Make up for your Maternity Photography with Kirkland artist Amanda

 Woman with dark hair and a purple streak smiling in the sun

Woman with dark hair and a purple streak smiling in the sun

This months blog is a chance to meet a fantatstic make up artist, who I have had the pleasure of working with on many sessions. Mom Make up by Amanda  is based in Kirkland and I caught up with her at the beach for a short Q & A.

Why did you choose to become a make up artist? 

My friends would come to me for makeup advice and I would do their makeup for fun. It made me so happy to see the look on their faces when they felt beautiful. A little makeup can make you feel like you are a person, especially if you're a mom. We as moms tend to lose ourselves. I wanted to help moms feel like they can be someone other than just "mom." So that's when I knew I wanted to be a makeup artist. Not just any makeup artist, but a mom makeup artist.

What one product couldn't you live without?

Mascara! It's the one item you can use on its own that can make you look a little more awake.

Whats your favorite part of the job?

I love it when they're finally able to look at themselves in the mirror. Seeing the look on my clients face is my favorite part.

What tips/tricks would help busy moms?

Always wash your face in the morning and night. It'll make your face clearer so you won't have to wear much makeup.

Spend at least 5 minutes a day on you. I do my makeup when my kids are eating breakfast.

Don't feel like you have to have tons of makeup. Mascara, blush, and a little lip color can make all the difference.

If you have the dreaded under eye circles, and want to get rid of them, find a color corrector. Peach hides dark circles. Oranges hides dark circles on darker skin. Pink hides dark circles and brightens. Yellow hides purple/blue.

 blonde woman having lipstick applied

blonde woman having lipstick applied

 False lashes being pplied

False lashes being pplied

 Brown haired woman woman having blusher applied

Brown haired woman woman having blusher applied