Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Seems there is a trend for me to want to talk about! I am seeing a pattern within all of the makeup brands new collecions and what it is are neon and bold colors.
Take Makeup Forever's Aqua Eyes
YSL Creme de blush
MAC's Neon Orange Lipstick
So I say, give it a try. You only have to apply a bold or neon color in one single area, so try your cheeks or lips, or eyes... never more than one area :)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Yesterday I had the privilege to visit Bobbi Brown's studio in Montclair, New Jersey. A good friend of mine, Liz Murray, is being featured in Bobbi's new book coming out in September titled "Pretty Powerful".
I have worked for many awesome companies, and have experienced different the dynamics of people working together, but honestly this studio is very special, and genuine. Bobbi herself walks around, and it is obvious how everyone there respects her immensely, and works together under a stress free and creative environment like a family.
Ms. Brown herself is a down to earth woman, to the fullest, and I can tell you that she really, really likes people. That is what makes her an amazing makeup artist, person, and inspiration.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Here’s a sneak peek shot with yours truly, behind the scenes of Modacycle's newest feature editorial by Aeric Meredith-Goujon Featuring Venexiana Fall 2011 on www.modacycle.com
Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Period rooms at the Met are by far one of my favorite places to be. It is what I will build my future house style off of. Think I am lying? Beauty is in all forms, inspiration is everywhere...the colors, style and textures of this architecture just blows my mind. Please enjoy these images...and visualize on what kind of house you would like to live in :)
Friday, June 17, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
As a professional makeup artist, it is my number 1 priority that my makeup kit stays sanitary, organized, and constantly maintained. Dragging this thing around always ends up with eyeshadow's breaking, blushes breaking, foundation caps falling off, etc.
After a really intense couple of weeks workin, my kit had taken its toll. Now every makeup artist has their own way of organizing their kit... this way is just mine.
You may recall an article I did about Spring cleaning for your personal makeup kit (http://fashionindie.com/spring-cleaning-samantha-lennons-tips-for-cleaning-out-your-makeup-drawer/) this is just the version for your professional makeup kit
This is my kit, after taken its toll. Not that bad really, just my expectations for everything are high :)
Some of my pigment eyeshadows spill open from time to time, and even though I have everything in Zip Lock bags, it gets a little bit messy.
Now heres a little tip. I go to the 99 cents store to buy baby wipes. Instead of using expensive makeup remover wipes, I get like 80 of them for about $1.
I literally wipe down everything in my kit. Every single item...
All my little pigments cleaned off!
All repackaged with a new zip lock bag :)
I got myself a new organizer, lets see if it works...
Wipe it down
Then I change out all existing zip lock bags to new ones
Just like new :)