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Sara’s mom emailed me about makeup, and I went to their home in Aledo to do her makeup. Luckily they were extremely patient, because Spencer was in tow, and had just woken up from a nap.
Sara is beautiful and has a naturally exotic look. She wanted to go vintage.(Something tells me this is a trend….) I tried to meet halfway with a smokier cat eye, lashes, and a pop of teal in the inner corner.(I am in love with teal lately, sorry. Nails are teal, I wear teal eyeliner, I wish I had a teal unicorn….)
Anyway, Sara and her mom were so great, Sara is a theater buff and is currently in Aledo’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” and is planning to enter Auburn in the fall with a double major of Theater and Public Relations.
This is Sara, she’s going places!!

Kathy And Karen

I did makeup for Kathy Martinez-Babaa’s wedding today at Robson Ranch just North of Denton. Kathy’s mom was apprehensive about having her makeup done, because she “never wears makeup”. I reassured her and gave her a look that I feel looks modern, simple, enhanced and youthful.
Kathy is a makeup LOVER. She was totally cool with color, and I think her look is stylish, modern, but a little fun. I paid purples, plums, and pinks with a pop of gold. Adding a subtle pop of color adds interest, it doesn’t have to be bold, just a sheer wash of a contrasting color.

Congratulations, Kathy, you were a gorgeous bride, and a really sweet person!

Kathy, before

Kathy, after

Kathy's eyes, detail.

Karen, Kathy's mom, before

Karen, after

Kathy wanted a fun look for her bachelorette night out, one week before her wedding. The pop of chartreuse on the inner corner of her top lid really makes her green eyes “pop”. Hope you have a fun night, girlfriend!

On Eyes: Savage cream eyeshadow, Kyoto pencil, Star Sailor Duo Eyeshadow(metallic khaki), Rated R duo Eyeshadow(metallic chartreuse) All by NARS and Bobbi Brown gel liner in Ivy. Inner rims of top and bottom lashline lined in YSL Kohl liner in black. Black mascara, and false eyelashes by MOD in #53(top lashes only)

On cheeks: Orgasm blush and Laguna Bronzer by NARS

On Lips: Caraibe lip Lacquer by NARS mixed with Galaxy Girl lipstick also by NARS

Photos, Copy and Styling by Fort Worth Stylist and Photographer Rachel Peters, Hair by Shampoo, Makeup by Amy.

Ivana is a gorgeous model. When I did her makeup for the shoot, everyone loved the look so much, I reproduced it on everyone. Red lips seem to be a running theme in my life lately. Take a look at this Modern Meets Vintage spread.

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Check out Rachel A.K.A. “Ray Ray”

www.photographybyrachelspeters.com

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Here me now.

No matter what coloring you are.

Plain Jane? Glamourous?

Voluptuous? Flat chested? Beanpole?

Thin lips? Huge lips?

You can all wear red lipstick. And it gives you power. Instant style.

Find the right shade. Try it on. Every woman needs one, at least one.

When trying on red lipstick, here are the things you must do to make it a little easier to decipher what looks good on you.

1. Wear foundation. Evening out your skin, and getting rid of any redness will keep the lip color from “competing”, and drawing attention to any imperfections.

2. Wear some eyeliner, at least in the top lashline, and mascara. You need balance. Lips are the focus, but wearing nothing else on the face makes it overwhelming to just have RED LIPS.(see photos)

3  If you try one on, and don’t like it, take it off using eye makeup remover. Re apply foundation or concealer and a little powder so you don’t have a “ring” of redness around your next shade. The next shade will look like crap.

4  Take a trusted friend with you, or have someone you trust to help you.(like me!! “wink wink”)

5 You don’t have to match your red to your clothes. Find a shade that looks good on you. You  can wear it with a white shirt and jeans, or that little black dress.

Some of my favorites:

MAC: Russian Red

NARS:  I love the Velvet Matte pencils. They are essentially lipstick in a “sharpenable” pencil form. Matte, long wearing, and easy to create symmetry when applying. No need for a pencil AND a lipstick. Great accessory to another lipstick. Comes in several shades of red.

Cruella(true red) Red Square(orange red) Forbidden Red(blue red)Damned (cabernet)

Nars also makes a few Lip Stain Glosses which aren’t really glossy at all. The “Gloss” in the name refers to the delivery system. It comes in a tube with a sponge tip wand. They are really indelible, and bleed resistant if applied correctly.  Pull out the wand and dab sponge tip with a tissue. Apply color until the desired strength. You can apply it sheer or strong. When it dries, it’s really matte.

Those are just a few of my favorites, go to your favorite counter and try some on. I recently saw a post on Facebook where some woman said, “I wish I looked good in red lipstick”

I call bullshit, ladies.

I did a photoshoot on Saturday, and put red lipstick on everyone there. Everyone looked so polished, so strong.

It doesn’t have to be FIRE ENGINE RED. Find one that suits you. Having a signature “go to” lipstick is like choosing a fragrance. it’s yours. Own it , girl.

Seems there’s a trend going on, bride’s seem to be diggin’ on the Mad Men phenomenon and the look seems to work on just about everyone.

Amy Buresh was referred to me by Shampoo Salon, where Kari is doing her hair today. I went up to the Sheraton to do her makeup this morning, and found great bone structure, strong, deep set eyes,perfectly threaded brows, and a sparkling and inviting smile.

Amy is not a big makeup wearer, and I used minimal products for this look. Not much as far as eyeshadow, liquid liner smudged a little bit on the outer corners with a black eyeshadow, and lots of mascara.

I used the new HD ready powder by Jane Iredale, and I gotta say, it’s miraculous for “erasing” pores. She was a little iffy about red lips, but I used Damned Velvet Matte Pencil by NARS(a deep wine), topped off with Indian Red Lip Stain Gloss by NARS(a deep brick red) and it was exactly right on her.

Later I will post her finished look, but she isn’t finished with Kari at Shampoo yet. I can’t wait to see her hair!

Amy Buresh