Dallas Makeup Artist Terri Tomlinson with some new Beauty Portfolio Work.


Testing is so important as an artist as it allows for a creativity that might not be allowed on a paying job. On a paying job I’m not going to whip out some new product to see what happens. Obviously, I need to be consistent and reliable on jobs. Testing is where I try new products, new techniques, “looks”, and see what I can create. This particular test was very fun and I’m super pleased with the images.

I love to test and am always intrigued by beauty makeup and ways I can push myself. These images were shot by Kelly Williams with model Madeleine. I wanted to create a dark graphic eye without going “smokey”. I get a bit bored with smokey as I think that drama can come from other places. This look to me has a bit more rock-n-roll to it, a bit of urban youth, and still is elegant and beautiful. For me makeup has to always be pretty. I love making the skin look perfect and luminous and alive. I love cheek and lip color. However, the emphasis is on the eye and the shape of the darkness. I purposely chose not to do a lot of mascara so without the graphic black on the eye, it is really a very natural look. I love it.

For this look I used my Rescue Palette in black to create the shape on the eye. For the last 2 in the series I covered that black with my platinum glitter which I have to say is about the most beautiful shimmer I know. I prep the skin with Embroylisse Lait Creme and my Mixer, and all product is Terri Tomlinson! And they can all be found here at Makeup101. How exciting is that?

What do you think?

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Terri Tomlinson- Makeup Artist based in Dallas, TX creating hair and makeup for print, film, video, runway, Television and the real world for over 20 years. She loves super natural, clean makeup, HD, and getting people “camera ready”. Terri owns Makeup Training Academy offering professional training to new and existing makeup artists. She consults on makeup for HD, speaks publicly, and serves as an on-camera Beauty Expert.