Makeover Monday | Fancy Face


It's time to be fancy! Whether you're getting dolled up for prom, wedding season or a night on the town, figuring out your best dramatic makeup look is as unique as you are. Pinterest is a great place to start for ideas just be sure you tailor the concept to your features.

Jentry's eyes will always be her focal point. No matter what lip color she's wearing, your eyes will be always be drawn up to hers. So we went for it. Super dramatic winged eye shadow, liquid liner and bold mascara. Plus she has fantastic hair!


The Makeup: bb creme | primer for large pores | loose mineral foundation | bronzer | blush | brow powder | creamy beige shadow | warm matte green shadow  | deep green shadow for contour | shimmer cream shadow to highlight | liquid black liner | volumizing black mascara |peachy lip gloss


Jentry had to jet to a Campus Life club and be Mary, mother of Jesus so I went back over her eyes with my blending brush to soften it all. If you want to do dramatic eye makeup, you NEED a blending brush. Something fluffy and tapered. They can erase so many mess ups. I use this one and this one. Let me know if you need an eye blending brush!

Makeover Monday | Joanna

I'm so happy to introduce you to one of my family's favorite ladies! Joanna can handle our 3 year old + 19 month old twins and make their time something magical. She is a great friend and reminds me so much of my big sister, it's like I'm hanging out with both of them at the same time! It was so fun to spend time together (with no children) and talk about all things makeup and home. (I believe they live in my dream home complete with a secret kitchen pantry.)

Joanna's biggest makeup issue was that she never really knew what to use/do for her eyes. This is usually the number one request for most of my lessons. Her current eye makeup routine involves eyeliner. Done.

Joanna's concerns: what to do when skin starts showing signs of aging. How to take makeup from everyday to date night.

My goals: Keep Joanna looking like the best version of herself. Draw attention to her deep blue eyes. Make sure she doesn't feel painted.

Everyday Makeup: tinted primer | loose powder mineral foundation | creamy concealer | deep bronzer | deep brown shadow for brows | mid-tone brown shimmer eye shadow | mascara | medium true pink lip gloss

Date Night: start with the everyday and add in or substitute | muted medium pink blush | deep purple eye shadow for more defined crease | bold pink lip gloss


Makeover Monday | Samantha

Over the weekend I spent some time with 60 Nebraska women learning about the uniqueness in each of us. We are all wired with talents and passions that are specific to us as individuals. I was asked to teach a couple workshops on Saturday: Makeup that Brings Out the Best You | What to Wear. I had a BLAST!

Samantha was so kind to be my model during the makeup class. Her usual makeup routine involves some sort of foundation, bb creme or tinted moisturizer all over to even out her skin tone. That's it. I was super excited to have free reign with Samantha's look! My goal was to teach all the steps someone could do in everyday makeup.


The Makeup: bb creme blended full face and neck | loose powder foundation | bronzer | light peachy pink blush | brow powder to define eye brows | matte mauve mid tone eye shadow | deep brown eye shadow for more crease definition | pale coral lip gloss | volumizing black mascara

Makeover Monday | Katie

I had a lot of fun reconnecting with Katie. It's been a few years so all our girls are bigger, cuter, and have way more personality.

Katie is an active mom who is used to applying makeup and putting herself together, she just wants to be sure she's applying it the best way for her features. Since we both learned how to wear makeup in the early-mid 90s, there were a few techniques we needed to adjust. Even Rachel Greene and Monica Gellar changed their look over a decade.

katie's makeup concerns: wants to be sure she's applying products the best way for her features.

my goals: Katie's eyes are a deep brown so the key is to bring depth and brightness to draw more attention to their richness. I also wanted to draw attention up to her eyes by playing up her cheekbones.


the makeup: loose mineral foundation | cream concealer under eyes and for hyperpigmentation | bronzer | rose blush | medium purple eye shadow for crease | light beige eye shadow for inner lid | charcoal grey pencil liner | black volumizing mascara | medium cool pink lip gloss


Which makeup technique have you let go of from way back when? Which one do you hold onto?

Makeover Monday | Heidi

#1 tip for fresh attention to your unique features. Makeup applied in the wrong spot or the wrong color can have the opposite effect you're looking for. For eye makeup, less does more.

Heidi is a giving grandma and mother-in-law who needs makeup that can handle playing on the floor with her grandsons.


Heidi's concerns: visible pores and a ruddy skin tone. she doesn't wear much makeup so it MUST look natural.

My goals: give this fun grandma a fresh-face with a couple eye tricks to draw attention up


the makeup: bb creme in t-zone and center of the face | tinted primer over visible pores in t-zone | mattefying powder | deep bronzer for a little definition | tightlined eyes with deep brown | filled in brows | mascara (top lashes only) | warm pink lip gloss