Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This weekend alone I had 3 Weddings, a Photo shoot, and a Consultation. All were very successful, but boy was I working on Doritos's and Starbucks ;-)!
So any who, I was raving to my girl Felicia over at ThisThatBeauty.com , about some products I fell in love with this week. Wehad been talking about products that we have bought and just sits in our kit. But, its not like they are not good products, its just that heck, how do you get around to using everything with tons of makeup!
Nevertheless, I yapped and yapped about Make Up For Ever's Face and Body Foundation. It had been sitting in my kit for a year or so, and I never really used it, until I happen to crack it open this weekend.
At first, I didn't think it gave me the coverage I needed but, was I really mistaken! I happened to use this product this weekend, and to my shock, it provided all the coverage I needed! And I also found that if I layered it, it would give me more coverage.
Well what do you know, I am a new fan! I fell so in love that that's all I used on just about everyone this weekend. It gave me the most flawless finish ever. Yep, you heard it....
LOOK AT THE SKIN! umm hmmm
Make Up For Ever F&B rawks!
Make Up Forever Face & Body ($38) makeupforever.com
-Kelley D. Woods
Friday, September 26, 2008
3 Beauty Buzz: Skin Recovery
4 Beauty Buzz: theBalm to the Rescue
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Being a Makeup Artist and working in the Industry we can be exposed to so many products. And ,I'm just one that consumes it all! Brand? Name? Color? Description? I gotcha! Product knowledge is something I found very important, especially when I am asked about product recommendations and reviews on particular products. I do get teased by some of my makeup artist friends, for knowing the color the shade, what #, and what line..hahaha..But that's okay.. As my hubby says, to be a successful in the business you HAVE to be a student of the business!
So with that said, I was more than excited to hear that I would be a contributing Beauty Columnist for SecondStyleMagazine! I finished my first review a few days ago for Fall's Must Haves. It's only natural that I am able to talk about my favorite products, new trends, new products, and just about anything Beauty. I was quit honored, and glad to be on board as part of the SCS team.
Second City Style is a high fashion, high energy online magazine for and by stylishly savvy women. Published weekly with daily updates SCS was originally created from hundreds of surveys completed by women just like you, providing invaluable feedback on everything from how to wear the latest accessories to where you can find the hottest trends and so much more.
With current readership expanding globally, Second City Style launched their blog to compliment the magazine and provide readers a resource for up-to-the-hour information.
So, bet tuned to SecondCityStyle.com (Blog) for my weekly updates, reviews, and beauty news!
Friday, September 19, 2008
It's like a great new handbag.. How do you compare you say ? You know how you get a new handbag and you are like so all over it, and blabbing about it, and obsessed over it.. ? Okay, well not that extreme....but she's definitely worth talking about..
Her name is Felecia over at ThisThatBeauty. As she states, she is a Makeup Maven. Beauty Aficionado. and Product Whore. --She is from NJ and is here in DC for the week!
We didn't make our meet and greet run to Sephora, but I did get a chance to speak with her over the phone and we had a great time. We spoke like we had talked everyday since we were 10..LOL.
Felicia has a great spirit, and she is super fab and talented. Please check her out! at thisthatbeauty....
I'll be tuned...
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Makeup artists painted with color this season, dabbing eyes with vivacious, bold-colored, fuscias, blues, and yellows. Think Andy Warhol meets makeup. Whether it was jeweled colored eyes, or just sheer washes of color, it took over the runway.
At Bottega Veneta, Pat McGrath used powerful purple eye shadow that exploded against the sophisticated clothing. At Proenza Schouler, the eyes were rich, intense turquoise blue that paired with a soft pink mouth. Think pop glam but a tad understated.
A lot of candy coated matte and pouty pink lips in cool tones brought attitude and luxury to many designers. However, at Burberry the fee l was very easy. Models showing off totally bare faces, not even lip gloss. At Phillip Lim, there were deep, cherry kissed lips circa 1930s, with strong, drawn-on brows, which screamed boldness and confidence, definitely not for your next job interview.
To sum up the looks for fall, I feel inclined to say it’s daring. Daring to be seen. Daring to be heard, and daring to rule. Definitely not for the faint of heart.
Credits: Bottega Veneta and Proenza Schouler
Style: colorful liquid elegance. Colors: peachy-orange, grey, blue, black. Fabrics: wool, leather, jersey. Accessories: matte crocodile bags, suede totes, pumps. Make-up: strong purple eyes, eyeliner & lashes, nude lips, hair up.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So a few months back I shot with the amazing Tracy Toler in NY on a fabo shoot. I worked with a great team of talent including Ms. Tracy herself, Stylist: Anna Katsanis, Hair Stylist: Andrea Picoolo for Concept Salon, NYC, Mui for Makeup and Model Raelynn for Code Management,NYC.
This was my first time working with Tracy, but we had spent many of days on email talking back and forth. So nevertheless, I was pleased as punch when she informed us that we would getting a 6 page spread in bRILLIANT Magazine!
Good news for us, but better news for Tracy who got 2 Stories featured in the same mag, as well as the Cover! Kudos to Tracy and the team!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Her contacting me after 3 years makes me think of what an impression people have of you. I haven't heard from her in 3 years, but for her to think of me for one of the most important days, her Wedding, was really special. ---