06.22.12

Sweat-proof Make Up Tricks from Houston’s experts!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Q & A, Tips, Tips & Favorite Products, Trends, What's New at 11:39 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

The summer heat and humidity has descended on Houston and it’s here to stay! Here are some tips from the professionals at Houston Make Up to make sure your make up stays in place and looking beautiful all summer long!

  • Invest in a quality primer. At Houston Make Up, we use only the best products and have found Laura Mercier’s Hydrating Foundation Primer to hold make up in place for hours and hours in extreme heat. Not only is it enriched with vitamin A, C and E which protects the skin, but this moisture-rich primer soothes and refreshes even the dullest looking complexion. Even without foundation, this product has been proven to increase the skin’s brightness by itself.
  • Set your foundation with a finishing powder to prevent embarrassing rub-offs on other people’s clothes. This helps diminish fine lines and imperfections, creating a truly flawless face. Choose a powder that contains light reflecting minerals for an added glow.
  • Book an appointment with the experts at Houston Make Up for your next event, guaranteeing that your make up will stay in place. Our make overs are ideal for long summer weddings, big dates, business functions, or simply, “just because”. Our high-end, quality make up from the likes of Chanel, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier will stay put not just through your event, but until you take it off. Our airbrush foundation and equipment is unlike any other in Houston and creates a uniquely perfect finish to your face. Every blemish, bump and imperfection will be covered up and masked for as long as you need it to be. Check out our amazing before and after photos here. It’s completely sweat-proof! We’re also available for customized, one-on-one make up lesson’s offering up more fabulous tips! Complete your look by getting a gorgeous sunless airbrush tan while you’re here! Call Houston Make Up today to schedule your next appointment!

06.19.11

Sweat-proof Make Up Tricks from Houston’s experts!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Q & A, Tips, Tips & Favorite Products, Trends at 7:53 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

The summer heat and humidity has descended on Houston and it’s here to stay! Here are some tips from the professionals at Houston Make Up to make sure your make up stays in place and looking beautiful all summer long!

  • Invest in a quality primer. At Houston Make Up, we use only the best products and have found Laura Mercier’s Hydrating Foundation Primer to hold make up in place for hours and hours in extreme heat. Not only is it enriched with vitamin A, C and E which protects the skin, but this moisture-rich primer soothes and refreshes even the dullest looking complexion. Even without foundation, this product has been proven to increase the skin’s brightness by itself.
  • Set your foundation with a finishing powder to prevent embarrassing rub-offs on other people’s clothes. This helps diminish fine lines and imperfections, creating a truly flawless face. Choose a powder that contains light reflecting minerals for an added glow.
  • Book an appointment with the experts at Houston Make Up for your next event, guaranteeing that your make up will stay in place. Our make overs are ideal for long summer weddings, big dates, business functions, or simply, “just because”. Our high-end, quality make up from the likes of Chanel, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier will stay put not just through your event, but until you take it off. Our airbrush foundation and equipment is unlike any other in Houston and creates a uniquely perfect finish to your face. Every blemish, bump and imperfection will be covered up and masked for as long as you need it to be. Check out our amazing before and after photos here. It’s completely sweat-proof! We’re also available for customized, one-on-one make up lesson’s offering up more fabulous tips! Complete your look by getting a gorgeous sunless airbrush tan while you’re here! Call Houston Make Up today to schedule your next appointment!

05.20.11

AMAZING PROM SPECIALS ARE HERE!

Posted in Events, Let's Gossip, Q & A, Special Offers, Tips, Trends, What's New at 11:19 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

***FRIDAY – $100 FOR PROM HAIR & MAKE UP!***

***SATURDAY – $120 FOR PROM HAIR & MAKE UP!***

LET HOUSTON MAKE UP TURN YOU INTO THIS YEARS PROM QUEEN! OUR TEAM OF STYLISTS GUARANTEE A LOOK THAT WILL LEAVE YOUR DATE DAZZLED!

CALL US RIGHT NOW FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT!!!!!!!!

 

Prom season is officially in full swing for Houston Make Up and some of our youngestclients are going all out this year! Houston Make Up can accommodate any and all requests for amazing, natural looking false eye lashes imported from Europe, as well as natural looking and professional hair extensions to help you wow your high school sweetheart!

Hair and makeup should be at the top of your prom to-do list, and is just as important as your dress and your date. Our professionals can help you achieve any look you’re going for, whether it’s fun and natural, wild, classic, or anything else you have in mind. We use the best, long-lasting make up, including Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Chanel and Mac, to name but a few. Our airbrush make up is like no other in Houston, and will help you achieve a flawless, polished look, and will also cover up any imperfections you want to hide. Bring your ideas from magazines and photos and we can guarantee you’ll leave looking magazine ready too. Don’t forget about some of the other quality services we offer that will just enhance your prom look!

Houston Make Up offers a great mobile spray tanning service, individual and customized to your body and skin tone. We’d be happy to set up an appointment a few days before you come in for your makeup and hair, and will also show you how best to prepare for and maintain your tan so that sun kissed glow will last all night and beyond, without spending hours in the sun!

We also have an in-house threading expert who comes to the studio and can clean up those eyebrows or other problem areas quickly and without the harsh chemicals and pain of waxing.

Don’t forget about our in-house photographer too, who can take head shots and photos right in our studio of you looking your very best!

Call Houston Make Up today to set up your prom appointment and see what services we can offer you! Make it a date with all your friends and get ready for a night –and day – to remember!

 

04.26.11

Houston Make Up Preps You For Prom!

Posted in Events, Q & A, Special Offers, Tips & Favorite Products, Trends at 7:47 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Prom season is officially in full swing for Houston Make Up and some of our youngest clients are going all out this year! Houston Make Up can accommodate any and all requests for amazing, natural looking false eye lashes imported from Europe, as well as natural looking and professional hair extensions to help you wow your high school sweetheart!

Hair and makeup should be at the top of your prom to-do list, and is just as important as your dress and your date. Our professionals can help you achieve any look you’re going for, whether it’s fun and natural, wild, classic, or anything else you have in mind. We use the best, long-lasting make up, including Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Chanel and Mac, to name but a few. Our airbrush make up is like no other in Houston, and will help you achieve a flawless, polished look, and will also cover up any imperfections you want to hide. Bring your ideas from magazines and photos and we can guarantee you’ll leave looking magazine ready too. Don’t forget about some of the other quality services we offer that will just enhance your prom look!

Houston Make Up offers a great mobile spray tanning service, individual and customized to your body and skin tone. We’d be happy to set up an appointment a few days before you come in for your makeup and hair, and will also show you how best to prepare for and maintain your tan so that sun kissed glow will last all night and beyond, without spending hours in the sun!

We also have an in-house threading expert who comes to the studio and can clean up those eyebrows or other problem areas quickly and without the harsh chemicals and pain of waxing.

Don’t forget about our in-house photographer too, who can take head shots and photos right in our studio of you looking your very best!

Call Houston Make Up today to set up your prom appointment and see what services we can offer you! Make it a date with all your friends and get ready for a night –and day – to remember!

 

04.03.11

Houston Make Up Introduces Threading!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Q & A, Tips & Favorite Products, Trends at 6:30 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Houston Make Up is thrilled to announce the addition of a professional threader to our team!

If you’re not familiar with the amazing new trend in hair removal, stay tuned, as it’s the ONLY way to get rid of unwanted hair and Houston Make Up makes it more convenient than ever! Our threader is now available to our clients exclusively on Monday evenings at the Houston Make Up studio! She can clean up your eyebrows and upper lip, as well as any other problem areas on your face.

Often practiced in eastern countries such as Egypt and India, threading removes unwanted facial hair by pulling the hair into a mini-lasso, with a very fine thread, removing it completely from the follicle.

Threading leaves your eyebrows looking clean and neater than they’ve ever been before. Your natural eyebrow shape will be determined and followed, leaving you with the most defined and even eyebrows you’ve ever had. And it lasts! There’s no weekly maintenance, in fact, threading can last up to about six weeks and often, the more you do it the less hair grows back so you can go longer between threading appointments.

The beauty of it all is that there are no harsh chemicals involved, no weird side effects. Unlike waxing, it takes just a few minutes to get rid of the redness it might leave afterwards. All it takes is the steady hand of a professional and a piece of thread. It is also a very sanitary procedure as each piece of thread is thrown away after each use.

Now, on a scale of one to ten, the pain level is probably around a six or seven. Certainly less than waxing, but much, much faster! And it gets less and less painful the more you do it. Obviously some areas, like the upper lip, might be more sensitive than others, but overall, threading is much less harsh than any waxing or tweezing. And the results speak for them themselves!

Contact Houston Make Up to make your THREADING appointment TODAY!

03.31.11

Houston Make Up Won’t Compromise Cost For Quality!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Special Offers, Tips & Favorite Products, What's New at 10:40 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

At Houston Make Up we pride ourselves not only in the best quality makeup and performance, but we offer the best value for money out there. We understand that times are tough, but we also understand that our clients expect the highest standards for the best price.

Compared to some of Houston’s other leading make up artists, Houston Make Up is priced almost 30% under our competition for bridal make up! Our bridal packages include airbrush makeup, which is completely waterproof and will not fade or rub off, a full hour of undivided attention to only the bride and her needs, resulting in a high definition look which is completely camera ready. For your bridesmaids, Houston Make Up will charge almost 50% less than some of our leading competitors, while still maintaining the same attention to detail to achieve the perfect look just for them!

We offer a special value bridal packageunique to Houston Make Up. Brides will get two make up applications – one for the bridal portraits and then another look for the wedding – for a special discounted rate! This doesn’t include hair services, but this too can be arranged for an additional and much lower fee than our competition.

This is a truly incredible value, with most artists charging well over $300 for both services. In choosing Houston Make Up for both your bridals and day-of services, we keep the process simple because we know what you are looking for, we know your skin and your face and we know what looks best because we’ll have tried it all out before. You will eliminate the daunting task of having to explain to a stranger what you are looking for, and that’s a risk on your wedding day. Included is a full consultation with us so we understand the look you are going for. We are here to help you achieve the perfect look for you bridal portraits and beyond so you will look back and smile knowing you looked your absolute best. It’s your day and if you look good, we look good!

Even our fake lashes, which are imported especially from Europe – amazing quality, value and variety – are almost 25% less than you will pay anywhere else!

Take a look at our price list at www.houstonmakeup.com TODAY!


03.18.11

Sunless Spray Tan Tips for Spring!

Posted in Valentine's Day Special at 12:53 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Leave all your friends wondering where you’ve been all winter, with a gorgeous sunless spray tan from Houston Makeup! We can come to you with our mobile tanning unit, or you can come to our studio.
But why not get your girlfriends together for a spray tanning party?! All you need is five of your friends and your tan is FREE! It’s a total blast and perfect for a pre wedding bridal bash! What a perfect time to go over those last minute details with your wedding party and us! You’re friends will leave looking like they just got back from a hot vacation, refreshed and relaxed!
Our quality, customizable color just for you will leave you looking sun kissed and bronzed for up to two weeks – no orange guaranteed! The secret to a long lasting sunless tan starts before you set foot into our studio. Follow these tips to keep your glow blazing and your friends asking!

• The night before you visit our studio exfoliate in the shower with a loofah to remove dead skin and shave your legs then. Don’t leave this till the last minute. Concentrate on removing all traces of deodorant. Ask us if you need a good exfoliater – we have the best to offer!

• Do not wear deodorant or lotion. Don’t moisturize the day of your tan.

• Wear very light to no makeup.

• Wear baggy, dark, old clothes that you don’t mind having a stain or two on. The spray tan can sometimes leave a residue. No silk. Bring an old bathing suit to wear while spray tanning if you’re more comfortable that way.

• Wear flip flops or sandals to your appointment. No shoes.

• You’ll be asked to remove all jewelry.

After your appointment, here’s a couple of things you can do to make it last even longer…

• Don’t shower or sweat for at least 6-12 hours. The longer you get the darker you will be.

• The more you moisturize the longer the tan will last. After your first shower, when the excess runs off, you’re free to start wearing a tan extending lotions or lotions of your choice. Ask us for our recommendations!

Call us to book an appointment today!

03.02.11

River Oaks Fashion Show!

Posted in Events, Let's Gossip, What's New at 1:44 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Houston Makeup was there!

Houston Makeup at the River Oaks Fashion Show!

02.24.11

Houston’s Best One Stop Beauty Team!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Client's Testimonials, Tips & Favorite Products, Trends at 2:18 pm by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Who doesn’t need more time when planning a wedding? The professionals at Houston Makeup can actually SAVE you time by bringing one-stop, top-notch service right to your door on the day of your wedding!

By writing just one email or making one phone call, we can set you up with a bridal session, complete with hair and makeup and then complete day-of photography, as well as the hair and makeup that will complete your look on the most magical day of your life!

Our photography packages are the most reasonable out there, without jeopardizing Houston Makeup’s high standard of quality. Check out what the Paul Mitchell school recently said about our photography guy…

“It’s easy to come across photographers, and way more of a challenge to come across quality. Our School and Future Professionals have worked with numerous photographers, but we must say Ryce Yanez has been the all around ideal “go-to guy”. Not only is he prompt on his work, but the results are beyond satisfactory. He is well rounded and versatile when it comes to events, action shots, and editorial work. Highly recommended.”

What makes Ryce unique is that he has experience in the makeup business and currently works closely with Laura Mercier in product development. He knows what makeup looks best in front of the camera and has worked closely with Lily to perfect those skills, meaning YOU will always look your best in his photographs! Using the all the latest technology in lighting your shoot, his state of the art camera’s promise a great shot every single time. Want your bridals outside? Not a problem! Ryce is well trained to deal with the elements and can still capture amazing photographers whether it’s inside or out.

Add that to Lily and her team of top professional’s amazing talents and techniques in hair and makeup and you’ve got yourself the beauty dream team that is Houston Makeup!

In just one phone call, we can start by scheduling your bridal session. You’ll get a one-on-one consultation with us where we’ll discuss looks that you want, examples, time frames, poses, location…no stone will go unturned. The best part is we can do it ALL here at the Houston Makeup studio or your wedding venue or location, so no running around between hair salons, the makeup studio and photography locations! That’s at least three phone calls you don’t have to make!

This is the perfect time to try out a look for your actual wedding day. Because we will be there for both the bridal session and wedding, you won’t have to try to explain to a stranger what you’re looking for because we will already know everything you need. Use the bridal session to try some fun looks and decide on something with the team that looks great – after all, you want the hairstyle to match your makeup. Within just a few days – most photographers make you wait weeks – you will see some proofs of your photos and can pick your favorites for print at the photographer’s cost, just another awesome perk you get when using our one-stop services! Ryce takes so much pride in our work that we prefer not to make a profit from prints, so you can have high quality prints that will represent our work for a reasonable price. Next, we’ll schedule a tanning party for you & your bridal party or your spray tanning appointment if you want one just a couple days before your wedding. We’ll work with you to discuss your look further to make sure you get everything you want on the big day.

Being a one-stop shop makes your wedding day go much easier and leaves you in the BEST hands possible! We get to know our clients, they become our friends, which is why Houston Makeup is one of the city’s most highly recommended business. All in just ONE phone call or email!

Here’s what some of our incredible clients have said…

“This was my first time having my makeup done professionally and I knew nothing about airbrush. I found you on the internet did comparison pricing and decided to chose you. I enjoyed my visit to your salon. EVERYONE made me feel so welcomed. My make up was gorgeous even 12 hours later. I received many compliments and most important to me my husband, who doesn’t show public affectionate, came over during the evening and gently touched my face and smiled. I knew at that moment he was pleased. THANK YOU and I pray for you and the continued success of your business…” – Ruby

“Thank you so much for the beautiful airbrush tan and the faboulous make up you did for me. Everybody at the wedding said I looked so beautiful and the plus side of it all was I did not have to do any touch ups! Even after dancing all night. It was great! You are wonderful!” – Melanie

“I loved Lily!!! She is truly a genius!! I used her for my bridal portraits and I am soooo excited to go back for my wedding day!! She makes you look and feel amazing….super friendly and super talented!!! I would recommend Lily to everyone!!! Thank you so much!!!” – Michelle

“Thank you again for everything! I love the makeup and everyone at the party loved it too! It lasted all day, touch up free. I would love to have copies of the pictures you took today. That was very nice of you. I have another event in two weeks so I will let you know the exact date so that I can book an appointment with you. Thanks again! Thank you for the pictures! I absolutely love them, specially the one where I am looking at my daughter! Could you do a family portrait for us? So convenient makeup & photographs in one place.” – Alex

“Doing my baby bump portraits with Ryce and Lily was so effortless on my part and they captured my pregnancy just beautifully. I was very pregnant when we took them so the comfort and ease in how they worked with me was so much appreciated. As always I loved Lily’s makeup, completely flawless. The quality of the photographs was equally impressive and Ryce made me feel comfortable and beautiful in the studio. I was especially impressed with the all the lighting techniques he incorporated into my shoot. An unforgettable afternoon & one I can’t wait to share with my daughter!” – Emma

02.11.11

Tips for being the best looking bride!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Q & A, Tips & Favorite Products, What's New at 6:29 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Planning a wedding can be stressful and overwhelming, but stress can take its toll on even the best looking brides to-be. The experts at Houston Make Up are happy to alleviate some of that pressure while planning your make up, hair and even photography. Waiting for vendors to call or email you back wastes time, sometimes days, but because we are Houston’s premier one stop shop for all of your beauty needs, we can set everything up in one phone call! We can arrange a consultation with you – the bride – and/or your wedding party to plan all of your needs on your special day. The more planning, the better! This is why bridal consultations and packages are usually more expensive than regular appointments. We take care to plan every last detail so that there are no surprises on your big day and you can look your absolute best. During the planning process, we take photographs of your trial run and discuss your needs at length, spending more time getting to know you and what would look best. Here are some other tips to make sure your day goes smoothly!

  • Talk to your bridal party before any bridal beauty consultation and try to arrange a trial run for everyone. Make it easy. Plan an evening at your home or at the studio and ask everyone to come. Find out what your bridesmaids might want and decide on something suitable together so there are no surprises. Leave no stone unturned so we know what to expect!
  • Bring any veils or hair accessories that you think you will wear to your consultation. Consider having a backup veil. This goes for bridesmaids too. If you need a sparkly clip or a flower, let us know and we can find something unique.
  • Make sure the make up and hairstyles are appropriate if you haven’t had a trial run. For example, a hairstylist cannot make a cute, side swept curled pony tail out of a cropped pixie cut. At the very least, try to send pictures beforehand. Make up artists and hair stylists are on budgeted time, and knowing what you want (and what is possible!) when you arrive helps everyone. If the agreement is for a “simple updo”, clarify to your bridal party what that is exactly. Ask if you need to.
  • Make sure your bridal party knows what time and where they have to show up for hair and make up and/or tanning for every appointment you make. Better yet, tell them 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment start time, so they are early in some cases, or right on time in others (this is also a handy tip on wedding invites to prevent stragglers disturbing your ceremony!). If you are late, the vendor is late to their next appointment and in the bustle of wedding season, time is precious.
  • If your make up and/or hair stylists have specific requests, make sure your party knows what they are and they follow them. We ask for a clean face with no make up and/or mascara residue. We also ask for clean, dry hair (for a better hold, wash your hair the previous morning & use a little amount, if any, of hair conditioner)by not adhering to these rules, you could end up faced with extra charges and delaying the appointment further (which could make you late for your own wedding!)
  • If you have a group deal, think about paying your make up artist and/or hairstylist before your big day. Try to get all the money together before you show up to the appointment if you can’t pay early. Negotiating a price after the services have been rendered is simply not appreciated and again, wastes time. You should be enjoying being pampered and made pretty, not negotiating about money on your big day! Even if you don’t have a group deal, paying all of your vendors before your wedding day, if you can, relieves a lot of stress and running around.
  • Communicate with your make up artist and stylist as much as possible about any changes to the plan. If you are adding a person to the bridal party, we will need to allocate extra time and that could interfere with other appointments. We may need to adjust our schedule to accommodate that extra person. We will also need to know specifically what services they will need so as to know how much time to allocate, and as much detail as possible about a style and make up look.
  • We can accommodate any last minute requests, like fake eyelashes. If you or your bridesmaids even think you might want something extra on the day of your event, ask that they bring the extra cash, just in case.

  • If we are coming to your location, let us know beforehand where to park, which door to come in through, valet details, where you will be, room numbers, etc. This helps us be efficient as possible in loading and unloading all of our things. Give us another contact number (a maid of honor, a mom, a planner) in case you cannot be reached and we need to get a hold of you in an emergency.

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