Monday, November 23, 2020

Tatcha Lipstick Trio Review | Makeup by Keri Ann the Flying MUA



In my 2nd Tatcha order (click here to see the products I ordered and reviewed), I had included the Lip Blossom Lipstick Trio Set - a complete impulse purchase because I had stumbled across their friends and family sale.  I am trying to replace my bag of lipsticks with fresh ones.  I am a sucker for a set of lipsticks.

I realized I had not received my lipstick trio in the box and customer sent a replacement ASAP with no questions asked.

When this box of lipsticks arrived, I was quite confused, as the shipping box was much larger than my previous order.  And it was heavy.  I only asked for the lipstick set I had ordered.  Surely, this was not the entire previous product order?

I opened the shipping box (bottom left photo above), discovered my 3 promised sample products, and discovered the beautiful white box with purple floral ribbon.

This is definitely a gift-worthy product and presentation!



No, Tatcha, had only sent me lipsticks and this was the set.  3 full sizes boxes of individual lipsticks. I have never owned heavier lipsticks!




Some people had stated that these lipstick tubes were like pieces of jewelry.  They are very nice and heavy.  The way the lipsticks are molded, they have a unique diamond pattern.


Kyoto Red is a beautiful red lipstick.  On my lips, it has a tendency to turn into a cool red (that is my lip print above). I will enjoy wearing this shade for a long time.  It is a matte lipstick and I wish it had more of a sheen to it, but a gloss will take care of that.



Twilight is described as a cherry blossom lipstick.  It went on as a very pale dusty blush shade.  I usually go for something brighter, but this is a very nice shade for super casual days around the house.  It will probably layer on top of another color nicely too.  I would classify it as a nude lipstick.


Sunrise is described as a plum blossom shade. It is a beautiful plum hue.  This is a great anytime color and I will wear it most any time I head out of the door.  This really is my favorite lipstick of the 3 of them.  It is not as matte as the Kyoto Red lipstick and it does brighten my lips more than the Twilight shade.

The reviews I have seen on-line say this is a really creamy lipstick and lasts a long time.

I found the colors are long-lasting. However, these lipsticks are not hydrating in-spite of the silk formula. I really do need a rich and hydrating lipstick.

I am glad a didn't pay full price for this set, but they are very nice lipsticks and I will use them. 

This would be a great gift for any gal who loves lipstick.  The packaging is very impressive and no wrapping is required. You can have confidence in shipping as a gift, because none of the Tatcha packing lists include pricing information!  (Sadly, it appears the lipstick trio sets are gone, but they still feature lipsticks on their website.)


This is not a paid or sponsored post.  Any links included in this post are to help the reader gather more information.  All of the opinions of these products are mine after I purchased the products.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Real Galveston Bride and Wedding | Makeup by Keri Ann the Flying MUA

 


His & Hers Foto Galveston Bride


This beautiful bride's wedding in Galveston, TX was documented on camera by the fabulous His & Hers Foto team, who graciously shared their photos with me and allowed me to share them with you! 

You have to see all of the vibrant details of this wedding!  

While I was only there for the "beautifying" part of this special day, this couple appeared to have a fantastic wedding day from the photos.  His & Hers Foto captured such amazing First Look photos of this bride and her groom, I might have to share those in a separate blog post.


His & Hers Foto Wedding Photographers

Makeup by Keri Ann did the makeup, of course, but Southern Roots Boutique and Salon gets all the credit for the hair!

The Matron of Honor's pink hair was too much fun!  I wanted to enhance her brows with a touch of pink too, but wedding day was not the day to start experimenting or creating a whole new brow look.

Sea Star Base Wedding by His & Hers Foto

This bridal party was so nice to work with!

Makeup by Keri Ann Wedding Makeup

These B&W photos are my favorites - all the vibes of old Hollywood Glam!

Galveston Real Wedding Groom

The distinguished groom!

His & Hers Foto and Makeup by Keri Ann

I love pics of the father and bride!  
I had the wonderful opportunity to do makeup on the bride's mom too!

Galveston Wedding Details

Our bride made those flower girl dresses!


Island Flowers Galveston

Island Flowers Galveston

The flowers were done by Island Flowers.  Have you ever seen such vibrant colors?!?!?

Cakes by Jula Wedding Cake

Cakes by Jula made the cake!

Makeup by Keri Ann Bridal Makeup

Sea Star Base has a beautiful ceremony site by the water is beautiful!
Makeup by Keri Ann Bridal Makeup

I love this view of Sea Star Base

Galveston Wedding Makeup

The lovely bride holds the hearts of two men!


Makeup by Keri Ann Bridal Party Makeup

Those cute kiddos!

Makeup by Keri Ann Wedding Makeup

Who doesn't love a fun bridal party?

Galveston Makeup Artist Makeup by Keri Ann

Wedding days are long, but this party is just going to get started!


Makeup by Keri Ann _ His & Hers Foto Weddings

Love the sunset view on the water!

Congratulations, Melissa!  You were such a beautiful bride and so sweet to work with!

I would be delighted to be of service to you on your wedding day too!

Info@MakeupbyKeriAnn.com





Monday, November 9, 2020

Tatcha Product Purchase Review No. 2 | Makeup by Keri Ann the Flying MUA

 


My 2nd Tatcha order arrived with the 3 samples as promised & also delivered in my previous order (you can see that review by clicking here).

The products I purchased were:

Luminous Dew Skin Night Concentrate - 10 ML / 0.34 OZ Travel Size
I ordered this hoping to hydrate my skin every night.  This product comes with a little gold spatula for application.  The consistency of this product is almost like a pudding.  It is very hard to balance on the tiny spatuala, but once you rub the concentrate into the skin, it melts into s smooth and creamy moisturizer.  My first impression:  I like the way this product feels in application.  No noticeable scent.  I did wake up with more hydrated skin. A tiny bit of this product goes a very long way.  The first few nights, I only used this product as night cream, but I have found I have more supple skin the next morning if I apply this product on top of The Dewy Skin Cream.

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist - 12 ML / 0.4 OZ Travel Size
This hydrating mist can be worn throughout the day to hydrate and illuminate the skin.  I like the light and refreshing scent.  It does not feel heavy or greasy.  The first few mists I loved.  But late in the day, my skin felt dry.  Still must determine if this dry feeling is because of lack of moisture or if it due from other makeup products under my foundation.

The Silk Canvas - 7G / 0.24 OZ Travel Size
A client recently raved about this primer and I have seen other women in beauty groups I am in rave about how smooth this primer makes skin look, so I went ahead and added a sample to my order.  I love the initial feel of this product, but I honestly feel after several days of wear, it may actual dry my skin out.  I am not not sure my foundation is any smoother with this product.  Like so many other products in this line, it may be great for normal skin, but I am not sure it is designed for those of us with severely dehydrated skin.

The Kissu Lip Mask - 9G / 0.32 OZ Full Size
This product comes with a little gold spatula for application.  A tiny (and I mean tiny) little bit of this jelly type product goes a very long way, so it will last a very, very long time.  It feels great.  Most lips masks I have tried are to be rinsed off, but this one is made to sleep in.  Overnight, my lips were softer and smoother than the night before. After using it a few nights, my lips are soft, but they still have a tendency to peel during the day. I don't regret the purchase, but I am not sure I will reorder when finished (by that time, a new and improved product will debut, as that is how cosmetic companies roll).

Once the initial excitement of unpacking my delivery wore off, I realized I was missing one product set I ordered.  It was on the packing list, but it was not in my box nor was it scheduled for a future delivery.

I quickly contacted customer service and I was notified that evening that the product I had ordered was being processed for delivery.  GREAT customer service interaction.

Stay turned for another review!

As always, I would love to know what you, and your skin, felt about any of these products, if you have tried them!

This is NOT a paid or sponsored post.  All of the opinions are my own. 
Any links in this review are for the reader's research - there are no paid affiliate links in this post.

You might be interested in my Initial Tatcha Purchase 
And reading what I think about the Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream 
I also have a review of the Tatcha Lipstick set

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tatcha Product Purchase Review No. 1 | Makeup by Keri Ann the Flying MUA

The Starter Ritual Ultra-Hydrating for Dry Skin set by Tatcha


After my first 2 applications of The Dewy Skin Cream by Tatcha, I knew I had to sample some of the brand's other products. My full review of  The Dewy Skin Cream is here.  

When I visited the Tatcha website, I was offered another FREE sample of The Dewy Skin Cream when I placed my first order, IF I joined their mailing list.  (My tiny sample was only 5 ML, and I was going to get another 10 ML FREE).  I took the bait.  Another moisturizer was worth the email harassment!

I decided to order The Starter Ritual Set Ultra-Hydrating for Dry Skin.  This was not a full size product set.  I wanted trial size products, which happen to be more budget-friendly than the full retail size. 

If I like a trial size, I can use it in my travel bag. If I don't like something, it's not as huge of a monetary loss.  My quest for skin hydration has become a very expensive endeavor.  Who can relate?

My order qualified for free shipping and I was pleasantly surprised when it shipped the next business day from California! (Bonus points for customer service!)

I certainly have dry skin and I certainly need ultra hydration.  I am very curious if this set will deliver?

I received a card with my packing list and 3 little samples of other Tatcha products to try.

The products I received inside my box are listed below.  And so are my first impressions (based on very first experience AND a few days of use).  I will write follow up reviews if the products actually live up to their name.

Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil - 50 ML or 1.7 FL OZ

First Impression: The smell did not intrigue me with the first use. You are instructed to apply this with dry hands to a dry face.  It was supposed to turn "milky" once water was applied and the cleansing began.  I did not notice if it did or not, I was in the shower when I rinsed it off. My face still felt pretty tight after using. The information on-line says this product is for normal to dry skin, so I am not convinced this product is for my super dry skin.  (This was in the ultra hydrating box?!?!)  (This is step 1 and is to be used daily.)

The Rice Polish: Gentle - 10 G or 0.3 OZ

First Impression: Texture appears to be very similar to a charcoal powder I am in love with.  The size is actually pretty generous for a sample, but I can't see how full the little container actually is.  A little bit of this product should go a long way.  The color is the pretty periwinkle hue and when mixed with water, the user controls how moist you want it to be.  The odor is surprising.  More dull and earthy than I anticipated.  I am not completely sold on this first use, I may have to warm up to this product, but I will be trying it again.  My skin was softer and smoother after using. (This is step 2 of the skin care and is suggested daily.  I believe it could be used alone as a cleanser daily or used every other day for exfoliation.  I will have to continue my testing of this product.) 

I got an email (remember I got a FREE cream for joining the mail list) about the Tatcha philosophy of dual cleansing.  Supposedly the oil removes the makeup without stripping your skin of essential natural oil and the exfoliator polishes off the skin  Will need more experimentation, but at home, because the rice polish jar is just too big for my travel bag! (I already overpack & space is premium in there!)

The Essence - 25 ML or 0.8 FL OZ

First Impression: The smell is similar to the cleansing oil.  This is a "serum" but is to be "splashed onto the face and neck and then pressed into the skin." Hmmm, ok. My skin felt dull and tight again.  It kind of tingled too.  For the quantity and the price, I am not anticipating another future investment, but will give it a few days.  (This is step 3 of the skin care and suggested daily.)

The Dewy Skin Cream - 10 ML or 0.3 OZ

First Impression: Hallelujah! I made it to the one product I fell in love with and invested my hard earned money on this travel set for!  The smell is as divine as ever (especially since my nose has been assaulted by the previous products)!  My skin welcomes the quenching moisture from the silky cream.  This skin care regimen has be revived.  I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!! (This is step 4 of the skin care and is suggested daily.)  

The Silk Peony - 3 ML or 0.1 FL OZ

First Impression: This is an eye cream.  A little bit will go a long way, so this teeny tiny jar, should last a while - worth the investment.  This is a very smooth and light weight eye cream.  It is not as heavy as the one I am currently using. Very faint neutral fragrance.  (This is step 5 and is suggested daily.)  This little eye cream pot is perfect for my travel bag!

Overall, I am glad I chose to purchase travel sizes, rather than full size products. While I am not in love with everything I tried, I can use the products until they are gone.  You do get "bang for your buck" with this product line, as a tiny bit goes a long way!  

Everyone on-line raves about how great these products smell, but the only one I really love the scent of is The Dewy Skin Cream.

For women with normal to dry skin, this may be a set worth investing in.  If you have extremely dry skin like me, I would suggest skipping the cleansing oil and the Essence.  If you don't have an eye cream you love, you might want to try this one. 

I have ordered other products and will continue to provide feedback on those in future posts!

This is NOT a sponsored/featured post.  All of the opinions about the products above are my own.  There are no affiliate links inside this post.  Any links are for the reader to gain more information.

If you have tried any of the products above, I would love to know what you, and your skin (please be sure to tell us your skin type), felt about them!  Leave me a comment below!

If you found this review helpful, you may want to read my other Tatcha reviews:

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream

My Initial Tatcha Skin Care Purchase

My Second Tatcha Purchase

My Tatcha Lipstick Trio Purchase


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ashton Gardens West Houston Real Wedding | Makeup by Keri Ann the Flying MUA

 I would love to introduce you to one of my favorite makeup clients, Doni.  All of my clients are near and dear to my heart, but this girl lights up a room with her joy.  I have never seen her as happy as she was on this day last October!

Makeup by Keri Ann bridal Makeup
Makeup by Keri Ann's happy bridal client, Doni & her groom on their wedding day

I am usually the last vendor to be booked, but for this wedding, in October of 2019, I was actually one of the FIRST vendors booked for this wedding! I have had the opportunity to do Doni's makeup, and her family members' makeup, multiple times for several of their special events.

And while I only usually post professional photos, I am including these cute cell phone photos because, they captured the big day so well.

Houston Makeup Artist Makeup by Keri Ann
Wedding Day Beauty Preparations

Megan Malone, helped create the perfect hairstyles for Doni and her mom!

The ceremony space at Ashton Gardens West Houston makes you forget you are in the city.


While Doni loves makeup and color, Doni's mom does not. So we did an "au natural" look for her.


Introducing the very happy couple!!


Congratulations, Doni! 
May you always dance with joy in your marriage!
Thank you so much for once again inviting me to play a special part of your wedding day memories!
(This is one of the few weddings I was also invited to attend as a guest, so honored!)
I am blessed with the best clients!

Makeup by Keri Ann would love to be of service to you too!
Please email me at Info@makeupbykeriann.com

Monday, October 19, 2020

Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream for Extremely Dry Skin and Women Over 40 Review | Makeup by Keri Ann the Flying MUA

Dry Skin Relief for Women Over 40 or Flight Attendants or Frequent Travelers
The Dewy Skin Cream by Tatcha (5 ML jar shown) is the same color as my Plumbago flower!

I have extremely dry skin.

My flying career, Hashimoto's disease and age contribute to my dry, flaky, and (sometimes) painful skin condition.

I have been on a quest for a rich & creamy moisturizer that actually hydrates for years now.

This tiny jar of Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream was just waiting to be sampled.  It had been sitting in my bathroom cosmetic goodie-bag for a few months.  I believe this little treasure was obtained with my VIB point redemption at my local Sephora store.  

As soon as my fingers touched the moisturizer in the jar, I knew I had just opened something unique, but could this little dab of creamy goodness live up to its name?  (Why had I not tried this before?)

I am very sensitive to fragrance, and while this does has a touch of scent, it is light and refreshing and was very pleasant.  I could not detect a synthetic or overly processed odor.

I applied the moisturizer after cleansing my face and applying my face serum.  I woke up the next morning with....hydrated skin!  It was actually a small miracle! Hydrated skin is something I haven't experienced in a very, very long time!

After applying the moisturizer during the day, I still loved the way it glided on my skin.  I liked the way my foundation felt and looked too. 

In fact, I loved this little product so much, I have ordered more Tatcha products.  I have to find out if the other products in the brand hydrate as well as the amazing product in my tiny 5ML sample jar.

If you are a woman with severely dry skin and/or are over the age of 40, I think you might want to try a sample of this little moisturizer too!  (Oily or combo skin girls, I doubt this is a product for you).

Stay tuned to my blog, as I have ordered some travel size products I hope my skin might like too. (The wallet may not appreciate the expenditure...) Of course, you will be the first to know my results!

This is NOT a feaured/sponsored post nor are the attached links affiliate links.  These are my personal opinions and experiences.  Any supplemental information is for the consumer to do their own research.

If you have tried The Dewy Skin Cream by Tatcha, I would love to know how you, and your skin, felt about it!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Houston Memorial Area Real June Wedding | Makeup by Keri Ann the Flying MUA


Houston Bridal Makeup _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photography _ Houston Weddings _ Houston Brides _ Houston Racquet Club

This lovely bridal client of mine is about to celebrate her one year anniversary and I have to celebrate with her by sharing her lovely wedding with you.  All of the photos featured here were courtesy of Lawrence Elizabeth Knox.

The pre-wedding preparations and photos, as well as the wedding reception, took place at the Houston Racquet Club in Houston, TX.

I rarely get to stay for the wedding festivities and I am so thankful to Lawrence Elizabeth Knox for sharing the wedding day's photos with me.  I love seeing how makeup changes from indoor to outdoor lighting and I also love seeing how the makeup wore throughout the day and night.  I hope you enjoy reviewing Ellen's wedding as much I have.  Be sure to click on the links to all of her vendors.

I met Ellen through Meagan Malone, the hairstylist who did a majority of the hairstyling for this wedding too.

Houston Wedding Makeup Artist _ Memorial Area Brides _ June Wedding Inspiration

I love the timeless beauty of the navy blue an white robes!

Makeup by Keri Ann _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Wedding Photography _ Houston Racquet Club Weddings

Initially, we were supposed to do wedding preparations downstairs in the HRC, but we were blessed with a spacious room filled with natural light - perfect for makeup application AND for all of the things a bride and her bridal party have with them!

Makeup by Keri Ann _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photography _ Houston Raquet Club Weddings

I always ask my clients if they will be taking first look photos because it 
determines how much time we actually have for beauty preparations.

Bridal Party Reveal Photos _ Makeup by Keri Ann _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer _ HRC

Doing a dress reveal for your bridal party is so exciting!

Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer _ Houston Memorial Weddings _ Houston Racquet Club Weddings
A dad's first look at his darling daughter in her wedding dress is a moment not to be missed!

First Look with Groom Photos _ Memorial Area Weddings in Houston _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer

I think first look photos with the groom are priceless!  

Houston Racquet Club Weddings _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer _ June Wedding Inspiration Houston Texas

That beautiful oak tree was a beautiful background for this bride and her bridal party.

Classic Bridal Makeup _ Makeup by Keri Ann _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photography _ Houston June Brides

So much joy on wedding day!

June Wedding Flower Inspiration _ Houston Memorial Area Weddings _ HRC Weddings _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer

A perfect summer bridal bouquet by Simply Beautiful Flowers & Events

Houston Bridal Gowns _ Houston Makeup Artist _ Houston Racquetclub Weddings _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer


Ellen's exqusite gown was from Mia Bridal Couture

Houston Wedding Cake _ Butterly Cake _ Houston Memorial Area Weddings _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer

This stunning cake was designed by Cakes by Gina!

Houston Wedding Cake _ Butterly Cake _ Houston Memorial Area Weddings _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer


Houston Weddings _ Lawrence Elizabeth Knox Photographer _ Memorial Area Weddings

As you can see, Ellen's makeup lasted from morning to night - a full 12 hours, or more, I believe!

To see Ellen's formal bridal portraits, please click here.

A special shout out to Jessica Evans, my 2nd MUA, 
who helped me get everyone ready for photos on time.

It is such an honor to serve my clients on their wedding day. 

I would absolutely be delighted to be a part of your next special event by being your personal makeup artist too!  Please let me know how I may be of assistance by contacting me at info@makeupbykeriann.com

For more June bridal makeup inspiration, you may want to check out these other recent blog posts:


Puppy Love Wedding Inspiration this was also featured on the Knot!