December 21, 2014
This gift is perfect for the beginning makeup artist or someone who just loves makeup. The set of 12 Artist Shadows with a step-by-step guide and a full-size of the Artist Liner.
The limited-edition palette has 12 mini Artists Shadows in the same formula that was launched this summer. The formula of the shadows is amazing and blend like a dream. The 12 shades are perfect for creating a Natural, Smokey or Glamour look. This gift retails at Sephora for $59.50 but is on sale for $39.00 at Sephora.com You can also pick this up at the MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique on Robertson Blvd in Los Angeles.
December 12, 2014
Having trouble finding that perfect gift for the beauty addict in your life?
Look no further!
Each day I will post a suggested gift that will brighten any beauty lovers day.
My first gift is the Ethereal Radiance Brush Set from Sigma Beauty, I’ve been using this set for the last month and LOVE it! It’s a great starter set for the beginner or a seasoned makeup artist. Sigma sells brushes individually so you can create your own set and they also sell a really cool glove to clean your brushes.
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 3, 2012
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
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
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!
October 26, 2011
Sticking with the Halloween theme today. I was flipping through some old pics and came across some makeup I did in 2009. Now, Halloween makeup isn’t exactly my thing, but when my grandma asked me to turn her into a witch with makeup, I couldn’t resist. I spent a few days trying to come up with a look that would really transform her with out using prosthetics. I called my grandma the next day and said “Can I paint you green?” I was pretty shocked that she said yes! I asked again just to make sure I wasn’t hearing things. She really said yes! My grandma ended up winning the costume contest that night. This was one of funnest makeups I have done and it was extra special cause it was with my grandma.
To get the look, I prepped and primed the skin with Embryolisse Moistruizer and then applied a layer of Temptu S/B Primer and let that soak in. I then used Temptu S/B High Def Colors in Green all over the face and then contoured the face with MAC Pro Performance HD Airbrush Makeup in Landscape Green. I then applied MAC Glitter in 3D Gold to the eye and filled in the brows with a black eye shadow. The lashes were something I found at CVS and they usually have them every year in the Halloween section. For the lips, I used MAC Lipstick in Russian Red for a totally glam look! The brunette wig was from Troika Wigs.