Liza can now add makeup artist to her resume—she has her first job at a shoot this weekend! Makeup is something she's always enjoyed as a hobby, and now she's turning it into a part-time gig. Hello, inspiration!
Normally I jump at the chance to have Liza do my makeup, but getting it done at 10pm, only to wash it off again isn't as much fun. Plus, I was a sweaty beast last night—our apartment gets so hot in the winter! But, Liza wanted to do a trial run before the shoot, so of course I helped my sis out.
She was going for a fresh, simple look and I think she totally achieved it. My lips (per instructions for the shoot) were supposed to be purple-ish black, so obviously she's going to have to rethink that one. It's so weird how lipstick can look one color in the tube, and then something totally different when you apply it!
Like our impromptu photo shoot in the bathroom? Of course I had to do one serious face. Would you have even guessed that I'm wearing fake lashes? They are subtle since we were going for a natural look—no Kim Kardashian spider lashes for me! I thought it would be really hard to apply them, but Liza was a pro. She cut them in three parts, and then applied them separately—apparently it's a lot easier than doing the whole thing in one go.
I never wear foundation, but the oil-free one Liza used, Laura Mercier, felt really light and gave my skin a pretty glow. I also really liked the e.l.f. cosmetics dual under eye concealer and highlighter. It's hard to tame my under eye circles, but this did the trick! Liza used just a touch of the highlighter at the top of my cheekbones for a little extra shimmer. I love e.l.f. products—they work great and are dirt cheap!
I hope Liza will do my makeup when I have somewhere to GO next time. She is the queen bee of the smokey eye—a look I love, but have no idea how to do. Is it terrible that I contemplated (only for about five seconds) leaving it on overnight so I could wear it to the Job Hunt press conference this am?
So tell me: What are your favorite makeup products? And how often do you get your makeup done professionally? If you live in the NYC area, you know who to call next time ;)