“12 Days of Christmas” Gift #6 MAKE UP FOR EVER Studio Case

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. Gift6

INNA More Than Friends Music Video Makeup

January 21, 2013


Late last year I had the pleasure of working with a very talented singer from Romania named INNA. We shot a video for her super fun song called More Than Friends! The video was shot on the beaches of Los Angeles and at a beautiful mansion in the hills of Malibu. INNA is naturally beautiful so I chose a fresh clean makeup for the beach scenes. As the party progresses later into the evening I amped up the look with a bright pink gloss and a bronze/gold eye shadow.

To get INNA’s beach ready look I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Flawless Tinted Moisturizer in dark.  I then used the Illumin8 Bronzer in Sun Bronzed to sculpt the cheek. For the lips I applied  a touch of Hydraful Gloss by Anastasia Beverly Hills in shade Sugar Pink. To finish off the look I applied two coats of a lash thickening mascara and then Lash Genius Clear Waterproof Top Coat on top to waterproof the mascara.

To get INNA’s evening look, I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Flawless Tinted Moisturizer in dark, as well as the Illumin8 Bronzer in Sun Bronzed. To amp up the eyes I used Anastasia Beverly HIlls Illumina8 Eye Shadow Duo in At Chateau all over lid and then lined the eyes with ABH Covet Waterproof Eyeliner in Noir for a smokey effect. I then lined the lips with a bright pink lip liner and then applied ABH Hydraful Lipgloss in Sorbet.

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The BEST Brush Cleaner EVER by The London Brush Company!

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

My Grandma, the wicked green witch!

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.

China Anne McClain Makeup look from Calling All The Monsters Video!

October 11, 2011

My girl, China Anne McClain dropped her NEW music video for her smash hit song “Calling All The Monsters”  a few weeks ago and is #3 on the iTunes video charts! I have been getting a ton of request asking me what I used to create China’s look for the video. This video was one of the best videos I have ever worked on, the energy was amazing and even though it was two 12 hour days, you would have never guessed, cause we had that much fun!

China is naturally beautiful and doesn’t require much makeup. So I wanted to do something playful and young. To get China’s Calling All The Monsters makeup, just follow the few easy steps below!

Step #1: Moisturize skin with Dermalogica Active Moist all over face and let it soak into the skin for a few minutes. Apply a shimmering bronzer to the high planes of the face like the cheek bones, bridge of nose, forehead and chin. I used IMAN Sheer Finish Bronzer in Clay. This bronzer adds a beautiful golden luminous glow to the skin.

Step #2: For the Eye liner, I used this awesome NEW 24/7 waterproof liquid liners from Urban Decay in Woodstock (Bright Pink). I applied this very close to the lash line and lined the top eyelid. Let the liner dry for a few minutes and then apply Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Catfight on top of the pink liquid liner for extra sparkle! I then applied two small ruby red rhinestones to the outer corner of the eyes with some DUO Lash Glue. To finish off the eyes, I applied one coat of Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Lifting Mascara in black to the top lashes.

Step #3: I wanted to give the cheeks a subtle rosy glow and I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Creme Duo in St Tropez and applied the berry pink shade to the apples of the cheeks and blended outwards.

Step #4: Since the focus was on the eyes, I went with a toned down lip. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Hydrafull Lipgloss in Flamingo which is a rosy pink.

I hope you enjoy this makeup as much as I enjoyed working on this video. Congratulations to China Anne McClain for another hit song!



Get the look: PRO Edition!

November 21, 2010

This post is for my makeup artist followers! I did a beauty shoot with Giuliano Bekor a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share one of my favorite looks from the shoot. This is more of an extreme look but I think it is very beautiful.

Face: I first prepped and primed the skin with Dermalogica Active Moist and a few drops of the Skin Hydrating Booster. I applied a thin layer of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in shade 4.o all over face with a foundation brush and set with Make Up For Ever HD Powder.

Eyes: I then airbrushed MAC Pro Performance HD Airbrush Makeup in Pure White around the eyes and into the temples. I let this set up and then I applied the black dots one by one with the end of a small pointed makeup brush dipped in Make Up For Ever Aquarelle in black.

Lips: The lips were lined with the Make Up For Ever Aqua Waterproof Lip Liner in 16c Fuschia and then the Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense Lip Stick in #9 Pearly Fuschia.

Photographer Giuliano Bekor’s Blog!

September 29, 2010

Check out the amazing Giuliano Bekor’s new blog. Giuliano and I have been shooting like crazy lately, working on a coffee table book and an exhibitions. We have spent the last 3 days underwater which is not a territory I am familiar with. I decided to put Make Up For Ever’s Aqua makeup colors to the test and see how well they really held up under harsh water conditions. I was very pleased with how well the makeup held up while being under water. We shot a total of 26 models over 3 days and here is a sample of our efforts.


MAC Cosmetics Acrylic Paints

September 27, 2010

MAC Cosmetics has just launched an amazing NEW product range. I got to try these acrylic paints at the Makeup Trade show back in June. These body paint liquids come in 10 different shades and are mixable. They adhere to the skin like no other body painting product I have ever seen. I recently used these on a underwater shoot and after we were done shooting, the makeup was completely the same. The MAC Acrylic Paints are available at the MAC PRO locations only!

Pasadena IMATS June 26th & 27th

May 19, 2010

On June 27th, I have the privilege of speaking at the IMATS show in Pasadena on behalf of Temptu Pro. The class will be in Classroom C from 2:15 to 3:15. I will be demonstrating some high fashion and avant-garde beauty looks all with an airbrush.

The IMATS show will be taking place June 26th and 27th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Buy discounted tickets early at www.imatsshow.com

Temptu Temporary Tattoo’s

April 13, 2010

Do you love the look of tattoo’s but afraid of the commitment? Temptu PRO has a incredible line of temporary tattoos’s that I love. These are not just your normal hearts and butterfly tattoo’s. Temptu offers a wide range and hundreds of design themese from Religious, Biker, Sailor and even gang tattoo’s. They apply easily with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and can last up to 5 days with proper care. They can even be hand colored or airbrushed to look even more real.

Check out www.temptupro.com for Temptu’s Tattoo transfers.

Below is a step by step video from Temptu demonstrating how to apply a pro transfer.

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