Monday, April 30, 2012

Asheville Makeup for 2013!


It's right around the corner!

Every year I am reminded at this time how quickly we will be saying goodbye to the 2012  wedding season...and HELLO to 2013!  Brides to be...vendors in Asheville can get booked 8 months to 2 years in advance!
Trust happens!

Wanting to book with BLUSH?

Wendy Ballance. Kristen Davis. Jessica Tranchina

You can book 1, 2 or all 3!  WOW!

 Photo Credit: Mozingo Photography

Wendy Ballance
Makeup Artist, Owner of Blush by Wendy Ballance
training: Chanel, MAC, Bobbi Brown, Presciptives
favorite mascara: Covergirl Lashblast
favorite makeup product: lipgloss! Favorite color:  Sandy from Buxom
favorite eyeshadow palettes: TOO FACED!
Photo Credit: Realities Photography

Kristen Davis
 makeup artist
training: Benefit, Laura Mercier, various makeup artists
favorite mascara: Hypnose Drama Lash from Lancome
favorite product ever: Laura Mercier Secret Finish
favorite gloss: Twinkle: CHANEL 
Photo Credit: Mozingo Photography

Jessica Tranchina
 makeup artist
training: Lancome, Prescriptives, various makeup artists 
favorite mascara: Hypnose Mascara by Lancome
favorite products: Maquicomplete concealer by Lancome
favorite lipgloss: Philosophy
Photo credit:
Mozingo Photography

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Love, joy and happiness in the life of Wendy Ballance

 Matt and I were lucky to land the job for a "happy couple" for Meriah and Michael Mozingo's shoot for their new website! We didn't have to act or pretend...just enjoy the lovely scenery and eachother! Our little doggie Fenway got his camera time as well!!!

 A special thanks to Meriah Mozingo of Mozingo Photography for these fabulous photos!

Our fabulous group for the day...Michel and Meriah Mozingo, Matt, Fenway, and Ian & Nicole Riley!
I heart this group!

The Fabulous Aaron Morrell took this perfect shot! He is in one of the shots up top!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ready for Summer?



The Sun is shining and I'm ready for summer! I love that I don't have to wear as much makeup, and a perfect glow is all a girl needs!


Here are a few of my favorites which are "MUST HAVES" in my makeup bag!

Cover Girl Lash Blast...(WATERPROOF!)

A necessity if you are going to the beach or pool! Who wants mascara running down your face when it's hot...NOT ME! This is my favorite mascara of all time in all seasons! Pick up a waterproof one if you are headed for some fun in the sun!

Remember need to get a new one every 3-4 months!

My new favorite...thanks to Nicole Riley!

Target: Makeup Remover Cleasing Towelettes

They are fabulous! Enough said!

Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer

You don't have to wear a full coverage foundation every day! Store that bad boy in the drawer and get a sheer coverage to show off that bronzed skin! I love the Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 15!

Stop by the Belk at Asheville Mall and they will find your perfect match!
(Don't forget to tell them I sent you! )

Stainiac Lip Stain

This came in my Birchbox a last month and I'm OBSESSED! It 's a stain, and you can also use it on your cheeks for a perfect BLUSH!
 $17 at

Too Faced Bronzed and Beautiful

If you know me know that I have a slight obsession with Too Faced Cosmetics!
Check out this fabulous palette of bronzers! I love the top left's matte and my favorite color! The other shades have a little shimmer and gorgeous!!! Too Faced always has tip cards in their packaging...AMAZING and thank you Too Faced!

Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect

 I found this last year at Wal-Mart and am obsessed! I love when I can shimmer up my legs, chest and arms when I'm headed out! This gives the perfect sheen and smells like coconut! PERFECT!!!

Need a sunblock that doesn't feel heavy on your skin?
Neutrogena pure & free sunblock, SPF 50!

Last but not least...I love the Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers! They are perfect for  when you want a hint of color, and not the thickness of a lipstick or lipgloss! They feel great, a little tingle, and best of all...they are under $5!

Need a new summer makeup look?

Call or email me to book your own personal makeup lesson at the studio!

 Makeup Lesson
A completed face chart of the products used


I always encourage clients to bring their own makeup so I can show them how to use it. 
BEWARE...if it smells, discolored, or out of date...I MIGHT TOSS IT FOR YOU!