For the Hip In Detroit two year party I got my makeup done professionally at Todd’s Room in Birmingham by Jess. She did a glittery smokey eye and talked me through the application while she was doing it. I learned what highlighter was for and that I could wear thick liner under my eyes if it was done right. She did my make up at about 9 a.m. and when I took it off at 3 a.m. that night I realized it hadn't moved an inch. She completely changed the look of my face with her paints and brushes and I was really inspired after that session. She opened me up to wearing coral lips and made me see the benefit of getting your makeup professionally done for big events.
After my first visit I called her and asked her if we could do a video to share the experience I had with all of our readers. Christie and I ventured back to Todd’s and did a feature on spring make up. I gave Jess free reign to do whatever she wanted and learned two more new things about myself. I can look good without black eyeliner and purple lips are fucking awesome. She has me trying all sorts of new looks and understanding the art of blending a little better.
Todd's Room was started in a basement over 20 years ago and now occupies a large space in downtown Birmingham. They have their own makeup line (the lipsticks are great) and they specialize in doing perfect eyebrows. I point this out because I think it's hard to find a good place to get your brows done these days and it is such an essential service.