Boudoir by Alexandria Kenyon | Jacksonville, NC Luxury Boudoir Photography
One of the luxury services that compliments your boudoir experience with Alexandria Kenyon is hair and makeup, from your perfect lip color to falsies, get ready to be pampered! Seriously, professional hair and makeup is JUST as important as any other step! And guess what, it's included in every boudoir experience because it is a MUST!!
Sooooo... Meet my amazingly talented Makeup Artist Makeup by Christina! She creates custom looks for each and every lovely lady who goes through the boudoir experience. Never wear make? Awesome! She will help you find the right look. Want to look like Kylie Jenner? She will make you look better! Have no idea? Don't worry, she has got you covered. She will to make you feel like your true beautiful self!
So of course, we sat down with her and got her take on why it's SO important to get your makeup professional done.
Hello there! My name is Christina Lopez and I have been formally educated by Elegance International School of Professional Makeup in Hollywood, California. I took classes in salon, theater, high fashion, HDTV, film, and special effects makeup. Through my amazing education, I have been able to work with some of the industry’s most talented artist, giving me the opportunity to become knowledgeable in all aspects of the makeup industry.
I’ve had a love for makeup for as long as I can remember. At first, it was a hobby and now it has become my full-time passion. Since relocating to North Carolina to follow my husband who is in the Marine Corps, I have had to re-establish myself in the local photography and bridal industry. Since my main focus was television and film this was a whole new world for me, but I have grown to love it here!
As a Makeup Artist, my job is to take the stress of getting ready off everyone and let them sit back and relax. Photo shoots are the time to pamper yourself and have the luxury of feeling like a movie star. I take pride in my work and display punctuality, professionalism, and outstanding client care at all times.
Why is it important for people to get their makeup professionally done for a photo shoot?
A professional makeup application is EXTREMELY important for a photo shoot, especially a boudoir shoot. First and foremost, this is a time to pamper yourself! Letting someone else gush over you is just what we need as women from time to time. Secondly, as a certified artist, I’m up to date on the latest and greatest makeup products and techniques. I will always have the highest quality to make sure you look your best! It’s a little known fact that the camera "eats" makeup; so adding the right amount to make you look flawless is key. Lastly I can see you in a way that you don't see yourself. We as women can be too hard on ourselves sometimes you just need to sit back and let me show you just how beautiful you really are!
What’s in your makeup case?
My professional makeup kit is always stocked with the highest quality and luxury makeup products. I often get asked what my favorite makeup brands are and to be honest I don't have just one. It’s impossible to choose just one brand because there are so many products from so many brands that I absolutely love! Overall, I am a firm believer in " you get what you pay for.” So I splurge on top-notch brands such as Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, NARS, and Becca. My clients deserve the best!
Some of my must haves include:
NARS Laguna Bronzer
Becca Ever Matte Primer
Becca Under Eye Brightener
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Becca Opal Highlighter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Brow Pallet
ABH Contour Kit
Senna Cream Blush
Dose Of Color Liquid Lipsticks
Makeup Forever Lip Pallet
Mac Painterly Paint Pod
Cover FX Matte Poreless Primer
Laura Mercier Translucent Powder – This is a kit staple and a client favorite! The Laura Mercier translucent powder is made from French cashmere talc, which creates a soft focus effect to blur fine lines, and is great for oily skin. Only the best for my clients!
If you are interested with working with Christina you can contact her through her website makeupbychristinalopez.com !