JW-Makeup Artists Congratulates Grand Opening of The Lounge

Posted on May 22, 2013

JW-Makeup Artists Congratulates Grand Opening of The Lounge

Jess Waldrop – Makeup Artists and industry vendors celebrated with Vicky Anglo last week for her Anniversary and Grand Opening of The Lounge in downtown St. Petersburg. The Anglo Couture event showcased a sophisticated, elegant bridal design house on Central Avenue full of gorgeous bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, as well as custom veils and accessories to complete any individual bridal style. Unique floral arrangements, hors d’oeuvres, sweet treats and even a photo booth created a wonderful atmosphere and memorable event. JW Makeup Artists wish Vicky Anglo many successful and amazing years of creating one of a kind, personalized, exquisite gowns in the new location! XOXO

Want Lush, Full, Long Lashes Without Mascara?

Posted on April 17, 2013

Want Lush, Full, Long Lashes Without Mascara?

Fuller, thicker, longer, more amazing lashes are not only possible, but quickly growing in popularity with eyelash extensions which look naturally yours and do not even require mascara. Semi permanent eyelash extensions look undetectable and just like your real lashes. Single hair extensions in various lengths and thicknesses are carefully applied one by one to your own lashes and can last for weeks with proper care and maintenance and even years with care and regular fills by your certified technician. Normally, natural lashes shed every 60-120 days and new lashes come in, depending on your own personal lash cycle. It will be necessary to get a fill, or touch-up of new lash extensions every 2- 3 weeks applied to the new growth. Your natural lash cycle and proper care will determine how long you can go between touch ups and how long the extensions will last. The best part about the eyelash extensions are that you never have to worry about applying mascara and the look will still be beautiful and natural. The extensions are customized by the technician based on your eye shape, your own natural lash density, length and volume combined with your desired length and level of drama you wish to have. Certified eyelash extension specialist, Crystal Eller, always has an in depth consultation with clients based on the desired look and what each client’s natural lashes can accommodate. For the first 24 hours following application, keeping eyes dry and avoiding touching them is important, but caring for the lashes is fairly simple. After the first 24 hours you can shower, go to the gym, even swim and just be sure to just be gentle with them and avoid oil based products which can break down the glue bond with the natural lash. Lash extensions are wonderful for women who want attention on the eyes for every day wear but with little time to get ready in the morning and for brides who wish to look their most stunning on their special day.

Rock Those Nude Lips!

Posted on March 26, 2013

Rock Those Nude Lips!

Choosing the right nude color is as tricky sometimes as picking the “perfect red” lip. Done the wrong way, it can make a girl look washed out, or sickly pale - and that is not the look we are ever going for. First, start off with a perfect canvas- exfoliate with a lip sugar scrub or Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists recommend using your toothbrush to gently slough off dead skin and then moisturize with balm so your lips are smooth and fresh to prevent a chapped look that may look creased. Choose a nude color within just a couple shades of your natural lip color, but not lighter than your natural pigment to avoid looking washed out. You can skip the liner, unless it’s the same shade of nude. Also, avoid a frosty finish because it can make lips look smaller and thinner. Instead, dab some gloss to make your lips to further ensure no creasing. For the eyes and cheeks, this is a good time to play up your eyes with a smoky, more dramatic look and add a coral, pink, or bronze blush to complete the look. Our brides love to rock a nude lip to balance out full romantic lashes and a more glamorous eye look. So how do you know what’s the perfect nude hue for you? Professional makeup artists have a few recommendations. For very light skin, pink and rosy tones look ideal. For golden complexions, light beiges look the most flattering. If your skin is olive, you have a lot of flexibility as so many tones are flattering, try a neutral nude. And finally, for rich dark skin tones, golden brown hues are gorgeous. Play around and have fun, that’s what makeup is all about!

Team Shoot with Blue Lane Studios

Posted on March 14, 2013

Team Shoot with Blue Lane Studios

We had an amazing time at Blue Lane Studios with Carolina and Zekeshem, this time in front of the camera, as the ladies worked their magic to update our headshots and group shots for the Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists website. With the fun energy and relaxing vibe, it was easy to be ourselves and enjoy our "family" time together. We appreciate your awesomeness and talent ladies and cannot wait to see the final pictures!  Thank you for all that you do.

How to Properly Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Posted on February 26, 2013

How to Properly Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Good quality makeup brushes aren't cheap!! Taking proper care by cleaning your brushes will allow you to enjoy them for many years to come! Makeup, skin oils, bacteria, dust, and dirt get trapped in brushes which breaks down the bristles over time; cleaning them helps to preserve them longer.

For personal use, cleaning brushes 1-2 times a week is ideal, whereas for professional makeup artists, cleaning in between each client is a must. For quick cleaning between clients, JW Makeup Artists prefer MAC brush cleaner that can be poured onto a paper towel and brush heads/ fibers are to be rubbed back and forth over the paper towel until there is no more product/ makeup residue coming off. A makeup brush cleaning solution is ideal between clients or when sharing brushes because it dries quickly, cleans well while eliminating bacteria, and does not dry out the natural haired brush fibers as rubbing alcohol does.

Washing your brushes: 

1) Hold the palm of your hand under running water and swirl the bristles of each brush in your palm to wet the hairs, then pump a tiny bead of baby shampoo, mild shampoo, or brush shampoo into your palm and swirl the brush around upside down away from the running water as all of the makeup comes faoming out of the bristles. Then place your palm under running cold water and swirl the brush head around on your palm until the water runs clear and the hairs feel squeaky clean.

2) Take a cotton towel or paper towel and gently squeeze the excess water from the bristles while holding the brush upside down. Re-mold the brush hairs with your hands until they are back in their original shape.

3) When drying, lay brushes flat on a clean, dry surface and if possible, tilt the brushes downward. There are neat inexpensive hangers available at IKEA with clips and many arms that are also very useful to make sure the brushes dry properly.

You NEVER want to dry your brushes with the hair upright because the water will go down into the ferrule (the metal part) and settle and loosen the glue which holds the bristles together at the base. If water gets into the ferrule, over time, the hairs shed and the brushes will become unusable. 

Let the brushes dry completely for hours or even overnight, depending on the size and density of the bristles. If you have dogs or cats, dry your brushes in a room away from animals because they are attracted to the scent of drying natural animal hair of the brushes and tend to chew on them if they can get a hold of the brushes. Good care of your makeup brushes will keep them looking like new much longer, so protect your investment!

 

Ladies Night at Blue Lane Studios

Posted on February 20, 2013

Ladies Night at Blue Lane Studios

Jess Waldrop – Makeup Artists were invited to celebrate the special “grand opening” of Blue Lane Studios gorgeous Westshore studio loft where amazing photographers Carolina and Zekeshem also shoot boudoir sessions. It was an intimate gathering full of fun, hors d'oeuvres, sushi, desserts, wine, and makeup!! As Tampa Bay Makeup Artists, the JW Makeup Artist team treated guests, industry professionals, to glamorous individual lash applications and makeup touch ups throughout the evening. Thank you ladies for inviting us to be a part of your special unveiling event, congratulations on the beautiful new space. We had such a wonderful ladies night out –see you soon !!

Valentine's Day Sultry Plums

Posted on February 7, 2013

Valentine's Day Sultry Plums

This look is perfect for date night or a night out with the girls for Valentine’s Day!

You can use any combination of soft hued matte, satin, and shimmery plums for the eyes for this look.

Use any combination of violets/purples/plums you have at home to recreate this look. Have fun and experiment with colors for this special day <3 For new ideas on how to use makeup you have at home that you already have, Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists has private classes held regularly to make the most of products you have in your collection and to answer all your beauty related questions!

Products used:

-MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre” or any primer will do as a base (to keep shadow from creasing, especially on oily lids, and to cancel out any discoloration on the lids)

-Lid: Inner corner and highlight under brow: Urban Decay Basics Palette in “W.O.S.”-soft matte nude pink

-Center of Lid: “In the Gallery” limited edition MAC color but any soft matte plum will do

-Outer Corner: “Plum Dressing” and “Shadowy Lady” by MAC

-Inner Corner – MAC loose pigment in “Kitschmas” on a slightly damp brush to add sparkle

-Crease: Urban Decay Basics Palette in “Faint” to soften the edges

-Cheeks: NYX in the color “Mocha”

-Lips: “Crème Cup” lipstick by MAC topped with Dazzleglass lip gloss in “Date Night”

FINAL Touch : lashes- Ardell "Wispies" because they are easy to apply yourself in a hurry - we usually only recommend individual lashes, especially for special occasions!

How to Avoid Makeup Mishaps in Photos

Posted on January 30, 2013

How to Avoid Makeup Mishaps in Photos

Makeup for weddings and photography is different than everyday makeup; there are things to avoid with your makeup for special occasions when you know pictures with flash will be taken. In the pictures above, foundation or concealer “flashback” happened when flash photography was taken and the outcome was a white cast or patches that were far lighter than the actual skin tone. The main culprit for the makeup disasters above is SPF in a foundation or when SPF is used as a base under foundation. SPF, especially here in Florida, is important to use every day to prevent skin cancer, but there are the occasions to avoid it. When Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide is in high concentrations in a product, it is best to avoid them when you know you will be photographed. Also, be wary if your skin is dry and you are using an HD powder that is 100% silica- if these powders are not activated by oil or moisture in the skin they will have the white strobe unwanted effect. Be careful with mineral makeup because the skin can look very shiny and oily with flash photography. Opt for matte finishes in blushes, bronzers, and shadows rather than shimmers because matte looks more natural and shimmery and frosty makeup will look greasy and unflattering in flash photography. Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists carefully selects products for our kit that is long lasting, natural looking, and photography friendly.

We Love these Nakeds !

Posted on January 24, 2013

We Love these Nakeds !

Why do we love wearing these NAKEDS so much? These shades flatter so many skin tones and are perfect for a more subtle neutral and buildable to a bolder glamorous, smoky eye. The textures of the shadows are velvety and easily blend-able to make getting ready quick and effortless. The Naked palettes from Urban Decay have everything from satin finish highlighters for the inner corners and under the brow as well as lots of sparkle and shimmer to add to the middle of the eyelid to make eyes pop and stand out. There are mattes in each for the crease to compliment the cool and warm hues and the combinations you can use are endless. The highly pigmented shadows are amazing for bridal makeup, especially the Naked BASICS palette which includes six gorgeous “matte” shades, four of which are new and exclusive to the palette and perfect for photography. JW- Makeup Artists use camera and high-def friendly makeup and eye shadows which are free from frosty or reflective pigments which can ultimately ruin your photos. Eyeshadows that are frosty and glittery are great for evening events and girls' night out but can look greasy, oily, or even like huge reflective specks with flash photography. Bridal makeup for photography is much different than for everyday casual wear both for its long lasting qualities and the way it should appear on camera. More bridal makeup tips to come!

The Difference Skincare Makes

Posted on January 18, 2013

The Difference Skincare Makes

Beautiful makeup starts with the right skincare routine. Most ladies know that dry skin needs moisture replaced to help the makeup glide on and last longer without flaking. The most common misconception we have is that oily skin does not need moisturizer. This is the farthest from the truth and it’s most important for our Florida brides to keep oily skin moisturized to reduce shine and oil so that makeup will not slide off and makeup becomes more manageable against the heat and humidity. For weddings, Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists take it one step further and we use top of the line facial prep products as anti-perspirant together with airbrush makeup to complement a freshly moisturized face.

So, what’s the right cleanser? A calming cream cleanser is gentle yet effective enough to even remove eye makeup. If you’re at the gym or on the run, face wipes are also convenient because they are fast and efficient.

What’s the deal with toners? They are a helpful spritz that preps the face and are both moisturizing and refreshing- they are a good thing!

Treat problem areas effectively- exfoliate lips with a toothbrush and add a hydrating boost to lips to keep your lips looking supple and healthy. Your lipstick and gloss will appear more even and stay fresher, longer on freshly exfoliated lips. Delicate skin around the eyes may also need moisture to plump it up and maybe even a firming booster or serum to reduce the appearance of fine lines, dehydration, and discoloration. For breakouts and spots, there is an abundance of clearing spot treatments available as well as lighteners and correctors for all skin types. These treatments are best done on a clean face overnight and washed off in the morning. If you are prepping for a special event or wedding, do not try any new products you are unfamiliar with within two weeks of the special date in case you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.

What’s the best moisturizer? It all depends on your skin type, everyone has different needs. For severely dry skin, it should be quenched with a rich, concentrated moisturizer. For normal to dry, a medium weight moisturizer is ideal to hydrate and smooth. And for oily skin, light-hydration to reduce oil and help close the pores is ideal. For ladies with virtually even skin tone and non-problematic skin, tinted moisturizer hydrates and has the most sheer coverage for everyday use with the least coverage.

How to get a youthful, healthy glow? Your skin has a constant cell turnover, renewing itself around the clock as the top layer protects the skin during the creation of new skin cells. Cells start to build up on the surface as we age and the result is a dry, rough, dull appearance. Exfoliating your skin removes the older cells to reveal more radiant, younger looking, fresh skin that’s soft. It’s best to exfoliate gently to avoid irritating delicate blood vessels and with a synthetic sponge using circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Exfoliating once or twice a week will improve its texture and condition and in turn your makeup will appear more flawless.

The Difference of Airbrush Makeup

Posted on January 14, 2013

The Difference of Airbrush Makeup

Many brides still ask us the question: What is airbrush makeup? Well, our answer is that it’s a MUST for any Florida bride and absolutely wonderful for any special occasion since it withstands hot, humid weather and looks amazing in pictures. Airbrush makeup utilizes compressed air to spray a fine mist of foundation in customizable colors onto the skin. As a Tampa Bay makeup artist team, Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists custom blend airbrush makeup to match any skin tone to create a seamless, flawless complexion that is long wearing, sweat, and tear proof, for up to 14 hours. With airbrush makeup, there is no need for touch up, and the effect is an even, velvety complexion and texture that feels weightless on the skin, so brides don’t feel that they are even wearing makeup. Best of all, airbrush makeup is very kind to the skin- it’s hypoallergenic, oil free, fragrance free, and non – comedogenic (it won’t clog your pores!) It’s great for even the most sensitive skin types! For beautiful foundation makeup that lasts from the first picture past the last dance and makeup that has buildable coverage without looking heavy, airbrush makeup is definitely the way to go!

We <3 MAC Holiday

Posted on December 22, 2012

We <3 MAC Holiday

Loving the M.A.C Holiday collection this year, it’s so girly! This “All For Glamour Face Kit” is limited edition and sold out in most M.A.C. retail stores. Nicole Boyle, from Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists demos a subtle smoky eye using “Hearts-A-Flutter”, “Romance Me”, and Shadowy Lady” eye shadows and a bronze glow with “Golden” bronzing powder. Look for more professional makeup artist idea demos coming soon !!

Santa's Sassy Workshop

Posted on December 13, 2012

Santa's Sassy Workshop

JW Makeup Artists are offering makeup classes to the public! We have awesome Gift Certificate stocking stuffers for only $75 to redeem with JW Makeup Artist Fruma Aharoni who will teach you easy tips and tricks to make the best of the makeup that you have in your collection at home! The classes are intimate and include workshop and demo from professional makeup artist Fruma to teach you how to use any makeup products you have and help you create looks to fit your lifestyle and new trends. These make unique gifts for friends and family members and are sure to be a memorable and fun experience !

We do not sell makeup, we teach you how to use what you already have!

Call 813-990-0063 to purchase your certificate and reserve your class today! Weekly classes begin in January!

The Princess and The Pea, and the team shoot too !

Posted on November 23, 2012

The Princess and The Pea, and the team shoot too !

It was a whimsical day filled with inspiration, excitement, and laughs at the Barger Estate as Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists lent their creative talents and stepped outside the box to make the fairytale visions of Lissa Hatcher a reality with this Princess and The Pea photo shoot and finished the day with a most memorable team shoot. What an awesome, creative team of diverse professionals who all collaborated to make the day unforgettable after months of brainstorming and planning for this one of a kind project. Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists cannot thank Lissa enough for the creative direction given for the unique, beautiful photos and the precious moments shared that day. New team photos coming soon!

Never Never Land

Posted on November 22, 2012

Never Never Land

Never Never Land

Jess Waldrop - Makeup Artists was honored and thrilled to take part in the creative vision of Lissa Hatcher, award winning artistic photographer and Creative Director for the “Neverland” Shoot. The day was full of transformations- Wendy, Tiger Lily, Pan, and The Lost Boys, creatively interpreted by the Professional Makeup Artist team to fullfill a magical vision that is out of this world. Airbrushing, single careful placement of individual lashes, and acrylic face and body paints complemented avante garde hair for this extraordinary fantasy outdoor shoot. We can’t wait to see the final photos!

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