Eyebrows changed my life – I kid you not – and it was all thanks to Stephanie Brick.
And she did my hair and makeup this morning before an audition at Local Memphis Live, which ultimately made me feel like a rock star. But first, let us go back to when I first met her that balmy fall day last year. I had just arrived at Amanda Hill’s studio where we were doing a pin-up shoot. I had been following the Memphis Bombshells on Facebook and really wanted to have some photos like that before I turned 30 (eeeek!!). I had seen Stephanie’s work before (both hair and makeup) via Amanda and I knew this chick was a genius so I bit the bullet. Plus, you know that feeling you get when you just *know* someone is cool? Well, not only is she cool, but I *knew* Stephanie was a hair/makeup genius the moment I walked in the door.
It was love at first sight and now I’ve had her do my hair and makeup for everything. She has done vintage to contemporary and I’ve loved it all. I would hire her to do my makeup and hair every day if I could afford it because it is no coincidence that my dates go way better when I see them after I see her…but this is still not how she changed my life.
She changed my life when I booked her for a makeup lesson. I asked her to teach me how to contour my face (aka make it look thinner – hello Kim Kardashian, thanks for introducing me to this concept) and not only did she do that (in the privacy and convenience of my own home I might add)…but she told me about filling in my eyebrows. And THAT is when my life was transformed. I know you think I’m being silly or dramatic or exaggerating…but I’m not. Not even a little. Everywhere I go now I get compliments on my eyebrows and there is a direct correlation between people telling me I’m pretty and me filling in my eyebrows. If these puppies aren’t filled in, I am one plain Jane walking through this world. Who knew eyebrows could make someone feel so sexy?!
Anyways, not only Stephanie Brick rock my world with the eyebrow revelation, but she also taught me how to correctly do my eye makeup. I’ve been walking around this world for 28 years with way too thick eyeliner looking like Cleopatra gone wrong…and now (I don’t mean to brag but…) I can finally do a proper wingtip!
Stephanie was a blessing in my life and I know that sounds ridiculous to some but proper makeup makes a huge difference…especially when you’re getting older and trying to hide the flaws and highlight the good. Her rates are completely reasonable and I implore you to give her a try – it can be life changing!!
Oh, and she instilled so much confidence in me this morning simply by doing my hair and makeup that when I finally got into the office, I did this little series of selfies. And I ain’t a selfie girl. OK, that is a lie. I’m not a sharer of my selfies…but look at my phone, and it’s just embarrassing.
P.S. If you’re on Instagram follow her @lipslinerandrouge!