I love what I do not just because I get to paint on faces, but because of the different and unique types of people I get to come into contact with. Yesterday was no exception, as I got to meet a beautiful young lady who has singing talent and pipes like you wouldn’t believe!! I worked with fresh faced 18 year old country rock singer, Emily McCannon of the Emily McCannon Band. My job was to take her usual everyday makeup routine and ramp it up a bit for her singing gigs so that her features don’t fade away when she is on stage.
Our goal was to enhance what God gave her and to not completely transform her entire face into someone unnoticeable. She is only 18, so there wasn’t going to be any Dancing With The Stars type makeup going on! We want her fans to recognize her, not her makeup. Emily also wanted me to show her some simple steps and products she could do on her own before performances.
BROWS. Hers were super white blonde which faded into her face. So I added my fave Brow Alert Kit by Sonia Kashuk ($10), in the lightest brown color, to her brow hairs to make them stand out more which in turn framed her eyes more.
SKIN. She said she never wears anything on her skin at all – lucky duck – so I didn’t need to add much to make her 18 year skin flawless. I applied one layer of L’Oreal True Match foundation ($11) in W2 focusing mainly in the center of the face, then Cover Girl & Olay’s Simply Ageless concealer ($10) in #230, right under neath the eyes and around the sides of the nose. Maybelline’s Bouncy Blush in “peach satin” ($6) was added for cheek color. This was the clincher for brightening up her face I think!