Oregon Bride Magazine, Best of 2010 Hair and Makeup Award Winner

August 1, 2010

2010 has already been an exceptional year for Face Body Beauty!In January we were awarded the Bride’s Choice Award for makeup and hair from Wedding Wire and Martha Stewart Weddings.

This month we were super excited to have been recognized by Oregon Bride Magazine as the Best Makeup & Hair for 2010.

We love what we do and are thankful for the many blessings 2010 has brought! Thank you to all of our friends, family, clients and colleagues for your support and loyalty! Much Love :)

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Brunch Wedding Celebration

May 25, 2010

I recently had another wonderful opportunity to work with Sara Gray Photography and several other amazing vendors on an pink and white brunch celebration shoot which was published on The Wedding Chicks blog.

 The basic idea for this brunch wedding celebration was to build it around a  feminine pink-and-white palette.

With this in mind, I designed a soft makeup and hair look for the bride using soft, understated pink tones.

I used a soft frosty colored pink on the lips as it photographs beautifully in naturally lighting.  Several shades of blush helped to create and enhance the natural flush of this glowing bride.

I highlighted the inner corner of the eye with a special shimmer powder to create a beautiful glow to her eyes. Just enhancing the natural glow that a bride always has! In keeping with the soft pink and white palette, I styled her hair in a soft side chignon.  Incorporating small strands of pink toned, irregular freshwater pearls added something unique to the style.

A special thank you to Sara Gray Photography for the beautiful photos and for creating such a wonderful wedding concept. Here are some of the other vendors involved in this inspiration shoot:

Love, June Bridal ,Fieldwork, Saucebox Restaurant, Foosie Design, The Party Place, Baker & Spice, Pix Patisserie,

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Things that are inspiring me!

March 23, 2010

 

As an artist it is super important and fun to be on the lookout for fresh ideas, styles and techniques! This post is compilation of things that are inspiring me right now! Hopefully you will find some fun inspiration as well!

I am loving messier and undone styles for hair. The beading intertwined in this updo is so pretty and interesting to look at! I love it!

       

This messy updo is super sexy and glamorous at the same time! A vintage brooch or flower would be the perfect addition!

A bun does not have to be tight and super structured!! I love the softness of this chignon…especially the soft pieces framing the face.   Absolutely beautiful!

Ok, I pretty much love everything about the picture below! It is not a look for everyone but it is such a fun mix of vintage and rock n’ roll! It is difficult to create texture with dark hair but this braid adds amazing texture in the picture! Her makeup is also amazing! I love the shimmery taupe tones on her beautiful blues!

I always love pink tones in the Spring and Summer! This makeup is soft, glowy and incredible! Some MAC eyeshadows I would use to create soft looks like this are: Hush, Girlie, Patina, Naked Lunch, Haux, Sable and Satin Taupe!

I am loving working with matte eyeshadows lately! A smokey eye created using matte eyeshadows is so subtly sexy! Penelope Cruz  in the picture below is the perfect example. No shimmer, no glitter needed to be sultry and sexy! I use the following MAC eyeshadows to create a matte smokey eye: Vanilla, Wedge, Brown Down eyeshadows and molasses eye liner.

 I do a lot of vintage makeup and hair styling! I love everything about the makeup and hair in this picture. The style is very defined and the makeup sultry! I love that the artist didn’t do a red lip! Red lips are not a requirement of a retro/vintage look! It is fun to switch it up with a pink lip or more nude lip sometimes!

I hope you found some inspiration in these fun pictures/ideas! It is important to try new things with hair and makeup to keep from getting in a style rut! As always, feel free to contact me anytime with questions about makeup and/or hair styling!

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Staying Current With All Things Beauty!!!

February 3, 2010

 

There are always new trends, techniques, products and tools coming out so we love to be up to date with all things beauty!!   

The Face Body Beauty team of artists get together at least once a month for artist workshops. Sometimes we focus on hair and other times we focus on makeup! We have a few areas/topics we focus on for each workshop. It is always way too much fun and such an amazing way to stay current and inspired!

           

Above, Nanielle is working on our model during one of our Makeup Workshops! We were focusing on soft & beautiful looks for blue eyed beauties!!

         

Above, Rebecca is creating lovely & soft look for our model…showing that not everyone needs to wear eyeliner on their top eyelids….some ladies look  much better and more natural without it!

Below, Oh how I love to backcomb :)   Imelda is curling every lock of hair just perfectly…there really is an art to curling correctly!!

          

            

Imelda and Jennifer are working on creating an “undone” style for our model! So popular right now!

  Such a beautiful, loose and undone style for our model!

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak into the workings of the Face Body Beauty team! If there is a certain style or technique you would like us to blog about just let me know and we can make that happen!

Face Body Beauty does offer both makeup and hair styling lessons so contact Jennifer if you are interested in either a one on one lesson or small group lesson! It is a great way to learn techniques for both makeup and hair! All lessons are customized to your specific goals and skill level!

As always, thank you for following the Face Body Beauty blog!

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Peekaboo Portland Valentines Party!

January 18, 2010

Peekaboo Portland Party 1/30/10 at the NEW downtown studio!!! The best Valentine’s Day gift you can give: a classy yet sexy picture of you! Peekaboo Portland captures the beauty of women, no matter what their shape or size! As a curvy woman myself, I can assure you that you will love the way you look. Jessica Hill of Peekaboo Portland, is amazing at posing ladies in the most flattering positions and making sure the light hits just perfectly to create a soft glow on your skin.  These two pictures from our last event are a perfect example of that! So beautiful!

Makeup and Hair by Jennifer, Photography by Peekaboo Portland                                 Makeup and Hair by Jennifer, Photography by Peekaboo Portland     

I will be in-house for the Peekaboo Portland event doing amazing make-up and hair for the shoots! We can create any look you have in mind. Some ladies love a soft romantic look and others want sultry smokey eyes…..whatever you have in mind we can create! For more pictures of makeup & hair I have done for boudoir shoots you can follow this link to the boudoir page of the Face Body Beauty website!

Here are a few pics from my own Peekaboo shoot. I am posting these to show other curvy/tall etc woman that you will look amazing in your pictures! It is such an empowering experience and I am so happy that I did it! My husband absolutely loves the little black book I did for him as my wedding gift. He was so surprised and impressed that I did a shoot! He could not believe how Jessica had captured my smile and my eyes so beautifully…not too mention a few other of his favorite parts of me!! 😉

Photography by PeekabooPortland

Photography by Peekaboo Portland      Photography by Peekaboo Portland

Here is more information about the Peekaboo Party on the 30th. Sign up soon as spots are filling up fast!!  You can also follow this link to the Peekaboo Portland Blog for more pictures and fun info about these parties!!

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 You can contact me or Jessica Hill for more information about this event! I look forward to talking with you and hopefully helping to create the perfect look for your Peekaboo Shoot!

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The Art of Weddings Show, 1/7/10

December 31, 2009

The Art of  Weddings Show…..A very cool show. It is a different, swankier kind of wedding show! It would be an excellent resource for anyone planning a wedding or special event.  Face Body Beauty will be in the show and I would love for you to stop by and say hi! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the show!

You’re Invited!

  The Art of WeddingsFor more information and to purchase tickets online go to:  www.artofweddingspdx.com   A Swankier kind of bridal show

Thursday, January 7th, 2010  

Portland Center Stage  

Gerding Theater at the Armory

128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209  

6:00 pm -9:00 pm  

 

 

 

 

 

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Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine this New Years Eve!!

December 28, 2009

Shimmer, sparkle and shine this New Years Eve! Ladies will often ask me for some simple ways to dress up their makeup for the holidays! If it is an important party or event I definitely recommend hiring a professional artist like myself to help you get fancy! This way you can be certain you will love the way you look!

If doing it yourself, here are some products, pics and tips to help you look fancy for your special night!

I LOVE this product! It is called “overshadow” and is designed to take your makeup from day to night. You just put it on top of your eyeshadow and it creates a beautiful shimmery finish…It is not glittery just shimmery which is a very subtle yet sexy way to be fancy! You can also use it on shoulders, cheeks and decolette to add a sophisticated shimmer!! You can find TheBalm at Sephora!

There are 4 shades…my 2 faves are “no money no honey” which is a beautiful ivory/gold shimmer and “if you’re rich I’m single” which is a little bronzey and great for a smokey look!

….remember to tap your brush out before you apply it otherwise you will have shimmer everywhere!!

Love glitter? Me too! MakeupForever makes some super fun and stand out glitters! A few ideas for glitter are to apply it with a wet brush on top of your eyeliner, on top of your eyeshadow or at the top of your cheekbones! You can find these Makeup Forever glitters at Sephora. More →

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Beauty Goodies for Christmas!

December 18, 2009

Hi Ladies and Gents!

Women of all ages LOVE to get fun makeup and hair goodies in their stockings! I have put together some ideas for simple little stocking stuffers that the lady on your list will be sooooo excited to receive! They are little and fun and will be enjoyed all year long!!

All of these ideas are from MAC cosmetics! I am a freelance makeup artist which means I am free to use whichever product I choose! I just happen to love using MAC! They make exceptional products that make my job fun!

First of all, there are lots of  “holiday” kits out there right now but I would NOT recommend buying them. Sure they look fun and pretty but they just don’t work as well as the regular makeup! You are better off buying the products they always carry! OK, there is one exception! I LOVE the holiday pigment kits that MAC does over the holiday season!

These are the MAC holiday Pigments that I love! They look little but these will last almost forever!!! A little pigment goes a loonnnggg ways! This particular set is called 5 Sexpot Smokey Mini Pigments! So much fun and the perfect gift for the young lady on your list!

A great gift for ladies of any age is eye liner! Here are a few colors that are great neutrals and work on pretty much anyone!

Teddy; a beautiful bronzy brown

Duck; a rich brown that glides on easily

Engraved; a dark black waterproof liner that smudges beautifully

Prunella; a dark rich purple that is beautiful on any eye color

Lipgloss is always a great gift idea! Here are some of my faves from MAC

Pretty Plush; a soft barely there pink with a little bit of plumper in it….what woman doesn’t like plumper??!!

Love Nectar ; Can be pink, can be peach…always beautiful!

Beaux; The perfect neutral…a little bit brown a little bit gold…love it!

Viva Glam V; A great neutral pink. Looks great almost everyone!

I hope these ideas help you find something for the ladies on your list! If you have any questions or would like some more ideas for your lady feel free to email me! I am happy to help!

 Happy Holiday and Happy Shopping :)

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Hello World!

September 14, 2009

My name is Jennifer Walker… I am a professional makeup & hair artist and I am excited to finally join the world of blogging! I specialize in weddings, boudoir and fashion! Along with pics and posts of what I am up to I will be posting fun makeup tips, ideas and inspirations. Enjoy and thank you for visiting!

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