Beach Day Makeup

Hi Loves, I filmed this Beach Day Makeup Tutorial before Summer and finally had a bit of time to edit! Better late than never I suppose. My friend Sandy came over and I created this simple makeup look for the beach or the pool. This look is light and wearable, perfect for the hot Summer weather! I wanted to keep the foundation natural and light looking, so I used Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation. I love it because it looks like real skin when applied. To warm up Sandy’s face, I used the Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer …

Peach Makeup Look

Peach Makeup Look Hi Loves, As most of you know, I’m a makeup artist in Orange County, California. On my days off, I like to film makeup looks for my YouTube channel “Makeup By Debra”. I wanted to create a pretty peach makeup look and film it. I thought this look would be perfect for Summer. I used one coat of foundation since I really wanted something light weight for the hot Summer months. Using the Chloe Morello Ciate London palette, I created this simple peachy eye and paired it with a bright lip. For highlight, I used this gorgeous …

Makeup For Your Wedding

Makeup For Your Wedding Hi Loves! It’s one of my favorite times of the year… wedding season! Congrats to all of the brides-to-be! ♥ You’ve spent countless hours choosing your dress, florist, wedding site, caterer, photographer, hairstylist… and now you are wondering what to do with your makeup! Here are a few reasons why to hire a makeup artist for your wedding. All eyes will be on you, the bride! A professional makeup artist will create the perfect look for your wedding day. Makeup artists have a trained eye and will be able to select beautiful colors that will suit you. …

Jouer Haul

Hi Loves, I had a few minutes to film a makeup haul for you before heading out to do makeup for a photoshoot. Jouer (zhew-ey) means “to play” in French. This brand is all about beauty and style, keeping makeup fun and simple. In my Jouer Haul, I talk about products that I received such as lipsticks, highlighters, and foundations. As soon as I opened the box, I tried on the Essential Lip Enhancer and the Hydrating Lipstick in the shade Whitney (such a pretty color)! My lips felt really moisturized. I love the fact that you can connect all …

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial

Rose Gold Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, My friend April came over the other day and I created this pretty makeup look to include rose and gold eyeshadows from the Buxom Dolly’s Wild Side Eyeshadow Palette. I paired the look with a pink blush from Sigma Beauty called Modesty. For the lips, I decided to use a lavender shade from Urban Decay called Bittersweet. I tested out the Sigma Beauty Clean Cut Brow Pencil and Duo Brow Powder in the shade Light. They were really nice to work with! To complete the look, I added Ardell Wispies Lashes. These lashes are inexpensive and …

The Glow Enhancer Tips & Demo

The Glow Enhancer Tips & Demo Hi Loves, I attended IMATS LA a few months ago and preordered The Glow Enhancer by Elcie Cosmetics. I just received this beauty oil in the mail and wanted to share some tips with you on how to get beautiful glowy skin by using this beauty oil. Elcie Cosmetics was created by a makeup artist, Makeup By Lilit (on social media). I chatted with her a little bit while I was at the booth and found out she attended the same makeup school as I did. MUD alums unite! The Glow Enhancer is a …

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 …

Natural Beauty Makeup Look

Natural Beauty Makeup Look Hi Loves, I recently worked with model Sabrina with IT Model Management and filmed a step by step makeup tutorial on how to achieve this natural beauty makeup look. This makeup look is so pretty and Victoria’s Secret inspired. 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 …

Highlighting Demo & Tips

Highlighting Demo & Tips Hi Loves, I put together this little video showing you how I highlight my face using several makeup products and brushes. I hope this highlighting Highlighting Demo & Tips help! Product List: MAC Shaping Powder Pro Palette in the shade Emphasize Sigma Tapered Highlighter Brush F35 MAC Nylon Eyeshadow MAC Tapered Blending Brush 224 Beauty Blender Pro MAC Lightscapade Urban Decay Naked Illuminated in the shade Luminous Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in the shade Beige Becca Pearl Cream Highlighter Becca Pearl Powder Highlighter MAC 184 Sigma Tapered Blending Brush E40 Sigma High Cheekbone Highlighter F03 MAC Short Duo …

Valentines Day Makeup

Valentines Day Makeup Hi Loves, I created this pretty Valentine’s Day Makeup look on my friend Cierra. The eyeshadows are matte and then I added a bit of glitter on the inside corner of the eyes to make them pop. This step is optional if you prefer not to wear glitter. I paired the look with a pink blush and pink lipgloss. Here is a step by step makeup tutorial on this makeup look. I really hope you like it! ♥ Product List MAC Wipes NARS Sheer Glow for eyeshadow base MAC 190 Foundation Brush Beauty Blender Pro Laura Mercier Translucent Powder …

January Favorites 2016

January Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I thought I’d share my January Favorites 2016 with you! I created a little video chatting about my makeup favorites. These items I’ve been wearing all month and I’ve been loving them. I hope you like this video! ♥ Products that I mentioned in this video: Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette – An eyeshadow palette with 5 perfect matte nudes. This palette is great for subtle or dramatic makeup looks! These eyeshadows have a velvety texture and are rich in pigment. The website states that these eyeshadows are designed for your eyes, but capable of so …

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 …

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 …

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 …

February 2014 Class – Beauty Tips & Makeup Tricks

Want to learn the latest beauty tips and makeup tricks? Join me at my next makeup class! DATE: Saturday, February 8th TIME: 3-4:30pm PLACE: Norman P. Murray Community Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA (949.470.3062) During this class, there will be makeup application demonstrations as well as a raffle to enter to win makeup goodies! To sign up online for this class, please visit: www.cityofmissionviejo.org and click on Register. Enter course #3378. Hope to see you there! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

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. …

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 …

Interview In ALTER Magazine

I’m so excited & honored that I was selected as Orange County’s Featured Makeup Artist in ALTER Magazine! They asked me so many great questions. Here is the full interview: Debra Johnson for ALTER Magazine Okay let’s get some basic questions out of the way; how did you get started with makeup artistry and hairstyling?  I was working in the corporate world and needed a change. I’ve always been obsessed with makeup, even as a kid. I decided to follow my passion of makeup and attend the Fashion Makeup Artistry Program at Makeup Designory (MUD) in Burbank. From there I worked …

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! ♥ …

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!

Q&A – False Lashes

I tend to receive a lot of inquiries regarding makeup. The latest question is: Q: What are the best brand of false lashes for performances and how to apply them? A: There are so many great false lashes available. I enjoy using Ardell, which can be purchased at your local drug store and E.L.F from Target. Lashes from Shu Uemura, Inglot, and MAC Cosmetics are also favorites of mine. Here is a step by step on how to properly apply false lashes: Gently remove lashes from their original container. Be sure not to break or bend. Size lashes to length of eye …

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!

Get Frida Gustavsson Gorgeous!

While browsing the Nini Ricci collection, I fell in love with model, Frida Gustavsson’s makeup look. Want to get this beautiful look? Read on… Prep face with moisturizer. Try Hydra Beauty Creme from Chanel. Apply an eye base to enhance eyeshadow. Use a smokey grey eyeshadow on the lid. For the brow bone, highlight with a light creme eyeshadow. To enhance the eye, place a small amount of grey eyeshadow under the eye. Use a soft peach blush and apply right to the apples of the cheeks. Make sure to blend. Apply a high definition foundation such as Make Up …