I chuckled as I thought back to that special day and sent Ashley a message on Facebook. I asked Ashley if we could do a Facetime makeup consult session. I asked Ashley if she could give me tips for busy moms on how to do your makeup in 10 minutes or less. I also asked her if she would share what would be three things every busy mom should have on hand. Ashley happily agreed and we set up our makeup session.
I told Ashley that I also wanted to write a mom blog post about her new business venture and asked her a bunch of questions during our makeup session. Following is our Q&A and what I learned from MAC Pro Ashley!
You had an opportunity to do something different with your career. What made you go into makeup?
"People ask me about makeup all the time and it's my passion. I love makeup for real people. It can seem so freaking complicated and scary for people. No real person has hours to do their makeup everyday. I'm a professional and can do my makeup in about 10 minutes. You can too."
What is your advice about putting on makeup in the morning?
"Show up camera ready because you never know what could happen today! You can do nice make up in even 3 minutes. And, if you have 10 minutes you’re going to look like a model. Your husband is going to go whoa!"
I laughed at Ashley's answer and told her that I couldn't even imagine doing nice makeup in 10 minutes, let alone in 3 minutes! But get this, Ashley taught me how to do makeup in 3 minutes! Keep reading and check out Ashley's 3 minute YouTube MAC makeup video below!
"I love to make people feel the best version of themselves but hotter. When you get a new lipstick color, that has the same effect as new shoes or new clothes. I want you to be comfortable in your own skin, together we'll enhance what you are already working with. I believe that all women are beautiful and mascara helps a little bit. One of my favorite t-shirts says All you need is coffee and mascara.''
Ashley and I worked on makeup and as we chatted and then she shared the "3 makeup must haves."
"Cream eye shadow is a must have. Look for things you can use with your hands, are easy to reapply, and you can take with you. You can use your finger to apply the cream eye shadow. I love a neutral color. I also love a bronze color. You can use the bronze on your lower lid and use it on your cheeks."
As Ashley explained I had to stop her. What?! Cream eye shadow?! I have never bought cream eye shadow. OK, maybe back in the 80's and it was probably blue. But not as an adult. Then, I had to stop her again. What?! Use my finger to put on eye shadow? This was baffling to me! Ashley showed me how and it looked so easy! I was sold!
"Every girls needs mascara! I love mascara! So simple and makes you feel so good! Mascara is one of my go to makeup items. I love the MAC mascara."
"You should always have lipstick in your bag. My favorite is MAC VIVA GLAM 5. This is the gift I like to give to my brides and is the most neutral. And, what is amazing about this lipstick and the VIVA GLAM products is that 100% goes back to the MAC AIDS Fund."
If there was one thing you wanted people to know, what would it be?
"Everybody is beautiful. You don’t have to have a bunch of makeup. Makeup can make you feel good. Makeup makes me feel like I got up and got dressed and am ready to conquer the world. And, you can do it too in just 3 minutes."
The one thing I know, is that Ashley is an amazing MAC pro makeup professional and you should contact Ashely to book your own FaceTime makeup session!
MAC makeup products we used during our session include:
EYES: Prolongwear – Painterly
Cream Colour Base – Bronze
Face: Cream Colour Base – Bronze
Prep + Prime Colour Correcting – Adjust
Eyes: Liner – Teddy
Mascara – False Lash Black
To book a FaceTime or in person makeup session with Ashley contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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YouTube: Ashley Fair Makeup