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 …

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. …

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 …

Pink Champagne Makeup Tutorial

Hi Loves, I finally got a chance to sit down and film this Pink Champagne Makeup Tutorial for you. I hope you like this look! ♥ For this look I used a mixture of MAC and Anastasia eyeshadows. I wanted the focus to be on the eyes so I used a shimmer shadow for the lid. First I applied MAC Bamboo in the crease. Then on top of that shade I applied Soft Brown. For the corner to give added definition, I used the shade Embark. Then for the lid, I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Pink Champagne. This eyeshadow is …

August Favorites 2016

August Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I know I’m super behind on posting my August Favorites 2016 blog and video. Better late than never! As most of you know, I’m a working makeup artist. I recently did makeup for a magazine editorial photoshoot, clothing line lookbook, and clothing catalogs. One of my client’s is a blogger and wanted her makeup done for photos for her blog. It’s been fun! These are my August Favorites 2016! Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Love Glow – I used this blush during my recent video with my friend Alanna who’s an …

July Favorites 2016

July Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, I filmed a quick video sharing my makeup favorites that I’ve been using a lot during the month of July. These products I have used personally and also on set for work. I hope you end up liking these makeup products as much as I do! ♥ Smashbox Full Exposure Palette – This palette has beautiful universal neutral shades. Great for creating both day and evening looks. I used these eyeshadows in my Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial. Take a look at the pretty look I created. Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes – I recently used this …

Summer Chic Makeup Tutorial

Summer Chic Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, As some of you know, I’m a pro makeup artist. Even after 10 years, I still love seeing my work get published. I decided to film a tutorial and recreate a makeup look that I did on a model for a photoshoot. I hope you like this Summer Chic makeup tutorial! Products used for this look: Laura Mercier Translucent Powder Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Limited Edition – Stark, Steady, Zone MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 239 Shader Brush MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler MAC …

Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial

Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, I created this Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial; this makeup look is fun and simple! I received these makeup brushes compliments of Tweezerman as part of the PreenMe VIP Program and thought I’d test them out. For the eyes I used the Smashbox Full Exposure Mini Palette that I bought at Sephora, it’s so cute! I lightly contoured my cheekbones, added blush, and a highlighter. Then for lips I used a bright Jouer lipstick. This makeup look is totally wearable for daytime. I hope you like Fresh Daytime Makeup Tutorial! Here are the products I …

Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial

Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, I went to Sephora and bought the new Anastasia Beverly hills Modern Renaissance Palette. It’s beyond gorgeous with pretty vibrant eyeshadow colors. This palette is light lavender on the outside and feels like velvet. I used the shades Burnt Orange, Antique Bronze, Love Letter, Venetian Red, and Vermeer. I included contouring and highlighting in this makeup tutorial. For the lips I used a bright magenta lipstick by MAC. I hope you like my Modern Renaissance Makeup Tutorial! ♥ Products used for this look: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 239 …

One Brand Makeup Tutorial MAC

One Brand Makeup Tutorial MAC Hi Loves, As a makeup artist, I love doing makeup on others. I’ve had a lot of requests to do a makeup on myself and film a makeup tutorial. Since I used to work for MAC, I thought it would be fitting for my first One Brand Makeup Tutorial to be with MAC products. I hope you like this look I’ve created! Product List Bamboo Eyeshadow Blackberry and After Dusk Eyeshadows – From the Cool Neutral Times 15 Palette Nylon Eyeshadow as a highlight Haute & Naughty Lash Studio Moisture Fix Studio Sculpt Foundation NC15 Emphasize Pro …

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 …

Sunburst Makeup Look

Sunburst Makeup Look Hi Loves, I created this pretty Sunburst Makeup Look on my friend Courtney to make her hazel green eyes pop! To create this look, I used the shade Gash from the Urban Decay Vice LTD Reloaded palette and placed this color right on her lid. To warm up the crease, I used the eyeshadows Texture and Rule by MAC. I highlighted her brow bone, inner corner of the eyes, and cheek bones with Mary Lou Manizer by The Balm. This is such a gorgeous highlighter! To get glowing skin, I mixed a few drops of The Glow …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Simple Makeup Look

Hi Loves, I created a simple makeup look on my friend Sana using mostly neutral shades from my MAC eyeshadow palette. For the cheeks, I lightly contoured and highlighted with a few new brushes I got at IMATS from the Sigma Beauty booth. To complete the look, I used a mixture of Bobbi Brown and Sephora mauve lipsticks. I hope you find this look easy to recreate. If you do, please tag me on Instagram: makeupbydebra Product List: MAC Wipes Laura Mercier Translucent Powder MAC Vanilla MAC Texture MAC Jest MAC Espresso MAC Brun MAC Blacktrack MAC Haute & Naughty …

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 …

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, …

Summer Makeup

Hi Loves! I’m sure some of you have already seen a few pics I posted on social media of my latest shoot with Newport Beach Magazine for their June/July “Best of Beaches” Issue. The shoot was held on the gorgeous grounds of the Montage in Laguna Beach overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The day started out a bit foggy, but the sun did eventually shine! The theme of the shoot was all about resort wear…with bright hues and bold patterns, paired with the perfect Summer makeup! Let’s get right into my favorite part…the makeup! For this shoot it was all about …

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. …