R&B Shoot

Hi Bellas!

How was your weekend? I had a fabulous time in Savannah with the boyfriend. It felt like we were there for a week! We really needed this relaxing getaway. I ate, slept, chilled by the pool...it was amazing. I'll show you guys pics soon!

Meanwhile, I wanted to show you some preliminary pics of a shoot I did last week. The shoot featured an R&B group in Atlanta...two girls and a guy. I didn't get a shot of the male singer because I pretty much did basic guy makeup: a little concealer, powder, and filled in some missing patches in his beard.

However, I was able to get a few shots of the two female singers. I'll make sure to post the professional pics as soon as I get them.

My first client wanted a smokey eye with nude lips. I worked on contouring her skin and giving her a glow as well.

On her eyes I used mainly the following: blanc type eyeshadow, soft brown eyeshadow, soot eyeshadow and carbon eyeshadow - all from MAC. I topped it off with some blacktrack fluidline and Red Cherry lashes. On her lips she's rocking Cork lip pencil, Siss Lipstick and Chai lipglass - a great nude lip combo for women of color. Her skin was pretty flawless, I just added some dimension with a bit of my Sculpting Powder in definitive.

My next client wanted color! I took out a color wheel so she could pick up a color spectrum. She was gravitating towards the oranges and yellows. I decided to give her the sunset eye but modified it a bit from yellows and oranges to golds and coppers so that the look was a bit more wearable for the shoot. She had big beautiful eyes so it was easy to work it out.

On her eyes (all MAC shadows): Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow, Mythology eyeshadow, Sketch eyeshadow, Carbon eyeshadow.

I wish I could have gotten a before shot but sometimes you get a little caught up in the makeup and forget! I focused on filling in her brows with a bit of brown eyeshadow and pencil and it made a world of difference. On her lips she has Bateaux lipglass and Chesnut lip pencil.

That's it for now folks! Stay tuned for more later!

Also, don't forget to enter my Red Cherry contest on YouTube!

Atlanta Makeup Artist