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Behind the scenes with Poster Child Magazine

Behind the scenes images by Ruthless Images 

(Article main image by Juan Neira of One Photography Studio)

For Poster Child Magazine

Cover story shot by Mai Tilson

Hair and Makeup by Beauty by Mallory

& Lisa Davis (cover model)

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Screen shot of my editorial contributor credit 🙂 https://www.facebook.com/PosterChildMagazine

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Hey look ma, I’m on TV!! Well, my makeup is anyway ;) (pt2/2)

Continuing on into my week, I had an opportunity to assist with the supremely talented Deanna Ronson of Deanna Ronson Style & Image Consulting for a 4 part series called “Wealthy Women Leaders” with Pat Mussieux for Rogers TV.
Well first off I was so excited to work with Deanna, whom I’d only chatted to a couple times at our area networking group. She trusted my work ethic and skill set, and because of that so did her clients. My job was to basically make sure she was able to perform makeup duties timely and efficiently prior to taping.
It was inspiring to meet these women who are just full of love for life and entrepreneurial spirit.
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This was my first time on a film/TV set. My prior experience has been on photoshoots and back stage work. It was so fun!

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Building working relationships and friendships is important to me. I believe that while we are in a competitive field. There is always enough work for all of us. The only way you lose is when you chose to stop learning and helping others 🙂

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The ladies:
Makeup by Deanna Ronson. Assisted by Mallory Antone
Hair by Wright & co.

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I’m back!

Well September & October sure snuck past me, my apologies right now for not bringing you any new content. SHAME!

Alas, as a creative being I struggle with something called “focus” 🙂 It’s not that I can’t do it. I just cannot force it. Sitting down and piecing together a well written article just isn’t my forte. If I have a canvas (face) in front of me, and my artistic mediums (makeup), then I could teach and demonstrate all day!

After these last 5 years of freelancing and building the business & company that is *ME*, I realize it’s time to push myself a lot more into the areas of education and teaching. It’s one thing for me to sit with my client and give a thorough 20 minute consultation on skin, facial structure and complementary colours. But I realize this can be so much better on a question and answer basis. I am paid to take over and just do what will look good on the client. So this alternate to directing the session, rather turning into a lession, will benefit both client and myself. Client will leave with an added confidence in knowing exactly what they are doing and why when it comes to their application. I will take from it the experience of hearing all kinds of concerns, questions and make “wish lists” of clients ; which will give me more material to educate myself on.

I can promise you that my agenda does not involve pushing product, my kit is comprised of what works – not based on brand recognition. You may also notice my clients don’t leave my chair looking like they came off of a production line either. Everyone’s eye shape, bone structure and skin texture/tones/etc are unique to them. My intent is to have you leaving my chair as a more radiant and confident YOU.
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So stay tuned and I will be sure to continue to share my stories, client pics and more!

~Mallory XoX

#FBsunday Topic: Achieving a smooth foundation finish

Last week I asked on my Facebook page:

What’s your biggest beauty challenge?

And the replies inspired me to address each topic in a weekly blog post. I chose Sunday because it’s usually my day off 😉

So let’s talk skin. Particularly textures. Some folks deal with acne (or other) scarring, dryness, rosacea or constant acne. These issues pose a challenge when trying to conceal or hide them, because it either makes it more noticeable or doesn’t hide it at all.

here’s my before and after. I have rosacea as well as dryness that varies from day to day. Dependent on water and sun conditions. It isn’t painful like acne, but it can get itchy and requires constant moisturizing
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The main thing to remember is the use of corrective colours and highlight/shading.
If you struggle with deep pores or scarring, try these steps.
•first, always start with cleansed and moisturized skin.
•use a primer and apply with a stipple duo fiber brush (the brush to the left of the middle in the pic below). I find this helps product reach deep and hidden surfaces.
•select a concealer that is close to your skin colour, if needed go lighter as a darker shade will leave a shadowy effect and make the spot look deeper or more noticeable.
•scoop a small amount of concealer out of the palette and scrap off onto the back of your hand. Your skin will warm the product to make it easier to apply.
•pat the concealer into skin using a fluffy, but firm, brush like the purple one to the left of the stipple brush. Concentrate on the blemish/problem area and pat around the area in a circular pattern to diffuse the product.
•now apply foundation using a foundation brush, like the one right in the middle (Real Techniques Expert Face Brush) – I find the flat foundation brushes move the product around too much.
the key is to press the product onto the skin first, and then lightly blend it in

image from Real Techniques facebook page
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When you’ve achieved the desirable coverage (make sure you’re using the right foundation! I like Covergirl Clean for light, Urban Decay for medium/buildable and MAC Studio Fix Fluid for heavy/full) set your makeup with a matching powder, patting into skin with a fluffy brush and then with a translucent setting powder. This “sets” the foundation and gives a nice matte finish.

Top it off with a setting spray to make it last all day. I use Lise Watier Magnifix spray. Looove. 20140809-221232-79952558.jpg

And voila! you should have a soft and smoothed out complexion.