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Square root of Awesome

Have you ever wanted to know what the square root of awesome is?  Well.  It’s Tess.  I love Tess.  Heck, I even like John Tess.  That’s probably not true.  I literally just googled John Tess and google just shut me down by saying, “Did you mean John Tesh?”  Uh, No google.  I didn’t.  I know exactly who I’m talking about.  John Tess is a near and dear friend of mine.  Who happens to look a lot like John Tesh.  But now I need to google what John Tesh looks like.  And you know what?  I lied.  My cousin looks nothing like John Tesh.  Who coincidently looks like the human, and older version of Ken.KenKinda right?  Well, if you’re older than 20 you’ll totally see it.  You yougin’s Ken dolls have like, real hair now.  Which I personally do not love.  Also.  Did you ever have your Ken’s head pop off, only to NEVER be able to get it back on?  And or if the little nubby ball thing in Barbie’s neck broke, say goodbye to Barbie’s body because you’ll never get her head to stay back on.  Even if you squish her head all the way down making her look like some prehistoric no neck cave lady.

There’s really no way to smoothly transition back on to topic here.  So I won’t.  Lets just get back to Tess.  (Now I can’t stop thinking about John Tess  Tesh).  We came out to Tess’s hotel and got her and her lovely bridesmaids ready with airbrush makeup, lots of hair spray, and some fun lashes.  I love Tess because she has a dry sense of humor like me, and is unapologetically sarcastic.  Needless to say, it was one of those days where I should have been paying her for the fun we had.  I love that Tess chose dramatic eyes, and partial half updo.  Her hair is so shiny and just did exactly what I told it to.  I can appreciate well behaved hair.  Why is there a pencil in my pretty brushes you ask?  Well, my lovely makeup brush roll smashes my brushes if left to it’s own devices, so that there pencil keeps it from doing so.  Actually.  That pencil has since been replaced by a chop stick.  So very stereotypical of me, but it’s all I had. Listen, I don’t often comment after each picture but I feel like it’s important to explain the carpet tape.  I often have clients ask about ways to keep their dresses up.  And that fashion tape is pretty much a joke, unless your dress is made up of lightweight tissue.  In which case, we have other issues to discuss.  Carpet tape is kind of intense.  It will hold that dress in place indefinitely.  I always warn clients that it WILL HURT coming off.  But you have to decide.  Do you want your husbands Grandpa Joe to see your lady bits or do you want your dress to stay up?  You chose.  Grandpa Joe and Thanksgiving dinner awkwardness beg you to choose wisely.

Photography by Tiny Bird Photography

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Boho Beauty

If I were to to it again, I would totally have a custom made bohemian dress, my gorgeous bridesmaids in natural and gorgeous dresses, and an actual real life straight from Italy Italian husband.   Okay maybe not the last part.  I do love my Texan dude.  But get out of line Mr and I’ll be shopping over seas for the next one!

I’m so excited to be able to share a couple of pictures of Brittanys wedding, also featured on Green Wedding Shoes!  Brittany wanted natural makeup but to play up her eyes.  She also opted for looser waves as well as a gorgeous head piece.

A couple of her bridesmaids got in on the fun too, with fun non-taditional hairstyles and makeup.

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Senioritis

Back in my day when I was a senior in High School.. You know back when we were writing on these funny things called paper.  Using carpal tunnel enduring devices called pencils.. I didn’t get my senior pictures done.  I had gone to a really, really cheap “salon” and showed the lady the haircut that I wanted and ended up with something that closely resembled what Kate Gosselin sported for a while.   I’m not even kidding.  I should get some sort of royalties or kick back from inspiring the whole thing.  So, needless to say. I wasn’t into any time capsuling photos at that current juncture in my life.

Madison doesn’t seem to be having any of those issues.  Other than the horrible misfortune of being gorgeous.  Let us all collectively roll our eyes at her.  Okay, now quit that.  She’s a sweet girl.  Shame on you.

Madison and I have something pretty awesome in common. Brittney.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll remember her from a previous post.  Have you ever heard that saying, “you fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down”?  There are no ugly trees in this family.  Not even little weeds.  Their mom is gorgeous, Brittney is gorgeous, and of course.  Madison is as well.  (BTW, I got a little peek at Brittneys adorable daughter, and she’s gorgeous too!).

You probably know by now how much I love Kelly Cameron.  She’s one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and she’s a passionate photographer who loves what she’s does, and it absolutly shows.

Madison wanted a very natural look with a little drama on her eyes.  Smudged liner and lashes help to make a big difference without having to to super dramatic with the rest of her makeup.

August 12, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Kelly Cameron - Oh, what a super fun feature! I always love working with you, Angela! You did a fabulous job on Madison’s hair and make up -as always!
We had such a blast shooting her session around the Granger/Georgetown area and I’m tickled she’s so pleased with it. Looking for something TOTALLY different than what her friends were receiving in their senior sessions in Ohio, I think, Team, we nailed it!
And don’t you just love her style?! Awesome wardrobe choices and great accessories!

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Love is and open… pore?

If you sang that title in the tune of Frozens “Love is an open door” then you might have 800 kids like me.   Or the love for Disney movies.  Either way.  The song is now stuck in your head.  And I may have tarnished the lyrics for you, forever.  I do apologize.

But not unlike Disney movies, I’ve come to you with a fairy tail, and THE TRUTH!  So get out your footed jammies and sit close, because you’re going want to hear this.

There once was a sweet innocent princess, who had perfect glowing skin.  Until one day, she got into a bar fight with an evil witch who put a curse on her.  The curse was that one day, when she hit puberty her face will become speckled with tiny holes that hold things like bacteria and oxidized sebum.  To further her cruelty she would provide the princess with creams, and potions promising to shrink and close the holes.  Only they would never close. They would never shrink. The sweet princess would spend the rest of her life and hard earned money trying to get them to, because she was told they would.

I wanted to add a heroic male role, but things would just start to get weird.   So, I’ll just dub myself the fairy godmother and get straight to the point.   And, this is going to hurt a little.  But you need to know it.

(I tried to post these blog posts with pictures, but let me tell you.  I googled pictures of pores and I found things that I can never unsee. I blink and I still see them.  I’m forever changed.  And not in the good way.  But if I can save just one persons retinas, then my job here is done. So trust me.  Don’t google it.   Instead.  Check out this adorable pony.  Everyone loves ponies right?)

Can I get a raise of hands from the people who just talked baby talk to this fluffy ball of cuteness?

 

Pores are pores.  They can’t open.  They can’t close.  They can’t shrink.   Everyone has them.  But due to our unfortunate relatives- some of us have larger ones than others.   I, for instance.  Have giant pores.  Blackheads if you will. What are blackheads?  They’re our precious pores that have been filled with sebum, which is an oil our skin produces to keep our skin moisturized. This sebum contains melanin which  has been filled with bacteria and has become oxidized giving it a darker appearance. You can also get white heads.  White heads are the sebum that has failed to exit the hair follicle/pore and builds up with bacteria. Despite our natural reaction to this- over washing will not make these go away. So step away from the exfoliating scrub.

There are SOO many products out there that promise to shrink, or close our pores.  And it’s surprising they’re allowed to even advertise that.   These products are products to stay away from. I realize it sounds like I’ve given you a whole lot of dark.  Let me shed some light for you.  You can extract the gunk which causes the darker or white appearance.

While we can’t get rid of our troublesome and unsightly pores.  We can minimize the look of them.  Some people swear by primers.  There are a couple of great primers out there that help spackle over those holes. Like many if not most makeup products, one size does not fit all. So hop over to your local Sephora and see which one works for you.

Not a fan of primers?  Great!  Then you’ll love this tip.  Which is amongst my favorites.  Hiding pores with makeup.  What you’ll need is a great concealer or foundation.  And a fluffy brush.  Target has some great ones by Sonia Kashuk, which are extremely friendly on the pocket book.  If those are too rich for your blood, then any firmer bristled crease or blending brush will do.

What I want you to do is super simple but LIFE CHANGING!  But before I divulge on of my most prized secrets.  You must solemnly swear to wash your face at the end of the day after doing this… great. Lets move on.

After applying your moisturizers and foundation, place a pea size of whichever coverage type makeup you want to use ( I say this because I hate typing concealer because I always miss spell it, and lookie there.  I typed it again anyway) and place it on the back of your hand.  Dab the brush into the makeup and then dab onto your face in your high problematic areas.  Now, but that stuff in.  I mean it.  In circular motions swirl, buff, whatever you want to call it, that makeup right over the dark spots.  This will help fill them in evenly as to not draw attention over them.

Life changed. You’re welcome.

Moral of the story?  Love is a well concealed pore.

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How sweet it is..

My dear friend and ever so talented photographer, Amanda  hooked me up with her sweet baby cousin.. or second cousin-inlaw once removed..   What does once removed even mean?  Were they asked to leave and then later invited back?  Because, if we’re allowed to ask family members to leave.  I gotta list you know. Okay not the point.  (But I will be googling this later)  Peyton is lucky enough to be related.. or sorta related to an awesome photographer, so she was able to get some great sweet 16 photos done.

Peyton had never had airbrush make up done before, and so of course we had try that out.  Also because it was like a a million degrees, Texas summers you know.  So airbrush makeup has better staying super powers.   Peyton also has amazing eyes.  We really played those up, and made them pop.   Peyton had so much great hair and she chose great casual loose curls that fit her and the setting so well.

 

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