01 Apr CLOSET CASE EP. 3 – HAIR, MAKEUP & THE GREAT REVEAL
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PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP ARTIST NICOLETTE CHAVEZ AT (210) 843-6438
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EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MONICA BONILLA. THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU.
Note From the Senior Digital Fashion Editor
Many times, in the past, I had so many professors try to sway me into this Major or that, many scholastic educators asking me, “Why are you going to waste your intelligence on fashion?” My response was always the same, a mixture of, “You can’t help what you love. You can’t change who you are. You can’t dictate your desires. Desires are just there.” During projects like the one you’re about to see above, I am reminded of one of the reasons I chose this industry. I believe this industry, although skewed more often than not, has potential for something bigger than what it is right now. Fashion can be used for Good.
A remarkable thing happens when fashion is used for Good. All to often we see media offering up unrealistic ideals as to what beauty is, how we “should” look, what we “should” strive for. It causes confusion among women about what is really important when it comes to beauty. Things get really skewed and many times, it’s all too daunting. Now, I’m not going to get into a whole rant about this because we could go on for years, but I will return to the “Good” aspect of the topic and try to focus on that.
Sharyl Mays was always beautiful. When we first met her, she already radiated some sort of a spark, but as her friend Monica Bonilla pointed out, she was still missing something. We think she was hiding behind a shadow of who she used to be. Sharyl recently lost 30lbs. and had been through a lot of personal turmoil. Now, she is emerging out of the darkness and into an incredible phase of her life. She’s healthier, stronger and embarking on a new career journey in the corporate world. On the inside she was feeling great. Still, her confidence was not where it should’ve been. Upon our first meeting her, we noticed she did sit with a kind of “shoulders forward slump”. Now, (just wait until you see her) she STRUTS down the city streets looking on the outside, the way she was feeling on the inside. We are so incredibly excited for her and for you to see the new Sharyl.
It’s a funny thing, Sharyl can’t stop thanking us for this process, but we, we can’t stop thanking her. When someone allows you into their lives on such an intimate level, when another person takes a leap of faith with you, it’s a miracle. Yes… I stand by choice of verbiage… it’s a miracle. The entire process has been a beautiful, spiritual and rejuvenating experience. Everyone involved has been touched. We are so eternally grateful to be a part of this woman’s life. Now, more than ever, we believe that Fashion can be used for Good and this Closet Case, this project, is proof of that. Enjoy!
Sometimes, it’s not easy to understand how to put a whole look together. These instincts do not come naturally to everyone. Many know what they like, but you just can’t seem to put the puzzle pieces together. With the help of the San Antonio Fashion Community, we helped Sharyl transform into the woman she always wanted to be. She now communicates to the world who she is now and how she’s feeling on the inside. Catch the Top 10 Tips given to Sharyl by her fashion and beauty experts below.
NICOLETTE’S TOP TIPS
Skin prep is key to a great makeup look. You always want your skin to look healthy and glowing. Always use a moisturizer before applying your liquid foundation or powder. Know what your skin type is, (normal, dry, oily, or combination) so you can get a moisturizer that best suites you. Be sure to apply your moisturizer evenly to the skin, so your foundation doesn’t become blotchy throughout the day.
Using a damp Beauty Blender is one of my favorite tools! It will press your foundation and concealer into the skin giving an airbrush finish, without it looking and feeling heavy.
To create a softer liner look, substitute the pencil for a medium-dark brown eyeshadow. Use a pencil brush and smoke out that lower lash line. Don’t forget to apply mascara to the top as well as the lower lashes. It will really open up your eyes.
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SAM’S TOP TIPS
When working with a guest in my chair I’ve come to realize that not all hair textures are suited for all hairstyles and cuts. For example, if you have super-fine hair, you might fare better with a pixie because it will create the illusion that you have thicker hair. If you have a slight wave to your hair, layered and one-length cuts may work better.
Avoid weighing down your short hair by applying root lifter or volumizing mousse to your roots. Use pomade and wax on your ends only. Too much wax and pomade (which tends to be heavier than a lightweight mousse) too close to your roots can flatten your hair and even clog the pores on your scalp. My #1 product that I love right now is the BED Headstick with lavender scent. I’m loving this at the moment and I’m in love with lavender!
Avoid using a brush while blow-drying, since it will create a puffy, dated feel. Instead, use your fingers to move it around a bit and then let the power from the dryer blow your hair around. Then, once your hair is dry, you can create your shape.
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STYLE LUSH TV’S TOP TIPS
When going shopping, pack some heels for the trip. it’s hard to gauge how awesome you look in that dress if you’re wearing socks in the dressing room.
In the beginning steer clear of empire or drop waist styles, especialy if you’ve lost a lot of weight. These silhouettes will make you look bigger than you actually are. A super simple beginners step is to always emphasize the waistline. Hourglass silhouette is timeless and always flattering. Practice that look for a while and start getting used to seeing your figure.
DON’T BE AFRAID OF PATTERNS AND COLORS! Long gone are the old fashioned rules that say you can’t wear this or you can’t wear that. Pick things you like and Go. Try. Them. ON! You will never know until you try them and if they are hanging in your retail store, chances are, you guessed it, they are in style and trending. Just Do IT!
FIT IS EVERYTHING! DON’T BE AFRAID to try the smaller size! Especially if you’ve recently lost a lot of weight. This goes in conjunction with #2. Also, don’t be discouraged if that smaller size doesn’t fit. Every single store had their own size guidelines and they mean absolutely nothing about you. For example, in some stores, Im a large. Means nothings to me. Eventually, when you practice your shopping, you’ll start to develope a list of favorite brands and stores. You will get to know your body better and you will have a more positive shopping experience. Remember, the tag means nothing, it’s all about fit, and sometimes, you will fit into a smaller size. but you never know until you try it on.
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