I have been obsessed with this scent ever since its launch in 2006. The scent was an instant hit and is very popular as a unisex fragrance. This scent is very distinctive and has spicy floral and woodsy notes with vanilla, amber and vetiver. I saw this at Saks Fifth Avenue the other day and retails for $112.00
“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
I have used every brush cleaner known to man. Most of which contain harsh chemicals in them that destroy the natural hair of the brushes so I usually just end up using regular shampoo. That is until I tried The London Brush Company’s Pure Goat Milk Solid Brush Cleaner a few months ago. I picked up a 1oz container at Nigel Beauty Emporium and was blown away by how clean and soft my brushes were. I am now on my 3rd container. This stuff is that good!
The creator of this wonderful product is accomplished makeup artist Sian Richards of The London Brush Company. These brushes are a staple in my makeup kit and are hand crafted in Great Britain. Sian has 22 years of experience as a movie makeup artist and you can check out her latest work in the new movie Cloud Atlas starring Halle Berry.
This brush cleaner is a MUST for any professional makeup artist or makeup aficionado. Pick yours up at www.londonbrushcompany.com
Who doesn’t love a little Summer Love? Check out these stunning beauty looks that are perfect for Summer beach party or a hot date. Photographer Giuliano Bekor dreamt up this fun quirky shoot that I so fondly have renamed “Psycho Beach Party”…
We were inspired by all the bright accessories coming out for Spring Summer 2012 and coordinated each look with an equally bright makeup look. Below each image is a list of the product used!Photos: Giuliano Bekor Makeup: Anthony Merante Hair: Damien Carney Set Design: Eddie Inda JOSIE MARAN Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 Foundation: MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation in shade 118 Cheek: Giorgio Armani Blending Blush Duo in #02 Mascara: Sunday Riley, The Influencer Extra Volume Glossy Mascara Brows: Brow Wiz by Anastasia Beverly Hills in Medium Ash Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow in All About Eve Lips: Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss lip color in Crush
This Ethereal makeup was inspired by a trend that I saw a lot on the Fall/Winter 2011 Runways. Many of the shows had out of this world makeup, the models looked radiant and FLAWLESS! Flawless was my goal with this video, to give an almost angelic look to the skin. I achieved these results by using many of my favorite products that are super shimmery. Check out the gorgeous results below!Products Used in this video: Dermalogica Active Moist MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation in 117 & 118. MAKE UP FOR EVER Microfinish Powder Benefit Cosmetics Boing Concealer in shade #2 Benefit Cosmetics Cream Eye Shadow in R.S.V.P. MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Coquette Chanel Eye Lash Curler Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Lifting Mascara Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde NARS Blush in Angelika MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft & Gentle Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydraful Gloss in Sugar Pink MAC Cosmetics Pigment in Vanilla
I was checking out the Benefit Cosmetics YouTube channel the other day and found a few videos for the products that I did the makeup on the ads for. The products were B.Right Skin Care, Cha Cha Tint and Some Kind of Gorgeous! 3 products that I love and use quite often. All the ads were shot by photographerBonnie Holland and hair by Lucie Doughty!
I thought I would share a little secret of mine. Her name is Tussanee and she is the one responsible for making my skin look and feel 17 again. Tussanee at Integrity Skin is by far the BEST facialist I have EVER been to. I’ve tried them all, Face Place, Sonia Dakar, you name it. They have all been great, but Tussanee is the only person I will trust my skin too. Her facials are so good, I almost don’t even need any retouching! LOL
If you are looking for an excuse to spoil your self. Make an appointment ASAP and tell her I sent you, you will not be disappointed. As well as facials, Tussanee at Integrity Skin also does the most beautiful eye lash extensions and spray tan’s. Integrity Skin is conveniently located in Pasadena.
I just uploaded another video to my YouTube account. This video is all about The Classic Red Lip. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/anthonymerantebeauty
The products used in this tutorial:Anastasia Ullumin8 Bronzer in Sun Kissed Make Up For Ever Shine on Powder in #2 Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream MAC Paint Pot in Painterly Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara Chanel Eye Lash Curler MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry Urban Decay Super Saturated Lip Color Anastasia Brow Powder in Brunette Anastasia Clear Brow gel
I just uploaded my VERY first “How To” video on my YouTube Channel. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/anthonymerantebeauty
I hope you enjoy the video on how to achieve a perfect flawless complexion with using a few products that most of you will already own.
The products used in this tutorial.
Dermalogica Active Moist
Murad Soothing Skin & Lip Balm
Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 118 & 117
Make Up For Ever Foundation Brush 35N
Cle De Peau Concealer in Ivory
Anastasia Highlighting Creme Duo in Aspen
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder