Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Will and Grace Shoot

Hi Bellas,

A few weeks ago I participated in a shoot with two models named Will and Grace, gotta love that combo! In terms of makeup, we wanted to go for something a little more heavy in order to convey a more serious tone to the shots. Grace came to me in some serious need of brow help. She told me that she hated doing her brows because of the pain factor. I can understand but I think it gets better after time...I don't know if my nerve cells have died, but it really doesn't bother me to pluck anymore. To help a sister out, I placed some Ambesol (the tooth pain gel) on her browbone to numb it a bit, then I went ahead with my plucking. You may not be able to see it as well in the before picture, but brows make a huge difference!

For the rest of her makeup, I went with a dark lip and really smoky eye...ushering in one of fall's newest trends.

Here's What I Used on Grace (All MAC unless otherwise specified):


-monistat anti-chafing gel

-cinema secrets foundation

-graftobian powder

-housewine blush

-definitive sculpting powder

-msf in warmed


-spiked brow pencil

-sketch e/s (brows)

-Anastasia brow lights in pink

-sharkskin shadestick



-kohl pencil in smolder

-model co. lashes


-black creme color base

-sin lipstick

-Black Opal lipliner

On Will, I did the basic man makeup, but added a twist. I gave him the Dave Navarro Smokey eye...I love when men let me put makeup on them! Combine smudgy eyeliner, black e/s, and MAC multipurpose clear gloss and you've got instant rock star eyes!

Here's What I used on Will (All MAC unless otherwise stated):


-monistat anti-chafing gel

-cinema secrets foundation

-graftobian powder


-spiked brow pencil

-kohl pencil in smolder

-carbon e/s

-multipurpose clear gloss

-Covergirl clear mascara



Now some couple shots!


Wes said...

Nice work (as usual!)... But I have a question- What do you use the Monistat Anti-chafing gel for?

Marjorie said...

Wow, Grace looks like two different women in the before and after. Good job! I agree that eyebrows make a big difference too.

Product Junkie Diva said...

The makeup is are such a pro!!

PBW said...

Love those sexy looks!

I agree, brows really open up your face!

jeSmakeup said...

wow... u did that? veryy lovely!

Beauty is Androgynous said...

wow looks great!
i would have liked to see will's before picture.

Mrs. Lynne, said...

great job sis. they look so well together. i like the one where they're both smiling :D

MakeupByRenRen said...

wes: i use it as a primer for oily's just like smashbox photofinish primer

marjorie: definitely, eyebrows can make or break you!

PJD: thx sweety!

pbw: i'm obsessed with the smokey eye dark lip look lately, lol

jes: thx hon!

beautyisandrogynous: yah i know, sometimes i forget to take the before pics, a lot of the time actually

mrs lynne: me too...i was like finally a smile!

slvrlips said...

Pure hotness!!

Bombchell said...

love the last pic with grace. will & grace, both look great.

Nic Nic said...

they both look hot ;)

Tracy said...

Awesome work! The models look hot.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-absolutely stunning, very well done indeed!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Great work!!! You're super talented! :-)

Alice Mary said...

Hi Ren! I love seeing the before and after pictures for photoshoots. I did a photoshoot just once and I felt like a different, glamourous person lol. Anyway, I am really thinking about getting some Monistat Anti-chafing gel to use as a primer. Does it feel very similar to Smashbox Photofinish Primer? I use Mac's Prep & Prime and I personally don't really like it because it doesn't make my skin feel matte at all so I've been thinking about what to buy for a new primer. Well, I hope you are having a great week so far! Take care =]

LOCALGURL808 said...

fabolous....lovin the looks...

mayaari said...

grace looks so polished in the "after" photo with her new eyebrows :) that's awesome that you were able to do a smoky eye on will too - the look works well in those photos!

Askmewhats said...

OH MY GOODNESS Ren Ren! I love it!!!! it is a cool before and after shot and you nailed it!!! such lovely work!

rmcandlelight said...

Love the before and after shots. You are truly awesome.

Vanessa said...

good job sis! they are so cute and I love how she has the dark red lip!

yummy411 said...

awesome shoot girl! you are just banging out the work. did your bf do the photog for this?

blah blah blah said...

nice work. beautiful pictures!