Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Learning Curve

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending a M.A.C Pro workshop for Bridal Makeup at the M.A.C Pro store with the fabulous Keri Blair.
As an artist, I am always looking for new techniques and pride myself on learning as I go.
Makeup is an ever-changing art form and there is always something new to learn so I love to attend different types of classes and see what I can see!

Keri is a M.A.C senior artist and absolutely A-MAZING.
I've never met her before but her energy and demeanor inspired me a great deal.
She answered all of our questions regarding the wedding makeup business and then did a brief demo.
One of my favorite things (aside from her fabulous personality) was that she did not stick to having a simple and muted palette for the "bride".
She smoked her eyes out big time but in a non-i'm-going-out-partying-tonight kind of way.
Quite ethereal really - sadly I didnt get a pic on my phone but if you have a chance ; go check out her site see some of her amazing work!

As a M.A.C Pro Student member I have the opportunity to take Master Classes that they offer and learn new techniques, be exposed to new products and shop my heart out!
My kind of day.

Here'a  quick pic of what I scored - nothing major just some key basics to add to my ever growing kit!

face charts, lip conditioner, brush cleaner, brush #130, Fix+, complete comfort creme

And last week I received my order from Red Ginger via Hautelook:

15 shade concealer/corrector palette & 32 lip color palette

Self- Promotion

I don't have "sponsors" for this blog but from time to time I do plug certain brands or businesses simply because I like them.
Not because they are paying for ad space or have given me kick backs.
Not saying that I'm opposed to that ( Hear that Target, Nordstrom, Smashbox and M.A.C??)
But having said that I have to do some shameless plugging for ME for once!
Many of you know that I am a makeup artist in my "spare time" and have been honing my skills for the better part of the last decade. 
Well this year I plan to take my business to a whole new level and that's where YOU come in!
So please go to Facebook (you're going to check it in 20 minutes anyway if you're not already logged on)  
and "Like"my business page 
feel free to recommend to all your friends as well!!!
About Sweet Emotions:
Sweet Emotions Makeup Artistry  was conceived by Amber Dorsey  in 2007 and inspired by her love of makeup and all things beauty related. 
Her goal is to create wondrous moments of glamor, educate to keep clients informed and to inspire women to be their very best version of themselves every day.
Sweet Emotions Makeup Artistry  is a full service makeup artistry company dedicated to providing makeup application and education to women of all walks of life, having them recognize the beauty within and helping them to let it shine!
Amber has a strong desire to make women feel beautiful in their own skin and provides a training and education service that teaches women of all ages and races how to apply makeup that compliments not only their complexion but age as well!
Amber has spent the better part of the last decade making up her friends and family for every occasion and finally decided to bring her artistry skills to the public!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Photo shoot mania

Good afternoon my lovelies!
This past weekend was filled with makeup madness.
Saturday was a portfolio shoot for my new website (stay tuned!) , followed by a fun makeup application for an anniversary party for a girlfriend and Sunday was a bridal consultation!
Good times!
For the photo shoot on Saturday 5 of my fabulous co-workers happily volunteered their faces so I could create a few fun looks I hadn't tried and my fabulous friend, Rob, was gracious enough to lend out his studio and take the pictures for me ( he has wicked photography skills).
I did a total of 6 looks on 6 different faces in about 5 hours while rocking out the choice musical selection and giggling the day away.
I had a few inspiration pictures and was excited all the girls were totally game for whatever I had in mind.
Most of the models generally wear little to no makeup on a daily basis so it was a bit of a shock to see themselves so glammed out but I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out.

Here are a  few sneak peek's!!

Tell me what you think!!