PARADISE, Paradise, paradise…
I don’t know how on earth the producers found the most perfect theme song ever for Bachelor In Paradise, but they did. I sing it 15 times a day and I am not joking. It is the catchiest song ever.
The Bachelor franchise quickly became my MUST WATCH television. I started watching when my friend Jade was on Chris’s season and have not stopped. I laugh, I cry, it reminds me of falling in love and out of love. I am a fan.
I had done Jade’s makeup before for a Friendship Friday post when she was first developing her lip glosses, Naturally Jade Cosmetics. I was so happy to do her makeup again for the After Paradise finale show. Carly was coming with her so it was going to be a day of double glam!
Side note: How sweet and adorable is their friendship!? I love that they became friends on The Bachelor and have only grown closer.
Both Jade and Carly wore hair extensions from my line, girlgetglamorousHAIR.
I’m biased, but these are the best extensions on earth. I designed and tweaked them for over a year-and-a-half to be everything I was looking for in clip-in hair extensions.
I was so excited they got to wear the extensions so that people can see how they move and look in real life (via a TV screen, ha!).
I, of course, was so excited I ended up telling the sweetest two gals that I sat next to at the After Paradise taping that I did Jade and Carly’s makeup and that they were wearing my extensions. Both gals said they looked so natural that they couldn’t even where their natural hair and the extensions started and stopped on Jade and Carly!
Which was a HUGE compliment to me and something I worked hard on.
We decided on a smokey eye and natural colored lip.
Nude lipstick can look funny on camera, like you have no lips, so we went for natural shades instead.
Carly already has long lashes, but I added a set of false lashes just so she’d really pop on camera.
I wanted her skin to look super bright and even, so the focus would shift to her gorgeous blue eyes. I used a cream foundation over a mix of two primers, more on that in a bit. Really bright, even looking skin shifts the focus to your eyes.
For Carly’s brows, I used a combo of three different texture products to get a natural look. It took me a bit to get them filled in so we were both loving it, but in the end I think we were both happy and they looked great.
I used a pencil on the edges where we wanted to create a brow. Pencils show up stronger on camera and powders and show up lighter. So I used a pencil on the edges to create “hairs” by drawing short strokes with a sharp pencil.
Then I filled in the natural hair on her brows with a powder so they would look even with the penciled in “brows” on camera.
I set it all with a brow gel, which gives brows the natural shimmer that powder can take away.
I also applied a thin line of highlighter above and below the arch of each brow and blended it in really well to help define the arch.
For her hair, I only added two tracks from her 160 gram girlgetglamorousHAIR set. They gave tons of fullness, but still looked very natural.
She just chopped her hair into the cutest lob, so I trimmed those two pieces a little bit so they’d be the right length to match her hair and I moved them up a bit higher than I would normally put extensions in.
But that way if she ever wants to wear her hair long, she can move those pieces down and add the other pieces that I didn’t trim to get long, full hair.
I used my GHD curling irons, in 1″ and 1.25″ size to give her curls a natural looking variety.
I curled all the pieces around her face away from her face and on the back I curled some pieces towards her face and some away to give a naturally curly, tousled look. We didn’t shake the curls up until right before we left for the show, so they’d hold better.
To finish her hair, I sprayed texture spray in horizontal layers throughout her hair, but especially on the hair above her extensions, to give them extra volume to hide the weft pieces.
I smoothed out her ends with a drop of agave oil for smoothness and shine and this beauty was ready for camera!
There is a full list of the exact products I used below her pictures, with clickable links, no google search required!
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