Ask Me Anything – Flawless Skin, Lipstick, Eyeliner

Hi! As many of you know, every once in a while I post on Facebook or Instagram that infamous phrase: “Ask Me Anything!”… makeup-related of course! I truly love doing this…. it’s so fun and gives me a great idea of what people are really interested in learning. This last posting brought in some interesting questions, so I thought I’d answer all of them in this blog post! Q: What’s a good waterproof eyeliner that self-sharpens? A: These are some of my favorites! 1) Maybelline Unstoppable Eyeliner is smudge-proof, waterproof, and self-sharpening. This eyeliner comes in 6 colors: Onyx, Espresso, Cinnabar, Pewter, …

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 …

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 …

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!

Go Red!

As a professional makeup artist, I’m always sure to be up to date on the newest looks for the season. I’m so excited to share that the latest trend for fall is juicy red lips and shades of coordinating nail polish! Gucci expresses this look best in their Fall-Winter 2011-2012 campaign. Just gorgeous! To get this look, try using MAC Red lipstick paired with Good To Be Bad Sheen Supreme Lipstick. Use Essie “A List” polish to top off this glam look! Enjoy! ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO …

Bright Shades for Summer!

Bright Shades For Summer! Flipping through the latest fashion magazines, I’ve noticed that the trend for summer is bright lips. Recreate this luscious lip by trying MAC’s Neon Orange mixed with Ever Hip lipsticks! Photo courtesy of W Magazine-June Issue. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!

MAC Red!

A must in every girl’s makeup bag: MAC Red Lipstick ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!