Makeup Artist KC Witkamp 858-382-5589

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The BEST mascara

I am a mascara girl, I couldn't live without my mascara.
I love super black, thick, and long lashes but sometimes I don't have the time in the morning to do several coats....that's why I LOVE "Smokey Lash" by Make Up For Ever.
This mascara is very black and covers really well. Also, keeps my eyelashes curly and doesn't weight them down ( I have straight lashes)
The brush is very easy to use and separates the lashes pretty well.
I use the waterproof formula because I have oily skin and I need the long lasting hold that this mascara offers without flaking. I've tried many waterproof mascaras and most of them gave up at the end of the day and literary melted into my eye (painful!) which was a huge problem while I was driving home after a long day of work. With Smokey Lash I haven't had this problem at all and I've been using it for a few months now.
The only negative is that it dries a little bit fast so I don't use it on my makeup kit because by the time I put a little bit of product in my pallet and apply it with a disposable wand or fan brush I can already see that it's drying and it doesn't go as smooth as I would like.

for my kit I LOVE "voluminous" by Loreal
It's very black, long lasting, and it doesn't dry as fast which gives me time to apply it with a brush fan (my favorite) and it goes on smooth but not runny.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

get the RUCHE look

The Ruche lookbook "A Southern Romance" launched today!!!!!!!
I'm so grateful to be part of such an amazing team and talented group of people. I love working with them, they are family.
You need to see the complete lookbook, click here. I LOVE all the outfits.

This time I paid close attention to the products I used to create the look to be able to share them with all of you.
I had so much fun creating this look inspired by my favorite movie of all times: The Notebook.
It was very important to keep the makeup soft and romantic but I still added sass by focusing on the eyebrows and lips.

Bellow you can see the products that I use in the order that I applied them.
I used 3 different colors of foundation to create natural contours and highlights on her face. the main color is #20 by MUFE (make up for ever- available at sephora) so for the highlight I used 2 shades lighter and for the contour 2 shades darker than #20.

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As you probably noticed, the lips chanced with the looks. I used fabulush cream base my MAC as the base but kept adding a reddish lip color (#20 by MUFE) or a raspberry color (#34 by MUFE) depending on the look that I wanted to achieve.

To add more pop to the eyes I used a full strip of lashes longer on the outer corner to give her the flirty sassy look without making it obvious, these little details make the whole look :)


Producers: Josh and Mai
Creative Director & Photographer: Stephanie Williams
Production and Photography Assistant: Issac
Wardrobe Styling: Tiffany and Mai
Hair and Makeup Artistry: KC Witkamp

Behind the Scenes

we really worked hard to make these amazing images. Our schedule was very tight so we had to change the looks on our way to the different locations in the minivan. Thank goodness that the van had an actual outlet where i could plug the curling iron!

Monday, May 2, 2011

GENLUX Magazine is here!!!

OMG!!! I can't stop smiling
i am so GRATEFUL for the incredible opportunity and honored to have been part of this project.
Thank you to Martin Kurnet (photographer) for always keeping me in mind; to Quela Rene (Wardrobe Styist) for the inspiration and for getting such amazing pieces; Muriel MAstery from Point de Vue Salon for the incredible hair; Laine Jennings (model) for the energy, movement, and great attitude that you brought into the shoot.

like VS

Thank you Kook, you are a great photographer!

ORANGE is in the air (Sneak Peek)

Last Saturday I worked with a really fun team, all girls, on a shoot for Fashion Quarterly Magazine.
This was the first magazine that I ever worked with about two years ago.
I had GORGEOUS canvases to work with: Danica O'connell and Jade Corinne (no ties). They are both so sweet and fun to work with.
Chesley Tollentino and Lucy did an amazing job with wardrobe and creative direction.
Alice was the photographer for the magazine but these pictures are the behind the scenes and sneak peek courtesy of Chesley, she is SO talented!

I normally forget the products that I use because I just mix different products all the time (habit that started years ago when I did oil painting) but this time I paid close attention to the colors because i wanted to share them with all of you.

-After prepping the skin and moisturizer I used a light layer of Laura Mercier's primer followed by my favorite foundation Face and Body --Make Up For Ever (I used a couple of colors to do the highlights and contour as natural as possible)
-I then applied HD bush #6- I still don't know how I feel about this product because sometimes its very dry but I decided to give it a try and I used my fingers to blend.
-I used a shimmery highlighter by too face: Snow Bunny- go very light on it because its very shimmery.
to finish I lightly set the makeup with a translucent powder from Laura Mercier. mostly on the "T" zone because i wanted to keep the dewy finish.

-I love love prepping the eyes with a cream eyeshadow first. This time I used bare canvas by MAC
-as a base I used Naked pigment by MAC and for the contour I used 164 by MUFE. I only wanted some definition on the eye instead of intense color.
- I finished with Voluminous mascara in black.

-I lined the lips with "light" a nude lip liner from Smashbox.
please don't hate me but I didn't have an orange lipstick so I made my own :) I combined a red orange lipstick with a yellow cream from Ben Nye.
Everybody loved the color but I don't think anybody noticed that I didn't have an actual orange lipstick, ha

special project/ POLAROID STYLE

Photographer: Chris Steinbach

Model: Heather (Pinkerton)

Hair and Makeup: KC Witkamp


A couple posts ago (I can't remember the date) I posted some behind the scenes from the shoot with Chris Steinback and Trudi. I finally downloaded the pictures and I love how they turned out.
Styling by Sheree Nicole Styles


These are only a few pictures from the beauty story I did with Photographer Miguel Benitez and model Alyssa (No Ties) a few weeks ago.
I was very inspired by the colors of spring and I wanted to enhance her gorgeous blue eyes.