Friday, November 12, 2010
I did Ashley Greene’s makeup for her Mark press launch. Here's what I used: For the face, I started with Mark Calm and Composed Moisturizer. I used Mark Good Riddance Concealer in Light/Medium under her eyes and around her nose. Then I applied Mark Powder Buff in Natural with the powder brush. To the apple of the cheeks, I applied Good Glowing in Cameo Glo and then used Mark Touch and Glow to highlight cheek bones using the angled contour face brush. For her eyes, I prepped the eyes with Please Hold Eye Primer in Light/Medium. I applied the light shade of Keep It Going Longwear Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Duo in Exposure to her inner eyelid, as a highlighter, using the flat eyeliner brush. Then I smudged Keep It Going, the dark brown shade of Exposure, along the top and bottom lashline using the flat eyeliner brush. Once all the creams were on, I warmed up the crease of the eye with I-Mark eyeshadow in Tiki, using the angled contour eyeshadow brush. This brush helps to blend and soften the shadow into the crease. I used an eyeliner brush to smudge Tiki along the bottom lashes, too. Next, I used On the Edge liquid eyeliner in Cleo on the top lash line to define the eye. I finished the eyes with two coats of Mark Make It Big Mascara in Raven. For the lips, I mixed Mark Lipclicks in Whiney and Cha Cha and then added Lots of Lacquer Gloss in Pop.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
I did Nikki's makeup for the Teen Vogue Party. Here's what I used: For the face, I applied mark Face Xpert in Honey with a foundation brush. I used mark Good Riddance concealer in Light/Medium under her eyes and around her nose. To the apple of the cheeks, I brushed on mark Just Pinched in Peachy using a foundation brush. Then I dusted Matte-nificent powder in Honey/Golden with a powder brush to set the look. Also, I added mark Bronze Pro in Bronze using the angled contour face brush. For her eyes, I prepped the eyes with Please Hold Eye Primer in Light/Medium. I applied I-Mark in Biscotti to her inner eyelid, as a highlighter, using the hookup eyeshadow brush. Then I applied I-Mark in Tiki to the lid, blending it outward, using the all over eyeshadow brush. I used an angled contour eyeshadow brush to blend and soften the shadow into the crease. Then I smudged I-Mark eyeshadow in Java along the top lashline using the hookup eyeliner brush. I smudged Tiki along the bottom lashes, too. Next, I rimmed the inner eyes with mark No Place to Run eyeliner pencil in Foxy Brown. I finished the eyes with two coats of mark Make It Big Mascara in Raven. For the lips, I mixed mark Lots of Lacquer Gloss in Thrill and Pro Gloss in Swell.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tonight, I did Kristen's makeup for the You Again Premiere. She's wearing a yellow and white dress by Valentino, so I gave her bronzy eyes and nude lips to go with it. Here's what I used: For her face, I started by applying Mark See Things Clearly Face Moisturizer all over her skin. Next, I used Mark Face Xpert in Natural and applied it with the foundation brush. I put Mark Good Riddance Concealer in Light/Medium around her nose and under her eyes. I set her foundation with Mark Powder Buff in Natural using the powder brush. After the powder has set the foundation, I dusted Mark Bronze Pro in Pro Golden to her cheeks, chin and forehead, using the blush/bronzer brush. For blush, I dusted Good Glowing Blush in After Glo, using the angled contour face brush. For her eyes, I started with the On the Dot Eyeshadow Palette. Using the hookup eyeshadow brush, I applied the "cream" shadow to her inner eyelid, for a highlighting effect. Then, using the same brush, I swept on the "bronze" color to the middle of her eyelid blending outwards. I applied the "dark brown" shadow to her outer corners and blended it into the crease, upwards, towards the brows, using the angled contour eyeshadow brush. Next, I smudged the "dark brown" shadow underneath, along the lower lashes, using the eyeliner brush. Finally, I used two coats of Scanda-Lash Mascara in Blacklash. For her lips, I used Mark Lipclick in Bare Hug.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Make Up For Ever has created an amazing new series of professional seminars led by MUFE artists and I wanted to share. All makeup pros are invited to check out the first LA event this weekend:
The Art of Mixology with David Hernandez for Make Up For Ever
Friday, Sept. 17, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
@Nigel's Beauty Emporium in North Hollywood
Make Up For Ever's West Coast Regional Educator David Hernandez will be presenting a seminar that will demonstrate "the art of the mix" combining products in unconventional ways to create new textures and effects in your work. Receive a complimentary MUFE gift plus a 40% discount on any purchase of MUFE at event. Event is open to all MAKE UP FOR EVER Backstage Card and The Powder Group Pro members. If you are not currently a Backstage Card holder, you can sign up at the event. Membership application and more details can be downloaded at www.makeupforeverpro.com. To RSVP or for further questions about the Backstage Card program, please contact email@example.com
Monday, September 13, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Celebrity makeup artist Carola Gonzalez is so pretty – you’d think she was a model. The first time I met her, she had the most amazing coral nail polish on. (It was Essie Flirt which I totally copied her and bought it the next day.) Born in Puerto Rico, Carola discovered her passion for makeup while living in Miami, and moved to Los Angeles in 2003 where her career took off. She has worked with David Duchovny, Gerard Butler and is the personal makeup artist to Kerry Washington. Plus, she does an amazing spray tan. Mai & I have both had the privilege of her tanning perfection.
Last job you worked on? Cover of Men's Health with Ryan Kwanten.
3 products in your personal makeup bag right now? NARS Malibu stick. Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara Very Black and Clinique Eye Cream Shadow Cocoa Shimmer.
Beauty trend you’re loving? I'm loving the lip tint look on the lips. It adds color to your face without looking like you are wearing makeup. Also, tints can be used as blush to give a flush look. You can do the same using a matte lipstick. I like the Dolce & Gabbana lipstick in 0068. It's like a Berry Vamp.
Beauty icon? Marion Cotillard – stunning!
Favorite city? Barcelona
Favorite restaurant? The Little Door
Last book you read? The Law of Attraction Plain and Simple