Fall 2013 Makeup trend: Bronze

16 Oct

Is your big day this fall?  Are you having an engagement party? One trend I am loving for this fall is bronze.  I am seeing it worn 2 ways.  1. On the lid.  A beautiful bronze smokey eye paired with a perfected skin tone, nude lips and barely there blush is a great update to everyone’s favorite eye makeup look and a chic way to embrace the season.  2. bronze lip. This is a flattering look on all and easy to apply.  Pair a bronze lip color with dewy perfected skin and barely there eye makeup. I love toasted lip crayon it’s easy to apply and long lasting. If you have thin lips try a lighter brighter bronze and highlight around the lips to accentuate your pout. For larger lips I suggest going with a darker shade.  If you would like more info or a complimentary makeup lesson to help you achieve this look please call 817-821-9197 to schedule your appointment.


Products I suggest:

Toasted lip crayon: http://www.marykay.com/Christinaplaistow/en-US/Makeup/Mary-Kay-At-Play/Mary-Kay-At-Play-Lip-Crayon/200560.partId?eCatId=11836  This lip color is easy to apply and lasts all day,

Facial highlighting pen: http://www.marykay.com/Christinaplaistow/en-US/_layouts/MaryKayCoreCatalog/CategoryPage.aspx?dsNav=N:10010 Particularly shades 2 and 3.

Amber Blaze mineral eye shadow: http://www.marykay.com/Christinaplaistow/en-US/Makeup/Eyes/Eye-Shadow/Mary-Kay-Mineral-Eye-Color/Amber-Blaze/130802.partId?eCatId=10021

Want to buy Made in the USA?

10 Apr

Want to buy more Made in the US brands to support manufacturing jobs in the US?  Did you know that Mary Kay manufactures it’s cosmetics in Dallas TX right here in the USA? Manufacturing jobs are so important in to the growth and stability of the US economy!  When you purchase Mary Kay cosmetics you are not only getting the number one skin care and cosmetic brand in the US and supporting your beauty consultant- a local independent business owner but you are also supporting manufacturing jobs in the US!  How awesome is that?


Don’t have and independent beauty consultant yet? I am happy to help! Feel free to call me at 817-821-9197, shop with me at http://www.marykay.com/christinaplaistow or message me here.

Video 6 Apr

Excellent contouring lesson.

If you’d like a private lesson and you live in the DFW area please call me (817)821-9197 or shop with me at http://www.marykay.com/christinaplaistow

Why Mary Kay?

2 Apr

I have taken off the last couple of years off to work on other artistic endeavors.

I have always been curious about Mary Kay for a long time but too much of a product snob to try it.  Oh boy I wish I had gotten over myself sooner!

A few weeks ago one of my daughter’s classmate’s mother called me to ask if I would participate in the Mary Kay biannual makeover contest (which is still going now- message me if you live in the DFW area and are interested in participating).  She said that if my entry was chosen that I would win a $4000 donation to my favorite charity.  I was really curious about trying Mary Kay and I have always dreamed of being a philanthropist. So I said yes. (other prizes include a $4000 dream vacation and a Badgley Mischka purse).

I tried the product and I fell in love.  I have been trying a lot of other products in the last couple of years. I have been looking for a beauty line with a reasonable price point and major benefits. Being a product snob was a double edge sword.  It took me way to long to try Mary Kay but when I finally did I recognized the high quality instantly.  I am a Mary Kay customer for life! She asked me if I liked anything I tried and I asked her how to sign up to be a consultant.

Bridal couture.

30 Mar

Photographer: Dave Newkirk
Model: Katie Klien

This is hands down one of the best shoots in my bridal portfolio.

Great shoot today!

30 Mar


This is me touching up the model on location today for Chris Keever gowns.

Get the look party/girls night out

29 Mar

Next Sunday April 7th I will be giving a make up application class.  I will apply make up on a model and teach you how to get an anytime smokey eye. Then I will show you so quick easy tricks to take that look from day to night.  The class is at 6:30 and I still have a few spots open.  If you live in the DFW area and you are interested in attending please message me.

Hello world!

29 Mar

Hi there,

Thank you for stopping by my blog!  My name is Christina.  I have worked as a professional MUA (make up artist) for the better part of 15 years now.  I have worked freelance for photography, for MAC cosmetics and for glamor shots.  I have perfected literally thousands of faces!

I took some time off to work on some other artistic adventures and I am reintroducing my self as a MUA.  I am also a new Mary Kay consultant and I am very excited.  In this blog I will share with you all of my adventures including tips, product knowledge and behind the scene images.

Thank you for stopping by!  Please find me on face book: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Faces-by-Christina/292959630834718

and shop with me anytime 24/7 at http://www.marykay.com/christinaplaistow