Sunday, January 12, 2014

Golden Globe How-to: Perfect Purple Smokey Eye

Celebrity hair and makeup artist, Sherri Jessee, shares tips on creating the perfect smokey eye for your classic bride. 
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Model: Caelyn Miller Keyes Photo: Nathan Mays

 Fill in and perfect brow shape using an angled brush and a "Soft Smoke" Matte Brown Shadow.
 Using a concealer brush, apply a shadow primer to entire eyelid.
 To create a base for the smokey eye, apply Luxe Creme Liner in "Gold Moss" to lid.

Smudge the creme liner from close to the lash line upwards.

Pat Mineral Eye Shadow in "Concord" on lid and sweep upwards.

Sweep  Mineral Eye Shadow in "White Gold" on brow bone.

Using a soft bristle brush and "Matte Pink," blend light and dark shadows together. 
 Apply Superwear Gel Liner in "Onyx" close to the lash line on top and in the water line on the bottom.
 Using a flat brush, smudge "Concord" shadow along lower lash line.
 Apply a generous coating of mascara to upper and lower lashes.
 For luscious lashes, drop in individual lashes using a small dot of lash glue.

Clean up any shadow "fall out" using Makeup Wipes.

 Using a foundation brush, apply matching foundation to even skin tone.
 Sherri's Contour Powder Duo in "Afternoon Delight" can help to emphasize cheek bones. Using the darker shade, and a contour brush, sweep in hollows of the cheeks.
 Brush Sherri's Mineral Blush in "Garden" from apple of the cheeks to hairline.
 Highlight cheeks with the light shade from "Afternoon Delight" Contour Powder Duo.
 Use a lip brush to apply Superwear Lip Color in "Burlesque Pink."
Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Model: Caelyn Miller Keyes, Photo: Nathan Mays

North American Editorial Hairstylist of the Year, Sherri Jessee is pleased to introduce her very own line of customized cosmetics, ELEGANT, ORGANIZED BEAUTY™. For more information visit

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Makeup How-to: The Romantic Bride

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Model: Melanie Blankenship Photo: Nathan Mays

My goal for this shoot was to develop a romantic yet very realistic bridal collection accented by delicate makeup and subtle accessories Sherri Jessee
Follow these simple steps for beautiful romantic, bridal makeup:
1. For a nice base, apply Champagne Bubbles Shadow using a Shadow Brush across the entire eye lid.
2. For contouring, sweep 
Cocoa Quartz Shadow in the crease above the curve of the eye. 

3.  To soften crease, gently blend Gilty Pleasure Shadow above the crease.

4. Using an angled brush and True Taupe Shadow, fill and correct eyebrows. 

5. Apply Lash Love Mascara.
6. Drop in individual lashes for lush lashes.

7. Using Liner Brush to create a slight winged effect, apply Luxe Creme Liner in Onyx.
8. To even skin tone, use  Foundation Brush to smooth on foundation. 
9. Sweep Garden blush with Angled Blush Brush from apples of the cheeks to the hairline for a rosy glow. 

10. Brush on Superwear Lip Creme in Bridal Rose for long lasting lips.

Hair & Makeup: Sherri Jessee Model: Melanie Blankenship Photo: Nathan Mays
Sherri Jessee is an award winning celebrity hair and makeup artist with work featured in hundreds of prestigious publications. For more information on Sherri and her exclusive cosmetic line, ELEGANT, ORGANIZED BEAUTY™ visit