I've said it before: I love a makeover; especially when I am in control. *wink*
Therese popped by my petite studio for another go in the beauty hot-seat.
Luscious locks right? A hairstylist's dream to be given carte blanche. Thanks Therese!
With all the mirrors covered Therese could only guess how silly she looked at this point.
After cutting the perimeter and point-cutting her layers with my scissors I wanted to add a little texture with my razor.
NOTE: Don't shy away from a hairstylist's razor as the effect can be quite cool. I love it for added texture and volume for free-style hairstyles. You just need to make sure your stylist's razor is sharp otherwise your hair will split. I put in a new blade minutes before cutting Therese's hair. Need a middle-woman for your hairstylist? Take my tips with you.
The big reveal...
The colour breakdown: I put 2 shades of foils in her hair, cinnamon and dark mahogany; leaving the top of her hair and hairline her natural colour. Why? Her natural shade is beautiful. Asian hair has a tendency to absorb light without dimension so my goal was to create dimension and a low maintenance but fun style for her. Find more Asian hair colouring tips here.
Prepping for makeup. One of my favourite things that I have found in Singapore is this dohickey velcro hair thingy. It works great for keeping a fringe (bangs) swept out of the way without a clip mark left in the hair when you remove it. Beauty Geek loves these too!
Another fave of mine: Shadow Shields, they catch the eyeshadow fallout. I do have some for sale if you live in Singapore and want some. DM me for details.
The finished makeup.
What I used:
FACEatelier Ultra Foundation #5
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar
Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in RSVP [I constantly give them love and no one from Benefit has ever tried to reach out to me so I mention them out of pure love for the product with zero industry perks. Translation: it's THAT good.]
A light brown Ben Nye eyeshadow in the crease or you can get Wedge by MAC Cosmetics, same thing.
Bobbi Brown Gel liner in Bronze
Mascara on top of Therese's beautifully permed lashes! OMG - totally seeking eyelash perming now... I WANT!
The new Therese!!
I blew out Therese's hair with a medium size round brush using Marc Anthony's [no, not the singer] Anti-Aging leave-in treatment and the Strictly Curls spray for loose bounce and waves.
We had soooo much fun. Click to see Therese's blog about her makeover experience.