Monday, June 2, 2008

Catchup and a Before and After...

Hi Bellas,

Sorry for the lack of posts. As mentioned in my previous entry I was out of town from Thursday Morning to late Sunday night. I went to New York and Connecticut for a bachelorette party, shopping, and a wedding. It was crazy but so much fun.

I wasn’t able to get out any videos before then like I planned. Instead I had two photo shoots that turned out fabulous. I’ll post pics soon.

While I unpack and get caught up on my emails and blogging, I’ll show you guys the makeover I did last weekend.


Here's my original post:

I did a makeup lesson this past weekend. My client is celebrating an upcoming 50th birthday bash in Jamaica and wanted to kick it up a notch with her makeup. She tends to use mineral makeup and a dark red lipstick and light gold eyeshadow. I wanted to still give her a mature look but try something a bit different.

I decided to use a warmer gold tone--amber lights e/s, and combined it with carbon e/s from MAC to give her a smokey look. I used her own revlon light cream/gold eyeshadow as a highlighter. Whenever I do makeup lessons on my clients, I try to use as many of their products as possible, showing them how to use them and incorporate other products and colors as well. Instead of a bright red/magenta lip, I lightened up her lips by using bateaux l/g from M.A.C's Naughty Nauticals line.

I noticed that her concealer was the wrong shade...it gave her an ashy look. The key with darker skin tones is to match the undertones of your skin.

So without further ado, before and after :) She was great before, and even better after.




Products Used:
EYES:
-MAC paint in bare canvas (to lighten up her eyelids)
-amber lights e/s
-carbon e/s
-Revlon light cream/gold e/s
-drugstore mascara
-Revlon colorstay liquid liner in blackest black
-Rimmel dark brown professional eyebrow pencil

FACE
-cinema secrets foundation
-bare minerals tinted finishing powder
-revlon bronzer
-camera ready cosmetics blush
-rimmel fix n perfect foundation primer
-fix plus

LIPS
-cork lip pencil
-bateaux lipglass

21 comments:

COCOVJAYJAY said...

WOW Freakin' amazing job Miss!

yummy411 said...

absolutely gorg ren! i love it! thanks for sharing! awesome!

mayaari said...

wow chicky - her makeover looks gorgeous! She just lost about 10 years in the "after" pic!

MakeupByRenRen said...

cocovjayjay: he he, i love your name by the way, and thanks!

yummy: no prob sweety!

mayaari: yah i was thinking she looked like she should be on that TLC show 10 years younger!

mina said...

wow you did a great job on her!

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

wow! you did an amazing job sis! :)

Vanessa said...

Great job sis! She looks so much younger and awake with your makeover!

Joey said...

She looks like 5 years younger after your magic touch! haha (: Gorgeous work, Ren Ren.

d0rksta said...

WOW great job! (:

ilurvemakeup said...

Absolutely wonderful job sweets. I love how you covered up her under eyes, just flawless <3

Ethereal Prey said...

woot! hope you had fun in nyc! post pics! damn girl you did a great job on her! now help me! :P

missFEISTY* said...

Damn you should do my makeup for me!! .. can't wait to see pics of your photoshoot

mrslanielovesmac said...

Wow!! Great job!! What a before and after look. You are amazing, Ren!

christy. said...

WOW. Wonderful wonderful job ^___^ I love it

MakeupByRenRen said...

mina: thanks girl!

chris: thanks sis!

vanessa: yah she doesn't look fifty right?

joey: thanks sweety, who needs plastic surgery right?

dorksta: thanks sweety!

lurve: yah that took a bit of work he he but it makes such a difference!

etherealprey: i had an awesome time! shopped it up in soho...and i definitely thought of you when i was looking for places to eat!

misty: heck yah girl, bring it!

mrs.lanie: thanks sweety!

Mrs. Lynne, MakeupFix.net said...

Hard to believe that's the same lady. Beautiful sis!

Bliss said...

Awesome job on the makeover, makeup does wonders and she definately looks younger and prettier ;)

Emilee @ GMM said...

You did a gorgeous job on her, Ren! Are you sure she doesn't have a younger sister? :P

Sweet Potato said...

Beautiful before and after! Excellent for your portfolio!

Sarah said...

That is a REALLY good job you did there!!! And I totally agree with what mayaari said!! I am a pre-med student, and I do makeup for fun. Currently i'm doing it just for myself, but maybe (MAYBE) I will find the courage to do it on others. It really is good therapy!! :D :D

Great job, and I really hope that I can do as good a job as you are doing with makeup :D

diena said...

wow wow...u manage to make all of them look 10 years younger! how did u open up & lift all their eyes? amazing gal!