Nov 1, 2023

Bold & Bright for the Holidays

Pensacola native Michaela Jacobs is currently pursuing a degree in communication at the University of West Florida while working for Pizzaz Personalized Gifts in Gulf Breeze and Bluetique in downtown Pensacola. When not in school or supporting her two favorite local businesses, she can be found rehearsing or volunteering at the Pensacola Little Theatre.


Begin with clean, hydrated skin. Next, layer a primer over the entire face to keep makeup in place throughout the day. Use concealer where needed and blend it into the skin with a foundation brush. For fuller coverage, add liquid foundation from the center of the face blended out. Be careful not to use too much foundation especially around the hairline and outer edge of the face. Finish with a mineral or setting powder to complete even skin. 


Start by filling in the brow to frame the face. Use a light pink shimmer all over the lid and up to the brow. Cut the crease with a dark plum and blend out the crease creating a smokey finish on the outer crease with a medium pink hue. Line the top lid with a classic, black wing. You can never go wrong with winged eyeliner. Add an off-white liner on the inner lower waterline to make the eyes look whiter, brighter and bigger. Take a small brush and add just a touch of the plum shadow under the middle of the lower lashes. Layer on lots of mascara to make your peepers pop!


Line the lip and shade it in with a deep burgundy pencil. Carefully add your favorite bold lipstick, and make sure to take your lipstick and liner with you for touch ups.


This look boasts a deep rose blush to accent the cheek bone with a pink shimmer highlight gently brushed from the temple and top of the apple of the cheek.

Leslie Peck is a local makeup artist, aesthetician and lash artist with almost two decades of experience. She has worked 11 seasons of NYC Fashion Week as well as several beauty shoots while living in New York City. Leslie also has experience in TV, film, print and celebrity makeup in Los Angeles. She specializes in bridal makeup and skincare education and was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in 2007.