Makeup Party

What is glamorous?
What makes you feel sexy?
How do you bring your friends together?
What are you doing for your birthday this year?
How will you throw your friend’s bachelorette party?
What does true luxury feel like?
How will you maintain your reputation as the best hostess?
Why isn’t your makeup working for you lately?
Feeling the need to indulge?
Answer: Makeup Party by Lindsey Jones

I would like to introduce you to the most fabulous event of the year- which soon could be in your living room- a Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry Makeup Party. Makeup Parties are simple-  you tell Lindsey what place and time you want to throw the party, how many people and whether or not you want food (Mediterranean menu or Asian Fusion menu). It’s not a sales party either, you don’t have to worry about having your guests feel pressured to buy any makeup. Instead they get the best makeup application of their life- all thanks to you.

Just to give you a little idea, Makeup Parties are:

Lashes!

Champagne, mmm…

…plus cupcakes and yummy gourmet food!

Learning…

…or not! Totally up to you and your guests!

For inquiries and to book your Makeup Party,
Contact Lindsey Jones at miss.lindseyjones(at)gmail.com or 619-993-4945.
And more pics coming soon!

Wedding Makeup Trial with the Gorgeous Liz!

Can you believe how gorgeous this girl is? Seriously! She certainly makes me look like a makeup genius! And to be totally honest- she looked just as gorgeous without any makeup on. I just took her natural beauty and enhanced it. I took her to the next level of beautydom with a couple simple products- and it was awesome.
One of the problems that a lot of makeup artists have is always thinking that every person needs foundation. And that’s not true. As makeup artists we need to be able to take a step back, look at the canvas- if it looks good- don’t mess it up with foundation. This is especially true of girls with Liz’s coloring. I have yet to find a foundation that doesn’t make their face color look slightly ashy. But the good thing is that women with this color usually have pretty even and nice skin tone anyway.
What we did on Liz’s skin is Bobbi Brown’s under eye corrector, concealer, Deep Bronzer and then just a touch of foundation stick in Honey around her nose to cut redness (oh and of course pale pink blush- duh! :D)
The finished face chart then Liz and me.
Thank you so much Liz for everything!
PS makeup party pics coming soon!

How to Use Embossing Powder + a Makeup Party Teaser Pic

You will need:
1. A stamp- I had a little rubber stamp made here of my little lamb logo.
2. A heat gun- Amazon.com or any art supply should have one.
3. Clear ink pad- I got mine at The Paper Source in Brooklyn.
4. Embossing powder- which I also got at The Paper Source.
5. Something to Emboss- I picked up these awesome notebooks at Muji for my ‘students’ at makeup parties and makeup lessons.
6. A Scrap piece of paper.
Take the rubber stamp and stamp the surface that you would like to emboss.
Pour the embossing powder over the stamped surface.

Pour the powder off onto a scrap piece of paper.
Put that leftover powder back into the jar for next time.

Now just heat up the print with the heat gun and the powder magically turns into an embossed surface!

I also embossed some card-stock and made some cup cake toppers. They were a big hit at my makeup party I had today, which by the way, was totally awesome! Future blog post to come about the party, but here’s a little teaser…
After I showed the girls how to wear a pop of color on their lids and still look pretty, they couldn’t stop talking about my Bobbi Brights palette! And what’s cool about the palette is that all the bright colors are flat, meaning they don’t have any shimmer. Wait, don’t these girls have awesome tights? Love it!

My Makeup Party Prep! Plus a contest- win an invite! (ended)

This Sunday, Nov 13th I am throwing a makeup party at my house in Brooklyn! I went down to my favorite Brooklyn Chinatown beauty supply and scored all of these false lashes for my guests to choose from.  Just in case you were wondering- this is what $70 worth of false lashes looks like.
And these are the inexpensive ones!
There will be Mediterranean morsels to eat, bubbly drinks, music by DJ Stephen Casciano, and of course, makeup! All of my guests will receive a makeup application by yours truly. They will also take home a special Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry notebook filled with all of the wonderful makeup tips and tricks they learned while at the party. I’m going to be shooting pics and video to showcase how much fun makeup parties are! So everybody will go home with an amazing new Facebook profile pic ;)
I would love to have one of my readers come along! To enter, please send me an email with a picture of yourself and the reason why you would like to come to a makeup party. I hope you win and thanks for reading!
Contestants can write to:
miss.lindseyjones (at) gmail.com
Update: Congrats to Marsha, you’re the winner!

Now that I have my Glamcor Lights, I’m unstoppable!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about my new Glamcor lights! They are so cool! And with the amount of weddings that I’ve been doing lately at the Andaz on Wallstreet (Beautiful Hotel, terrible lighting for makeup artists) it’s a good thing I picked them up! Here is what the LED lights look like:

Pretty cool. And they don’t get hot.
Here is an awesome informational video on the lights:
Zuca + Glamcor = Love
You can also stack the Glamcor lights on the zuca the long way and there is a sleeve that will fit over the telescopic handle on the zuca. The Glamcor light set does make the Zuca a lot heavier and I can’t swoop in and out of the subway turnstiles like I used to. But when I arrive on location to do makeup- I never have a lighting issue- and that is priceless. Thank you Glamcor!

How to design a face chart: a look at the creative process

I decided a while ago that I needed a face chart. Face charts are a great way to show your clients the makeup look you have created for them. They usually consist of an illustration, an area to write and a brand logo. The illustration is colored in to show colors and pigment placement on the face. The area to write is great to describe the products, colors and techniques used. I am so happy that I will now have these little charts with me in my Zuca artistry kit! I wanted to share about the creative process behind designing the chart- so here you are!
Finished Face Chart!
The project began by Googling ‘face charts’. Then I pinned all of the charts I did and didn’t like on Pinterest here. I also pinned any sort of stylistic inspiration as well as illustrators that I liked. This is really important because you need to be able to convey what sort of face you want to whoever you hire to make the chart. I wanted a face chart to match the soft and pretty makeup I usually do. I also wanted an unconventional face chart- one that had personality and was highly stylistic- while still being pretty. I was inspired by Harajuku Pop art and Hipster BoHo Chic girls in New York.
Below is the very first draft- just computer paper and a pencil. I wanted to write out all the information that my client and I would need. I quickly realized that all the information I was trying to fit onto the page was taking up way too much space. I wouldn’t have room for the illustration of the face. It just wasn’t going to fit.
2nd Draft-  No lines on this one.
 3rd Draft- My illustrator, Tabitha, is awesome! I loved the face that she drew up! See below. I thought there was so much personality and that the face looked really, really pretty. And the more I looked at it the more I loved it. It was everything I had asked for in my Pinterest board and our exchange of emails, but better. She had gone above and beyond my expectations!
I was so excited to give the chart it’s first test run!  While I was filling out the chart I realized the eyes, and thus the face, needed to be slightly bigger. My smallest eyeshadow brushes wouldn’t fit on the lids without getting shadow everywhere. To solve this problem we moved the client info section to the back and made the face larger. We also lightened the brows to show brow powder color. That, along with changing the black lines of the illustration to a grey, really softened the over all look. Lastly we changed the Logo to say Lindsey Jones first, and then makeup artistry.
After Tabitha sent me my final draft (love!) I went to staples to get thick paper to print the charts on and a nice folder to keep them in. The paper needed to be thick enough for me to write with my Le Pen and also print double sided without the ink showing through. This folder has a pocket on the left and a clear 8 1/2x 11″pocket (which you can’t see) on the right.
 As you can see it fits perfectly on the side of my Zuca! And obviously I labeled the folder ‘FACE CHARTS’ with my pink label maker.
Does anybody want their very own Lindsey Jones Face Chart? :D
@ljonesmakeup
miss.lindseyjones (at) gmail.com

Animoto – Turn your photos into an amazing video!

I just have to share this site with you! Animoto takes your photos and videos and makes them into awesome videos. I just received this one from my bride Sara by her photographer, Anthony Vazquez.
So then I proceeded to make my own! The first 30 second video is free so I just loaded up some random images that I had on my computer- it’s pretty cool:

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

New York Fashion Week: Katie Ermilio

During New York Fashion Week SS 2012 I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for Renato Almeida and Sheseido for Designer Katie Ermilio


The look is a Shimmery nude lide, with a pinky gold lower lid, slight medium wing tip with black cream/gel liner and then a little liner under just on the outer corners. Mascara on upper lashes and lightly on lower lashes. Brows were filled in lightly, very light foundation application, Cheeks in either RS302 or RD103 depending on the depth of the skin tone of the model, #1 corrector pencil in the water line, shimmer on the cheekbones and in the inter corner of the eyes.  


Diana


Phylicia

Sydney (Renato did her makeup)



Me! Snapping a pic in the mirror! :D


We had this tiny little station for three artists. It must have been about 100 degrees in that room while we were all doing makeup. A tight and hot space made it very difficult to work. At least I didn’t have to work out of my kit like my friend, Susan. 


They didn’t have a table for her so she just opened up her kit and grabbed what she needed as she needed it. Crazy! 


There was this really cool jewelry designer, Freida and Nellie, showcasing their work with Katie Ermilio. They were one of a kind pieces- antique jewelry with friendship bracelets beautifully combined. The pieces were adorable and I’m totally ordering my own bracelet right now!





Makeup Bag Stow Away! And my latest beauty, Becca

While my friends, Lindsey T. and Stephen, are away in brussels I am watching their little Yorkie, Chewy.  I was reorganizing my makeup kit after a very busy weekend. And while my kit bag was empty, look who tried to stow away….
… it’s chewy in my Zuca makeup bag! Gosh, little Chewbert is so cute!
I’ve washed so many brushes today! But aren’t they just so beautiful? I <3 them so much. 
Speaking of beautiful, here’s Becca. We did a makeup lesson today because I was booked on the day she was going to have her engagement photographs taken. So I taught her just the right techniques and tricks so she can recreate the perfect look. 
Here are some notes on the makeup:
Lips: Red lip color, then wiped off- to leave a slight reddish stain, then Blue Raspberry on top. 
Skin: Skin foundation 3.5, bisque under eye corrector, beige concealer, beige/ warm beige foundation stick, golden light bronzer, pale pink blush (yes, I almost always use pale pink blush, because it’s the best!)
Eyes: Wheat in brows, Ivory all over, slate on lower lid, smudge lashes with Caviar powder, Cobalt gel eyeliner, 3 medium size false lashes and 3 small false lashes, no Smudge mascara.
Thanks Becca! 

FASHION WEEK SCHEDULE!

Mercedes-Benz Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week officially starts September 8 and goes through the 15th. Although some of the indie designers will be starting their shows a little earlier. I am very excited to present my fashion week schedule- hopefully I will be seeing you all in the tents! 
Show/ Date/ Time
Tim Coppens/ Wed 7/ 6:00-7:00 CONFIRMED
General Idea/ Fri 9/ 1:00 CONFIRMED
Saturday I’m flying out to do a wedding for the day in upstate NY amidst fashion week craziness!
Bespoke/ Sun 11/ 8:00 CONFIRMED
Katie Ermilio/ Sun 11/ 3:30 CONFIRMED
Yigal Azrouel/ Wed 14/ 12:00 CONFIRMED


Micheal Kors found via http://pinterest.com/pin/6231720/