Today's post, I am dedicating this to one of super loyal client Nikki --- ahhhh! The name Nikki is really wonderful, don't you think? They're usually loyal, pretty, funny, smart etc...! :P
Seriously speaking, Nikki and her mom is one of my first few clients who trusted me even way back! I'm glad to have loyal clienteles and I love my job because I get to know them not just as clients but as friends! Nikki gave me a short message asking me if I can do her makeup as well as her friends' as they are part of the entourage for a wedding in the province.
I happily obliged!
Skin type: Combination
Request: Well, I've done her makeup so many times she lets me do her makeup with ease and without any request :)
Client A has combination skin so I prepared her skin by moisturizing the drier areas and applied oil control on areas that I know will oil up the most! In her case, it's her t-zone. I mixed up 2 different shades from Graftobian to achieve her shade and applied a thin layer all over her skin as she's got good skin to start with.
She has a nice set of brows so all I did was to fill in the gaps and set it with a brow gel to tame them! On to the eye makeup, Nikki has typical Asian eyes (monolid), I steered away from creating fake crease as it was a day time wedding event I don't want her to look too made-up and unnatural, I ended up highligthing the inner corner of her eyes giving a bit of dimension or creating a "shadow" on her "crease" area and lined her eyes with a thicker-than-usual liner.
A simple flush was created using a Cream Blush from Stila as she has drier cheeks. Cream blush set with a tiny amount of powder blush would be great for that "dewy" looking cheeks.
I contoured random areas of her forehead, nose, cheekbones and the chin area for that nice "color" as client is quite fair!
Last but not the least, a lipstick that's close to her original lip color was used.
Skin type: Normal and Dry
Request: Any look
Camie, is one of those girls who have a perfect canvass! You can easily change her look with different sorts of makeup application and as I look into her clear skin, I thought of a nicer "flush" of color focusing on her eyes and skin!
For the skin, I applied a regular primer from Laura Mercier to keep her makeup intact, let it set a bit then applied a tiny amount of Benefit Porefessional on her nose area.
In person, Camie has colored hair so I happily pulled out my brow powder, brow pencil and brow gel! Brows are tricky yet fun to do and I took the time to really create a "young looking" brows fit for her age!
On to her eye makeup, Camie's outfit has a lot of gorgeous bling so I want to keep it down with neutral shades, a light dust of rose colored eyeshadow was used adding up on dark purple and brown mixed together to create shades that people can't seem to identify! And for another "monolid" client, it is very important to apply the right thickness of eyeliner to enhance her eyes but NOT applying it all over the eyes making it smaller! I try to steer away from winging any eyeliner for monolid as I want to show "the roundness" of the eyes, winging it would make it even smaller!
Client B has oblong face shape so I contoured areas on her forehead, chin, cheekbones and let's not forget the non-surgery nose lift via contouring powder! *winks*
A light peach colored blush was used and I topped it with a tiny amount of bronzing powder for that healthy glow! Of course, to finish it off, a peach colored lipstick was used.
*laughs* Just Joking! Isn't he adorable??? :)
To those who haven't seen this on my Facebook Page, I actually got my ZUCA case last February 28 (right in time for my birthday) and I've been putting this case in action for quite some time! I'll share to everyone my thoughts on this once I'm ready!
Thanks Nikki and Camie for the trust!
Do you like their makeovers?