THE PERFECT SUMMER CONTOUR COCKTAIL

 Helllllloo loves! I have been on a blogging hiatus lately and I am so so sorry! 
The great thing is that I am extremely inspired and fueled about everything to come this wedding season!  I have been up to my neck in inquiries and consultations as well as filling my time with new  fashion shoots, meeting new vendors in the industry, discovering new products & pretty much everything new, I am loving life!
Okay now for some information on how to get the perfect summer contour cocktail!  This is an industry technique that will truly TRANSFORM your makeup or your clients year around.  It is a perfect technique to learn before summer if you want to get that red carpet glow all day long!!!  I thought that this simple illustration would be an effective visual for you guys on how contouring & highlighting techniques can really make your makeup POP! 
Suggested Tools: 1) Bronzing powder 2) Cream highlighter 3) Highlighting powder (pick your favorite!)
Always remember:  Wherever you want to sink something you put a contour.  Wherever you want to stand out you put a highlighter :)

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Still confused? Have you ever heard of the sisters over at pixiwoo?  These ladies are youtube makeup gurus and are extremely informative when it comes all things makeup!!  You must check out the video below for a more in depth tutorial of how to make your regular makeup routine go from a good application to a PROFESSIONAL makeup application!!!
Again, Rule of Thumb:  Wherever you want to sink something you put a contour.  Wherever you want to stand out you put a highlighter :)
 Let me know how you all make out!  
Illustration:  MSNBC
Video: pixiwoo

STUNNING HEADSHOTS

 

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How beautiful is my make-up assistant, Veronica Nunes? Stunning!
Make-Up:  Erin Marzilli

PINK, ORANGE & NUDE LIP ROUGE

 

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Photography: Lou DiGesare

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Photography: CMP Photography 
Over the past week, I had the pleasure with working with the oh so beautiful model Dina Lynee.  
I changed up her look many times using lip color! Pinks, Oranges & Nudes Oh My!  I believe that using a high pigmented long wear lip color is key. Dina Lynne had perfectly exfoliated lips before arriving to the shoot so every single color went on like a creamy, dreamy perfectly matte/gloss slick of highly pigmented color perfection…. say that 10x fast!