Lauren is a licensed hair stylist with over 3 years of experience. She completed her education at Marvel Hair College and has had the opportunity to take some hair styling classes with Guylaine Martel and Michael Corby who are amazing celebrity hairstylists! Lauren is very talented and can create the perfect combination of boho and romantic. She has incredible skills at creating a beautiful wedding updo, while adding twists and braids. Lauren specializes in natural sun-kissed color, balayage, and in-trend haircuts. Her friendly, relaxed and genuine spirit will make you comfortable and confident as she creates a style to make you look and feel your best!
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I have recently become very conscious of the wrinkles under my eyes, and have noticed that some days after I apply my makeup that I have concealer sitting in those lines. It looks cakey and terrible, which has got me thinking...surely there must be a reason that some days wrinkles are more visible than others!
I have spent hundreds of dollars on eye creams and have not noticed a difference.
I was recently buying more makeup and yet another eye cream, when the cashier said something to me:
THE REASON YOUR WRINKLES ARE MORE VISIBLE SOME DAYS IS BECAUSE OF DEHYDRATION! Try drinking more water every day and see what happens.
Yesterday was day 1 of this test. I drank 3 glasses more of water than normal, and this morning my under eye wrinkles were hardly noticeable!
They recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces (ex. 150lb person, 75 oz of water).
Try it out today and see what a difference it can make for your skin!
The wedding season is already here! Our artists are becoming very busy with brides, stagettes, grads, and special events!
To ensure we will have an artist available for your day, you need to book now! Yes, I know it is only March, but we are almost completely booked up until October, so do not miss out!
Okay, so this is probably more of a rant/plug for freelance makeup artists everywhere...but...one of the most frequent questions I get is, "Do you work for MAC?"
No. I do not work for MAC.
This should not be a client's deciding factor of hiring a makeup artist for their event. Why?
Most makeup artists that are representing a retail brand are required to work during the weekends since malls/stores are busiest those days. I've tried booking a makeup artist once and have them come over to do my makeup, but they could not commit because they did not know their schedule. If your event is during the weekend and if you're trying to hire a makeup artist from a retail store, forget it.
Also, the retail makeup artist that is working for that brand, is required to "push" that brand. Trust me, I have worked for makeup brands and sometimes it's so hard to lie to people when they ask me what the best mascara is. When I was working as a makeup rep, I had to show them the brand of mascara that I am repping...but deep inside, I secretly know that there are better mascara brands!
Before I was a makeup artist, I thought about getting my makeup done at the counters. I had a friend who had no training in makeup artistry or sanitation, but was able to get a position because the store "needed to fill the position" so she got bumped into it. Sorry friend, she is someone who I would not want using product that passerbys have used to be using on me without it being sanitized. On the contrary, there are stores that hire makeup artists that have already been certified and gone through the training. Those are people who I would better trust with my face...too bad most stores have horrible lighting...ewww...flourescent lights! I had someone match me with concealer once, and when I walked out into the natural light, it was ORANGE! >.<
Hiring a freelance makeup artist is probably better since they are glorified makeup addicts...scouring the best of the best makeup products, techniques, and colors! Too bad hiring freelancers are a lot more expensive than retail counter makeup artists, but you save a lot of time by traveling to and from locations and less stress parking, dealing with traffic...etc.
I've been on both sides...but regardless, if hiring a makeup artist is a freelancer or retail makeup artist, make sure they have good practice in sanitation between clients, that you like their makeup work, and that you like their personality! Having a good reputation helps as well to ensure they are reliable and professional. Anything else like, where they've worked, who they work for, and even past experiences...etc...becomes irrelevant when hiring a makeup artist.
I wanted to write a quick blog on what to do before your makeup artist arrives to do your trial or wedding makeup!
1) Prep your skin with your daily routine - cleaning, toning, and moisturizing. Make sure the moisturizer you are using is oil-free. Moisturizers that are not oil-free tends to break down the makeup faster.
2) Provide an area with natural lighting, table, and chair. This is pretty obvious...to some people... but some people sometimes bring us into their basement (scary!) with either that yellow lighting or flourscent lighting (even scarier!).
3) Inform your makeup artist about any concerns you might have before hand! For example, if you have any allergies or tattoos - it would be awesome to inform your makeup artist before hand. I've had clients who were allergic to Vitamin E, latex, and red dyes... I usually recommend clients to purchase their own tattoo cover-up at a tattoo shop...because sometimes regular ol' concealer can't cover it.
4) Have a camera ready! After the makeup application, take some pictures outside in the sun (one shot with your eyes open, and one shot with your eyes closed) and take some pictures indoor (one shot with your eyes open, and one shot with your eyes closed). This will show you what your makeup will look like on camera both indoors and outdoors. Mind you, your photographer's camera is probably 10x better than the regular camera but at least it'll give you an idea.
5) Wear a zippable hoodie because when you take off your clothes to dress up in your wedding dress or evening attire, the makeup (and hair) won't get messed up.
Hope this helps!
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