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

 

Lips that Says….Ooh, Ahh, Nice!

Hello Beautiful People!

Vanessa wearing MAC Taupe Lipstick

Vanessa wearing MAC Taupe Lipstick

We are 41 days into summer and I am having an awesome time so far. I am playing lots of tennis and with my serves and ground strokes on point, I couldn’t be happier.  I have been going on daily nature walks, appreciating the picturesque landscapes, breathing fresh, crisp, clean air and thinking “Life is so good!”  So, how is your summer going?  Let me know what you have been up to.

Ok….Let’s take a look at some “Lips that Says….Ooh, Ahh, Nice!” featuring MAC’s Lipsticks in Taupe, Twig and ‘O’.  These are some of the nude lipsticks I have been wearing, however, I will be transitioning to some vibrant colours just for the fun of it.

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For fantastic results when applying your lipstick, here are some great tips:

  1. Your lips will love you for priming them first!  Priming moisturizes your lips and gives your product colour, vibrancy and longevity.
  2. Always sharpen your lip liner to achieve well defined lines, and also for sanitary purposes.
  3. When lining your lips, use quick effortless strokes.
  4. Use a lip brush to apply your lipstick, it will give you a polished finish.

MY EYES

  • UDPP
  • MAC Concealer NW 45
  • Ben Nye Concealer D13.
  • Naked Palettes 1 & 3
  • MAC Eye Khol – Smolder
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Liquid Liner
  • L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
  • QUO Lashes – Flirty

MY FACE

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation – Cappuccino
  • MAC Sheer/Pressed Powder – NW43
  • MAC Mineralized Blush – Love Joy
  • Ben Nye Banana Powder (highlighter)

MY LIPS

  • Coastal Scents – Coffee  & Natural Lip Pencils
  • MAC Taupe, Twig and ‘O’ Lipsticks
  • MAC Prep+Prime Lip
  • MAC 316 Lip Brush

Well, there you have it Beautiful People!  “Lips that Says……”Ooh, Ahh, Nice!” Thanks for stopping by and continue to enjoy your summer.

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Vanessa  is President & Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry International & The Etiquette Society International, Ltd.

Photo Credits: Kelvin I Kellaman

Photo with Mask – AJ

Foundation~ Forever~Flawless

Hey Beautiful People! Did you know your foundation is the first step to achieving flawless makeup? Think of it as constructing a building; let’s use for example the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates – officially the tallest building in the world.  In order for that building to stand with its astonishing attraction and apex, the first step was the structurally sound “foundation”.  So, as with makeup application, the foundation counts for 60% of the overall success;  conversely, if you apply your foundation incorrectly, the results of your finished work would probably get a few OMG’s! and some LOL’s!

Here are the key Functions & Benefits of Foundations

The Function:

  1. Foundation evens out your skin tone
  2. Foundation softens the lines in your face
  3. Foundation alters your skin colour in value for corrective purposes (value here means the lightness and darkness of your colour)
  4. Foundation moisturizes and hydrates the skin and provides S.P.F. (Sun Protection Factor)

The Benefits:

  1. Your skin will appear smoother and more radiant
  2. The S.P.F in foundations reduces premature aging and some skin cancers
  3. Problems with oiliness and drying?  Depending on the formula of your foundation these issues can be successfully managed

Application:

  1. Foundations are generally applied with a sponge, foundation brush, or airbrush
  2. Choose a base colour that is close to your skin’s natural colouring.  Your hand should not be used to get the correct foundation colour, instead the skin colour from your neck should be used to obtain a correct match

Which foundation do you use? I like the results I get from Revlon Color Stay in Cappuccino. It’s an amazing foundation.

credits: Studio 67 Makeup Artistry & School Pro Makeup