10 June 2014

A Day With A Makeup Artist | Samantha McDonald


A few weeks back I had the pleasure of working with my dear friend and incredible makeup artist Samantha McDonald. Sam reached out to me with the idea of collaborating and playing around with a few makeup looks to show my readers; and of course I was game. Sam is a huge fan of Makeup Forever, Bobbi Brown, and Urban Decay. Those three brands were some of her most used on both my  looks. 


Well, hello internet...here is my totally bare face. We decided to go for a daytime look first and then play around with product to create a unique look for evening. Sam usually uses Makeup Forever foundation, but for my skin we found that Clinique was the best fit. We kept my eyes light, using Urban Decay shadows (Sam is partial to the color Smog), and the infamous gel liner from Bobbi Brown. My favorite part of having my makeup done has to be the eyebrows (and of course the fake lashes since I'm rubbish at applying them myself). 


Sam at work on my skin and transitioning me from day to night. I learned that an orange base (from Makeup Forever) works wonders on canceling out the specific color of my under eye circles. 


A very different look for evening for me! I told Sam to have at it and add a pop of color to my usually neutral/cat eye look. The teal-blue worked so well with my brown eyes. It really totally changed the color of my eyes. 

Thanks Sam & Ashlyn for an awesome Saturday playing in makeup! 
To see more of Sam's work head HERE
Photos c/o Ashlyn

2 comments:

  1. Yap! Getting advice from the expert is a best way to learn about makeup.

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