Thursday, March 20, 2008

M.A.C brushes!

Hi Bellas,

So I got a couple of viewer requests to do a brush video. So I finally made one! This one has been on my list for a while...as well as a collection video which I've yet to make. Sorry if I sound a lil dry in the video...I think I was really tired when I filmed. I'm also a blabber by nature...so I had to edit this video big time to get it under 11 minutes (the required time limit for you tube).

Enjoy!



I've also been working on different makeup wedding looks. As mentioned, I'm doing my friend's makeup for her wedding along with her sister and mother. I'm trying to go for natural pretty looks so i've been playing with different ideas. By their requests, I'm doing pretty plum and peachy looks. I'll probably do a plum look on the mom because it's more of a mature color...I've done a bunch of research on mature skin and I've learned a few things. 1)stick with matte colors 2)avoid too much shimmer 3)pick foundation that reflects the light off the face 4) make sure to moisturize beforehand because mature skin tends to be dryer.

I'm also working on the sister's makeup...she also has some obstacles to work with. For one, she is allergic to benzoyl peroxide as well as talc, and 2) she has psoriasis and eczema on her face. Yikes! The funny thing is that she can wear mary kay and avon without much problems...so I think my professional grade makeup should be okay on her. I'm going to go for a more peachy, shimmery look.

As far as the bride...I made an appointment for her tomorrow at MAC...a bride consultation. We're going to pick out her absolute correct foundation and some colors she likes...most likely come up with a look for her. Then on Saturday...we're going to do a run-through so I can recreate the look and time myself.

After all these plans I feel a lot more confident in doing the wedding makeup...preparation preparation preparation! I'm also going to practice on my roomy since she is similar skin coloring to the bride's family...and I can only practice on myself so much because my eye shape is very different from theirs that I have to branch out.

That's it for now, stay tuned for more!

17 comments:

Gee said...

Hey RenRen!

You won my posh brush giveaway! I will email you about it too :)

P.S. This video was sooo helpful!

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

Good for you Ren! Glad to hear the update and that things are progressing along :) Woohoo!

ilurvemakeup said...

Great vid :)

I'm sure you will do just fine with the wedding makeup, you are a pro girly! :) <3

Ethereal Prey said...

woot! you're gonna kick @ss at the wedding makeup...cmon now you gotta show them how its done.

btw did you do a contouring video? Or was that just me?

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

yay! i'm excited for you sis. i'm happy for you! can't wait to see pics and stuff. :)

Alice Mary said...

Hey Ren! Even though you said you haven't had much experience with wedding makeup, you seem to be doing a great job as far as preparing and practicing for it which I'm sure your friend extremely appreciates and not only that, you are taking the time to ask for opinions from other people. I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job, you'll definitely have to post pictures so we can see the results! =] Have a great weekend

alien man?! said...

hay, i'm impressed w/your preparations with bridal makeup!

i'm also so proud of you, hehe. you'll be getting your name out there soon enough and the whole town will be asking for you to do their makeup!

Xuanie said...

good luck! im sure your great, no bride would ask anyone to do their makeup if they weren't confident in that person! so no self doubt!

jackie said...

i have the same problem as your sister. i have ezcema on my face and it's hard to find products that i can use. maybe i should check out some mary kay and avon makeup. great video. i'm slowly starting to get into makeup but its hard with the ezcema yknow. so i'll check out mk and avon maybe i'll get lucky like your sister.

I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS.
mahalo!

Bliss said...

Thats a great vid, i cannot wait to see their pics if they are willing to share it heheh.You are gonna do great :).

Joyce said...

Hey sis! Did you get your Heatherette yet? :D

Anyway, I hope you can post pictures of the bride to be's make-up (of course if they give you permission to post it on your page, lol). My cousin's wedding is in May and I'm pretty sure I will do my mom's and some of my aunts' as well so I need help with applying makeup for a 40+ year old people. And most of my e/s are very colorful so I need to invest for neutral and nude colors too...
Anyway, have a great weekend!

Sheila Ferrari said...

That's great! You're gonna do so well. And TY for this vid.

Anne said...

good luck on your wedding makeup! i'm sure you'll do fine with it! make sure to share us the look later on.


yea i know i saw sock hop and thinking about getting it. and bonus beat looks nice too since it has gold specks on it. look way better than c-thru so i might exchange it with that. i might use my back2MAC to get the gloss. i have 12 pots depotted waiting to taken to the MAC counter.

share your heatherette hauls!! i wanna see them :)

ilurvemakeup said...

Just wanted to say Happy Easter if you celebrate it :)

mandilicious said...

wow, i'm so happy for you!..your friend made the right choice!..just don't bust out your hot import look on them, especially on the Bride's momma..j/k..but i'm sure you'll do fine and you'll make us other beauty bloggers proud, and inspired too..

btw, i watched your video on your Heatherette haul..i'm still contemplating whether to have Alpha Girl exchanged for Smooth Harmony..hmm?..i'm an NC37..i don't think it shows up on me either, or i'm just being bias since you raved about Smooth Harmony instead..hmm?..what do you think?

(g)ezebel said...

i refuse to watch your MAC brush video as you are an ENABLER and i will end up buying every brush you talk about. :0/

you are going to do wonderfully with the bride makeup and your sis. :0)

Charlene said...

Wow, I hope u'll post pics of the bride and all your beautiful work when u do them RenRen!!