Makeup Before and After: Why We All Need a Berry Lip Color

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As a Makeup Artist for weddings, I (probably mistakingly) feel that at the end of the day I'm best friends with everyone there. So much so that when they start getting in their dresses to leave for the wedding I feel a little left out like 'hey … [Read more...]

Makeup Before and After: Where to Get the Sold Out Eye Shadow Palette I Love

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I knew the girls from last weekend's wedding at the Four Seasons here in Denver which made my day even more fun than usual. Julie is 7 months pregnant (congrats!!) with her 2nd child so she has a great glow to her skin. We just evened her out and … [Read more...]

Makeup Before & After: To Contour or Not to Contour

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Before we all go nuts and start trying to contour ourselves into a contestant from RuPaul's Drag Race, let's just take a moment and decide not how to contour but if to at all. Contouring was popularized by drag queens who sculpt definition into … [Read more...]

Makeup Before and After: A Perfect Example of Why Not to Cover Up Freckles

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Another day, another beautiful bride. Here's a recent trial run with the low down on her look. Lips: I combined a nude liner with tipsy, a LipSurgence light coral gloss from tarte to make her lips look a little fuller. These shiny glosses … [Read more...]

Before and After: When the Bride is Your Future Sister In Law!

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Thank God my brother Chad had the good sense to marry Lori, an adorable Canadian-born girl who he met on a cruise a few years ago. Before they headed out for their wedding (also a cruise- duh), she stopped over to see me for a makeup lesson and to … [Read more...]