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Tutorial: Quick & Easy Holiday Look.

Our beauty editors Gwen & Monique at Us Weekly shared some of their favorite new products and I created this quick & easy holiday look for you. Beauty Editor pics will be in bold font.

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Tutorial: Inspired by Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez looked absolutely stunning on the red carpet & during her performance with Marc Anthony at the Latin Grammy’s. We decided to use her makeup look as our inspiration for Facebook Live.

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Tutorial: Make-Up Inspired by Katy Perry.

Tutorial: Make-Up Inspired by Katy Perry.

Inspired by a photograph of Katy Perry and also keeping in line with the weeks pre recorded segments, I created a simple look using easy to mimic techniques for the Facebook live audience.

 

 

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Tutorial: Makeup for The Met Gala.

Inspiration comes in many forms. Working daily with Christina, I’m often inspired by her wardrobe. For The Met Gala, that was no exception. Christina opted for a gorgeous dress from Laundry By Shelli Segal to accompany the ‘Manus X Machina-Fashion In The Age Of Technology’ theme.

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Tutorial: Makeup Inspired by Natasha Bedingfield

Tutorial: Makeup Inspired by Natasha Bedingfield

I recreated Natasha Bedingfield’s 3rd Annual Imagine Ball makeup on US Weekly’s Red Carpet Daily hostess, Jackie Mirrane, which was recorded for US Weekly’s Facebook live. Details, description and more below!

 

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KAHRI Spring 2014 Collection NY Fashion Week Show

KAHRI Spring 2014 Collection NY Fashion Week Show

Years ago when I first started in the world of makeup artistry, before my 2 year cupcake loving hiatus, I worked with a young up and coming designer name Kahri.  Her rocker inspired designs opened me up to a world of color, rocker style and lots of smokey eyes.  She has an amazing eye for style, and always comes up with the perfect look for each season.

As luck would have it, I got invited to work an unnamed fashion show on September 8th. You can imagine my excitement when I found out it was a Kahri show!   I worked with a fantastic team of makeup and hair artists to create the perfect Kahri look, which consisted of a heavy black winged eyeliner and a nude lip. The hair was a braided mohawk with braids going down each side of the head. Perfectly Kahri.

 

As always an inspiring and wonderful time.

 

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend 2013

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend 2013

As an artist of sorts I love to team up with other artists, so when I had the opportunity to collaborate with designers for Williamsburg Fashion Weekend I couldn’t say no.

What is Williamsburg Fashion Weekend? (Taken from WilliamsburgFashionWeekend.com) ‘Williamsburg Fashion Weekend provides a unique platform of expression for emerging designers who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of design, presentation and production.’

On Friday 13th I was asked to work with self taught designer Mark Tauriello. Mark’s creations for this season are based off the book series ‘Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’.  A dark feel, black and white designs with only red and blue popping up here and there.  His artistic idea for makeup was to create a corpse feel, dark smoked out eyes, pale white face and deep burgundy or black colored lips. Hair he wanted a center part with white powder in said part. I teamed up with model/makeup artist Allison Goldfire to make his dream reality.

Saturday 14th I teamed up with IQ Test by Melissa Lockwood, who creates fashion from scraps that would be filling our landfills. The wonderful makeup team and I created a simple look of a neutral eye with a black cat eyeliner with the hair in a high pony tail.

I had a great time both days, getting to see so much talent and creation is really inspiring. I can’t even go on about all the other designers and there makeup concepts. Uta Bekaia, Shute Organic, Geary Marcello and everyone else I creep peaked on all completely amazing. Check out a Gothamist posting here to see what you missed.

 

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, we will meet again. Thank you for the inspiration.

 

The power of Make-Up & customer service.

I recently just quit my job and started freelancing, and by recently I mean my last day at my job was Friday May 11th.

Today I was at Sephora 5th Avenue in NYC working for Hourglass Cosmetics when 2 ladies found me and asked for help with a Stila foundation. I happily took them over and found a foundation color that best matched her skin. She was an older lady she was with her grand daughter if I’m not mistaken. They asked about primers and I told them the primers I love in the store and I asked my basic retail getting to know you question “How’s your skin? Dry, oily, combination?” she replied saying she was very dry due to the fact that she was undergoing chemo. I stopped for a second pulled myself back together instantly and said well that changes everything! I want to show you a product that would be beneficial for your skin.

After showing her the primer we started talking lips she was so appreciative that I helped her with this product that could possibly help her skin based on what she was going through she kept thanking me. She decided not to get lips because she wasn’t quite feeling it for her own reasons. But when she spoke about why she wasn’t getting lips I could have sworn I saw tears well up in her eyes and as they did she continued to thank me one more time. I gave her my card and told her if she needs anything from me please give me a call I would be more than happy to help her out. When I left we gave each other a big hugs and she gave me a thank you so much.

I couldn’t stop thinking about her all day.

Sometimes working in customer service is tough and it takes a lot out of you. But if one person I touch a day is grateful for my help and feels like I’ve made an impact then maybe it’s not so bad after all.

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