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My Favorite Makeup Gal: Lauren Day Artistry

One thing I've struggled with over the last couple years is finding a great makeup artist that is versatile and easy to work with. It can be frustrating trying to do a models makeup myself or having a makeup artist that can't create the look and feel I want. About a month ago I found an amazing makeup artist who I refer to EVERYONE for EVERYTHING!!!

Lauren Day is a fun and sweet girl from North Carolina, yes she has a bit of an accent. She is the sweetest thing and an amazing makeup artist. After finishing a vocal performance degree she felt she still didn't know exactly what she wanted to do. She had the opportunity to become a Disney Princess at Walt Disney World in Florida but knew she loved makeup and decided to make that expensive hobby into a career. If only ALL our expensive hobbies made us some dough.

Lauren graduated from the Advanced Makeup Program at Acaydia School of Aesthetics in Provo, Utah at the end of 2015. When I started working with Lauren I never would have guessed that she barely graduated from school. She does such amazing work and is so easy to communicate with. Also her favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate which is probably why we get along so great :)

If I had known Lauren back when I got married I would have hired her to do my makeup for my special day. She is my first choice for a makeup artist on any and every photoshoot I do. Whether you need a makeup artist for bridals, a special occasion, or any style of photoshoot Lauren Day is your gal. Check out her work on her Instagram (@lauren_day_artistry). She is amazing!

Here are some of Lauren's favorite brands for makeup.

Eyeshadow: Lorac, Makeup Geek, Too Faced

Mascara: Too Faced (better than sexascara), Loreal (Telecopic or Voluminous) 

Contouring: Kat Von D Contour Kit

Brows: M.A.C. eyeshadow, Anastasia Beverly Hills