Wednesday, June 24, 2009

DC Makeup Artist | Back in Action! Latest Beauty Shoot..

I have been away for a while and have neglected my blog, but I'm back and with good reason. I have been trying to get back into shooting, as well as my beauty work. I haven't done a beauty/editorial shoot in so long I had to get back into my love.

Plus, I had to try out some of my new products. Which is why I can't wait to rave about the products I used on one of my past shoot.

This is a beautiful model I shot a few weeks ago who had amazing skin, and hte most adorable freckles. I didn't want to hide them so I will take you through the steps on how I got the sheerest coverage possible.

First,I have to tell you how much in love I am with OCC Lip Tars. (used on lips). Amazing pigment, and coverage I only had to use a little! The OCC lip tar used on her was Melange. A gorgeous darker/ nude peach.
For her skin I used my beloved Makeup Forever HD Foundation, and barely had to use any, because her skin was so gorgeous. On top, I set with HD Powder. I love HD.
On her cheeks I used Rock and Republic blush in Spank, a beautiful pinky/ peach matte blush. Can I say I am in love with it.
Brows were groomed, filled, and set with Brow Gel. Eyes were kept bare with a few side lashes, and Givenchy Mascara.


Watcha think of the look ? Please, send your feedback and comments or questions! Thanks

Til next time.
Image: Josh Marks

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's All About The Nails!

I have to admit, I have been a little bitter with the summer and this rain! ..I mean I'm spending more time in rain boots, than my 'oh so lovely' sandals.
Can we get a break so we can atleast break out the toes and fresh mani's for the pool?
I'm not deterred though, I am still on appointments for my pedicures. I am a sucker for a great polish, and the summer always brings the prettiest. From pastels, to brights, to neutrals, there are colors for everyone..
Check out some of my favorite polishes, at Second City Style!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Glow like Kim Kardashian! -Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics

I totally remember when I first got into makeup, and because I didn't have that many foundations, and had to make do with what I had.. Making do was mixing 2 or 3 foundations to get the correct matching, or mixing lipstick shades to get that marvelous red that I wanted.
That changed over time, even though I still mix, because I now have more of a supply. Okay a huge supply, but that's a different story.
Needless to say I was thrilled when I heard about Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics. It took me back to the years, when all I did was custom blend. Giella has everything though. I was quit amazed. Located at Henri Bendal in NY this dream of a line, can custom blend you anything from foundation, to your discontinued lipstick, to nail polish. Yes, nail polish.

You can also see one of my favorites, b-dazzle eyeshadows used here on Kim Kardashian, by Mario Dedivanovic (Giella B-Dazzle eyeshadow used in the inner corners of eye)
Love it!... I would go beyond and say you can perfectly highlight cheekbones, bride of nose and temples. So heavenly.

Another fav is her Matte Powder. This transluscent powder does the trick. It mattifies and gives the skin a nice smooth finish. A little goes a long way!

Find more of her amazing products at

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I'm Wanting... Nars Bridal Palette | Makeup Artist

Okay, I have to say..I have missed the past Bridal Palettes, but every time a new one comes out I am inclined to buy.. Why you say? I love that Nars creates palettes especially for Brides. Meaning it will include some of the most flattering, universal color for Brides.
I love that this palette comes with the ever so popular NARS Orgasm Blush. That is one of my staple blushes for Brides.
This versatile palatte has it all. Some of the most beautiful shadows ranging from beige to dark violet (can you see that violet in the crease! oh boy)... Three gorgeous pink lip colors, face highlighter, and our beloved Nars Orgasm blush.
I want to say this is a great palette for everyday as well. You can go neutral or go glam all in one palette..
I must go out and pick this up.. and you can too at NARS Bridal Palette $65

Dr. Ro's Sugar Shea Collection!

I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Ro several times, and most recently on the View, but I also got to use some of her Products from her signature line - Dr. Ro Bath & Body Therapy Collection, and can I say amazing!

Her Sugar Shea Collection smells like butter cake, and is so rich. The 'so good for you' ingredients and scent smell good enough to eat! But, please don't!

The sugar smoothie créme contains apricot kernel and grape seed oils and mango and shea nut butter. Indulge in the deliciously sweet aroma of vanilla, grapefruit and orange, and sugar cane extract. Can you say yum! Well I did..

Try some of her many products at I'm telling you they are amazing.