Wednesday, January 18, 2012

AMW Makeover: Gotta Wake Up Early For This!

Good Happy Humpy Wednesday dear readers!  Did you have a wonderful sleep?  
Today is AMW Makeover day!  I am so lucky to have the chance to prettify the gorgeous people as I get to talk to them and know them too!

This, I have to say, is the earliest, non-bridal makeup gig I've done so far!  The call time was at 4:00am so I had to be awake by 2:45am to at least prepare the stuff and put them inside the car, get ready and of course, at least prepare MidFast (midnight snack+breakfast).  *hahaha*  In unforgiving hours like these, coffee are definitely my bestest of all best friend! 

Joey is my old client, I did her makeup around 2 years ago and it was great to see her again!  

Skin Condition: Normal to Dry
Request: Natural Makeup that's kid friendly
She is a gorgeous mom and I need to do makeup on her that lasts!  She wouldn't have time for touch-ups so I prepared her skin by moisturizing the dry areas and primed the rest with an oil-free foundation primer from Laura Mercier.  I applied HD Foundation on her care of Graftobian and applied cheek tint so whatever that will be removed from powder blush, there will be a "backup plan" underneath!

I went for more eye makeup application as compared to the first time I did her makeup as she's more used to having her face done by other people and she's very comfortable having slightly more makeup to show up on photos! 

I finished the look with pink blush and pink lips, she can definitely sport this as she looks young and sweet even with kids! :)

 

Skin Condition: Combination
Request: Nothing much, just to look good
Client B has combination skin (combination normal and oily) and she does suffer from acidic skin condition, meaning, foundation darken on her after application.  I prepped her skin prior to foundation application by applying primer.  I used MAC's Studio Fix liquid foundation in a shade lighter to even out the color of her face and neck!  The rest was pretty easy after foundation application as her features are very easy to work with.  I did a semi-smokey eye makeup look to focus her eyes a bit as I contoured the rest of her face and showed her cheekbones even more!  

A peach colored blush was used at the same time, a deep coral lipstick to complement her skin tone.


Skin Condition: Normal
Request: Very natural, no white cast makeup!
I understood Client C right away when she held my hand and requested for a makeup that doesn't look like a clown!  I told her not to worry as I don't like her to look like a clown either!  For someone who's already a grandma, Client C has wonderful skin as she takes care of it by using moisturizer and probably smiling at all times!  (Told ya!  Smiling is the secret to fountain of youth)

I used GSL Tri-Aktiline Total Face on her but making sure she does not suffer from any allergic reactions to skincare ingredients.  After making sure the moisturizer gets absorbed into the skin, I picked out a moisturizing foundation from I'Nuovi and applied it all over her face with a patting motion to "maintain moisture".  

After the "base" was complete, the rest was easy as I applied a neutral colored eyeshadow and applied a natural pinkish shade for blush applied on the apples of her cheeks going upwards which gives an illusion of a higher cheekbones.  



Skin Condition: Very Oily
Request: to make her look young
I do apologize as it was a super busy morning we forget to take a photo of Client D's Before photo.  Most mature skin individuals suffer from dry skin but not Client D.  Client D has a skin of a teenager and suffers from very oily skin!  I had to prep her skin carefully not to make her skin dry after oil-control primer application.  I pat everything gently and checking on areas that may have dried up.  Giving time for the primer to sit in, I chose an oil-free foundation from her which was MAC Studio Fix.  I carefully waited to see if the foundation turns dark on her then adjusted a bit with powder foundation.

She had her eyebrows tattooed and I'm so glad to have bought the K-Palette Eyebrow Liner to fill in the rest of the gaps and I am positive it'll stay the whole day!

Client D is very comfortable with parties and makeup and she advised me to go dark on  her makeup and I obliged but still making sure to make her look like herself still, and not somebody else.

It doesn't hurt that these wonderful clients put up an extra accessory --- SMILE.
They all look gorgeous even without makeup as their personalities shine through!  Such a heart-warming family!

**hair by: Kim

Thanks for the trust!
Keep smilin'
Stay Happy!



17 comments:

  1. nice work! =) i see you're a very versatile make up artist, you can work in all age groups! =)

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    1. awww,thank you for saying so, i try my best at all times :D

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  2. fabulous work...u r an amazing artist

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  3. nice one Nikkers!! keep it up, grabe pagaling ka nang pagaling ha!!!ikaw na!

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    1. Magsy, it means so much to me, coming from you ha?? hahahahah ang taong may nakikitang nega lagi! I labyooo

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  4. They all look beautiful! You are so talented!

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  5. i love their makeup, simple pero ang ganda :) I hope you will be my MUA sa wedding ko :)

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    1. awww that is one of the best thing a bride-to-be can tell me! thank you! You made my day!

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  6. i love your work! they had always been neat and not too much but pretty nevertheless..

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  7. Very nice work as usual! Galing! :)

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  8. i love how you made them look extra pretty! :) and you're right client c does have nice skin for her age! i want to age beautifully too! :)

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