Monday, January 26, 2009

Boudoir Shoot

Hi Bellas,

How was your weekend? Mine was exhausting. I had two big gigs Friday and Saturday that tuckered me out! I'll post pics soon! I was soooo close to calling in sick to work this morning but I toughed it out, lol. Back to the post!

A few weeks ago, I did a boudoir makeover for a client. I've done a post on this in the past, but just to recap I'll explain the background on a Boudoir Shoot. These days, the latest trend is for brides to give their fiancees sexy pictures as a wedding present. They usually hire a makeup artist, a photographer, and then a nice hotel room to take the pics.

My client actually found me on google and has been a faithful reader ever since! She was nervous that she wouldn't be able to pull off a smokey look even though she absolutely loves the Kim Kardashian look. Another concern of hers was her undereye circles. I knew we could fix that right away. It's amazing how different you look once the undereye circles are gone.

When you work with a client, you have to make sure you can appropriately guide them on what looks best, but also find a balance in making sure they like it as well. For instance, after applying the lipcolor, the client was a little overwhelmed because she wasn't used to darker lips. I easily solved the problem by removing the lipliner but keeping the same colors. Problem solved! Another trick I used on this makeover was shaping the eyebrows without tweezing them. The client had just gotten her eyebrows threaded, but not to her liking. I helped her out a bit by using cream concealer to even them and thin them out a bit. Just apply the concealer where you want to hide excess hair and it looks like you just had your eyebrows done!

Per my client's request, I'm only going to show the after picture :)

Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise stated):

-cinema secrets foundation
-MUFE camouflage palette #5
-graftobian powder
-shadester sculpting powder
-NARS lovejoy blush
-NARS albatross highlighter

-bare canvas paint
-soot e/s (pro color on crease)
-carbon e/s (outer v)
-smoke and diamonds e/s (inner lid)
-vanilla e/s (highlight)
-Revlon colorstay liquid liner in blackest black
-smolder eye kohl
-Ardell wispies

-boss brown pro longwear

We're going to be doing the bridal consultation in the next few weeks. I'm excited, I love doing Arabic style makeup, yay!

Mina if you're reading, hey girl!
Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist


Wes said...

I love her brows... I've tried to do that concealor trick but I can never seem to get it right. I don't know what I'm doing wrong!

mina said...

She's beautiful!

Lootwagon said...

that's a nice look on her! I've never heard of a boudoir shoot. very interesting!

Product Junkie Diva said...

Hey Ren
Her eyes look really nice.

Amina said...

beautiful!! I like how you work with your client. Some of the MUA I've met are really pushy and don't care whether you like it or not because they "know better"
I can't tell you how many times i went to a makeover and walked out with a look I hated and washed it off in the ladies'room

Girl with Curl said...

I love the whole look. I wish there was a place that threaded eyebrows in my area.

Eclecticldy said...

A perfect the lip color. I can't wait to see your arabic bridal look. BTW left you a comment on my blog. Please don't forget to email me the lash lady info :)

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

great job, definitely very boudoir!

Monique said...

She looks GORGEOUS. WOW!

alien man?! said...

She's gorgeous!!!!

LadyJane said...

Beautiful look Ren! Love her lip color.

Askmewhats said...

she looks so pretty and no undereye circles for sure!!! love it You better take a rest yourself and do not get sick ok?

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-she looks gorgeous, very well done indeed!!

Yas said... did an amazing job and she just looks stunning and hot! Get some rest when you can babes. ;)

Mina said...

AHHH! I've neglected my blog rounds for a couple days and I miss a post dedicated just to me!!

Working with Ren is AWESOME! She is so wonderful and sensitive to my needs. Since the shoot I've corresponded with her countless times and she's been so responsive even when I've probably been a BRIDEZILLAAA!!!

I'm sooo excited to work on my wedding look with her, I can't wait to see what she will be able to do.

I should also say, I searched far and wide for an Atlanta area artist that could mimic the heavily made up looks that you find on traditional Indian/Middle Eastern brides.

She is already shaping up to me one of my favorite wedding vendors! Yay! Thanks Ren <3

Natakue said...

wow, beautiful!