wedding make-up

Even though wedding makeup is usually very simple and neutral, it’s one of the hardest makeup looks to create, since it has to be PERFECT. After all, it is your big day!

Makeup should last all day, through all the crying, hugging, kissing, eating and dancing.  You’ll probably want to get your mascara waterproof, lips to be kiss proof, and your skin makeup to be bombproof.

Your goal is to bring out your best features- not to prove how well you apply your makeup. So keep it simple but pretty. Sometimes less is more.

If you’re going get your makeup done by a professional makeup artist, be sure to tell him/her what you want from your makeup. If you want something bolder, or some specific color, you should be able to get it. It is after all YOUR day, and you’re the one who gets to decide how your makeup looks.

Don’t forget your decollete, if your dress shows it. A little amount of soft shimmer gives the final touch to your look.Remember that some foundations and/or powders look different in pictures, Read more...

Beauty/Glamour Makeup
Beauty/Glamour Make-up

Modern Glamour Makeup has a distinctively cool, fashionable quality that discerns it from the original look of glamour. It still is overt, eye catching and attractive, but far less 'girlie' and far more 'cool'(trade big lashes for smoky eyes and bright lips for nude glossy mouth).

The makeup look has strong eye definition, radiant skin and defined lips. The edgy feel of the style comes from the inclusion of on trend makeup details and an overall great sense of style.

The modern edge of this glamour makeup and it's 'cool' spin has made this look very  popular, particularly celebrities. It is used by a lot of designers on the runways and in their print campaings. A great example of this is a recent Michael Kors ad campaign that has a variety of images, all of which emulate that well-heeled, 'jet set', V.I.P. lifestyle, apparently 'living the dream'.

Other designers who pair this makeup style with their fashion, are Burberry, Donna Karan, Hugo Boss, Louis Vuitton, and many, many more.

This look is well loved by, yes you guessed it, celebrities. Poster girls for this look? Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Demi Moore, Heidi Klum, Kristen Stewart, and Diane Kruger are ones who presently come to mind. The common thread between them all Read more....

Editorial Make-up

For many professional artists, editorial makeup (specific looks for magazines, runway shows, and ads) is our bread and butter. And building the best kit around that is, well, all about editing. To be successful at it, you have to understand not only the design of your products, but how to apply and maintain them. You need to get your materials down to exactly what you need for the job at hand. And once you do, you’ll be ready to succeed on set at a photo shoot, in a fashion tent, or even just doing your own makeup for a standout everyday look.

Over the years, I’ve discovered a few key products that are indispensable for prepping, application, and touch-ups, no matter the gig. Here are a few of my must-haves for creating the ideal editorial makeup kit.

This line keeps your makeup looking perfect—and germ-free. It’s important to not only clean your brushes but also your products, especially when working on multiple clients. I love BeautySoClean’s sanitizing mists, wipes, and brush cleaners on set to provide defense against infections. Having a variety of these items in your kit helps ensure that you, your products, and clients all remain healthy.

Embryolisse’s skin care essentials are great for any client or occasion. These two products in particular really make a difference in creating the perfect look. Lait-Crème Concentréis probably in every artist’s kit because Read more....

Men's Make-up

If you're a guy and wish wear makeup, you're not alone. In fact, many men secretly wear it every day, they just don't broadcast it. In today's society, it doesn't make you less of a man, it may help you cover flaws and enhance your finer features. You don't have to be an actor or movie star to wear makeup. Both meterosexuals and so-called "he men" also enjoy the benefits.

More and more men are discovering what women knew all along; it boosts your self-esteem when you look your best. Some cosmetics companies are cashing in on a whole line of skin care creams and makeup, specifically for men, and they're buying it.

Popularity aside, the trick is to know the look you want and apply it accordingly. We're not suggesting that you wear all of the makeup listed below. Pick and choose the cosmetics that will work best for the look you're trying to achieve and do some experimenting. Remember to buy matte varieties and avoid frosts and glitter, unless you want to look like a girly man.

Wearing foundation helps cover imperfections, flaws and pimples. If you have a beard, it's not recommended because it tends to look inconsistent and leaves unwanted residue on whiskers. If you have facial hair,Read more...