Saturday Celebrity: Charlize Theron

Good morning lovelies! 
Hope you all had a wonderful busy week and now have time to relax! It has been non stop travel for me lately! I just returned from San Diego a couple days ago, I am lucky enough to spend a week there each month for makeup and skincare clients…as well as catch on some sunshine therapy! 
Today is a quick post on how to get this super natural yet wearable look from Charlize Theron! She  is such a natural beauty that a little amount is enough for her. This look is all about staying very neutral, no pops of color here. Sport this “bare” look today! 

Clinique “Even Better” Foundation ~ Any foundation claiming to make skin look “even better” without makeup is going to cause some amount of attention!  Clinique Even Better definitely has.  It’s brilliant blend of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide cause this foundation to be filled with sun battling benefits unlike most. This foundation is light-medium coverage so skin still shines through looking natural. You can wear it with no powder or for a more “Matte” look, set it with translucent!

MAC Pink Tea Blush ~ This is a great blush for people that don’t really like blush. It is very light dusty rose hue. Personally I am not a huge fan of a cheek full of blush, so this color is always my go-to for clients who are more on the natural side. 

MAC Nylon Eyeshadow ~ This shadow was one of the first that I purchased from MAC. It has had many roles in my collection, it’s a great inner eye-duct highlighter, cheek highlighter, shimmering cream eyeshadow,  and brow bone highlighter! Basically it is great for creating a beautiful glow to many areas. In this look it is applied just to the lid and underneath the waterline for an “eye-opening” effect.

Lancome Hypnose Mascara ~  This mascara is great for women wanting to achieve a more “volumous” lash. It holds a curl really well, and has a beautiful lengthening effect. It is flake and smudge free, and also lasts up to 12+ hours. A great every day mascara!

KA’OIR Nudity Lipstick ~ If you haven’t head of “KA’OIR” lipsticks yet, you have got to try them! These super richly pigmented and creamy sticks come in all assortment of colors to choose from, purple, green, pink, you name it! “Nudity” is by far the most wearable out of the collection and is a very cool pink nude color!

Have a wonderful Saturday!
I’m off to do weddings all day, wish me luck!

Dew It: Luminous Makeup

As a makeup artist I always get asked if I spend hours in front of the mirror getting ready every day. Well the answer is no, there are days when I am really detailed and others when I am just in a rush and have to resort to doing a quick look on my eyes and face. It was my husbands birthday a few weeks ago and he loves dark smokey eyes. Well my morning was booked with brides. so I had little time that evening to get all dolled up for him. Thats when I resorted to this look! Super easy and still super sexy. Learn all about how I got this dewy complexions and quick smokey eye below!

~Get The Look~ Dew
My favorite look on the skin is definitly luminous, glowing, shimmering, dewy skin. These products in this look are my favorite for glowing skin this month. Here is how I get my quick dewy flawless face makeup that lasts all day and night long!

Conceal: Milani HD advanced concealer {Under the eyes and down the nose}
* New Favorite Product*
Lipstick: Bite Beauty-Bouquet lipstick pencil
Get The Look: Sexy Stila Eyes
This Stila ‘Cool’ palette trio is filled with the perfect hues for a sexy makeup look. The shadows are very pigmented and blend very well. It is definitely a makeup must have!
  1. Apply the lightest shade{1} to the inner tear ducts and under the brow bone for highlighting.
  2. Apply the middle gray shade [2}to the middle of the eyes and smoked on the bottom lash line with a tapered shadow brush.
  3. Line the eyes with a black liner, I used Loreals Smoldering eyeliner in black and extended it out to a wing at the ends for a very dramatic look.
  4. Apply the darkest brown shade {3} to the outer corners of the eyes to really darken up this shadow.
  5. Apply your mascara or choice of false lashes and your look is complete! Lashes: Ardel 101
  6. Quick, sexy and takes less than ten minutes to do!
Drop Earrings: Franchescas $16 Buy Here
I used : Big Sexy Hair Texture Powder to lift my roots and give it body.
Lightly waved the ends with : Conair Infinitie Wand
Mystic Tan: Dark/ Beaches Salon

The Boudoir Series: Candace Burch

 I recently had the chance to doll up a party of 7 girls for a fun Boudoir Bachelorette bash. The brides friends surprised her with a suite at the Hotel Monaco, personal Boudoir pictures for each girl taken by the amazing Perrywinkle Photography and sexy makeovers by me! Boudoir makeup is one of my favorite styles to do, It is usually very sexy and seductive looking, and every woman deserves to feel like a supermodel for a day! These tasteful shoots are a great gift for the groom on the wedding night or even for an anniversary! Today I will be showing Candace Burch’s makeover, how to get her look, and the beautiful boudoir shots we got of her! 

Before and After

Seductive Eyes: how to…
  1. Prime the eyes with an eye primer to ensure the shadow will stay all day, a primer also allows the color to show up better on the skin~ try: elf sultry satin eye primer
  2. Apply a highlighter to the inner corners of the eyes to really brighten them up~ try: NYX pearl loose shadow , I like to spray my MAC Fix+ spray on the brush, dip into the shadow, then apply. What this does is give the shadow a sticking effect so it stays longer and it makes the color appear a brighter white. Apply this under the brows to highlight the brow bone. 
  3. Apply a medium/tan shadow to the inner lid of the eye keeping all the lighter colors towards the front. try: Urban Decay: Blunt {shimmer tan}
  4. Apply Wedge by MAC to the middle/outer corners of the eye with your #224 tapered blending brush {dupe: elf blending brush $1}
  5. Line the eyes with a liquid, gel or powder liner, wing out the ends and this will add a seductive look to them. try: Laura Mercier- Tightline eyeliner-Ebony / Use an angled brush: elf $3
  6. After you have defined the lid with your winged liner, go back in with your tapered brush and smoke out the corners with a darker color. Use the top of the winged liner as a guide, do not apply shadow underneath the line, just above. try: MAC~ Print {muted black/gray}
  7. Apply the same shadow on the bottom lash line and smoke it out with a #214 short shader brush.
  8. Apply a pair of winged out cat eyelashes to complete the entire look. try: Katy Perry: Oh Honey lashes. Coat them with mascara to make them more dramatic.

{All photos displayed with permission from client: Candace Burch}

Flawless Face: how to…
I used Airbrush for the foundation, bronzer, blush and highlighter, below I have tips on how to get this look without the professional kit and with traditional makeup instead.
  1. I recently purchase this TheBalm Time Balm Face Primer $30… and I love it! It helps with reducing the appearance of fine line, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. I used a dime size amount all over her face to ensure an even makeup application. 
  2. With your beauty blender apply a concealer two shades lighter than your skin down the center of the nose up to middle of the brows, under the eyes, and on the chin. This will add highlight to the areas that should be kept light on the face. * Apply in pressing motion * try: MAC Studio Finish concealers- These cover imperfections beautiful and blend really well with a damp beauty blender. 
  3. The tool to a flawless looking face is the tools that you are using. Be sure to use a flat Kabuki brush, Sigma has my favorite Kabuki brush, F80. Apply your choice of founation to the back of your hand, dip your kabuki into it and buff it into the skin, wait till the end to blend the highlighted areas. Once your whole face looks evenly blended, grab your Beauty Blender and tap the highlighted areas outward until they look completely blended. try: NYX HD photogenic foundation {great coverage}
  4. Set your face with a setting powder: Vichy Dermablend Setting
  5. Apply your blush to the apples of the cheeks: Milani baked blush: Dolce Pink
  6. Apply bronzer to the forehead and cheekbones to define the face structure: Hard Candy: Tiki
  7. Apply the highlighter lastly on the upper cheekbones and down the center of the nose:         Laura Mercier baked highlight

Perrywinkle Photography and Kissable Complexions have teamed up to offer Boudoir Packages for brides, bachelorettes, parties,  and for woman who just want to do a Boudoir shoot for fun, married or not! We believe that every woman was created uniquely beautiful and deserves to feel like a supermodel for a day! Our sessions are completely private and for your eyes only! We will coach you through every pose, outfit, and even expressions. Let us help you celebrate who you are today!

The Basic Boudoir Package…
 A photo session with the amazing Perrywinkle Photography,  
full Traditional makeover by me,
 and a small photo album for you or your loved one!

The Natural Boudoir Package
The Very Sexy Bride Package
Bachelorette Boudoir Package
and more!

For more packages and information, email me at:

Many more boudoir makover insiders to come, so stay tuned!
Happy Monday!