Monday, October 16, 2017

Wonder Woman Makeup

I kicked off my Halloween inspiration looks with none other than Wonder Woman! An inspiration to all women who have their own super hero inside of them.

This look was pretty easy to create and not just because I am a professional makeup artist.  It may have some challenges for a beginner but over all it can be a very achievable look for you at home.  I must say detail and sharp defined lines will be your biggest wow factor in this look to get that precise comic cartoon finish. 

I want to make sure you WOW them this Halloween! Therefore I created a list of tips and tricks that will certainly help you achieve  your best Halloween makeup look!  If you try these tips and this particular makeup look tag me and hash tag me on instagram @makeupbymarilu! I want to see your looks! 


Wonder Woman Makeup Tips

1.  Make sure to use tapered brushes for the eyes (slim and thin).  For example these are your angled brushes and eye liner brushes for extra detail. Make sure they are not frayed and have bristles going in all directions because that will cause your look to be a little more on the sloppy side. 

2.  Make sure to do your basic face makeup first.  That means foundation, concealer, eye shadow, lips etc.  The cartoon makeup will be the finishing touch.

3.  A makeup wipe or makeup remover is going to be your best friend during this process.  When you make a mistake grab a tapered concealer brush and dip into makeup wipe or Kleenex with makeup remover on it to clean up uneven lines.  For example look at my Wonder Woman tiara .  Lines were not super straight when I free handed it at first but cleaning it over with a makeup wipe and brush allowed me to really get a perfect tiara.  Finally you will need to conceal the areas that the makeup was removed with your foundation.

4.  Make sure you use a MATTE Red liquid lipstick.  Reason being is because when you are ready to put white over your lips for the glare it will be dry and not mix with your white.  If you have a creamier non matte lipstick and it mixes  you will then get a pink mix you don't want.  These are the little details that make a difference! 

5.  Eyeliner Pencils will work great for lines of hallows of cheeks, neck lines and collar bone lines.

6.  For the star on the tiara start off small and build it so then you  can gradually sharpen the look as you get to the desired size of star you want! I used the thinnest tiniest eye brush from MAC for the star look! 

7.  I used the Makeup Forever Flash Pallet but using any makeup line or brand will get you the desired look especially if you follow these tips.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cool Makeup Look Using Kat Von D

If you follow me on any of my social media you will know I use a lot of Kat Von D products.  I tend to gravitate to a lot of her makeup because the colors are vibrant, long lasting, and over all the quality of the product is good, plus it is set at decent price point. And lets face it she is hella cool! ;)  During the holiday season I decided to try her new Matte Metal Eye Shadow Palette.  OMG in love.  So fun, especially for the makeup junkie/color junkie.  All the eye shadows are silky smooth, glide on with perfection and are rich in color.  

A video of this look may be in the works (long story).  In the mean time I really want to give you all the details of this look.  I am very pleased with Kat Von D's cosmetics.  The only product I had to alter was the Lock it Foundation.  I found it too thick for my skin so I mixed it with another foundation that gave me a little more hydration but yet kept the coverage. 

I hope this look inspires you to try some color and be bold with your makeup.  Have fun with it.  I also hope this helps you decide if these are some products you may want to try in the future.  I can't wait to  bring you more color combinations and more makeup inspiration looks using this fun palette. 

Below I have included all the makeup details! Will you be trying a similar look soon?  Have you ever tried Kat Von D Beauty cosmetics?  If so what do you think?

Till Next time!

Brows:   Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Dark Brown set with  DUO Powder in Dark Brown 

Eyes:  Kat Von D Matte Metal Palette 
  • Ribbon in crease and outer corners
  • Twinkle in inner corner and tear duct '
  • Feather on the inner lid
  • Loreal black gel liner
  • Roxy everlasting liquid lipstick as a double liner over the black
  • Loreal Carbon Voluminous mascara
  • Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner in Obsidian
  • House Of Lashes in Boudoir 

Lips: Roxy and Luv in inner lip

Foundation:  Medium Warm 53 Lock it foundation mixed with Loreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation in 208

Concealer:  Lock it Concealer Creme in M17

Bronzer:  Cargo in Matte (such a perfect every day bronzer) 

Cheeks:  MAC Saturn Blush (discontinued :( )

Highlight:  Anastasia Beverly Hills in Pure Hollywood

Setting Powder:   Kat Von D Lock It Translucent Setting Powder ( This stuff is amaaazing.  It always gives me an effortless glow setting my highlight/concealer)

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Update on Life

Hey guys! I have exciting news.  I'll be moving to Dallas in less than 2 weeks.  I'm excited for new beginnings and all God has in store.  The past couple of years have not been the easiest for my family and I.  Moving is always a pain and as you know as a business owner it is important for me to establish a business and grow a clientele. I'm looking forward to doing that in Dallas and call it HOME!  I'm thrilled to network with other professional makeup artists and photographers in the industry.  If you are in the area and follow my blog and  my work I can't wait to meet you.
Also I've been swamped with life and I'm currently working on getting my Esthetic license so I've been a little MIA on my blogging and social media posts.  I can't wait till I get settled because I am going to bring you the BEST!  Thank you to all of you for your support.  It seriously  means EVERYTHING to me!!!
When I was at church this Sunday I vividly remember one of the pastors speaking a word to the congregation and it ministered to my heart because I felt like God was speaking that straight to me.  He said we might feel like life isn't going anywhere and you maybe stuck in a waiting period and wondering if God's forgotten about you but in that time that is when the most action happens from God.  He is perfecting your plan, He is aligning everything for that right moment for you.  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

His Promises are YES and AMEN!!!!

I continuously have to remind myself of that!  He is faithful to his promise! I can't wait to update you guys on everything!


Fall Makeup Look Inspiration

Wow time flies! We are already in November!  And I am so excited I finally got to do a makeup look for you guys. I felt really inspired to do a makeup look especially since fall is here!
How did I find the inspiration for this look you maybe wondering?  I shall fill you in. ;)  
It all started with the Nordstrom Nsale.  This top that I'm wearing in the picture is actually from the sale.  I loved the color so I had to purchase it.  Then a couple weeks past and I was in search for a dark lip.  When I used to work for MAC cosmetics I remembered I  always loved how  Viva Glam III lipstick looked on me.  I made a MAC run to get the lipstick and while I was there I picked out the PERFECT lip liner to go with it MAC's Prolong Wear lip liner in Be Spoken For. Ugh it's the best combination ever! A few weeks past and I was ready for a new palette.  I kept seeing the Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills in my news feed so I ended up purchasing it too.

I used Love Letter from the ABH Modern renaissance palette all over my lid and antique bronze on the crease to create a smokey effect. I really like the change it gave my everyday look.  These colors compliment every skin tone! Make sure to try them you won't regret it! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Thomas And Friends Cupcakes

If any of you know me and follow me on Snapchat (MariluSegura)  you will know that my 3 year old son is obsessed with Thomas and Friends.  It's the cutest thing ever.  And of course as his loving mamma I feed into his obsession.  It brings me joy to know he wants to collect all the engines.  

My son kept asking me for Thomas and Friends cupcakes for his birthday.  And I could not let him down so I decided to make his very own Thomas and Friends cupcakes for his school birthday party.  I am so glad that I decided to make them myself than have them store bought.  We had the best time making them and he had a blast helping me out.

Most of you know I'm a total artist 100% It's my passion, it's my calling.  I love to create.  It's in me and everything around me is my inspiration.  So making this for me was truly fun and for someone who is not so artistically inclined it can be done and look great.  I must say I am so proud of these cupcakes as any mamma would.  They are my art.  

I really want to share with you guys exactly what I used and the steps I did to make these delicious treats!

First of all I started prepping the cupcake toppers.  I bought primary colored fondant at Michael's black and white as well.  I started my rolling out the fondant  and cutting it with the cookie cutters for Thomas, Percy, and James.  I let them sit overnight to set and dry.  You can add a little bit of white fondant to the blue if you want a more truer color for Thomas since his engine is more of a lighter blue.  

Second I started kneading some of the white fondant and and added a little bit of black food coloring to it to get that gray color.  Then I used a smaller circle cookie cutter shape to make the actual face of the engine.  I started to stick the gray faces to the blue, green, and red circles by painting the back of the engine's face with water ( i used a paint brush) and positioning it right on top of the particular colored circle.

Third I took my black fondant and added the top for it's head.  I made a T shaped top and for the bottom I mainly cut out a regular square.  All of these were made free hand.

Fourth I started placing the EYES!  I used candy eyes from Michaels.  I also drew out each one of their eyebrows with edible black marker also available at Michaels.  Here is where I really paid attention to the shape of the brow of each engine because that's their unique look that distinguishes them apart.

Fifth now I was ready to make the nose, cheeks, and smile.  I used a random tool in my kitchen to do this because I didn't have the proper tool to sculpt the face. I ended up using the end of a meat thermometer.  It was exactly what I needed since the tip was pointy but round at the same time.

The Toppers Are complete so I set those aside and I start baking the cupcakes!  I used non fade cupcake liners in colored balloons.  For the  I use Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix and I top them with store bought chocolate icing.  I actually pipped the frosting to make it look more professional and the real deal.! I simply stuffed the icing in a piping bag and went at it.  It was so easy and looked beautiful! 

I wanted to get fun so I added sprinkles on top to give a more colorful contrast.  And alas the toppers went on top and it was magnificent!  They were so cute and everyone loved them!  The kids in Manny's class loved them and gobbled them up!!!

If your little one is Thomas and Friends obsessed you got to make their day by making these Thomas and Friends cupcakes!  They are a hit and it will be precious memories to last a life time!

I hope you guys like them as much as I do!  Let me know if you try this out!


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Me As A Bride Again

How lovely are these pictures!?  Thanks to Judy Nunez Photography based out of Charleston.  I never get tired of looking at them because they are just so stunning.  While I went to visit Charleston to do makeup for Charleston Fashion Week I decided to do a anniversary photo shoot.  The location was at Boone Hall Plantation and downtown Charleston.  I can not wait to show you the rest of the pictures.  

The dress was perfection.  It was lent to me by Jodi's bridals in Charleston.  I knew I wanted to wear long sleeves and they had just gotten this dress as a new arrival.  It was the first one I tried on and I fell in LOVE!  

I know I haven't blogged in forever and I apologize for that.  I actually feel inspired to blog more and do more videos.  Sometimes I can't help that life happens and I get tied up but I know I can always come on here and just pour my heart to you guys, it's so therapeutic for me!

And I'm not sure who all follows my blog or even reads this, or who actually accidentally stumbled upon this, but thank you for reading and thanks for letting me share with you my life, my thoughts, my suggestions, my story.  You all mean so much to me!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mother's Day Giveaway

I am so excited I'm hosting a Mother's Day giveaway! This has been in my heart to do this for sometime now.  This day is so special for all women! As mother's we completely dedicate our lives to our family.  And we put others needs before ourselves.  I have such an admiration for every mother out there who works hard to give her family everything.  As a mother myself I know first hand the struggles and the challenges of everyday life and also juggling many roles in one!  

I just want to tell you, you are AMAZING!  And that's why I wanted to do this.  I really wanted to give back to a special and deserving mommy who will absolutely LOVE and ENJOY this wonderful prize!!!

Every mommy deserves to feel beautiful and be pampered! The winner will receive full glam Hair and Makeup by me and a photography session with Lauren Fryer Photography. And that's not all!  The winner will also receive all these makeup goodies pictured below!

This giveaway is open to all Mothers in the San Antonio, TX area.  Surrounding areas may enter but MUST claim their prize in San Antonio.

How to Enter
1.  Make sure to "Like" Makeup by Marilu and  Lauren Fryer photography on FB.  Following instagram, twitter and other social media outlets is optional but gets you an additional entry.

2.   "Like" giveaway picture and giveaway blogpost.  Sharing post is optional but gets you an additional entry.

3. Comment on the giveaway picture by telling us what it means to you to be a mother and why you deserve this gift!

**The winner will be announced on Monther's day May 8th**

Thank you to everyone who participates in this contest! I can't wait to meet the winner and make her look extra stunning!