“Behind The Scenes” with JennySue Makeup

Lots of people are interested in the “behind the scenes” view of how movies are made, music videos, and magazine fashion layouts. So here a few behind the scenes action shots (thanks to my photog friend Abbey- check her out::Dylan Blue Photography) of what I do as a makeup artist.

This first before and after is of my beautiful friend Megin (both inside and out!) who has this fabulous shade of red hair that I just had to work with. You’ll notice in the shot of me working on her, all of my inspiration of magazine pics lining my mirror! I guess my 10 fashion mag subscriptions are finally coming in handy huh??

Meg has this natural beauty about her that I didn’t want to ruin with too much makeup, so I brought out her eyes with Ardell false lashes and played up her cheek color with Tarte’s “Tipsy” cheek stain ($28) and a peach lip gloss to compliment her coloring. This “look” of Megin (below) ended up on my comp card. Thanks Meg for letting me paint your face even though you didn’t need the paint…

This second behind the scenes pictures are of two models, Mary Katherine and Kelly, for an upcoming Athens magazine, BLVD~Style In The Classic City. The first of two photos is of MK and I was working on creating a bright raspberry lip to play up her mouth using Victoria’s Secret Perfect Lipstick ($12) in “Beg Me.”

This VS lipstick is a wonderful smooth consistency and I love all their shades they offer! Mary Katherine had wonderful bone structure and I wanted to do a stark juxtaposition of the bright fushcia lips with her beautiful fair skin.

In this photo of Kelly (below), I wanted to play up her eyes with some rockin’ bright blue eyeshadow and I got that by using Stila in “Mambo” ($18). The look for this swimsuit part of the photo shoot, had kind of an 80’s-early 90’s vibe to it and I wanted something electric for the makeup look! Miss Kelly was a trooper and a real natural beauty in front of the camera.

This last photo is of Danielle who was the perfect blonde model for my beauty page in the upcoming premiere issue of BLVD magazine. I worked on her to create a Spring 2009 look with bright super glossy lips as the focus. I got this with Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush lip gloss ($7). This was an easy look for Danielle to carry off because she has a wonderful carefree personality that showed through on camera and the makeup was just an added bonus on her. What a beautiful girl.

I hope you enjoyed the behind the scenes journey of JennySue Makeup! It is a fun and creative career and I love making women A more Beautiful Version of their Natural Selves

Not a bad gig.