BTC: Cut, Color, Style Show 2017

I was honored to be apart of the Behind The Chair - Color, Cut, & Style 2017 show this week in Austin, Texas!  I was one of three makeup artists working with Kenra Professional. The team was incredibly talented, and I felt lucky to be there working side by side with them! 
I did all of the makeup for the "white segment" taught by Laken Rose and my friend Stephanie Brinkerhoff.  

These photos were taken by the Behind The Chair photographers and there are more on their website,  here.

High Fives all around to the wonderful Kenra Team! Thanks for having me!  

xo @alexcrabtreehmua


How To | Eye Makeup

Talk about a THROW BACK! This was my first ever make-up tutorial back in 2013!
It's still applicable so I thought I would share again!  

I wanted to start off with something simple, educational, 
and practical for your everyday make-up application! 

I call this the "NO make-up, make-up" look.  
( Don't be confused )
I love this look!
It's a way to wear make-up that draws attention to your eyes and face, not to your make-up. 
Here is how it's done!

  1. Wash your face & apply moisturizer to your entire face and eyelids.  Always start applying make-up to a clean face.  
  2. Conceal your eye-lid and under eye.  I would recommend using a light liquid foundation for this, unless you have really dark under eye circles, then go with a concealer. 
  3. With an eyebrow pencil that is slightly darker than your brow color, lightly fill in your eyebrows and comb them with a brow brush to make a nice clean shape to frame your eye.  
  4. Using an eye shadow color lighter than your skin color, brush the inside corner of your lid and under the brow line. Applying a lighter color under the brow line will create the illusion of an OPEN awake eye! (Use a color that shimmers to add drama.)
  5. Next choose an eyeshadow color that is slightly darker than your skin color and brush the crease of your lid from the outside corner to about the middle of your eye-lid. This adds depth to the crease. 
  6. With an angled shadow brush, line your top lash line from the outside corner moving inward as far as you'd like. (The more liner you use the more dramatic it will look.) For the liner color, choose one that is slightly darker than the color you used for your crease, or wet the brush and use the same color, as it will appear a little darker when it's applied wet.
  7. Using the same brush and eye-shadow color, line the bottom lash line. 
  8. Apply your favorite mascara, and WaaLaa! Beautiful eye make-up!!! 


Abbey Kyhl's Evolving Workshop

I had the opportunity to be the hair and makeup artist 
for Abbey Kyhl's Evolving workshop. 
Abbey is an amazing wedding photographer! 
Thank you to all the vendors who made these styled shoots fantastic, 
and thanks to all the photographers who came to learn from Abbey 
and took great photos of my models' hair and makeup! 

Take a look at how beautiful these evenings were! 

***If you are looking for a wedding photographer- this is a great place to sample a ton of different photography styles! I have linked every single photographers website to their set of images!***
ALL hair and makeup by Alex Crabtree
Photographers listed below. 

Images below by http://www.chelseapetersonphotography.com from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com  

Images below by http://www.kealajarvisphotography.com from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

Images below by http://www.sarrahkeyesphotography.com from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

Images below by http://www.sarrahkeyesphotography.com from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

 Turns out I'm also good for pinning on flowers and styling the groom as well. LOL! 
Thanks Breanna for these fun images! 

Images below by http://kellyedmondsonphotography.com from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

Thanks, Kelly, for some fun "behind the scenes" images. 

Images below by http://melissabadertscherphotography.com from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

Images below by http://www.cactusandlaceweddings.com/ & Rey of Light Photography from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

Images below by www.christalandersonphotography.com  from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

Images below by http://tiastoutphotography.blogspot.com/ from the #evolvingworkshop by www.abbeykyhl.com

xo alex

BTC: Cut, Color, Style Show 2017

I was honored to be apart of the Behind The Chair - Color, Cut, & Style 2017 show this week in Austin, Texas!  I was one of three makeu...