Makeup By Kim Porter

Makeup Looks

IBM Smarter Commerce: Photo Shoot with The Vixin Experience #MySmarterCommerce


Makeup by Kim Porter Smarter Commerce TVE


Remember when I announced I was apart of the IBM Smarter Commerce campaign?  I’m still in the campaign, and as I mentioned in my introductory post, I am going to talk about my journey as an makeup artist.



Makeup by Kim Porter Smarter Commerce Dana2


Recently, I spent my Saturday morning with the fabulous Dana of The Vixin Experience, doing her makeup along with three other beautiful ladies for a photo shoot. Dana is taking her smarter commerce to the next level by selling t-shirts with her brand.  She blogs, does interviews, and during the photo shoot, I learned she’s also responsible for the photography and photo editing; now that is smarter commerce at its best. Purchase a t-shirt HERE



Makeup by Kim Porter Smarter Commerce Tina


Social media played a significant role in my obtaining this makeup gig.  Although I know Dana from our college days, we’ve stayed connected through blogging, and other social media outlets, such as twitter, facebook and instagram.   I often post my face of the days, or makeup looks I’ve created on other people on my social media accounts, which attracts potential clients.  Due to our connections on these accounts, Dana was able to see the quality of my work, and opted to hire me.

Makeup by Kim Porter My Smarter CommerceItalian


You can view more photos from the shoot HERE

How has social media played a positive role in your life?


Get the Look: Zooey Deschanel Golden Globes Makeup Look using tarte Cosmetics

Celebrity makeup artist Jorjee Douglas stated the following about the inspiration for Zooey Deschanel’s Golden Globes Makeup look: “We always love to go very 60s with Zooey’s makeup, so we look at Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy for inspiration. We went with a modern Zooey version that made her blue eyes pop.”

Zooey Deschanel Golden Globes





Get the Look: Marion Cotillard 2013 Golden Globes Makeup Look using tarte cosmetics

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Christiphe Danchaud’s states his inspiration for Marion Cotillard’s beautiful natural look was:  “Her statement-making couture dress is so flashy and strong on its own that I had to customize a makeup look that felt especially natural and fresh.”

 Marion Cotillard Golden Globes






What do you think of Marion Cotillard’s Golden Globe Look?

Makeover: Neutral Face Makeup with a Bold Lip using Graftobian & OCC Lip Tar

This is a look I did for someone who had acne scarring.  They were attending a New Years Eve party, and wanted to try something different.  I decided to do a bold lip with neutral face makeup as the backdrop.  That evening, she wore a chartreuse colored dress and fuchsia shoes, so the purple lip I created using OCC Lip Tars went well with her outfit.  The look was a hit!



Tools Used

Real Techniques Brushes:
-Expert Face Brush
-Setting Brush
-Shading Brush

Bdellium Tools 714 Brush

Sigma Makeup SS224 Brush – It is now the E40 brush

Sigma SS217 (Blending Brush) – It is now the E25 brush
IT Cosmetics No-Tug Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush


Afiesha Before After Neutral




Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP)

MAC Paint Pot ‘Quite Natural’  (Lid only)

MAC Eyeshadow ‘Espresso’ (Crease)

MAC Iridescent Loose Powder ‘Golden Bronze’ (Brow Highlight)

MAC Liquid Last Eyeliner Black

STILA Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner ‘Stingray’ (Lower Lashline & Waterline)

NYX Eyelashes



MAC Brow Pencil ‘Spiked’
Model in a Bottle Brow Sealer


Before applying her foundation, I applied the Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-Mat since her skin tends to get oily.

Laura Mercier Oil Free Foundation Primer ($18 at

Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Palette No. 4  ($38 at

– Orange to cover dark spots

-Darkest shade for contouring

Graftobian Hi Def Creme Foundation ‘Deep Xanthe’ (All over)

Graftobian Hi Def Creme Foundation ‘Temptress’  (Center of face/highlight)

Ben Nye Banana Powder (center of face)

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ‘Dark’

Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray



MAC Iridescent Loose Powder ‘Golden Bronze’ (highlight cheek bones)

MAC Dirty Plum Blush



OCC Lip Tar Mix

– Tarred

–  Anime

– RX


What do you think of this look?


If you would like to hire me for a makeup service, please shoot me an Email.