Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
so off I went to color my lips in a test it out.....MAC pigment in cool red.....with a bit of gloss to be the glue....and then packed on the glitter.....then more on the highlight spots...the fattest center of the bottom lip and the top "cupid's bow" of the upper lip......
it looked so much better in real life than in the pictures....but that's what happens when you just have a digi-cam....and not some fancy camera....on a shoot under lights..this would've looked awesome!so after I rinsed my mouth and spit out all the glitter....I realized this..as many other artsy ideas I come up with for make-up...are best for a photo shoot when you're not gonna be drinking or kissing anyone...or maybe if on New Years you don't want to kiss anyone...put on even more glitter!!! ha ha ha
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! and may the mistle-toe treat you right!!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I love me some before & after's...it can be a face....a house....anything... but my sister can attest that I have been doing make-up make-overs for at least 20 years now... I would do my sister's make-up and hair I would instruct her on posing and style the shoot....my fav spot was leaning my sister near my bedroom window....I shall post one of those "glamorous" shoots when I dig through all my "old....non-computer-stored" pictures
so here's for all those that love a good before & afta'.....
these models just so happen to have an older sister...who has known me since the womb...I love her and I love that her sisters let me take their pictures....they all have the most beautiful blue eyes that glow with greys and blacks
HOT COLORS FOR BLUE EYES: gold, pink, peach, and grey and black liner will make em' pop
HOT COLORS FOR GREEN EYES: lavender, plumb, golds, and the grey and black liner magic
HOT COLORS FOR BROWN EYES: golds, steel blue, pewter, greens, and one of my favorites is a slate grey-plumb (perfect for a smokey look I love SCENE from MAC) , and line away with black
til I find some more before and afters for next friday......happy friday before Christmas!!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
but they are so nice I had to flash em once mo'...
so that's what you get when I go to the bookstore and eat my dinner while looking at magazines...
next thing I can say
I discovered a super rad new product: girls you will love this for photo shoots or I was even told you can go swimming with this stuff on.......
this stuff is like having photoshop in a jar....
instantly tans you...makes skin look flawless and non-veiny, blotchy, or uneven
the description says "optically slimming"....I saw it work before my very own peepers....cellulite-minimized...white skin-bronzed....
dried in 60 secs....didn't come off...washed right off my hands....no orangey palms like with fake-tanner sprays or foams.....
everyone should own some of this magical paint....Sally Hansen Leg Spray...oh but it's for so much more than legs! I put it on arms...back, neck...everywhere!
next thing I can say:
Place: make-up trailer (like 7am) on Fly Wheels Commercial last week
Who: the talent (a little actor boy that was like 11 or 12)
What I heard:
I finished putting his make-up and chapstick (and let me tell you how much the boys love getting make-up on.......yeah no.) so then I am trying to make his hair look perfectly messy and his mom is re-fixing it as I do it....haha ha ha...gotta love moms....so I go to lock down his do' with some hair spray....and he says,
"oh, I wonder what my carbon footprint is gonna be NOW!"....
ha ha ha ha ha.....what kids says that!?! this one apparently
other funny things kids said on commercials last week:
"your hair looks all mooshy"- my lil Myles Brown dancer to another big-haired kid
"shimmy-shimmy-cocoa-puff" what was said instead of "rock paper scissors"
"I keep eatting my lipgloss off"......little girl with side ponytail
"sweat is running down my back!"...little girl on set with hot, hot lights
"they said if we do a really good job they'll give us a toy".....kids on set
"this lunch is gross!" all kids when we we're served falafel and tabouli and tahziki
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
This was such a fun job....FLF Films does some of the most awesome kids toy commercials...from FlyWheels Toys to Hannah Montana...they have some of the best sets...this one looks like any little girl's dream bedroom...and FLF has one of the best crews, from Producers to the Art Department....everyone is like family there...and some of then nicest people to work with! (i loved that the art department guys were skateboarding around set!)
Even though kids have pretty great skin....especially because it's so new...they still need camera ready faces....and if HD is in the picture....look out...you can practically see inside each pore on your skin!
For kids make-up I use: (if you don't care...skip sown to the next picture)
*a foundation...a pretty sheer one (i like Laura Mercier or even L'oreal sometimes)Laura Mercier is buildable, so if you want more coverage...just go over it with another coat)
*a concealer for under the eyes and redness...I like Dermablend...it's also used to cever up scars and tattoos...
I contour, so they don't look flat on film...with usually a darker shade of foundation
*then powder...I like MAC powder or blotting tissues
*blush just so they have a natural glow usually in a petal pink (like flushed cheeks)
*light mascara on the lashes so they show up on camera better...it's all about the expression!
This little girlie was so beautiful...she's a supermodel in the waiting....very tall and and cute! She loved her hair..the side pontytail gave me flashbacks of me in my jelly shoes or studded white cowboy boots, circa 1985!
But she loved it, helped pick out her barrette..we had like 50 to choose from....then I hair sprayed that sucker down with lots of Paul Mitchell hair spray in strong hold...and I can't even tell you how many times I brushed that pony tail smooth!!!
I love working on toy commercials....they are so fun....and I love kids...they are some of the funniest people you'll ever encounter!
Funny Side Note: this commercial was for Puppy In My Pocket...or it could abbreviated to P.I.M.P., and one of the little girl's moms told us when they went to check in they gave them their names and asked if the room was under FLF Films.....the guy said, "no, but I have a P.I.M.P. Girl One and P.I.M.P. Girl Two"....ha ha ha ha ha
Saturday, December 13, 2008
these are some of my views from the Smurf's commercial...they are coming out with a Smurf's movie...hence the toy collection....and reason for commercial...
this little girl just shot a Ralph Lauren campaign...she was adorable....this was my reason for buying up all the blue Slurpee straws from 7-Eleven...and her blue sparkly eyeshadow (which was turquoise liner all over her eyelid and sky blue liner on the brow bone...covered in an electric blue pigment from MAC packed on...and lavender sparkles pressed ontop)..she had a set of false eyelashes on...putting lashes on kids is hard because they blink so much...
this was her beauty shot...her little face was in the center of the flower-like lights around her (you can only see her legs at the bottom)
here's a "blue-hair-in-training" in front of the make-up trailer
I spent hours trying to find a long-blue haired wig the day before....this lady at Wig World said she had one for a Production Assistant to pick up in the morning.....no wig in the am!!!!!! I rack up hundreds of dollars in 411 calls trying to find a wig on set.....and we just ended up using this one that I had!!! thanks goodness I come prepared!!! (and more exclaimation points to emphasize the thankfulness for having this wig with me)
here's all my little peeps on the green screen
we had just finished hours of "paper scissors rock"..which I kept losing...
they also had me sit in front of them in a chair while one of them would poke my neck or back and I'd have to guess who did it...but I think they were all on it because I "never" guessed it correctly
for some reason kids are like bugs to a light with me...they wanted me to eat lunch with them...and I got many hugs, pokes, hair pulls, and one little boy would crouch in a ball everytime I went to fix his hair...I lost count of times I told him to knock-it-off...
I cleaned hot chocolate, root beer, and dorito dust off of clothes and faces...all day
this was myles brown....my new boyfriend...doing a break dancing trick for me
he is a dancer for Chris Brown and was featured in one of Madonna's videos...he was also the little kid that danced at the Video Music Awards with Chris Brown when he did his Michael Jackson dance...and he's only 10...
he had me laughing so hard all day long....everytime he'd go up on set he'd look over at me and say "majoooor rockstarrrrrr" (like the chipmunk form Alvin and the Chipmunks)
this was such a fun job....I heard the smurf song all day...which was like an electro-goldfrapp-remix....boxes of smurfs were all around...and the kids played all their Papa Smurfs and Smurfette's sayings for me...LA-la-la-la-la
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
unlike a broken heart...eyeshadow can be fused back together in just a couple seconds...
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I watched this show and didn't even know that Myke was going to be on it...and I had just talked to him a few days before it's premiere...
so this is the fast story...
I was almost done with beauty school (didn't like doing hair..but I'd have tons of make-up applications on my completion lists for each week in beauty school...) and by the way Bonnie is amazing because she let me go to beauty school for free at her school International Academy of Style.......
I go to a hair show in LA....I start talking to Myke Michaels (who has won Emmy's for make-up, has done everyone from Janet Jackson to Demi Moore to everyone......) he asks of I want to work on a movie....and within a month I'm on set, in a make-up trailer, on location in the desert...
I also got offered a job that day, by Laurent D, owner of Prive salons and products in Hollywood....
I was so excited leaving that hairshow......and then I got rear-ended on the 101 freeway going home in my mom's new Lexus that was just a few weeks old!!!! Ahhhh, what's a little airbag smoke, compared to what I had just been offered! ha ha ha
so anyways....I like this show....because it makes me think of what I would've done for the assignments they are given....my friend had told me about the show looking for make-up artists...and I didn't really think too much about it...I had other things cookin' in my life...
Myke is a really great guy....no matter how the show tries to make him look....he's the nicest 7 foot tall man...he's not that tall, but this biggest make-up artist I've ever seen....
Monday, November 24, 2008
i have a LOT of brushes...these are just my personal brushes...not my kit brushes.....
but they say..."you're only as good as your tools"...
so here'e my top 5 must have tools.......
#1- (i know it's not a brush but......it's right at your fingertips...ha ha ha)
your fingers- yes, i read an article a long time ago by a famous make-up artist from Hollywood's glamour days (40's-50's)...that said his fingers were the best tools he had...
foundation and concealer are best applied with yor fingertips (they are soft and warm...and help emulsify the make-up and "melt" it into your skin...where a sponge, brush, even airbrush...can't duplicate what the human hand an do.... But as a make-up artist, for sanitary reasons, you wouldn't want to really use your fingers, although I do know of lots of make-up artist that do!
#2 fluffy eyeshadow brush-i use it to put the base color all over the lid, blend, and to do the crease blending
#3 rounded blending brush-use it to soften up the edge of your liner and to do the corners of the eye....(making a sideways triangle from the outter corners of the eye)...and to to the crease of the eye...and for a soft smokey effect under the eye
#4 angled brush
i use it to do my eyebrows....and to go over liner...or just dampen the brush with water, dip it in my eyeshadow and draw on liner with it...and to darken the rims of the eye with black shadow
#5 flattish curved blending-this brush will blend colors for a smokey eye..i use it to dab on a highlighting color on the eyelid.....towards the inner part of your eye (where the lashes start)
all of these are MAC brushes...the numbers have long been worn off, but I think they are 223 (big fluffy), and then 220 and maybe 210.....I really can't read em' anymore.....or for an even cheaper option....my favorite angled brush is from the art store and cost a 4th of the price.....you can get good ones at any art and craft store like Michael's...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
this is a make-up melt-down intervention......the first in a series of Make-up Mistake Interventions....
Friday, November 21, 2008
Who: Another make-up artist
What: talking about how much she loves Dior Show mascara....as it think..."you only like it because it's expensive...and sounds good to have in your kit..."
and then my opinion:
i don't care how expensive your mascara is....$5 bucks from Target....or or $24 from Dior...
and I've tested them all.....I have discovered the most amazing mascara......don't let the description gross you out.....DoubleExtends Beauty Tubes.....
i have NEVER seen a mascara that really makes it look like you have lash extensions...and it won't flake off at ALL! It coats your lashes with a "glove-like" coating...and when you wash it off the whole "glove-coating" (i can't use the word tubes, i grosses me out)...slides right off with warm water...
I love this stuff.....the one thing you should know....wash it off before you go to bed....or as I realized one lazy night...that your face can heat up the "glove-tube" and then it tries to bond with your bottom lashes...not so fun....
But, by far the most amazing mascara I've ever used! Try it..you'll like it...and no, I don't have any ties with L'oreal...happy eyelash batting!