Here comes the… makeup artist

After making up everyone and their mother (literally), I dedicated about 15-20 minutes to doing something to my own face…

Quick, fast and in a hurry…
FACE:
Shu Uemura Nobara Stick Foundation in #524
Guerlain Meteorites
Chanel Blush in In Love
EYES:
Chanel Eyeshadow in Khaki Vert
Chanel Eyeshadow in Taupe Grise
Stila Smudge Pot in Black (lashline)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Stash
Nouba Waterproof Mascara
LIPS:
Urban Decay 24/7 Lipliner in Heavy
Chanel Lipstick in Patchouli
Chanel Lipgloss in Pleasing

Here’s a quick pic of the bride… you can’t really see the detail in her makeup from my distance (I had to zoom in to catch that shot) and with my mediocre camera. We’ll just wait on the professionals for the real ‘beauty’ shots.
But I can tell you what I used:
FACE:
Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation in Chestnut
Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix
Shu Uemura Translucent Face Powder
Chanel Blush in Plum Attraction
EYES:
MAC Eyeshadows in Espresso & Carbon (brows)
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream (royal blue)
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Denim
Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Dollipop
MAC Eyeshadow in Saddle
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Deviant
Naimies False Lashes
YSL Faux Cils Mascara in Radical Black
Lips:
Chanel Lipstick in Patchouli
Chanel Lipgloss in Pleasing

Notice that the bride and I are doing the same thing with the lips. So did mom and baby sis of the bride. I used what was out and what worked on everyone! Both colors are stunning and very wearable on a wide range of skin tones. They’re part of the Chanel 2010 Holiday collection.

As a parting gift, I gave the mother of the bride the lipstick, and gave the bride the lip gloss. I often try to leave clients with parting gifts. It’s a habit that I picked up from seasoned (read: much more experienced) make up artists. It is always a good idea to leave your client with a smile, and a lovely (glossy) memory of your work.

**I have an appointment to get my brows done. I know, I know! And I even tweezed up right quick before the makeup… but I was outta time so they got brushed through. They’ll be cleaner by the weekend. Promise!**

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6 comments

  1. beFrank says:

    Shahada,I don't think I'll ever be able to thank you enough for the wonderful job you did. Everyone you made up had nothing but the best praises for you and the makeup.I need another day to recover and finish getting the newlyweds and visiting family packed up and sent off to their own lives. I just felt like you might appreciate a cheerful and thankful comment from me on behalf of the Frank (and Francis) family.You are held in very high regard by my wife and daughters, not just for the work, but for your personality and grace.I know I speak for them also when I say, thank you, because they couldn't stop saying nice things.You are the best.-Bryan C. Frank-FOTB (Father of the Bride)

  2. ShahadaKarim says:

    Yayyyyyyyyyyy! Ya'll are SO AWESOME! Seriously. I couldn't have asked for a calmer bride or a more efficient Mom and Dad of the Bride. You guys made my work easy. I had a fabulous time, both working and playing. I crawled home afterwards… but it was worth it!

  3. This is another pretty look.

  4. Kelly says:

    Pretty, pretty!But you haven't done EVERYONE'S makeup, now have you? I mean we've known each other how long? You've never touched me, and after all I've done for you. Sniff.(Is it working yet? LOL You know how much I love you 😉

  5. ShahadaKarim says:

    LOL Kelly!!!! You know I'll do your makeup anytime!

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