Friday, April 23, 2010
I did Kristen's makeup for the ACMA. She's wearing a nude dress by Herve Leger, so I gave her sexy, smokey eyes to go with it. Here's what I used: For her face, I started by applying Mark For Goodness 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 Mosaic Blush in Hush Baby, using the angled contour face brush. For her eyes, I started with Exposure in Dark Brown, using the flat eyeliner brush. I applied a thick line and smudged it. Then I swept on I-Mark in Tiki. I applied it with the eye shadow brush from the lashline to the crease. I took the angled contour eye shadow brush and blended the shadow towards the brows. I added Biscotti to the inner corner of the eye as a highlighter, using the eyeliner brush. Next, I lined the inner rim of her eyes with Mark Eyemarker in Java. Then, I smudged Tiki underneath, along the lower lashes, using the eyeliner brush. Finally, I used two coats of Lash Splash Mascara in Black. For her lips, I used Mark Dew Drenched in Skinny Dip and Pro Gloss in Swell.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
When I began working in the beauty industry 11 years ago, the makeup artists I interviewed introduced me to the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Needless to say, it was an eye opening experience. Just like that, this eyelash curler became my very first "must-have" product. Mai and I were recently saddened to hear that over the next few months, Shu Uemura will be exiting the US market. (Shu Uemura Art of Hair is not being discontinued and will continue to be available in the US.) With so many stellar products, some of our favorites include the eyelash curler, cleansing oil, eyeshadow, brushes, loose powder and blushes. But all hope is not lost since the line will still be available online via the brand’s website.