Sunday, February 26, 2017

Academy Award and other Red Carpet Makeup

It's no secret that I love a good red carpet. I love watching the fashion as it goes strolling by, and I will forever hear Joan Rivers in my mind as I sit on the couch popcorn in hand to watch. I genuinely care about the  fashion and fantastic gowns, but  as you've probably already guessed, I'm watching to see the makeup! 

Red Carpet looks bring us back to our makeup roots (so to speak)! In the days where Instagram and  social media how to and DIY-ers have influenced the overkill contour and dramatic looks, I love turning to the red carpet for classic Hollywood glamour.

The '80s happen to be trending in beauty for 2017, and we love how Bell took the trend to the red carpet. Her voluminous, side-swept hair gives a nod to the era without looking stiff (the key is to use a mousse from this century).
Take for instance, Kristen Bell and Kerry Washington on the Red Carpet for the 2017 Golden Globes. How amazing do they look? The best part about these great looks, is that all of us average Joe spectators in the audience can translate these looks so effortlessly into our daily lives! We can copy these trends ourselves.This is real makeup, people! These are the trends you'll purchase and use every day! 

With that said, for a little fun on the blog today, I've created this red carpet worthy look below. A link to products will be provided. Thanks to the model Emily, for being a good sport. Should you want to see the tutorial, head on over to my YouTube channel. It will be posted soon after. 

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I hope to get the tutorial up for this look ASAP on my YouTube Channel: ! We had a lot of fun making the video. It is my first video, brought to you by many requests from friends and clients, so it's a new to me. Like the said in the 90s be kind rewind. LOL

Here's to the Oscar's, may your film win!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017


If you've made it to the blog, I'm going to assume you already know that my name is Katelyn and that I am a working Professional Makeup Artist! I've created this blog as a place to showcase my life and work.... If you have any specific requests regarding content, I'm happy to work with you, but for now I'll start with the wonderful experience that has been IMATS LA.

IMATS 2017

In Mid January, I flew out to Los Angeles, California to return to work for the Eve Pearl team at IMATS LA 2017 for the second time. For those of you new to the makeup world, that stands for the International Makeup Artist Tradeshow, or what is known as  the biggest gathering event of enthusiasts, artists, and pro artists there is. 

Every year a crowd gathers in Pasadena, CA in hopes to snag a deal, attend master classes, learn new techniques, and take photos with their makeup artist idols. People wait in lines for hours for this three day (one day exclusive to pro card holders only) event, and everywhere surrounding you is artistic expression, inspiration, and MAKEUP! 

Three years ago, I was just a member of the pro card crowd. I stood in line with my best friend Matt. We had no idea what to expect, as we were just excited to be spending some time together after a year of living in different states.  We attended as guests under my pro card, and had the time of our lives. Little did we know how drastically our lives would change from that moment on.

If you had asked me in 2015 if I would be working the show, I probably would have laughed in your face, but as fate would have it, I was asked/allowed/blessed to work with 5 time Emmy award winner Eve Pearl. I was a part of a team assisting an artist I had admired for a very long time. I was learning and I was growing alongside someone who had paved the way for artists like myself for years prior to! What a feeling. 

This years experience was nothing short of my expectations. We arrived to setup and I was instantly greeted by my team members from the previous year. A sisterhood of  Team EVE P! A lot of work goes into producing an IMATS. From Setup to Teardown people from all over come together to celebrate the industry.

More Updates coming soon! Stay TUNED!!