Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kristen Bell: You Again Premiere

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

Beauty Insider: Make Up For Ever Pro Event

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 To RSVP or for further questions about the Backstage Card program, please contact

Monday, September 13, 2010

Beauty Obsession: Trish McEvoy Beauty Emergency Card for Eyes

There are so many gems in Trish McEvoy’s cosmetic line. I've always been a fan of her fantastic brushes and I think the Blackberry Vanilla Musk perfume is delicious. Since I’m currently planning my honeymoon, I’m looking for travel-friendly items to take with me. I’m loving this new Beauty Emergency card from Trish McEvoy. It's literally a pocket-sized eye shadow palette with six neutral eye shadows, Deep Aubergine Eye Definer, and a natural brow definer color. Pretty and portable. Available at -Shannon

Friday, September 10, 2010

5 Minutes With: Carola G

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