:: on set at a lookbook video shoot with CircleFilms ::
Location: Topanga Canyon State Park
photo © Liza Lemsatef Cunningham 2010 http://www.ellelens.com
The other day I posted some before/after photos that I took of Sarah as I was waiting for the pro photos by Jean-Claude to come in – well here they are! Images from the 3 different looks that I did on her.
I’ve used this Band-Aid Friction Block a few times — the first being at my girl Roz’ wedding where I was a bridesmaid. We all know bridesmaid shoes aren’t always the most comfortable – or even close! One of the other ‘maids saved the day when she gave me this. I put a little here and there where I thought there would be excessive friction (where the straps lay in this case) and cause blisters — the Friction Block really prevented me from getting blisters! My feet are extra sensitive, so I still got blisters, but I know it could have been worse.
I saw it the other day at CVS on sale so I snagged one for my makeup kit – you never know when an actor/model/bride might be in need. Thought I might as well let you all in on this great product since I KNOW we girls deal with blisters! The best thing is, it’s tiny – so it will fit easily in your purse for a night on the town.
It does what it says it will: Instantly reduces rubbing on skin, forms an invisible barrier, and provides an easy, non-messy application.
You can find it at your local drugstore (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid), Target, Walmart, etc.
tokyostargirl gives Band-Aid Friction Block 5/5******
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
Diana and I met on a photoshoot gig with a modeling agency that we both work with (she’s the Hairstylist & I’m the Makeup Artist). We wanted to collaborate for a photoshoot and had so many things planned and in the end, traffic got the best of us. We didn’t give up though, instead we had the fastest photoshoot ever. We were fighting against nature (and the sun) — did 4 looks in 1 hour! We were both running around like crazy women and had people staring at us from all angles. It was fun! =)
Model, Hair, & Makeup by Diana L.
Hot pink lips & Photography by Jeannie Tran
Location: Stoner Park in West LA
My first time being a “real” extra. I’ve been extras in the movies that I did makeup for, but never went on set JUST to be an extra. It was for a commercial for LA Tourism and was shot at Universal Studios. They fed us AND gave us alcohol (which I didn’t drink anyway – I’m allergic, go figure). We had a freaking blast! I wish all extra work could be that easy and fun!
my fotd (face of the day)
to seize the opportunity, melissa & i decided to have our own little photoshoot. =)
walking off the red carpet, candid shot.
michael. gene. lance. pennylynn. viet. me. melissa. mike. neal
This year I wasn’t planning on doing anything big for my birthday, just wanted a kickback, relaxing one – which I got, thanks bf! Last minute I thought it would be a good excuse to get a few friends together for dinner. We went to Tahoe Galbi (all you can eat korean bbq – totally recommend this place!) and then to the Loft (and this one, too!) after for dessert. It was definitely good times! Thanks to all these soldiers who came out just for me on a Monday night – last minute. LOVE YOU GUYS!
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! =)