With a background in dancing & pageantry, our gorgeous bride, Carin looked incredible wearing a sophisticated makeup look, emphasizing her natural beauty. I took extra care to keep her makeup very clean & precise, & our team was especially excited to show off her beautiful hair by giving her a sexy, loose curl (which paired perfectly with the elegant neckline of her dress). Carin is undeniably beautiful & her bridal party was one of the most fun groups we’ve had the pleasure of doing makeup for!
Leave it to wedding planner, Maria Socha from Sealed With A Kiss to coordinate a stunning wedding featuring bold red bridesmaids gowns & elegant white flowers amidst the gorgeous backdrop of Hotel Albuquerque. & thank goodness for the immeasurably talented Tony Gambino for capturing it all!
Here are some of our favorite images from the Anniversary photo session we did at the end of August. Take a peek inside the beautiful new chapel at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Downtown. Photos by Blue Rose Photography. Flowers by Albuquerque Florist, Inc.. Styling by Lauren, owner of Just Lovely Weddings. Makeup & Hair by us – C. Johnson Makeup. Groom’s attire by Suits Unlimited Models: Emilia and Konrad.
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.
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”.
For Mikaela’s lip color, we used Alexis Vogel’s lip stain in the color “Barely” & a clear gloss.
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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All photos were taken by Christy at C. Johnson Makeup
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.
Here’s the final product from the photo shoot.