My First Ever Makeup Tutorial / by Ashley Gray

For the longest time throughout my career, I decided completely against making tutorials. I always felt that doing so would put me in a box and categorize me as something that I am not striving to be. I've always had the personality to blaze my own path and the drive and determination to go against what everyone else wanted me to do. So, I stayed far away from sharing my knowledge with the world. However, times changed, my perception of what it means to be a Youtube Guru also changed, but more importantly what changed was my level of confidence in myself and my natural talent. I am not aiming to be labeled as anything but myself but from that I decided I was ready to put myself out there. I feel as though God continuously laid it on my heart that I needed to do this and I decided to listen. I dug deep for inspiration, but couldn't find anything worth getting excited over and I almost gave up. Until one day, I heard this song called "Treat Me Like Fire" by duo Lion Babe at a photoshoot and decided that in my spare time I was going to check out who the singer was because I loved what I heard. When I ran across her Instagram page, I immediately decided that I wanted to know more about her, that I loved her style, but more importantly that I wanted to work with her. I felt so excited that I had found my inspiration from an incredible artist who seems to be just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. So, I gathered a team, found a model that I felt resembled her and I put my plan into action to get her attention. My goal with doing this tutorial started out with just wanting to share my gifts with people, and it has grown to mean so much more to me. Being that this is my first one, I am so attached to it. How cool is it that I can share this with other people so that they can learn but that I may also walk away with a potential new client? I am finally ready for everyone to see how I think and my style of doing things. I am finally ready for people to get to know me a little bit more and with this being the start of something great, I hope you guys stay tuned and continue to support my journey. If there weren't anyone rooting for me or encouraging me, I don't know if half of what I have accomplished would be possible! So, please take a look at my FIRST baby below and let me know what you think. Its a start to finish application. Incredibly detailed and product driven so you gorgeous ladies out there can know what to buy! Also, check out some of the group's music on their soundcloud here. Thank you for stopping by! 



A start to finish application of my self taught techniques that I use on my clients to create a flawless finish. In particular, this look I created was inspired by Jillian Hervey, of music duo LionBabe. Watch from beginning to end to learn how I highlight and contour, sculpt brows, and enhance my model's natural beauty.