Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Melahat Jozi Lavish Persian Wedding

Meli & I met in Jimmy Choo this year while she was shopping for her wedding shoes.  As Meli was trying them on her cute small feet.  I noticed her and told her "Girl those shoes are so you!!".  She gave a big smile and told me "Thank you! I'm getting them for my wedding in July".  And our conversation went from that point on... Face2Face Makeup Artistry LLC offers Bridal Hair & Makeup. Jamal Edmonds & I created this flawless look for this lovely bride & her entire bridal party of 8. Meli had a very lavish wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel-Georgetown, Washington DC.

Bridal Hair by Jamal Edmonds for Face2Face Makeup Artistry LLC


Last Night my team (Tony Veloz & Jamal Edmonds) and I did a Beauty Photo Shoot. Sneak Peek of  model Christine House's 2nd makeup look. Christine has flawless skin, it was amazing!! So I wanted to keep her fresh and create a nice Fall makeup look. This will look good on all skin tones & colors. You know I'm going to give you a list of the products that I used on this young beauty face.
"The House" Makeup Look
1st I shaped the models eyebrows. CLEAN EYEBROWS ARE A MUST!!!
Max Factor Foundation (Liquid)
MAC Cosmetic-Sheer Select Cover Concealer
Ben Nye Powder-Fair & Hightlight w/Neutral
Smashbox Cosmetic Photo Finish Lid Primer
MAC Cosmetic Paint Pot
Smashbox Cosmetic "Girl on Film Softbox" eyeshadow palette
Sephora Black Eyeliner Pencil
MAC Cosmetic Cream Blush
Laura Mericer Bronzing Pressed Powder
MAC Cosmetic Lip Pencil-Cork
CoverGirl Cosmetic Lipgloss
Ben Nye Lip Wheel Palette
MAC Cosmetic Eyeshadow-Saddle (the fill in the eyebrows)-Wet your angel brow to change the color to create a nice red tint
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Must Have Products for your kit.  These are a few of my must have kit essentials always in my ZUCA.
                                                                    Beauty Blender

                                                               Smashbox Brow Tech Wax
                                                                Smashbox Photo Finish Lip Primer
                                                                         Eyebrow Razor

L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara

Thursday, October 13, 2011



I truly love my beautiful brides and It's always a true pleasure when I'm hired to create flawless & picture perfect bridal makeup. 

The most important thing about your wedding isn't the location, reception nor flowers. Your memories and photo's are all that you have left after your weddings is over.  That's why it's very important to hire a professional wedding photographer, makeup artist and hair stylist for your very special day. 

Do not go the CHEAP ROUTE when it comes to PMS (photography, makeup, stylist).  Yes I said it! PMS!!! Don't be cheap when it comes to those 3 key factors.  You want to invest in the best and the best is what you should have.  Now I know that everyone is on a tight budget when it comes to their wedding. But certain corners should not be cut when it comes to your wedding.

The Search

Searching for a professioal makeup artist can be time consuming and expensive.  But you do want to do your reseach and investigate.  Yes investigate for your ideal artist!!!  Just because the makeup artist prices are low and fits into your ideal budget; doesn't mean that his/her work is good.   When you pay for cheap or free services.  Trust me you are paying for what you asked for!! No lie! I've seen it a million times.  I suggest you start your search at least 6 month in advance. Just to do some makeup artist shopping and get an idea on prices/rates and trails/consultations.  You want to feel comfortable with the person that you hire and someone that can create your desired dream face. 

  1. Ask your wedding coordinator, wedding photographer, friends/family if they can recommend a professional makeup artist.  You will be surprise of how many people know a makeup artist.
  2. Contact the makeup artist inquiring about their work.  See if they have a website/blog showcasing their own professional artistry.
  3. Bridal Trail/Consultation (expect to pay for these services)
  4. Book your artist with a non-refundable deposit.

Creating A Bridal Face

Bridal Makeup is one of my favorite artistry's.  I love creating flawless beauty!!! Below is the new Mrs. Reginald Winston (Denise Winston).  Denise wanted to keep her bridal makeup very simple, pretty and clean. So that's what I went for, I wanted Denise to feel comfortable with her bridal makeup.  And trust me Denise loved her makeup!
         Denise Before                                                                                      Denise After

 Maria's Bridal Beauty

To create Maria's bridal beauty I wanted to glam that face up! Maria doesn't wear makeup but she knew she wanted to look lovely for her partner.  Maria let me go all in on her bridal makeup.  Thank you Maria

Products used on the Lovely Maria
Beauty Blender (the egg sponge to blend her flawless foundation)
Laura Mericer Oil Free Foundation Primer
Embryolisse Creme Hydratante
Black Opal Concealing Foudations-Truly Topaz & Heavenly Honey
Dermablend Foundation (I used to highlight under the brow)
MAC Cosmetic Mineralize Skinfinish-Dark
Ben Nye Powder-Banana
Milani Eyebrow Pencil-Dark Brown
Naked Cosmetic Eyeshadow Pigments
MAC Cosmetic Eyeshadow-Saddle (I used this for the crease)
Bobby Brown Cosmetic Long Wear Gel Eyeliner-Black Ink
Smashbox Cosmetics Blush
CoverGirl Cosmetic-Queen Collection Bronzer
Ben Nye Lip Pencil
NYX Lip Laquer Pot
MAC Cosmetic Lipglass-Clear
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
Strip Eyelashes

Fancy Face

Creating this FANCY FACE

This image was shot by Beauty & Fashion Photographer Tony Veloz

First start out with shaping this models eyebrows.  I'm a EYEBROW FREAK!! You must frame the face with clean sculptured eyebrows. I kept  Alaina's face clean but glam!!! Airbrush Makeup was my choice for this Editorial Photo Shoot with a Lovely Glow.  I used the following items listed below.
Dinar Airbrush Machine
Kett Cosmetics Foundation
Kett Cosmetic Loose Setting Powder
Lorac Face Primer
Milani Eyebrow Pencil in Taupe
MAC Cosmetics Cream Blush
MAC Cosmetic Lip pencil in Cherry
MAC Cosmetic RubyWoo Lipstick
L'Oreal  Voluminous Mascara Waterproof
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Liner