*Blush*

As a Makeup Artist in Orange County, California, I’m always up-to-date on the latest fashion makeup trends. This “Feminine Flush” has been seen lately on the runway for Valentino Spring 2013 and numerous fashion magazines such as this Jimmy Choo advertisement in W Magazine. Want to get this fab simple and beautiful *Blush* look? Read on… Apply a light-weight foundation; try Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating. For a fresh matte finish, set with loose powder; try Shu Uemura’s Translucent Matte Loose Powder. Add soft pink blush to the apples of cheeks; try NARS Oasis – Sparkling Pink Champagne. …

MAKEUP CLASSES – SATURDAY JANUARY 12th

Hi Everyone! I am offering two makeup classes Saturday January 12th through the City of Mission Viejo at the P Murray Community Center. 1) Makeup 101 with Debra Johnson 2:30 – 4pm I will teach you basic skin care, proper placement, technique, and colors that will best suit you for a fresh new makeup look this season. Bring your favorite foundation, brushes, mirror, and makeup bag for assessment. You will leave this class feeling confident and you’ll look your best every day. You will have fun creating a new look and have the opportunity to win fabulous makeup prizes! Sign …

Fab Holiday Gift!

Dare to shop on Black Friday? Here is a must have gift to add to your holiday shopping list. Get the M∙A∙C Primped Out Eye Look Bag in Decadently Pink for a fab holiday gift! Beautiful eyeshadows Radical Pink and Shadowy Lady work for all skin types. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeaux is great for accentuating the lash line. Black Opulash mascara will give length to any lash. The 275SE Medium Angled Shading Brush is amazing to perfect that smokey eye. It comes in a cute leopard print M∙A∙C Holiday bag too! Happy shopping! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, …

Makeup Look – Bérénice Marlohe

Want to achieve that sultry makeup look just like Bérénice Marlohe of Skyfall? Start by applying an eyeshadow base all over the eye. Add a soft peachy color to lid. Highlight with a soft vanilla on the brow bone. Carve in a soft brown eyeshadow into the crease. Add a dark brown to corner of eye. Line top and bottom of eyes with liquid liner; try Blacktrack by MAC. Coat lashes twice with a jet black mascara. Apply a soft peach to cheeks; try Orgasm by NARS. Choose a nude lipstick like Myth by MAC. Line lips with a neutral liner. …

How To Apply False Lashes

Want those gorgeous long lashes, but don’t know how to apply them? Read on for tips and tricks! (Karl Lagerfeld lashes for shu uemura) Here’s how to apply false lashes! Gently remove lashes from their original container. Be sure not to break or bend. Size lashes to length of eye and cut remainder off from outside of lash. Bend lashes to the shape of your eye. Apply minimal glue to lash base. Wait a few seconds for the glue to become tacky for easier application. Apply lashes starting from the outside corner and gently press into the inside corner of …

Go Taylor Swift Red!

Go Taylor Swift Red! Want to perfect that red lip just like Taylor Swift? Start by lining lips with Passion 315 COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipliner and then fill in completely. Apply COVERGIRL LipPerfection Lipcolor in Hot 305. Blot lips lightly to seal in the color. Add a dab of MAC Pro Longwear Gloss to the middle of the bottom and top lip for a little shine. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Thumbtack Spotlight Featured Makeup Artist

I am honored to be a Featured Makeup Artist on Thumbtack! Getting that Astonishing Look – Thumbtack Spotlight Featured Makeup Artist My goal as a Makeup Artist is to be creative, achieve the best possible look that I can, and make each person feel great inside and out. It is an extremely rewarding career as a Makeup Artist, assisting someone to feel good about themselves and smile when they look in the mirror. Debra Johnson is a professional makeup artist who has an extensive makeup artistry experience. She has worked for MAC Cosmetics and Shu Uemura, a luxury makeup and …

Rachel Zoe for Exude

Style Icon Rachel Zoe is the Brand Ambassador for Exude Lipstick! Exude is a brand new line of lipsticks and glosses with an easy no mess application. The brand markets it as “a lipstick for the 21st century woman”. In addition to the brilliant applicator, Exude offers gorgeous shades for everyone. For fall, I recommend “Cranberry” Lip Creme paired with “Crimson” Lip Gloss. As Rachel Zoe would say, “it’s bananas”! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Gorgeous eyes with Dolce & Gabbana!

Have you updated your makeup look for fall? Take a look at the Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quads. I just love “Champagne”,  with soft plums and charcoal for that smokey evening look. For an everyday look, try the Smooth Eye Colour Quad in “Cocoa”. With their rich browns and peaches, you will sure to be in trend this fall! Finish your new eye makeup look with D&G’s “Secret Eyes” Mascara, to lengthen and define your lashes. Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Go Red!

As a professional makeup artist, I’m always sure to be up to date on the newest looks for the season. I’m so excited to share that the latest trend for fall is juicy red lips and shades of coordinating nail polish! Gucci expresses this look best in their Fall-Winter 2011-2012 campaign. Just gorgeous! To get this look, try using MAC Red lipstick paired with Good To Be Bad Sheen Supreme Lipstick. Use Essie “A List” polish to top off this glam look! Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO …

Prada Get’s Peachy

Prada goes peach for their new fall campaign! To get this look try using Nars duo cream eyeshadow in Summer Time, Silvana blush, and Honolulu Honey for lips! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Recreate this look – Leighton Meester!

Working as a Makeup Artist in Orange County, California, I’m always reading fashion magazines to check out the latest makeup, hair, and wardrobe trends. I ran across this great photo of Leighton Meester in the latest issue of Allure Magazine. I just absolutely loved the makeup and thought you would too! To recreate this makeup look, apply a soft beige shadow on the lid, try MAC Brule. In the crease apply MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow. On the corner and under the eye add a reddish brown shadow such as MAC Folie. Add several coats of a black lash plumping mascara …

Winter Skin

Winter Skin! Remember to wash your face in the morning and at night. Use a heavy moisturizer like MAC Studio Moisture Cream to keep your skin silky smooth. Exfoliate only once a week during the cold weather months. Don’t forget to use a foundation that has SPF. Even in the winter we need to protect our skin! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Jessica Alba-Gorgeous!

Jessica Alba Cover of Elle Magazine-Recreate this look! Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Liquid Powder: Mary Kay Mineralize Powder Lid: MAC Shroom, Brun, and Vanilla Shadows Blush: MAC Dame and Melba Lipliner: MAC Dervish Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam V Mascara: Ultimate by Mary Kay Brows: MAC Lingering Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!