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"Saw her standing there.  Tears upon her cheeks told me something was wrong.  I asked her what it was.  She looked away and said 'My daddy's home'."
 -  Hootie & The Blowfish
July 15, 2012
On a gorgeous summer day, while on a break from shooting the Indie Web Series, "Brooklyn Is In Love", actress Miranda McCauley came our for another photoshoot with me.  After prepping at the salon, we were fortunate enough to get permission to shoot at the historic Ayres/Knuth Farm in Denville, NJ.
We started out at the salon by coloring Miranda's hair with a gorgeous Copper Mahogany formula we used the last time, but with a bit more depth, using, of course, Pravana Chromasilk Haircolor.  Miranda absolutely loved this color choice and commented on it all day.
Miranda's hair grew out a lot since our last photoshoot, and we wanted to keep as much of that length as possible, so I only slightly trimmed her ends and re-shaped her layers to compliment her new length.  I applied a Snob Girls Bodydense Bio-Serum to her hair and sprayed the roots (on top and crown) with Your Highness Root Boost, then dried her hair about 50%, leaving it fairly damp, then set her in large and medium Velcro rollers, allowing it to dry while doing her makeup.  After finishing Miranda's makeup application, we removed the rollers, brushed her out, teased the top a bit and sprayed her lightly with TIGI Sleek Mystique Look-Lock Hairspray for a workable hold.
For today's shoot I found a beautiful teal gown in a lightweight acrylic that really flowed nicely and was very sexy, yet elegant, so I wanted her makeup to have a definite sultry, evening look for contrast considering where we were shooting. 
So after hair, makeup and wardrobe, Maranda and I, along with her producer Danielle Earle,  shuffled off to the farm.  We think we got some good stuff, so let us know what you think! 
I will post a step-by-step runthrough of everything I used during Mirands's makeup application below the photos.
Miranda is such a great subject to shoot.  She's fun and we laugh a lot, but the minute the camera goes up she is a consumate professinal.  She moves so fluidly from pose to beautiful pose, it makes my job much easier.
I always loved the dichotomy of seeing a model dressed for an evening out against the background of stark machinery and buildings, so shooting at the Ayres/Knuth Historic Farm was really a treat. 
We were able to capture several great looks with Miranda in the photos above, as I said, she's a total professional in front of the camera and can strike a pose faster than Madonna.
How I achieved Miranda's look in the photos above and below....
We used only TIGI Cometics for this makeover. I began by applying TIGI Mineral Tint in Cameo Glow, followed by a light dusting of Powder Foundation in Shi Shi. For her eyeliner, I used Perfect Eyeliner in Black on her top and bottom lash lines. I used both the wax and powder in the Brunette Brow Sculpting Duo (applied with an Angle Brush) to create more definition and to extend the outer line of her brows further. 
For her eyes I used the deep rose in the Lush High Density Eyeshadow Quad in her crease below her brow bone almost to the innner corner of her eye, and I used the light gold in the Posh High Density Eyeshadow Quad on Miranda's eyelids about two thirds out from the inner corner (both applied with Shading Brush), then with a Blending Brush I applied the light beige in the Posh High Density Eyeshadow  on her browbone up to her eyebrows and pulled it all te down to the inner corner of her eyes, then I lightly blended the light beige over her entire lid to soften the line of demarcation between the 3 colors.   Her lashes were lengthened with TIGI Lash Love Black Mascara.
Using a Powder Brush, I lightly applied Brilliance Glow Blush to the apples of Miranda's cheeks, then applied a light dusting to her cheekbones, forehead, temples, nose and chin. I finished her look by lining her lips with TIGI Perfect Lipliner in Couture, then with a with a Lip Brush I applied Decadent Lipstick in Finesse, followed by  Luxe Lipgloss in Superstar.
Check out our MAKEUP 101 section for helpful makeup tips and lessons.
For the final shots of the day, Miranda was kind enough to indulge me by climbing into my babbling brook.  Convincing her was easier that I thought!  In fact, she couldn't wait to do it!  One of the many reasons I love working with her.  Thank, you MIranda!

Yes, she also agreed to get in the pool in that gorgeous dress!
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Miranda McCauley for her time, her professionalism, and for always being willing to do whatever it takes to get the shot!  And a big thank you to producer Danielle Earle for taking the time out to accompany us on this shoot, with video camera always in hand!  The most repeated phrase of the day:  "Danielle, are you filming this?"  
Looking forward to my next adventure with this amazing star on the rise!  Stay tuned, there will be more photo shoots together in our future.  
All the best,