Stocking Noir Catalogue Shoot: Jardin Noir Collection

Hello! My friend’s stocking company has just launched its new collection: Jardin Noir. Check out it out online.

Today I wanted to feature some behind the scenes shots from my shoot with them and tell you what I used to create the looks. Photos by Maria Palermo with Barlow Black styling Elysia’s new collection. Model is Alli Frasier of Taxi Management.

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On her face:
Prepped with Embryolisse and a spritz of De-Slick from Urban Decay
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation, mixture of shades 1 and 2
Face Atelier Ultra Sheer champagne adjuster for brightening
Graftobian Warm #1 foundation palette for highlight/contour
Graftobian cream blush palette
Urban Decay Prime Potion for eyes
Lime Crime China Doll Palette (used black for eyeliner)
Ultimate Face eye shadow palette
Lip tar
All brushes from Sephora and e.l.f.

On her hair:
1″ Hot Tools marcel iron just to touch up natural curl
Whipped Creme from Sebastian Professional to polish curls/tame frizz
Shaper from Sebastian Professional

Beauty shots with Paige and Mark Brosius

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Hello everyone! Here is some work from a few months ago. The model is Paige Price and the photographer is Mark Brosius. Let me tell you what products I used for this look!

Skin prep/primer: Embryolisse
Foundation: Make Up For Ever HD with Graftobian Creme foundation for added coverage in places
Cheeks: Ben Nye blush with Tarte bronzer
Eyes: NYX chubby white pencil to prime with Lime Crime’s China Doll palette with Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Seal with the Lime Crime for the liner
Lips: OCC Lip Tar
Powder: Ben Nye Visage Luxury Powder

Snake Skin Makeup

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Hello all! These photos are from last summer. The model is Kayla, also known as edible, and the photographer is Aaron Warnick.

Here are some quick tips for achieving a look like this!

First, apply basic makeup. Then decide where you want the snake print. I used Make Up For Ever HD foundation 118 and 185 and mixed them on a palette creating different shades.

Next, you need a sponge and some wire form. You can get wire form at any craft store. Make sure the wire form doesn’t prick the model and hold it up to the model’s face. Next, use a sponge to apply foundation over the form. Be careful not to use too much product or it will all smudge together and become a blob. I would recommend practicing before trying this for a shoot.

There are countless variations on this, so hopefully someone will find some inspiration in this technique and create something new and interesting.

For more tutorials, like this post!

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Love, love, love

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Nothing adds more natural beauty to a person than love. If you don’t have a person to love today, I hope you all still find a way to celebrate your love for your favorite activities, animals, foods and movies. Take care bloggers!

Here is a picture from last December to make y’all smile 🙂 with Olivia, Ty of Fautaugraufy and Angie of Sew Addicted.

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The Joys of a Wonderful Team

I had a fabulous photoshoot today with a great team and I just feel like gushing about it a little bit today. With Angie of Sew Addicted and Ty of Fautaugraufy we welcomed a new face to Pittsburgh modeling. Congratulations Aleshia for a great first shoot! It is so much fun to work with such professional, friendly and talented individuals and I have to say, it is quite energizing and it brings out the best in everyone.

Here is one shot from today, enjoy!

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