Peach Makeup Must Haves

Hi Everyone! As a Makeup Artist, I’m always testing out new products and looks. I’ve been totally obsessed with peaches this week and just had to share! ♥ My favorite peach makeup must haves are as follows: 1) Sigma Beauty Eye Shadow in the shade Grasp – This shade is a gorgeous papaya color from Sigma Beauty’s Individual Eye Shadow Collection. It has a pretty frost finish and blends just beautifully. This shadow is so rich in pigmentation and is paraben-free. Today I carved this color right into my crease. This shade is so versatile; you can use it on the …

Makeup Must Haves: Scoop of Sugar

Hi Loves, I ran across this cute line called Sugar (Sugar Brand) the other day and just had to share! Anyone who knows me well would agree that my two favorite things in life are makeup and sugar. 😉 So of course, I was totally excited to open my box of Sugar Brand goodies. ♥ Their packaging is totally adorbs (short for adorable) with a little wink girl logo in white and pink. Sugar Brand has an array of products to include mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, concealer, primer, lipstick, lipgloss, lip balm, cheek color, highlighting glow… you get my point. My …

Get the Look: Model & Actress Aubrey Evans

Hi loves, As always, I love doing makeup for the lovely model and actress Aubrey Evans. Not only is she totally gorgeous, but she’s also really fun to work with too! ♥ Recently, I worked with her on another photoshoot and had to share this beautiful makeup look. This look focuses on highlighting and contouring the cheekbones and really defining the brow. Here’s how to get the look: Prep the eye lid with a primer to make sure eyeshadow stays put. You can use a foundation, paint pot, or an eyeshadow primer like the Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer. Carve a medium …

Get the Look: Sun-kissed

Hi loves, It was so fabulous doing makeup for this gorgeous Russian model Dana for a recent photoshoot. I just loved the photos from photographer Dondee Quincena and had to share with you step-by-step on how to achieve this beautiful fresh look. (Photos below) This makeup look is so stunning for Spring and also Summer too! Want to test it out? Here’s how to get the look: Sun-kissed! As always, apply a base to the eyelid. This will ensure the eyeshadow will stay put. Try using Tarte’s Clean Slate 360 Creaseless 12-hr Smoothing Eye Primer. Sweep a nude color shadow …

Give Your Makeup A Sexy Boost

Hi Everyone! I was running some errands at the local drug store the other day and had to stop when I saw the cutest makeup packaging by Physicians Formula! They currently have 10 different lines: Mineral Wear, Eye Booster, Sexy Booster, Nude Wear, Bronzers, Organic Wear, Super BB, Shimmer Strips, Youthful Wear, and Super CC. My faves in particular are the Sexy Booster, Nude Wear, and the Shimmer Strips. The ultimate must have is Sexy Booster, which comes in gorgeous red and black packaging with a silver high heel shoe charm! Love it! ♥ They market this as “the 1st ever line of …

Makeup That Glistens

Hi Everyone! I recently did a photoshoot with gorgeous model Mikara (image below). She’s from New Jersey, just like me, so of course, we were instant “besties”. Moving on to the point: The photoshoot took place on location, outside in direct sunlight. As the Makeup Artist, I really wanted her makeup to catch the light just right to make it glisten. Knowing that these images may be produced in both color and black and white, I chose a gold eyeshadow with a hint of shimmer to achieve this effect. Next, I applied a tinted moisturizer and skipped the powder for …

Lucky In Love With Green

Hi loves! Going out for St. Patty’s Day … or just looking for a pop of color to add to your makeup routine? Try recreating this beauty look I did on model Devon (below) that has a hint of green on the lids and peachy pinks to the cheeks and lips. I’ve written a quick green eyeshadow tutorial below. This look is sooo gorgeous! Here’s how to recreate the this look: Use a primer on the lids to help eyeshadow stay on. Try using Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer from The Balm. This primer contains light reflecting properties that …

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 …

The Secret to a Fuller Pout

I just love love love… did I say love… Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous lips! Try this tip to get a fuller pout! TIP: Add a hint of gloss to the upper cupids bow and center of your lower lip. This will give the illusion of a fuller pout!  Note – The “cupid’s bow” is the part of your central upper lip which has two peaks toward the nose. The shape resembles Cupid’s bow and arrow. I like to use MAC Clear Lipglass when applying this lip technique. Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and …

Fabulous Makeup Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

The holidays are here… time to shop till you drop! Here is a simple 2013 holiday gift guide of my makeup favorites. All of these makeup goodies are perfect for those that love all things beauty and makeup! Read on for fabulous makeup gift ideas! 1) Wondervision Lipgloss Set by Smashbox – Includes five luxe sheer lip glosses in shades of pink, red, raspberry, pearl, and rose. Gorgeous for all skin types!   2) LORAC Pro to Go Eye/Cheek Palette – OMG this palette has everything a girl could wish for! Contains 3 shimmer eyeshadows, 3 matte eyeshadows, 2 blushes, 1 …

Beachy Makeup For Summer!

This is a beachy makeup for summer look I created on model Marie-Charlotte for a swim suit shoot with photographer Douglas Robert. All you will need to achieve this look are a few simple products: peach eyeshadow, waterproof mascara, bronzer, and nude lip gloss. Enjoy this fab summer makeup look! Try using Loreal’s Voluminous Waterproof Mascara. Enjoy your new beachy makeup for summer look! <3 Debra Johnson Makeup Artist, Orange County ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

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!

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!