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!

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

02.02.11

Houston Makeup’s MTV debut!!

Posted in Events, Trends, What's New at 1:23 pm by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

On Monday, January 24, Houston Makeup’s Lily Yanez appeared on MTV’s MADE show, transforming Houston teen Sharon Lee from mild to wild!!

A quiet girl who enjoys the violin, Lee was determined to become a rockstar in just a few weeks! While the help and advice from someone in the business, Lee was able to search for and select her own band members, arranged practice and even called out one member who wasn’t pulling his weight! Lee’s new found confidence drove the band to win her school’s Battle of the Bands competition. Lily transformed Lee into a dazzling rockstar with some dramatic eye makeup….

Hair styling was provided by Kharisma Hair Salon.

Thanks so much to MTV for the opportunity to work on such an awesome show! We had a blast and we hope to do it again sometime! If you need to be MADE, call us at 832 880 5431 for your appointment!

01.13.11

Houston Makeup’s New Blog for the New Year!

Posted in Bridal Chat, Events, Tips & Favorite Products, Trends, What's New at 1:09 pm by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

Happy New Year!

We at Houston Makeup are kick starting another successful year with a brand new blog catered to all beauty news, tips, and events happening with us! What a great way to showcase our talents and favorite clients, as well as some of our favorite products and tips!

Highlights from last year include Houston Makeup scoring a leading role in Houston Fashion Week, set to become a yearly tradition in the Bayou City. Lily & the team got to rub shoulders with style icons Lauren Bush and Chloe Dao for the week.

Makeup by HoustonMakeup.com

Houston Women Junior League Fashion Show

Houston Makeup also provided photography and airbrush makeup services to the Houston Junior League’s Fashion & Runway show this last fall. Kharisma Hair Studio provided hair stylists services headed by Suleiman Telfah for the League’s longstanding tradition of Opening Style Shows!

The season’s show launched timeless, classic and contemporary collections from Elizabeth Anthony / Esther Wolf.

HOUSTONMAKEUP.COM ON MTV!!!

This year promises to be no different as Houston Makeup kicks off 2011 with a spot on MTV’s Made! The show will air January 24 and Lily and the team “Made” Sharon Lee. Check your local listings, but be sure to tune in and watch Lily in action!

Around town, Nordstrom is hosting a Winterize Your Skin event on January 21 & 22. Clients can learn about the latest breakthroughs & innovations in skincare from the pro’s and can even revamp their skincare routine! Nordstrom fans were raving about Laura Mercier’s Face Scrub to keep the skin in tip top condition during the winter months, and Clinque’s Moisture Surge also got rave reviews. Click here to RSVP to the event http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/beauty-get-gorgeous-winter-skin?origin=topnav#nfa as appointments are required.

Looking ahead into spring/summer trends, Harpers Bazaar says the smokey eye isn’t going anywhere, but will be “…equally sexy, but a bit crisper. Try the combination of big lashes and liquid liner for a modern twist. Here, January Jones wears a hint of shimmery shadow in the inner corners of her eyes for extra brightness.”

The magazine also claims that bright lips will be a hot trend early this year…”From Fendi to Gucci to Jil Sander, we saw bright lips everywhere in every shade. Oranges, reds and pinks were all popular, but this pretty fuchsia on Natalie Portman gets our vote for wearability.”

Hair trends were simple and clean, with the vamped up ponytail making a come back…”We saw countless ponytails on the spring 2011 runways — from BCBG to Tory Burch. The key to making this style more night-out than night-in is volume — lots of it. Tease, scrunch, and curl before pulling back your hair.”

Next blog post – Bridal Etiquette 101, as well tips and trends for summer 2011 weddings! Do you have ideas for blog posts? Let us know what we can research and write about!

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