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!



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






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!



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!


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!


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.


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!


Houston Makeup work on Fox26!

Posted in Events, What's New at 9:00 am by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

This morning Houston Makeup did airbrush make up for Kat Kearns of Renew Body Contouring Spa and client Enid Sanchez, who appeared on Fox 26′s Morning News Extra as part of a new promotion at the spa. The HD-TV quality makeup used by Lily is not water based, unlike what other airbrush makeup artists use. The high quality, luxury airbrush makeup unique to our company is not only perfect for TV but for your special occasion as well – ideal for weddings, parties, photo shoots…this make up will last all day and several more days after!

Kat in a previous interview on Fox26

Enid said, “We looked beautiful because of your amazing artistic work. Thank you Lily.”

Stay tuned – Only four more days till Houston Makeup’s MTV debut on Made!!!!


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.


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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Posted in Bridal Chat, Client's Testimonials, Let's Gossip, Q & A, Tips & Favorite Products, What's New at 8:02 pm by Lily Yanez, Makeup Artist

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