Makeup Forever 12 Flash Color Case

 I finally completed the Makeup Forever application for a makeup artist discount. My first purchase was a lip brush (article to come soon) and then on my second visit this 12 Flash Color Case. Really the only question I need to ask myself is what can’t I do with this palette? The possibilities are endless. I can make blush, lip colors, eye colors foundation, brow colors… 
 But for the most part I will be using this palette to mix with other lip colors and for high fashion shoots only. My makeup style is so natural that I will only be using this very rarely. 
I could not for the life of me find a good tutorial on youtube about this palette to share with you- 
so I’l be making one for you shortly! :D

Makeup makes you look more competent?

I’ve been meaning to conduct an experiment on career makeup for a very long time now. And I’ve decided today is the day. After a bridal makeup trial this morning, I was discussing with the mother of the bride this article from the New York times,  “Up the Career Ladder, Lip Stick in Hand.” The article reported findings from an very interesting experiment on makeup and how it effects the way people make snap judgements of you. For the experiment they asked about 200+ people (about 80 of them male) to look at photographs of 25 female subjects, aged 20 to 50 and of three different skin tones, white, African-American and Hispanic. They photographed each woman with three looks that researchers called natural, professional and glamorous (no makeup is shown below also). And the viewers gave their opinions.

Photo from the NY Times

Their findings seemed unclear and unscientific. The Times just stated that “Viewers considered the women wearing more makeup to be more competent.” Generally I feel this is true (because I sure do look incompetent without under eye concealer!). But what could have seriously off set the entire experiment was that the testers weren’t looking at the women in-person, they were looking at pictures. And as you may or may not know, makeup shows up very differently on camera. I suppose using photographs would be the easiest way to conduct a controlled experiment, but there are so many different things that you can and can’t see in a photograph (Article to come soon). Also, if you look at the 4 different images above, there is more hair in the other images and they are cropped differently.This could have also majorly affected the perception of the viewers.

I think Bobbi Brown had it right when she said to The Times, “the wrong color on a subject may have caused some testers to conclude that women with high-contrasting makeup were more “untrustworthy.” “People will have a bad reaction if it’s not the right color, not the right texture, or if the makeup is not enhancing your natural beauty.”
I couldn’t agree with you more, Bobbi.

I also think that the makeup you wear everyday should match your lifestyle. Before you put your makeup on, or while you put your makeup on, you need to consider where you are going, who you will be seeing, what the weather is like, what your skin type is like, how you want to feel, what you are wearing… and the list goes on. But trust me when I say this isn’t nearly as complicated as it seems. It might just mean opting out of eye liner. Or taking the time to fill in your brows. It’s really simple if you have the right colors, tools, products and little bit of know-how.

Work appropriate makeup is something that you have to adjust to your specific career, facial structure and coloring. Over the next couple of months I will be conducting an little experiment of my own. I will be traveling all over the city of New York interviewing women about their careers and how they decide to wear their makeup. I will call this great experiment Project Career Makeup. Do you know or are you a woman that would like to share your career makeup regimen? If so, please email me an picture of you, what your career is and how you have perfected your makeup look for your job. Thank you for your entry and I hope to meet you soon!

10 Year High School Reunion Makeup

We all take different approaches to our 10 year high school reunions. I think it’s because we all had very different high school experiences. When my client, Sofie, asked me if I could do her makeup for her reunion on Saturday, she was very clear about the specific goals she had in mind. “I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard, but I want to look my best,” says Sofie. We tried to find a balance between prettiness and sophistication- and in turn we produced a very subtle sexy look.
-On Sofie’s eyes we decided to keep it very sophisticated and subtle. Essentially we did a smokey eye, but very lightly and matte. For her brows we used Birch eyeshadow wet with Evian water. Ivory shadow from brow bone to lash line, Cement long wear cream shadow on her lower lids, black gel eyeliner very thin, then we smudged the liner with caviar shadow. 3 individual bunches of lashes on her outer corners and L’oreal voluminous waterproof mascara.
-For her skin we used a light hand and didn’t make the cheeks too bright. Light bisque corrector, beige concealer, Warm Sand Skin foundation (it’s so good!), Golden light bronzer, Pink Sugar blush, Laura Mercier Invisible powder.
-Lips, Mod pink and Rosy gloss.
Thank you so much Sofie! It was such a blast working with you! -Lindsey xoxo

Thank you note from my bride, Meghan

As you may or may not know, I am a really big fan of mail. I’ve been planning my Holiday mailers since October. I received this today and it put a smile on my face. Nothing says how appreciative you are and how much you care like a hand written note. <3
Adorable! It was my pleasure, Meghan!

Makeup Party

What is glamorous?
What makes you feel sexy?
How do you bring your friends together?
What are you doing for your birthday this year?
How will you throw your friend’s bachelorette party?
What does true luxury feel like?
How will you maintain your reputation as the best hostess?
Why isn’t your makeup working for you lately?
Feeling the need to indulge?
Answer: Makeup Party by Lindsey Jones

I would like to introduce you to the most fabulous event of the year- which soon could be in your living room- a Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry Makeup Party. Makeup Parties are simple-  you tell Lindsey what place and time you want to throw the party, how many people and whether or not you want food (Mediterranean menu or Asian Fusion menu). It’s not a sales party either, you don’t have to worry about having your guests feel pressured to buy any makeup. Instead they get the best makeup application of their life- all thanks to you.

Just to give you a little idea, Makeup Parties are:

Lashes!

Champagne, mmm…

…plus cupcakes and yummy gourmet food!

Learning…

…or not! Totally up to you and your guests!

For inquiries and to book your Makeup Party,
Contact Lindsey Jones at miss.lindseyjones(at)gmail.com or 619-993-4945.
And more pics coming soon!

Wedding Makeup Trial with the Gorgeous Liz!

Can you believe how gorgeous this girl is? Seriously! She certainly makes me look like a makeup genius! And to be totally honest- she looked just as gorgeous without any makeup on. I just took her natural beauty and enhanced it. I took her to the next level of beautydom with a couple simple products- and it was awesome.
One of the problems that a lot of makeup artists have is always thinking that every person needs foundation. And that’s not true. As makeup artists we need to be able to take a step back, look at the canvas- if it looks good- don’t mess it up with foundation. This is especially true of girls with Liz’s coloring. I have yet to find a foundation that doesn’t make their face color look slightly ashy. But the good thing is that women with this color usually have pretty even and nice skin tone anyway.
What we did on Liz’s skin is Bobbi Brown’s under eye corrector, concealer, Deep Bronzer and then just a touch of foundation stick in Honey around her nose to cut redness (oh and of course pale pink blush- duh! :D)
The finished face chart then Liz and me.
Thank you so much Liz for everything!
PS makeup party pics coming soon!