So! My shoot that I did for Weight Watchers magazine was recently published! You wanna know something? It feels really really good to waltz over to the magazine rack and pick up your work :-)
Most people do not know that magazines plan and create their content many months in advance. I studied magazine writing intensively while working on my masters degree in journalism at Northwestern University (J school woop woop!). I actually interned for the fashion magazine Women's Wear Daily in London, England. So I'm pretty familiar with the process of how everything comes together.
It is funny how life works out. Seven years ago, I was busy collecting clips of my writing. I never imagined that I would end up coveting clips of my makeup work.
Anywho, this spectacular shoot took place towards the end of winter in Brandon, Mississippi. Weight Watchers wanted to feature Wendy. She is an absolutely fabulous and bubbly Barre instructor with quite an inspiring story. My assignment was to help Wendy look her absolute best. But, I had to make her look natural. I made sure to use the minimum amount of coverage that was necessary to give her skin a flawless but very natural finish.
So my weapon of choice for the day was my mighty airbrush machine. My foundation of choice, Temptu. It is beautiful but it leaves a completely natural finish to the skin. I also used some of my "day face" tips that I recently shared on my blog so that Wendy could look great but not overdone.
I made sure to match her lip stick to the color of her natural lips. And I used a very, very light peach blush to give her a very soft and natural flush of color on her cheeks.
Wendy was an amazing and inspiring woman and I had a great time helping her get ready for her shoot. She was even nice enough to give me a Barre demonstration at the end of the shoot. After two minutes, I was in some serious pain! Let me tell you, I could really use a good Barre class in my life.
All in all I had a great time. Work isn't like work when you truly enjoy what you do! I'm so grateful for this opportunity and I pray that it is the first of many more to come!