Get Ready To Change!


Designer: Karina Copado Poolside Collection, Model: Anastasia Mitr, Hair and Makeup: Susie Lauri, Photographer: Susie Lauri

Let your hair blow in the wind, darling—you are fearless! Go for your dreams. Live on the edge and dare to take chances. Beauty is being an individual, not a carbon copy of someone else. Let your hair grow long or cut it short. Your age doesn’t matter. There’s a style, a color or a balayage that’s just right for you.

Too many people exist in the mundane, ritual of mediocrity and the appearance of their hair, makeup and clothes reveals it. Shake it up! Don’t give up on yourself.

I often see my clients light up when they try on a new look—long layers added, a mid-length fringe or a point-cut bob. I can not only see an outward-, but also an inward transformation—an awakening of sorts.

Their energy is contagious. It leaves a ripple effect through all who come into contact with them. I’m filled with happiness seeing their eyes expand and their entire demeanor come alive with excitement and bright smile that says it all. Yes, I love what I do!

When I apply MakeUp Forever Ultra HD foundation on clients and models, they absolutely love the effect of an even skin tone that is dewy looking and moisturizing. I love how it makes their complexion so smooth and beautiful.

Nigel’s Beauty states, “MakeUp Ultra HD Forever was created for the very latest high-definition technologies of the film and TV industry…Makeup Forever Ultra HD looks amazing and moisturizers your skin at the same time.”

Designer: Karina Copado; Poolside Collection, Model: Anastasia Mitr, Hair and Makeup: Susie Lauri, Photographer: Susie Lauri

I recently asked Anastasia Mitr, a professional model (shown here), what she thought of Makeup Forever when I was applying her makeup for a photoshoot. She said, “Being from the cold land of Siberia which is located in Russia, I really like Makeup Forever foundation because it feels like a second skin and looks so natural. I’ve been modeling for seven years, and now acting as well. I enjoy my life and what I do.”

Since Anastasia’s shoot was to take place on the beach, I also mixed Strobe Cream Hydratant Lumineux by Mac into the foundation which aluminizes with iridescent particles to give her a glowing affect.

The foundation is also water proof making it great for weddings, funerals, allergies or getting caught in the rain. I even worked with a model who wore Makeup Forever Foundation for an underwater photoshoot!

Makeup Forever Ultra HD can be purchased at Nigel’s Beauty, Sephora, or at It costs $43.00 and will make you beam!

If you want to know more, explore the their “Learn” section. You’ll find several How To’s and Step-by-Step’s on eyebrows, correct and conceal, contouring different face shapes—long, square, triangle, round and inverted triangle—plus 9 inspirational ways of lining your eyes.

Go ahead, try something you’ve never done before with your makeup and give yourself a new look—just for fun!

“Step outside of your comfort zone because this is where the magic happens” —Anonymous.


Embrace Life
Susie Lauri
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Susie L.

Author: Susie L.

Susie Lauri is the lead hair and makeup artist, and a contributing writer for Runwayz Magazine. She specializes in hair and makeup for commercial print and production. She is known for her glamour makeovers including balayage, color, haircuts and styling. When not on location, Susie works out of her studio in Aliso Viejo, California. Find more about her at :, @susie_lauri_hair on Instagram!