On a quest to find Orlando's most creative makeup artists

Still on a quest to find the most creative minds of the beauty industry in Orlando... It has been the start of a long journey, and we have had no luck. Orlandoans seem to be less creative and more settled into standard beauty and bridal styles. We are looking for artists who use their minds and vision rather than rely on props, lighting, and models.

Most of the artists who have submitted works for review or feature have stayed within their comfort zones and have only used models with traditional model shaped faces and between the ages of 18-25. If artists can only work with younger women, why should we trust them to work with us in our 30s and 40s? Are they able to make us beautiful when we are older? Can they help us enhance our features without fancy lighting or interesting props?

Another area where Orlando makeup artists fail is their understanding of business. Yes, they can network, but no, many of them do not know how to follow directions, how to promote their crafts, how to treat others with respect, or how to be anything more than "airheads." No, not all Orlando makeup artists are like this, but many of them are. Perhaps it can be traced to being right brained - the more creative, artistic side. Then again, if it was a matter of being right brained, then their work product would demonstrate more creativity.

Needless to say, if you think you possess all of the traits and characteristics of a creative, aspiring or successful makeup artist in Orlando, we would love to see your work.

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Face Fashion Pure Happiness


bareMinerals debuted their Face Fashion Pure Happiness kit, which includes:
  • Happy Eyecolor (vanilla mint matte) (size: extra-small);
  • Wowza Eyecolor (grape royale glimmer) (size: extra-small);
  • Mini Big & Bright Eyeliner in Indigo (deep purple ink);
  • Chuckle Blush (cheeky peach) (size: small); and 
  • Mini 100% Natural Lipgloss in Funnel Cake (pink apricot).
This kit includes all of the basic colors you will need to create a simple, spring look with a pop of color. Wowza is a great color to create a classy look. Chuckle and Funnel Cake are perfect Orlando colors to create that sun kissed lip and cheek effect. Great eye popping colors for Valentines Day!
bareMinerals is available at:
Winter Park Village
Ulta
4.1 miles
520 North Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407.643.9129
United States
Directions
Orlando Square
Ulta
5.8 miles
1718 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando Square, FL 32809
407.858.9893
United States
Directions
Florida Mall
Sephora
5.8 miles
8001 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
407.240.6634
United States
Directions
The Florida Mall
Sephora
5.8 miles
8001 S Orange Blossom
(Inside JCPenney)
Orlando, FL 32809
407.851.5200
United States
Directions
The Florida Mall
Bare Escentuals Boutiques
5.8 miles
8001 South Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
407.855.9669
United States
Directions




Altamonte Mall
Ulta
8.4 miles
451 E. Altamonte Drive
#1473
Altamonte, FL 32701
407.260.6563
United States
Directions
Winter Garden Village at Fowler Grove
Ulta
10.0 miles
3203 Daniels Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787
407.656.0051
United States
Directions
Waterford Lakes Town Center
Ulta
12.1 miles
841 Alafaya Trail
Waterford Lakes, FL 32828
407.384.8488
United States
Directions

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A Jennifer Lopez spin on natural beauty

If you recall my series about natural beauty and makeup to enhance the same, you will remember the simple steps I referenced to make it seem as if you are barely wearing makeup at all. In my other article about enhancing natural features, I walked you through how to achieve the minimalist makeup look. The photograph of Jennifer Lopez, taken by Michael Loccisano of Getty Images, shows a similar natural look. However, Jennifer Lopez uses eyeliner on her lower lid to draw more attention to her eyes. Depending on eye shape, this can make eyes appear too small or even beady. Her eyebrows appear naturally sculpted with possibly brow liner or powder.

 

Jennifer Lopez still looks simple, natural, and sexy. This is an example of how makeup can enhance your features without being too much. Sometimes less is more, and in Orlando, less makeup equals less melting in the hot sun. You can create a similar look by using the products and technique listed below. Try experimenting and adding bits of color in various places to create your own style and add pops of color.

  • Preparations: Neutrogena moisturizer; Blistex lip balm; Studio Fix Fluid Foundation; Studio Sculpt Concealer; Studio Fix Powder.
  • Eyes: Shadow - Yogurt under brow, Malt in inner corner of upper lid to center of lid, Wedge in outer corner and remaining part of the lid, Concrete in crease; Molasses liner in a very thin line on upper lid above lash line; Wedge in inner corner under lower lash line, Concrete in outer corner of lower lash line.
  • Cheeks: Studio Fix Fluid Foundation two shades darker than skin tone and normal shade in hollow of cheek.
  • Lips: Stripdown lip liner, Curiositease lipstick, Cultured lip glass.

If you would like to adapt this look using Mary Kay, Avon, Maybelline, or any other brand, you can schedule a consultation to discuss how you can make the most of your makeup and your best colors. WalmartTargetCVS, and other similar places offer cosmetics at affordable prices.

Unless otherwise stated, all products are from MAC Cosmetics, which can be purchased at the MAC store in Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia as well as some major department stores or online.

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Catherine Frontin 2011 Spring Fashion Week inspired look


Orlando makeup artist, Catherine Frontin, brings us her look inspired by 2011 Spring Couture Fashion Week. She was inspired by Christian Dior's bright eyes and cat eye as well as Jean Paul Gaultier. The fashionable faces were created with a minimalistic color effect and a touch of bronzer. Eyebrows were filled in to be thick, and lips were inspired by Armani Prive. 


Face:
Makeup Forever HD foundation 128
Erase paste by Benefit
Concealer Duo by LUXX
Cargo water resistant bronzer
MAC Mineralized skin finish

Eyes:
Yellow color shadow from Sephora Palette
ELF cream eyeliner in black
Mascara: MAC Haute & Naughty
Define-A-Brow by Maybelline

Lips:
MAC lipstick in Violetta

MAC Cosmetics can be purchased at the MAC store in Florida Mall and Mall at Millenia as well as some major department stores or online.
elf products are not available in major department stores but can be found at:
1. BIG KMART STORE (2)
501 N ORLANDO AVE
WINTER PARK, FL 32789
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2. BIG KMART STORE (2)
1801 S SEMORAN BLVD
ORLANDO, FL 32822
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3. Target Stores
880 Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 85-65459
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4. Target Stores
3770 N Goldenrod Rd
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 67-00388
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5. BIG KMART STORE (2)
7603 TURKEY LAKE ROAD
ORLANDO, FL 32819
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6. Target Stores
886 W State Road 436
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 78-87377
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7. Target Stores
2155 Town Center Blvd
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 25-15133
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8. BIG KMART STORE (2)
1425 TUSKAWILLA ROAD
WINTER SPRINGS, FL 32708
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9. BIG KMART STORE (2)
13105 W. COLONIAL DRIVE
WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787
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10. Target Stores
3343 Daniels Rd
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 39-50111
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11. BIG KMART STORE (2)
3639 LAKE EMMA ROAD
LAKE MARY, FL 32746
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