Calling August a busy month would be an understatement! My wonderful best friend, Tiara, recently introduced me to her lovely hair stylist Tiana who was in need of a Makeup Artist for her salon. We met up soon after and within a week I was moving my kit into her salon, VBT Beaute Emporium. Crazy, right?!
For the last 3 years, I’ve freelanced for a handful of brands including MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Dior. However, moving into VBT Beauty Emporium where I can let my creativity flow is a dream come true! Since move in day, I’ve been the busiest of bees zipping around the city to revamp my kit and rebuild my clientele. Now it’s time to get to work!
The new school year is upon us! Beauties (and gents) everywhere from kindergarten to grad school are preparing to slay this semester in style. I knew this would be the perfect time to gather some models and start creating flyers to rebuild my clientele. My supportive best friend, Tiara, dropped by the salon to assist as my beautiful model for an affordable Back-to-School themed look that you can book today or even recreate at home.
The goal was to keep Tiara’s makeup soft and natural with the focus being her eyes and lips. Tiara has beautiful almond shaped eyes that I wanted to accentuate with a touch of color to make them appear bigger. To compliment her gorgeous eyes, I created a sunset-inpsired ombre lip using a cranberry lip pencil and custom peachy nude lipstick using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette.
Want to recreate this look at home? Here’s a rundown of the products I used:
Prep + Prime
- Peter Thomas Roth Oilless Oil 100% Purified Squalane
- Tarte Poreless Mattifying Face Primer
- Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer in Medium
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony
- Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Eyeshadow Palette
- Tarte Maneater Liquid Eyeliner
- Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in 368 Deep Golden & 375 Java
- Black Opal True Color Foundation Stick in Truly Topaz (highlight) & Black Walnut (contour)
- Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume I
- Maybelline Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner in 160 Rich Wine
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Palette
Set + Finish
- Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder in 35 Deep (concealer) & 40 Dark (foundation)
- Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
Ladies in the Metro Detroit Area:
VBT Beaute Emporium is here for your beauty needs! I am available 7 days a week for makeup applications, personal makeup lessons, brows and lashes. Click here to book today!