Hair & Makeup by Lu531
hair stylist, makeup artist
The Bronx, NY
Master Makeup Artist, Cosmetologist
Hi, my name is Lucy but my friends and family call me Lu, for short. I am really excited about taking this course because in my other school (American Beauty School), I learned the basics of makeup, hair-cutting, and mani/pedi, but makeup artistry is what really became my passion. I've seen so many pretty women that with a tiny bit of makeup can go from pretty to gorgeous. We all have distinct features but on some people, their features stand out just a little bit more so than the next person. I feel that makeup enhances what we already have. We are all beautiful in our own ways, but to stand out, a little makeup goes a long way! Plus, who doesn't like color!
Making a person change right before your eyes is so gratifying. I love it when someone comes up to me and says "I would love to have a smokey-eye but don't know if it would look good on me", or I have a wedding/Sweet Sixteen/special occasion, etc, I need to attend and would like a glamorous look", I always ask them about their skincare, color preference and make recommendations as I see fit. Usually, my clients almost always go with what I suggest or make suggestions of their own I try to incorporate into the makeup session.
I always try to have a little sample of colors I use, or a makeup chart so they can know what colors/ textures work best for their skin tones. I also like to take before and after pictures, and one of my clients even came out in a commercial and gave me a shout-out! Lol
Makeup is something I've always loved and am going to take the latest airbrushing techniques course from QC Career School as soon as possible!
Enjoy your colorful day!
Skincare is the most important thing you can do for your face. Getting skin primed in order to ensure a smooth transition from bare to dressed is essential for a smoother application and staying power. Once the face is cleansed properly, I like to start with an astringent or a facial spray like Mario Badescu rose water. moisturizer with SPF, then a nice primer, I swear by Porefessional by Benefit, which is also a pore refiner and is lightly tinted, and maybe some foundation if you need it. Sometimes you can get away with no foundation. Then I like to use under eye creams/primer, the same goes for eyelids, around the crevices of the nose, chin, and forehead. Next is a light contour, if needed, blush, and the setting powder. Now comes the eye makeup. I start with the eyebrows, lids, eyebrow bone, blending, eyeliner, mascara, etc. Lip-liner, lipstick, and/or lip gloss, finishes the look. A light dusting of finishing powder to set the makeup, and a couple of sprays of "All-Nighter by Urban Decay, and Viola! The finished product! Looking Good!