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May 2013

Hair/MakeUp

Wedding Wednesday

May 15, 2013

Half up/Half down Do

For this beautiful bride, she wanted curly half up/half down hair style. During the trial, I took note that her hair type, (medium coarse), won’t hold curls too long. So I made sure to prep her hair properly and make sure the curls would hold!

 

The Prep: Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray  I love this stuff! Spray on damp hair (for thick or thin) to add the texture and fullness, with heat protection. I sprayed heavily through out her damp hair and blow dried completely.

The Style: I curled with a 1″ iron from hot tools (my favorite!), taking thin sections and pinning to the hair. Taking thinner sections on her hair type will allow the curls to last longer. Let her curls loosen naturally, or take an extremely wide tooth comb, or your fingers and lightly brush through. This picture was during the trial and was not brushed through. Finish with hair spray

*note: remove the pins after the curls have been fully cooled, this promises a stronger hold on the curl

xoxo Azelle

Beauty Tips, DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Tutorial Tuesdays

May 14, 2013

Tutorial Tuesdays!

Hello Ladies and Gents!!

I posted this look on my instagram a few days ago for my Mothers Day Look,

I finally have time to write out what I used.

1. After applying a shadow primer all over your lid you are going to want to use Naked Pigment from MAC right below your brows.

2. Using a blending brush you are going to want to softly brush Saddle from MAC across your crease.

3. Then you are going to highlight the center of your lid with Naked Pigment using a flat brush.

4. With a pencil brush, take sketch eyeshadow from MAC and brush it across your lower lid right below your lash line. You can also blend into your water line like I did or you can use a brown eyeliner.

5. Using Urban Decay Cosmetics liquid eyelinerextend the liner past your lid creating a winged liner. Then Apply bombshell lashes from House of Lashes.

 

Face Makeup

Contour and Highlight

I am using Studio Fix Fluid NC 35 all over my face

Highlight: with NC20 Full Coverage Concealer from MAC 

Contour: NC50 Full Coverage Concealer From MAC 

Lips:

I wanted a matte finish so I used embrace me lip liner

from MAC all over my lips. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this. Let me leave me feed back on my instagram or youtube!! I would love to hear back what you want to see next!!!

xoxo, 

Alana Dawn 

Hair/MakeUp

Mother’s Day Makeover

May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day to all you hard working, loving, beautiful Mothers out there!

My mom has long, wavy hair. It’s hard for her to style and has been wanting a change. So earlier today, I chopped off I don’t know how many inches off her hair and gave her something more manageable!

The before is right after she got out of the shower so it looks a mess! All tangled up, that’s what she is tired of dealing with.

For the after,

The cut: Medium length with lots of layers, easier for her to style

The products: Biolage leave in conditioner on the ends

xoxo Azelle

Beauty Tips, DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Jennifer Lopez makeup MET Gala

May 8, 2013

I just love me some JLo!

I recreated her makeup look from the MET Gala using the Naked2 Palette

(above it how the palette looks)

JLo looking gorgeous at the MET Gala. 
Styled by Mariel Haenn and Rob Zangardi 

Up close and personal!

Step 1: apply Foxy and Bootycall to your brow highlight using a flat brush. 

Step2: Using a shader brush take booty call and line through the crease to the end of your eye. 

Step3: Fill in the entire area with bootycall

Step4: Shade booty call down below your lower lash line using the same shading brush. 

Step5: take busted and a pencil brush blend it in your water line and below your lash line righ on top of bootycall. 

Step6: Using Verve apply it to the inner corner of your eyes to brighten those bad boys up!

Step 7: Apply House of Lashes Bombshell to your lash line. 

For my brows I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Palette and corrected them with her concealer. 

Hair/MakeUp

Project: Layers & Natural Ombre

May 1, 2013

Meet my cute little client. It was her first time to do color, she was a little hesitant but we decided to make it more natural looking. 

The Cut: Added layers, made it extra choppy for texture

The Color: Ombre with a natural color

The Style: Curling Iron beach waves

xoxo Azelle