Friday, August 8, 2008

A Makeup By RenRen reader gets a makeover!

Hi Bellas,



Last week I had the opportunity to do makeup for one of my blog readers Ameisha and her two friends. Little did I know that Ameisha lived right here in Atlanta until she saw my ad one day showing that I served the Atlanta area. Ameisha is a member of http://www.blackhairmedia.com/ and she was coordinating a dinner for members coming from near and far. The site is a forum for everything to do with black hair, beauty, and more. So you know she had to look fly for this event! She was able to show my blog and youtube page to her two friends Adrienne and Roslyn and you know they wanted to get in on the action too.



First up we did Ameisha. Let me also mention that she had her hair recently done for the event so she was already half done to begin with. The first thing I noticed about Ameisha is that she had really nice skin. I was asking her all sorts of questions about her facecare regimen, he he. I hardly needed to give her any coverage. For her eyes, she let me concoct a look for her. We went with pinks and purples because I thought they would look beautiful against her skintone. I used hepcat, contrast, carbon, and a few other shadows. In the end, I needed to do a few adjustments to make the look perfect for her. When it's comes to my clients, my feelings really don't hurt if they want me to fix something here or there. I've had my makeup done plenty of times before...I'd much prefer someone tell me something they don't like so I can fix it right then and there...then for them to go home unhappy. On Ameisha, I put a shimmery highlighter on her nose and cheeks...she felt like the shimmer was making her a little oily looking. A quick fix to that is to take setting powder (I used MAC invisible set powder) and use it with a fluffy brush and place it over the areas that are too shimmery. Instant fix! I also broke out my llama eyeshadow to bring her eyeshadow down a centimeter...llama tones down any eyeshadow!




Ameisha also had a thing with false lashes...she said they remind her of spiders, lol. So we lessened the fear by applying individual lashes which look much more natural. I used my Ardell Individual lashes in medium.






After her friends saw the lashes, they all wanted some, lol. I'm about to order from http://www.madamemadeline.com/ and stock up on my individual lashes!




Roslyn was next. This girl was very sweet. She too had her hair recently done and it was too cute! I loved the color and cut. Roslyn really doesn't wear makeup but she wasn't afraid of trying a bright look. She told me she wanted her eyes to be a color of a peacock. So you know I pulled out my aquas, blues and greens--my favorite! I used colors including aquadisiac, clarity, bottle green...the colors looked gorgeous on her skin. I topped it off with a nude lip and it was an amazing transformation.






Lastly, we had Adrienne. Unfortunately we were all running a bit short on time. So we had to make Adrienne cute and fast! I went with a smokey gold eye. Amberlights and carbon e/s is a match made in heaven. I love how her skin glowed after I added some bronzer and blush. Adrienne was so sweet...we talked the entire time and she gave me a lesson on individual eyelash extensions...I learned so much from her!

***Picture was removed per client's request



The whole experience flew by because I felt like I was chatting with the girls. These girls were naturally gorgeous so my makeup just highlighted it even more.



Till next time, ciao bellas!

20 comments:

Meisha said...

Aww, Ren Ren you're a sweetheart! Something told me to check the blog before I logged off. ;) We had a great time getting to know you & the makeover was really a plus! Thanks again for making us feel so special & we can't to work with you again very soon!

Ameisha

Sharon Rose said...

Wow, what transformations! Very well done to you Ren!

Paint Me Gorgeous said...

ren2, u seem to like blue a lot! lol

Jaimie @ Just Kiss 'N Makeup said...

Those colors look great on Ameisha skin, they work so well with her.

rmcandlelight said...

Very good RenRen.

Where can I purchase this llama? Who makes it?

Can you give us some pointers on applying individual eyelashes?

Wes said...

Gorgeous work (as always!)... You're really great at what you do.

MakeupByRenRen said...

ameisha: yay, i had so much fun with you...can't wait to see you again!

sharon rose: thanks hon!

paint me gorgeous: lol i know right...

jaimie: i know, her skin was sooo pretty

rmcandlelight: llama e/s is a permanent color from MAC. in terms of applying individual eyelashes...it helps to use a tweezer and lay the lashes in between sparse areas in your own lashes so it looks more natural.

wes: awww thanks girl!

Monique said...

Excellent job. A lot of women of color are afraid to wear makeup, especially with lots of pigment. Ironically, those are the BEST ones for us to use. I think it has to do with the fact that makeup companies in the past lacked colors for us and their shadows, blushes, etc. tended to look ashy on our skin. Thanks Ren Ren for showing that those days have ended! Rock that color girls!

Monique said...

Also Ren, it would be very cool to see you use colors like a gold and cranberry or deep burgandy colors such as MAC pigment in Burnt Burgandy. OH MY GOSH. That color is SICK on darker skintones. A definite must have!!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

monique: i agree...a lot more companies are catering now to colors that look good on women of all colors...i actually have burnt burgundy pigment and it's one of my favorites! i'll try it on some of my darker toned clients soon :)

Ethereal Prey said...

zomg so jealous! I want you to do my makeup too! Do I have to fly down to GA for that now?

Product Junkie Diva said...

RenRen...awesome job!!!!
PJD

kinomibyJenna said...

Hey ren ren I have been visiting your blog site and youtube videos for some time now. It has inspired me to start blogging and start sharing my world to anyone who is interested.

Thanks for sharing your tips with us!!!

Bliss said...

Woooo RenRen, gorgeous transformation , you did a really awesome job, salute your makeup skills heheh :D

Askmewhats said...

oH my goodness ren ren!!! It is a WONDERFUL makeover! they are beautiful to start with but you made them COVERGIRL of any glossy magazines! love it, congrats!

PBW said...

I'm in total awe of the gorgeous job you did on their eyes. Wow! I especially love the pink and purple look.

Aleca said...

I just LOVE th pinks a purples on the first gal, looks great! I just am inspired by your work! thanks for posting it.

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous sis!

Nic Nic said...

great job!! Their eye makeup is so pretty and vibrant!

Mischo Beauty said...

Wow! They all look beautiful! Roslyn's "after" looks AMAZING!