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November 27, 2016

2016 has been an incredible year to say the least. As a makeup artist and small business owner myself, I always like to make an effort to showcase great companies I get the opportunity to work with.

Let's talk party decor! Of course you can hit up the big box stores and...

January 6, 2015

NYFW Spring 2015

Designer: Tanya Taylor

The Look: Bright Orange Lip

How-To: To recreate this look I first applied Murad Mattifier to prime my face. Next I applied Alcone at Home foundation using a Beauty Blender lightly moistened with organic rose water. Then using Alcone...

January 4, 2015

City Lights Makeup Artistry and Hair Styling services a wide range of clientele in the city and suburbs of Chicago. Our clients tend to be the sultry yet traditional bride seeking a classic yet alluring look for their big day, that will last.

One of my favorite weddings...

May 19, 2014

Good morning world!


I am thrilled and excited to present to you our recent mini project for Bedhead Boudoir Photography, City Lights Makeup Artistry and Jillian Conley. Jillian is working on showcasing herself with and without filtering, makeup, hair and photoshop #ido...

February 24, 2014

Hello flawless friends!

     I hope all of my local readers are staying warm in this crazy polar vortex! I wanted to take a moment to write about my recent experience working with the lovely people over at Radio Flyer in Chicago, IL. Makeup & hair for children is an exp...

February 23, 2014

Having dry skin can ruin you relationship with foundation, concealer and powder. When you have dry skin your makeup will get caught in the creases making you look older. There are many things you can do to hydrate your skin getting you looking younger in no time!


- Hyd...

February 11, 2014

I am absolutely loving this recent shot by Jennifer Avello Photography. The inspiration was messy wispy hair with bold brows. 


Makeup by Paula Heckenast 


Products - RCMA Foundation, Ben Nye Cream Blush, Mac Shadows and Bobbi Brown Shimmer shadow for highlight.


Model -...

February 10, 2014

A boudoir is a lady's private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French verb bouder, meaning "to be sulky" or boudeur, meaning "sulky".


You are never too old for a boudoir photo shoot! 


Boudoir photography is sweeping the nation and...

January 6, 2014

For this look I used Kett Cosmetics Hydroproof Airbrush Makeup for the foundation/blush and applied using a Kett compressor and Airbrush Academy C Flo Airbrush Gun. The eyes were done using Kett Cosmetics Hydroproof Airbrush Makeup applying by hand. I then layered...

November 5, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013 was a gorgeous days for a wedding! Markie, our stunning bride was glowing on her wedding day! Her family was there telling jokes, bringing back memories and getting ready for the busy day ahead. 


Markie went with a classic bridal makeup look....

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