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Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Hair and Makeup

Beautiful Birthday Girl!
You've all seen the transformation I did on Trina several months ago, right?  You can check that out here.   Well, for her birthday she wanted me to transform her again!  Oh my goodness, isn't she gorgeous?!?!?!  We had so much fun making her extra fancy for her special day.  Here is what I did:

Hair:
  • foiled in blonde highlights using PaulMitchell Dual Purpose powder with 30 volume.
  • reshaped style using point-cutting for layers
  • applied AG Plastique extra hold volumizer from roots to ends; dried hair using my hands to apply tension and wrapping technique around head for smoothness.  Once about 90% dry, added direction and volume using large round brush
Makeup:
  • started with bare face
  • applied Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream with foundation brush; patted to remove excess
  • applied foundation with same brush;  patted off excess
  • contoured with matte bronzer under cheekbones; added warm pink blush at apples
  • softly highlighted tops of cheekbones, cupid's bow, bridge of nose and brow bones with powdered highlighter
  • used angled brush to push in MAC Carbon shadow at lash line and topped with thick line of black smudgy liner
  • buffed liner to create smoky finish; contoured and smudged with midtone brown/grey shadow; patted light-golden shadow to inside corner of lid
  • spritzed entire face with MAC fix+ to get rid of powdery look and set makeup
  • curled lashes and layered several coats of two different mascaras (better than falsies if you've never been comfortable in strip lashes!)
  • slicked on shimmery nude gloss
Then I finished her hair with the flatiron, spritzed dry shampoo into her roots, pulled PaulMitchell Dry Wax through her ends and sprayed with long-hold hairspray.  Wow, it sounds like sooo much more when I write it down!!  It didn't really take all that long to complete, but I think each step was important, since she would be going from my house straight through the night without touching up anything but her lips.

Love helping my girls get their glam on!!

Cheers to being fancy on your birthday (or EVERYDAY!!!)
L