Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wedding Day Makeup {Marisa}

 It was pouring on Marisa's wedding day, but she kept a great attitude.  With a few changes to the wedding day plans and the rounding up of some umbrellas...and some plastic bags, Marisa and her wedding party were good to go!

Marisa was a natural beauty, we didn't even use a colored gloss on her because her lips were this perfect shade naturally.  Lucky girl!!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

VA Fashion Week 2012

Something really cool is going on this weekend...

VA Fashion Week October 17- October 21, 2012

From the website:

VA Fashion Week Mission Statement
VA Fashion Week was formed with the purpose of showcasing emerging designers and models from up and down the East Coast and to establish a world-class fashion event in Southeastern Virginia. We have been officially recognised by the City of Norfolk. After five seasons of growth and increased recognition we are enthusiastically planning VAFW 2012 to be the year that surpasses all expectations.

VA Fashion Week 2012 Event Highlights

* Catwalk Competition with Winners in 4 Categories: Top New Female Model, Returning Female Model, Male Model, Swimsuit Model
* World Class Runway Shows Featuring Emerging Designers from VA and Around the World
* Celebrity Guests TBA
* Spotlight on Hair & Makeup Styling
* Style Emporium Featuring Vendors from VA and Beyond

You can find out all the information and purchase tickets here

Monday, October 15, 2012

Eyeshadow Look

  Yesterday I was going to the new Target in our area, (right next to Kohl's, I may never leave!) and wanted a makeup look that was natural but still pretty.  I came up with this grouping.  The Rosy Tan is a polychromatic eyeshadow that is shimmery and wears so pretty on the lid.  The Cedar eyeshadow is matte and is the perfect shade for a crease color.  The Truffle is a darker matte shadow that is great for that outer corner, and I used a Smokey brush for the perfect placement.  To take this look to the next level, I would add in a silver highlight to the brow bone and inner tearduct, and add in more of the Truffle eyeshadow to the outer corner and lower lashline to smoke it up a bit.

  The 3 eyeshadow palette is something new I will be carrying on top of the Face, Cheek, and Eye palette that I already carry.  It is perfect for creating easy day time looks and using the darker shadow to transition to a night time look.

Smokey brush:

Please let me know if you have any questions, I love to hear from you!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Trial Bridal Makeup {Abby}

  Today I met with Abby, an elementary school teacher who is often mistaken for 
a student herself!  Abby doesn't wear much makeup but she wanted a pretty look 
for her wedding day in March.  We used soft pink and coppers to highlight her 
pretty blue eyes and are looking forward to doing some false lashes, and a little 
bit of a smokier look for her bridal portraits.

Her look:

{all Kim Porter Cosmetics will have a *}

Retexturizing Face Primer*
Flawless Skin Foundation in Vanilla Cream*
Creme Blush in Pretty Pink*
Mineral Powder in Cream*
Sheer Satin Blush in Quartz*
Shady Lady the Balm Vol. 1 & 2 Lani, Shana, Courtney, Tara
Brown eyeliner
Clear Brow Sealer
Revlon lipstick #003 Mauve it Over
Luxury Gloss in Skinny Dip*

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kim Porter Cosmetics

1.  Brow Sculpt
2.  Luxury Lip Gloss
3.  Polychromatic Eyeshadows
4.  Smokey Brush
5. Flawless Skin Foundation
6.  Angle Shadow Brush
7.  Mineral Sheer Bronzer
8.  Concealer Pot

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Wedding {Lovely Lauren}

  I had the privilege of working with the sister-in-law of a past bride this Saturday in Suffolk, Virginia.  It is always fun to see past brides and their families again.  It was a long day of makeup, 7 total, but so much fun.  This group knew how to have a good time!

The bride's toes were so cute!!!

I loved her hair clip!

I will post more when the professional pictures come in.
Her dress was gorgeous, I can't wait to see pics!