"Hiegh ho hiegh ho, it's off to work I go, with my makeup brushes and a big big smile, hiegh ho hiegh ho hiegh ho!!" (To the tune of the seven dwarfs from Snow White if you were wondering;-))
I heart my job. It's been a busy week AND weekend so far with doing lots of bridal trial runs, general consults, and wedding days, so thought I'd post some pics for you all to see what I've been up to. This top one is my 22 week old prego self lugging around my three cases full of magic makeup products that help me to create my beautiful clients!! But don't feel sorry for me, I'm used to carrying these heavy things around and are really the only exercise I'm getting these days- besides running after my two little ones. And my sweet hubby actually took all three cases from me right after he took this picture to the car for me before a bridal trial run...aaawwwww!!!
Luckily a couple of my wonderful clients allowed me to take their picture with my non-professional point and shoot camera! This first photo is from a bridal trial run I had done in my home with my client Courtney. Isn't she stunning?? We were going for a Kim Kardashian type eye look with lots of lashes- I think we got it! Now I am no professional photographer as you can obviously see, but I do the best with what I got! Isn't that what life is all about anyway- doing the very best with what you've been given?! Ha! That's my mantra as a makeup artist or as a woman in general wearing makeup. It's not about completely changing or masking who you are- just helping you to create a better version of your natural self.
Onto another bridal trial run from the week. This is a sweet MOB (mother of the bride!) that I did a trial run for who so graciously let me take her before JennySue Makeup and after JennySue Makeup photo!!
Look how happy she looks after she had her makeup done!! She loved it which really warms my heart and makes me feel good after I'm done. Tip: We added false lash clumps to her lash line which makes a huge difference in making smaller eyes pop which was a concern of hers. I also used Smashbox Photo Finish primer ($36) which helped make her skin look so even and created a great canvas to work on. "Thanks Melissa for being a brave MOB!!"
And this was the MOB's daughter, the BRIDE (aka Jessica!), and I wanted to show some up close before and after photos of her lash line. These are a bit fuzzy but you can still see the big difference that they make for her originally short and straight lash line.
I used Ardell's individual lash clumps in black ($4) and apply the clumps in after I've finished the rest of the eyemakeup and set them in the natural lash line- not on the lid. And to keep the falsies looking so natural, I did not put any mascara on them after I applied them and left them as is. "Jessica, you were as cool as a cucumber bride and so easy to work with. I'm super excited for your big day!"
And this was me in front of the camera this time with my bridal trial run Courtney again. I finally got out from behind the camera since I'm typically always behind it- which is TOTALLY fine by me! Even though it's not really about me now is it?? We gave her that bridal glow thanks to a liquid bronzer... and a really naturally pretty face! "Courtney, it was fun having you and your mom around for the trial run, I hope you loved your Kim K. look and can't wait to recreate it for the big day!"
I'm so blessed to have all these wonderful opportunities to work with such fab females. Girls love makeup and it's such a bonding experience to work so closely with their faces, that I feel like I make a new friend each time! What more could you ask for in a J.O.B.??