October 2, 2014
I have a new beauty shoot running exclusively on http://www.fashiongnerogue.com These images were shot by Trever Hoehne, Modeled by Cailin Russo, Styled by Simona Sabo, Hair by Kristin Heitkotter and Makeup by Anthony Merante.
To get the many looks I created on Cailin I used cream eye shadows from MAC Cosmetics and a copper shade from Laura Mercier. I applied all over lid with my finger and blended into the crease with soft eye shadow brush. I then brushed the brows into place. For the nude lips, I used Dose Of Colors Lipstick in the PERFECT nude called POISE. For the darker looks, I applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof cream color in JET all over lid and blended into crease. I then took a black eye shadow to set the color and then placed a small amount of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream to the ball of the eye for a glossy look.
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December 20, 2013
“ALL THAT GLITTERS” was the theme for this holiday party makeup & hair look! I was inspired by the glittery backdrop I created using two huge containers of silver glitter and some foam core board. I wanted the skin to be gorgeous and sparkle, I achieved this look by using MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation and some reflects glitter from MAC Cosmetics. I wanted to use one of my flea market finds and adorned the sculpted bun with a pink vintage brooch. To get this sculpted, sparkling look, follow the easy steps below.
MAKEUP: I prepped and primed the skin using Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer. I like to use this particular moisturizer cause it is oil free and light weight and doesn’t compromise my makeup and helps it last all day and into the night. With a large flat foundation brush from MAKE UP FOR EVER (35N) I applied MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation in shade 117 starting from the center of the face and blending outward. I then buffed the foundation further with a wet makeup sponge. If you have a Beauty Blender or something like it, that would work great as well. I let the foundation sit on the skin and set on its own before applying any face powder and started on the eye makeup.
EYES: To get these glittery eyes, I applied MAC Cosmetics Paint Pot in Soft Ochre all over lid with a large fluffy eye shadow brush and let it set. I then dabbed Too Faced Glitter Glue all over the lid with my finger to adhere the glitter. I applied MAC Cosmetics Glitter in Reflects Pearl all over the eye and to the brow bone with my finger to prevent minimal fall out. Since I didn’t use any eye liner for this look, I wanted to add some drama to the lash, so I added a full strip of Wispies lashes from Ardell and after the glue set, I applied two full coats of of L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black to the top lashes and then applied Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in black to the bottom lashes. I filled in any sparse areas and elongated Rebecca’s brow using Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette and then brushed into place with Anastasia Brow Gel in clear. If you have problems finding the glitter from MAC, you can also find very similar items from Urban Decay, MAKE UP FOR EVER or Sephora Brand. Reflects pearl from MAC might be a pro product.
LIPS: For the lips, I wanted to go for a fun and easy playful pink glossy lip and applied Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydraful Lipgloss in Sugar Pink for a sexy pout. The Hydraful Gloss from Anastasia is by far my favorite gloss, the silicone applicator is ideal for smoothing this gloss across the lips effortlessly.
CHEEKS: To finish off the look I set the foundation with a translucent face powder from MAKE UP FOR EVER. The powder I used is no longer made, but any translucent powder will do. I then dusted the apple of the cheeks and into the contours with NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm. I then applied MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle to the cheek bones, chin and nose for a healthy radiant glow. To boost the sparkle factor, I applied the same glitter that I applied to the eye with a blush brush on the cheek bones and temples for added drama.
Photography: Ron Derhacopian
Makeup: Anthony Merante
December 11, 2013
With all the holiday parties this month, I thought I would try something a little different with the blog and post a few Holiday Makeup looks. I had a lot of fun creating the makeup looks and my festive glittery back drops. I did 3 holiday party makeups and one New Years inspired look. Check back soon as I will updating with more looks.
MAKEUP: Rebecca has amazing skin, I prepped and primed the skin using Dermalogica Active Moist Moisturizer. I like to use this particular moisturizer cause it is oil free and light weight and doesn’t compromise my makeup and helps it last all day and into the night. With a large flat foundation brush from MAKE UP FOR EVER (35N) I applied MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation in shade 117 starting from the center of the face and blending outward. I then buffed the foundation further with a wet makeup sponge. If you have a Beauty Blender or something like it, that would work great as well. I let the foundation sit on the skin and set on its own before applying any face powder and started on the eye makeup.
EYES: I wanted the eyes to have a little drama but have a light feel to them. I achieved this by applying MAKE UP FOR EVER Star powder in Iridescent Beige all over lid up to the brow bone. These loose eyes shadows are a bit messy, but if you apply using a damp fluffy eye shadow brush, you can minimize any fall out. I then applied two coats ofL’Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black to the top lashes and then applied Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in black to the bottom lashes. Rebecca has really great brows that are always groomed. I filled in any sparse areas and elongated the brow using Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette and then brushed into place with Anastasia B row Gel in clear.
LIPS: The lips are where I played with a different texture than my normal gloss. I applied a deep reddish burgundy lipstick from MAC Cosmetics called DIVA with a lip brush. I didn’t use any lip liner for the look since this lipstick has such a strong color pay off. I blotted the lips with a tissue and applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Star Powder in Iridescent Red to the lips for a velvety finish.
CHEEKS: To finish off the look I set the foundation with a translucent face powder from MAKE UP FOR EVER. The powder I used is no longer made, but any translucent powder will do. I then dusted the apple of the cheeks very lightly with Kevyn Aucoin blush in Myracle and applied Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Powder to the cheek bones, chin and nose for a healthy radiant glow.
HAIR: To get Andrew’s gorgeous hair look follow these easy steps. Blow dry hair, by first spraying roots with a volumizing spray. When hair is completely dry spray with a texture spray and dry for added texture and body. Backcomb the crown starting about 2 inches from the hairline. Loosely gather hair and secure with a few bobby pins. Finish this look with 2 or 3 of your favorite headbands and a spritzing of strong hold hairspray.
Photography: Ron Derhacopian
Makeup: Anthony Merante
July 6, 2012
I am loving this NEW Editorial in Prestige Hong Kong Magazine. Shot in a garage that used to house vintage cars, it created the perfect backdrop for our fashion story. Check out these amazing fashions by Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Blumarine, Lanvin, Burberry. Roberto Cavalli, Moschino and Versace.
Photography by: Giuliano Bekor
Styling: Paris Libby
Hair: Damien Carney
Makeup: Anthony Merante using Anastasia Beverly Hills Cosmetics
Props: Eddie Inda
September 1, 2011
Who doesn’t love a shopping spree at Target? Check out this cute cover of the August Issue of Target magazine. Shot by Bonnie Holland and hair and makeup by me!
September 1, 2011
One of my faithful followers has requested I do a post on shampoo. Now, I am not a hair stylist, but since I have been growing my hair out and I work often with Paul Mitchell. I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite shampoos. First one is Tea Tree Shampoo from Paul Mitchell. I use this shampoo & conditioner daily and I just love the smell of it. The Tea Tree, Lavender and Peppermint Oil leave my hair and scalp feeling refreshed. This shampoo washes away impurities and leaves you with fresh clean hair and is safe for all hair types. For best results, finish with the Tea Tree Special Conditioner.
My other favorite line from Paul Mitchell is the Awapuhi Wild Ginger. This luxury shampoo and conditioner are 100% sulfate free and gently hydrates and protects your color. This shampoo is packed with Keratin proteins which rebuilds and repairs dry damaged hair. The scent of this shampoo is amazing and it lathers up like no other shampoo I have used before. Again, for best results follow with the Keratin Cream Rinse.