Sara and I have been friends for as long as I can remember. She is one of the most creative people I know. The first time I ever painted on a canvas was on her front porch. I had no idea what I was doing, but she encouraged me to go for it and I have been trying to be fearlessly creative ever since. She has great eclectic style, a knack for finding cool things (if it’s cool or unique she’ll find it) and she just so happens to be my skin care guru. Unlike most make-up artists, Sara is also an esthetician. So not only can she make you look beautiful, she can help you stay beautiful.
I met Christina last year when she shot David and I in a mock engagement photo shoot (yeah so many of you thought we were actually engaged….GOTCHA!) Right away I knew that she was special. She is one of those people who can get along with anyone. She has a GREAT eye, is super creative, and if you meet her, she will make you feel like a million bucks! Now that’s my kind of photographer!…lol!
We teamed up and decided that we wanted to show you a typical day look to night look. Sorry gentleman…this time it’s all about the ladies. We went through clothes that I already had in my closet to show how simple it can be. Nine times out of ten you have a new outfit just waiting to be born! That’s why my bed faces my closet, so I can dream up ideas…lol
The base of today’s look is a black strapless jumpsuit that I got from H&M years ago. At one point in time all the people in my life referred to it as my uniform, that’s how much I wore it. From there all you need is a few more basics to pull a look together. Here is what we picked out (well not exactly, but you get the picture).
The Day Look
For the day look we’ve paired the jumpsuit with a boyfriend denim button up from Forever 21, my favorite leopard scarf from Zara, some Dolce Vida black booties and my oversized tote. This look is SUPER simple and functional. Just add a couple simple accessories and you are good to go.
Clothes is fun for me, but makeup is not my strong point. I mean I usually only wear three things on my face (BB cream, skin finish, and mascara). So I told Sara that I needed it to be easy, and she did just that and gave me a simple day look that we could build off of….well simple by a makeup artists’ standards…lol!
For the day look we have: Foundation: Glo Minerals Foundation, Contour: Glo Mineral’s Glo Pressed Base, Highlight: Mac Mineralize Skin Finish (Naked You), Eyeshadow: NYX Roll on Shimmer (Tan), e.l.f Little Black Beauty Book Palette, Blush: NYX Blush (Rose Garden), Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow (Brown), Lips: NYX Lip Liner (Peekaboo), NYX Butter Gloss (Tiramisu), Lashes: Ardel’s Natural Lashes. I know this looks like a lot but it really isn’t, it took her maybe 15 minutes to apply it.
The Night Look
For the night look we paired the jumpsuit with a edgy faux leather jacket from Forever 21 with a pair of satin pumps that I got from H&M probably around the same time I got my uniform (lol), and a gorgeous chunky necklace from Zara (borrowed it from Christina, I told you she has good taste).
For the evening make-up Sara really did keep it simple! She added NYX’s Crystal Liner in gold to the eyelid and punched up the lips with Sugar Plum Fairy by Wet and Wild! Can you believe it? When was the last time you used Wet and Wild??
We had so much fun putting this post together for you guys. I mean it was especially fun for me to have girl time and to play dress-up! Special thanks to Christina for taking such amazing photos. You must check out her website ChristinaChicoPhotography.com! She is fantastic! And ladies if you want to do a special shoot for a special someone she takes BEAUTIFUL boudoir photos with her other business, Sweet Kisses Boudoir. Another huge thank you to Sara for gussying me up! If you are looking to get your makeup done for any type of event, Sara is your girl. Or if you need a facial or want a skin care consultation I would HIGHLY recommend her! I used to have pretty bad acne from middle school all the way through college and Sara stood by my side until it was gone. Like Makeup By Sara Eleen on Facebook and keep an eye out for her new website! As always thank YOU for reading, sharing and leaving all of your wonderful comments. You guys light up my life!