Beach Day Makeup

Hi Loves, I filmed this Beach Day Makeup Tutorial before Summer and finally had a bit of time to edit! Better late than never I suppose. My friend Sandy came over and I created this simple makeup look for the beach or the pool. This look is light and wearable, perfect for the hot Summer weather! I wanted to keep the foundation natural and light looking, so I used Make Up For Ever Water Blend Foundation. I love it because it looks like real skin when applied. To warm up Sandy’s face, I used the Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer …

Peach Makeup Look

Peach Makeup Look Hi Loves, As most of you know, I’m a makeup artist in Orange County, California. On my days off, I like to film makeup looks for my YouTube channel “Makeup By Debra”. I wanted to create a pretty peach makeup look and film it. I thought this look would be perfect for Summer. I used one coat of foundation since I really wanted something light weight for the hot Summer months. Using the Chloe Morello Ciate London palette, I created this simple peachy eye and paired it with a bright lip. For highlight, I used this gorgeous …

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 …

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 …

Golden Coast Palette

Hi Loves, I recently ran across the Arbonne Golden Coast Palette Set and it is so unbelievably gorgeous I just had to share! As a professional Makeup Artist, I’ve seen a lot of makeup and it really takes a lot for me to get excited about a product. This palette is incased with a beautiful design of orange and coral seashells. The inspiration of this set comes from the sun-kissed beauty of Australia’s breathtaking, beachy coastline. Inside the Golden Coast Palette Set, you will find an array of four gold-dusted eyeshadows, coral bronzer, eyeshadow brush, and a mirror inclosed with …

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 …

Bahama Mama Bronzer

Bahama Mama matte bronzer is a makeup must have for Summer! As a Makeup Artist, I’ve been using this pretty bronzer called Bahama Mama from The Balm, for various makeup applications to include bridal makeup and editorial photoshoots. I used Bahama Mama over the weekend during a makeup application I did for my friend and long time client Anna, who was getting ready to compete in a bikini fitness competition. If you are on my Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen the photos posted. 😉 Bahama Mama is not only a bronzer, but it can be used for contouring or as an eyeshadow …

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 …

Tips On How To Use MAC Fix +

Hi Loves, The past few days have been pretty crazy on my end celebrating my birthday, teaching makeup lessons, doing makeup applications for proms and weddings for my private clients. I’ve also been doing makeup for a bunch of photoshoots in both Orange County and Los Angeles, with one to include yet another celebrity! Yes, I know…totally exciting! 😉 The life of a Makeup Artist! ♥ I’ve noticed within this past week, I’ve been really obsessed with my MAC Fix + Finishing Spray. I thought I’d share some tips on how to use Fix + and its variety of uses. …

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 …

Ask Me Anything – Moisturizer, Foundation, Mascara

Hi loves, It’s always so fun writing these Q&A blog posts. I received some really great questions this week when I posted “Ask Me Anything” (makeup related of course) on my Facebook page and wanted to share them with you! Q: What is the best makeup and moisturizer for oily and acne prone skin in the summer? I do not need heavy coverage. A: I would opt for a lightweight moisturizer that sinks into the skin. Try using the 3-Step Skin Care system by Clinique; Skin Type 4: Oily. The clarifying lotion will help control shine and the moisturizer will maintain …

From The Runway: Fresh and Beachy

Hi loves, I recently ran across this beautiful makeup look that was on the runway during New York Fashion Week for the Sophie Theallet S/S 2014 show and thought it was just absoultely gorgeous for the Spring and Summer months! If you didn’t have a chance to see the show, click here. This makeup look from the runway was described by Tom Pecheux, backstage Key Makeup Artist for MAC as being: fresh – as if the girl was coming out of the swimming pool or beach and threw on a dress.” I think he described the look perfectly! It’s exactly …

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 …

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!

Get Gwyneth’s Summer Look!

Get Gwyneth’s summer look! Getting ready for summer means more than hitting the gym and picking out your favorite bikini! Check out Gwyneth Paltrow’s beachy look for the latest in summer makeup trends. For a natural tanned glow, try using Mat Bronze by Make Up For Ever. Be sure to use a waterproof mascara. Try High Impact Waterproof Mascara by Clinique. To get those gorgeous lips, use Rose Topaz by Chanel. ♥ Debra Johnson Makeup Artist Orange County, California Don’t forget to share, comment, and subscribe! SUBSCRIBE TO MY BLOG!