Posted in beauty, makeup, mua by tokyostargirl on September 23, 2010

:: on set at a lookbook video shoot with CircleFilms ::

Location: Topanga Canyon State Park

photo © Liza Lemsatef Cunningham 2010


Jean-Claude Photography

Posted in beauty, makeup, makeup looks, mua, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on September 21, 2010

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.


Posted in before/after, makeup, makeup looks, makeup trends, mua, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on September 21, 2010

A 1920’s inspired collaboration

Makeup Artist: Jeannie Tran

Hairstylist: Jey (Jream Styles)

Photographer: Jennifer Ilene

Location: Downtown LA


model: MELISSA

model: KAT

model: ALANA

model: MARIA

save my feet!

Posted in beauty, drugstore finds, product review, review, tokyostargirl's take by tokyostargirl on September 14, 2010

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******


Posted in beauty, before/after, eyeshadow, makeup, makeup looks, makeup trends, mua, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on September 13, 2010

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

Bollywood meets Hollywood

Posted in beauty, before/after, fashion, makeovers, makeup, makeup looks, makeup trends, mua, runway by tokyostargirl on September 10, 2010

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

jan’s wedding

Posted in beauty, before/after, makeovers, makeup, mua by tokyostargirl on August 25, 2010

Bride: Jan

Makeup Artist: Jeannie

Location: Grand Del Mar – San Diego, CA


The gorgeous bride, Jan

Bridesmaid: Sonal

Bridesmaid: Tracey

Maid of Honor: Tiffany


Posted in beauty, fashion, makeup, makeup looks, photoshoot, trends by tokyostargirl on August 5, 2010

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

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extra, extra

Posted in beauty, fashion, fotd (face of the day), lotd (look of the day), makeup, makeup looks, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on July 23, 2010

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)

on set.

to seize the opportunity, melissa & i decided to have our own little photoshoot. =)

walking off the red carpet, candid shot.

chinatown photoshoot

Posted in beauty, fashion, fotd (face of the day), lotd (look of the day), makeup, makeup looks, mua, photoshoot by tokyostargirl on July 21, 2010

Location: Chinatown (Downtown, LA)

Model & Makeup: Jeannie

Photographer: Melissa

Project: birthday

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last minute

Posted in beauty, lotd (look of the day), makeup by tokyostargirl on July 16, 2010

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.


Posted in beauty, blush, eyeshadow, fotd (face of the day), makeup, makeup trends by tokyostargirl on July 12, 2010

July 4th look


On July 4th, the bf and I went to 4 different parties. We started with no plans and ended up having so much fun! Thanks to everyone who invited us out!

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Posted in beauty, eyeshadow, fotd (face of the day), makeup, makeup looks, makeup trends by tokyostargirl on July 8, 2010

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! =)

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner Review

Prestige Total Intensity Eyeliner in Bold Brown

LOVE these eyeliners! I have the black and brown one and they glide on so smooth, no tugging involved! They are a really good deal for a drugstore eyeliner. It provides a nice thick line, so if you’re looking for something thin, using a liquid eyeliner would be better. They last all day on the upper lid, but fade if you put it on your waterline (though NOTHING seems to stay on my waterline – so it could just be me). The only thing is, because it glides on so smoothly, you will have to sharpen it quite often – so that could get annoying. Other than that, the price is good & the quality is superb — what more can you ask for?

I don’t use it everyday because I don’t like the thick eyeliner look all the time, but on days that I do — this is my go to eyeliner. The “bold brown” is a dark brown that could pass as a light black, if you want something more intense, the “deepest black” one is good, too.

You can find these at Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, and other stores that carry Prestige for $5-$6.

tokyostargirl gives this 5/5*****