This Friday I’m going to be part of some transformative Extreme Makeovers at the TSI Spotlight on Success at DeVry University in Federal Way, Washington. Makeup artist and branding expert DorothyInez, hairstylist and educator Sophia Simone and myself have joined hands to makeover two lucky participants and Friday, June 7th will be the big unveiling!
Last week our makeover participants Bob and Rachelle went through a transformative process — they had their hair cut and colored, Rachelle had her make up done by DorothyInez, and I took them shopping for a new look.
Join us on Friday, June 7th at DeVry University in Federal Way, Washington for terrific career and personal development tips on social media, networking, communication, work/life balance, change management, and personal image and branding. Tickets are complimentary! Register here: http://tsi-spotlight-on-success.eventbrite.com/
A critical part of becoming Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games for Halloween is the makeup. For my Effie Trinket Halloween costume, I enlisted the help of celebrity makeup artist DorothyInez to recreate the look from the movie. DorothyInez used all MAC and Motives makeup and recreated the look perfectly! Throughout the process we found ourselves literally laughing out loud for how ridiculous I looked. It’s comical — prepare yourself!
I can still remember the day that The Hunger Games hit theaters. I was downtown Seattle for a chiropractic appointment and on the square, there were two women dressed up as characters from The Hunger Games, promoting the film, and I knew immediately that Effie Trinket would be my Halloween costume this year. With her flawless commitment to appearance and perfect comedic timing, she was the highlight of the movie for me. Well, her and Caesar Flickerman.
While there are some pretty impressive custom costumes out there for Effie Trinket, I wasn’t interested in spending a ton of money or time on mine. Once I realized I had teal colored clothes that were similar to her costume in one of the scenes, the costume came together easily from there. I just had to buy a few flowers and a wig.
Teal flower pin – bought at Michael’s and converted to a clip
To really become Effie Trinket, I enlisted the help of Celebrity Makeup Artist DorothyInez. With 25 years background in makeup in the entertainment, DorothyInez was instrumental in helping me get into character. She embraced the role of creative director, and served as assistant photographer, making the shoot a phenomenal success. You can watch for a separate blog with a makeup tutorial for Effie Trinket.
If you are looking for Halloween costume help, both DorothyInez and I do online consultations worldwide, providing helpful costume and makeup tutorials from the comfort of your living room. And if you are in Seattle, we’re available for hire to get you into character this Halloween! In the meantime, check out this step-by-step Effie Trinket Makeup Tutorial!
For the last ten years I’ve pretty much been doing the same eye makeup and recently I have really wanted to mix things up. So when my good friend and makeup artist DorothyInez invited me to her Simply Gorgeous Eyes class, I was excited to access her genius and learn more. (You may remember DorothyInez as the makeup artist from the recent Sell Your Sole Consignment Boutique photo shoot.)
With six of us in the class, DorothyInez demonstrated makeup techniques on a model, then gave us a chance to practice the new techniques on our own faces while giving feedback on our application. Her teaching style is really playful, informative, and encouraging which made for an enjoyable class.
Here are some great takeaways I walked away with:
Makeup can help you create the perfect face. Using the right makeup placement, you can draw attention to certain areas of your face and give the illusion of a perfect face.
When applying eye shadow, look down rather than closing your eyes. When we close our eyes, it can cause our eyelid to scrunch. It may help to tilt your head back.
When holding a makeup brush, hold it from the end for feather-light application. When you hold from the middle of the brush, you obscure your line of vision, blocking you from seeing your progress, and your application is too heavy.
When you’re applying your makeup, relax! Do you have the tendency of opening your eyes really wide when applying your eye makeup? I do! Don’t forget to relax your facial muscles!
When you clean your makeup brushes, squeeze them dry, then lightly reshape. No wringing out the water! Be kind to your brushes and they will last for a long time.
Dark colors close down the eye while light colors open it up. For example, if you have small eyes, lining the waterline on the lower part of your eye with a white pencil will make them look larger.
Before applying fake lashes, draw a thin line on the base of the lashes so there isn’t a gap between your natural lashes and the falsies.
When applying the glue to the false lashes, let the glue dry for 30-60 seconds before application, rather than right away when the glue is still wet.
Start applying the falsies from the outside of the eye in at the base of your lashes. Use closed tweezers to press down the lashes against your skin.
Every woman is beautiful.
My before and after -- I'm amazed at the difference the falsies made!
At the end of the class I was feeling so glamorous! I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve worn false eyelashes so it was a real treat to play around with this medium.
Even DorothyInez who swears by MAC and Motives will use the $4 lashes from Target. One of the gals brought lashes from e.l.f. and they were really long and lovely.