12.29.2011

A Warm Engagement

I had the pleasure of doing makeup for an engagement photo shoot this month in Irvine for a couple named Morgan & Jose:


Ravishing Red

Had a photo shoot last month at fountain valley with my best friend/photographer, Dora. We had 3 models that came to the studio and here is the first girl that I put makeup on. Her name is Amber, and she has a strong resemblance to Uma Thurman...gorgeous!


Game Night | Makeup Play

Hi everyone! How was everyone's Christmas? I hope it went well. :) I received A LOT of makeup/ beauty related products and I'm so very thankful :) Anyway, I haven't done one of these FOTN's in awhile! Last night a few friends came over my apartment for wings, basketball and game night. Here's a simple look since we were just inside:

12.20.2011

Instant Favorite: Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters

Ahhh... I'm lacking in blog posts again! I'm so sorry for the semi hiatus, I moved in to a new apartment this past weekend. I forgot how horrible packing is! Anyway, I've heard a lot of rave about these babies around the blogosphere so I decided to check it out for myself.


12.05.2011

Makeup Inspiration: Rihanna in Gorgeous Purple & Blue


Behind The Scenes: Bikini Wear

Had the pleasure of working on two beautiful girls for a bikini clothing line recently. The owner wanted a smokey eye and a nude lip for both her models. Here's a few pictures I took:


11.29.2011

Behind The Scenes: Actress Pauline Price

Had a photo shoot recently with the beautiful actress Laurine Price and photographer Judy Wang. Laurine has a long list of performances with theatre and now she wants to get into film & tv. We went for headshots for her business card as well as glamour shots for her portfolio.


11.27.2011

Before & After: Purple Passion

I love playing makeup! One of my girlfriends Pauline came over last night and wanted something different than her usual routine. She's absolutely beautiful without any makeup so I really didn't need to do much except play up her eyes and even out her skin tone.

Pauline: Before

FOTD: Thanksgive"wing" | Makeup Play

A bunch of our college friends got together for our first annual ThanksgiveWING. I always seem to forget to properly take pictures of myself and makeup... so the next two pictures i'm about to show are very  non-focusing :p I really did enjoy putting on my makeup this night so that's why I'm posting it now. :)


11.22.2011

MAC Lipstick in Crosswires


The "No Makeup" Makeup Look | Makeup Play

I can't count how many times I've heard different people that give makeup a bad name. Whether they say comments like "you look like a clown," "take off your mask," & "is there someone in there?" among others. Not trying to generalize, but most of it come from MEN, or people for that matter who don't know what makeup is about. People wear makeup in different ways, but 99% of the time you can guarantee that people put makeup on because they feel so much better. It's a confidence booster, it's a "quick surgery," it's a lifestyle.

What bothers me the most are people who are too ignorant to see this and they just go on blabbing about how it looks awful or they comment by asking "what are you trying to hide?" not knowing that this is what people do to feel good. So in the end, to the people who don't understand & who make comments... SHUT THE FUCK UP. The world would be a much better place without your judgement. Also, to the people who don't like to wear makeup and feel comfortable or happy about it... more power to you! There's no judgement in this house of love.

Was that too much of a rant? Anyway, it's funny how sometimes people (like some certain men) would rather see you w/ no makeup, not knowing that sometimes, to look like you're not wearing any makeup... you have to wear it. Confused?

me, with no makeup on whatsoever.

11.21.2011

Glamorous Inspiration

Featured here is the last set of our 10/22/11 photo shoot series. Our initial inspiration here is very glamorous & chic. To be honest with you, the end result wasn't what I expected but nonetheless turned out better than I imagined.
BEFORE

Model: Miranda Fortich

Please note our male model, Jared Falcis, didn't have a before shot.

AFTER


Makeup breakdown for the two models:

MIRANDA FORTICH

FACE 
Graftobian Hi Def Foundation
Graftobian Orange corrector
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Fix + (set the makeup)
EYES
UDPP (all over eye)
MAC Sketch (lid)
MAC Fig1 (crease)
MAC Quarry (blending color)
MAC Vanilla (brow highlight)
MAC Carbon (outer v)
Clinique Gel Eyeliner in True Black
Generic false lashes
Covergirl Lash Blast
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
MAC Blushbaby Blush
Graftobian White Powder (matte highlight)
MAC Vanilla eyeshadow (highlight)
LIPS
NYX Lipcolor B52

JARED FALCIS

FACE 
Graftobian Hi Def Foundation (even out skin tone)
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Fix + (set the makeup)
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
MAC Salsa Rose (dusted VERY lightly)
LIPS
Chapstick

Makeup & Styling: Joanna San Antonio | Photography & Hair: Dorelyn Carreon 

Until Next Time! :)

11.20.2011

Funk Inspiration

Here's another entry that's way overdue. I had a photo shoot back in October and our inspiration was very, for lack of better terms dirty, greasy, and out of the ordinary.

BEFORE

Model: Jordan Santos
Model: John Tubera

AFTER

Makeup breakdown for the two models:

JORDAN SANTOS

FACE 
Graftobian Hi Def Foundation
Graftobian Orange corrector
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Fix + (set the makeup)
EYES
UDPP (all over eye)
MAC Blackground paint pot (lid)
MAC Carbon (lid & undereye)
Aquaphor (put on top of eyeshadow to look greasy)
Generic false lashes
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
 La Femme Blush Coral Spice
Graftobian White Powder (matte highlight)
LIPS
Small hint of OCC NSFW (used as a stain)

JOHN TUBERA

FACE 
Graftobian Hi Def Foundation (even out skin tone)
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Fix + (set the makeup)
EYES 
MAC eye kohl in Smolder (all over eye, smudged out w/ Qtip)
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
MAC Salsa Rose (dusted VERY lightly)
LIPS
OCC liptar NSFW lipstick (applied VERY lightly - as a stain) 

Makeup & Styling: Joanna San Antonio | Photography & Hair: Dorelyn Carreon 

Until Next Time! :)

Finally...

Man, I haven't updated in SO LONG! Apologies to anyone who reads this blog and has been wondering where I went. I'm not even going to sugar coat it and come up with reasons as to why I went on hiatus... except that ever since I started my makeup gigs on the side (apart from my 9-5), I've been extremely tired and all I wanted to do on my downtime is sleep. But anyway, I'm done with going through the long hiatus and hopefully I'll be on track with doing my first love: blogging! ESPECIALLY about makeup! :)

For the past couple (?) weeks, this is the first time I found the opportunity to breathe. So to kickstart this blog back into gear, here's a few things I did makeup wise for the past days I've been absent in the blogging world:
  • FINALLY received my makeup certificate! I'm officially a professional makeup artist!
  • FINALLY ordered the well received MUFE Flash palette and I'm so in love!
  • Had about 5+ gigs over the past weeks from a documentary, to a fashion show, to various photo shoots.
  • purchased B2M lipsticks: Crosswires & Up the Amp
  • Currently searching for a makeup traincase at a decent price (anyone who has suggestions please let me know)
  • In the process of taking an FX course, so I can make fake scars, bruises, stab wounds, fake blood -- so excited!
  • have been obsessed with FULL eyebrows
  • my MAC PRO card is currently on it's way to me... yay to 40% off! :)

Here are some pictures taken from the past few weeks (sorry for the ugly images, these were mostly taken with my iPhone):

Had a wonderful opportunity to do makeup for a documentary about an upcoming R&B artist (lady in the picture is her cousin).

did makeup for a fashion show for Dani G Clothing for LA/OC Fashion Art Night out.

Had a studio photoshoot in Fountain Valley w/ 3 wonderful models. This specific girl looks like the complete carbon copy of Uma Thurman. So gorgeous!

Behind the scenes w/ our other gorgeous model (she wanted glamorous pictures/headshots for her future career in the entertainment industry)

Another model, very statuesque and beautiful. Our first look with her she had a clean face and black lipstick. This look is more for a night out. I will post pictures of this shoot when the pics are available.

One of my favorite reds: MAC Ruby Woo lipstick!

Recently my go-to for a nude lip: MAC lipstick in Modesty

Purchased MAC Spiked eyebrow pencil & it has CHANGED my life! I know some people oppose eyebrow pencils, but if it's dealt with a light hand it can look completely natural. (MAC Up the Amp is on my lips) -- Ladies, never over pluck your eyebrows!

Again, so sorry for being on hiatus... this won't happen ever again! Promise! :)

Until Next Time! :)

11.01.2011

Review: Nars Lipstick in Schiap

It's very rare for me to wear a lipstick 3 days in a row, most especially now since I have an abundance of unloved lipsticks. NARS Schiap was definitely love at first wear. Schiap (ski-ap) is considered as a "shocking matte pink," and the word "bright" is definitely an understatement. It isn't for the faint hearted and it takes a while to get used to the color. It wears VERY well, around 6-8 hours w/ eating and drinking.  It's described as a semi-matte, but I did find this drying to my lips and I somehow needed to use chapstick on it after a long period of time. Though it is very drying, the color all the more makes up for it.

For me personally, this color is worn best when everything else in the face is very simple so as to give the lip color the attention it deserves. Now on to the pictures! :)


Until Next Time! :)

10.31.2011

Mad Men Inspiration

I was the makeup artist for a photo shoot a couple weeks ago and the theme was 1960's/Mad Men style. We had 6 different models that day, 3 girls and 3 guys, all portraying different themes. It was such an exhausting day but nonetheless very rewarding! I was (and still am) proud of our team and the outcome of the photo shoot! :)
BEFORE

Model: Christina Flores

 Model: Jordan Lehmiller

 AFTER


Makeup Breakdown for the two models:

CHRISTINA FLORES:

FACE 
Graftobian Hi Def Foundation
Graftobian Orange corrector
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Fix + (set the makeup)
EYES
UDPP (all over eye)
MAC Vanilla (lid)
MAC espresso & soft brown (crease)
MAC Naked Lunch (browbone)
Clinique Gel Eyeliner in Black
Forever 21 Lashes
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
MAC Salsa Rose
Graftobian White Powder (matte highlight)
LIPS
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
OCC Lip Tar in NSFW

JORDAN LEHMILLER

FACE 
Graftobian Hi Def Foundation (even out skin tone)
Graftobian Setting Powder
MAC Fix + (set the makeup)
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
MAC Salsa Rose (dusted VERY lightly)
LIPS
Generic light pink lipstick (applied VERY lightly)  

 Makeup & Styling: Joanna San Antonio | Photography & Hair: Dorelyn Carreon 

Until Next Time! :)

10.25.2011

Layers | Makeup Play


For our anniversary the manfriend bought me Inglot eyeshadows as an anniversary gift. Yes, he's the best :) I bought a 20 palette for about $120, which seems like a lot but considering that Inglot eyeshadows are the same size as MAC, (and equally or even MORE pigmented) they only go for $5. Anyway, here's a mix of some colors from my palette:


FACE
Inglot Matte 326 (eyebrows)
Chanel Vitalumiere
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer NW25
MAC Fix+ to set make up
EYES (all eyeshadows from Inglot, otherwise stated)
MAC Painterly Paint Pot (all over eye)
#378 Matte (brown - all over lid)
#372 Matte ( sea blue - crease, lower lid)
#366 Matte (orange - above crease)
Wet n' Wild Brule (browbone)
Clinique Gel Eyeliner in Black
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl (inner rim)
Forever 21 Lashes
Covergirl Lash Blast
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
MAC Equilibrium
NYX Bronzer Tango Stix in Lighten (creme highlighter)
LIPS
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer NW25 (cancel out lips)
MAC Kinda Sexy

On another note, it was my first time trying Forever21 eyelashes, and I've got to say, it is the most UNCOMFORTABLE lashes I've ever tried. Granted they are beautiful and cheap ($2.80)... but I couldn't wait to take it off! ugh!


Until Next Time! :)

Weekend in Makeup: 10/21/11-10/23/11

This weekend was so stressful yet so rewarding! I had a cumulative of 10 hours of sleep the whole weekend but I was so happy with how productive it was :) Some of the things/products I used this weekend:

received my official business card (still pinching myself because it feels so weird) on Friday,

Had a photo shoot with 6 gorgeous models that were put in different settings on Saturday,

& was given a "Housewives of New Jersey" makeup theme on Sunday.

Until Next Time! :)

10.18.2011

Easy Bronze Smokey Eye | Makeup Play

This was my look for my xxth(?) anniversary with the MF (manfriend). I was a little short on time so I came up with this look from my all time favorite palette: Naked by Urban Decay. This palette is a little on the expensive side but it's TOTALLY worth its price tag. 
Colors used for this look: Virgin (not pictured), Naked, Buck, Half Baked, Smog & Darkhorse


FACE
ELF eyebrow set Medium
Chanel Vitalumiere Agua in B30
Hard Candy Glamouflage Medium (concealer)
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer NW25
MAC Fix+ to set make up
EYES (all eyeshadows from Urban Decay Naked Palette, pictured above)
MAC Painterly Paint Pot (all over eye)
Smog (all over lid & crease, lower lid)
Darkhorse (outer corner, lower lid)
Naked & Buck (mixed together to blend out crease)
Virgin (browbone)
Half Baked (tear duct)
Clinique Gel Eyeliner in Black
MAC Smolder Eye Kohl (inner rim)
Ardell Demi 120
Covergirl Lash Blast
 CHEEKS
NYX Taupe blush (contour)
Milani Luminoso blush
MAC Soft n' Gentle (cheekbones & cupids bow)
LIPS
MAC Prolong Wear Concealer NW25 (cancel out lips)
MAC Modesty

 Happy Anniversary to us :)

Until Next Time! :)