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Makeup fit for a prize fight – vintage cosmetic video

August 21st, 2014

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In the 1950s it was common for commercials to be part of the program which they sponsored. Here’s an example of Hazel Bishop makeup appearing on a game show.

The most compelling aspect of the ad is the “before and after” demo featuring Dorothy Smith of Chicago IL. Poor Dorothy looks like she just went 3 rounds in the ring with the heavy weight boxing champ of the world. If this concealor can make Dorothy look this good, just think what it’ll do for YOUR black eye.

Here’s the Beauty Science bit…

Ms. Bishop’s makeup was available in oily and dry skin variants and it’s interesting that even back in the mid ’50’s companies were beginning to differentiate by skin type. It would be years before the “oil free” craze caught on. By then products would contain silicones and emollient esters rather than traditional oils like mineral and plant oils.

My only regret is that the clip ended before we learned the secret behind Dad’s “special pair of trousers.”

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NYFW Exclusive Coverage: Luminous Skin and Stained Lips at Naeem Khan S/S’14

September 20th, 2013

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At Naeem Khan Spring/Summer 2014, the look was inspired by Frida Kahlo and centered around luminous skin with a diffused raspberry stained lip and “tough-girl” braids.

Naeem Khan S/S 2014 runway beauty
“The starting point of the inspiration was Frida Kahlo, but we didn’t want the makeup to be a literal interpretation,” explained NARS Director of Global Artistry, James Boehmer. “We wanted the girls to look a little more undone and casual… not too groomed.”

To create the gorgeous skin we see here, James started by massaging models’ skin with NARSSkin products. He used minimal amount of Sheer Glow Foundation to even out skin and Radiant Creamy Concealer only on problem areas. To keep the look dewy, he only set the center of the face with very little Loose Powder.

On the eyes, James started with South Beach Multiple on the eyelid and bottom lid to create a round shape. Next, he layered Corfu Cream Eyeshadow on the eyelid, closer to the lash line. He blended off edges with Loose Powder before adding Lola Lola Single Eyeshadow, a chocolate shimmer, for depth by pressing it into the upper lashline and on the bottom by laying it on top of the lashes. Mascara was used on top and bottom lashes for definition while the eyebrows were coated with a Oural Brow Gel, a clear color.

For the gorgeous statement lip, James used Hyde Park and Yu Satin Lip Pencils. He started with the deeper color (Hyde Park) on the center then used his finger (or a lip brush) to smooth out the color to the edges before adding a bit of loose powder. Next, he did the same thing with Yu, the brighter color, on top before adding another coat of Hyde Park over it. He finished by blending everything with his fingers for a stained look.

Nails
On the fingers, models were given coats of essie A list, a red that went with every single red that appeared in the collection. The toes were kept simple with two coats of essie Sugar Daddy for a clean and fresh look.

Hair
Hairstylist Sally Hershberger wanted a juxtaposition between strong and feminine so she paired a “tough-girl, super slick and strong center part” with a softer braid. She used extensions for length before putting them into two low ponytails, braided them then wrapped them towards the crown. She kept the texture of the braids dry, but added shine to the front with Sally Hershberger Salon Smooth Fix Styling Spray.

Naeem Khan S/S 2014 backstage hair makeup and nails

Luminous skin and stained lip at Naeem Khan S/S 2014

James Boehmer for NARS at Naeem Khan S/S 2014
NARS backstage at Naeem Khan S/S 2014

Essie backstage at Naeem Khan S/S 2014

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NYFW Exclusive Coverage: Luminous Skin and Stained Lips at Naeem Khan S/S 2014

September 20th, 2013

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At Naeem Khan Spring/Summer 2014, the look was inspired by Frida Kahlo and centered around luminous skin with a diffused raspberry stained lip and “tough-girl” braids.

Naeem Khan S/S 2014 runway beauty
“The starting point of the inspiration was Frida Kahlo, but we didn’t want the makeup to be a literal interpretation,” explained NARS Director of Global Artistry, James Boehmer. “We wanted the girls to look a little more undone and casual… not too groomed.”

To create the gorgeous skin we see here, James started by massaging models’ skin with NARSSkin products. He used minimal amount of Sheer Glow Foundation to even out skin and Radiant Creamy Concealer only on problem areas. To keep the look dewy, he only set the center of the face with very little Loose Powder.

On the eyes, James started with South Beach Multiple on the eyelid and bottom lid to create a round shape. Next, he layered Corfu Cream Eyeshadow on the eyelid, closer to the lash line. He blended off edges with Loose Powder before adding Lola Lola Single Eyeshadow, a chocolate shimmer, for depth by pressing it into the upper lashline and on the bottom by laying it on top of the lashes. Mascara was used on top and bottom lashes for definition while the eyebrows were coated with a Oural Brow Gel, a clear color.

For the gorgeous statement lip, James used Hyde Park and Yu Satin Lip Pencils. He started with the deeper color (Hyde Park) on the center then used his finger (or a lip brush) to smooth out the color to the edges before adding a bit of loose powder. Next, he did the same thing with Yu, the brighter color, on top before adding another coat of Hyde Park over it. He finished by blending everything with his fingers for a stained look.

Nails
On the fingers, models were given coats of essie A list, a red that went with every single red that appeared in the collection. The toes were kept simple with two coats of essie Sugar Daddy for a clean and fresh look.

Hair
Hairstylist Sally Hershberger wanted a juxtaposition between strong and feminine so she paired a “tough-girl, super slick and strong center part” with a softer braid. She used extensions for length before putting them into two low ponytails, braided them then wrapped them towards the crown. She kept the texture of the braids dry, but added shine to the front with Sally Hershberger Salon Smooth Fix Styling Spray.

Naeem Khan S/S 2014 backstage hair makeup and nails

Luminous skin and stained lip at Naeem Khan S/S 2014

James Boehmer for NARS at Naeem Khan S/S 2014
NARS backstage at Naeem Khan S/S 2014

Essie backstage at Naeem Khan S/S 2014

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The Makeup Show Chicago 2013 Recap

June 14th, 2013

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A few days ago, I attended The Makeup Show Chicago 2013 at Bridgeport Art Center. Just like last year, the show was PACKED with talents, fun people and lots of goodies. Read on to see more pics from the show and a few makeup tips from the pros.

NARS makeup artist Phuong Tran demonstrating how to create a smoky eye with nude lips at The Makeup Show Chicago 2013
Makeup artist Phuong Tran working for NARS Cosmetics created luminous skin and strongs brows with the most gorgeous smoky eye and nude lips above, courtesy of NARS Belle du Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and my favorite nude color NARS Isola Bella Satin Lip Pencil. Phuong explained that makeup should not confined by rules and that it is Francois Nars’ practice to always do the complexion first. To create the smoky eye, Phuong started by coloring the eyelid with an eyeliner and adding eyeshadow on top before dabbing NARS Multiple over it for a glossy effect. Her trick to using Multiples? Warming it up with the fingers than patting it on.

Lori Taylor from Smashbox makeup demonstration at The Makeup Show Chicago 2013
Lori Taylor, Global Pro Lead Arist for Smashbox, shared with us some of her beauty favorites and showed us how to transfer red carpet beauty to every day. Her must-haves for creating that California “bronzy golden skin” she loves? Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer in Hydrating and Luminizing. Lori also likes to add a touch of matte bronzer on the cheekbones to warm up the complexion before anything else. She pointed out that a strong brow paired with a bright lip is the “it” thing in Hollywood right now.

Maurice Stein from Cinema Secrets makeup demonstration at The Makeup Show Chicago 2013

Cinema Secrets’ founder Maurice Stein returned this year to demonstrate how to camouflage discolorations with makeup. He showed us a “rock ‘n roll” method on how to apply loose powder. First, you put the product onto a powder puff, fold into half to squeeze out excess than dab onto the skin in a rocking and rolling motion before finally laying a powder brush flat onto the skin to swipe off excess. To prevent makeup melt-downs on set, Maurice does not use moisturizers with makeup (most moisturizers contain oil of some sort and will cause the makeup to slide right off). He likes to set his makeup with water and he stressed the importance of setting foundation and concealer instantly with loose powder to prevent creases.



Makeup artist Valerie P. Garcia from Obssessive Compulsive Cosmetics created an editorial look. She believed that editorial beauty is about being “organic” and going with the flow. The best tip from her? Using an Extra Virgin Olive Oil spray to set the look – now that’s a new one!

The Makeup Show’s very own James Vincent too shared a few tips during the Blogger Preview Party. To get the most luscious lashes, James suggested applying a lengthening mascara in the center of the lashes then adding a thickening one on the inner and outer corners. For a flushed cheek, nothing beats applying a stained gloss (James loves the new OCC Stained Gloss Lip Tar) on the apples of the cheeks UNDER your foundation.

More pics from the show, including makeup and body painting demos by Mehron and some product pictures!




Bdellium Tools Makeup Brushes

Magic Touch Makeup Applicator by Danessa Myricks

HUGE thanks to Jeremy Yang and Lily Chen for being the BEST photographers :) I will be posting more about my haul and reviews shortly!

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Hi Def Bridal Makeup Tips By Damian Castellanos At The Makeup Show Chicago

June 22nd, 2012

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Besides the body painting session, I also attended the Hi Def Bridal: Makeup for Today’s Bridal Artist seminar by makeup artist Damian Castellanos from Make Up For Ever. The pro showed us how to create a sultry smoky eye and shared with us some really great pointers on high def makeup. Keep reading to see Damian’s tips!

High Def Bridal Makeup Demo by Damian Castellanos from Make Up For Ever
* Facial hair will show up on HD cameras. The best solution is to have the bride get her face threaded before the big day or you can use a Japanese razor for emergencies.

* Minimize the use of glitter and sparkles as they do not show up well on HD camera. Stick to cream formulas when possible.

* The pictures are what stay after the wedding. Always check for texture and symmetry on a HD camera before sending your bride out.

* If you are going to use your fingers, make sure to sanitize your hands. Besides the obvious reason, it will also help get rid of body oils which can interfere with the makeup.

* HD cameras tend to flatten the complexion so remember to create dimension by using multiple colors.

* A pink makeup primer like Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer in 7 Pink is great for warming up the complexion or to lighten up a sallow or olive complexion.

* While bronzers are great for every day contouring, their red undertones can be intensified in HD. Stick to neutral colors like Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation 177 Cognac.

* Noses (like eyebrows) can be a personal thing and contouring them seldom looks good. Always check with your client before you contour. A great alternative to contouring a wide nose is to highlight it.

* For a flushed-within look, do a heavier application of cream blush under foundation. Make Up For Ever Flash Color in #5 Coral is a great color that will suit most skin tones.

* Waterproof products are designed to adhere to skin. Leave skin bare prior to using them.

* Always sharpen pencils for the creamiest texture.

* Too much black on the eyes can be harsh. Mix in a brown to help the black “melt” into the skin.

* When applying eyeliner, make sure you get super close to the lash line so no white is peeping through.

* To blend eyeshadow, Damian favors a precise brush over a fluffy one. This allows more controlled and specific blending.

* To achieve the most volume on the lips, line starting from the corner to the center. To reduce volume, line from the center to the corner.

* The less mascara the better on HD camera. Unless the client has really thin lashes, just curl them before you apply fake lashes.

* Running Make Up For Ever Brow Seal over the hair is a great way to tame flyaways.

And the finished look!

Make Up For Ever Damian Castellanos Bridal Makeup Demonstration
High Def Bridal Makeup Demo by Damian Castellanos from Make Up For Ever
Makeup Show Chicago Bridal Makeup Seminar

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