Thursday, May 12, 2011
I love super black, thick, and long lashes but sometimes I don't have the time in the morning to do several coats....that's why I LOVE "Smokey Lash" by Make Up For Ever.
This mascara is very black and covers really well. Also, keeps my eyelashes curly and doesn't weight them down ( I have straight lashes)
The brush is very easy to use and separates the lashes pretty well.
I use the waterproof formula because I have oily skin and I need the long lasting hold that this mascara offers without flaking. I've tried many waterproof mascaras and most of them gave up at the end of the day and literary melted into my eye (painful!) which was a huge problem while I was driving home after a long day of work. With Smokey Lash I haven't had this problem at all and I've been using it for a few months now.
The only negative is that it dries a little bit fast so I don't use it on my makeup kit because by the time I put a little bit of product in my pallet and apply it with a disposable wand or fan brush I can already see that it's drying and it doesn't go as smooth as I would like.
It's very black, long lasting, and it doesn't dry as fast which gives me time to apply it with a brush fan (my favorite) and it goes on smooth but not runny.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I'm so grateful to be part of such an amazing team and talented group of people. I love working with them, they are family.
You need to see the complete lookbook, click here. I LOVE all the outfits.
This time I paid close attention to the products I used to create the look to be able to share them with all of you.
I had so much fun creating this look inspired by my favorite movie of all times: The Notebook.
It was very important to keep the makeup soft and romantic but I still added sass by focusing on the eyebrows and lips.
Bellow you can see the products that I use in the order that I applied them.
I used 3 different colors of foundation to create natural contours and highlights on her face. the main color is #20 by MUFE (make up for ever- available at sephora) so for the highlight I used 2 shades lighter and for the contour 2 shades darker than #20.
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fabulush cream base my MAC as the base but kept adding a reddish lip color (#20 by MUFE) or a raspberry color (#34 by MUFE) depending on the look that I wanted to achieve.
To add more pop to the eyes I used a full strip of lashes longer on the outer corner to give her the flirty sassy look without making it obvious, these little details make the whole look :)
Producers: Josh and Mai
Creative Director & Photographer: Stephanie Williams
Production and Photography Assistant: Issac
Wardrobe Styling: Tiffany and Mai
Hair and Makeup Artistry: KC Witkamp
we really worked hard to make these amazing images. Our schedule was very tight so we had to change the looks on our way to the different locations in the minivan. Thank goodness that the van had an actual outlet where i could plug the curling iron!
Monday, May 2, 2011
OMG!!! I can't stop smiling
i am so GRATEFUL for the incredible opportunity and honored to have been part of this project.
Thank you to Martin Kurnet (photographer) for always keeping me in mind; to Quela Rene (Wardrobe Styist) for the inspiration and for getting such amazing pieces; Muriel MAstery from Point de Vue Salon for the incredible hair; Laine Jennings (model) for the energy, movement, and great attitude that you brought into the shoot.
This was the first magazine that I ever worked with about two years ago.
I had GORGEOUS canvases to work with: Danica O'connell and Jade Corinne (no ties). They are both so sweet and fun to work with.
Chesley Tollentino and Lucy did an amazing job with wardrobe and creative direction.
Alice was the photographer for the magazine but these pictures are the behind the scenes and sneak peek courtesy of Chesley, she is SO talented!
-After prepping the skin and moisturizer I used a light layer of Laura Mercier's primer followed by my favorite foundation Face and Body --Make Up For Ever (I used a couple of colors to do the highlights and contour as natural as possible)
-I then applied HD bush #6- I still don't know how I feel about this product because sometimes its very dry but I decided to give it a try and I used my fingers to blend.
-I used a shimmery highlighter by too face: Snow Bunny- go very light on it because its very shimmery.
to finish I lightly set the makeup with a translucent powder from Laura Mercier. mostly on the "T" zone because i wanted to keep the dewy finish.
-I love love prepping the eyes with a cream eyeshadow first. This time I used bare canvas by MAC
-as a base I used Naked pigment by MAC and for the contour I used 164 by MUFE. I only wanted some definition on the eye instead of intense color.
- I finished with Voluminous mascara in black.
-I lined the lips with "light" a nude lip liner from Smashbox.
please don't hate me but I didn't have an orange lipstick so I made my own :) I combined a red orange lipstick with a yellow cream from Ben Nye.
Everybody loved the color but I don't think anybody noticed that I didn't have an actual orange lipstick, ha