I had a fun collaboration this week with one of my favorite humans and fellow hair friends, Justin Anderson. If you don’t know him, you need to know him. I can brag about him because he’s my friend and that’s what I like to do, so here I go. He is one of the most talented, hardworking, funny, and driven colorists in the entire UNIVERSE! (OH and he has big muscles and perfect blonde hair too….) His list of celebrity clients is major, yet he is one of the most humble humans that isn’t phased by any of it. But for street cred here are some of his regulars: Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Cavallari, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chelsea Handler, Leighton Meester, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus…..YEAH CASUAL!
Anyways, Justin and I met through a haircare brand that I am a HUGE fan of, and he is one of the masterminds behind the products, which you’ve probably seen me use called DP Hue. They have a few products, and one that you’ve probably seen me use on the regular is their at home root touch up kit which I’ll go into more details on a future post. BUT IT’S the BOMB dot COM! They also have a one of a kind product called the ACV Rinse, and it doesn’t really make sense until you start using it, but when you do, you will forever use it……it’s just that good.
So I play with these friends on the regular now, and this week we had the opportunity to join forces for a really fun makeover on the beauty Emily Ruhl. Justin freshened up her color and made her a brighter blonde, and once he was finished with her color, I played off of that and did a makeup tutorial.
It was really fun to collaborate, and we documented the entire thing. I want you to check out Justin’s video so you can see the hair portion. Even if you are not a hairdresser, the process is pretty interesting and it’s also a great thing to show your own hairdresser.
Regarding Emily’s look, I wanted to warm up her face so that’s why I decided to make it BRONZE and GLOWING. If you notice, I didn’t put mascara on her. A lot of times with girls with those light of features, mascara can take it too far or become way to made up. Since I did play up her eyes using gold/orange tones, it really brought out the blue and I wanted to leave it there. For me I never really know until I get into it, but once i got the eyeshadow on I knew I needed to stop.
She had previously micro-bladed her eyebrows, so I just adjusted the shape a bit and added more texture with a brow gel. I also contoured using a cream with my fingers (making sure it’s more of a grey tone), and then finished it up with a peachy nude for her cheeks and lips.
I cut together this quick video which is a new type of video for me, and I’d love to hear what you think! Do you like seeing new faces, and the quick edit without talking, or would you prefer to hear me talking as I’m doing the makeup? Let me know! I hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out Justin’s video, and DP Hue’s site (which I’ll keep on sharing in the future!) Xx