Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Makeup!

o.k so i ordered some new makeup, a Graftobian palette, and some of their airbrush foundations. I chose warm, since that is mostly what i find myself using in any of my other foundation palettes/jars/bottles- etc. this is not my first experience with this brand, as I have used some Graftobian- and currently have a little in my kit. I still tend to like my rcma palette better, but for very sheer, dewey coverage graftobian has an excellent reputation, and I have seen for myself that it does work very creamy. I would not make this my choice for oily skin gals, but for drier skin types this could be amazing. I also bought some Nurturing Force all natural enzymatic airbrush cleaner- and am very excited about trying this! Cleaning my airbrush is a PIA- so if this makes it a cinch I will be re-buying a big ol' bottle! Plus I did get rcma refill foundation as well- Shinto-. When it come sin i'll test out my new Graftobian and post my thoughts here... very excited- i love new makeup!

Friday, October 22, 2010

newest pictures

 the always stunning Miss Carly Marciano
photographed by Stephanie Pierce

and this.... the beautiful Andre Oliviera
photographed by Diane Deiderich
As Always Hair & makeup by ME!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Some new pics

Here are some pics from two shoots I did recently with Stephanie Pierce.
The first is up and coming model Kathryn Beskrowni- ever hear the phrase- "the camera loves her face"? well it has never been more true than with this lovely girl- I will not be surprised if she is agency signed within the year...

Second is Carly Marciano a latina hottie- Signed with Maggie Models in Boston, and the former Miss Boston (2009) She is also running for Miss Massachusetts. She's sweet, smart, and gorgeous all in one- with a face that makes you take a nice long look.... And yes, that is her natural curls that I got to play with, de-frizz, and make into a soft shiny cloud- yay Me!

All Hair and makeup by yours truly.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Emerging Trends Fashion Show

I was privileged to be asked to assist for the emerging trends Fashion Show, a part of Boston's Fashion Week. Naturally I jumped at the chance, as I love doing fashion shows. Even though they are hectic, and often frantic- the adrenaline, and seeing all these amazing looks come together is an experience like no other.
I was contacted by fellow makeup artist, Christy Rzucidlo Lavallee. You can read her post, and more about the fabulous designers here.
Below you can see me airbrushing the foundation on one of our lovely models-
Fellow artist Liz Washer (her blog post here: http://www.lizwashermakeup.com/2010/09/backstage-at-the-emerging-trends-boston-fashion-week-2010/) & I got to prep, apply foundation, contour, highlight, brows etc. then we passed the girls on to Christy & Julie who finished the color application. This process was very streamlined, and allowed for  us to not only move very quickly, but also to really perfect each individual look & have consistency throughout. I love the second picture that Christy & I both worked on- her skin is glowing, and she looks fabulous! Christy's cousin Michelle- who works for  Paul David Salons in Sudbury, Ma- did the hair for this look- which was truly the most photographed look of the night!