Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Nicole's Graduation Portrait

Today's makeup makeover features this super sassy gal named Nicole.
Nicole asked me to do her hair and makeup for her graduation pictorial. She told me that some of her classmates who were done with shoot did not quite like their makeup which were serviced on the pictorial site. Our house/office is just across DLSU-D so Nicole didn't think twice of asking for my help. *kilig*
Nicole hair's naturally sexy wavy but already a bit dry due to coloring. What I did was blowed it dry and gave her stunning big natural curls... vintage-inspired for that classic look.

Read more to get some tips on how I did this look...

 To achieve Nicole's voluminous sexy curls, I sprayed some water, mousse and then blow dried it. I then applied some heat protectant spray, parted her her and started curling from bottom up using my trusty VS curling iron and set them with pins. While letting the curls cool up, I started doing her makeup.
 Graduation photos are a classic memento that Filipinos love to keep. Remember those thick vintage wooden frames mounted with your parents' grad pic? It's a classic in Filipino homes that I think is a way to appreciate ours' and our parents hard work for letting us go and finish school, AND a way to preserve how young and beautiful we look once in our life. Hehe! Our house also has a wall dedicated for our family's graduation portraits. With that in mind, I was focused on giving Nicole a timeless makeup look that will just emphasize her features and not makeup her look like another person.
The makeup I did on Nicole was simple, even flawless skin with a little contouring to add dimension to her face. Her brows are naturally super thin so filling 'em in with a medium brown shade instantly framed her face. For her eyes, I used muted browns and ivory for a natural look, lined the upper and lower lash line and applied a few coats of mascara to open up her eyes more.
I applied a pinky mauve shade of matte blush to add that natural flush and finished up the look with a rose pink lip color.
Weee! The beautiful Nicole and me. (I don't wear any makeup at home. Super barefaced. hehe)

And these are just some raw photos from the shoot...
 Fresh-faced and flawless look for Nicole.
Ain't she lovely? ;)
Such a stunner!

How do you like the look I did on Nicole? Have you had your graduation portraits too and do you like the makeup done to you? Let me know in the comments below! =)

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  1. Replies
    1. She is... Thanks for dropping by Jenny! =)

  2. I felt confident projecting on cam because I felt beautiful. Thank you!!!

    1. Aww...so happy to hear that! You are beautiful. =) See you again soon!

  3. I looked stupid with thick makeup(done by people hired by our school)in my graduation photos last year. lol. wish I had you to do my makeup. :)


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