Smashbox has done it again by revolutionizing the foundation! If you have ever used their Halo powder you would know how exciting this new product launch is. It is by far one of the lightest liquid foundations I have tried in a long time with a brilliant, buildable coverage.
If you are someone who likes a radiant and natural finish, this product is definitely for you. You can also easily build the coverage for a night out by adding some High Definition concealer and the Halo Powder for a finishing touch!
This product also has a great price point ($42) and has an SPF of 15 which is always an added bonus!
JRW Beauty decided to do another look a like photo shoot! One of our stunning models, Rebecca Reed, approached us with the idea of recreating the controversial Vanity Fair cover featuring Miley Cyrus. We instantly fell in love with the concept and this is what we came up with. What do you think?
Makeup Artist: Joshua R. Waller
This past weekend I was competing in a Fantasy Makeup Competition for the Asian Expo in Vancouver. It was such an amazing experience; being given a theme (Asian inspired) and then having to create an entire look within 2 hours. Not only did I meet some extremely talented artists and see various styles of makeup, I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone and learn a lot as well. Even though I was not chosen to move on to the next round, I was so happy just to be apart of the competition as it was my first one!
The inspiration for my look first started with a snake; since the look had to be Asian inspired and it being the year of the snake, I thought that was a really cool theme to play off of. So I knew right from the beginning I wanted the shape of the look to be very angular. Then I started doing research to chose my colouring (red, gold and black). I then started to really like the look and idea of a Geisha; their look is so simple but is so striking. Lastly, Lady Gaga became an inspiration for the look which I used in mainly the hair, styling and wardrobe!
To see the rest of the photos from the competition, go to…
Benefit “Hello Flawless” Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup
Price: $42 (Canadian)
Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Murale, Sephora.
Coverage: 3/5 (not quality coverage)
Colour Selection: 2/5
(Above): Joshua wearing Hello Flawless on half the face.
Every editorial has some sort of story, theme or underlying message that the artist(s) is/are trying to portray. Joshua recently created a beauty story simply by using makeup. The main theme was the stages of an unsuccessful love; the lover, the wounded and the heartbroken. The main character was portrayed as an aristocratic women who’s relationship fails.
The Lover: a sophisticated look; classic and simple makeup to represent a women of innocence, wealth and desire.
The Wounded: a sophisticated look that is starting to darken and become corrupted. The black and red ombre lips represent a woman who is going through a heart ache. The golden eyes are starting to deepen as confidence begins to fade.
The Heartbroken: a dark, lifeless look that represents a woman who has tried but has given up on the battle of love. The once ombre lips are now completely black, the once golden eyes are pure black with a gold iridescent. The face becomes severely contoured and has lost all cheek colour.
Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial
Here is Joshua’s latest makeup tutorial on the smokey eye! If you have any questions or suggestions for future tutorials, let us know!
Above is the duo eye shadow from Nars called Pandora!