Monday, July 5, 2010

My friend's before and after. MUA: Becky!

Happy birthday America!!! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Its almost 12am over here and I'm still hearing fireworks from the neighbors. Sigh...please let me sleep O_o lol. I wanted to share some photos when I did my friend's makeup. I haven't done someone's makeup in a long time and I needed to polish my skills. My friend Jackie let me play with her face. She was pretty much open to try whatever kind of looks on her.

I did 2 makeup looks. The first one was a day time look. She wanted a simple and natural looking makeup. I used neutral colors on her eyes paired them with  mauvey lips. The second look was a dramatic smokey eyes and nude lips with false lashes. She was a bit scared at first, but she loved the outcome. She's never seen herself with such dramatic makeup.

before .She has really nice skin as you can see.

Look #1 Daytime Natural Makeup. I used neutral shades of brown on her eyes and I just applied a sheer application of Graftobian HD creme foundation using the beauty blender all over her face . (Gosh, how I love that sponge. It's amazing! ). Then her brows were lightly filled in with a mix of 2 shades of brown, a light and a dark shadow.

Look #2 was a dramatic smokey silver/gray and black eyes paired with nude lips. I intensified the eyes with a black e/s on the crease and added more eye liner on the upper lash line and water line and I applied false lashes, which made the look more complete. I also darkened the brows to make them stand out. For the lips, I applied the same color creme foundation I used on her face and topped it with lip gloss.

I hate how the camera always washes out the colors. This look was really intense in person and she almost didn't recognized herself lol. But she loved it since its something different. Thanks Jackie for letting me play with your face.

Good night everyone!


  1. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh, the model is really pretty and the makeup makes her look sublime :)
    Love the smokey look, she's stunning, you made a great job ;)

  2. I love the second look. I like how you intensified the eyes. Sultry! :P

  3. u did such a great job!! it's like a transition from day to night look! very purrrty! this is why I love makeup... it can change the look of a person by changing up the makeup & the techniques... looove it!

  4. the first look is great - well done !

  5. She's a pretty girl and she looks amazing in look #2. Good job!


  6. beautiful job on your friend's makeup, becky. my favorite is the night look. i really love the contrast of the bold, smokey eye colors with the soft nude lips. as for the day look, that would look nice for work or lunch and coffee with friends. :)

  7. Girl! Congratulations! Your friend looks GORGEOUS!!!

  8. Becky! You did a great job! She looks beautiful!

  9. Great Job!

  10. gorgeous friend and gorgeous makeup