BTS Fashion

Hi Loves, As you all know, I’m a makeup artist in Orange County, CA. I filmed this BTS Fashion video in December and finally got around to editing it today. I know it’s now May… a little late,  but better than never. Model Kelli Kickham and I have been planning on collaborating for years and I was so excited that we eventually got around to shooting! Lovely photographer Anna Buder was on set with us to take some amazing photos. I was doing the makeup and filming this video. Please note that hair was done by Madison Reeves, clothes are …

BTS Coachella Inspired Fashion Shoot

BTS Coachella Inspired Fashion Shoot Hi Loves, I recently did makeup for a Coachella Inspired Fashion Shoot with model Sabrina from IT Model Management and photographer Tara Ziemba. The makeup that I created was fresh and natural looking. I used a light peach eyeshadow from the Sigma Beauty Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette paired with a neutral brown shade to really make her blue eyes pop. For the cheeks, I chose a sophisticated blue-pink blush from MAC Cosmetics called Dame. To highlight Sabrina’s cheekbones, I applied a loose shimmer called Ravishing by Sigma Beauty using their High Cheekbone Highlighter Brush. This …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Jason Wahler

As a Makeup Artist that works in southern California, I just absolutely love doing on-location photoshoots because of the beautiful places I get to visit. The shoot with Jason Wahler (Laguna Beach, The Hills, Celebrity Rehab) and Naluda Magazine was held at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach. What a gorgeous location! For this blog post I thought I’d share some behind the scenes fun! My call time was 11am and I arrived slightly ahead of schedule to meet up with the team. We were escorted to a lavish hotel room so that we could set up before Jason arrived. …

Lifestyle Photoshoot: I woke up this gorgeous!

Hi Everyone! I had such a fabulous time on a recent lifestyle photoshoot doing makeup on lovely model Riley, who is with Vision modeling agency in Los Angeles. I wanted to share some behind the scenes pics I took with my iPhone, and the photos taken from San Diego based lifestyle and commercial photographer John Schell. Makeup prep was at Studio BLKGLD in downtown Long Beach. The first makeup look was fresh, clean, natural …. almost like I woke up this gorgeous! I used a lightweight foundation for the skin, placed vanilla eyeshadow on the lid and a light brown eyeshadow in the crease. I applied white eyeliner …

Behind the Scenes – Spring Floral Shoot

It’s always so fun to do makeup for a photoshoot! I thought I’d share a few “behind the scenes” spring floral photos with my readers and give an insight to a day in the life of a Professional Makeup Artist. This was a floral themed shoot for Spring. Think flowers in the hair, romantic and colorful clothing, champagnes and golds for the eyes and a nice pop of color for the lips. The team got together to discuss locations, clothing options, hair ideas, and specific makeup looks that would blend into an end result of absolutely stunning photos! Yes, it …

Behind the Scenes – PhaSHEN Inc. Photoshoot

I had a great opportunity to do makeup for PhaSHEN Inc. This was a behind the scenes photo I took during our shoot. The color theme for the shoot was gold & red. Products used: Eye shadows MAC Dark Edge, All That Glitters, Soft Brown, Vanilla Cheeks  NARS blush in Amour Lips MAC lipstick in Faux and lipgloss in Underage ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Me at work!

This is a little video of me doing what I love…makeup! Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Miss Irvine USA

  I had an amazing opportunity to do makeup on the lovely Miss Irvine USA – Tiara Smith, on Thursday, September 16th. The Fundraiser Fashion Show was held at Glitter Girl Clothing Boutique in Irvine. Proceeds went to Furnishing Hope. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!