Our Five Favorite Beauty Products

Here at Maryelle Artistry, we use dozens of products on a daily basis and are constantly keeping up to date with what’s new and what performs best. In the end, each of us have our own favorite product and five of our fabulous makeup artists are sharing theirs with YOU!

MARYELLE: Laura Mercier Flawless Fix Pencil

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Maryelle’s go to product is the Laura Mercier Flawless Fix Pencil. She loves this product because it’s multifunctional.

1. It glides on to create a cupid’s bow on your upper lip making a plumb and sexy look.

2. It takes away any red discoloration from your waterline making your eye look fresh and wide eyed.

3. It works great when covering any small spot of imperfection.

This pencil corrects AND creates, making it one of Maryelle’s absolute favorite beauty products!

Laura Mercier Flawless Fix Pencil

COLBY: Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

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Colby highly recommends the Giorgio Armani Eye Tints (especially if you’re a woman on the go)! With just one swipe across your lid, you can create a long-lasting look that will never smudge, crease or fade. It’s a liquid to solid formula that comes in a wide range of colors that can be worn alone or blended together. This product is easy to use, it’s effective and it’s Colby’s all-time favorite beauty product!

Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

KELSEY: Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Soft Focus Cream Highlighter

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It’s all about that natural glow! Kelsey loves this product for one simple reason… “Applying this to your cheek bones, inner corner of the eyes, brow bones, cupid's bow, and bridge of nose, will give you a beautiful glow!”

Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up! Soft Focus Cream Highlighter

MEGAN: Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

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Megan loves this silicone-free product because it smooths the texture of your skin while also hydrating it. This incredible primer applies beautifully, smells great and prolongs the wear of your foundation! A win, win, WIN if you ask Megan!

Too Faced Hangover Face Primer

KELLY: Bye Bye Redness (in Beige) by IT Cosmetics

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Kelly’s makeup kit ALWAYS includes a container of Bye Bye Redness. Not only does it cancel out any redness (from irritation, acne, and rosacea) but it’s also great at covering up scars, age spots and so much more. They now sell this amazing cream in three different colors, but Kelly finds that the original (beige) amazingly blends into most skin tones and does the job perfectly. Kelly uses Bye Bye Redness on almost every client and says it’s one of her absolute favorite products!

Bye Bye Redness (in Beige) by IT Cosmetics

Why You Should Hire A Makeup And Hair Stylist For Your Corporate Photo Shoot

Is it time to update your head shot? Well, don’t do it alone! Hire a makeup and hair stylist to polish your look and get you camera ready!

Photography Credit:  Doug Levy

Photography Credit: Doug Levy

It all starts with your skin…

A camera will enhance the natural shine and redness that’s part of almost everyone’s skin. But, a professional makeup artist will even out your skin tone and create a matte finish. They’ll also cover any scares and/or blemishes, to keep your look natural while making it clean and consistent.

Maryelle Artistry Makeup - Before & After

A good makeup artist will then focus on your eyebrows…

If your eyebrows fade too much at the ends then the camera will make your brows look really short. To combat this, your makeup artist will work to emphasize the mid to end of your eyebrow, applying makeup that makes it look more complete.

Maryelle Artistry Makeup

Finally, the last facial feature that’s super important is your lips. Regardless of whether you're male or female, it’s crucial to have soft, supple and hydrated lips. So, your makeup artist will take care of that as well!

Maryelle Artistry - Male Makeup Artist

Once your face looks polished and professional, it’s time to move on to your hair. Your hair stylist’s goal is to create a lift and add life to your hair.  They’ll focus on getting rid of flyaways while keeping your overall look simple and clean.

Photography Credit:  Jason Grow

Photography Credit: Jason Grow

At the end of the day, your corporate head shot should be a snapshot of the most put together version of yourself. So, hire a professional to help enhance your natural beauty!

Five Steps To Wedding Day Hair + Makeup Bliss

It’s your wedding day! We want you to have the most incredible morning with your closest girls. So, follow these 5 simple steps and get ready to be pampered!

Photography Credit:  Dreamlove Wedding Photography  

Photography Credit: Dreamlove Wedding Photography 

1.     WASH YOUR HAIR

We recommend you shampoo the night before your wedding. But, if your hair gets frizzy overnight, then washing the morning of works well too!

2.     KEEP YOUR FRIZZ UNDER CONTROL

If you have curly hair and you want to keep that natural texture all day long then add in your favorite frizz control product and allow time for your hair to completely dry before your appointment.

3.     DRY YOUR HAIR

If you’re getting an updo then give your hair enough time to completely dry before your appointment. Your hair should only be damp if you've requested a blow out instead!

4.     CLEAN YOUR FACE

Wash and Gently exfoliate your face and lips, pat dry and moisturize!

5.     KICK BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR DAY

We are going to make you shine!

maryelle with Bride @heather_reinvented copy.jpg

Makeup That Looks Great In Photos AND In Person

There’s a fine line between making someone look good in person and making them look good on film. However, a great makeup artist will be able to balance the two!

Photography Credit: Heather Soucy

Photography Credit: Heather Soucy

It all starts with the foundation! Foundation is an important product to use when appearing on film or camera. It evens out your skin tone, smooths your over all texture and covers up any flaws or blemishes that you may have.

A full application of foundation looks great in photos and film but if you’re someone who doesn’t wear makeup often then you may think it looks a bit heavy or unnatural in person. If that’s the case, then we recommend a technique called Spotting Foundation.

Spotting Foundation means you only apply makeup to the parts of your face that are discolored or blemished. Then you blend the foundation into your natural skin tone so your face looks even. This technique will leave you feeling like yourself when you look in the mirror AND it'll make you look balanced, fresh and clean when you appear on camera.

Makeup Before and After

Once the foundation is in place we’d add some soft contouring and highlighting!

The camera loves structure and without it your face will look flat behind the lens. So, we recommend some SOFT contouring and highlighting. It won’t be very noticeable in person but it will enhance your natural bone structure and make you camera ready!

Photography Credit:  Sadie Dayton Photography

Photography Credit: Sadie Dayton Photography

Finally, it’s time for the eyes!

When it comes to your eyes we recommend keeping everything really close to your eyeline. We love using natural tones on the upper and lower lid while keeping the deeper tones in a tight line along the lash line. Then we smudge it out to create a look that will make your eyes pop on camera while remaining soft and subtle in person.

Maryelle Artistry @cynthiayongesa after Photo