Soft Glowy Makeup

Soft Glowy Makeup Hi Loves, I had a little time to film a makeup tutorial over the weekend. For this look, I created a soft glowy makeup. I wanted a really subtle “lit from within” look that is wearable and easy to recreate. I used Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid on the high points of my face to achieve the “glow”. Pairing a neutral eye with soft pink shades for the cheeks and the lips really brought this look together to achieve this soft glowy makeup look. Products I used in my makeup tutorial: MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation Laura Mercier …

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 …

Summer Chic Makeup Tutorial

Summer Chic Makeup Tutorial Hi Loves, As some of you know, I’m a pro makeup artist. Even after 10 years, I still love seeing my work get published. I decided to film a tutorial and recreate a makeup look that I did on a model for a photoshoot. I hope you like this Summer Chic makeup tutorial! Products used for this look: Laura Mercier Translucent Powder Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette Limited Edition – Stark, Steady, Zone MAC 217 Blending Brush MAC 239 Shader Brush MAC 224 Tapered Blending Brush The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler MAC …

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 …

Interview In ALTER Magazine

I’m so excited & honored that I was selected as Orange County’s Featured Makeup Artist in ALTER Magazine! They asked me so many great questions. Here is the full interview: Debra Johnson for ALTER Magazine Okay let’s get some basic questions out of the way; how did you get started with makeup artistry and hairstyling?  I was working in the corporate world and needed a change. I’ve always been obsessed with makeup, even as a kid. I decided to follow my passion of makeup and attend the Fashion Makeup Artistry Program at Makeup Designory (MUD) in Burbank. From there I worked …

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 …

*Blush*

As a Makeup Artist in Orange County, California, I’m always up-to-date on the latest fashion makeup trends. This “Feminine Flush” has been seen lately on the runway for Valentino Spring 2013 and numerous fashion magazines such as this Jimmy Choo advertisement in W Magazine. Want to get this fab simple and beautiful *Blush* look? Read on… Apply a light-weight foundation; try Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Illuminating. For a fresh matte finish, set with loose powder; try Shu Uemura’s Translucent Matte Loose Powder. Add soft pink blush to the apples of cheeks; try NARS Oasis – Sparkling Pink Champagne. …

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 …

Thumbtack Spotlight Featured Makeup Artist

I am honored to be a Featured Makeup Artist on Thumbtack! Getting that Astonishing Look – Thumbtack Spotlight Featured Makeup Artist My goal as a Makeup Artist is to be creative, achieve the best possible look that I can, and make each person feel great inside and out. It is an extremely rewarding career as a Makeup Artist, assisting someone to feel good about themselves and smile when they look in the mirror. Debra Johnson is a professional makeup artist who has an extensive makeup artistry experience. She has worked for MAC Cosmetics and Shu Uemura, a luxury makeup and …

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 …

Get Christina’s Look!

Love this makeup on Christina Aguilera! How to recreate this look: lid-mac phloof crease-mac wedge highlight-mac shroom and mac vanilla liner-mac blacktrack lashes-corners mascara-mac plush lash brow-mac lingering with a hint of mac wedge blush-nars nico cheek highlight-mac pearl lip liner-nars cruella lipstick-nars shanghai express lipgloss-mac clear lipglass foundation-mary kay full coverage powder-shu uemura colorless ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!