Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bridal Trial - Traditional with a Modern Twist

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with pics from another bridal trial.  I hope these posts are helpful to you out there.  Whether you're a future bride, an aspiring makeup artist, or you just enjoy a good before and after.  My bride actually wanted two looks...a more neutral ceremony look and something more fun for the evening.


Click here for more!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday - Eve Pearl 55% off Sale and Possible Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,


It's Cyber Monday!  You know what that means...our favorite online retailers are doing huge sales for those of us who didn't want to deal with the crowds for Black Friday Shopping.  One of my favorite cosmetics companies, Eve Pearl, is doing a huge sale with up to 55% off of her cosmetics.


I am a die hard Eve Pearl user...especially the Salmon Concealers.  They are a must-have in my personal kit and I definitely use them on every client.  If you're a pro MUA, I recommend the Salmon Concealer Trio.

The sale ends tonight at 11:59pm.  Free shipping over $100.
The Promo Code is: BPCM2010.  

Giveaway!
Guess what?  Eve Pearl is doing a special promotion where she is giving a 15 piece Eve Pearl set away to the Blogger with the most mentions.  If you haven't already, please put Makeup By Ren Ren in the comments section of your order.  I plan on giving away same of the items I receive to you all in an upcoming giveaway!

Let me know if you order, thanks bellas!


Atlanta Makeup Artist

Review - Glitter Gal Eyebrow Pencils for the Everyday Woman

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review.  If you didn't know, I'm super obsessed with eyebrow products.  I am a strong believer that brows can make or break your look.  I recently had the opportunity to test out some new eyebrow pencils from Glitter Gal, a popular Australian brand making its way to the US.


Click here for more!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Indian Wedding Makeup - Traditional By Day, Bright By Night

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with more wedding makeup.  This post features makeup I did for an Indian wedding a few weeks ago. I had the pleasure to work with one of the sweetest brides ever and the makeup turned out great.


Click here for more!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hard to Cover Tattoos or Scars? - Dinair Paramedical Makeup Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review! You all know that I have already reviewed Dinair Airbrush foundation and their compressor system. I also had a chance to try out their Paramedical Line. If you have hard to cover scars, tattoos, skin conditions...this product is for you!


Click here for more!

Monday, November 22, 2010

MAC Dare to Wear Bright Blue Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another look for you all. I haven't done bright blues in a while, so I decided to take advantage of MAC's Dare to Wear collection from a few months ago, and rock some of the bright shadows.
Click here to see the look!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Amazing Glosses! Eyeko London Lips Review

Hi Bellas,

I'm back to you with another review from Eyeko.  They are on a roll with their new product releases.  I recently had a chance to review their new line of London lipglosses.

Click here for more!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bridal Trial - Tomboy to Temptress

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another bridal trial.  The bride was actually getting married to one of my good friends, so I was excited to be a part of the experience.  The challenge this time around was working with a client who was a true tomboy....

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Updated Foundation Routine - MAC and Sigma

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video. Today I show you my current foundation routine using my go-to brush and foundation.  I haven't done a video like this in about 2 years so it was about time!

Click here for more!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Girls Night Out - Smokey and Neutral

Hi Bellas,

Today is the last feature on my Caress Girls Night Out Looks.  I'll show you my look for the night and believe me, it took about 10 minutes to do.  When I go out with my girls, I'm usually the last one ready. That's because I want to make sure and do everyone's makeup first since I can knock mine out quick.  When I'm in a pinch for time, I always go for a neutral smokey eye.  

To see my look, click here!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winners! Caress Giveaway

Hi Bellas,

Thanks to everyone for participating in my Caress Giveaway.  I used www.random.org to select the lucky winner.



The winners are...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Makeup Artist Assistant Needed ASAP!

Hey Guys,

I need your help.  I am directing makeup for a shoot here in Atlanta on Sunday November 14th from 9:30 am to 6pm.  One of my makeup artist assistants isn't able to make it.  If you are an aspiring makeup artist looking for great hands on experience, I'm looking for you!  I prefer someone with a complete kit and some experience.  This is an unpaid opportunity but you will get amazing hands on experience and the chance to have your work published on a major web site.  If you're interested or know someone who is, please have them email me at makeupbyren@yahoo.com asap.  Thanks guys!

Caress Friday Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Friday Giveaway!  I'm sure you all remember my fabulous Caress Girls Night Out.  Caress saw the video and loved it so much that they offered to send me more body washes.  I'm still working on my two bottles but I asked them to send me some for a giveaway and they obliged, yay!

You all need to seriously try these, and what better way to try them when they're free!

Click here for more!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

MAC Purple Smokey Look

Hi Bellas,

Sorry about no post yesterday.  If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know that I was swamped yesterday.  I had an amazing opportunity to work with Celebrity Makeup Artist AJ Crimson to prep clients for the Soul Train Awards, eek!  I'll make sure and do a complete post on my experience later.  Needless to say, it was an extremely busy day and I didn't get a chance to get a post up - no worries, because I'm back with another tutorial!  One day I happened to come upon an old blog post while searching for a post for one of my readers.  I saw the look and thought, hmmm I liked that one!  I decided to do a tutorial for it :)

Click here for more!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Senna Cosmetics Virtual Vintage Collection Review

Hi Bellas,

Whew well i'm taking a mini-break from uploading my Halloween tutorials.  In the meantime, I'm back with another review.  I received an unexpected package a few weeks ago featuring Senna's newest collection for Fall/Winter 2010 Virtual Vintage.  This collection is great for the Holiday season and the products are truly amazing.

Click here for more!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bridal Makeover - From Natural to Purple!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another bridal makeover. Today's bride came to me a week before her wedding, so we had to come up with a look and quick! She wanted a classic bridal look that would enhance her natural features.


Click here to see the look!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Twitter giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

Happy Friday. I'm home sick from work, no voice, but luckily for the internet because I can still communicate without talking, lol. Thank you to everyone for following me on twitter, if you aren't following me, go ahead and do it already lol.

To show appreciation for reaching over 6,000 plus followers, I'm hosting a Friday twitter giveaway! I do a lot of giveaways on twitter so if you're not following me on there you're missing a lot of opportunities to win great stuff.

Click here to see how to win!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Zombie Makeover

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another Halloween makeover! This is a look I did on one of my clients for a Halloween party. It's funny because this time of the year is the only time I really get male clients, lol. He wanted to be a very gruesome looking dead zombie. Here's an inspiration pic that the client sent me. He wanted to have the gore of this clown from zombieland, minus the clown makeup.


Click here to see the look!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

MAC Pro Class: The "No Makeup" Makeup Look & Haul

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video!  I think a lot of you will find this one super helpful.  I recently took a MAC Pro class on how to achieve the "No-Makeup" Makeup look.  This is great for those of us that want a natural yet enhanced look for ourselves or our clients.


Click here for more!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Salon Review - Salon Moraee

Hi Bellas,

I've been meaning to write this review for a long time.  It's not everyday that I review a salon but I definitely want to share with you this find.  We actually found it by chance.  After spending a Saturday afternoon in Midtown Atlanta to see that Salvador Dali exhibit at our local High Museum, we passed by this little salon.  My friend looked it up online and after seeing positive reviews, we decided to give it a chance.


Click here for more!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010 Pictures and My Costume!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Belated Halloween! This year I really cranked out my Halloween tutorials, about one a day the week of Halloween so when it came to my own costume, I was pooped! For those of you who follow me on twitter, I posted a sneak peak of my costume last night.


To see pictures of my friends and me from Halloween, click here!