I worship at the altar of Dick Page and I love this look that he created for Michael Kors. It's subtle, but there's still a statement. I love that there are only two colors on the face. Truly beautiful.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Oh how I love a beautiful, simply made up face. I do love the less is more approach, it's just as hard to get right as a full on full makeup look. The dewy skin, perfectly groomed brow, the barely there pink cheek and the glossy peachy/taupe eye.....pure perfection. I wish this kind of look translated to the red carpet, Hollywood would be a more beautiful place.
Monday, September 26, 2011
I am so beyond excited for the new Tom Ford makeup collection to come out....I even dreamed about it the other night. No, seriously. The line of lipsticks he came out with last year were so spectacular, I can only imagine how delicious the rest of collection will be. It's already out in England (lucky ducks) so I've been stalking the website for Selfridges, ogling the shadows and lips new lip colors, imagining the textures and what the colors will look like in person. Here are the highlights from my wish list.
I am certain that this foundation is nothing short of perfection. And I'm so glad that Mr. Ford included good colors for darker skin tones. I cannot stand when a makeup line neglects foundations for women of color, it makes me crazy.
I mean, just look at these shadow palettes, they are gorgeous! I might just throw away all of my other shadows.
Nothing groundbreaking about these brushes, but these are my favorite shapes for eyeshadow brushes (they look like #217 from MAC and the brush from Sonia Kashuk's line). But they're just plain glamorous, so I want/need them!
Contour and highlighter. Enough said. Want it.
I have a weak spot for blush. If you have these two colors you don't need any others. They are so flattering on everyone. Hopefully Christmas comes early and I get sent box of goodies from their PR company before I lose control and order the whole line from the Selfridges website. I have been chomping at the bit about this line for months and now it's almost here and I am so excited I can almost smell the makeup, taste the lipstick and hear the perfect *click* of the compact closing. Le sigh.....
So far this S/S show season, the makeup has been really soft and pretty, no real strong makeup looks. Until now. Gucci brings the sexy with bleached brows, softly contoured cheeks and a smoldering black eye that is somehow equal parts sex kitten and rock and roll. I love the shape of the eye and how it just pulls you in since it's the only strong feature. And I never, ever, ever get tired of a bleached brow. Ever.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
This is from the third story I worked on in Mexico in January for British Glamour with the amazing editor Alessandra Steinherr and fantastic photographer David Gubert. I love a single pop of color or point of interest with makeup and this story is no different. A bright matte mouth or shot of silver on the eye with no other makeup makes a strong, clear statement. And I love the idea of a powerful look on the beach. Not overly made up, but playful and intentional. That and SPF are all you need!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A few months back I got to work with Diane Kruger, who is as gorgeous as she is lovely. I had wanted to work with her for a long time, so I was thrilled when I got the call. She is so amazing in front of the camera, making the clothes all look effortlessly cool with her easy going attitude. It's such a pleasure to work on a face like hers.... The editors wanted a more polished look for the cover, but a more stripped down look for the inside story, so for the story I kept the look really simple, playing with structure and soft depth on the eyes, beautifully sculpted brows and a barely there lip color.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I have made up a lot of faces over the years, many beautiful faces, but I got to make up Jessica Alba the other day and I was blown away by her beauty. What a stunning, stunning woman. Plus she had just had a baby 4 weeks before, and you would never guess.... The lady has great genes!
For the ALMA Awards we went for a bit of a grey smokey eye and pretty skin, a little warm pinky-apricot on the cheeks and a pale pink gloss. Simple, pretty and cool.
All products are by Revlon
Revlon PhotoReady Foundation in "Caramel"
Revlon PhotoReady Concealer in "Medium" and "Medium Deep"
Revlon ColorStay Mineral Blush in "Honey"
Revlon Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator in "Gold Light"
Revlon PhotoReady Powder in "Medium/Deep"
Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow Quad in "Sterling Rose"
Revlon Luxurious Color Eyeliner in "Black Velvet"
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in "Black"
Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in "Crystal Lilac"
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A month ago my husband and I had a baby girl. She is amazing and beautiful and we honestly couldn't be happier. Or sleepier! But that goes with the territory, right....?
This will not become a blog filled with baby pictures or anecdotes about parenthood, but I felt like I should mention what's happening in my life, if for no other reason than to excuse me from diligent posting.
That said, she's the most beautiful baby in the world. Who will have an endless supply of makeup at her finger tips. Let's hope she has a beauty-tooth!