BE! Magazine Beauty Spread

October 22, 2010

For the September issue of BE! Magazine I did a beauty story with photographer Joyce O’Neal.

The story came out beautiful and you can check out the web version  here or pick up your copy at news stands.



Breast Cancer PSA with Fran Visco

October 22, 2010

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they are celebrating 25 years of Awareness, Education and Empowerment. I had the pleasure of working with Fran Visco who is the National Breast Cancer Coalition President and who is also a breast cancer survivor. We shot a TV ad last month for her campaign to end breast cancer.

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America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 Episode 2

October 6, 2010

On September 15th an episode of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 aired that I did the makeup for. The episode was about teen bullying and I ended up missing the episode when it aired but later watched it on iTunes. With all the recent teen suicides in the news as of late, this episode of ANTM could not have come at a better time. Teen bullying is a serious issue right now and I am glad that an entertainment show about modeling can help shed light on this issue.

The episode was shot by photographer Deborah Anderson at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood. The shoot was 60’s inspired so for makeup, I created a different eye makeup look for each model. I really had to be creative with each model, because 60’s eye makeup is very distinct with the strong lines and cat like eyes. I used a total of 48 pairs of eyelashes that day and some models had 5 or 6 pairs at a time. Each model had a negative word painted on there body that they were called as a teen like Lanky, Queer or Stupid and they also had a positive word written on them as well like Beautiful, Smart of Free to name just a few.

Hair: Damien Carney

Styling: Anita Patrickson

Check out the video and some stills from the day below!

Sneak peek of my shoot with Gina Gershon

October 6, 2010

Here is a sneak peek of my shoot with actress Gina Gershon last month. The photos were shot by Deborah Anderson and hair by Kristin Ess.

To get Gina’s look, I prepped and primed the skin with Dermalogica Active Moist and Skin Hydrating Booster. I evened out the skin with Kog Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation in shade 113 with a large foundation brush. I then contoured the cheek with Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium and dusted NARS Deep Throat Blush on the apples of the cheek and then highlighted the cheek with Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight powder. The brows were sculpted with a Kevyn Aucoin brow pencil in Brunette. I lined the top and bottom lash line with a Kevyn Aucoin dark brown eye pencil and lightly smoked out the eyes with a MAC Cosmetics eyeshadow in Satellite Dreams. The lashes were curled with a Shu Uemura Lash Curler and I applied two coats of Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Mascara in black to the top lashes. The lips were then lined with Kevyn Aucoin Lip Pencil in Bare and then glossed with Korres Cherry Full Color Gloss in Light Pink.

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