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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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! …

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 …

Haute Collection Pro Brush Set

Hi Loves! I’ve been testing out this gorgeous Haute Collection Pro Brush Set by Jennifer Leong and wanted to share with you! Haute Collection is an online boutique operated in Canada, cruelty free, and has created theses pro makeup brushes with 100% synthetic Persian wool. What I love most about this Pro Makeup Brush Set is that the hair on each brush is so soft and gentle for my ultra sensitive skin. ♥ The Haute Collection Pro Brush Set includes 10 brushes which is perfect for any makeup application. There are 4 face brushes to include a 1) mini flat …

Golden Coast Palette

Hi Loves, I recently ran across the Arbonne Golden Coast Palette Set and it is so unbelievably gorgeous I just had to share! As a professional Makeup Artist, I’ve seen a lot of makeup and it really takes a lot for me to get excited about a product. This palette is incased with a beautiful design of orange and coral seashells. The inspiration of this set comes from the sun-kissed beauty of Australia’s breathtaking, beachy coastline. Inside the Golden Coast Palette Set, you will find an array of four gold-dusted eyeshadows, coral bronzer, eyeshadow brush, and a mirror inclosed with …

Mineral Lustre

As a professional Makeup Artist, I’m always excited to test out new products. So of course I couldn’t wait to open the box of samples that Mineral Lustre sent me the other day. I love snail mail! 😉 I instantly fell in love with the Eyeshadow Trio called Smokey Nan. You can easily create a smokey look with these three shades: white, silver, and dark blueish-grey. These shadows are so incredibly pigmented! You only need a tiny bit of product to really make the eye pop. These smokey eyeshadows are a loose mineral in its purest form. Mineral Lustre products are …

Standout Eyes Gel Liner

Hi Loves! Have you seen the new Sigma Beauty Standout Eyes Gel Liner Collection yet? These liners are beauties! ♥ The Standout Eyes Gel Liner Collection features six beautiful long-wearing colors. All gel liners are versatile, yet unique, and have intense pigment. These liners go on smooth and have a fluid-like finish. As a professional Makeup Artist, my favorite thing about these gel liners is that they are so opaque! Let’s chat about the colors! 😉 Wicked is such a cute name; it’s the blackest of black liners. This color is perfect to use for any makeup application. Liberally Toasted is a gorgeous …

Bahama Mama Bronzer

Bahama Mama matte bronzer is a makeup must have for Summer! As a Makeup Artist, I’ve been using this pretty bronzer called Bahama Mama from The Balm, for various makeup applications to include bridal makeup and editorial photoshoots. I used Bahama Mama over the weekend during a makeup application I did for my friend and long time client Anna, who was getting ready to compete in a bikini fitness competition. If you are on my Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen the photos posted. 😉 Bahama Mama is not only a bronzer, but it can be used for contouring or as an eyeshadow …

Peach Makeup Must Haves

Hi Everyone! As a Makeup Artist, I’m always testing out new products and looks. I’ve been totally obsessed with peaches this week and just had to share! ♥ My favorite peach makeup must haves are as follows: 1) Sigma Beauty Eye Shadow in the shade Grasp – This shade is a gorgeous papaya color from Sigma Beauty’s Individual Eye Shadow Collection. It has a pretty frost finish and blends just beautifully. This shadow is so rich in pigmentation and is paraben-free. Today I carved this color right into my crease. This shade is so versatile; you can use it on the …

Makeup Must Haves: Scoop of Sugar

Hi Loves, I ran across this cute line called Sugar (Sugar Brand) the other day and just had to share! Anyone who knows me well would agree that my two favorite things in life are makeup and sugar. 😉 So of course, I was totally excited to open my box of Sugar Brand goodies. ♥ Their packaging is totally adorbs (short for adorable) with a little wink girl logo in white and pink. Sugar Brand has an array of products to include mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, concealer, primer, lipstick, lipgloss, lip balm, cheek color, highlighting glow… you get my point. My …

A Natural Foundation You Can Stick With

Hi Everyone! As a professional Makeup Artist, I’m constantly testing out new makeup products. Recently, I ran across the newly reformulated Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick and let me tell you… it’s gorgeous! This new Skin Foundation Stick, as they call it, is available in 24 practical shades. This foundation blends beautifully, evens out skin tone, and provides a natural look. It is a long wearing formula, and the website states that it is great for all skin types. I love that this new formula has olive extracts and shea butter – perfect for moisturizing the skin. I recommend applying this …

Give Your Makeup A Sexy Boost

Hi Everyone! I was running some errands at the local drug store the other day and had to stop when I saw the cutest makeup packaging by Physicians Formula! They currently have 10 different lines: Mineral Wear, Eye Booster, Sexy Booster, Nude Wear, Bronzers, Organic Wear, Super BB, Shimmer Strips, Youthful Wear, and Super CC. My faves in particular are the Sexy Booster, Nude Wear, and the Shimmer Strips. The ultimate must have is Sexy Booster, which comes in gorgeous red and black packaging with a silver high heel shoe charm! Love it! ♥ They market this as “the 1st ever line of …

Look Radiant With Orchid

Hi loves! I attended The Makeup Show in LA this past weekend. For those that don’t know, The Makeup Show is one of the largest beauty events for professionals in the industry. While shopping and networking, I ran across a glass case of assorted makeup in gorgeous vibrant hues of fuchsia, pink, and purple. These colors were displayed along with a sign that read: “Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination.” Radiant Orchid is a must have color for your makeup bag! This color is …

Set Those Brows!

Hi loves! I have a few go-to products that I use whether I’m doing makeup professionally on set or just applying my own makeup. This one in particular that I wanted to share today is brow gel. It’s like hairspray for the brows…but better! This works great, especially if you have brow hairs that go in different directions. Even if your brows are perfect, you may have a day where an unruly brow needs a quick fix! I even use this product when the look I’m creating on a model is very high fashion…with the brow hairs standing straight up! …

The Perfect Foundation For A Radiant Glow!

As a Professional Makeup Artist, I’m always looking for the latest and greatest products. The other day I was teaching a 1 on 1 makeup lesson at my home. The client brought over a large box of makeup goodies of hers that she wanted to learn how to use – from skin care, to eyeshadows, pencils, concealers, foundations, primers, you name it, she had it! I was in makeup heaven! ♥ We started chatting about what she wanted to learn and products to test out. I began the lesson by showing the client proper placement of eyeshadows and blending technique. …

A Must Have For Beautiful Skin!

I recently posted on my Facebook page how I just absolutely love exfoliating my face…that perfectly smooth feeling my skin has afterward and the gorgeous glow! Ok so I’m a tad obsessed! 😉 Exfoliating also makes applying my makeup so much better too…think of it as a fresh canvas to create an artwork of beauty!

Fabulous Makeup Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

The holidays are here… time to shop till you drop! Here is a simple 2013 holiday gift guide of my makeup favorites. All of these makeup goodies are perfect for those that love all things beauty and makeup! Read on for fabulous makeup gift ideas! 1) Wondervision Lipgloss Set by Smashbox – Includes five luxe sheer lip glosses in shades of pink, red, raspberry, pearl, and rose. Gorgeous for all skin types!   2) LORAC Pro to Go Eye/Cheek Palette – OMG this palette has everything a girl could wish for! Contains 3 shimmer eyeshadows, 3 matte eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 1 …

Go Metallic For Fall

Metallics are the latest trend for eyeshadows this fall. You will see these sharp colors on runways, in magazines, and while shopping for the newest makeup collections. Here is a list of my metallic favorites… Arctic Zinc Instant Intense Eyeshadow Trio by Estee Lauder. Try using this palette for a super intense look. Rockstar, a medium metallic grey, by Bobbi Brown. This grey can be used for a soft day time look or paired with a black shadow for night. 3 Couleurs Smoky Black eyeshadow palette by Dior . Get that perfect catwalk smokey eye with these gorgeous shades. Moondust 3-D eyeshadow collection by …

Michael Kors Beauty Collection

As a professional Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert in Orange County, I’m always in search for new products to use. I recently ran across the new Michael Kors Beauty Collection. This line is just gorgeous! There are three beautiful lip lacquers in shades of Diva, Bombshell, and Dame. I just love Bombshell, which comes in a great shade of fuchsia, fabulous for summer and fall. This line includes three lip lusters called  Muse, Siren, Icon. Muse is beautiful for an everyday lip color. I’m in love with the bronze powders in Glow, Flush, and Beam. Try using Flush as a blush …

Tinted Moisturizer…Great For Summer!

Protecting your skin is essential, especially in the summer months. By using a tinted moisturizer with SPF you will protect your skin, provide an even texture, and create a luminous look. For a bright and natural glow, try using NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer-Broad Spectrum SPF 30. To add a highlight, use NARS Illuminator in either shade of Copacabana or Laguna. Apply to cheekbones, temples, and bridge of the nose. Enjoy a great summer glow while protecting your skin! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Chanel Ombres Matelassees

I fell in love with this new eyeshadow palette Chanel Ombres Matelassees Pearl River by Chanel. These gorgeous warm tones are just perfect for Spring! The soft powder texture is easily blendable for that perfect smokey eye. Tip: Try using the darkest eyeshadow as liner. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!