Posts in “Uncategorized”


Sunday, August 5, 2012
Photography : Christine Gosch
Makeup: Em Smith (me)
Model: Jessica Bryant

Airbrush makeup for Tyler

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Airbrush makeup and Hair by Em Smith (Me)

Giveaway Winner: Cindy

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
It was fun for having my first giveaway which is a makeover and photo session as my birthday treat! There were seventeen participants who joined and three of the top participants are Cindy (122 votes), Kyandrea (107 votes) and Brenda (72 votes). 
On June 15th, the winner of my first giveaway, Cindy claimed her price and had our makeup/photo session. It was nice meeting her in person – she’s very down to earth and friendly! 
Here are the photos of her from our session:

Thank you to all the beautiful participants and also to those who supported and voted them! See you in my next giveaway! 🙂 

Senior Shoot: Kristen

Wednesday, June 6, 2012



Monday, March 26, 2012


My birthday is coming this April 23rd, so I’m having my first giveaway!!! I’m excited!


EMAIL a photo of you together with your name and location with the subject “Makeover:Birthday Giveaway” to by April 15th. Photos will be posted on Em Smith Makeup Artist Facebook Page. (Photo should not be less than 30 KB)

LIKE my FACEBOOK  and follow ANY of these sites: PINTEREST  BLOG

SHARE the Makeover Giveaway on your Facebook wall and tell your friends to vote your photo by clicking “LIKE”. Voting ends by April 21st. Winner will be notified thru email.
40% from the votes
60% from the makeup artist

One lucky winner will get a pampered makeup session PLUS a photo session with Em. This includes one hour photo session on location in Houston, TX (inside the loop) , 8 hi-resolution images and (1) 8×10 photo print. Wardrobe & accessories will be provided by the winner.

Open to all females of all ages/ethnicities!

Tell your friends to join! Thank you very much!


Makeup: Spring

Friday, February 24, 2012

I was inspired to do this look after I went to Zara yesterday and saw some of their color swatches this coming Spring. I skipped using foundation this time, I only used concealer (under eyes, around my nose and around my lips) and Mineralize skinfinish as my setting powder. This is just an easy and fun makeup to wear!
Here are some of the photos/colors that I love:

Source: via Em on Pinterest

I love how the 3 colors matched together.

I think this is the perfect color palette for the Spring.

Everything is beautiful!


Prom Makeup Look / Ideas 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Here are some of the prom makeup ideas that I love!
Source: via Em on Pinterest

Source: via Em on Pinterest

Better to wear false eyelashes kahit simple lang ang makeup mo sa prom! Pero wag naman yong mukhang walis, yong tama lang 🙂

Source: via Em on Pinterest

Advice ko sa magpprom, iwasan magsuot ng black kasi for sure maraming mag-bablack hehe

My corrector

Friday, February 3, 2012
Mahal ko ang eyebags ko, dati carry lang na pumasok sa school na may eyebags kasi mukha akong nagpupuyat mag-aral. Pero minsan kailangan din matabunan lalo na kapag may photography na kasama. Matagal ko na gusto masubukan ang corrector. Pabili na sana ako last September sa MUFE pero may kaibigan ako dito sa Houston na makeup artist sa isang makeup company at sabi niya yong ibang kapwa artist niya ang ginagamit ay red lipstick. Pag-uwi ko sinubukan ko pero medyo hindi ko gaano kasundo. Naalala ko na kadalasan na kikita kong kulay na corrector ay orange. Kaya sinubukan ko ang meron ako, orange creme eyeshadow ng Cinema Secrets. Sa una, dry ang pagka-finish niya, kaya nilalagyan ko muna ng moisturizer ang paligid ng under eyes ko bago i-apply ang orange creme eyeshadow at pagkatapos gagamitin ko na ang creme concealer. Hindi ako gumagamit ng corrector everyday, ginagamit ko lang to kapag may photography na-involve at kapag sobrang dark ang under eyes ng minemakeupan ko. May tendecy na magcrease kapag hindi gaano na-set ng powder, mas gusto kong gamitin ang sponge kesa sa brush kapag nag-aapply ng setting powder. Kapag masyadong maputi ang aayusan ko, hinahalo ko ang orange creme at concealer para mas less ang pagka-orange niya. Kung totoong corrector ang gusto niyo at may budget kayo, try niyo ang Bobbi Brown, nasubukan ko na ang corrector nila, maganda naman lalo na ang concealer nila.
 Orange creme eyeshadow as my corrector
 corrector + creme concealer
LEFT under eye- with orange corrector and creme concealer (with powder)  RIGHT under eye-only creme concealer (w/ powder)
Hindi ko alam kung nakikita niyo ang difference, pero para saken yong left eye mas full coverage kesa sa right eye. Although mas natural ang dating sa right side, again, mas okay lang saken gamitin to kapag may photography na kasama.
My face without makeup 🙂
Here are some Youtube Gurus telling about the correctors!
 I think this girl is a Filipina!? Magaling siya magexplain 🙂
Wayne showing how to make your own corrector using lipstick (pink/red or orange shade)
 Have a great weekend!

Welcome to Hello Island Mama! I love to share about motherhood, makeup, DIYs, home styling and faith. Based in Houston, Texas. Originally from Philippines. Thank you for your time to read and don't forget to subscribe above! - Em

"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

follow me!