monday, august 25, 2014
*** Sweet Marissa ~ Water Beauty ***

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CONTACT SUSAN at:  Susan Peck Photography


I love summer beauty - sultry summer days by the lake and simple hair + makeup = perfect ease.

A lovely new graduate, Marissa - simple, joyful beauty at the lake.  I used TemptuPRO airbrush {to only cover minor blemishs and imperfections} which holds up beautifully for our humid {and truly wet} summer days and nights.  Her lush, textured hair looks beautiful, naturally with Oribe Haircare.

Stunning photography by my friend and uber talented Susan Peck Photography - hire her for a one of a kind, fun experience.  She makes you feel at ease in front of the camera and is MASTERFUL at directing you for the most beautiful images ~ you truly will be blown away!  Hire us both for your next beautiful photo session.

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The gorgeous light of day makes for beautiful portrait and lifestyle photography.

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Susan always finds THEE PERECT locations!  Lisa Johnson Nashville Makeup Artist

I prefer a natural look for most everyone in the harsh light of day ~ here I used TemptuPRO airbrush, L'Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara, NARS blush & eyeshadows to perfect Marissa's natural beauty.  A girl this young and pretty needs very little!

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Aren't these beautiful?  I love Susan's eye for beauty and her lush photography.  













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tuesday, july 29, 2014
*** My Faves~ Beautiful Coral Lipstick ***
Happy National Lipstick Day !!

Lipstick is truly one of my favorite cosmetic products EVER! Nothing can make me happier than just one little brand new tube or pot of color (a day!)  ....and one of my favorite colors - especially for summer too - is a pretty coral lippy - here are but a few favorite luxury brand colors. 💋nashville makeup artists - lisa johnson - coral lipstick


L-R: Chanel’s Sentiment, Lancome #, Estee Lauder Crystal Baby, YSL Peach Passion, Smashbox Melondrama, MAC’s Good to Go, MAC’s Morange, MAC’s Ravishing, MAC’s Patisserie, MAC’s Viva Glam Nicki. 
Give yourself the gift of a beautiful luxurious new lipstick today - and try coral if you haven't.  Live a little ;)
Nashville Makeup Artist Lisa Johnson

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tuesday, april 08, 2014
*~* Classic Bridal Beauty *~*

Lisa Johnson Makeup Artist - Brides by Lisa 



Classic Bridal Beauty is my specialty!

Nashville Bridal Makeup by Brides by Lisa -

I love classic bridal makeup because it NEVER goes out of style.  Many brides choose me for their wedding makeup artist because of my portfolio and my excellent wedding reviews - what they come to realize is that they love how PRETTY they look and feel. 

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You want to look back through your wedding pictures and not see that dark smoky eye, turquoise liner or magenta lip so popular THAT year.  You want people to say "oh, you looked pretty!" ... not.... "oh that smokey eye was SO popular back in 1990 ;) or "wow, that was a BRIGHT lip!"

Nashville Bridal Makeup by Brides by Lisa

Your wedding day isn't necessarily the day you want to try a new makeup trend or look.  Unless that's your personality and you are experimental in this way - then go for it!  I can help you with that as well, as an editorial fashion makeup artist we are always on trend.

But, pretty and classic is my advice for the majority of brides. Classic beauty never goes out of style. 










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saturday, march 01, 2014
*** Purple Lips + Rihanna + Aspen Snow ***

Lisa Johnson Makeup Artist


Purple + RiRi + Aspen Snow = Pretty Brilliant


Rihanna in Purple 2014 Spring Beauty

Sure matchy-matchy is generally a NO-NO especially with makeup and your "outfit" but.... this is kinda cute and I think it's a big trend for 2014... well, for RiRi for sure.  Purple lips + RiRi + Aspen Snow = Brilliant {if you think about it} ...

Here are some purple pout suggestions for this cool Spring 2014 Trend :

Purple Lipstick 2014 Spring Beauty Trends

(From left:)
NARS velvet matte lip pencil in Never Say Never, $25, available at Nars
MAC lipstick in Heavenly Hybrid, $16, available at Nordstrom
Bite Beauty matte crème lip crayon in Grape, $24, available at Sephora
Revlon ColorStay ultimate suede lipstick in Muse, $7.59, available at Target
Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in #19, $34, available at Yves Saint Laurent Beauty




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wednesday, january 01, 2014
*** 2014 - The Year of Confidence & Courage ***

Nashville Makeup Artist Lisa Johnson

Tweet: Welcome to #2014 - The Year of Confidence & Courage #makeup #Nashville #makeuplessons

2014 brings a brand new blank slate.  This year I resolve to work thru having more Confidence and Courage.  Moving ahead confidently thru fear - meeting new people, trying new things I have been curious about, traveling new places, learning a new skill, expanding my world with a more open mind than before. 

What are you hoping for in 2014?  Don't just write it down - break it down into small steps and DO it.

If you're looking to find more confidence in your outward appearance - I offer personal makeup lessons and beauty bag go-thru in the privacy of your home or office.  No matter if you're a young girl looking to learn a few basic tips; a teen looking for makeup lessons; a boyfriend or husband looking for a great gift idea; a busy business woman who speaks in public often; newly divorced woman looking for a makeover; or like many Women Over 40 + who contact me to help refresh their look - I can help you achieve more beauty confidence this year - right where you are now.

What we do is examine your makeup products & tools - go thru what works specifically for you and what isn't - at your current age - with what you have RIGHT NOW.  I will teach you a few basic techniques that you may have been overlooking.

Such as:

BROWS - many women neglect their brows - filling in the sparse areas, how to shape them to compliment your face and give a more natural appearance.  What tools and products to use.

LIPS - how to choose colors that compliment your skin tone - and how to have FUN with beautiful lip color - an inexpensive beauty product that can change your look in a snap.  No other product gets more attention than lipstick color.  Seriously, it's life changing and simple. 

EYES - lining and slight contour to help give the appearance of a thicker lash and brighter eye - super simple tricks that will give you a natural appearance without adding a lot of time or products to do so.  I'm about simple beauty for every day - and buildable for more intensity.

CONCEAL - properly hiding what is detracting from your appearance is key - and it allows your complexion to glow naturally - without a heavy mask of foundation or concealer.  Simple, easy techniques that will simplify your beauty routine.

COLOR - have you been wondering what colors to use?  Talk about overwhelming!  Let me help you with a personalized color wheel wardrobe.  There are some basic rules to apply and other rules to break - just for you.

I believe every woman needs to find her personal makeup wardrobe - the right makeup is to a woman what a necktie is to a man - an essential wardrobe component to confidence in public.  Whether you are seeking a look that is simple or a little intense - I know beauty techniques that will help give more confidence in your daily interactions both personally and professionally.

200. for approximately 2 hours of personalized lessons + bag go thru + confidence = priceless.

Contact me today for your personalized (also great as a gift) makeup session.  Start the new year with more confidence to help you tackle your New Year's resolutions.  Put your best face forward in 2014.








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saturday, june 08, 2013
~~~ Makeup Tips for Hot & Humid Weather ~~~

Nashville Makeup Artist Lisa Johnson



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When I work with oily and combination complexions, I apply moisturizer on cleansed skin and let it absorb totally before applying any makeup.   Then, instead of reaching for primer, I use a big fluffy brush and dust super-light layer of powder all over the face before and let it sit for a few minutes.  Each of these steps will help with any hot melt down.

The idea is that the powder holds onto makeup better than a primer, especially in hot temperatures in which the skin hits overdrive with oil production.  Some powders I like are from Cinema Secrets (oil blotting), Graftobian, Make Up For Ever, Ben Nye.

There are also mattifying primers and lotions to use for oilier skin - these are generally gel or lotion to powder texture and known as liquid powders.  Product lines such as KRYOLAN, Cinema SecretsLancome and others have these type of products.

I do like primers for clients with more texture — i.e. wrinkles, deep scaring, etc. —  I use primers to fill in fine lines and creases, then a tiny bit of powder on top before makeup application.  And for clients with dry skin, a primer base smooths the skin and helps keep moisture in.  Some of my favorite primers are Arbonne, Smashbox, Cinema Secrets, NARS, Kryolan, Laura Mercier.




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wednesday, march 06, 2013
*** BEFORE & AFTER MAKEOVERS & LESSON #Over40beauty ***



a few BEFORE & AFTER of my makeup sessions - unedited iPhone images

I'm very grateful to be entrusted to take images of my clients Before & After their makeovers and event makeup.  Here are a few of my unedited iPhone images of several lovely clients - all ages - and the outcome of our makeup sessions together. 

As a woman over 40+ something myself - Women Over 40 #Over40beauty makeovers and lessons are one of my absolute specialties.  I have had women up to 85 book me for their personalized session, so do not hesitate to contact me for yours.  You won't regret it.

contact me today for your private makeup session, lesson and/or bag go-thru in the privacy if your home or office - also a great gift idea for your loved ones - customized to you ~ 195. private one-on-one lesson ~ contact me for group lessons

some of my before & after - mothers of the bride, aunts, grandmothers, grooms mothers and more...

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monday, march 04, 2013
*** Fashion Fever - Polyvore ***





Any fashionista worth their salt knows all about POLYVORE - the addictive website makes putting together an outfit, entire collection or even storyboarding for a photoshoot or video SUPER EASY and fun in the process.  The site has amazing fashion, trends, future trending and more accessories than you can pack on one arm. 

I've neglected my board for sometime and just remembered what fun (and time taker) this website is - so I'll share mine here for you to check out - do try it and look at how much fun it is. I'll be updating a LOT more - Now if only they had cut out dolls to style....

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thursday, february 21, 2013
*** Winter to Spring Skincare - or how to shed the winter skin blahs ***





is almost OVER... but not soon enough - we have a few weeks left of drab, cold, grey weather - BUT...


is right around the corner!  So, check out what I'm using for my skincare routine to prepare for warmer days. I must slough off the winter doldrums!  I have normal to dry skin - Over 40ish (a tad!) - you can substitute other products for YOUR particular skin type of course - this gives you a general idea of what I use on a consistent basis.  The key is consistency of skincare - morning, nightly, weekly rituals.  GET READY FOR SPRING!


skincare products for Over 40 women - Nashville Makeup Artist Lisa Johnson


CLEANSE - day and night - if you skip cleansing your makeup off - keep face wipes in your nightstand, then in the morning do a thorough cleansing ritual to get back on track.  I like to use a creamy cleanser that also takes off my mascara.  EMBRYOLISSE Émulsion Lactèe Demaquillante (Purifying Milk Wash)

TONE/REFRESH/pHBalance - after cleansing each time - don't miss this step - it takes off the residue of your cleanser, closes pores and refreshes your pH balance before treatment/moisturizer.  NEVER USE ANY TONERS OR PRODUCTS WITH ALCOHOL ON YOUR SKIN.  EMBRYOLISSE Eau de Beaute Rosamèlis® (Flower Essence Toner  (smells like orange and rose blossoms! - i love!)

EXFOLIATE - I do this a couple of days a week - VERY GENTLY - I use this in the shower after cleansing and before toning.  The Grapeseed Exfoliant is extremely gentle and has small particles that won't tear your skin like some exfoliants on the market.  Also has major anti-aging Vitamin C properties.  MERLOT Grapeseed Exfoliating Scrub

EYE CREAM - day and night - is a must - dab a little where your wrinkles are showing - this will help plump the skin to help erase lines and wrinkles and keeps the skin soft thru many expressions.  EMBRYOLISSE Soin Lissant Contour des Yeux (Eye Contour Treatment)

TREATMENT - day and night - my favorite treatment this past winter has been MERLOT NATURAL GRAPESEED OIL - a few drops add an extra moisturizing layer before cream or lotion - generally added at night, unless my skin is so parched then I use it also before makeup.  Makes you glow without being greasy. Also great in your body lotion and for your cuticles and hands.   MERLOT 100% Pure Grapeseed Oil

CREAM - night and/or day - I'm really enjoying creams for night time extra moisturizer after my treatment oil.  You can adjust accordingly to your skins signals - but, winter has been harsh on my face - so a little extra has helped.  FIRST AID BEAUTY - ULTRA REPAIR CREAM (no petroleum!)

MASK FOR PORE SHRINKAGE - this is a 2x weekly ritual I see amazing results from - for my TZONE (nose and chin mostly) I dab a little french clay to shrink my pores.  LANCOME USA PURE EMPREINTE MASQUE (great mask for normal to oily skin as well)

MASK FOR DRY SKIN - this along with my french clay tzone mask - I use this on my face and neck - My skin is so smooth and freshened after this mask.  I try to do these before bedtime - always after cleansing - before toner and your night treatment and cream.  Consistent application is the key to a better complexion.  VIVANT ALGAE SOFT MASK (algae tightens the skin tissue for a bit!)


---->>>  You are NEVER too old to start a skincare regimine.  My motto is to treat your face like it's fine china - never scrub or irritate your skin - your skin will thank you for years to come.





Embryolisse  - Merlot Skincare - Vivant SkinCare , Ultra Repair Cream - Lancome USA







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tuesday, january 15, 2013
*** Winter Blues? Try these mood lifting beauty products... ***



Nashville + Beyond


HAPPY NEW YEAR!  2013 is here....

The weather outside is nasty.  The holiday parties and dinners that once filled the pages of your agenda have been replaced with deadlines and seemingly unending projects.  It must be January!   If you’ve got the January blues, consider these mood-enhancing beauty products to help perk up your face and mood on even the greyest of winter days.  



This crazy chemical is beginning to pop up all over the makeup world and is said to stimulate the production of dopamine and endorphins promoting happiness, energy, and even sex appeal!  The ingredient was created by Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, and is now widely used by drugstore favorite Physician's Formula. Many dermatologists, though, are skeptical about the chemical concentrate, explaining the product would have to include at least 1% Euphoryl to work. Regardless, a pan of  Happy Booster Blush or a tube of Happy Booster lipstick won’t set you back more than a few bucks and the pink hearts design is cute enough.




If the dull weather has left your face in need of a pick-me-up, try incorporating a caffeinated product into your routine.  For an all-around perky appearance try a caffeinated lotion like Jergens Skin Firming Advanced Moisturizer. It's believed that caffeinated creams may also diminish the appearance of cellulite and fine lines when used over time. A skin latte’ from the fountain of youth!  HELLO!??






For the naturalists out there that need a beauty cure for the winter blues, essential oils are coming to the rescue.   It’s been known that uplifting scents such as peppermint, grapefruit, and lemon can inspire us to think happy thoughts, even on a dreary day. Try creating your own blend of cheery scents at your local health shop, or try a pre-blended product. The new Cowshed collection of roll-on oil blends are personalized for all your daily mood swings. We are loving Grumpy Cow, Lazy Cow, and Wild Cow to get us through till February. Pop one in your purse and roll over pulse points when things get tough.



Color Therapy

It’s said the the right color can turn a frown upside down so what are you doing in that black winter wardrobe? Swap out winter neutrals for neon shades of yellow, red, orange, and fuchsia this season for an instant jolt of energy. Our tips and toes look giddy when glossed over with hot shades like the UV red Radiate by OCC, or bright yellow Cheeky Chops by Butter London. Swipe a best-selling bright such as MAC's Moxie Lipstick across your lips and let the smiling begin.








BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, SPRING WILL BE HERE AND YOUR WINTER BLUES WILL BE FORGOTTEN.  Take good care of yourself - you ONLY live once - so make it pretty!


source:  Beautylish







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