Photographer: Jean-Claude, Model: Sarah, and Makeup & Hair: Jeannie (me)
got together and did a photoshoot – these photos are just before/after photos taken by me, the photos taken by Jean-Claude will be posted as soon as I get them. Jean-Claude and I have been talking about getting together to shoot for awhile and we finally had the chance! Sarah drove almost 2 hours to get to us, but Jean-Claude is THAT good – so it’s worth it. =) We shot different looks in his home studio and was ready to head towards the beach for some outside shots, but the weather took a turn and we had to cancel that part. =( Here’s just a teaser of the different looks that we shot…
Look #1 – Makeup: Soft & Natural to bring out all features
Hair: Naturally straight
Look #2 – Makeup: Slightly darker eye, darker lip – up a notch
Hair: Naturally straight w/a lil bit of product to smoothen it out
Look #3 – Makeup: teal eyeliner to bring out her eyes, lighter lip, peach blush
Hair – Soft curls
Last night I got to be a part of a Bollywood meets Hollywood fundraising event. It was a night of fun and craziness – too bad I couldn’t stay for the whole thing. The bf’s parents are in town and we had a birthday dinner for his dad last night – so I had to jet out of the event as soon as I finished. Worked on 6 girls in 3 hours – not bad considering the details!
❤ my job.
Photos by me & Nelson Shen
I wanted to do something bold with my makeup for my birthday this year… celebrating my last year in my 20’s… ahhh – I can’t believe it! At least I still have enough guts to paint my face like this and go in public.. =)
Lips: mixed OCC lip tars – Anime, Feathered, & Rx together to create this beautiful purple
Lip tars are the BOMB – I LOVE them! They stay on and look so smooth on and you can play around with the colors. I have about 8 of them, mostly in the primary colors, but with those – I can create all different shades. You can purchase them here for $12.50 each. The tubs are .27 fl oz, but will last forever.
Gold/bronze is always “in” when summer time rolls around.. everyone wants that beach goddess look. With the the lighting in my room being dim, sometimes I put on more makeup that I intend. This was one of those moments. =P I liked how it turned out nonetheless and I have no shame walking the streets of LA with lots of color on. Live it! =)
I mixed 3 OCC lip tars to create this pink color – a hot pink “Anime”, white “Feathered”, and beige “Petty Beige.” I love focusing on one part of my face and making that the WOW factor. Although this isn’t so much a WOW, but the lips do stand out from the rest of my face. For some reason, I really love the nude eye look – just curled lashes and mascara and I find myself coming to it often.
At the LA Makeup Show – I was most excited to pick up some lip tars by OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) – loooove the name! I’ve had my eyes set on these for awhile, but decided to wait until the show to pick some up so I could see them live and play with the colors before I buy. I ended up getting 7 colors (they retail for $12.50 each, but was discounted for $10 at the show). I’ll be doing a review on these later, but for today, I decided to try on “anime” – the perfect hot pink for an evening out. Although it’s not a color I’d wear daily, it is a perfect color for days you want to feel fierce! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!
1. Pur Minerals pressed foundation in “golden medium” all over face
2. fill in brows with Sephora duo “N 05” (dark brown)
3. all over lid – Ten beauty in “suede”
4. line eyes with Hip cream eyeliner in “black,” go over with NYX “black” powder
5. curl lashes and add mascara – maybelline colossal volum express mascara in “glam black”
5. add blush – NYX rouge cream blush in “natural” to the apple of cheeks
6. OCC lip tars in “anime” on lips with a lip brush
Been trying to use the SK blusher brush with different foundations to see if it’s the foundation or really the application that is making the difference – and so far it’s been the application. Trying to wear “more” makeup lately so I can post FOTD pics since most days I don’t wear much makeup. I went to visit my friend, Vivi in Newport Beach because she just had a baby girl. Didn’t take any photos because her twin sister, Annie of AnnieCatPhotography, took some so I’ll just have to wait until I get some from her. Even though it took the bf and I almost 3 hours from LA to Newport during Friday’s traffic & rain — it was SO worth it to see my favorite twinstars and a precious newborn. Super duper congratulations to Vivi & Ian and I can’t wait to see Brigitte grow into a beautiful little girl. =)
face: Max Factor Pan Stik in medium beige applied w/Sonia Kashuk blusher brush, powder: Chacott for Professionals in translucent, eyes: fake lashes from Japan, K-Palette eyeliner in black, cheeks: CS palette, lips: Jordana in Lavender Lace
dress: PureFaith, belt: F21, tights: Harajuku, boots: Universe, sweater: H&M, scarf: Hanjiro, bag: Tokyo
By Kimberly A. Daly
Get a little golden
The how-tos: You know a wash of shimmery shadow on your top lids is pretty, period. But now makeup pros are sweeping the same shade beneath for eyes that look all glowy, all the time. Use your finger for the sheerest application.
The how-tos: Try it for a night out (and bring the sexy attitude to match). Starting at your eye’s inner corner, apply pink or purple shadow and swoosh it up and over top lid. Next, swipe shimmery gray or silver below your eye, extend to outer corner and blend up into the crease. Smudge with a Q-tip. For lush lashes: Do black liner on top lids, two coats of mascara and four faux lashes above your iris.
Rock some serious eyeshadow
Mix brights and metallics for evening excitement.
The how-tos: File nails down to just beyond your fingertips. It’s the now length and it also prevents nail-caught-in-keyboard trauma. Move the file in one direction (no sawing!) for snag-free tips. Start with a base coat, then apply color like a pro: a stroke down the middle, and one on each side. Finish with topcoat to smooth away smudges. You’ll get a good week out of this mani; glimmery polishes last longer than matte ones.
1. Berry lips
The new season grown-up tailoring requires ladylike makeup to match. Autumn ’08 sees the lipstain take over from full-on colour and liner.
- Keep your base almost bare-looking, with a small amount of peachy blusher on the apples of your cheeks for warmth.
- Use a taupe powder with a slight sheen for the eyelids.
- Tap a berry stain onto the lips with your fingers, not a brush. Keep the colour slightly darker in the centre of your lips.
- Team with dark or metallic eyes for a dramatic night-time look.
- Finish with blood-red or berry nail varnish.