So it's come to my attention recently that I REALLY have no idea how the heck to do my own makeup (yes, at 31 I'm just now realizing this!!). But being a boudoir photographer has its perks- one of those being that I am surrounded by hairstylists and makeup artists on a regular basis (lucky me)! I try to pick up a few tips here and there when I can, but I am always in awe by how flawless and perfect a good artist can make my client's skin look on camera.
Having your hair and makeup professionally done makes a HUGE difference, and is something that's included in all of my client's experiences (If you're wondering why, check out the blog I wrote about why you need professional hair and makeup before your boudoir session). This week I wanted to introduce one of the members of my hair and makeup team: Kirsten Daly. Kirsten is fun to work with, loves to teach, and super easy to talk to! Keep reading to get to know a little bit about her.
I've always loved makeup! I remember teaching myself how to wear makeup at 13 years old. I would study looks in magazines and music videos, long before social media and Youtube, and try to replicate those looks. This wasn't always pretty (picture it, blue shadow up to my eyebrows) haha! I loved to experiment and used makeup as a way to express myself. Pretty quickly people began complimenting me, which made me realize, maybe I could make a career out of this? Many years, an Esthetician License, and a Bachelor's Degree in Communication later; I decided I wanted to do what I loved, and became a full time Makeup Artist.
My favorite thing about being a makeup artist is making women feel confident and beautiful. It gets me every time, when a woman sits in my chair that never wears makeup, due to not having time for herself or not knowing how or what to use, etc. I then reveal her makeover look and she gasps, and her eyes water. She can't believe how beautiful she feels. At the end of the day, makeup isn't what makes us beautiful, rather it gives us a chance to enhance our favorite features and express ourselves through art!
If you book a boudoir session with me here in Sebastian, FL, Kirsten might just be your makeup artist! You can see more of her work on her website by clicking here: Kirsten Daly Professional Makeup Artist.
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