These are some of the day to day events that happen to me as a professional makeup artist.

Monday, May 23, 2011

This month The Ellen DeGeneres Show teamed up with HGTV'd to surprise a couple in Killeen Texas and I got to do all of the makeup and hair for both shows.

Giving Jeanie some
bronze eye shadow
Working with Tanika Ray and David Bromstad of HGTV is always a treat for me but it was especially fun to work with Jeannie Klisiewicz, the production assistant from The Ellen show.

When Ellen isn't able to go on a location, Jeannie does it, so she interviewed the homeowners. I start the day off really early doing the hair and makeup on HGTV'd host Tanika Ray, so she can look her best and when everyone arrives.?
Gotta get the homeowners camera
ready before they see the big reveal

Next in my chair comes David Bromstad. After a bit of moisturizer, sunscreen and grooming with anti-shine he is all set to head over to the construction tent so he can work with the design crew about the needed changes. He never needs a lot of work, but sometimes I have to adjust any tan lines he might get from wearing his sunglasses in the hot sun. One of his favorite skin care items is the Repechage Algo Mist, because it is refreshing and hydrates skin which is especially needed in the hot Texas sun!

Tanika give David a quick interview
before the stone work goes in the yard
Hours later Jeanie shows up in the makeup camper to get primped before she interviews David on the show. I was able to create some fun looks for her hair. For one of the days I did a messy ponytail to compliment her fun loving personality. On another day I decided to go with a loose tosseled look for her! She never likes to look like she wears a lot of makeup so I kept it simple. I went with a touch of pink lip gloss, a few spritzes of airbrush makeup, and a fluff of shimmer on her cheeks for a soft glow and she was ready.

Jeanie asks David and Tanika
about the makeover
It seemed like Texas was the hottest it has ever been that week, especially when we had to shoot directly in the sun. I think it got over 100 degrees! So anytime someone would sweat, I'd have to run in quickly to touch them up and then run back off set before they began to shine again. Between the heat, running on and off set, and not drinking enough water, I'm surprised I didn't pass out. No was worth it! I had a blast!

The Ellen DeGeneres Show episode will air live on May 19th. Watch the new show HGTV'd starting June 6, 2011 if you can!

If it is past the Ellen show date and you missed can see it by clicking on the screen or the link below to see the video footage! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SHOW!

Beauty Questions
Beauty question: "How do you determine your best beauty feature to highlight, or is that necessary?"- from Gina in Chicago.
Answer: If you want to focus on your eyes for the day, use deep shades that will draw more attention to them but keep lips and cheeks simple by using a softer color.
When you want to focus on your lips try a darker or brighter color, and keep eye simple by only using mascara or nude colors so they are not as prominent.
There are no rules. It doesn't have to be your "best feature", you can highlight what ever YOU want.

Now it is time for.....


My favorite thing today is Gatorade. Even though we drank water too, I think the TV crew and I went through several cases of it. My favorite flavor is the fruit punch! Yummm!

CANDACE COREY            Makeup Artist - Hair - Bodypaint - Airbrush