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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?