When I found out my sweet little sister bear, Rachel, would be attending The Elbys, an awards ceremony dedicated to Richmond restaurants, I jumped on the chance to be her makeup guru for the night! The theme for the evening is "The Golden Age of Hollywood" and Rachel's dress fit the era perfectly. A black maxi dress with white color-blocking and cutouts at the waist and neckline. Rachel and her boyfriend, Craig coordinated their outfits and I LOVE when couples do that. Craig wore maroon chinos with a black corduroy blazer (elbow patches included) with a white dress-shirt. His bow-tie was striped with black, white, purple, and yellow which complimented Rachel's velvet mustard booties.
In order to prep Rachel's face after long brunch shift, she did an Tourmaline Radiance Masque by Aveda (after cleansing). Her skin is rather sensitive and the natural exfoliants do not irritate her face. Next, we moisturized her skin with Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ( 'Luxury with a conscience.') To prime Rachel's face, we used Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer (only the best!) Lastly, we concealed with Laura Geller Real Deal Concealer, chock full of vitamins and provides major coverage!
Now on to the REAL FUN. Rachel got a whole lotta Mally makeup for Christmas and this was the perfect time to bust it all out! Mally is a Hollywood makeup artist whose line can be found on QVC and on her website, Mally Beauty. This makeup veteran designed her line to create long-lasting, flawless looks that anyone can achieve with her high-end products.
*Mally Ultimate Perfomance Full Coverage Foundation in Light. *Mally Eye Shadow Palette in Royal Plum & Radiant Taupe. (Inner corner: Shimmering taupe, Crease: Lavender Glow Outer Corner: Vivacious Violet Brows: Macchiato Lower Lashline: Espresso) *Mally Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Royal Plum. *Mally Volumizing Mascara in Black.
For blush, we used NARS Oasis and Tarte Park Avenue Princess for a little contouring and bronzer. Rachel's face was set with Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder. We finished her look with a Agatha, a peachy nude lip by Kat Von D.
(We failed to get a looking downward picture...oops!)
She is absolutely stunning! I had a great time playing with a makeup line that I had never heard of before. My favorite product would have to be the full coverage foundation. Her skin looks impeccable. Isn't she a sight?