Industry Insider: Meet MUA Chandra + a Fall Bridal Look

Allow me to introduce my dear friend, Chandra Campos. She is one of San Diego’s elite makeup artist’s and specializes in bridal looks. Not only is she amazing (duh!) but her charm and wit add to her whole package. One convo with her and you’re liable to be ¬†laughing your boo-tay off with her one liners. ūüėČ

Ch-ch-check her out…

One of our infamous self-portraits

+Tell us a little bit about yourself?

CC: I was¬†basically¬†born into the beauty industry; everyone in my family is either¬†a business owner of a salon, spa, or has been in the industry for 30+ years. Needless to say, I know makeup and skin like the back of my hand. I started with M.A.C. cosmetics and soon¬†realized¬†I loved doing weddings, personal events, photo shoots, etc. I left MAC and ¬†started Chandra Campos¬†Makeup¬†Artistry. My business is growing and I’m very excited for whats to come in the future. I think my clients are in for a real treat.

+What’s currently in your makeup bag?

CC: DuWop Lip Venom in clear, Orange Tempura lipglass by M.A.C. (limited, sorry because its really an amazing color),  Makeup Forever Duo Matte powder.

+Your #1 beauty tip:

CC: I find that most people don’t do their eyes before their foundation. By doing your eyes first, you’re not working twice by having to fix your foundation from eye shadow fall-out. [<<This is an excellant tip! Remember this loveleigh’s!]

+Foundation you’re obsessed with right now?

CC:¬†Chanel Perfection Lumi√®re.¬†I’m currently obsessed with the glow-y, healthy-skin look. Chanel does just that, plus, gives a soft finish, with a natural looking feel. It’s as if you have nothing on!

+Favorite Skincare product:

CC: NeriumAD! My skin has never looked and felt better. [Visit her Nerium website and stay tuned for Chandra’s blog too]

+Quick trick(s) to spice up someone’s everyday look:

CC:¬†To add something fast to your everyday look (without spending a lot of time) add a soft brown eye shadow to the bottom lashes–this will make your eyes look more polished. Extra mascara and you have a quick, easy, and finished looking eyes.(A few suggestions: soft brown, saddle, texture, all M.A.C. colors)

Also, add a mineralized highlight right above the cheeks to give that subtle glow and your look will be complete. ( M.A.C. mineralized skinfinish powders are beautiful as highlights)

Here is a perfect Fall Wedding makeup look Chandra created for our friend Ahsue:

Nanoo Gold (M.A.C.limited) & Hush (M.A.C.) & Nylon (M.A.C.) on lid

Saddle (M.A.C.) & Soft Brown (M.A.C.) in crease

Black liner–on top only (Makeup Forever in aqua black)
Saddle lined on bottom lashes
Mascara is Smoky Lash by Makeup Forever
Mixing YSL¬†Le Teint Touche √Čclat Illuminating Foundation¬†with Chanel perfection lumier’ to create the perfect combo for her skin color.
Using a Beauty Blender for contour color by Nars in Tahoe.

#34 M.A.C. lashes
Cheeks: Dainty with Peaches by M.A.C. to create that perfect, soft peach with a touch of pink.
Lips: Have to have it lip liner by M.A.C.- YSL Rouge Volupté in 30 (Faubourg Peach) with Hue (M.A.C.) and Patty Cakes by Metal Edge.

+Talk about your vision for Ahsue’s bridal look. What inspired you?

Ahsue is naturally beautiful. Makeup is about adding, creating structure, or definition that isn’t there. Ahsue already has everything we love so I just played up her natural structure; with colors that are already in her palette. (i.e. warmer colors)

Ahsue is very unique and trend setting. I kept that in mind when I created her soft and clean makeup look that would match her style. I only wanted to enhance her already beautiful face.

So stunning, right? I know, that’s why I had to share with all of you.

If you’re getting married and want to consult Chandra, please visit her makeup website.

Love, LL

xo

Beautyblender–achieve flawless skin

Any of you that know me well, know that I have NEVER used a sponge to apply makeup in the last 10 years. My disgust for a sponge went as far as me actually buying a brand new compact and disposing the nasty thing in the nearest trash can.

I’m a faithful believer in a good quality, natural bristle, foundation brush. But no matter your expertise in makeup application, a foundation brush can cause streaks. To make them disappear, you have to put some serious muscle into buffing them out with powder and a brush.

Well, say good-bye to makeup streaks and lines with the renowned Beautyblender! It is the ultimate makeup sponge applicator that was created to leave you with a flawless complexion and feeling like your makeup was professionally done.

Loveleigh’s, prepare to change your life!

First of all, the Beautyblender is latex free and hypoallergenic-so even the most sensitive skin types (like myself) will benefit from it. The hot pink color is my fav! It’s suede-like texture and it’s curvy shape allows foundation, and even powder, to glide on easily. It fits nicely within the contours of face and those hard-to-reach areas.

We all die for dewy skin (well, at least I do) and the Beautyblender creates an airbrushed look that will help you blend your foundation effortlessly.

How to Use:

+ Dampen the Beautyblender with a little bit of water-it¬†expand to about twice its original size, so don’t be scared. It also allows¬†you to use less product.

+ Apply with a ‚Äúbouncing-like‚ÄĚ technique (or what we makeup artists call stippling) to create a flawless finish. DO NOT use a rubbing or dragging method to apply your foundation or product of choice.

+Beautyblender is guaranteed only with proper cleansing using the blender cleanser…

However, my favorite cleanser is CinemaSecerets–a vanilla scented¬†(my fav smell) , fast drying cleanser that will disinfect and even condition your make-up brushes and new Beautyblender. It kills viruses and eliminates even the most difficult makeup products. It is environmentally safe and non-carcinogenic (love that!)

Winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty: Tools award.  Seen in magazines such as: People, Elle, InStyle, Seventeen and many more, this little pink sponge has become a beauty sensation!

Rea Ann Silva is the creator of the fabulous Beautyblender. Being a full time mother of two, celebrity makeup artist, and entrepreneur, Rea Ann can understand the many demands that women face today when it comes to quick and easy beauty solutions.

So, that leaves no excuse to not look and feel fabulous with these tools created just for us!

Find your very own Beautyblender at Sephora and puh-lease let me know what you think.

Love, LL

xo