Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Egyptian Inspired Makeup Look

Egyptian Royalty Inspired Makeup

Time for another Photo shoot where I let my creativity and imagination take control and come up with a more dramatic style makeup look. This time we "travel" to Egypt.

Here we have my assistant Eleni. I wanted to make her look completely different and I was inspired by Egyptian style makeup to create this amazing transformation. I took the pictures without flash, using low yellow lights to create a warm, mystical effect. Scroll down for more information, tips and ideas that you can use to recreate this look.
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Featured Bride- Neith G.

This gorgeous bride did not need much to look  beautiful on her wedding day. I made her alluring eyes the focal point by using soft golds and browns and a very subtle winged liner. I applied false lashes with a technique that blends them with the natural lashes so that they are not obvious. Shimmery white eyeliner on her waterline was the final touch to make her eyes pop even more.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Behind The Scenes- MFA Presents- New Generation III MMA

Hello readers,
This is a different kind of post from what I usually have for you guys. I wanted to give you a little insight into what it's like to work as a Production Makeup Artist. With all the time constraints, I normally don't have the chance to take pictures at the events I work for, but this weekend I was able to bring along a photographer to this MMA event. I really want you all to have the complete Behind the Scenes experience. So here it is... 
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

أميرة عربيّة

The Arabic Makeup style is all about the eyes. Make sure you line the eyes in an exaggerated way and use vibrant eyeshadow colors that will stand out. The brows are also dramatized and filled in to appear fuller.It also helps if you have a model of Arabic descent :) This is clearly an extravagant look, but you can make it wearable by using less eyeliner and less glitter and obviously don't go out with dots all over your forehead.  :)

This makeup was done using airbrush and also pigments. The list of products used is too long to post, but if you want it, then just email me or comment.

This look will be divided into several posts due to the large amount of pictures. Enjoy :)
~~~~~~Arabian Princess~~~~~
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Kryolan- Fun "ColorFall" Look

Time for another quick look for fall. This time I went for a more colorful look incorporating classic fall colors that are found in nature. I was inspired by falling leaves. Scroll down for affordable  product recommendations.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Pinup Makeup Shoot

These pictures are from a super fun look! The classic American Pin Up girl. This look can be worn to any special event by wearing less extravagant false lashes and toning down the eyebrows. Enjoy.:)

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Review- LORAC Box Office Sensation

Time for another review!
A lot of you have emailed me telling me you love the product reviews, because they help you decide what makeup to buy. As a treat for you, there are a few product reviews coming up on the blog, but today I will be reviewing the LORAC Box Office Sensation.

Image taken from Sephora.com
The "Box" includes 36 eyeshadows, 9 lip glosses, and 4 blushes. All for the price of $56! Sounds good right? Well, don't run off to buy it before reading my review, because I ended up returning it.

I purchased this palette for my personal makeup kit, not my Pro kit. I wanted it for day to day use, nothing major. Unfortunately the eyeshadows were very sheer and had little color payoff, in fact I prefer my NYX eyeshadows to these any day. Believe me when I say that I tried really hard to like this makeup. I tried all types of application techniques and brushes, but overall it took so much effort to get the look I desired, that I just became frustrated. I like eyeshadows that I can work with and blend easily and that I don't have to apply over and over again to get a nice intensity, and these just did not make the cut.

 The box seems huge in the picture, but in reality it is a small box of tiny eyeshadows. Basically, the pretty packaging may fool you into purchasing this, but in my humble opinion, the quality of the product is not the greatest. I do recommend this for those of you that are beginners and starting to apply makeup, because since the colors are more on the sheer side, they make it easier to learn and you will not make as many mistakes. This Box would also be perfect for my more mature readers, since they usually prefer a sheer and natural look.

If you want to try this product for yourself, go to a Sephora store near you. Remember that my reviews are simply my personal opinions on the products and I don't want to discourage you in any way from trying them for yourself. We all have different makeup needs and what may work for me, may not necessarily work for you and vice versa.


Monday, November 8, 2010

IECSC-International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences

Hello dear makeup friends,

This past week we attended the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences in Fort Lauderdale. The IECSC is considered one of the premier Spa and Makeup events offered for licensed Estheticians, Makeup Artists, Spa Professionals, Skin care specialists, and Plastic Surgeons. 

We took advantage of the Makeup classes being offered and made sure to attend most of them. As you know, I like to stay on top of the newest techniques and information out there. You can never know too much! 

This event is not open to the public, so we figured we would take pictures to show all of you what goes on when industry professionals get together to network and to learn the newest techniques and trends. Scroll down for a picture diary of the highlights and also slideshows at the end of the post.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Fall Look- Jewel Tones for a Night Out

It's time for the third look in the Fall 2010 Makeup series. To see the past looks just click on the Fall label and it will take you there.