FEATURE: Cadence Sisco photographed by Samantha Collie

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I recently had the pleasure of working with this lovely young lady on a series including beauty, fashion, and a little attitude.

As an ode to the ending summer, we decided to fabricate a session showcasing breezy and airy fashion provided by Tor Matthey.  The clean and simplistic lines are powerful in each shot.  The have a touch of minimalism and feminism all mixed into one.

The subtle movements that Cadence exuded were perfect and made her seem effortless in such structured clothing. To complement the color palette, I utilized white and mint as my focal points.  I used MAC Chromaline Gel/Cream Liner in Pure White and an angled liner brush.

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As a highlight and pop, I used Seafoam Green from Dior’s 5 Coulers Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Jardin.

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To keep the beauty story cohesive and on trend, I used Maybelline’s Color Show Nail Lacquer in Green With Envy.

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Cadence has beautiful undercut that required minimal product. In the slides that have more texture, I used Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray which has sea salt for beautiful lived in beachy texture.  On the smoother slides, I misted the hair with water and groomed it with a dime sized amount of Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble for shine and structure.

I am anxious for fall and with this session we start bidding adieu to summer. I hope you enjoy this set as much as I do!

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Credits

 

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Samantha Collie

Fashion Stylist: Tor Matthey http://www.thisistor.co

Muse: Cadence Sisco

 

FEATURE: Kasey Landoll courtesy of Dragonfly Agency

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One of the biggest trends in fashion, specifically beauty, has been pastel tones. Whether lavender or soft mint is used in the hair or in accessories,  it’s a fun and sporty trend courtesy of the mod revival current in fashion.

We worked with Kasey (who just got back from a modeling tour in South Korea). With bright and cheerful features, I decided to add quick and fun pops of pastel hues mixed from the Makeup Forever Flash Color Palette.

Enjoy!

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Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Lalo Torres http://www.lalotorres.com

Muse: Kasey Landoll

Lauren Bacall: Iconic Beauty

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Only in rare occasions does one find sensuality,  poise, beauty, charisma, and talent enveloped in one person.  Lauren Bacall has and always will be inspirational to the hairdressing and makeup artistry world. From silver screen starlet to modeling and spoke person,  she always evoked glamour.

In my opinion, a shining example of ultra feminine power. One that carries through a lifetime.

Rest in peace Lauren Bacall.

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Happy National Lipstick Day!

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Happy National Lipstick Day!

Whether it’s au naturale,  sensually red, fashion forward violet, or vampy black, express and celebrate yourself!

Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Jorge Rivas http://www.jorgerivashoot.com
Nicollette Mollet http://www.nicollettemollet.com
Lalo Torres, Cody Kinsfather

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“LIP COLOR” featuring Claire Peralta

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Working on set sometimes requires you to think on your feet to make impact.   This series was created in under an hour since our model was in between castings.

Using my Makeup Forever Flash Color Palette, I was able to create an array of colors to tell a fun story.

See below for my color combinations and the end result!  Enjoy and go ahead explore!

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Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Dallas Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes creates color palette

Credits

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://wwww.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Jorge Rivas | http://www.jorgerivashoot.com

Muse: Claire Peralta of Kim Dawson Agency

Summer Fashion & Beauty Trends to try!

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Inspired by Spring/Summer 2014 fashion trends, our team developed a fresh and clean photo session featuring beautiful Jade Ava.

White can be a great color to wear during the summer to keep you cool and to look modern. Crisp white is a big trend in fashion right now and can be worn in a fitted dress as shown here.

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You can opt for a tailored pant suit as well.

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Bold pops of color were spotted strutting down the runway this season.  Add a pop of color to your white with a handbag, accesory or makeup in cobalt blue, sorbet orange, or radiant orchid. 

Another big trend that I am quite fond of is a bold floral and colorful print.  Fashion stylist Ashley Kim arranged this outfit to showcase this trend.

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I recommend trying a beautiful dewy finish to your foundation to showcase a bold lip. I used Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer to achieve a healthy glow. I especially love this product because it is sheer and looks like skin but has enough light coverage to hide imperfections.  The SPF 20 is an added bonus. The lipstick color was custom mixed by using OCC Lip Tar in Yellow, Red, and Brown.

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Another way to show some flair is by adding a bit of color to your eyes. I opted to skip a traditional black liquid liner for a bold cobalt blue. This shade is MAC Fluidline in Waveline.  I love this type of liner because it wears durably especially in the summer heat.  I recommend a hint of complimentary blush and a lip balm to balance the look.

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As the temperatures heat up, the last thing you want to do is spend hours crafting your hair in a muggy bathroom.  I recommend the use of sea salt sprays to add a bit of wave to emulate a beachy texture.   I misted Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray in her hair and diffused it with her head tilted down to create texture. I then gathered it at the nape of the neck, twisted a couple of times as if creating a bun and pinned it in place.

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As the night comes around, you don’t have to compromise comfort for style.  Ashley Kim dressed our model in a plunging back LBD. Show off your tan by gently exfoliating your body with my favorite body scrub 100% Pure Body Scrub. I love it for its smell, chemical free formula and price.

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Break out a bold pop of color with your LBD. I paired a sultry smokey eye in Dove Grey by using the NARS Delphes Trio Palette and a black eyeliner.   Complement the look with a pop of red with a daring like the one used on Jade. I recommend Rouge Dior in N°999.

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Enjoy and take a colorful risk!

Credits

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Nicollette Mollet | http://www.nicollettemollet.com

Fashion Styling: Ashley Kim | http://www.iaagency.com

Model: Jade Ava Armstrong

FASHION FLASHBACK FRIDAY: “A Girl’s Dream” Editorial feature InFluential Magazine

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This beautiful magazine cover and fashion editorial came together using the stunning designs of Binzario Couture.  The session, which was photographed as the foliage was turning from fall to winter here in Dallas, Texas, seems to come right out of a fairytale.

The hair and makeup by Walter Fuentes showcased gentle washes of rose and bordeaux stains on the cheeks and lips.  The skin was left with a satin finish and highlighted with pearlescent and gold tones using NARS Highlighter in Albatross and the Foreplay Palette.  Faux elbow length gloves were handpainted in White Acrylic Paint by MAC to add a twist on a traditional element.

The hair was set with a 3/4″ curling wand alternating directions of curls to create maximum texture.  The hair was then finger raked and arranged organically as to conserve the ringlets.  The shot of her by the water inspired me to make a headpiece of white feathers to simulate a White Swan.  The hair for the shot of the dark blush gown was brushed out completely with a Mason Pearson and finger backcombed.

The editorial was featured at http://influential-magazine.com/a-girls-dream-fashion-editorial-continued/

Enjoy!!

Dallas Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes

Dallas Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes

 

Dallas Bridal Hair and Makeup Artist Walter Fuentes

 

 

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Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Jorge Rivas  | http://www.jorgerivashoot.com

Styling: Mary Mirsky

Designer: Binzario Couture http://www.binzario.com

Muse: Kaylie Hartman courtesy of Page Parkes Agency