Many of you know that I am now the Senior Artist at Sephora in Connecticut. With this position I spend more time with the cast coaching to them, doing certification, teaching beauty classes and getting the cast ready for elevated position. So I don’t often do makeup everyday. As a die hard makeup artist, sometimes I miss my brushes.
Alyssa Perez a nail tech from Florida came in to get her makeup done by me. I was so elated when I saw how pretty she was. I knew she would make for a perfect canvas. What made it sweet was that Alyssa told me that I could do whatever I wanted. Now this is the type of client I’m use to. At Sephora it’s the opposite.
Anyway, the first look that came to mind was an old picture of JLO with this wet hair and luminous look. That was my inspiration that I wanted to recreate because Alyssa had the features and personality to pull of that look. I knew that her features would be able to handle all of what I was going to do. I started pulling products and lashes that I wanted to use. That’s the great thing about doing makeup at Sephora. Any thing I need when I’m creating a look I have it right in my hands. It’s like having my own personal makeup studio when I’m working. I showed Alyssa a variety of ways to wear the look, starting with matte to a full out South Beach glow.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer in Eden
Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Bronzer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation
Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette-Medium/Tan Palette
NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Blush
BECCA Luminious Blush in Copper
Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Foundation Face Powder
Smashbox Contour Kit in Medium/Dark
Lancome Glow Silky Creme Highlighter in Amber Lights
Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eyeliner in ME42
Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner in Black
Sephora Collection Rouge Shine Lipstick in 48 My Everything
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Sunset Strip
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown