning it up to cool. We used a 1.5 inch curling wand & a light hold hairspray. Pinning it up to cool helps the hair hold the curl for as long as possible – it also gets the hair off of her face so that we can move on to makeup. Scroll down for a complete list of products used.

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PRODUCTS USED: 

SKIN

For Mikaela’s foundation we used Lorac #’s 3, 4, & 5 to provide a flawless coverage & to highlight & contour her face simultaneously. We used MAC’s Pro Longwear concealer to hide any imperfections. We set the foundation with a translucent-light setting powder. Mac matte bronze to set the contour under her cheekbones, Alexis Vogel radiant blush in the shade “Tipsy”, & Becca Highlighter in the shade “Moonstone”.

LIPS

For Mikaela’s lip color, we used Alexis Vogel’s lip stain in the color “Barely” & a clear gloss.

EYES

The eyeshadow colors we choose came from Urban Decay’s Naked 3 palette. MAC’s Fluidline in BlackTrack. Ardell’s 110 lashes & Covergirl Lashblast mascara. To help frame her eyes, we used Anastasia Beverly Hill’s DipBrow eyebrow pomade in the shade “Taupe” to lightly fill in & shape her eyebrows.

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For bookings & inquiries, contact C. Johnson Makeup at www.cjohnsonmakeup.com

(505)715-9490

Christy@cjohnsonmakeup.com

All photos were taken by Christy at C. Johnson Makeup

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Ethereal Hair & Makeup for Portraits

This week, I had the pleasure of doing Hannah’s hair, makeup, & portraits.

 

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Getting ready for portraits. Professional Hair & Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup. Albuquerque, NM

Hannah B. Professional hair & makeup by C. Johnson Makeup, Albuquerque, NM.

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Hair & Makeup by C. Johnson Makeup, Albuquerque NM

Photos by Christy Johnson

For inquiries please visit http://www.cjohnsonmakeup.com

C. Johnson Makeup has been Featured on EvokingYou.com

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Christy from C. Johnson Makeup was recently featured on EvokingYou as a guest writer.

Check out our article Professional Makeup Tips for Photography to learn the best techniques for highlighting your natural beauty for a photograph.

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Photo by S. Strine Photography

 

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Photo by S. Strine Photography

 

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Thank you to the wonderfully talented Stephanie of S. Strine Photography for the accompanying photos.

Makeup  & hairstyling by Christy of C. Johnson Makeup.