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Makeup For Men

28 Mar
Photo Mark DeFabry.  Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

Photo Mark DeFabry, Reno. Makeup for Men by Rebecca Schembri

Although most of our men these days leave makeup to the girls, there are times when it is helpful to even out that manly glow.  As a professional makeup artist, I get to freshen up male models before they get their pictures taken!

On photo shoots for men, I like to insist that I am not dolling the men up, I am toning them down.  This means a bit of bronzer on the bones and a touch of color to the cheeks and lips so everything looks moisturized and HEALTHY!  I am giving them an even glow so their audience sees the model, not the blemishes or a pale I-work-indoors skin tone.

Makeup for men takes ten minutes or less, depending on skin discolorations and photo shoot conditions such as sun and heat.  Check out the results!

Rebecca from Reno


Five Minute Makeup

22 Jan

Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri for Nicole Williams State Farm Insurance

Want to be beautiful all day long in just five minutes? I can show you how.

As a makeup artist, I have to do good work quickly since YOU have places to go! Here is a beauty base you can flaunt in just minutes:

First, you will need the following items:



~Apply CONCEALER with foundation brush in the t-zone and to blemishes. Blend outwards

~Apply BRONZER with bronzing brush to all outsides of the face and neckline. Include under the cheekbone

~Apply BLUSH to apples of the cheeks. BLEND into bronzer with circular motions with a big, clean powder brush

~Apply MASCARA to both sides of top lashes and to bottom, if desired.  Two coats are great as long as you wait a minute between coats. Brush out any clumps with a dry mascara wand or lash brush

~Apply COLOR LIPGLOSS in matte or shiny

The emphasis in this look is bright skin. If you want extra beautiful, you can add on from here…especially if it’s date night.

Good luck and remember to send me your questions.

Rebecca Schembri…Your Personal Stylist /775.338.9241

How to Apply False Eyelashes

20 Nov

Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

Artificial eyelashes are a great option for sexifying your look and making your eyes look bigger. Especially fun for holiday parties, putting lashes on can be easy, if you know how.

First, get lashes that are soft and have a thin band. This makes them easier to bend to your eye shape.

Next, measure the lashes by comparing them to yours. They should not be longer than your natural lash line. If they are longer, cut them on the outside end to fit.

Apply mascara to your eyelashes. Let it dry.

Add clear or black eyelash glue, depending on your preference, to the artificial lashes. Let the glue get tacky before you adhere the band to your natural lashes.

Stick the lashes to your lashes, not to your eyelid. Press with your fingertips and let dry.


Temporary Lashes are Glamorous

Done! Now you can go party! Your lashes should stay until the morning when you gently peel them off.

Have fun!

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Highlighting and Contouring with Makeup

14 Nov

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Hair and Sleep

11 Nov




Princesses Really DO Need Their Beauty Sleep

For both women and men, having a full head of hair can be as simple as getting a good night’s sleep, regularly.

Healthy, happy and well-nourished bodies contribute to functioning hair follicles. This means that if you exercise, get good nutrition and keep the stress in your life to a positive, your hair will not only grow, it will also hold on.

Shedding or loss of hair is often due to severe demands on the body and mind.  The body thinks it is in a state of emergency and will shed or stop producing the things it doesn’t need such as hair, scalp sebum and body weight.

Making it a habit to get a good night’s rest and to exercise and eat healthy can calm your organism and encourage it to show signs of vitality.  That means you get flowy, shiny hair and healthy, glowing skin…coveted gems in the beauty world!



Having a Happy, Healthy Body Gives You Great Hair


If you spend time being healthy you will spend time looking healthy.  The old refrains ring true: you really ARE what you eat and princesses really DO need their beauty rest.



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Note:  Hair loss is one of the first signs of stress or disease in humans.  If you are losing hair, please consult your physician and evaluate your lifestyle patterns.

Halloween Glitter Looks

15 Oct

How to Use Face Glitter and Stones


Rhinestones Stick with Eyelash Glue

Shimmery eyeshadow


Mini rhinestones


Clear eyelash glue

Blow dryer


Face glitter and little rhinestones are a fun way to create a special makeup look.  Here’s how you do it:

First, do your face makeup and leave the glitter and stones until the end.

Start with a shimmer wash if you are age 30 or younger.  Use your finger and spread eyeshadow shimmer around the area you want to decorate.  If you are age 30 or older, skip this step because the shimmer could make your skin look textured.

Applying glitter: With a brush or cotton applicator, apply a thin layer of eyelash adhesive over a small part of the shimmer wash to the area you want glitter on.  Add your glitter.  Use your blow dryer on the cool setting to dust off excess glitter.  Remember to close your eyes!

Note: Glitter alone makes a big statement so keep it simple when selecting your colors; one or two are plenty!


Fairy-Inspired Makeup is Glittery and Soft

How to apply rhinestones: Squeeze a small ball of clear eyelash glue onto a neutral surface and let it dry for about 30 seconds until tacky.  Using your tweezers, grab each stone and dip the back side in the glue, then apply to your face.  This glue is easily removable and won’t irritate the skin.  Plus, it lasts all night!

If you want glitter around your eyes, be sure to use FIBER glitter since it is safe for the eye area. If you wear contact lenses use shimmer and rhinestones at your eye area and keep the glitter way away from your eyes.  Be sure to remove your contacts immediately if any glitter gets in your eye.


Heart Lip with Little Rhinestones

Where to buy: You can get your glitter and rhinestones at any craft store or just by shopping around at discount stores or online.  There IS a difference between regular glitter and fancier glitters so don’t be afraid to splurge if it’s within your budget.  Clear eyelash adhesive is sold online and at any drugstore.

Have fun and be glittery!

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Glitter Wash


Glitter with Lashes and Rhinestones

How To Do Zombie Makeup

3 Oct


As a makeup and hair artist, I get to have a lot of fun doing creative things every now and then.  October is one of my favorite makeup seasons and this is not just a simple version of my zombie movie makeup, this is the real deal.  It’s easy too…it just takes practice.













Zombie Makeup by A Salon 7 Reno

Clear the skin area you want your zombie wound in.  Make sure it is free from hair and skin oil. Use a water/ rubbing alcohol mix to dehydrate the area.

Tear a cosmetic sponge in half.  Use the torn side of the sponge to dip in your latex and blot onto skin.  Cover with a thin layer of facial tissue.  Allow to dry three minutes.

Start another wound while waiting for the first one to cure.  Blot on more liquid latex to the outsides of the wound.  Be thorough but do not oversaturate (not drippy). Also, be sure to seal the borders of the wound so it does not peel up prematurely (before the night is done).

Apply more facial tissue and scrunch it all around and covering the wound.  Blot latex all around and on top of all the tissue. Let dry and do the other wound.  Now, tear open the tissue across the inside of the wound. Case-in-point why we don’t want hairy skin.

With the second piece of cosmetic sponge, apply black to the inside of the wound.  Apply green, yellow and purple to the outsides (blue plus yellow makes green, red plus blue makes purple).  Don’t paint, blot your color on.  Blend with a clean, torn sponge.

Add red in little blots all over the outside of the wound.  Dust with a small amount of zombie dust.

Add white to your face, black around your eyes, a little bit of green to your lips and blend, blend, blend with a dry, torn cosmetic sponge.  Dust lightly with zombie dust.


Zombies are Dirty

Remember to add makeup to your neck, arms and handsanything that is exposed! 

Tease, tousle and dust your hair too.  Remember: zombies are very dirty.

Final step:  Using a spoon, slowly pour zombie blood into your wounds.  Let it drip out in a natural fall so stand like a zombie when you do this.  If you are a fresh zombie, use red blood and let it drip down yourself quite a bit. If you are an old zombie, use a small amount of black blood but don’t let it drip.  Old zombies don’t have a lot of blood left in them, that’s why their ears are always falling off.


Girls: save your old makeup-don’t throw it away!  During zombie season, scoop all of the eye shadow and face powders out of their containers with a spoon; all colors are fine.  Stay away from shimmery product…just use matte. Crush until dusty.  Use this to dust yourself completely when your look is done.

Guys: get zombie dust from your woman or use baby powder or dry shampoo.

Drag Queens: you already know what to do.  Xo.


Partial Zombies are Still Pretty

More tips:

Decide what type of zombie you want to be: fresh and bloody (one week or less) or old and dusty (with no wet blood).

Also, if you are worried about having too scary of a look, tone it down a bit by doing just a portion of your face so that part of you can still have meaningful eye contact with other humans.  This is the just bitten zombie (first three days of turning).

Happy Zombeedays!

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