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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bobbi Brown Artist Palette For Lips

Hi Loves! As most of you know, I’m a Makeup Artist and am totally beyond obsessed with makeup. Yes, of course I like shoes, handbags, clothes, etc… but not near to the extent that I love makeup! Let just say I’m like a kid in a candy store when I shop online or visit makeup stores. Recently, I ran across the Bobbi Brown Artist Palette for Lips on their website and had to have it! I ordered it on Wednesday, paid for express shipping, and finally received it this afternoon at my door step. I must have checked my front …

Taylor Swift Blank Space Makeup

Hi Loves, I’ve had so many requests lately to recreate the Taylor Swift Blank Space makeup look. I’m sure you’ve seen the video by now, if not… click here. ♥ Taylor’s makeup in the Blank Space video is “magic, madness, heaven, sin” …just like the lyrics to her song! There are several variations to the eyeshadows in this video if you look closely; simple smokey to dramatic smokey, with a slight color change. Indoor and outdoor lighting also play a role in the makeup looks. Her staple winged liner and red lips, for the most part, remain the same. For specific …

Makeup Trend For Fall

As Summer comes to an end, some may be in shopping mode putting together new looks for Fall. What better way to find out what’s on trend than to revisit what was seen on the runways! Of course, as a Makeup Artist, I’m going to focus specifically on makeup trends for Fall 2014. 😉 This pretty makeup trend for Fall was seen on the runway at NWFW during the Carolina Herrera show (photos below). The makeup look is so beautiful… bold, yet femininely arched brows paired with a berry-kissed stained lip. Simple, yet elegant is something I just love for a …

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 …

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 …

How To Achieve A Fresh Faced Makeup Look

Hi Everyone! I had the pleasure of doing makeup for lovely model Lyssa during a photoshoot recently. For this blog post, I thought it would be fun to explain how you can achieve this fresh faced makeup look (photo below). This makeup look focuses on creating flawless skin while incorporating a pop of color which is totally wearable every day. Start by prepping the eye lids with Too Faced Shadow Insurance. These come in several shades. For this look, I chose the basic one that does not have shimmer. Sweep the lightest shade from the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette from NARS …

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 …

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 …

Jennifer Lawrence Bold and Beautiful Lips

I recently ran across the latest Harper’s Bazaar UK edition and absolutely fell in love with the bold lip that Jennifer Lawrence was wearing on the cover. It’s just gorgeous! Want to recreate this lip? Here’s how… Before you start, line the outer edge of the lips with a colorless pencil like the Lip Line Perfector by Make Up For Ever. This will prevent the lipstick from feathering outward. Apply a lip liner to shape the lips. Look for a shade like Burgundy by MAC. Choose a beautiful deep plum lipstick like MAC’s Lush Life and Chanel’s Rouge Allure Intense Longwear Lip Colour – Envoutante. …

Q&A – Makeup For Color Photography Vs Black and White Photography

Hi Everyone! I just love doing Q&A blog posts. Here is a fun and technical one requested by a follower on Instagram! Makeup for photography! Q: I’m doing a shoot and want to get some cool shots in black and white, but also some in color. What kind of makeup should I do, so it will not look like too much in color and will pop in black and white? A: Makeup for color versus black and white photography varies in technique. If it were me, I would try starting off by doing makeup for color and then make a few …

Red Done Right!

As a full-time professional Makeup Artist, I’m always interested in what celebrities are wearing. I ran across this photo of gorgeous Miranda Kerr and said to myself, “This is red lipstick done right!” Just perfect… red lipstick with red dress! Love it! To get Miranda’s lip, apply Lip Primer Potion by Urban Decay. This is an invisible primer that lays a silky foundation for your favorite lipstick. For that perfect classic and sexy red,  try Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Lipstick in Red Brick. This is a great shade to use for every season! Enjoy your fab new red lip! ♥ …

Get Frida Gustavsson Gorgeous!

While browsing the Nini Ricci collection, I fell in love with model, Frida Gustavsson’s makeup look. Want to get this beautiful look? Read on… Prep face with moisturizer. Try Hydra Beauty Creme from Chanel. Apply an eye base to enhance eyeshadow. Use a smokey grey eyeshadow on the lid. For the brow bone, highlight with a light creme eyeshadow. To enhance the eye, place a small amount of grey eyeshadow under the eye. Use a soft peach blush and apply right to the apples of the cheeks. Make sure to blend. Apply a high definition foundation such as Make Up …

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!

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 …

Jessica Szohr-Get her look!

By now everyone must have seen the video of Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr’s photoshoot for Sobe’s new Lifewater ad campaign. She looks amazing! Here is how to get her look! First use a nice light weight moisturizer; try MAC’s Studio Moisture Fix. Once moisturizer is dry, apply a liquid foundation evenly on the face. Dust a light powder over the foundation to seal. Use MAC eyeshadows in Malt, Soft Brown, Brun, and Vanilla on the lid. Line top and bottom of the eye with a black eyeliner pencil. Smudge the undereye liner with a q-tip to give that light smokey …