Loving Lorac Style…

Today I had a little time to kill before my pre-production meeting for the big shoot that’s happening this weekend, so I took a little dash through Sephora to see what was up.

Its so easy to overlook a really cool product in a store like Sephora because there are so many new products coming out all the time. And when something new comes out it might not excite you that much, so you just breeze on by it. Or maybe there are just so many killer things that you overlook something you’d otherwise love.

So periodically I go into Sephora (I also do this at MAC), and while I’m cruising around I watch the employees to see who seems to be loving their job their job the most.

Then I ask that person to show me the product that is totally rocking their world this very minute. What is your favorite, most exciting, most killer item, right now?

So much fun! They always get extra excited and race off to show you whatever it is. And if you keep your eyes and ears wide open, you just might learn something new.

Today I had this wickedly excited dude. He grabbed my wrist and said: You. Have. GOT. To see this! And hauled me halfway across the store to look at a product I’ve walked past many times.

The Lorac Starry Eyed Baked Trio. Shown here in Super Star (Bronze) and Evening Star (Silver).
It also comes in Starlet, which is purple, and not shown here. Highly pigmented, long lasting, shimmering baked shadows.

Now I have passed these by frequently, thinking they weren’t so exciting. But man, this guy was totally into them, and got me all fired up too! He used up every spare piece of skin on each of our arms, showing me all kinds of tricks he likes doing with this product.
He showed it wet, he showed it dry. He showed it soft, he showed it full power. He showed it blended, he showed it striped. And he converted me.

So sometime when you have free arm space and a few extra minutes, get someone to show you what they are loving most. No matter how good you are at makeup, give them free reign to tell you all their ideas, and show it to you their way.
Its really fun, both for you, and for them.



Prada in Red

Oh wow!
In the middle of a crazy day of meetings I had to go to the lingerie department at Saks to check out some pieces for a shoot that’s coming up. I love getting consulted on wardrobe, love getting to look things over, but frankly, it all works so much better when they bring wardrobe to the studio, instead of me to Saks of all places!

You see, walking through Saks 5th Avenue is like skipping through a minefield to a girl trying to stay on budget. The lingerie department? Forget it! Danger zone.
I went in through the back door so I didn’t have to go through the makeup department, but unfortunately, the error in that plan was that it sent me directly into the shoe department.

So I forgot about Plan A altogether, and meandered on in. Well actually, it was the siren song of Prada, that like the Lorelei to the ancient sailors, lured me in.

Check this out!

How perfect is this shoe? Completely, magnificently, alluringly perfect. And frankly, quite festive too! Can’t you just imagine it paired with a little black dress at a Christmas party? I can see it with grey, it would be a divine statement with winter white….
So as I was test driving these perfect shoes around the department, and the salesman was mentally calculating the commission he’d be making on me, I was planning the makeup – Julie Hewett’s new Soiree eye palette, MAC’s #45 lashes, Julie’s Bibo lip – soooo fabulous!

But then my phone started going crazy as the crew waiting for me upstairs started texting and calling me to find out where I was.

Saved by the proverbial bell!

I deliberately left all my plastic at home, so that I couldn’t do any impulse buying. I cant really remember too much about the lingerie I was there to look over, as I am still so completely mesmerized by the shoe.

If I wait a week and then go back and get it, can it still be called an impulse purchase? Or by that point has it become an investment in what would have to be an amazing future?

Because in a shoe like that, life could only be truly amazing….

Lash Me, Lash Me!

Hi everyone!

Today I am posting the video tutorial on how to apply individual false lashes.

Some of you like the the photo tutorials best, some of you like the vids, this way I got you all covered!