Monday, December 05, 2011
Monday, May 24, 2010
Up close! Cute right?
Linda Mason Elements-- bringing art back to makeup! I'm so enamoured by her whimsical and quirky art sense. It makes me feel artsy fartsy about my makeup tools! Next trip to NY, I have to take a trip to her boutique. This is the ultimate merger between my love of makeup and my first inspiration, my dad's art!
Look at those colorful brushes! (...and the brush belt, t-shirt and cases!)
Toni swatched some of the shadows to check for pigmentation.. bold, water color? Nice!
Three Custom Color Specialist's display. They can whip up a custom creation or choose from their expertly blended and ready to purchase products. Their special product of the day was their 5 full coverage lipstick colors.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, June 09, 2008
Lovely faces.. find out how to get these looks here from PopSeoul!
If you all were actually out and about doing things in the almost-Summer sun, like I was NOT, catch up on your beauty blog reading from the Beauty Blog Network!
Lilan from The Daily Cookie gets the low-down on Nordstrom Beauty Director Joelle Russo's Dior must-haves for your makeup bag.
Raging Rouge is totally stumped about what to buy Dad, until she stumbles upon these perfect Father's Day Gifts.
A Touch of Blusher's guest reviewer reports on the new Thierry Mugler makeup line.
The Beauty of Life bares it all with Bobbi Brown's new Yogi Bare Lip Balm!
Looking for a cool beauty gadget? Bionic Beauty absolutely loves her PedEgg for summer pedicure preparation!
Intergallactic glamour! Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy does an amazing tutorial and revamps the smokey eye with the Solar Bits from the latest M.A.C. Solar Field Collection!
Beauty Banter spent the day on location for a new NBC TV show... and she raided the hair and makeup trailer! Find out all the beauty tips from her day spent on-set (these are too good to miss)!
It's All About the Men this month!! Beyond Beauty Basics tells you how to take care of your guy's skin with these simple skincare products in their Father's Day Men's Special!
makeup loves me lashes out!...and gives you the 411 on two of the much-buzzed about new tools in for eye lash curling and separating.
The Makeup Divas reviews and tells you about a great mattifying product that Carmindy and professional make-up artists use and recommend.
What's Beauty Blogging Junkie using to achieve Valley of the Dolls Hair? Find out here.
15 Minute Beauty Fanatic continues to add to her summer bright nail polish options with Essie's Summer Neons!
StyleBell discusses Redken's fab tips on how to do the perfect blow out for your hair!.
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are having such an amazing giveaway...your lips will thank you if you win!
Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog shows you how to get a silver and pink eye look with eyeshadows from MAC Cosmetics.
Scandalous Beauty shows you how to easily and effortlessly cover Acne, Blemishes and Skin Discolorations. This is a video you don't want to miss!!
Toya of The Life of A Ladybug introduces you to Laura Mercier's Bronzing Duo in Pink Bronze , another in her "Bronzers for Brown Girls" series!
Makeup Moxie reviews the new Hourglass Bronzer Duo.
Kitiya from Mischo Beauty invites you to enter her SPINLASH giveaway!
Cybelesays picks their favorite springtime flower-scent products.
Kyle at Face Candy loves Boots No. 7 Quick Thinking 4 in 1 Wipes.
Are Escada fragrances too sweet for your liking? Kia of Yummy411 recommends another fragrance you are sure to like!
Pursebuzz.com interviews Ford Model's Johnny Lavoy. Spend an hour with us as we talk about his start and his secrets to fabulous hair and so much more!
Beth from Beauty Junkie in SF found a way to flirt with boys without getting into trouble. Genius!
The Mineral Makeup Blog reviews and loves Cosminology's Mineral Concealers!
Michelle from All Lacquered Up shares her latest nail polish obsession, a gray lacquer she's dubbing the next "it" color.
This week, Kim Kardashian revealed some more of her beauty secrets. What are they? Visit Spoiled Pretty to find out!
Beauty Anonymous invites you to Peach-a-Boo! from OPI.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
If you missed the first installment, please check it out so that you don't miss out on any of this wonderful info brought to you by our fabulous correspondent Tawanna!: BCI 4th Annual Celebrity Makeup Symposium
Symposium Pt. 2
Mr. Frazier’s class was to me the highlight of the symposium. He started the class by instructing us that because of the conversion over to the new HD television technology, it will demand that makeup artist perfect their makeup application on their client other wise imperfections will definitely show up on HD television. He added that every flaw in your makeup application can and will be seen on HD television so it’s vital that your application be flawless or your makeup career will be over, you can forget about that show calling you back!!! His key point throughout his entire demonstration was that foundation was the most important element to your HD makeup application.
He instructed to keep your colors warm with HD. Using orange just to warm cheeks. Start at the ear when contouring and use shimmer on the cheeks but never all over; unless you want the grease ball look :)
He emphasized that as an artist you should learn to apply makeup quickly. He mentioned that you want to use a finely milled powder when setting foundation such as; Laura Mercier (beige) and he added that less is best when it comes to powder.
Tanna Jackson – Bridal Makeup
Mrs. Jackson was not present she had a piece to do with Fox 5 News in the Morning on the Symposium, so Wykethia (I believe that’s how you spell her name) former MAC consultant was present to demonstrate a bridal look for us.
She mentioned that no trend makeup should be used on a bride, let the makeup be natural. If the bride asks for trend, then give her whatever she asks for, but absolutely no red lipstick even for an evening bride.
The bride should look timeless. It’s important to sanitize your hands in front of your client prior to you beginning. She gave us a tip to use the Walmart Makeup wipes. A cheaper alternative and better than baby wipes because baby wipes tend to be too oily and if your client has oily/acne prone skin, it is not a good combination!
She used concealer under the brow to highlight under the brow. She also mentioned that it’s good for the bride to have her brows waxed at least 3 days prior to the wedding day to ensure that any reactions can clear up before her big day.
The artist should put the shadow on prior to the foundation application to avoid cleanup from eyeshadow fallout. Use concealer as base on the lid prior to applying eyeshadow. Use a dark color in the crease and a fluffy brush to blend out harsh lines.
She used the MAC Girl/Boy brow set for her “brides'” brows. She stated that it’s best to fill in spots where there’s no hair within the brow instead of lining the entire brow, this makes your bride look too harsh.
She began by spot concealing her “bride” by using a MAC orange eyeshadow prior to airbrushing the face (She told us that orange/red will cancel anything dark on the face.) Then she began to use the Kett airbrush machine (I absolutely love this machine; I want to get one and be trained to use this thing so bad – the machine makes no sound whatsoever!)
Later, Mrs. Jackson returned to class and was able to answer our questions before we broke for our next class. She told us that we should carry Cortisone 10 or Neosporin with us. She gave us a trick for puffy eyes: by using a few drops of Visine on a makeup sponge and freezing it overnight, the next day when you arrive to prepare your bride, placing those sponges right under her eyes will make the puffiness go away!
Richard Pelzer – Mega Management Inc. – Business of Makeup
He spoke on the art of negotiation; and described what the role an agency plays in managing a makeup artist. Generally, he spoke on consulting a CPA or Lawyer when it comes to setting up your makeup business as LLC or Sole Proprietor.
Love Danessa, her work is amazing – she started off mentoring us by teaching that you want to be able to show a good picture with your work and that application is key.
Shimmer/highlighting makes area look enlarged “makes pop out.”
Know your model, evaluate who your working with….Evaluate the texture, know her skin.
Make a determination about skin and contouring first before you start.
Do your makeup in the light that the photographer will be shooting in…(i.e., if the shoot is outside, do the makeup outside, etc.)
Make sure everything you need is in place (i.e., bring light with you, bring makeup stool with you, have a fold out table in the trunk of your car)
Communication is key, ask brides to bring images of what they are looking for on their wedding day.
Speed is critical and time is money; be able to finish a face in 30 minutes. (Time is more important in this industry.)
Lighter: pushes forward
Darker: appears smaller and recesses the area; more pushed back
Reflective: MU will make area more prominent
Variations in your portfolio; your work should be versatile; never put yourself in a box.
Brilliant artist! His kit looked like a small doctors bag. He pretty much opened the floor to any questions that we wanted addressed and he was so willing to answer whatever we wanted to know. Then he began to demonstrate his work on a model. He literally recreated her face using foundation and just added just a little bronzer to give her that “kissed by the sun” look.
Overall, the symposium was extremely informative and if you didn’t attend this year, it’s definitely worth checking out next year just to gain insight on the industry from people that don’t mind sharing information with people like us.
I want to give a huge thank you to Tawanna B for sharing all of her info and pictures with Yummy411 and our reader community. She was generous enough to digest and condense all of that wonderful knowledge over a few days and put it all into 2 posts, spending some time as a blogger. Thank you so much Tawanna!!
If you all have any questions for Tawanna please leave them in the comments!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Eyes: UDPP all over lid, Layin Low paint pot all over lid, Soba eye shadow on lid, Texture e/s and Brown e/s from my Christian Dior Palette in crease, sparkling black e/s from the Christian dior palette on outer v, Vanilla e/s to highlight, Fascinating eye kohl to line water line, black e/s to line lower lid, cork e/s and a smidge of black e/s in brows, her own black eyeliner to lightly line lid, and Loreal Voluminous on the lashes!
Lips: cork liner and her c-thru gloss
Face: nothing, she's naturally radiant!
Thanks Muthasfynest! And you don't look like Noxeema!
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Here she is in the Shiny Cocoa Bean l/s with a bit of the Bordeaux l/s to line (just a touch)
Next, I did her makeup!
She encouraged me to write down what we used, but I knew I could remember by looking at the photos (oops, I think I was wrong...)
::BROWS:: the brown half of HiP duo Brazen (#266), concealer to sculpt brows
::FACE:: HiP liquid foundation in Fawn, a blend of MAC select sheer pressed powder NW45 and some Loreal True Match pressed powder. I wanted to darken her face color as I thought the foundation was a touch light. I didn't know how the foundation oxidized. Wet N Wild Face and Body bronzer/illuminator (from the holiday '07 collection) I love that stuff!
::EYES:: UDPP, Rule e/s inner lid, Big T outer v, outer lid, and bottom lid, French Gray in crease, Shroom e/s on brow bone and inner corners, Mystery Kohl power to line top lid and bottom lash line, white eye pencil on water line, Loreal voluminous on top and bottom lashes
::CHEEKS:: Blunt and Ambering Rose blushes
::LIPS:: Cork liner, Viva Glam 5 l/s, and some random loose gold pigment
Tres fun! Next time, she'll do my face!
Friday, December 28, 2007
Part of my makeup obsession stems from the intrigue of the transformation properties of a great makeup job. One of the wearable forms is drag makeup. I am in awe of guys that go from Bob to Brenda. How can makeup make a man such as RuPaul look like a better woman than me! Even though I'm not interested in wearing my makeup as heavy or exaggerated, there is quite a lot to take from these artists: contouring tips, eye shadow placement, blending and more! Perfecting the art of transformation is one heck of a talent! Take a look at some videos that I've gathered in one place for your viewing pleasure!
Now stay tuned over at Slvrlips Beauty and Music Haven for more insightful articles on all of the mystery behind drag makeup!
The infamous Jessica Dimon. Did you see the pink hair shot (towards the end?)
How about those eyebrows? What did she do with her natural brows???? Grae Phillips shows us!
For some crass humor, here ya go!