I had the pleasure of meeting with Gina again after 2 years of doing her makeup for a photo shoot. She was getting ready to go to the National Kidney Foundation’s Gift of Life Gala & what better time for getting all done up! This event was so special to her for so many personal reasons & she had been involved in the organization of the Gala as well. Gina was a kidney donor to her father a few months back – she has given the gift of life and gives her time to volunteer. She’s a beautiful person, inside and out…
Sarah reached out to me after reading reviews on Yelp about Moya Makeup! At the trial we talked about two different makeup looks & she choose the one that really went beautifully with her Fall wedding theme. We talked about how she met her fiance, how she was having a lot of family coming in from out of town for their wedding, and about the work she does – just to name a few! Which makes me reflect on how these very short moments I share with my clients really complete me as a makeup artist. Not only am I helping them prepare for a special day for them, but that they put trust in me and let me into their lives and that is what makes me smile at the end of my day. Thank you Sarah…..thank you to all my clients this past year! (Photos by: Monica Zibutis)
I met the Bride (Rachel) when I did makeup for her sister’s wedding a few months prior. They are such a beautiful and welcoming family, I even felt like part of the family after being in their home for three makeup trials and two wedding days! I have to admit, I was a little nervous for her with this day supposedly being an astrology “disaster day” aka “monster moon”, but the morning went just as smooth as can be, along with the bride getting a few lovely surprises from the groom as we prepared! The weather was amazing and the bride looked amazing…a perfect day for a wedding! (Photos by: Jennifer Schaffer)
I had a client ask me this question today and so here’s a quick blog post for your information too! This is nothing new, but I even find myself forgetting to do this sometimes, when it actually works really great! Applying mascara with a small fan brush allows you to get right next to the lash line and all the way to the tip of the lashes on top & the bottom lashes. It leads to not having to applying many coats of mascara, but gives you a very defined and separated look. You just have to apply the mascara to the tip of the fan brush right from the mascara wand – starting from the lash line & moving down, wiggle the brush side to side to help separate the lashes. Make sure to get on top of the lashes & under the lashes.
Applying blush with a large fan brush (& going light-handed into the actual blush) helps you slowly build up to the perfect amount of color, with that perfect angle from cheek to temple.
They are useful tools to have, when you might have been ignoring them in your brush kit all along!
Victoria reached out to me from a bridal event that I took part in very early in the year. During her trial she had told me they were hoping to get pregnant soon & by the time her wedding day came around, she had exciting news of them expecting! (I love that the Makeup Artist always get the juicy gossip first! HA!) I had the pleasure of doing makeup for the bride’s very lovely mother and her spunky grandmother that I had fun with! (photos by: Kathy Schwartz)