I've been doing a lot of photoshoots to build up my portfolio. I've been working with actresses lately to do headshot makeup. It's definitely different from the glam looks you might seen on Instagram, but clean makeup never goes out of style especially in film. Check it out!
Happy Football Season. I don't know about you all, but my husband and his entire family is obsessed with football. We go to every home game for the Atlanta Falcons. I'm getting a bit more into the game but I still gotta throw in my personal beauty twist. Check out my game day makeup look!
I definitely wanted to squeeze in a glittery makeup tutorial for New Years Eve. My bestie Imani agreed to be my model for this tutorial and she is absolutely gorgeous. I filmed this at Industry Makeup Academy. We're gearing up for the return of the Pro Certification courses in 2017 at IMA so I wanted to film this tutorial to kick start the New Year filled with amazing education and classes. Check it out!
I've been on a roll with Bridal Shoots lately. I was super excited to work with this bride...she had amazing tattoos and colored hair. I decided to go for a bold makeup look, totally different from my recently traditionally pretty bridal styles. Check it out!
I'm back with another makeover. I recently made over Lauren for some professional head shots. She's an actor, and was updating her book with new images. For head shots, you want clean, natural makeup with a little bit of definition. Check it out!
Yay for another tutorial! I decided to recreate a makeup look that you all loved from my Instagram Page. This is actually an in depth talk through tutorial of a look I wore to a formal wedding. It's actually one of my go to looks that works for every special occasion. Check it out!
I tried not to go to crazy over Black Friday sales, but one thing I always but when there is a discount is lashes! I need to keep my selection stocked at all times, lol. House of Lashes was having a 25% off discount and I took advantage of it. Check out my picks!
I wanted to share with you a makeup and outfit look for a super special occasion. I recently threw a huge week of festivities for my husband's 40th birthday, ending with a grand surprise party. As the official host of the event I wanted to make sure my hair, outfit and makeup were on point. Check out the breakdown of my look below.
As a very merry thank you to all your support over this last year, I want to do a huge makeup giveaway! I totaled it all up and two lucky winners will split $1500 in makeup! All you have to do is go to my instagram http://www.instagram.com/makeupbyrenren and Follow my page, find the Instagram Giveaway Post, then like comment and repost. This is open internationally. Good luck!
P.S. - If you like and leave a comment with your Instagram name in the comments below, I'll give you bonus points. Good luck!
Have you ever altered your makeup knowing the kind of group that you're going to be around? Well I know I definitely do and I think it's appropriate to match your makeup to the occasion. This occasion was Thanksgiving. I wanted to do a little something but still keep it family appropriate. Check it out!
I wanted to share a look that I recently wore to my last Atlanta Makeup Meetup. I usually do something dramatic for my group get togethers but this time I wanted something really fresh and pretty. I love orange, peach tones to give that effect. Check it out!
I've been wanting to post my wedding video for a while but I decided to do it on my one year wedding anniversary. I'm a few days late because the last week was a whirlwind as I threw a huge week of surprises for my husband's 40th birthday, then came thanksgiving and then our anniversary. Whew! I hope you all enjoy this personal snippet into our most special day, enjoy!
Shout out to Cores Films for doing an amazing job capturing our beautiful day at Melia Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
I'm back with another Bridal Makeup Shoot. Today's bride was all about classic wedding glam. I gave her a soft smokey eye, a pretty pink nude lip and soft skin. You can't go wrong with this makeup combo. Check it out!
Did anyone else watch the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and just instantly want to recreate the makeup? The look this year was such a fan cat eye along with a really pretty, soft face and lip. This look is really easy to recreate, looks great on multiple skin tones and can be worn to nearly any occasion. I also show a quick beachy waves hair tutorial at the end, enjoy!
Happy Tuesday! Today i'm showing you a look that I rocked over the summer, but really it looks fab all year long. This look is all about dramatic liner which really makes your eyes stand out. Check it out!
I wanted to share with you a look for a birthday night out I rocked a few weeks ago. I was able to use some new products I've recently featured in some of my blog posts. This look is glowy and good all year round. Check it out!
I've been meaning to do a video on this amazing palette for the longest time. As a makeup artist, good palettes are essential. I found the best lip palette and I can't wait to show it to you guys. Check it out!
I wanted to share with you a few quick shots that I took after a photoshoot a few weeks ago. I love grabbing makeup looks on camera to make sure that everything looks good before it goes before the photographer. Check out my makeup transformations!
Who doesn't love a little skin pick me up? I do! I feel like the quickest way to get that is with a good face mask. I've been sitting on an amazing little mask for several months now and finally had a chance to test it out. Check it out!
It's Fall! That means deeper, vampier makeup, yay! I wanted to share a look with you that I wore to an evening Fundraiser for my Non Profit Organization. I wanted to challenge myself to use new eyeshadow shades, green! Check it out!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you're enjoying good food and quality time with friends and family. But if you have a little extra time on your hands, you can check out my new video while your food digest! I've been hearing some chat about this new brow product Wunderbrow. It claims to make your brows last for days. My friend actually gave me her tube so I thought, let's put this product to the test! Check it out!
I'm a sucker for clever PR packaging. L'Oréal just release their new Feline Noir line of mascara and liquid liner. All my cat lovers better check this out because the packaging is adorbs. If you're in the market for products to make those peepers pop, check this out!
I'm back with another client before and after. Sometimes you get clients who want very light makeup. They know they need makeup because it's a special occasion, but they don't want to look completely different. This is the kind of makeup I did on my client - pretty, polished but still natural. Check it out!
So you all know that i'm obsessed with my skincare routine. I always say, good skin always translates to good makeup and it's worth investing in a good routine early on. I just about finished using the new L'Oréal Revitalift Bright Reveal Skincare line. The line is all about glycolic acid, one of my fav skincare ingredients, and I'm here to share with you my thoughts on their new release.
I posted a picture on instagram of makeup I wore to a family wedding. I posted a pretty neutral look, a go to rose gold smokey eye and nude lip combo that is pretty easy. A lot of you loved it. I decided to post the DSLR pictures of the look so you can see more detail. Check it out!
I've got some new goodies for you from Estee Edit! If you love glitter and shine, you need to check out these new Gritty and Glow palettes. Off the bet, I can tell you that the pigment is insane. Check it out!
Happy Monday! I've got another post showing you the latest and greatest from Sugarpill. I already showed you the latest liquid lip color from Sugarpill's KimChi collection and today i'm showing you their permanent line color Trinket. Check it out!
I'm always excited when I can share with you a new release from one of my favorite makeup brands Ofra Cosmetics. They recently released their Vintage Vineyard COllection - a set of lippies right in time for the Fall Vampy lip trend. Check it out!
I've got another before and after for you! I filmed this makeover at Industry Makeup Academy on my beautiful sorority sister Danielle. She's got two young kids at home, so I loved glamming her up for a girls night out. She's not afraid of color, so I show you how to do a bright halo eye look that's still completely wearable. Check it out!
I love when you can get awesome, high quality makeup looks using drugstore products. Lately, I've been reviewing a lot of new products from L'Oreal. Today I decided to give you a super bright makeup look using all these products. Check it out!
Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing with you a makeover I did on my beautiful cousin for Homecoming. She's becoming a lovely young lady and I wanted to give her a fun going out look for the special event. Check it out!
It's been a while since my last Atlanta Makeup Meetup so I'm glad to post another one for November! I always get tons of questions about what products I recommend to use professionally in your makeup artist kit as well as to use on yourself. Well I decided it was time to do a meetup focused on makeup must-haves! Better yet, we're taking the meetup to Norcostco which is Atlanta's premier destination for shopping the best professional makeup brands. Check out the post for the details!
I've got a different type of video for you today. I'm showing you a live makeup lesson with my sister-in-law where I taught her how to do a quick 5-10 minute makeup look to look fresh for work. This is great for women on the go. I show you the basics so that you can look great for the day in just a little bit of time. Check it out!
This review is way overdue. However, I want to mention a product that I think is just so unique that it's worth mentioning. Today I'll give you my thoughts, pics and swatches of the Pur Cosmetics Browder. If you're into innovative brow products, check this out!
Happy Halloween Weekend! I wanted to share with you a recap of my recent Halloween Workshop at Industry Makeup Academy. It was a lot of fun showing my students how to create FX and theatrical techniques to prepare them for Halloween. I did makeup for both ends of the spectrum, gore and glam. Maybe this can help you throw together a last minute Halloween Costume this weekend.
I'm officially done with my Hallowen tutorials so it's back to regularly scheduled programming! I've got another makeup transformation for you that I filmed at Industry Makeup Academy. This is another tutorial on brown skin where I introduce a Fall makeup tips. Check it out!
I'm pretty picky when it comes to concealers. So you know when a company calls itself the Concealer Expert I was intrigued. I've been hearing about Amazing Cosmetics for years and was super excited to finally give their concealers a shot. Check it out!
Who doesn't love lipstick and tons of it at that? Well, today i'm showing you some awesome pics and swatches of the new L'Oreal La Palettes for Lips. Whether your like neutrals or brights, there are tons of colors to choose from. Check it out!
Happy Friday! One of my favorite brands, PUR Cosmetics is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, they came up with a limited anniversary edition of their 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup and Chisel Brush. If you're in the market for an amazing powder foundation and you like some bling bling, you've gotta check this post out!
Happy Halloween Makeup Tutorial Thursday! I wanted to throw in something DIY, that you could pull off last minute with a few random craft supplies. This is also a very glam look, perfect for my girls and guy who want to look glam for Halloween. Today I'm showing you my take on the Snapchat Butterfly Filter Makeup. I purchased everything for this look for under $10. Check it out!