Real Wedding

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!

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Chic & Stunning Hair & Makeup

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.
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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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Behind The Scenes: Hair & Makeup/ Sultry Boudoir Photo Session

Makeup & Hair Styling: C. Johnson Makeup. Christy Johnson & Merideth Baxter

Photos: DreamSpirit Portraits

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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.

 

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Merideth begins curling the hair from the bottom layers to the top, working in small sections & gently spraying with hairspray after each section.

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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.

 

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