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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 | 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?