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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Orange Lipstick

Hi Loves! We’ve all seen it on the red carpet, fashion runways, magazines, celebrity outings, etc. The orange lipstick trend is sooo very hot this year, especially now for Summer! 😉 Pair this beautiful makeup look (that I created for model Jenya, below) with a white top, floral dress, or swim suit. A pretty shade of orange lipstick is perfect for a day at the beach or a night on the town! Here’s how to get the look: 1) Apply primer to the eyes to make eyeshadow last longer. Try using the Tom Ford Eye Primer Duo, a unique blend of powder and …

The No Makeup Makeup Look

Hi Loves! Let’s talk about the no makeup makeup look! This look is very on-trend right now, especially since it’s getting a little warmer out. I had such a fun time creating this makeup look for gorgeous model/actress Brittaney (photo below) during a photoshoot and thought I’d share it with you. This look is just perfect for a summer day at the beach or pool! 😉 Here’s how to get this flawless no makeup makeup look (photo below): 1) Start by prepping the eye with a base like the Eye Priming Perfector from Becca. This eye primer creates an invisible canvas …

Beautiful Bridal Makeup For Your Wedding Day

Hi Loves, Are you getting married and searching for the most gorgeous makeup look for your wedding day? I had a fabulous opportunity to do makeup in Los Angeles to create a beautiful bridal makeup look and wanted to share it with you! (photos below) Here is a step by step makeup tutorial on how to recreate this wedding day makeup look for brides to be! If you have been following my makeup blog for a while, you know the very first step I like to do for a makeup application is prep the eye. Start by applying an eyeshadow makeup base …

How To Achieve A Fresh Faced Makeup Look

Hi Everyone! I had the pleasure of doing makeup for lovely model Lyssa during a photoshoot recently. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to explain how you can achieve this fresh faced makeup look (photo below). This makeup look focuses on creating flawless skin while incorporating a pop of color which is totally wearable every day. Start by prepping the eye lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. These come in several shades. For this look, I chose the basic one that does not have shimmer. Sweep the lightest shade from the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette from NARS …

Get the Look: Model & Actress Aubrey Evans

Hi loves, As always, I love doing makeup for the lovely model and actress Aubrey Evans. Not only is she totally gorgeous, but she’s also really fun to work with too! ♥ Recently, I worked with her on another photoshoot and had to share this beautiful makeup look. This look focuses on highlighting and contouring the cheekbones and really defining the brow. Here’s how to get the look: Prep the eye lid with a primer to make sure eyeshadow stays put. You can use a foundation, paint pot, or an eyeshadow primer like the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. Carve a medium …

Get the Look: Sun-kissed

Hi loves, It was so fabulous doing makeup for this gorgeous Russian model Dana for a recent photoshoot. I just loved the photos from photographer Dondee Quincena and had to share with you step-by-step on how to achieve this beautiful fresh look. (Photos below) This makeup look is so stunning for Spring and also Summer too! Want to test it out? Here’s how to get the look: Sun-kissed! As always, apply a base to the eyelid. This will ensure the eyeshadow will stay put. Try using Tarte’s Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-hr Smoothing Eye Primer. Sweep a nude color shadow …

Lucky In Love With Green

Hi loves! Going out for St. Patty’s Day … or just looking for a pop of color to add to your makeup routine? Try recreating this beauty look I did on model Devon (below) that has a hint of green on the lids and peachy pinks to the cheeks and lips. I’ve written a quick green eyeshadow tutorial below. This look is sooo gorgeous! Here’s how to recreate the this look: Use a primer on the lids to help eyeshadow stay on. Try using Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer from The Balm. This primer contains light reflecting properties that …

All Dolled Up!

Have a hot date, going out with the girls, or just want to try something new? Get all dolled up with this gorgeous makeup look I created on lovely model Sydney Lee! Here’s how to get the look… Start by priming the eye so that the makeup stays put. The eyeshadows I used for this look were all MAC. Sweep a gold shadow on the lid (Woodwinked), a mid tone brown in the crease (Espresso), darker brown in the corner and under the eye (Brun), and a dust of highlight under the brow (Shroom). You can find similar shades in the Urban Decay …

Valentine’s Day …Go Glam!

You have the perfect dress, shoes, and bag for Valentine’s Day …so why not complete your stylish evening look with a sultry makeup that has hints of shimmering gold, bronze, and a pop of red! Whether you are going out with friends or have a hot date, go glam with this Valentine’s Day makeup! This makeup look I did on Amanda (photo below) would be absolutely perfect for your night out on the town! Here’s how to recreate it: Apply an eyeshadow base to the eye lids all the way up to the brow. Try using Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer …

Katy’s Roaring Red Carpet Makeup Look

I’m in love with Katy Perry’s red carpet makeup look for the Grammy’s! Did you see it? It’s a clean beauty makeup look with a gorgeous pink lip. So pretty! Here’s how to get the look! Start by applying a paint pot base to the lid of the eye, up to the crease. Try the shade Soft Ochre by MAC cosmetics. This will help your eyeshadow stay put all day and night! Sweep a light brown eye shadow on the lid. Carve a deeper tone brown into the crease and under the lower lash line. Add a gold dusting right …

Adelaide Kane …Just Gorgeous!

I was reviewing all of the media photos from The 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards and ran across actress Adelaide Kane from MTV’s Teen Wolf. Her makeup is just stunning! Here is how to get her gorgeous makeup look! Prep the skin with moisturizer and primer. Try using the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer-Hydrating …especially if your skin is dry during these winter months. For the eye, add a vanilla shade to the brow bone, use a deep peach for the lid, and carve a nice warm brown into the crease. Apply 2 coats of mascara to add dimension to the lashes. …

Get Kendall Jenner’s AMAs Look!

Did you see Kendall Jenner’s makeup look on the red carpet for the AMAs? It’s so flawless and classic, love it! Here’s how to get Kendall Jenner’s makeup look: 1) Prime the eyelid with a good primer. Try the Eyeshadow Primer Potion by Urban Decay. This will ensure that your eyeshadow stays in place all day and night! 2) Place a soft vanilla color all over the eyelid all the way to the brow bone. 3) Carve a warm brown tone into the crease. Try using a shade like Soft Brown by MAC. 4) In the outer corner of the lid, apply …

Jennifer Lawrence Bold and Beautiful Lips

I recently ran across the latest Harper’s Bazaar UK edition and absolutely fell in love with the bold lip that Jennifer Lawrence was wearing on the cover. It’s just gorgeous! Want to recreate this lip? Here’s how… Before you start, line the outer edge of the lips with a colorless pencil like the Lip Line Perfector by Make Up For Ever. This will prevent the lipstick from feathering outward. Apply a lip liner to shape the lips. Look for a shade like Burgundy by MAC. Choose a beautiful deep plum lipstick like MAC’s Lush Life and Chanel’s Rouge Allure Intense Longwear Lip Colour – Envoutante. …

Red Done Right!

As a full-time professional Makeup Artist, I’m always interested in what celebrities are wearing. I ran across this photo of gorgeous Miranda Kerr and said to myself, “This is red lipstick done right!” Just perfect… red lipstick with red dress! Love it! To get Miranda’s lip, apply Lip Primer Potion by Urban Decay. This is an invisible primer that lays a silky foundation for your favorite lipstick. For that perfect classic and sexy red,  try Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick in Red Brick. This is a great shade to use for every season! Enjoy your fab new red lip! ♥ …

The Perfect Pout

How to get a perfect pout! Working as a Professional Makeup Artist in Orange County, I’ve had some incredible opportunities to work with a vast majority of talent. I absolutely loved working with Playboy Model Aubrey Evans and Photographer Joshua Escueta from BLKGLD! To get Aubrey’s “Perfect Pout”, start off by priming the lips with Prep + Prime Lip from MAC Cosmetics. Line lips with a nude liner; try using Tonga Lip Liner Pencil by NARS. Use a lightweight lipstick, such as Hydrating Creme Lip Colour in Rouge Coco by Chanel. Enjoy your Perfect Pout! (Photo was taken at Forever Asbury in Long Beach, …