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Picture Perfect

Saturday, August 17th, 2013
Picture Perfect

Yes, you need it.

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

 

 

 

 

It’s Called “Foundation” for a Reason
“Foundation is important for flawless-looking skin in photos. It doesn’t need to be applied all over the face. If you need less coverage, try spot-applying foundation to even out skin tone. Stay away from foundation with SPF, which may reflect the flash in photos.”

from New York Magazine Wedding Guide

Your Wedding Day Beauty To Do List

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Plan ahead to avoid any wedding day beauty emergencies!

1. Designate a bridesmaid to be in charge of letting you know when you need a lipstick touch up.  She will also be in charge of your beauty essentials for the wedding and reception.

2. Always purchase the lipstick, lip liner and gloss your makeup artist will use on you.  This should be pre-determined at the trial run.  Tuck these away in a beautiful bridal clutch for your bridesmaid to take with her everywhere.  Don’t forget to include a mirror!

2. A week before the big day, find a mid sized, waterproof cosmetics bag.

3. Fill it with: breath mints, deoderant, Q-tips, eye makeup remover in a small refillable bottle for travel, a travel pack of tissues, eyeliner pencil (if you choose not use waterproof eyeliner), 2 safety pins, travel tooth brush and tooth paste, eye drops.

4. These are a must!

at Sephora: Bare Escentuals Liquid-Filled Cotton Swbas $5 for 24 swabs

Bare Minerals On The Spot Makeup Remover Swabs:  24 soft cotton swabs are individually filled with a pre-measured amount of gentle, skin-conditioning solution. Simply “snap” the swab at the colored ring to release the liquid into the tip. Easy, goof-proof removal and an alcohol-free formula complete with aloe vera and vitamin E for sensitive eyes.

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Transition Your Makeup from Summer to Fall with the switch of a pencil

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Pencil, $17 at Sephora

A waterproof, extremely long-wearing lip liner.

Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil Rosewood. $17 at Sephora

Changing the color you line your lips with will instantly update your look. If you’ve been wearing those amazing brights this summer, change your lip pencil to a darker hue and work it into the brighter lipstick to give it a darker or dirtier cast — this will  mute it and make it fall-wearable.

I just found some brilliant Makeup Forever waterproof lip liners at Sephora.  They’re worth a try, and stay on all day,  and help you have a worry free wedding day.  $17

Or, try Clinique Quickliner for Lips in Crushed Berry or Bamboo, $14.

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Eyebrows: The Good, the Bad and the Bride’s

Sunday, July 25th, 2010
Before filling in brows

Before

I think this is excellent advice contributed by artist Pamela Jeschonek  to the “Article” section of www.wedalert.com:

“…Ask any experienced Makeup Artist: the best makeup application in the world will not look its best if you have unmanaged eyebrows. The correct eyebrow shape can balance the face, make your eyes look larger and take years off your look.The trend right now is a natural, well-groomed eyebrow–a little thicker than in the recent past, but well-defined and soft. Gone are the days of pencil-thin eyebrows with a severe arch. Fairytale princesses had full, rounded eyebrows that gave them a soft, youthful, innocent look. Their wicked counterparts had severe, thin, highly arched brows that made them look mean, old and harsh. Definitely not the best look for a blushing bride!”

Brow filled in

After

via Eyebrows: The Good, the Bad and the Bride’s.

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How Much Money Does Twilight Have to Make Before the Cullens Can Buy a Better Look?

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Finally!!!!!!!!!!!  Someone else fesses up to wondering the same thing I’ve been wondering since I saw Twilight.  In this day of movies featuring special effects that leave audiences completely awestruck, why can’t they get these poor vampires a decent makeup artist?  Thank you, Vulture for saying it best: “How much money does a vampire have to earn before she deserves a decent wig? Must the werewolves get all the make-up crew’s love and attention?”  Amen.

Edward Cullens foundation issues

bad makeup


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Allure’s addictive interactive face charts allow you to recreate what you see in the magazine

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Allure.com offers interactive face charts that you can use to try out the looks you see on their pages.  Scroll through dozens of options in their extensive archive.  Here’s the best part:  each one is printable and comes with its own shopping list of the products required for that particular look.  Take it with you to the cosmetics department or bring it to your trial run consultation with the makeup professional you hire for the big day.

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100,000 Years of Beauty

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
100,000 Years of Beauty

to celebrate its 100 birthday, L’Oreal commissioned author Elizabeth Azoulay to author this 5 volume compilation of everything beauty

find it on amazon.com

No more panic at the airport.

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Ever had a rough, burly TSA worker confiscate hundreds of dollars worth of your improperly Ziplocked cosmetics with a “shoulda known better” flick of the wrist?

It’s gonna be okay.

Airbrushed Makeup for digital photography and video

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Airbrushed Makeup F.A.Q.

How does airbrushed makeup work?Airbrushed makeup is specially formulated to be sprayed on through an air compressor as a fine mist of color that gently covers the skin. This process allows the makeup to conceal better while allowing your skin to breathe.   Most say that it feels like they don’t have any makeup on their skin at all. The sensation of the makeup actually being applied can be described as a light, cool mist gently blowing onto the face.
How is airbrushed makeup different than traditional makeup?Traditional foundations can look obvious, caked-on or thick and almost always feel like you are wearing makeup.

  • Because airbrushed makeup is misted on, it seamlessly blends during the process creating the illusion of a flawless, smooth face. It leaves a luminous veil of color on the surface of the skin eliminating the mask-like look you sometimes see.
  • Your skin’s natural tones still peek through this special pixilated coverage for the most natural and clean look possible.
  • Spraying microdots of makeup that rest on the surface of the face looks more natural than traditional makeup because it isn’t rubbed into the skin and doesn’t exaggerate the pores.
  • This unique spraying process creates a coverage that looks flawless and is ready for any digital high resolution close up.
What are the benefits of airbrushed makeup?I use 2 different formulas, water resistant (water based) and water proof (depending on your preference.)

  • Simply blotting, (not wiping,) away perspiration, tears or any moisture will leave the makeup in place without a streak.
  • This makeup will not fade or rub off on clothes, lasts well up to 18 hours and yet can be easily washed away with your facial cleanser and water.
  • Once the makeup is sprayed on, it dries instantly to a matte finish that does not require powder or re-applying.
  • Can be used for any skin type including laser resurfaced skin.
  • Concealing small blemishes or other cosmetic challenges can be as easy as spraying small dots of makeup over  them. An initial neutralizing coverage can lighten and neutralize undertones, strong colors and even birth marks.
  • Does not clog sebaceous glands.
  • Silicon free.
  • Contamination free. No brushes or sponges needed for application process; dropper dispensed
  • Matte finish-great for oily skin types.
  • If satin finish is desired, the face can be misted with a specially formulated moisturizer that will not affect the water resistance of the makeup.
Which system do you use?I use the Dinair System. Dinair originated the airbrush makeup system in the early 1980’s and anticipated that everyone would eventually be seen, filmed and photographed in HD. Dinair developed the first high definition, daily wear airbrush makeup and continues to be the gold standard for high definition makeup. They offer a wide variety of mixable foundation shades to enhance any skin tone.
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