Beauty Breakdown: Simple Daytime Makeup

Before and after time! Jill doesn't wear a lot of makeup day to day. So I wanted to give her a simple daytime look that would play up her beautiful olive skin, and draw some attention to her eyes! Scroll down for a full, detailed beauty breakdown! 

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All products listed are Limelight by Alcone unless otherwise specified.

PREP!

  1. Thayer's Witch Hazel Rose Water Toner all over (applied with cotton rounds)
  2. Eye Aspire Serum all over eye area
  3. Calm Balm all over face
  4. First Base Makeup Primer Spray all over face

COMPLEXION!

  1. Botanical Foundation (Shades: Shinto II and IV) applied all over with damp Blenderful Sponge
  2. Waterproof Complete Concealer (Shades: 4 and 5) applied with #06 Concealer Brush
  3. Perfect Setting Powder applied with #01 Tapered Powder Brush (all over) and #07 Large Shadow Brush (to set concealer)
  4. Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder (Shade: Dark) applied with #03 Angled Blusher Brush
  5. Perfect Blush (Shade: Possible) applied with #02 All Over Powder Brush

EYES!

  1. MAC Paint Pot (Shade: Groundwork) all over lid applied with fingers
  2. Perfect Eyeshadows (Shades: Coral of the Story and Antiki Bar) applied with #09 Angled Shadow Brush
  3. Perfect Eyeshadow in Brownie Points applied with #13 Angled Liner Brush along upper and lower lash lines
  4. Perfect Mascara on upper and lower lashes

LIPS!

  1. Perfect Lipstick (Shade: #201 Prim and Proper) dabbed on using finger
  2. Signature Lipgloss (Shade: #07 Bliss)

Finish the look with a generous spritz (or three!) of 10 Years Younger Finish Spray! And go out and conquer the world!

 

Shop Limelight by Alcone products here by clicking here!

Shop everything else by heading to Sephora, Ulta, or your nearest specialty department store!

A New Addition!

After a couple of years of toying with the idea of expanding my service offerings, I'm happy to announce I am finally doing just that! I have a new addition to my business. Not to be confused with the "Candy Girl" singing gents, New Edition, from the eighties! Such a good song...

Anyway! I am excited to now offer professional-grade cruelty-free skincare, cosmetics, and brushes directly to my clients! Limelight by Alcone has an amazing line of products that are loved and adored by the pro artist community, and are now available directly to you, from me. The culture of Limelight really aligns with everything I believe in as an artist, a woman, a human, and a boss babe! Read more about them here and more about why I decided to team up with them here.

As a professional makeup artist in San Diego, re-establishing my freelance business here after moving back from New York City, I'm so happy to be able to offer that missing piece that I always felt my clients were after: the products I use.  I offer a luxury service, why wasn't I meeting every need for people? Not anymore!

I'm also pleased to share that after many years of friends and family bugging me to start doing makeup tutorials online, I'm finally doing it! Taking my clean and effortless approach to everyday beauty, mixed in with my underlying desire for makeup to be fun, I will empower you to feel confident and beautiful with or without makeup. And I hope to arm you with the skills you need to step out into the world with an extra pep in your step every day. 

Please be sure to follow me on Instagram and on Facebook so you don't miss anything. I will be doing Facebook Live videos, and will be hosting an online launch event there soon. I'll also be focusing a lot more on private makeup lessons and hands-on group workshops.

Here is my first video! A demo for how to do a low-key cat eye using a liquid eye liner pen!

Feel free to leave me a comment below, or on Facebook, to let me know if you try my tips and how they end up working for you! And I'm always happy to take requests for future videos. Stay tuned for more!

San Diego Wedding: Quinn & Dustin at Brick at Liberty Station

One of my favorite things about being back in San Diego, is getting to reconnect with everyone here. When Quinn asked me if I would be her makeup artist for her wedding day, I was really excited. Quinn is an amazing hair stylist, and has cut and colored my hair many times over the years. And we've also worked together for weddings and styled shoots before. I've had the pleasure of doing her makeup many times over the years, but nothing tops having someone like her trust you with their makeup on their wedding day! 

Quinn and Dustin got married at Brick at Liberty Station, one of San Diego's newer wedding venues (that I would have loved had it existed when we were venue shopping for our own wedding!). They are a super stylish pair, and Quinn loves a good bold lip so we knew that was in store for the wedding day. Here's a little peek at their day. 

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All photos courtesy of Rad + In Love