Contouring Cheekbones For Fair Skin

Hi Loves, There are so many contour and highlighter kits available in stores, but not many cater to fair skin. I thought I’d show you how to contour your cheekbones using a blush by NYX called Taupe. It’s a high definition lightweight blush that blends evenly and is great for a contour shade. I hope you love this contouring cheekbones for fair skin video that I’ve put together. If you have any questions, please comment in YouTube. As always, thank you so much for watching! Product List: MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush NYX Taupe Blush MAC 109 Small Contour Brush …

Simple Makeup Look

Hi Loves, I created a simple makeup look on my friend Sana using mostly neutral shades from my MAC eyeshadow palette. For the cheeks, I lightly contoured and highlighted with a few new brushes I got at IMATS from the Sigma Beauty booth. To complete the look, I used a mixture of Bobbi Brown and Sephora mauve lipsticks. I hope you find this look easy to recreate. If you do, please tag me on Instagram: makeupbydebra Product List: MAC Wipes Laura Mercier Translucent Powder MAC Vanilla MAC Texture MAC Jest MAC Espresso MAC Brun MAC Blacktrack MAC Haute & Naughty …

IMATS HAUL 2016

IMATS HAUL 2016 Hi Loves, I attended IMATS LA this past weekend and wanted to share with you what I got! Most of these products I will be putting in my professional makeup kit, but a few I will be keeping for myself. Here is a video I filmed with all of the products. I hope you like it! Please make sure to like, comment, share, and subscribe. Thanks so much for watching this IMATS HAUL 2016! ♥ Product List: Lashes In A Box No 10 Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Le Metier De Beaute Cinema Secrets Makeup Brush …

December Favorites

Hi Loves, I’ve been busy working on set and wanted share with you some of the makeup that I have been using a lot recently. I’m calling them my December Favorites! Too Faced Natural Matte Eye Shadow Collection I’ve been reaching for this lately while doing makeup for clothing line lookbooks and catalog photoshoots. I’m able to create beautiful day time makeup looks and also gorgeous evening makeup looks with this palette. The colors are so pretty and the names are really cute. I think my favorite shade is Cashmere Bunny! ♥ The next item on my list of December …

Smokey Purple Eye

Hi Loves, I loved creating this gorgeous Smokey Purple Eye makeup look for my friend Brenda. I started out by using a deep purple eyeshadow and then added a bit of bronze to the look. No eyeliner was needed, but I did use falsies! To complete the look, I paired it with a peach blush, nude lipstick and gloss. I hope you like this Smokey Purple Eye look! Product List: MAC Wipes MAC Studio Moisture Fix MAC Vanilla Lorac Pro Palette MAC Soft Brown MAC Bronze Becca Pearl Becca Champagne Pop Too Faced Mascara Sigma Beauty Limelight Bronzer Sigma Beauty Heavenly …

Winter Classic Makeup

Hi Loves, I created this gorgeous Winter Classic Makeup look on my friend Christine and thought I’d share a step by step makeup tutorial on how to recreate it. Starting with a gold shimmery eyeshadow, pairing it with a cutesy pink blush, and completing the look with a stunning red lip. This makeup look is just perfect for Winter! I hope you like it! If you recreate this makeup look, please feel free to tag me on Instagram @makeupbydebra #makeupbydebra All of the products that I used in this video are listed below. Happy New Year! Product List: MAC Wipes MAC …

New Year’s Eve Makeup

Hi Loves, I hope everyone is having a happy holiday season so far. I thought I’d create a festive New Year’s Eve Makeup look that is a bit smokey with a champagne pink twist to give the eye a pop! Recently, I purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made Palette and wanted to test it out. It was absolutely perfect for this makeup look! Of course I wanted the lashes very glam, so I coated them with Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and then added beautiful falsies by Ardell. To make this look radiant and glowing, I used the MAC …

Neutral Eye Berry Lip

Neutral Eye Berry Lip Hi Loves, I recently did makeup for an editorial fashion photoshoot. The makeup consisted of a neutral eye with a berry lip for a pop of color. I posted a little snippet of the video on my Instagram: makeupbydebra ♥ Here is the completed video… it’s a makeup tutorial and behind the scenes in one. I hope you like it! Credits: Makeup by Me – Debra Johnson @makeupbydebra Model – Jasmine Fuelberth @jazzfuelberth with it Model Management @itmodelmanagement Photographer on Set – Tara Ziemba @taraziemba Stylists – Rachel Dickens with OC Style Report @ocstylereport and Rebecca …

Holiday Party Makeup Tutorial

Hi Loves, I created a gorgeous makeup look for my friend Susie. I hope you love this Holiday Party Makeup Tutorial! All of the products I used for this look are listed below. MAC Wipes MAC Soft Brown and Texture Eyeshadows MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 266 Small Angle Brush MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush Lorac Pro Palette Urban Decay Naked2 MAC Fix + Sigma Beauty Gilded Loose Shimmer MAC Vanilla Pigment MAC Fluidline Blacktrack MAC Studio Moisture Fix Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation MAC 190 Foundation Brush MAC 129 Short Handled Brush MAC 116 Blush Brush …

November Favorites 2015

November Favorites 2015 Hi Loves, I thought I’d share some new products that I recently purchased, which have quickly become some of my favorites! I’ve listed all of the products below. Here’s a little video I created: Sephora Cream Lip Stain (From left to right) Marvelous Mauve Cherry Blossom Infinite Rose Always Red Pink Souffle Strawberry Kissed Whipped Blush – This is the lipstick I’m wearing in the video! ♥ Blackberry Sorbet Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Palette Champagne Glow Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pearl Pressed Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Champagne Pop Pressed Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Blushed …

Boho Chic Karlie Kloss Inspired Photoshoot

Hi Loves, I worked with my beautiful friend and model Merissa Pence during this Boho Chic Karlie Kloss inspired photoshoot. It was so much fun, I thought I’d share a little behind the scenes video! A few key makeup products: MAC Studio Moisture Fix Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Eye Shadow Palette Too Faced Milk Chocolate Bronzer Bobbi Brown Artist Palette For Lips Bobbi Brown Individual Lipstick Shades: Pale Pink, Razzberry, Crushed Plum The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer MAC Fix + MAC Studio Moisture Fix Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder Sigma Beauty Modesty and Heavenly Blush …

Holiday Glam Rock Chic

Hi Loves, I had a fabulous time creating this Holiday Glam Rock Chic makeup look on recording artist Haley Horsager. I hope you like the tutorial! All of the products I used are listed down below. Product List: MAC Wipes Bobbi Brown BBU Palette MAC Vanilla and Texture Eyeshadows MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 266 Small Angle Brush MAC 239 Eye Shading Brush MAC 190 Foundation Brush MAC 129 Short Handled Brush MAC 168 Large Angled Contour Brush MAC 109 Small Contour Brush MAC 219 Pencil Brush MAC 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush Urban Decay …

What’s In My Kit

Hi Loves, I was cleaning out and restocking my kit before a wedding that I was doing the makeup for and thought I’d show you some of the items I have in my professional makeup kit. Here’s a little video of what’s in my kit: These are some of the items I talked about: MAC Studio Moisture Fix MAC Fix+ Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Evian Facial Spray Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler MAC Brush Cleanser Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets Beauty Blender Pro Sponge MAC Luxury Powder Puff Face Atelier Pro Ultra Foundation Face Atelier Ultra Pressed Powder Face Atelier Ultra Camouflage …

Fall Makeup – California Style

Hi Loves, I recently had an opportunity to do makeup for a fashion swimwear shoot. It’s been about 90 degrees here in California, so the wardrobe consisted of swimsuits paired with cozy wraps and tops. The first Fall Makeup look I created started out pretty natural to go with the first few outfits. Then I bumped up the makeup, adding a darker plum lip, eye liner, and a gold highlighter for that goddess glow type of look. Here’s is the Fall Makeup – California Style Behind the Scenes video: Product List: MAC Vanilla and Woodwinked Eyeshadows ColourPop Get Lucky Super Shock …

Channel Trailer

Hi Loves! As some of you may know, I have been working on launching my YouTube Makeup Channel. It’s finally here, my very first video – Channel Trailer! It’s taken me some time to learn the tech side of things – camera, lighting, editing software, etc. I’ve had so much fun throughout the process and look forward to producing more videos for my Youtube Makeup Channel. I hope you like it! Please feel free to leave your comments on YouTube below the video and SUBSCRIBE. ♥ As always, thank you so much for reading! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, …

Makeup For A Shift In The Seasons

Hi Loves, I had the opportunity to do makeup for an editorial shoot with a local magazine. The wardrobe consisted of lightweight layers and fall outerwear. There were a few different makeup looks that I created for this shoot. My favorite was the second look, where I used gold, bronze, and brown eyeshadows paired with a pretty berry lipstick. I added a bronzer to the model’s face to warm up the look and used a gold highlighter on top of the cheekbones to bring light to the face. I slightly filled in the brows, but kept them more on the …

Summer Makeup

Hi Loves! I’m sure some of you have already seen a few pics I posted on social media of my latest shoot with Newport Beach Magazine for their June/July “Best of Beaches” Issue. The shoot was held on the gorgeous grounds of the Montage in Laguna Beach overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The day started out a bit foggy, but the sun did eventually shine! The theme of the shoot was all about resort wear…with bright hues and bold patterns, paired with the perfect Summer makeup! Let’s get right into my favorite part…the makeup! For this shoot it was all about …

Ethereal Makeup

Hi Loves! Recently, I had the opportunity to do makeup on a really fun shoot with photographer Sarah Park and model Megan McDermott! The theme of this photoshoot was wrapped around the wardrobe, which consisted of beautiful tulle flowing skirts by Space 46 and accessorized with one of a kind head pieces by Creature of Habit. The makeup for this look was to be fresh and somewhat ethereal. ♥ For this ethereal makeup look, I started Megan’s makeup by priming her lids with a makeup base. Next, I dusted a golden shade of eyeshadow to the lids and under the eye. …

Bobbi Brown Artist Palette For Lips

Hi Loves! As most of you know, I’m a Makeup Artist and am totally beyond obsessed with makeup. Yes, of course I like shoes, handbags, clothes, etc… but not near to the extent that I love makeup! Let just say I’m like a kid in a candy store when I shop online or visit makeup stores. Recently, I ran across the Bobbi Brown Artist Palette for Lips on their website and had to have it! I ordered it on Wednesday, paid for express shipping, and finally received it this afternoon at my door step. I must have checked my front …

Bronzed Beauty

Hi Loves! I know it’s been like forever since I wrote a post! The life of a Makeup Artist… on set doing makeup for beauty campaigns, fashion lookbooks, commercials, private makeup lessons, makeup for weddings, etc. You get the idea… ♥ By now I’m sure you have seen some social media buzz from a recent beach shoot I worked on. I thought I’d share with you how I created this beautiful bronzed beauty makeup look for gorgeous model Fallon Baker! I started creating this makeup look by prepping the eyes with a shadow base. You can use your foundation or an …

Taylor Swift Blank Space Makeup

Hi Loves, I’ve had so many requests lately to recreate the Taylor Swift Blank Space makeup look. I’m sure you’ve seen the video by now, if not… click here. ♥ Taylor’s makeup in the Blank Space video is “magic, madness, heaven, sin” …just like the lyrics to her song! There are several variations to the eyeshadows in this video if you look closely; simple smokey to dramatic smokey, with a slight color change. Indoor and outdoor lighting also play a role in the makeup looks. Her staple winged liner and red lips, for the most part, remain the same. For specific …

Holiday Beauty Gift Guide

Hi Loves! Here is my Holiday Beauty Gift Guide for gifts to give and request this season! ♥ (Click the link or image for more info) MAC “Keepsakes Plum Eyes” is a beautiful eyeshadow palette that has eight gorgeous purple shades in your favorite finishes, including frost, veluxe, pearl, luster, matte and satin! The shades are: Sensibility, Plum Grand, Taupeless, Magic Moor, Subtly Elegant, Fashion Beat, Nocturnelle, and Shadowy Lady. The palette also includes a double-ended applicator complete with a 213 Fluff Brush and 266 Small Angle Brush. Give your look the royal treatment!   Dior “Backstage Brush Set” features tools created with …

Fall Softly Collection

Hi Loves! I’ve been so busy beautifying the world, I figured I should take a breather and share with you the newest Sigma Beauty Fall Softly Collection. I must say, its absolutely gorgeous! ♥ First, let’s chat about the Fall Softly Collection Eye Shadow Palette. It comes with 12 shades bringing forth a new shift on traditional fall hues. The other day I created a really pretty soft smokey eye using the colors Kissing Cousin (lid), Keen On You (crease), and Go Deep (corner). For green eyes, I love using the purple shade called Elderberry, to really make the eye pop! …

Beautiful Wedding Makeup Look

I loved creating this beautiful wedding makeup look on Olivia! It’s so soft and elegant, perfect for a day wedding! Love this look as much as I do? Read on how to get it! How to create this Beautiful Wedding Makeup Look: 1) As always, I like to start by prepping the eye for shadow. 2) I then swept the Goddess Glow Highlight Duo by Sigma Beauty on the lid using the shimmery color on the inside corner of the eye and the matte peachy color on the rest. Then I carved in a matte brown shadow called Espresso by Mac …

Lorac Pro Eye Shadow

Hi Loves! Have you seen the Lorac Pro Eye Shadow Palettes? They are gorgeous and of course, as a Professional Makeup Artist, I had to purchase both of them. ♥ The original Lorac Pro Eye Shadow Palette comes in a black palette. It contains 8 matte shadows and 8 shimmer shadows. Each Lorac Pro Eye Shadow is velvety smooth and very pigmented. You can use these shadows either wet or dry. It’s really hard to pick my favorite shades from this palette, I seriously love them all! How to wear the Lorac Pro Eye Shadow Palette: For a basic day time …