For this photo shoot I paired bold, elegant makeup with classic, romantic hair. I wanted to make sure that Emily's makeup was noticeable enough to stand up to the beauty of the landscape & the bright, outdoor lighting. Then, I selected the hairstyle with her gorgeous hair in mind. I wanted to simultaneously emphasize the beauty of Emily's hair while allowing it to flow softly in the gentle breezes of our lovely New Mexico landscape. I hope you all enjoy these photos as much as I do & maybe this hair & makeup will give you a little inspiration for your own wedding day or photo session. :) Hair & Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup
Photography: Emily Joanne Weddings
Flowers: Floriography Flowers
Model: Emily Tafoya
Today I (C. Johnson Makeup) worked with Alicia Lucia Photography & Stephanie Yardman Floral Design to put together this sexy, sultry, stylish boudoir session to showcase the gorgeousness coming in May 2015. Click the flyer below or click here to sign up for your spot in this sexy upcoming event.
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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
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Thank you to the wonderfully talented Stephanie of S. Strine Photography for the accompanying photos.
Makeup & hairstyling by Christy of 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.