Bridal Diaries, Lolly and Christina

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Hair and Makeup by me, Lindsey Jones.

LOVE these two girls! Next time I’m in Texas I will be sure to look them up so we can go grab a beer together!

I have never seen two people more in love! This was my first time working on a same-sex wedding and I hope there will be many more to come!

Congrats Lolly and Christina!

Photos by JohnMazlishWeddings.com

Meet the Makeup Artist: Kerry Crawford

Q: How do you know Makeup Artist Lindsey Jones?
A: I try to surround myself with positive people who share similar interests. So, I reached-out and said hello to Lindsey after admiring her beautiful work on her website and blog and liking her personality I sensed from her online presence. It’s really important for me to build relationships and connect with other creative entrepreneurs who I respect. It’s not easy finding kind, talented, smart people, you share chemistry with – so when I do I feel fortunate. Recently, we worked a wedding together and she was amazing. We can support, share and learn from each other. She is now my top fave makeup artist to recommend to others. She inspires me and makes me want to be a better makeup artist/business owner.

Q: What lip gloss/ color is in your purse right now?
A: It rotates – but it’s usually something pretty natural on an average day. Today it’s bareMinerals Lip Gloss in Fruit Cocktail. But to be honest, since it’s December (and wedding season is slowing down) I’m spending a lot of time working in front of my computer. It’s finally my time to catch up on my marketing and to focus on promoting my business (through advertising, and maintaining/redesigning my blog/website etc.), so these days the only thing I’m wearing is Burt’s Bees Lip Balm (GASP!) BUT, this doesn’t mean I don’t love to rock a bold lip using MAC Morange Lipstick or NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl from time to time.

Q: How long have you been a makeup artist and what type of work do you do?
A: One thing I’ve always known is that I am a visual person, an artist. I’ve had the knack for drawing and painting since I was very young, so it was no surprise that I attended art school and studied illustration and design and then worked for more than 10 years in that crazy world. I’ve enjoyed doing makeup since I was a kid – it’s been a hobby for most of my life without me really giving it much notice. My journey to becoming a professional makeup artist sort of grew organically and instinctually. For me it’s like painting, only on the face. I think that my knowledge of color, drawing and painting skills, and design background all enhance my makeup artist abilities. I’m also an Esthetician ( I worked PT in various spas in NYC+NJ for 5 yrs). This has been extremely helpful in guiding my makeup clients who have skin care concerns. Eventually, I connected all of the dots: artist + esthetician + indie makeup artist = my perfect little combination for happiness. I took the leap and officially started my own business kerrymakeup in Jan. 2008 – it’s been a labor of love and growing ever since. Continue reading

New Makeup Artist Business Cards

Here’s the new card! On my original card I had rose gold colored font on black card stock. But this time around I tried to match my portfolio and overall brand a little better with a tiffany blue color on a thick black card stock. 
I get the cards made at Crane and Co. and I order them from Papyrus. But the next time around I think I’m going to order from The Paper Source in Brooklyn. They give great customer service and their employees  are so creative!

Gift Certificates, fresh off the press…

…and just in time for the Holidays!

Makeup Application
What event in 2012 do you want to look your best for? Makeup Artist Lindsey Jones will come to your house to give you a makeup application for your special event, be it an anniversary, a special event,

reunion or a glamorous night out! $150

Makeup Lesson

Makeup Artist Lindsey Jones will come to your house to teach you all of the best techniques, products and colors for your lifestyle, coloring and facial structure. Makeup Lessons are three hours long. Booking available Monday through Friday. $300

Group Makeup Lesson
Makeup Artist Lindsey Jones will come to your house to teach you and up to three of your friends all the the best techniques, products and colors for your lifestyle, coloring and facial structure.

Group makeup lessons are four hours. $600

To place an order, email me with
1. Your name
2. The name you would like to make the gift certificate out to
3. Which gift certificate you would like
4. Your address or the address you would like to send the gift certificate
Please feel free to call or email me with any additional questions!
miss.lindseyjones@gmail.com
619-993-4945

An easy way to give this holiday season!

Allow me to introduce to you an organization very close to my heart, The George Malaika Foundation. GMF is dedicated to making education more accessible Congolese girls and women. Their foundation has very low programatic expenses and almost all the money they raise goes straight to the school and the children of Kalebuka, DRC. To learn more about the girls and The George Malaika Foundation please visit gmfafrica.org.

In the spirit of giving, this holiday season during the months of December and January I will be donating 50$ for every new client booking to GMF. As well as $1 for every like on Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry Facebook page.

Artwork from one of the girls, It says, 
“My name is Kunonga Kadiate, I love my school.”
I am spreading the word about my donations to all my friends and family through my holiday cards. I have been planning the mailing since October and I was so happy to send them out yesterday! 
Here’s a little sneak peak behind the process…
Happy Holidays!