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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!




Quiet on set! HGTV Makeup Gig

11 Dec

And here I am….I always wanted to hold one of these things and yell “Action!”  I am so corny, and a little too excited in this photo – ha.


This past Fall I took on a ten day job to work as the Makeup Artist on set for the HGTV Dream Home 2013.  HGTV is the sister network of the Food Network (another one of my favorites).  Ten days of makeup, hair and styling for project managers, interior designers, architects,  builders and developers.  This year the home is out on Kiawah Island, which is absolutely gorgeous.  A few years ago I visited Kiawah Island for the first time and my jaw dropped.  Coming from New England, it definitely does not compare to anything I was used to.  The landscaping is immaculate, and the plush greenery makes you feel as if you’ve entered a rain forest.  The hours were early and long during this shoot, but I have to admit seeing the sun rise every morning through the sea grass and over the marsh, really made it worth it.  Oh yea, and I got to do what I love every day!

Along with the architects, builders and developers, I worked with Designer/Host Monica Pedersen…



…Project Manager Jack Thomasson…


and Interior Designer Linda Woodrum


The collaborated job on this house was incredible; everything from the construction to the landscape and decorating were amazing!  Here is where I set up shop…the upstairs guest bathroom.


And here is the outside of the house…blue skies just about every day!  The house was always surrounded by butterflies too.  I couldn’t help but take a couple photos…




Here I am in the back of the house waiting in between sets.  I look petrified don’t I?!  ha!  I’m just in ‘work mode’…


…and lastly here is that beautiful sunrise I saw every morning.  Breathtaking huh?  Even looks nice through a window while moving ; )  This was an incredible experience for me, as is every makeup job I take on.  I very much enjoyed working with GoTo Team, the Scripps Network and all of the talented people that came together to make this happen.  I can’t wait to see the show air on Dec 28th!  Check out this link for more info on how to enter the sweepstakes:  HGTV Dream Home 2013.



Surprise! Samples at your door…

27 Aug

And there it was…sitting in it’s perfectly packaged brown and pink box, just waiting to be opened.  It was my Birchbox!  “What on earth is a Birchbox,” you ask?  It’s a monthly delivery of trial size samples “from both well-known brands and emerging gems” (I stole that line from their site).  So I decided to sign up and see what it was all about.  I mean why not, I am a bit of a junkie with products, so this had my name all over it!

So here’s the box I got in the mail.  So cute right?  Of course, I would have preferred purple over pink print, but it’ll do…

And here it is with the top of the box removed…all wrapped nicely in tissue paper, along with a note on top…so so cute!

I unwrapped the tissue paper to reveal my surprise samples (who doesn’t love a surprise, and every month yay!)…

Holy cow, that looks like a full size sample of cleanser, something for my hair…and is that a snack?  Yes!  A Larabar.  And there looks to be something else hidden under some more tissue paper!  Whoops, didn’t realize how blurry this photo was, but you’ll get the gist.

So all in all, I got a sample size perfume by Juicy Couture (which I love, it smells like flowers sweetened with sugar), a gigantic brightening cleanser (takes off all my makeup, even eye makeup!), a Larabar (which was eaten within minutes, and was delicious by the way), a hair volumizer (which I am excited to try), and a BB cream (which is the new thing on the shelf these days…I talk about one of my faves in this blog, in case you missed it https://fingerpaintmakeup.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/cant-stop-lovin-you-6/).

I almost forgot…they included this little postcard explaining the products…(again blurry, sorry, don’t hurt your eyes)

Who knew you could pack so much fun in such a tiny little box.

Needless to say, I’m looking forward to next months new package of goodies to sample!  

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!

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