Valentine look by Melissa Duran

Melissa Duran, Orlando area makeup artist did not provide an introduction to the look she created. Her model is Desiree Roby, who was photographed by Jolee Stone. Melissa did not provide a release, so we are held harmless should she not have permission to use the photos pursuant to Florida Statute 540.08.

  • Prep / Prime: sheer foundation and light powder.
  • Eyes: a soft wash of eye shadow primer gently buffed out with a buffing brush. A creamy shell color all over the eyelid contoured with a soft brown. A little drama was added to the inner corners by using a charcoal color to intensify the look. White eyeliner was used inside the eye to brighten the model's eyes and make them bigger with black, liquid liner on the top.
  • Cheeks: soft pink tone blush to accent the apples of her checks.
  • Lips: a sheer soft rose petal lipstick overlaid with clear gloss.

Possible 100 points:

  • 1 point for each positive comment up to ten comments (comment submission ends 01/20/2011);
  • 5 points for description / information sentence or paragraph;
  • 5 points for proper color information (e.g. blackened navy blue instead of thunder);
  • 5 points for strict adherence to theme colors;
  • 5 points for resemblance to theme and creativity;
  • 5 points for prepping information (e.g. moisturizer, primer, etc.);
  • 10 points for proof of permission to use images pursuant to the Copyright Act and Florida Statutes 540.08;
  • 10 points for professional etiquette; and
  • 40 points for diversity of age range, facial structure, and skin tone (e.g. use of older models or non-traditional faces or darker skin toned models) - ages 30-40 is up to 10 points, ages 41-100 is up to 10 additional points; 10 points for non-traditional models, everyday people, unique facial structures.
  • 10 extra credit points for "liking" the Orlando Makeup Examiner FaceBook page.
Points awarded:
  • 0 point for each positive comment up to ten comments (comment submission ends 01/20/2011);
  • 0 points for description / information sentence or paragraph;
  • 5 points for proper color information (e.g. blackened navy blue instead of thunder);
  • 3 points for strict adherence to theme colors;
  • 1 points for resemblance to theme and creativity;
  • 0 points for prepping information (e.g. moisturizer, primer, etc.);
  • 0 points for proof of permission to use images pursuant to the Copyright Act and Florida Statutes 540.08;
  • 0 points for professional etiquette; and
  • 0 points for diversity of age range, facial structure, and skin tone (e.g. use of older models or non-traditional faces or darker skin toned models) - ages 30-40 is up to 10 points, ages 41-100 is up to 10 additional points; 10 points for non-traditional models, everyday people, unique facial structures.
  • 10 extra credit points for "liking" the Orlando Makeup Examiner FaceBook page.
Total points: 19
Melissa did not depict thinking outside the box. It is a standard, glamourous beauty work. She has not showcased her work by using an unconventional model.