Current Promotion

ATTENTION BRIDES IN THE KW AREA: 

As 2015 comes to an end, we look forward to what the new year has to offer. And I've decided to give back to my brides in 2016!

For a limited time, when you book a trial for your 2016 wedding you will receive a prize to be offered at your stag and doe.

Prize includes 1 airbrushed makeup application (cannot be used in a bridal party...that means no brides or bridesmaids on the wedding day) and Ardell false lashes (1 pair).

Contact for pricing, availability and all other information.


VIDEO: Airbrushing Foundation/Makeup

I've come across a TON of clients who have never had their makeup (more specifically, their foundation) airbrushed. People recognize that airbrushing is popular and desirable, but most of them don't know why that is. These are a few of the reasons why I, personally, offer airbrushing as a standard service during all of my makeup applications:

1) Flawless finish. I think a lot of people can agree that one thing they worry about or dislike, is when foundation is noticeable in a negative way. Whether it looks caked on or feels caked on, nobody got time fo' dat. After I've airbrushed a clients foundation, I often hear comments such as "It doesn't even feel like I have anything on my face" which is ideal. And it is the closest you'll come to looking like you were born with a perfectly even skin tone, free of blemishes.

2) Serious longevity. Once the tiny foundation particles fly out of the airbrush and land on your face, they cling on for dear life. I don't know why this is, honestly. But I know it's true. I've applied makeup on a client 7 hours before an event, and she informed me that the makeup stayed put into the early hours of the next day. 

3) Easy colour matching. This actually makes my life about 20 times easier. When you're applying your typical run of the mill foundation, if your colour selection is even slightly off it stands out like a sore thumb. If your neck and chest are one colour, and your face is a different colour, people have an easy time playing the "one of these things is not like the others" game at your expense. But because airbrushing applies the foundation in such a light mist or veil, it's much easier to blend it out on your neck or chest. So even if the foundation isn't an exact match (you still want it to be close, obviously) it's more likely that it will look correct.

 

Here's a video I threw together, using my friend Sandra as a model, to show you what it's like to have your makeup airbrushed.

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qH_s_dk17E

Holiday Party Eye Makeup

Finally got around to posting a YouTube tutorial. This is a look that would be great for one of the ten million parties you are obligated to attend this season. Note: the video is ONLY walking you through the steps for the eye makeup, not full face.

 

 

Halloween Makeup 2015

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For someone who went to school for all types of makeup (beauty, film, special effects, etc.), it's not often that I get to practice my full range of skills.  

I had forgotten how much fun I have making injuries from scratch and applying them. Hours of sitting quietly, sculpting the pieces and making them as realistic as I know how to.  

However, the application process was a little trickier than anticipated. Turns out blending edges when you can only see out of one eye isn't all it's cracked up to be... 

Nonethless, shoutout to Halloween for giving me a reason to brush up on my semi-forgotten talent. 

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Makeup Survey

Hey, ladies! (Sorry, no boys allowed)

I'm conducting market research for a local small business centre. The information collected will help to better understand the needs of women with regards to professional makeup application.

Please take a couple of minutes to complete this 10 question survey. It's super quick, easy, and 100% anonymous!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M5BMBPX

Makeup Giveaway!

Want to win FREE makeup valued at over $100? Head over to my Facebook page for details on how to enter!
www.facebook.com/justynmccaskiemakeup

Prize includes: 
- Make Up For Ever HD primer
- Make Up For Ever waterproof eyeliner
- Make Up For Ever mascara
- Make Up For Ever lipstick
- Sephora all over powder
- Sephora mini brush set
- A cute mug just because