Britt & Colby Macdonald

We were honored to be a part of this special day with this very special couple!  Our stunning bride Britt, who truly is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside...and awesome Colby, who also happens to be my all-time favorite player on "Survivor"! This gorgeous video was created by Krissi Cooks Films.  If you need a videographer, she's the one to go to! 

And the "Blue" Beat goes on...La de da de de, la de da de da

I was just thinking about how lucky I am to work as a free-lance makeup artist for DIOR! I've formed life long friendships with the most amazing people I work with, and spend the day sharing my passion of beauty with clients of all ages and from all walks of life! It's very rewarding, especially knowing I've helped to build one's confidence by how they look or feel after a makeover, or simply by just making someone's day a little brighter!  Also, for me....going to work in a department store is like spending my day in a candy store!...(minus all the useless calories.) Well, except the Caramel Macchiato I always end up ordering at the EBar... eek! Just so you know, I do order a skinny. ;) ;) I'm truly obsessed with exploring the counters to find the best that each beauty and skincare line has to offer and see what's trending. My last post was all about gorgeous eyes with blue shadows, and here it's all about the beautiful blue hues for your nails! I found a variety of blue's to choose from. NARS in Ikiru & Night Out, BUTTER LONDON in Chat Up, Giddy Kipper & Candy Floss, DEBORAH LIPPMAN in On the Beach & Blue Orchid, DIOR in Bleuette, and I'm wearing OPI in Gel- Can't find my Czechbook. (OPI's nail polish names are guaranteed to put a smile on my face!) It's funny, when I was getting my nails done at the salon, a couple of nice ladies sitting near me commented on my blue color and loved it! However, both thought they would feel more comfortable with their more neutral color polish. I say, "Why not go for it?" Blue is the coolest color.  It's the color of the ocean and the sky! Blue symbolizes peace, trust, loyalty and confidence! Besides, even if it's out of your comfort zone, you're going to change the color in a few weeks anyway. Go ahead, live a little! The beat goes on!

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  • NARS - Ikiru & Night Out
  • BUTTER LONDON - Chat Up, Giddy Kipper & Candy Floss
  • DEBORAH LIPPMAN - On the Beach & Blue Orchid
  • DIOR - Bleuette
  • GEL OPI - Can't Find my Czechbook                            

Spring's Beauty Trend for Eyes? Romantic and Powerful Blue's!

Spring's Beauty Trend for Eyes? Romantic and Powerful Blue's!

It's April!  Ahhhh, Spring is here!! Wellllll.....sort of!  The birds are singing and the flowers are blooming, but as I look out my window it's snowing!!...Yes, it's true, and I love it!  Growing up in San Diego where practically every day has perfect weather, I always dreamed of living in crazy unexpected seasons!  But just because there's a snow flurry going on outside doesn't mean we can't get excited for Spring's airy fashions and colorful makeup here inside!  

This years Spring's beauty trends invite freshness, vibrance and drama, and blues are at the top of the list! I was so excited to see this stunning look that Jaclyn created, and couldn't wait to share it with you!

 For Jaclyn's eyes she used MAC's limited edition Future eye shadow palette in Dark Energy, and Rebeleyes eyeliner. To create more emphasis on her eyes she applied MAC#36 Lashes, and framed her face with fabulous brows using the MAC Brow Definer in Lingering.  Jaclyn completed the look using MAC Lip liner in Soar and MAC Mehr lipstick!

Simply GORGEOUS!  Thanks Jaclyn!


Diamond Sugar Skull Makeup Tutorial!

BOO! J and L Makeup was invited back to appear on Fox 13's The Place, and this time we presented the Diamond Sugar Skull look with Swarovski crystals and gems!  Perfect for Halloween and Dawn of the Dead! This awesome look was created by renowned artist Jordan Liberty.  Click on the link below for his tutorial to create the look for yourself! Happy Halloween! 


Fox 13's, The Place Appearance!

It's been a whirlwind of fun and excitement since my daughter, Jaclyn, and I decided to join together and combine our expertise of makeup artistry by starting our company....... J and L Makeup!  You can imagine how thrilled and honored we were when the cohost of The Place, Dave Nemeth, invited us to launch our new company on their show by doing make-overs! The theme was perfect since we as a mother/daughter team did make-overs on a mother and her daughter! It was a wonderful experience and we can't wait to appear on the show again in the future! Stay tuned!!