Esqido Lashes

Hi Loves, I received these gorgeous Esqido Lashes the other day and wanted to share them with you! Esqido Lashes is a well-known brand in the makeup industry. As a pro makeup artist, I’m always looking for the best products on the market to use on set and for my private clients. All the well-known models such as Adriana Lima, Gigi Hadid, Candice Swanepoel, and Karlie Kloss have been spotted wearing these beautiful lashes. Esqido Lashes are professional grade mink lashes. They are handcrafted from the softest and finest naturally shed mink hairs, which provide a natural look. The lash …

Smokey Eye 3 Lip Options

Smokey Eye 3 Lip Options Hi Loves, I created this smokey eye makeup tutorial and provided 3 different lip options. First I started this makeup look by applying the shade Bamboo by MAC Cosmetics. Next, I used the Smashbox Photo Matte Eyes Palette, starting with the wheat shade and carving that into the crease. Then I used desert and earthy to darken the eyes to make them more smokey looking. I coated my lashes several times with Haute & Naughty Lash and then added a few Ardell Individuals on each corner. To smoke out my under eye, I used two …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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. …

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 …

Top Ten Makeup Must Haves

Hi Loves! As you know, once in a while I randomly post “Ask Me Anything” (makeup related) on my social media pages. Sometimes I am able to answer these questions right on the spot; others I like to blog about. I received a great question from a fellow makeup artist and thought it would be really fun to answer it here! Q: What are your absolute top ten makeup must haves for your kit? A: This is a fabulous question! Each makeup artist has their favorites depending on what type of work they do. Here are my top ten makeup must …

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 …

Romantic Makeup For Spring and Summer

Hi Everyone! It’s runway time! 😉 I ran across this romantic makeup look (below) seen backstage at the Spring/Summer 2014 Alena Akhmadullina runway show and I’m in love. ♥ This makeup look is bold, yet romantic… with the eyes splashed in peach shadow and black mascara, brows defined, cheek bones highly accentuated with contour and blush, and the lips saturated with a crimson lipstick. Totally gorgeous! The products I would recommend for this romantic makeup look are: Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Palette – Warm Neutrals This is one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes. Try using the shades Cinnamon, Balanced, Cozy, Sugar Milk, and …

Ask Me Anything – Moisturizer, Foundation, Mascara

Hi loves, It’s always so fun writing these Q&A blog posts. I received some really great questions this week when I posted “Ask Me Anything” (makeup related of course) on my Facebook page and wanted to share them with you! Q: What is the best makeup and moisturizer for oily and acne prone skin in the summer? I do not need heavy coverage. A: I would opt for a lightweight moisturizer that sinks into the skin. Try using the 3-Step Skin Care system by Clinique; Skin Type 4: Oily. The clarifying lotion will help control shine and the moisturizer will maintain …

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 …

Behind the Scenes – Spring Floral Shoot

It’s always so fun to do makeup for a photoshoot! I thought I’d share a few “behind the scenes” spring floral photos with my readers and give an insight to a day in the life of a Professional Makeup Artist. This was a floral themed shoot for Spring. Think flowers in the hair, romantic and colorful clothing, champagnes and golds for the eyes and a nice pop of color for the lips. The team got together to discuss locations, clothing options, hair ideas, and specific makeup looks that would blend into an end result of absolutely stunning photos! Yes, it …

Fabulous Five Makeup Trends For Spring 2014

Want to know what makeup looks to wear this spring? Check out these fabulous five makeup trends from the runway Spring 2014! Michael Kors runway makeup look was all about berry kissable lips and bronzed skin for a beautiful glow. Lip Lacquer in Dame and bronzers called Sporty and Sexy were used from the Michael Kors Beauty Collection. Perfect for a day time look! Marc by Marc Jacobs goes bold with blue using Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Ice and Limited Edition Eye Color Bar palette for the eyes. The rest of the look is simple with clean skin and a touch …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lips & Lashes

I had the fabulous opportunity of working with Shannon Rose, Fashion Stylist for Ladera Ranch Magazine. Want to learn more about how to get these gorgeous lips & lashes? As for a nude lip, I really love MAC’s Sheen Supreme Lipsticks. Try the color “Supremely Confident“, and pair with “Subculture” Lip Liner. Add a little dab of Chanel’s “Sweet Beige” Levres Scintillantes Glossimer to finish the look! Must have those to-die-for lashes? Coat natural lashes with MAC’s “False Lashes” mascara. Use shu uemura “Smokey Layers” full strip lashes. Define the lash line with a jet black gel liner. Enjoy! ♥ Debra …

Lash Tip!

Lash Tip! Want to wear those gorgeous lashes to your next holiday party? Use this tip: Before applying lashes, let glue become tacky. This will allow a smooth quick application and the lashes will stay put. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

Makeup Tip-Layer Mascara

Layer Mascara! Love your lengthening mascara, but it’s not waterproof? Try layering your mascaras! Start by using Plushblack from MAC. This is the ultimate mascara. It lengthens and plumps your lashes. Then use Splashproof Lash from MAC over the first coat. You then have full, luscious, and water protected lashes! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!