Julia Kuzmenko McKim 💄 @juliakuzmenko

Beauty Photographer & Retouching Artist 💋 ✍️ @retouchingpanels 🌴 Los Angeles, CA

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2 days ago

Happy Monday ✨ Beautiful @lia lizaa of @theindustryla makeup & hair @tamielsombati photo & post @juliakuzmenko 💄

5 days ago

Gorgeous @shaebutters Makeup by @francieluxe and captured by me @juliakuzmenko 🌟 delicious @meltcosmetics eyeshadow in "xenon" in the radioactive stack 🎾 Happy 6th Birthday @meltcosmetics 🎁✨🎉😘🥰 And congrats on teaming up with @sephora 🎉 Retouched with @retouchingpanels #losangelesbeauty #studiobeauty #beautyphotographerla #juliakuzmenko #macrobeauty #beautyretouch #retouchingartist #studiolighting #studiophotography #commercialbeauty #beauty #beautyjunkie #instabeauty #Makeup #makeupaddict #makeuplovers #fotd #cosmetics #motd #squadup

2 weeks ago

Only after I posted this picture in my stories I realized that these @covergirl foundation smears look like peanut butter, caramel and dark and white chocolate 🤤 Styling, photo & post by me @juliakuzmenko Styling and moral support @little_pink_teddy_bear_ #losangelesbeauty #studiobeauty #beautyphotographer #beautyretouch #juliakuzmenko #retouchingartist #studiolighting #studiophotography #commercialbeauty #cosmeticsproducts #makeupjunkie #cosmeticsphotography

2 weeks ago

More of the play date with @emstelle of @theindustryla Makeup by @laetitia lmk Hairstyling @thebraidsfactory Photo & post @juliakuzmenko

3 weeks ago

We don’t do glossy eyelids often, but when we do - we are generous 💁‍♀️ Pretty eye & brow of @shaebutters of @elitela lathered by @francieluxe with @lindahallbergcosmetics Infinity Glass and captured by me @juliakuzmenko 🌟

4 weeks ago

Gorgeous @shaebutters painted by @francieluxe and captured by me @juliakuzmenko 🌟 Francie’s Makeup breakdown: @meltcosmetics eyeshadow in "xenon" in the radioactive palette, lines drawn with @makeupforever aqua XL paint in "matte orange" topped with @meltcosmetics lipgloss in "Deviant" for a shiny effect. @makeupforeverofficial matte foundation , @milk lip metal in "bronze"

4 weeks ago

Lil’ Pip 🌟 @francieluxe @pip pip @juliakuzmenko 🌟

4 weeks ago

New for @beautycollectionstores 🍓 - Food or Skincare? Get your fruits and vegetables with Eminence Organic Skin care Masques. 1. Improve skin elasticity 2. Enzyme Peel, reduces the appearance of wrinkle depth and fine lines. 3. Plump and refresh. 4. Tighten the appearance of pores. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @juliakuzmenko #organic #skincare #delicious #food #vegetables #fruits #mask #eminence #enzymepeel #organicbeauty #instabeauty #loveyourskin #midaged #losangeles #westhollywood #malibu #manhattanbeach #marinadelrey #calabasas

5 weeks ago

More of the play date with @emstelle of @theindustryla Makeup by the talented lady @laetitia lmk Hairstyling @thebraidsfactory Photo & post @juliakuzmenko

5 weeks ago

If you are interested in shooting Macro Beauty, check out my article on camera settings and other important details that I had to figure out before I was satisfied with my macro images. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣ I hope my notes will help you save time taking care of all of the important elements and focus on the capture.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣ 📌 http://masterbeautyphotography.com/macro-beauty-for-makeup-cosmetics-and-skincare-photography-preparation-camera-settings/ (clickable link in bio ☝️ )⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣⠀⁣ Makeup by the talented lady @laetitia lmk Model @m4gpie of @theindustryla ⁣ Photo & post @juliakuzmenko using @retouchingpanels ✍️⁣

last month

When it comes to light modifiers, we photographers have an abundance of choices today: from large softboxes and octaboxes (soft light ), to zoom reflectors and silver umbrellas (hard light ) and everything else in between. As a beauty photographer, however, I feel like we have fewer options than portrait and fashion photographers who can use the whole range of those lights.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ For example, I am not too impressed by soft light produced by my rectangular softbox, and would only use it for beauty portraits with individual clients, but not for commercial beauty or beauty editorials. Simple hard light works a little better, I could use it every now and then, but not as my go-to light. So, following my visual preferences, I ended up sticking with a beauty dish for the longest time, until I finally got tired of it...⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Read my SHOOTING BEAUTY WITH BRONCOLOR PARAS VS. BEAUTY DISH article with sample images at:⁣ http://masterbeautyphotography.com/shooting-beauty-with-broncolor-paras-vs-beauty-dish/⁣ (link in bio 👆 ) ⁣ Our beauty story for @glamourhungary ⁣ Model: @brizzy_chen of @freedommodelsla ⁣ Makeup: @irismoreaubeauty ⁣ Hair: @thebraidsfactory ⁣ Photo & Post: @juliakuzmenko ⁣ Special thanks to @ajkaimon ⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Photographed with @broncolorusa Para 88 at @visionairebeauty ✨⁣ Retouched with @retouchingpanels ✍⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #losangelesbeauty #studiobeauty #beautyphotographer #beautyretouch #juliakuzmenko #retouchingartist #studiolighting #studiophotography #commercialbeauty

last month

New work for the @urbandecaycosmetics Game Of Thrones Collection 💜⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ All eyes on you 🖤 Command attention with Cersei Lannister Vice lipstick, a crazy-beautiful metallic bronze shade.⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ Model: @minhbui_ ⁣ Makeup: @udamanduh ⁣ Nails: @stephstonenails Photo & post: @juliakuzmenko ⁣ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ #losangelesbeauty #studiobeauty #beautyphotographer #beautyretouch #juliakuzmenko #retouchingartist #studiolighting #studiophotography #commercialbeauty #UrbanDecay #FORTHETHRONE #LipstickIsMyVice @gameofthrones #GameofThrones #GOT

last month

Recent work for @urbandecaycosmetics - A little blurred, a little messy, freshly kissed — my go-to application wearing our all new LO-FI Lip Mousse.💋 Head to @urbandecaycosmetics IG stories for a first look at this baby in action by yours truly!☝️😍 Shade: Frequency Photography 📷: @juliakuzmenko Makeup & pout: @udamanduh 💜

last month

More of the play date with @emstelle of @theindustryla @laetitia lmk on makeup and @thebraidsfactory hairstyling & accessories at @visionairebeauty Photo & post @juliakuzmenko

last month

Repost from @marcjacobsbeauty - Adding this look to our list of faves, @albertelizondo used #Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Grape(vine ) and Eye-Conic Palette in Frivoluxe. #MarcJacobsBeauty ⁣ Model beautiful @syderoni of @nousmodels makeup by the talented @albertelizondo hair by @angelvprado photo & post @juliakuzmenko 💜

March 2019

It’s been a while since I finished a shoot with a good mess 🎨 Thank you for letting me enjoy it @laetitia lmk ✌️ model @m4gpie of @theindustryla makeup by @laetitia lmk photo & post @juliakuzmenko using @retouchingpanels ✍️

March 2019

When @lupemoreno_mua and I decided to play with glitter for the first time ✨ model @taylorkingla of @omodelsagency makeup @lupemoreno_mua photo & post @juliakuzmenko

March 2019

Beautiful @lia lizaa of @theindustryla makeup & hair @tamielsombati photo & post @juliakuzmenko at @visionairebeauty 💄

March 2019

My product work for @meltcosmetics •OVERKILL• 😈💟 We got our eye on this villainous purple Metal Gloss with extra AF amount of magenta & purple flecks! *whispers* Feels good to be bad! #meltcosmetics #meltovetkill #meltmetalgloss #vegan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Product styling, Photo & Post: @juliakuzmenko Photographed at @visionairebeauty 💜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #losangelesbeauty #studiobeauty #macrobeauty #beautyphotographer #juliakuzmenko #macrobeauty #beautyretouch #retouchingartist #studiolighting #studiophotography #commercialbeauty #lipart #lips #lipstick #lipcolor #macrolips #makeupaddict #makeupart #eyemakeup #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #cosmetics #closeup #extremecloseup

February 2019

This is one of the wonderful individuals whom I was fortunate to meet in Los Angeles through work, and realize we are very much alike when it comes to enjoying what we do and sharing giggles along the way. I never laughed so much during my shoots the way we laugh with Nicole... well, between shoots too tbh 😁 Love you, girl!! 😘 Repost from our model @nicole_castillo Photographer: @juliakuzmenko // Makeup Artist: @ernestocasillas // Hair Artist: @thebraidsfactory

February 2019

My work for @meltcosmetics - •OVERKILL• 😈💟 We got our eye on this villainous purple Metal Gloss with extra AF amount of magenta & purple flecks! *whispers* Feels good to be bad! #meltcosmetics #meltovetkill #meltmetalgloss #vegan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Makeup & model: @lora_arellano 💜 Photo & post: @juliakuzmenko ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #losangelesbeauty #studiobeauty #macrobeauty #beautyphotographer #juliakuzmenko #macrobeauty #beautyretouch #retouchingartist #studiolighting #studiophotography #commercialbeauty #lipart #lips #lipstick #lipcolor #macrolips #makeupaddict #makeupart #eyemakeup #makeuplover #makeupjunkie #cosmetics #closeup #extremecloseup

February 2019

My favorite image from the first campaign we shot for @the_vampstamp last year ♠️ ⁣ Model: flawless @jesselstewart ⁣ Makeup: @elizabethulloabeauty ⁣ Makeup Assistant @keniardaniel ⁣ Hair @seanjameshair ⁣ Photo & post @juliakuzmenko#thevampstamp #thevampcamp #vixen #eyelineronpoint #cleanmakeup ⁣ Photographed with @broncolorusa at @visionairebeauty ✨⁣ Retouched with @retouchingpanels

February 2019

Amazing @belexib of @newmarkmodels 🦋 Makeup by @lupemoreno_mua Hair by @thebraidsfactory Photo & post by me @juliakuzmenko at @visionairebeauty ✨ Retouched with @retouchingpanels ✍⠀

February 2019

New work for @urbandecaycosmetics - Baby, don’t you know I’m a Firebird? 👄 // Vice Lipstick in shade Firebird #UrbanDecay #Makeup #Beauty #LipstickIsMyVice ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beautiful lips & makeup @udamanduh Photography & post @juliakuzmenko ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #losangelesbeauty #studiobeauty #beautyphotographer #beautyretouch #juliakuzmenko #retouchingartist #studiolighting #studiophotography #commercialbeauty #macrobeauty #closeup #extremecloseup #macrobeauty #lipart #lips #lipsticks #lipglossaddict #lipgloss #lipcolor

February 2019

Recent product work for @meltcosmetics • AMULET • 🍷🍇 Up close & personal with this gorgeous multidimensional metal flecked gloss! • VEGAN • #meltcosmetics #meltAmulet #meltmetalgloss #vegan ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Product styling, Photo & Post: @juliakuzmenko Photographed at @visionairebeauty 💜

February 2019

Recent work for @meltcosmetics •AMULET• 🍷🍇 Metal Gloss You won’t be able to get enough of this wicked boysenberry shade! Pairs perfectly with Dark Room Ultra-matte lipstick 🦇🍷 • VEGAN • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Makeup & model: @lora_arellano 💜 Photo & post: @juliakuzmenko

February 2019

I was so excited to work on this set of glosses for my dear @meltcosmetics 💖 I love shooting beauty with a lot of people on set, but there's something so special in product shoots. They are quiet, long and intimate. I play the music I love, I get to know the product through softening it with my tiny spatulas and making a million of smears until I get the one that looks perfect. I move my tiny reflectors around on my product table to get just the right amount of fill light, and I shoot this tiny blob of product from all possible angles in search of the perfect capture. It's therapeutic and rewarding when I figure things out, since this is still a somewhat new area of photography for me. It's like a meditation in your favorite creative space and the world doesn't exist beyond it for a moment. I want more of it 🎨 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recent product work for @meltcosmetics • AMULET• 🍷🍇 Up close & personal with this gorgeous multidimensional metal flecked gloss! • VEGAN • ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Product styling, Photo & Post: @juliakuzmenko Photographed at @visionairebeauty 💜

February 2019

Stunning @gabrielabloomgarden and stunning makeup by @tamielsombati photo & post @juliakuzmenko Photographed with @broncolorusa at @visionairebeauty ✨ Retouched with @retouchingpanels ✍ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

February 2019

Such a joy working on a large commercial project with my favorite colleagues whom I am honored to call my friends too @jordanliberty @lupemoreno_mua ✨ You guys make it so much fun, I love you! 💜 From one of my favorite personal shoots we did all together last year - Stunning @brandinecole_ by @jordanliberty makeup assistant @lupemoreno_mua hair by @thebraidsfactory photo & post @juliakuzmenko 🌹 photographed at @visionairebeauty with @broncolorusa

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