Bold Brows | Meredith Ehler | Makeup Artist | Loudoun County, Virginia

Brows are meant to frame your face.  When well shaped they add balance and definition. Whether you have have brows like my model Taylor’s or only dream of having them, you can definitely achieve a bolder look this fall.

If you do have full brows then it is imperative you keep them well shaped.  Well groomed brows can add a finishing touch to your face.  If they are too full then can detract from your overall beauty.  Consider making an appointment with a professional makeup artist like me, or going to a salon and having them threaded or waxed.  Once they are cleaned up they will frame your face beautifully, being an enhancement, not a distraction.

If you don’t have enough to make a statement brow, then enhance what you do have.  My go-to quick brow filler is dark eyeshadow applied with a flat liner brush.  I fill in my own brows every day, and extend the tip a bit, making my brows appear longer.  Elongating my brows frames my face in a way that creates a more balanced look.  It would be like applying eye shadow and mascara, but not applying eyeliner.  Something appears missing.  I apply shadow that matches my brows with a flat brush which replicates the exact size and look of my eyebrow hairs.

Another recommended technique is adding in volume with an eyebrow pencil.  Using a brow pencil will work better than using an eye liner pencil because brow pencils are thinner and customized to give you the look of a wispy hair, not a thick line like an eyeliner gives.

Finish it off with a coat of a product like MAC’s Brow Set.  It comes in a clear coating as well as in colors to match your brows.  What shape are your brows in? -Meredith

Photo courtesy of Goodhart Photography

An Organized Closet in Just 2 Hours! | Meredith Ehler | Professional Organizer | Sterling, Virginia

 

A clean closet!  A dream for so many.  Well, it can be a reality!  And in as little as 2 hours!

Getting dressed should be easy and enjoyable.   But reality for many of us is very different.  Is your closet like this “After” picture OR like the below “Before” picture?

None of us seem to have the time to get caught up on life’s to-do list, let alone or organize our closets!  That is where I come in!

A client called me last week and said she wanted to have me organize her husbands’ closet as a surprise for him.  I was very excited to accept the challenge.  I am happy to say that in just 2 short hours his closet went from messy and stressful to organized and beautiful!

After seeing the below “Before” picture, it should come as no surprise that the lucky husband was thrilled!  He said being able to see all of his clothing and accessories organized and easily accessible has already changed his daily routine for the better.

The clients are both happy and I gave them a few suggestions on how to utilize the space even better.  I suggested they buy new, slim, felt hangers, which have rounded edges so they won’t leave any bumps in the shoulders of the shirts.  Also, having specialized hooks for ties, belts and baseball caps will finish off the space perfectly.  Allowing the client to see and access every accessory easily, and being able to place them back into their spots makes maintenance a breeze!

Leave me a comment below if you are ready to transform your closet!  -Meredith

Why Hire a Makeup Artist? |Meredith Ehler | Makeup Artist | Sterling, Virginia

What a picture!  What a beauty! Maggie and her mom came over last week and I did her makeup for her senior portrait session with Angela Goodhart of Goodhart Photography. She brought a few different outfits, including a “drape” which is her official senior picture for the yearbook. Maggie is a natural beauty which makes my job easy!  In about 30 minutes or so, I applied makeup to Maggie attaining her desired look of having natural colors on her eyes, just enough to enhance her beauty but not too much to look unnatural.  Her hair is curly naturally so it beautifully framed her face.  I always put a finishing touch on my clients’ hair to make their look complete.  She headed to Angela’s, just around the corner, and they had a fantastic shoot!  They even finished up the day outside with the beautiful backdrop of wildflowers and a waterfall.  Amazing!

My goal as a makeup artist is to bring out the best in you.  I want to help you feel beautiful.Whether it’s a wedding, professional head shot, family holiday card or a girls night out, having professional makeup done as a treat to yourself puts the finishing touches on a special day. Thanks to Maggie and her mom!  I had so much fun with them!  -Meredith