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!
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!
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.
Have you ever seen a beautiful makeup job on lips? Most of us use a simple gloss or crème for our day look, but on occasion we need to rock the house with our sexiness. Using these tips, you can do your lips like a makeup artist would!
1. Start with a small brushing of foundation or concealer at the lip line inwards.
2. Dry with a light dusting of translucent powder.
3. Using a lip liner pencil, line your lips with short, feathery strokes at the lip line or just outside the lip line (to create fuller lips).
4. Blend slightly with your finger or lip brush to blur the line (just a LITTLE).
5. Next apply your lipstick SPARINGLY with a lip brush at the insides of your lips up to the lip liner line. Blot, if necessary.
6. Dust slightly again with translucent powder.
7. Add a small amount of shimmery color that is lighter than your lipstick. Apply in a racing stripe straight down from under the V at the top of your lips to the pout area on the bottom.
8. Soften slightly with your finger to blend.
9. Lightly dust again.
10. Add clear lip gloss SPARINGLY to the whole look. Tada!
The key to this look is precision and remember that all of these steps, while important, should not be overdone. Practice makes perfect!
Remember, in the movie Titanic, when Rose posed sexily for Jack while he drew her in a picture? Remember how when she saw it again 60 years later she chuckled at how hot she was back then? I think of boudoir pictures as a great way for us to remember just how very special we are…even without all of our fancy clothes!
What should you wear? Things that make you feel good!
As for hair and makeup, most of my clients prefer ‘Victoria’s Secret’ sexy hair for their shoots. It’s tousled waves with little sign of styling…just gorgeous! This touchable hair (no hairspray) lets you roll around all you want to get that perfect pose. I create open-ended curls in alternating one-inch sections. If you have fine hair that struggles to hold a curl, you can pin each curl until it cools. Remember to smile with your eyes and wear extra makeup since camera lighting will soften your colors!
Fall marks a special milestone in Reno history…in October, ZOMBIES will be invading and they will be dancing the Thriller Dance downtown!
Halloween, what lorists consider as the day the veil between the natural and unnatural is the thinnest, is usually taken with a grain of salt and exploited…for FUN! Known as the biggest spending season for adults, retail ventures know all too well the positive financial impact this holiday has on our economy.
Reno’s own Junkie Clothing Exchange is well prepared! Located in the Midtown District on Virginia Street, it is is your one-stop shop for Halloween garb. From wigs to accessories to abundant costume ideas, they’ve got it.
A SALON 7 is featured on Junkee’s television show Reno Style for zombie makeup. The BEST SALON IN RENO flaunts its monster makeup expertise each year at the vintage shop all day for Reno Zombie Crawl goers. Makeup will range from $15-$35, depending on how deep participants want their wounds. The event is a great success and has been featured globally in advertising, luring eclectic tourists to Reno.
A Salon 7 is a full-service salon and relishes in special effects, film and celebrity services.