Yesterday brought another blessing, working as the makeup artist and hairdresser at a photo shoot for Kristina, Miss Scottsdale USA 2013. Kristina will be competing for the title of Miss Arizona USA in November. Working on her features was like a dream. She has flawless skin, gorgeous cheekbones, and a beautiful mane of red brown hair! I will be following up this post with the finished product from her shoot and a product listing, but I want to share a sneak peek of the beauty that is Miss Scottsdale USA!
By far, there was one product that I LOVED working with at this shoot. Meet the MAKEUP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit. It is two discs of highlight/contour powders that are 0.17 oz each. This product retails for $48 dollars at www.Sephora.com. I purchased this kit from the MAKE UP FOR EVER boutique in New York City’s Greenwich Village. I will be purchasing every shade, it is definitely going to be a staple in my kit!
These two discs are perfect for achieving a very natural and sculpted face. I used the ever fabulous Bdellium Tools 953 and 945 brushes to sculpt Kristina’s cheekbones, nose and down her neck. www.bdelliumtools.com The highlight disc is perfect for dusting onto the tops of the cheeks, under the eyes, and just above the cupid’s bow. The shade I used for Kristina was 3-Medium Red Brown/Ivory.
The MAKEUP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit comes in four shades:
2-Medium Neutral Brown/Cream
3-Medium Red Brown/Ivory
4-Deep Neutral Brown/Ivory
All photos were taken by Bruce Yeung of Yeung photography. www.yeungphotography.com Bruce has shot everything from massive sporting events to dance teams to Sports Illustrated galleries.
Kristina will compete as Miss Scottsdale USA for the title of Miss Arizona USA 2013 at the beautiful Ikeda Theatre in Mesa, Arizona November 17-18. The pageant is the gateway to the prestigious Miss USA pageant, which is owned by Donald Trump. The pageant is produced by Casting Crowns Productions, under the direction of Britt Boyse. She is Miss Missouri USA 1995 and is well-known in the valley for sending beautiful and accomplished titleholders to compete each year. For more information, please visit www.missarizonausa.com.
Gown provided to Kristina by Roxanne’s Couture in Scottsdale, Arizona. Roxanne’s carries an extensive collection of gowns, shoes, and other accessories for prom, homecoming, pageants, bridal, and much more! The shop’s owner, Lola Harper has dressed and consulted many state and national level pageant winners. www.roxannesonline.com
Can’t wait to share another post soon!