Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween: The eyes have it! Let's lash out!

It is that time of year again to "lash out"! This is the time of year where you can get away with just about anything! From pink feathery lashes to your classic skull and cross bones, all is permissible. This is my favorite time of year.

I will be dressed as freddy Krugar with custom over the top lashes. For those of you who are a little more conservative, here are a couple tips on mascara.
Choose a mascara that is designed to improve upon what nature gave you.

In need of length try a lengthening mascara. They have polymers that cling to the lashes and add precious millimeters.

In need of volume try a volumizing mascara. They have thicker waxes and silicone polymers that coat the lashes and bulk them up.

Im curious what are you going to be for halloween?

Photo: NTM Photography

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Artist Summit Recap

I am soooo late but the Artist Summit was a weekend to remember. I met great artist, spent time with friends and got loads of education. I attended several hands-on workshops including (Detailing your work) Daven Mayeda, (Eye Focus) Danessa Myricks and (Colors everyday) Johnny Lavoy. James Vincent, Crystal Wright and Michael Devellis stood out as favorites in regards to information and inspiration I obtained at the summit. Because I learned so much and was inspired by so many artist, its kind of hard to single any one moment out.

The shopping was of course great! I spent so much money on restocking my kit. I shouldn't need to buy anything else for a while.(Thats what I'll try to keep telling myself anyway lol) I will be discussing further in my vlog. Check out my youtube vlog channel for for updates.

For those of you who missed it, there is a bigger show that will be coming to Los Angeles "The Makeup Show". It is very similar to the Artist summit but it is much larger. You will have twice as many workshops and seminars along with twice as many vendors. This is a must attend event for all makeup artist. For details on this event please visit The powder group.

Makeup tip: To improve the longevity of your eyeshadow, try using an eyeshadow base or eye primer before eyeshadow. This will give the eyeshadow something to adhere to.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Finding Inspiration

Inspiration for me comes from so many sources. I find most of my inspiration in nature. From the wings of a butterfly to vibrant blades of grass, I am inspired by all beautiful things.

For this look I was inspired by a peacock feather. I loved how the colors appeared to jump right off the page. I had to try something like it!

I was very impressed by the model who sat through her entire face and body (up to the shoulders) being painted black. It was a time consuming process but ended with great results. She was a great sport!

Incase you were wondering, I used Mehron creme based paint and Wolfe face art palette for the lids.

What are some things that inspire you?

Photographer: Dean Paul