One of our favorite make up routines for a fresh glowing face I've taken a moment to outline the products used in these photos. Its amazing how just a handful of well blended basics can deliver a simple, easy to wear, easy to photograph face.


The biggest key to a natural face is to take your time and blend, blend, blend! Try not to over apply your products. Start with a freshly moisturized face (dry skin looks horrible in photos!) and a few quality blending brushes (or clean hands work great too).


I caught some selfies happening behind the scenes in our pop up beauty shop.



We rarely use the same beauty products. Often it's a mixture of our own favorites as well as our clients or models favorite products. Many brands deliver a similar look if blended and color matched properly.

I love the way my camera picks up glowing skin. Often I will dab an oil on top of a totally made up face for extra glow. Try it it's gorgeous!

When I can find it I will sweep on Laura Mercier's illuminating powder in starlight. It's no longer produced (and not on this list) but sometimes you can find it online. I've yet to find a competitor for a prettier sheer radiance. I had run out on this shoot but Sasha has a nice option too, see below.


Most days we are all doing multiple jobs and don't have the luxury of time or a makeup artist on set. All hands are on deck and we often rotate jobs, so we only use the most effective techniques for our shoots. Sasha did a fantastic job on Shelby's makeup (quick too) while I curled and pinned her hair. Ahh, for a shoot day with hours of hair and makeup time! Dream on, right?!

These pretty little flowers are thanks to our friends at Asrai Garden. Improvising is key and since a flower crown would quickly dry out we often opt to cut fresh flowers and pin them into our model's hair to keep the blooms fresh and the style more organic looking. Shelby's couture bridal gown is thanks to our talented friend Veronica at Veronica Shaffer Studio. Cheers and enjoy your last sliver of weekend! xo - Laura

Foundation : BareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Concealer : Nars "radiant creamy concealer" in color "Custard"

Contouring : Bare Minerals All-Over Face color

Bronzer : Gosh in color "giant sun powder"

Blush : Benefit Cream Blush in Majorette

Eyeshadow Palette : Naked by Urban Decay

Highlight : NYX Wonder Stick, WS04 Universal

Lip gloss : Bourjois Effect 3D Max


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