I’m very excited to announce my new makeup workshop, Tips From the Makeup Room or Camera Ready Makeup and Hair. This workshop will be about 2 hours and will cover topics from when and how to use eyeliner to which products really get the job done.
But there’s more, this workshop is going to launch in Naples, Italy! and what could be more appropriate than a workshop about beauty in one of the most beautiful coastal areas anywhere in the world. Within 30 minutes you can be on the famous island of Capri or discovering the archaeological wonders of Pompeii.
For more event information follow the constant contact link. To register click here!
I don’t know about you, but I am making some major adjustments to my skin care regime this summer.
The heat and the humidity have made my dry skin more sensitive. In my search for a different product to soothe my irritated skin I found this lovely oil absorbing lotion from one of my favorite product lines, La Mer. While I don’t suffer from excess oil I thought my readers who do, would appreciate knowing about this product. You can use it under your sunscreen, makeup or any other skin care product. It’s also recommended for adult acne. It could be just the thing to re-balance your skin during these hot and humid summer months. Available on line or at specialty retailers.
Had a great time working with NY Times bestselling author Sandra Brown again.
The shoot was for Hardcover Mysteries, author series. Always gracious and professional, Sandra is a pleasure to work with. She loves makeup and the process of getting “glam” for the camera. Can’t get much better than that!
The first time I met Sandra she covered, Evidence of Love, a true murder mystery, Lizzie Borden style. Sandra’s new book, Smash Cut, will be out July 20, 2010. To read an excerpt click here.
While having an aperitivo at Café Farnese in Rome last night, enjoying the street musicians and the perfect weather, I started a conversation with three Italian women sitting at the table next to me. One of them asked what I was doing in Rome, was I on vacanza or working? I replied, “Both,” having been hired on to work a destination wedding. Of course one thing led to another and they asked what type of work I do. When they discovered that I am a professional makeup artist, the woman in the photo immediately began to ask questions and quickly took out her personal makeup kit and showed me everything she had. Lucky that I’d drunk most of my spritz before she sat down, I spontaneously gave her a mini lesson right then and there. The number one tip was how to cover the dark circles under the eyes, followed by how to properly apply mascara to create fuller, thicker lashes.What you the reader can take from this . . . when in Rome always have your makeup bag with you. You’re likely to find me about 6:00PM sitting in some charming piazza absorbing the atmosphere and enjoying la dolce vita.Back in Dallas you can call or email me for your private lesson on location.
I am often asked if I enjoy working with celebrities. When I relate that question to actress Laura Leighton the answer is definitely yes. Laura is a natural beauty known by most people as Sydney Andrews on Melrose Place. She will appear in flashback scenes in the new season. I felt incredibly lucky to work with Laura Leighton for the Melrose Place media tour in Dallas, last fall. There’s nothing better than having a beautiful face like Laura’s to work with, unless it’s a beautiful face without attitude…that’s Laura, voted by People magazine as one of 50 most beautiful people in the world and still relaxed and confident enough to allow a stranger to show up at her hotel room at 6:00 am for her hair and makeup session.
Laura honored me with her trust in me as a makeup artist and hairstylist, offering only minimal guidance regarding her preferences. To collaborate with a true professional is one of the true joys of my job. Perhaps the question should be asked “do you enjoy working with professionals?” The answer is “ Absolutely, yes!”
If you are naturally a bronzed goddess then perhaps this is not an issue for you. Yet you may want to continue reading just in case you’re considering that extra bronze glow for your wedding day.
Do you get your tan the natural way? or in a tanning booth? Have you opted for more health conscious options like spray on tans and bronzing makeup?
Temporary tanning requires planning. You’ll want it to be fresh for your wedding day. If you are using a tanning booth, PLEASE DO NOT OVERDUE IT. Photographers are using digital cameras now and too much red in your skin will stand out.!
Many brides who are naturally pale feel they should tan because the dress is pale or white. Should this be the case? Maybe, I would suggest you ask a professional, (makeup artist or photographer) opinion before you do it. The color of the dress, even white, can have warm or cool tones, which compliment your skin tone and will not make you look washed out. A tan gone wrong cannot be hidden the day of your wedding.
If you plan to take a beach trip or lay outside to tan, be conscious of tan lines. A good makeup artist can minimize them but the makeup may come off on the dress. Yes, the photos can be retouched in Photoshop but you can’t Photoshop the moment you walk down the aisle in your gorgeous dress, beautiful hair and flawless makeup and tan lines, which spoil the whole effect.)
Finally the color of the face, neck and ALL visible skin should match. If you meet with a makeup artist for a consultation prior to the wedding and you plan to be a different color on the wedding day you need to let them know.
As with all things related to “ the big day” a bit of advance planning will go a long way to a happy ending.
This originally appeared on strictlyweddings.com/blog
Here I am with A list stylist, Mariel Haeen at the Saks Fifth Ave. Fall 2009 Want it! Event.
A long but fun day with Mariel, stylist for Rhianna. I spiced up my look at the end of it with a sequin top by Nanette Lepore. Mariel helped me pick out the earrings from designer Deborah Gaspar. Mariel’s fashion recommendations for 2009 are rocker boots, a strong shoulder jacket, legging, mixed metals and fur. Fashion fun!
I am often asked if I enjoy working with celebrities. Or someone will ask, “who’s the most difficult person you’ve ever worked with?” I guess everyone wants a story but the truth is I’ve been very lucky to have worked with some really lovely people. Laura Leighton who will appear in flashback scenes on the new Melrose Place and Collin Egglesfield were no exception. When I asked for a photo for my portfolio they did not hesitate. No drama there. If you liked Melrose Place before, the new show won’t disappoint.
Locally Tuesdays on CW33.