Tom Ford Private Blend Lipstick

April 26, 2010

Tom Ford has just released the Private Blend Lip Color Collection. The collection consists of 12 classic lip colors from bare nude to fire red and re-imagined in a modern way. The ultra creamy texture glides on the lips for an incredibly smooth application.

Tom ford available at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills or check out for other locations.

Emily Rose Photo Shoot

April 26, 2010

Here are some pictures I wanted to share that I did with actress Emily Rose a few weeks ago. Emily has been on many television shows like Private Practice, ER, Brothers & Sisters and Jericho, just to name a few. Emily was so easy going and fun to work with, she was really up for any ideas we had and the images came out beautiful.

Photography: Riker Brothers

Styling: Marcellas Reynolds

Hair: Jeffrey Jagged

Makeup: Anthony Merante

Stacey Dash on the cover of Smooth Magazine

April 26, 2010

Check out Stacy Dash on the cover of Smooth Magazine shot by Deborah Anderson, hair by Marcia Hamilton and makeup by Anthony Merante. There is also an editorial and story inside the magazine.

Steal of the day! Stila Smokey Eye Palette

April 16, 2010

Stila’s Froday Happy Hour Special is a Smokey Eye Palette in Sapphire shades. Create the perfect smokey eye in shades of blue from light to dark. This palette is great for enhancing blue or brown eyes. It even talks to you and gives you step by step directions. This offer is available from 10am – 2pm PT.

Tom Ford Black Orchid

April 15, 2010

I have never really liked the smell of cologne. That is until I found Black Orchid from Tom Ford. I have been wearing this scent since the day it was launched about 4 years ago or so. It was first sold as a perfume but quickly turned into a very popular unisex fragrance. I was told the other day that Black Orchid was one of Michael Jackson’s favorite fragrance’s. Some people have even described its scent as being similar to that of rotting flowers and or fruit.

Tom Ford Black Orchid with its rich dark accords and alluring potion of black orchids and spice is new and timeless.

Sensuous top notes of Black Truffle and Ylang mingled with fresh Bergamot and   delectable Black Currant.

Dramatic middle notes of dark, tempting Florals and rich Fruit Accords. The heart is deepened with the intoxicating Lotus Wood.

Decadent base notes of Patchouli, Incense and Vetiver. Vanilla Tears add a fluid creaminess to warm Balsam and smooth Sandalwood.

Another one of my favorite scents from Tom Ford is Tabacco Vanille from the Private Collection. I can not even describe how amazing this scent is, it needs to be experienced first hand.

Anthony Merante Beauty FAN PAGE!

April 15, 2010

I finally created a Facebook fan page for all of my readers. If you have not become a fan already. Please click the link below!

Check back soon for videos!


Some Kind-A Gorgeous by Benifit Cosmetics

April 14, 2010

I was just introduced to this amazing product last week called Some Kind-A Gorgeous by Benifit Cosmetics. It is a foundation faker and if you are like a lot of people I know, you hate wearing foundation on a day to day basis. This silky translucent cream to powder foundation faker is oil free and glides onto the skin effortlessly with a makeup sponge included in the compact.  It comes in two gorgeous shades and  is perfect for those “on the go” touch ups! Check out Some Kind-A Gorgeous and other great products from Benefit Cosmetics at

Summer Beauty Tips for Dark Skin

April 14, 2010

Summer is almost here and I have had a few request for makeup tips for dark skin. I love to see fresh healthy skin, so this summer skip foundation and powder and opt for a light tinted moisturizer to even out your complexion instead. Benefit Cosmetics has an amazing product called Some Kind-A Gorgeous and it is a foundation faker. Check out the deep shade for medium to darker skin tones.

Face: Spread a very thin layer of tinted moisturizer all over face and blend into your neck. Make sure you pick a tinted moisturizer that has at least a  SPF 30. Or you can just apply your favorite SPF before you put on your Tinted Moisturizer. My favorite tinted moisturizer is from Stila Cosmetics. Josie Maran Cosmetics Bronzing Argan Oil is perfect for dark skin. It not only moisturizes, but it adds a bronze sheen to the skin. Use this under your tinted moisturizer for added moisture.

Cheek: I prefer cream cheek colors and Make Up For Ever has come out with 14 shades of High Definition Cream Blush. Innuendo and Mistaken Identity are beautiful shades for dark skin.

Eyes: Keep with the cream trend and skip powdered shadows. I love the Indian Wood Paint Pot from MAC Cosmetics. It is a warm bronze shade and perfect for any skin tone. Camargue and Summer Time from NARS Cosmetics is another great option. Try the waterproof liners from Make Up For Ever, they are a two-in-one pencil that is waterproof and last all day without fading. Apply two coats of very black waterproof mascara and you are good to go.

Lips: Keep your lips nice and hydrated by applying Rose Bud Salve before you go to bed. If you have dry chapped lips, try using Benfit Cosmetics LipScription to buff away dead skin and then use a lip balm. Keep the lips nude and try the Lip Enhancing Gloss in Afterglow from Smashbox Cosmetics or try the NEW Lip Stains from Josie Maran Cosmetics.

Body: Baby Oil gel is something I use a lot of, especially on photo shoots. Using this gel based Baby Oil is excellent after a shower when your body is still damp. Just rub a small amount into your wet body and massage. This seals the moisture into your skin.

Have a safe and happy summer and enjoy the sun!

Shu Uemura Gem Glam Summer Collection 2010

April 13, 2010

Shu Uemura has just launched their Summer Collection called Gem Glam. It is a small collection of gem toned sparkle eye shadows, pastel cream eye shadows and bright lip glosses. I really love the water proof cream eye shadows from Shu Uemura and the 3 shades from this collection are perfect for that subtle pop of color. The Ivory shade is great for brightening the eye area or can be used as a base. The gold and white pressed glitter shadows are stunning by them selves or layered on top of your favorite powdered eye shadow. Finish of this look with a pink or coral gloss.

Temptu Temporary Tattoo’s

April 13, 2010

Do you love the look of tattoo’s but afraid of the commitment? Temptu PRO has a incredible line of temporary tattoos’s that I love. These are not just your normal hearts and butterfly tattoo’s. Temptu offers a wide range and hundreds of design themese from Religious, Biker, Sailor and even gang tattoo’s. They apply easily with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and can last up to 5 days with proper care. They can even be hand colored or airbrushed to look even more real.

Check out for Temptu’s Tattoo transfers.

Below is a step by step video from Temptu demonstrating how to apply a pro transfer.

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