Awesome Vintage Jewelry

Hello Again, Beautiful People!

I adored this beautiful vintage jewelry piece I modeled for world renowned, and North America’s premier Jewelry collector, Carole Tanenbaum.  Carole, recently held a show Downtown, Toronto, and the event was absolutely remarkable! The bright, eye-catching, canary yellow piece I am wearing is definitely an exquisite work of art, made for a woman who dares to be bold and beautiful.

Carole’s collection includes, Victorian period, designers, limited edition, and one-of-a-kind pieces. You can also enjoy jewelry by Chanel, Schiapparelli, Hobe, and Miriam Haskell, and a vast collection of Bakelite, resin, Scottish and Czech items.

Carole has been collecting vintage jewelry for over 25 years and has over 30,000 exquisite pieces.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, modeling Carole Tanenbaum’s vintage jewelry.

 

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Carole Tanenbaum at her vintage jewelry show, Downtown, Toronto.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Carole Tanenbaum at her vintage jewelry show, Downtown, Toronto.

There you have it Beautiful People!  The scoop on Carole Tanenbaums Vintage Jewelry.  As always, thank you so much for stopping by the blog, I hope you had fun.

 

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc.  is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry.

photo credit: V.S.

info credit:  Carole Tanenbaum website

 

 

No fuss….just clean and simple

Hello Beautiful People!

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I like the two for one coverage I get when I apply the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, in addition to the impressive matte finish that creates an attractive, flawless face. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation contains both silica – which absorbs the oils, and talc which absorbs the moisture (and prevents caking).  My face maintains a fresh, clean, vibrant and flawless look throughout the day, and lasts at least eight hours before a touch up is necessary. This is definitely a product I would recommend for your beauty bag!

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I use the latex sponge which comes in the packaging; it is soft and flexible and can pick up a generous amount of product with one swipe. I also use my MAC brush #134, to apply the Studio Fix when I want a sparse amount of product on my brush for a natural, radiant, flawless finish.  I was so pleased with the results of the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation – NW45 I was wearing, as it complimented my neutral, understated makeup… and kept it on point! 

 

MAC Brush #134

MAC Brush #134

MAC Studio Fix NW 45

MAC Studio Fix NW 45

MAC Studio Fix NW45

MAC Studio Fix NW45

MAC Studio Fix NW45

MAC Studio Fix NW45

 On Saturday my husband and I went out for a date night; it was such a beautiful evening! The food was extraordinary, and the service was impeccable. The Italian restaurant is tucked away by the harbor side, and is possibly one of the best kept secrets in this quaint town 60 minutes east of Toronto.  

Vanessa and Kelvin enjoying dinner

Vanessa and Kelvin enjoying dinner

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Vanessa at dinner date #1a

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc. is a MAC cosmetics Pro Member

Vanessa is Founder and Owner of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry

visit my website:  http://www.studio67makeup.net

 

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Business Ready

 Kelvin I. Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Michael Lee-Chin


Kelvin I. Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Billionaire/Philanthropist Michael Lee-Chin

Hello Beautiful People!

When it comes to being business ready, your deportment, attire and makeup is just as important as being qualified and confident. For my business attire, I wore a clean cut Club Monaco pant and jacket, makeup that was vibrant but not overbearing and offensive and minimal accessories.

I was “Business Ready” when I met Billionaire/Philanthropist Michael Lee-Chin;  I was feeling confident, self-assured and “knowing my value” as  Mika Brzezinski shares with women.

Kelvin I. Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Michael Lee-Chin

Kelvin I. Kellman, Vanessa Ferguson Kellman and Billionaire/Philanthropist Michael Lee-Chin

I am coming with 10+ years experience in the financial industry and there are three key principles of wealth creation I took from Mr. Lee-Chin as it relates to investing.

1.  A sound intellectual framework for making decisions.

2. Control of emotions especially during times of adversity.

3. Access to the highest quality of private and public offerings.

Well, there you have it Beautiful People! Invest in being “Business Ready,” as you’ll never know who your next photo op will be with.  Thanks for stopping by the blog and for your wonderful support. xox

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, MBA, BSc.  is President & Founder of The Etiquette Society International & Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International

Etiquette certification:  The Etiquette Institute – St. Louis, MO

Makeup Artistry certification:  School of Pro Makeup, Ltd. – Toronto, ON

 

Airbrush Makeup

Vanessa is wearing MAC Lipstick Sin

Vanessa is wearing MAC Lipstick Sin – this lipstick has a matte finish and is very pigmented

Hello Beautiful People!

There is a demand to look fabulous with every click of the camera and on high definition television, which can be intimidating.  There are three types of Airbrush paint that can aid in visual perfection and give you the flawless beauty confidence you want.

  1. Aqua-water based
  2. Alcohol based
  3. Silicone based

Aqua-water based is great for oily skin and should not be used on mature skin, younger skin and when engaging in activities that will cause excessive perspiration – i.e. a band that has a lengthy concert.

  • Aqua-water based paint gives a matte finish.
  • Aqua-water based paint can stay in place without the use of powder.
  • Aqua-water based paint can be thinned by using a few drops of distilled water.

Alcohol based (or Dura which Temptu calls it), is used on the body; it is good for FX such as tattoo and prosthetics. 

  • Alcohol based paint is waterproof only after powdering.
  • Alcohol based paint should not be used on the face because of the smell.
  • Alcohol based paint is removed with alcohol or baby oil.

Silicone based is good for mature skin, the molecule is bigger and the coverage is better.

  • Silicone based paint leaves a polished finish and gives the skin a radiant look.
  • Silicone based paint can remain manageable for a long period of time (use a brush or sponge).
  • Silicone based paint is thinned with a few drops of converter not water.

There you have it Beautiful People, the scoop on Airbrush Makeup.   The application is fast, easy and sanitary;  and it leaves you with a flawless finish that is camera and HD ready.

Vanessa & Kelvin Kellman, Toronto based Architect at the Harry Jerome 2015 Awards

Vanessa pictured with Kelvin Kellman, Toronto based Architect, at the Harry Jerome 2015 Awards

Vanessa with Pauline Christian, President of the Black Business & Professional Association & Kelvin Kellman, Architect, at the Harry Jerome Awards, 2015

Vanessa pictured with Pauline Christian, President of the Black Business and Professional Association & Kelvin Kellman, Toronto based Architect, at the Harry Jerome  2015 Awards

Vanessa pictured with new Chief of Police of Toronto, at the Harry Jerome 2015 Awards

Vanessa pictured with the new Chief of Police of Toronto, Mark Saunders at the Harry Jerome 2015 Awards

 

Thank you for stopping by the blog!  I love you guys. xox

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Vanessa is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International, Ltd

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member & Certified by The School of Pro Makeup, Ltd Toronto, ON

Credits:  Photos by Lyndon A. Senior

Material:   The School of Pro Makeup, Ltd

 

 

 

Mature & Looking Fabulous

Hello Again Beautiful People!

MUA:  Vanessa Ferguson Kellman wearing MAC Lipstick Icon - Dr. Susan J. Wallace wearing MAC Lipstick Plumful, Cinema Secrets foundation, MAC Blot Powder/Loose (medium)

MUA: Vanessa Ferguson Kellman wearing MAC Lipstick Icon – Dr. Susan J. Wallace wearing MAC Lipstick Plumful, Cinema Secrets foundation, MAC Blot Powder/Loose NC40, eyeshadow UD Naked Palette and cheek blush  – School of Pro Makeup blush palette #93

Here’s what Dr. Susan J. Wallace has to say about Makeup Artist Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman.

“Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman as a Make-up Artist, uses the creativity God has blessed her with, to search out the positive aspects of your face and gently highlight these, improving your look and reveal the natural beauty. She is a well-trained professional, and takes her work seriously. She gives you that beautiful finishing-touch for that special engagement you want to keep, but also sets the tone for any other occasion. You would love her work.”

~ Dr. Susan J. Wallace~

MUA:  Vanessa Ferguson Kellman wearing MAC Lipstick Icon - Dr. Susan J. Wallace wearing MAC Lipstick Plumful, Cinema Secrets foundation, MAC Blot Powder/Loose (medium)

MUA: Vanessa Ferguson Kellman wearing MAC Lipstick Icon – Dr. Susan J. Wallace wearing MAC Lipstick Plumful, Cinema Secrets foundation, MAC Blot Powder/LooseNC40, eyeshadow UD Naked Palette and cheek blush – School of Pro Makeup blush palette #93 

There is a delicate balance when applying makeup to mature skin; to achieve a fresh, glowing, vibrant face, it requires patience, the right products and skills.  Here are the steps I follow to create that polished finish for mature makeup.

1.  PREPARE THE SKIN:

  • Mature skin needs to be hydrated because it tends to be drier and dehydrated.  The areas to hydrate are the eyes and the nose as this will improve the overall makeup application.

2.  CONCEALER:

  • Choose a concealer that has a moisturizing formula, apply it to the inner sockets, the inner lids, the marionette lines (lines that run from the corners of the mouth, down along the chin) and to the deep chin creases.
  • Avoid putting concealer on eye bags or on crows feet; however, you may conceal underneath the eye bag if there is a pronounced dark circle.
  • Do stipple (blend out), the concealer over dark shadows on the face to get a smooth even canvas.

3.  FOUNDATION:

  • Great foundation gives a youthful appearance, soften lines and sets a velvety finish. If you have not achieved this outcome, you have either chosen the incorrect makeup formula: Oil free, oil absorbing or powder foundation, which are too drying for the skin; or you have applied too much foundation or the foundation formula is too thick.
  • Remove excess oil from the skin by blotting it with a tissue to avoid using too much powder.

4.  POWDER:

  • Powder should be applied sparingly to mature skin; overuse will bring attention to fine lines, which will have a cakey finish. For a beautiful finish, go over the skin with a clean powder puff, as this will blend together the powder and foundation nicely.

5.  EYESHADOW:

  • It’s all about colour selection! Choose high contrast colours for an attractive, eye catching look.
  • Select medium light colours, they help mature eyes look lively and vibrant.  Matte medium dark eye contour on puffy creases works fabulous! It lessens the puffiness and gives the eye a younger, lighter look.
  • Rich colours like red and violet will appear as a black eye or bruises, also pearly colours and intense iridescence textures on mature creases ages the skin.
  • Drawing crease and adding eye contour can be tricky when it comes to mature skin. By lifting the crease at the centre it allows you to draw the crease in higher.

6.  EYELINER:

  • Eyeliner is important for defining the eye and giving it new life.  When lining mature eyes, gently pull the skin taut and release as you deposit the product. When the skin is pulled taut, it allows the product to be deposited nearer to the lash line; however, when the skin is released, it shows the artist  how the line will appear on the eye.

7.  EYEBROWS:

  • Focus on the mid and the upper portion of the brow when filling in the colour, you will end up with classic looking brows. When you fill in the remaining lower portion of the brow, you will create amazing looking brows.

8.  CHEEKS:

  • The zygomatic area of a mature face tends to lose its firm, plump appearance.  Be cautious when countering this area.
  • Mature skin tends to have broken capillaries on the cheeks, so help diminish the redness from surfacing through the concealer in this area, do not use red hued cheek blushes.

9.  LIPS:

  • To create a neat and straight lip line on mature lips, a slight smile is required; this allows the corrective lip line to be drawn effortlessly. A smile will taut the skin around the mouth making it easier to draw a defined line.

Well, that’s it for now beautiful people. Thanks for stopping in and reading about “Mature & Looking Fabulous!” Don’t forget to like and share my blog with your friends and family. Your support is greatly appreciated. xox

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International, Ltd.

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

Vanessa’s Professional Makeup Certification:  School of Pro Makeup, Toronto, ON

Credits:  Photos:  AJ

Material  School Pro Makeup

 

Lights, Camera…Makeup!

Hello Beautiful People!

(L-R) Makeup Artist:  Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman, Edward Kennedy Ellington, April Ellington (son and daughter of legendary jazz musician Edward Kennedy "DUKE" Ellington)

(L-R) Makeup Artist: Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman, Edward Kennedy Ellington, April Ellington (Son and daughter of legendary jazz musician Edward Kennedy “DUKE” Ellington)

April Ellington and Edward Kennedy Ellington, are the daughter and son of legendary jazz musician, Edward Kennedy “DUKE” Ellington, who recently performed at the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held in Toronto.  It was a televised event; and of course, as their Makeup Artist, I had to apply and use makeup techniques to accommodate the intense lights and camera they were performing under.

 

April Ellington and Edward Kennedy Ellington (Daughter and son of legendary jazz musician Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington)  Makeup Artist:  Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman

April Ellington and Edward Kennedy Ellington (Daughter and son of legendary jazz musician Edward Kennedy “DUKE” Ellington) Makeup Artist: Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman

April Ellington and Edward Kennedy Ellington (Daughter and son of legendary jazz musician Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington)  Makeup Artist:  Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman

April Ellington and Edward Kennedy Ellington (Daughter and son of legendary jazz musician Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington)
Makeup Artist: Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman

Applying male and female makeup for television and video requires different makeup applications; the female is given a full makeup application, whereas a male’s makeup must be more individualized –  it should never appear feminine, artificial or obvious.

Tips for television and video makeup application for males:

  1. A pale skin tone should be darkened by no more than one shade.
  2. Use minimal foundation to achieve a natural look.
  3. If the 5:00 shadow appears dark and dense, a vaguely darker foundation (in addition to the dark shade you are using), must be applied to offset the beard stubble.
  4. A male with barely visible eyebrows should be filled in with taupe, brown or charcoal brow fill that looks masculine and natural.
  5. A male with minimal bottom lashes should have subtle powder eyeliner applied to give the naked eye some distinctness.  The colour deposits must be close to the male’s flesh and hair tone, to look like their own natural feature.

Standard order when applying male makeup:

  • Concealer  is subtly applied
  • Foundation is subtly applied
  • Powder as needed

Additional makeup application options:

  • Cream highlights and lowlights for sculpting.
  • Cheek colour in bronze earth, orange bronze or tan.
  • Lip colour in fleshy brown orange, fleshy brown rose.
  • Eyeshadow in white matte or off white yellow.
  • Eyeliner in taupe, brown or grey.
  • Brows neatly trimmed, tweezed or filled in with taupe, brown or charcoal.
  • Facial hair should be strengthened as needed.
Makeup Artist:  Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman with Edward Kennedy Ellington (son of legendary jazz musician Edward Kenney "DUKE" Ellington)

Makeup Artist: Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman with Edward Kennedy Ellington (son of legendary jazz musician Edward Kenney “DUKE” Ellington)

There you have it Beautiful People!  You are now ready for “Lights, Camera….Makeup!”  Thanks again for stopping by the blog.

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Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

Credits:  Photos:  Kelvin I. Kellman

Material notes:  The School of Professional Makeup

 

Let’s Face It!

Hello Again Beautiful People!

Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick - Diva.   Face shape is oblong

Vanessa wearing MAC Lipstick – Diva.
Face shape is oblong – Photo credit:  Kelvin I. Kellman

Makeup Artists can completely transform facial appearances through their artistic cleverness using cosmetic highlights and shadows. The challenge Makeup Artists confront are the different ranges of face shapes, which can be either oval, square, round, heart or oblong. (Note: the oval shape face is considered the ideal face shape). Additionally, we have to consider other facial features such as the eyes, nose, lips, cheeks and brows and how they are balanced on the face.

Photo credit: blog.beautykafc.com

Photo credit: blog.beautykafc.com

Makeup Artists depend on corrective techniques of such as shading and highlights to restore near perfect facial symmetry. Here are some key points to keep in mind as you shade your face.

  • The purpose of shading is to create shadows to restore the natural dimensions to your face.
  • Since the purpose of shading is to replica shadows, the appearance should be flawlessly natural.
  • If too much product is deposited while sculpting and shading you will end up with a mucky effect, however, insufficient shader will result in a lacklustre appearance.
  • Shading products are available as pressed powder or a cream product.
  • When selecting a shader, choose a shade two to three times darker than your skin tone for successful contrast.
OVAL SHAPED FACE (Ideal shaped face) Requires no contouring.  Apply blusher to the apples of the cheek and sweep upward Photo credit:   www.evawigs.com

OVAL SHAPED FACE 

(Ideal shaped face).  Requires no contouring.  Apply blusher to the apple of the cheeks and sweep upward.

Photo Credit :  www.evawigs.com

OBLONG SHAPED FACE: Face appears longer and chin is more prominent. Contour the forehead and the middle of the chin, placing blusher on the apples of the cheeks and             sweeping it up towards the ear to widen face.            Vanessa is wearing MAC lipstick Icon.       Photo credit; faraitoday.com

OBLONG SHAPED FACE

Face appears longer and chin is more prominent.  Contour the forehead and the middle of the chin, placing blusher on the apple of the cheeks and sweep up toward the ear to widen the face.

Photo credit:  faraitoday.com

 

ROUND SHAPED FACE: Full checks with rounded forehead and chins.  Contour is placed horizontally on the forehead and the chin and vertically extending downward to the from the temple, just beneath the apples of the cheek.  The blusher is place along the cheek bone and swept in an upward motion for a slimming effect.

ROUND SHAPED FACE: 

The face has full cheeks with rounded forehead and chins.  Contour is placed horizontally on the forehead and the chin and vertically extending downward from the temple, just beneath the apples of the cheeks.  The blusher is placed along the cheek bone and swept in an upward motion for a sliming effect.

Photo credit:  www.totalbeauty.com

 

SQUARE SHAPED FACE: Strong and broad with wide angular jaw and square chin. Contouring is horizontal on the    forehead and chin and vertical on the temples and above the    jawbone. The blusher is placed directly on the cheeks to soften the angles.                                                                                                Credit: www.topnews.in

SQUARE SHAPED FACE

Strong and broad with wider angular jaw and square chin.  Contouring is horizontal on the forehead and chin, and vertical on the temples and above the jawbone.  The blusher is placed directly on the cheeks to soften the angles.

Photo credit:  www.topnews.in

 

HEART SHAPED FACE

The face has a wider forehead with a jaw line that tapers down to a narrow pointed chin.  Contouring is horizontal on the chin and vertical on the temples and along the cheek bones.  Blusher is placed under the apples of the cheeks and swept upward to soften the cheeks.

Photo credit:  www.jewellery.ru

DIAMOND SHAPED FACE

The face is angular and wide at the temples.  Contouring is horizontal on the forehead and the chin and vertical on the cheek bones.  The blusher is placed on the centre of the cheeks blending in both directions but not the ear.

Photo credit:  www.huffingtonpost.com

 

There you have it Beautiful People!  “Let’s Face It”, you are beautiful and you know it.  Love your face with its unique shape and shade it for the best result.

Vanessa is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

Credits:  School Pro Makeup

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The Colours of Autumn

Hello Again Beautiful People!

Autumn is such an amazing season, and I have been out and about enjoying the splendor of the stunning colours of nature. I have been walking with my camera through High Park, Humber Bay Park, as well as the beautiful countryside north of Toronto, shooting some of the majestic colours mother nature showed off.  Walk with me and enjoy “The Colours of Autumn” created by nature, as well as my attempt to mimic the colours through my artistic makeup application.

Vanessa wearing MAC Sequin Lipstick (A muted plummy pink frosty lipstick)

Vanessa wearing MAC Sequin Lipstick (A muted plummy pink frosty lipstick)

 MAC Lipstick - Sequin

MAC Lipstick – Sequin

Vanessa wearing MAC Sequin Lipstick (A muted plummy pink frosty lipstick)

Vanessa wearing MAC Sequin Lipstick (A muted plummy pink frosty lipstick)

Vanessa wearing MAC Odyssey Lipstick

Vanessa wearing MAC Odyssey Lipstick (A plummy berry lipstick with a frost finish)

MAC Lipstick - Odyssey

MAC Lipstick – Odyssey

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Vanessa wearing MAC Odyssey Lipstick

Vanessa wearing MAC Odyssey Lipstick (A plummy berry lipstick with a frost finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Capricious Lipstick (A rose plum lipstick with a lustre finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Capricious Lipstick (A rose plum lipstick with a lustre finish)

MAC Lipstick - Capricious

MAC Lipstick – Capricious

Autumn scene in High Park, Toronto

Autumn scene in High Park, Toronto

Vanessa wearing MAC Capricious Lipstick (A rose plum lipstick with a lustre finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Capricious Lipstick (A rose plum lipstick with a lustre finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Red Lipstick (brilliant bright-bluish red with a satin finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Red Lipstick (brilliant bright-bluish red with a satin finish)

MAC Red Lipstick

MAC Red Lipstick

 

A tree with autumn leaves in Humber Bay Park, Toronto

A tree with autumn leaves in Humber Bay Park, Toronto

 

Vanessa wearing MAC Red Lipstick (brilliant bright-bluish red with a satin finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Red Lipstick (brilliant bright-bluish red with a satin finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Sophisto Lipstick (plum rose colour with gold flecks, a sheer lustre finish)

Vanessa wearing MAC Sophisto Lipstick (plum rose colour with gold flecks, a sheer lustre finish)

MAC Lipstick - Sophisto

MAC Lipstick – Sophisto

A tree with autumn leaves in High Park, Toronto

A tree with autumn leaves in High Park, Toronto

A tree with autumn leaves in High Park, Toronto

A tree with autumn leaves in High Park, Toronto

Vanessa wearing Sophisto lipstick (plum rose colour with gold flecks,  a sheer lustre finish)

Vanessa wearing Sophisto lipstick (plum rose colour with gold flecks, a sheer lustre finish)

Vanessa in the countryside, north of Toronto, enjoying "The Colours of Autumn!"

Vanessa in the countryside, north of Toronto, enjoying “The Colours of Autumn!”

Thank you for stopping by my blog to enjoy “The Colours of Autumn,” your support is greatly appreciated.

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Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

Nature photos by Vanessa & Kelvin Kellman

Head shots by Kelvin I. Kellman

 

Timeless Bridal Makeup

 

Timless Bridal Makeup

~Timless Bridal Makeup~ ~MUA: Studio 67 Makeup Artistry ~ Hair accessory & veil by: Ellen’s Hats & Accessories, The Bahamas

Timeless Bridal Makeup

~Timless Bridal Makeup~ ~MUA: Studio 67 Makeup Artistry ~ Hair accessory & veil by: Ellen’s Hats & Accessories, The Bahamas

Hello Beautiful People!
On your wedding day, your hairstyle, your dress, and your makeup will be photographed in that moment in time forever. When looking back at your pictures five or  ten years later, what would you notice about your makeup? Would your makeup appear stylized and dated? Or, would your makeup endure the passage of time, appearing classic, demure and timeless?
Here are a few great tips for “Timeless Bridal Makeup” you should take note of:
1. Choose colours that are fresh, clean, simple but gorgeous

  • Avoid deep harsh colours

2. Choose exquisite makeup

  • Avoid heavy, overdone makeup; go for an intricate artistic creation – lovely for the cameras and easy on the eyes

3. Choose colours that are delicate but vivid

  • Avoid harsh lines by blending edges well, your eye crease should look smooth and soft, yet vivid

4. Give everyone their own individual expression with makeup

  • Work with each face in your bridal party as an exclusive work of art

5. Choose the right makeup for the various skin types

  • Assess the skin first, if the skin is oily, use water based, oil free, oil absorbing formulas; if the skin is dry, use a moisturizing foundation

6. Choose makeup techniques for longevity

Bridal makeup should be able to endure at least 10 plus hours of cameras, smiles, hugs, tears and kisses, yet still look amazing and natural.

  • Use an airbrush foundation, which is water based; it is very long lasting and require minimal use of powder
  • Use eye, lip and face primers
  • Use cake eyeliners or liquid eyeliners
  • Use waterproof mascara
  •  Apply a light layer of cream blush underneath the powdered blush
  • Use lip liners underneath your lipstick for layering


There you have it Beautiful People! The scoop on “Timeless Bridal Makeup.” Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your love and support.

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Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman is the President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

Credits: The School of Pro Makeup (material)
Photograph: AJ

Dare to be bright & brilliant….It’s Spring!

Celebrating the Colours Spring -  Ellen's Hat & Accessories (Freeport, The Bahamas)

Celebrating the brightness & brilliance of Spring
L-R: Pat, Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman, Nichole, Erica H., Karen, Shyron (late), Diane & Erica
for Ellen’s Hats & Accessories – (Freeport, The Bahamas)

Joie De Vivre Beautiful People!

It’s been a brutal winter here in Canada and just the thought of spring evokes nostalgia for radiance, vividness, brilliance and warmth, which are the colour trends for Spring/Summer 2014 – how cool is that?!

Colour trends for spring/summer 2014 photo credit: Fashionising.com

Colour trends for spring/summer 2014
photo credit: Fashionising.com

Do you want to rock these colours like a diva on the catwalk? Well, to do so, you need to know what your seasonal colour is.  Seasonal colours pinpoint the perfect makeup colours to compliment your eye, skin and hair colour.  You are either a winter, spring, summer or fall/autumn woman. I am a winter woman.

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  1. The Winter Woman has black, brown, silver grey, salt & pepper, pure white, or blonde hair.  Your makeup colours are blues, purple, burnt orange, pinks, magenta, black, yellows, taupe and greens just to name a few.  Examples of winter women are: Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Taylor and Halle Berry.
  2. The Spring Woman has flaxen, golden, or dark blonde hair.  Also, light, golden, reddish, neutral, or light brown hair.  Your makeup colours are greens, blues, peach, dark rose, light pink, and salmon to name a few.  Examples of spring women are:  Beyonce, Nichole Kiddman and Gwyneth Palthrow.
  3. The Summer Woman has charcoal, light to medium or dark brown hair, dark and platinum blond, soft salt & pepper, pearl grey and pearl white hair.  Your makeup colours are:  Aqua, lilac, dusty rose, greens,purples and pinks to name a few.  Examples of summer women are:  Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston.
  4. The Fall/Autumn Woman has coppery, red, golden brown, light & dark golden hair, also auburn and light auburn hair.  Your makeup colours are: orange, yellow, browns, greens, tomato red, purples and blues to name a few.  Examples of fall/autumn women are: Sophia Loren, Jennifer Lopez and Fergie.

There you have it Beautiful People, the scoop on seasonal colours!  In my next post, I will discuss the products to give these colours staying power and longevity.

Love you all and thank you for your continued support!

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Credits:  School of Pro Makeup & Studio 67 Makeup Artistry – Vanessa Ferguson-Kellman President & Founder

Vanessa’s photographer: Kelvin Kellman

This post is dedicated to the life and legacy of Shyron Parker-Willis, gone too soon!