Thursday, August 21, 2008

Charity's Shoot

Hi Bellas,

A few months ago I did a makeover and shoot on Amy, a Filipino Publicist and Internet Radio Personality in the Atlanta area. Ever since then, she has made me an honorary client...booking me for new opportunities and events when they come her way.

In her former life, Amy was actually a teacher of the deaf. She even translated for the former Pope! Anyways, she showed my pictures to a former student of her husband (also a teacher of the deaf) and from there, I booked another shoot!

This was definitely an interesting experience working with someone who I could not verbally communicate with. Despite this, I was able to get along really well with Charity--our model. I even learned some basic sign language along the way. Charity had recently lost a significant amount of weight and she was ready to show it off to the world. She doesn't really wear any makeup, so I wanted to give her a subtle look.

I used some of my new colors from the starflash collection and smudged stubborn brown powerpoint pencil. A subtle pair of false eyelashes made her eyes pop!

Here's what I used (All MAC unless otherwise stated):
FACE
-prep and prime
-Cinema Secrets foundation
-Graftobian dual foundation powder
-shadester and definitive sculpting powder
-housewine blush
-msf in warmed

EYES
-spiked eyebrow pencil
-espresso eyeshadow - brows
-indianwood paint pot
-grand entrance e/s
-bold and brazen e/s
-embark e/s
-stubborn brown eye kohl
-l'oreal voluminous mascara
-ardell falsies

LIPS
-chesnut lipliner
-viva glam V lipstick
-bateaux lipglass

Now for the pics! You can click on them to enlarge.










Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

19 comments:

Ethereal Prey said...

wow things are looking on the up and up for you! A free publicist! You are so on your way!

Nic Nic said...

she looks beautiful, great makeover!!

how great to have network connections :)

alien man?! said...

i'm so impressed that you work so well with all kinds of facial structures and skin tones, be they Asian, black, white or even male! srsly, more MUAs should practice working with various types and take inspiration from you

Anne @ yummiebitez.com said...

she's gorgeous! yay for working it up to the top. you will take over the world one day!!!! you're always making us proud with these shoots.

PBW said...

Simple, yet soooo pretty!

I love her lip look. Gonna pick up those product this afternoon!

Hello KT said...

Hey Renren! this has nothing to do with your post... but I know youre a makeup artist and I was just wondering if you could suggest your favorite MAC foundation and your favorite drugstore brand foundation? I would really love to find something with full coverage! I currently use MAC Studio Fix pressed foundation and sometimes it looks too dry... It would be great if you knew any, thanks!

Fei said...

Rock on, girl. Our very own makeup maven. And we were there to watch you grow! *tear*

Amina said...

congratulations!!!
you have mad skills!!!!!!
i looove the look

ChyiX2 said...

Wow, the make-up is beautiful! Great job.

Sharon Rose said...

Oh wow-she looks gorgeous, all thanks to you!! well done to you!!

yummy411 said...

aww she looks very pretty! what a special experience!

Tracy said...

She looks gorgeous! You did an excellent job!

Askmewhats said...

Sis, if i'm within the area, I would definitely call you for a makeover! I would love to look gorgeous too!

Naomi:) said...

Her skin looks flawless. She hardly looks like she is wearing makeup, great way to bring out natural beauty. Great job renren!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

ethereal prey: lol a free filipino publicist, more like an auntie

nic nic: yup gotta network!

alien man: aww thanks...i make a huge effort to try and do different skin types and ethnicities...too bad there aren't more asians around here to practice on!

anne: aww thanks hon...im trying!

pbw: definitely! those are staples in my collection!

hello kt: my fav liquid foundation is mineralized satinfinish because it gives a nice dewy fix...i like to set it with mineralized skin finish natural...for drug store brands i highly recommend revlon colorstay liquid foundation...they have great colors and staying power

fei: awww fam!

amina: thanks hon!

chyix2: aww thanks!

sharon rose: thanks ms. rose!

yummy: yup it was definitely a great experience :)

tracy: thanks hon!

askmewhats: if you were here i'd definitely hook u up...

naomi: thanks! i was going for that natural beauty thing, lol

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Tina S. said...

She looks fantastic! What shades in Cinema Secrets & Graftobian did you use?

Meisha said...

WOW, she is gorgeous & the look is so natural. Great job!

Paint Me Gorgeous said...

ren2, i really like this one. :)