Although photography may be top of mind when you think of Glamour Shots, we’re just as proud to offer exceptional makeup artistry for our clients. Our full-service photo sessions begin with a makeup artist helping you look and feel your very best. Our artists are experts in the latest looks and products, and they want to help you feel beautiful in your own skin.
We’re taking a look into the makeup bag of Kenzie Hackett, who has helped dozens of clients at our Oklahoma City studio achieve their best look, to see which products she’s loving and using herself.
“I am currently using Mac foundation, but my absolute favorite foundation would be the Urban Decay Naked foundation. It feels so weightless. The only downfall is the price, but the great coverage is worth the splurge every so often.”
With 24 shades of flawless coverage, Urban Decay’s liquid makeup helps create a perfect canvas for any look.
“I use a variety of powders. I like to use translucent powders because they do not add any color, they just mattefy the face, and you can also use them for the baking technique. I use an Avon pressed translucent powder, and I’m also using a Merle Norman translucent loose powder.”
A long-trusted beauty brand, Merle Norman Cosmetics focuses on the highest quality ingredients for their products. Their sheer face powder works on all skin types to help finish your look.
“I use Kat Von D’s blush. It is super-pigmented and is absolutely gorgeous. I have had mine for over a year and have not run out.”
The Everlasting blush by Kat Von D is appropriately named – it’s great for all-day wear and one compact should last you well past your money’s worth.
“Makeup Geek eyeshadows are hands-down my favorite eyeshadows. They are super-pigmented and very inexpensive. They blend beautifully and last all day long.”
Whether you buy an individual color or several in a palette, Makeup Geek eyeshadows come in every color of the rainbow in both shimmery and matte.
Price: $6 per individual pan or $49 for a 9-color starter kit
“Stila has a great mascara that builds easily to give the eyes a ‘false eyelash’ appearance.”
Stila offers Mile High Lashes™, Huger Than Huge, and our personal favorite, Glamoureyes mascara to lengthen your lashes and make your eyes really pop.
Price: $10 to $25
“Kat Von D has a great lip stain collection. They stay on for a generous amount of time. Right now I’m currently using Bobbi Brown’s lipstick crayon in a coral color. I love corals for this time of year.”
The Bobbi Brown Art Stick offers lipstick and liner all in one, with 15 bold and creamy color options.
Her makeup mantra:
“I love makeup and how it makes me feel once I have it on, but girls do not need to wear makeup to feel beautiful, feminine, or accepted. If you wear makeup it should be because you enjoy doing it.” – Kenzie H.
On what she loves about being a makeup artist:
“I love how makeup brings out my inner creativity. I’ve never thought of myself as creative until I started playing with makeup. Playing in my makeup is my little ‘getaway’ and is a great stress reliever. I also love putting makeup on people who absolutely love the final product. Those are my favorite makeovers. “
The full beauty experience
Your Glamour Shots photo session is a way to celebrate who you are. Makeup is simply a tool to help you achieve a certain look, but at the end of the day, your personality and heart are what we aim to capture in your photographs.
It’s absolutely okay to want to feel beautiful and to want to capture those memories for yourself. Book a session today and let us help you have the beauty experience you deserve.