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Finger Paint Makeup Package – Before & After Pics!

24 Jun

Hey Everyone!  Woo…long time no talk.  Things have been a little hectic, but in a good way!  My husband, dog and I moved a few months back, and plan on moving again in the Fall (staying in Chucktown of course).  Wedding season has been busy busy, and I’ve loved every minute of it!  Even though I’ve been doing makeup for over 15 years now, I’ve finished up my first official year in business as FPM and am so incredibly pleased and grateful with the outcome!  

…and OH!  I’m pregnant!!  There’s some big news for you!  We are thrilled and cannot wait for what’s to come!  

I have been dying to blog now for months, but I honestly had a terrible case of writer’s block woe’s.  I’d come up with ideas at the most random moments, then I’d sit at my computer and POOF, they were gone.  Does that ever happen to you?  Anywho…here I am, I’m back and I sure hope I can keep the writing motivation going!

Ok enough of that!  Let’s talk makeup!  I recently did a Finger Paint Makeup Package  for my lovely client, Jenny.  This is the largest package that I offer!  I also like to call it “FPM MAKEUP OVERHAUL EXTRAVAGANZA”.  Here is the basic breakdown of what’s offered with the package, and then we’ll get to the pictures…(I love me some before and after’s!)

Consultation:  We chat about all things makeup related.  We pull makeup photos that you like and I learn about some basic details regarding your makeup routine.  The primary goal here is to find out your makeup comfort level and what fits into your lifestyle.  Ultimately, we determine what’s going to make you feel amazing in your own skin. 

Makeup Bag Makeover:  Turn that makeup bag upside down and we will dissect its contents.  We’ll determine what works for you and what doesn’t.  We’ll also discuss sanitation tips and how long you should really hang on to that favorite face powder.

Face Templates:  We will put together some beautiful, easy customized looks!  Based on everything we’ve learned during your consultation, I’ll determine the right colors for you and we’ll come up with some great new looks.

Shopping List:  Based on our face templates, your budget and what you already own, I put together a list of products recommended for purchase.  This will make it easy for you to make a quick dash by a makeup counter and say “I need this product in this color”…..aaaaand…DONE. 

Makeup Training and Professional Makeover:  We’ll finish all this up with a makeover and training.  I will show you step by step how to create one of the looks on your face templates.  We will cover everything, from ‘how do I apply my foundation?’ to ‘how do I accentuate my jaw line and cheek bones?’ to some fancy but EASY eye shadow application techniques…and much more.

Phew!  That’s it!  There is a lot to this package, but it really is a full makeup overhaul and gives you that “YES, I feel like me again…and damn, I look good” mentality to walk away from me with.  That’s really all I want for my clients.

Okay, now for some pictures so you can see what all this looks like!  

World, here’s Jenny.  Jenny is absolutely gorgeous.  She has incredible bone structure, not to mention eyes that truly sparkle.  Our goal was to emphasize those features, so we focused on face contouring utilizing bronzer’s and highlighters and made her eyes the focal point.  She is a career woman and wanted a fresh, pulled together look that could take her from day to night.


Above is the consultation form…and below we are creating face templates for Jenny to reference at home.  We reviewed all the steps and techniques needed to duplicate the look.


Here we are starting our FPM Professional Makeover with a fresh clean slate…


As promised, a before and after pic below!  What do you think?


If you’d like to learn more about the package, email me at kristin@fingerpaintmakeup.com.  Feel free to check out FPM’s website for more information as well!




What’s in my holiday clutch?

30 Nov

How fun is it to get all dolled up for the holidays!?  Some of you may be thinking, oiy another holiday party…filled with introductions, small talk and fruit cake (do people make those anymore?).   The first thing that comes to mind as I write this is Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City running through the streets of New York searching for Big in her high heel Louboutins and fur coat.  As you think about what to wear, who you’ll meet and what you’ll eat…let’s take a moment to consider what will touch your lips…I mean the shade of lipstick, not the snow flake tinted wine glass.  What will you bring to these gatherings in your sparkly little clutch?

If you’re headed out on the town for a simple holiday dinner, a lipstick and pressed powder will do.  But if you are out for appetizers, cocktails, dinner and more cocktails…you might want to be prepared for pictures, meeting new faces, and some smooching under the mistletoe.

Let’s take a peak into my holiday clutch shall we?

The lips:  Revlon Matte “Really Red” will be in my bag this year.  I love a matte, red lip.  If you prefer a touch of gloss on top or by itself, I’ve included a lovely little holiday set from MAC Cosmetics.  The gloss is the consistency of their MAC Lipglass…think thick and super glossy.

The eyes:  When applying your makeup for a holiday night out, I definitely recommend applying an eye shadow primer under your shadow.  This will keep everything in the same spot all night long.  If by the eighth hour the party is less than exciting, you may want to stash your eye concealer in your clutch for a little pick-me-up.

The cheeks:  The pressed powder is a must, but only apply in the areas that need it.  This sounds obvious, but if you apply all over your face, you may end up looking rather lifeless when you leave the powder room (no pun intended).  So only apply in small areas of the face, concentrating on the most oily spots only.  Sometimes blush can rub off, so I add a little blush to my clutch, along with a travel brush for a little touch up.

Have fun with your makeup this holiday season!

Who doesn’t love a makeover?

1 Sep

THE MISSION: Out with the old and in with the new! But on a budget please!

That’s exactly what I did with Shauna, owner of Mackenzie Image Consulting. Oh the fun we had! Here was the plan:

1. Makeup Bag Makeover

2. Makeup Shopping on a Budget

3. Consultation and Makeovers!

I love rummaging through makeup bags…I get this excited rush as I dig through the colors. Its the same excitement I’d get when I was young tearing open a present. I start sifting, frantically looking for inspiration. My gut tells me what to toss and what is absolutely magnificent, we must keep! I find a dark chocolatey-taupe that would make Shauna’s beautiful gold/green eyes pop! That goes in one pile…we’ll call that “the pile of wonderfulness”. Then…there’s the other pile. “Toss it, toss it all” Shauna exclaims! She was the absolute perfect candidate. Totally open for something new, and excited for the fun to come!

After the purge, we went makeup shopping! We got three eye shadow looks, two blushes, a concealer, mascara, eyeliner and eyelash curler inserts…all for around $60. We can thank Revlon, L’oreal, CoverGirl and Wet n Wild for some fantastic colors at very reasonable prices.

After using a mineral powder that Shauna already owned, along with some concealer we purchased, we tried out these looks!

Look #1: Eggplant purples on the eyes with a plum cheek and a gorgeous mauve gloss that Shauna already owned.

Look #2: I was just dying to enhance Shauna’s eyes, so we grabbed some olive green and a deep yellow gold to go with a peach on her cheeks and a very pretty transparent orange/peach gloss that she also already owned.

Look#3: Lastly we used that lovely chocolatey/taupe color that we kept, mixed with some neutral peach shadows that we purchased for her eyes. Paired with the orange/peach gloss and peach cheek, she was a put-together stunning beauty. See the before and afters below!

Check out some more pics and two great posts from Shauna’s perspective:

Part I: http://mackenzieimage.com/blog/?p=1547

Part II: http://mackenzieimage.com/blog/?p=1575&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mackenzieimage%2FGlDz+%28Mackenzie%27s+Blog%29

Makeup Motivation – Paint with Color!

28 Jul

As I fly up to Boston for a wedding I think…hmm, years ago I was so afraid to fly.  The take off made my stomach churn.  Each second of turbulence felt like I’d seen my final moments and this was it…never again would I see the days of shimmering highlighter creams, a bronzed cheek bone or a sultry smokey eye.  Okay okay, that was a little dramatic.  But I am no longer afraid of flying because of all the traveling I’ve done over the years.  Which leads me to my motivational makeup speech for the day

Don’t be afraid of color!  Add a bright color to your cheeks, your lips, your eyes.  I know it can be scary.  But with the right products and some practice…you got this!  Here’s are some ideas to give you that pop of color you’re looking for:

 Stila Convertible Color – Cream Blush:  This blush comes in some great colors like Petunia (shown here) and Fuchsia.  Cream blush can be rather intimidating.  I find the easiest way to apply is with a blush brush.  Take your brush and give it a very light quick dip into your blush.  Keep in mind, a little goes a long way.  With very light pressure and a swirling motion, apply to the apples of your cheeks.  It will magically brighten up your entire face, giving a nice warm, dewy glow.

MAC Viva Glam Cyndi LipGlass:  A simple way to add color to your face is with a lip gloss.  This one happens to be after Miss Lauper herself, so of course this lip gloss delivers a fun, bright hue.  Gloss is easy to apply, and this one definitely gives you that pop!   LipGlass is fantastic, comes in a variety of bright colors, and pretty long-lasting for a gloss.

L’Oreal HiP Eye Shadow Duo in ShowyAfter applying foundation or a tinted moisturizer, add an eye shadow primer to your top lid and bottom lash line.  Using a navy blue pencil, line the top lash line.  Start close to the lashes eventually creating a thicker line.  Next, using a small eye shadow brush such as a smudger, add the brighter blue shadow directly over the liner.  Using that same shadow, add a line to your bottom lash line.  Add mascara to top and bottom lashes and you’ve got yourself a bright-eyed look!

A rule to remember with these bright hues, is to pick one pop of color for your face, and tone down the rest.  Too many bright colors in one place…can be too much of a good thing.  Have fun!

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