Burgundy Smokey Eye

Hi Loves, I finally got back to blogging and filming makeup tutorials. Yay! I created this gorgeous Burgundy Smokey Eye look and wanted to share it with you. I thought it would be perfect for Fall! Although it’s Fall season, it’s about 90 degrees here in California. Crazy weather! Wishing I was on the East Coast enjoying the crisp cool weather. To create this Burgundy Smokey Eye, I used the Burgundy Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette from MAC. I love this palette because you can create so many different day and evening looks with it. Since this look is all about …

Summer Glow

Hi Loves, I created this Summer Glow makeup look on my friend and model Chelsea. I wanted this look to be super light and wearable. For the skin, I created a foundation cocktail that would provide sheer coverage. I chose gold and peach shadows, added a dusting of bronzer for warmth, and used one of my favorite highlighters to bring out her gorgeous cheekbones to get that summer glow. For lips, I used a brand new shade of lipgloss from BH Cosmetics called Hepburn. These are the products I used for this Summer Glow look: MAC Vanilla MAC Texture Urban …

Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini Lip Gloss Set

Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini Lip Gloss Set Hi Loves! I finally purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini Lip Gloss Set on their website for $28! These shades are so perfect for Fall and Winter! ♥ I ended up buying two sets, because one will be part of my Instagram giveaway! My Instagram is makeupbydebra Make sure you check it out for the contest details! This set contains six mini deluxe tubes of opaque, high-shine lip color in new Fall shades. The details from their website: Full coverage and glass-like shine Non-drying formula Vanilla-scented Anastasia Beverly Hills Fall Mini …

Modern Renaissance Gold & Burgundy

Modern Renaissance Gold & Burgundy Hi Loves, I had some time and wanted to create a look to share with you. I didn’t really have anything planned out, I just sat down in front of my camera and just decided to wing it. I hope you like this Modern Renaissance Gold & Burgundy makeup look! First I applied MAC Bamboo in the crease. I like to use this shade to help crease colors blend out better. Next, I applied Burnt Orange from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette into my crease and corner. This look is all about layering …

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 …

Pumpkin Spice Makeup Look ABH Master Palette by Mario

Pumpkin Spice Makeup Look ABH Master Palette by Mario Hi Loves, I ordered the Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario from Sephora and created this fun Pumpkin Spice makeup look which is great for Fall! Products used for Pumpkin Spice Makeup Look ABH Master Palette by Mario: Anastasia Beverly Hills Master Palette by Mario – Isabel, Violeta, 5th Ave, Kim First I applied Isabel in the crease, then added Violeta to the outer corner and outer crease. Then I added the shade Kim to my lid. To highlight the inner corners of my eyes, I used the shade 5th Ave …

Get Ready With Me Fall Makeup

Get Ready With Me Fall Makeup Hi Loves, I wanted to do something a little different this time. I was going out and thought I’d film a Get Ready With Me Fall Makeup look. For this look, I wanted the eyes to be a berry/burgundy color and the lips to be a deep burgundy/wine shade. I smoked out the bottom lash line for more drama. I used two shades from the Lorac Matte Pro Palette; Pink Mauve and Burgundy. They are really pretty when paired together. The Lorac Matte Pro Palette has been my go to palette lately. You can …

Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo

Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo Hi Loves, As a makeup artist, I’m always looking for new items to purchase for my pro kit. I was at Ulta the other day, and bought this Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo set for myself. I thought the colors were so pretty! I created a lip swatch video of the Lorac Alter Ego Dynamic Duo. This is a set with 2 lipsticks and 2 lipglosses. Lipsticks are $17 each and lipglosses are $16 each. That makes this set a $66 value, but I only paid $26 for the set! ♥ This Lorac Alter Ego …

Sigma Lips Part 1

Sigma Lips Part 1 Hi Loves! I received some lip products from Sigma Beauty and wanted to share them with you. I created a lip swatch video trying on the Sigma Beauty Lip Vex and Lip Eclipse products. Note: In between each lip application I cleaned my lips with the MAC Cleanse Off Oil Here are the lip items I tried on in this Sigma Lips Part 1 video. Lip Vex – gloss contains a smooth, creamy finish and long-wearing shine for versatility Slip – Nude peach shade I would wear for daytime or pair with a smokey eye Skinny Dip …

Sweet Summer Pinks

Sweet Summer Pinks Hi Loves, I created this Sweet Summer Pinks makeup look and filmed a makeup tutorial. Typically, I start with the eyes for every makeup application. I prepped my eyes with foundation and set them with the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder. I’ve been loving the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, so I decided to create another look with it. Carve Burnt Orange into the crease Then add Buon Fresco in the lower crease and outside corner Place Vermeer eyeshadow on the lid Go back in with the Burnt Orange shade for more warmth Coat top lashes with …

June Favorites 2016

June Favorites 2016 Hi Loves, It’s that time again! I wanted to share my favorite makeup products that I’ve been using during the month of June. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – This palette is so versatile, you can create so many different looks with it. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – I love this powder because it is lightweight and doesn’t settle into fine lines. Jouer Bronzer in the shade Suntan – This is a great matte bronzer, perfect for summer to warm up the face. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in the scent Vanilla Apricot – This body …

Lorac Haul

Lorac Haul Hi Loves, I got a few new items from Lorac Cosmetics and wanted to share them with you. Here are the products I mentioned in my Lorac Haul video. Lorac Lightsource Illuminating Highlighter in the shade Moonlight – This Pink Pearl highlighter is from the Lorac Summer Collection. It has soft focus pigments for a luminous glow. The texture of this highlighter is very smooth, not chunky with glitter. These highlighters are paraben-free. Lorac Alter Ego Lip Liner in the shade Seductress – This lipliner is more of a rosy pink tone, highly pigmented and smudge proof. Lorac …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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. …

Bronzed Beauty

Hi Loves! I know it’s been like forever since I wrote a post! The life of a Makeup Artist… on set doing makeup for beauty campaigns, fashion lookbooks, commercials, private makeup lessons, makeup for weddings, etc. You get the idea… ♥ By now I’m sure you have seen some social media buzz from a recent beach shoot I worked on. I thought I’d share with you how I created this beautiful bronzed beauty makeup look for gorgeous model Fallon Baker! I started creating this makeup look by prepping the eyes with a shadow base. You can use your foundation or an …

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! …

Lip Gloss Tips

Love wearing lip gloss, but want more staying power? Here are a few lip gloss tips to help make it last! Tip: Lightly exfoliate your lips with a gentle scrub. Lip gloss will adhere better to smooth lips! Try using Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, a sweet treatment that leaves lips feeling soft. This formula is enriched with real brown sugar crystals to gently buff away dry flakes. It nourishes the lips with the oils of meadowfoam seed, jojoba seed, and grapeseed while shea butter provides long-lasting moisture. A great treat for the lips! Tip: Use a lip concealer. Lip concealer …