Jan 30, 2012

FOTD: Dramatic Eyes For a Boudoir Photo Shoot

Saturday was such a fun, and nerve-wrecking, day for me.  It was the day of my boudoir photo shoot AND the day that my fabulous friend, Ariella (a makeup artist), showed me her amazing skills and did my makeup.

The day began with me arriving at her house in the morning with absolutely no makeup on or my hair done.  She got to work immediately and transformed me from plain-Jane to model fabulous.  After I finished doing my hair, the look was done.  Check out the before and after photos...

Good Morning!  It`s 10 am and I actually left the house without makeup OR my hair done.  Definitely a first for me
A couple hours and a delightful straightening job later, the look is complete.
Makeup used on my face:
Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher (primer)
Revlon Photoready Airbrush Mousse Makeup in 010 Vanilla
Youngblood Ultimate Concealer in Fair
Clinique Perfectly Real Compact Makeup in Shade 102 N
For the cheeks:
L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
GOSH Giant Sun Powder in 001
Physicians Formula Glow and Mood Boosting Blush in Natural 
Quo Minerals Matter Blush in Pink Petal 
For the eyebrows:
Youngblood Brow Artiste Palette in Dark
For the eyes:
M.A.C Prep and Prime Eye
M.A.C Silver, Black and Grey Eye Shadows Color Unknown (Must ask Ariella)
Smashbox Cream Eye Liner Palette in Cameo
Estee Lauder Magnascopic Mascara in Black
Ardell False Eye Lashes 
Quo Lash Adhesive 
For the lips:
L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir

I am so fortunate to know such a fantastic makeup artist AND have the pleasure of saying how great of a friend she is.  I will say though, that she gave my quite a bit of slack about the shape of my eyebrow brush because according to her "it's completely bent out of shape and useless..."  All in all, it was a fantastic day filled with makeup, a few hours of photos, multiple lingerie outfits and tons of laughter.  


  1. you look gorgeous.. the hair... the makeup... awesome :)

    1. Thanks so much Lucy!!! I definitely felt really beautiful that day


  2. One word: fierce! :)

  3. STUNNNINNNNNNNNNG! I couldn't wait to see the dramatic look; loves it! You should do it much more often, especially with your beautiful blues. I am so happy the shoot went amazing. love you

    1. Oh Margaret, you're such a doll! Ariella did such a great job and if I was rich I would pay to have someone do my makeup all the time!


  4. You look amazing!! I hardly recognized you, talk about making your eyes pop! The flashes are fab! Ariella did a fantastic job! xo

    1. There is something so amazing about wearing false lashes. You just feel so glamorous


  5. Oh wow I love those lashes on you. You look like a doll!

  6. Those lashes are great! I wish I knew how to put them on, I always get the glue in my eyes!



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