Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sweet 16!

Hi Bellas,
I wanted to share some pics with you of the sweet 16 makeover I did recently. First off, our birthday girl was having pictures taken for her invitations.
She had this picture as her makeup inspiration:

We discussed this picture and toned it down a bit to make it more age appropriate. In the end we went for a smokey cat eye minus the harsh lines and lashes on the bottom. We focused on making her skin smooth since like many teenagers she was facing breakout issues. After which, we added a nude lip and voila, her Kim K inspired look!
I'm really liking this picture of Kim K, would you guys be interested in seeing a tutorial?
For our birthday girl, I used:

-blacktrack fluidline-carbon e/s-vanilla e/s-smolder eye kohl
-MAC splashproof mascara

-Cinema Secrets foundation
-MUFE camouflage palette
-Graftobian powder
-definitive sculpting powder
-housewine blush
-NARS albatross highlighter

-stripdown lip liner
-4n lipstick

We took a few outdoor shots...

This was the "clubbing look". Ahhh to be young again :)

She was going for a flapper's look here...her party theme was Casino Royale reminiscent of the Al Capone days.

And here is the flyer for her bday party.

I remember my sweet sixteen. My two friends and I split a party and it was so pitiful, lol. My mom wouldn't let me wear anything "sexy" like I wanted...we rented a huge hall that stayed nearly emply, lol. Oh I wish I had a makeup artist for my big day!

I was also hired to do her makeup for the big party. I showed up and the place was decorated really cute! They had poker tables and real poker dealers everywhere...they had lights and a decor everywhere. For her entertainment, she had a male dance team perform and the rapper "Shawy Lo". I didn't stay for that part.

She wanted the same look, smokey eyes and nude lips. She didn't want it as bold as the pictures so I toned it down and added some MAC reflects pearl glitter to make it more fun.

Till next time, Ciao bellas!


♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

ive never had a sweet 16, how awesome to have a makeover!! anyway great job as usual !

•·.·´G£aM CåT`·.·• said...

ren, this has become a fav post now. i totally want to see the kim k inspired tut. i would love to see.
i love your work girl. you are an inspiration for me.
god bless.

Askmewhats said...

awww sweet 16 :D You made her really pretty :)

Wes said...

Yes- Tutorial please! I'm really diggin' your toned down version.. Very age appropriate and classy.

Tysh said...

Well she does not look like 16, geeze, I didn't have a party either. I love the look and please do a tutorial.

Yas said...

Your version turned out gorgeous yet again on your lovely sweet 16 model! ;) I would love a tut on this look!

Amina said...

beautiful gorgeous!! I have to admit that i gasped when i read that her inspiration was kim kardish. Not that I have anything against KK on the contrary but she's 16...

you did an amazing age at toning it down...
She doesn't look 16.I can easily give her 22 or 23

mina said...

Wow, she could definitely get into the club with that hot makeup you put on her! She doesn't look 16 at all lol.

I'd love to see you do a Kim K tutorial!

DIVAme*E said...

very beautiful look! definitely made it age appropriate and still fierce!

.cupcake love. said...

Wow, she doesn't look 16 at all !
You did a great job though, toning down Kim K's look for her :)

Tigress or Tame? said...

I would love to see a kim k tutorial! Yours are some of the best =)

Tanya.Lou said...

She looks gorgeous.
I hope she had a fabulous sweet 16.

Product Junkie Diva said...

She looks FAB!

Azmina and Moizz said...

How fun! She looks gorgeous Ren!

Ms. Fab said...

You did a fab job! I've love to see a tut.

Joey said...

Pretty!! She looks older than 16 o_O haha

My sweet 18 sucked too.. sort of. Half of the people I invited showed up. ha

Tina Marie Online said...

oooh i love how her pictures turned out. she was definitely lucky to have you as her mua! [:

Eclecticldy said...

am i gonna see you on my super sweet 16? :)it's funny because at 16 I was only wearing lipstick! you did a great job. sunday works for me!

Ethereal Prey said...

i've never had a sweet 16 either, i am so sad. awesome job! hope you got invited to the party too!

Kimberly Tia said...

16... 18... 21... after those it's alll downhilll from there.. LMAO

but you did a fabulous job on her girl, but then I wouldn't expect anything less from you either.

so you want some chocolate covered strawberries lil girl!??! jk


You're easy, I'll lure you w/choco strawberries any day mama!

alien man?! said...

Wow... a photoshoot for invitations to a sweet 16 party? o_O Gotdang you, MTV.

But all that aside, you did an amazing job, Ren. I bet you made that girl feel absolutely gorgeous b/c she looks so good!

I love that you deliver exactly what the client needs and wants and you know just how to make them feel good. I wouldn't hesitate for even a second to recommend you to anyone in your area.

iamgrape1119 said...

Wow! You are so talented! She's so gorgeous! Tutorial please! I love how this look is very smoky yet still suitable for everyday.

Katrina said...

she is gorgeous!! you are soo talented!!!

Anna said...

I love this! She is so gorgeous! I'm lovin the "flapper" picture, so pretty! You did an awesome job.

Girl with Curl said...

Wow, I can't imagine what sweet 16 birthdays will be like when I have kids.