“12 Days of Christmas” Gift #5 TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID Gift Set

December 21, 2014

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

www.saksfifthavenue.com

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Holiday Makeup Ideas by Anthony Merante Part 3

December 20, 2013

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“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

Pevonia Spa Clinica Ads

December 3, 2012

Check out these beautiful Pevonia Spa Clinica ads I did with amazing beauty photographer Dorit Thies

Credits:

Photographer: Dorit Thies
Art Director: Claudia Muehlenweg
Makeup: Anthony Merante
Hair: Andrew Zepeda
Model: Amra

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The BEST Brush Cleaner EVER by The London Brush Company!

December 3, 2012

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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


“Summer Love” Beach inspired makeup looks!

June 6, 2012

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

Face: 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
 
Cheek: Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight highlighting powder and Kevyn Aucoin Blush in Dolline
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder in Brunette
Lips: MAC Lipstick in Lady Danger
 
Body: Juno Body Lipid Serum by Sunday Riley
Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Gloss in Sorbet
 
Eyes: MAC Eyeshadow in Aquadisiac
Lashes: D-Wispies from Nigel Beauty Emporium
Lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner in 18c and MAC Tinted Lipglass in Lychee Luxe

Ethereal Inspired Makeup Video Tutorial

January 2, 2012

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
 

 
 

Benefit Cosmetics YouTube Videos

October 27, 2011

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!

 


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