Feather Me More!

So here are some more images from Sunday’s shoot.

It’s actually incredibly difficult to wear these big lashes. They’re very heavy on the eyelid so there’s considerable work involved when modelling them.

Also you can’t glue them along the lash line as they are so wide it makes the eye look like its turning downward. So, they are glued on an angle up to the orbital bone. Quite uncomfortable, but with this calibre of model you’d never know it…

Shooting them is tricky too, because if the faces and eyelids aren’t at exactly the right angle, it’s all just a blurry mess.

Lovely Lea! In between shots she was singing for us. She is so chilled out, she’ll just pick up her guitar and rip out some cool songs, then slip back under the lights and give you something like this!

It’s really fun to be along for the ride as a huge music career is growing. The record company, management company, PR company & all the powers that be have to restrict how much info can be given out, but as much as possible I’ll give you sneak peeks into the behind the scenes action with Lea.
It’s all very, very cool.

Lastly, I hope you can see this shot. It is actually hair diva Kristin Isaac’s myspace profile picture, as is funnier than all get out! She is in a parking lot makeing her boyfriend kiss her boot, and she is sparking some fierce attitude!!!

I love that crazy girl!!!

Well, I’m off to wardrobe fittings for the next makeup segment that we’re shooting, which is supposed to be on Thursday.

Please don’t let it be the chaps…

Lovin Me Some Feather Lashes…

This weekend was a big one in makeup-land.
I had a huge fashion shoot at Studio5 with genius fashion photographer Kelly Cappelli.
Director John Wischmeyer (the Wischdoctor) was there directing some behind the scenes rock-u-mentary footage, and piggy backing on that we shot the first installments of a series or “how to” makeup tutorials.

All in all it was a pretty significant production day!

The day started with Lea Cappelli in hair for an hour or so. Kristin Isaac was our hair diva, and in my opinion gets the MVP award for crazy brilliance on this shoot!
Lea is not only one of the most remarkable models a makeup artist can be blessed to shoot with, but is also a phenominal recording artist.
In true rock n roll style her day wasn’t just a fashion shoot – once her hair was complete, and might I say, it was quite the do, producer Myles Lancette had to take her away to the recording studio to rehearse some songs they’re tracking in the next week or so.
Then she was back to me for makeup – a very long day before we even started shooting, and most of it happening on-camera no less! But she’s a pro and just rolls with it.

Next up I was in hair for a little coiffing, as I too had a considerable on-camera day ahead of me.

Throughout the day I tried to keep posting on facebook and twitter.

Next stop wardrobe. Most productions keep a pretty tight reign on what everyone is wearing. The stylists put together a bunch of outfits and accessories, and with the director/ photographer decide whats going to be worn. We had two productions shooting basically simultaneously, as well as a fashion shoot.

They chose this cool Motor Mayhem shirt for me to wear. I was pretty happy about that, and got to keep it (yay!).
But I should mention at this point, that in the picture you can see some leather chaps with something like “Sheriff’s Posse” on them. I had a moment of true cold fear thinking they were gong to try and dress me in them! Thankfully the chaps were for another shoot!!!

can you even believe how spectacular Tamara is with no makeup on???

Meanwhile model Tamara Anthony, who is just ridiculously beautiful and doesn’t seem to realize it, had been in hair and was ready for makeup. Part of the day’s shoot was getting some makeup tutorials in, so I had final touch ups, and was ready to go. (I’m actually wearing the Chloe gloss from Julie Hewett that I told you about the other day)

So here we are shooting, my set is actually the makeup room. Nothing like keeping it real!

Where possible I want to shoot the “how to” spots on a live set when we’re doing something fashion based.

Once the makeup segment was finished shooting I amped up Tamara’s makeup and put on these completely crazy fabulous feather lashes. Oh yeah!

Me with Tamara and Kelly

We had a few minutes to chill, and then Lea arrived back and got in the makeup chair. (She never, ever complains. Not ever. No matter how long her day is. And some of them are soooo long!)

Here we are, ready to go

Finally the photoshoot starts!

And oooohh!!! Look what we got!!!

I’ll try to upload more tomorrow…

xo

C

Ooohh! Kiss Me Quick!!!

Oh yeah! I just love it when I get a fabulous new product to get totally excited about!

The divine object of my affection is a gorgeous new lipgloss from Julie Hewett Cosmetics called Chloe.

First up I have to tell you that I’m no push over when it comes to lipglosses.
Yes the color has to grab me, but before we dive into that particular treasure chest, there are other huge considerations both for products that I’m using on shoots and those that I wear myself.

A gloss has to wear well throughout the day. No bubbling or balling up, no tackiness, the color has to hold and distribute evenly, no gooey-ness, no sliming through the lipline. It has to hydrate and condition the lip – plenty of lipglosses leave the lip feeling chapped and irritated by the end of the day. It has to have a nice medium shine, and look really, really good on camera, which also means it has to look really, really good for regular street wear.

Now of course, with Julie Hewett being the master movie makeup artist, she creates products that have to perform not just on us, but on the biggest movie stars in the world, and right up there on the big screen, where they are magnified to the nth degree. So all the above criteria are covered, plus many more.

And then we get to the color. Oh my! Its a soft tangerine with a hint of summer sparkle. I am just loving all over Chloe! I wear it (everyday no less) alone for a gorgeous summery lip, or with Julie’s Nude Noir lip liner, which gives it a slightly pinkier hue, and with a variety of other lip liners in my arsenal. I am getting so many compliments on it too – and you just know I’m digging that!

I’m going to write about a few more Julie Hewett products over the next while, because my lovelies, Julie (who is in Georgia shooting the new Mylie Cyrus movie, The Last Song) has given me a special discount for my blog readers!!!

Here’s what you have to do.

Come into my blog and click on Julie’s link www.juliehewett.net (its being tracked for future promos)
Look through her entire site, because she is extending 20% discount on everything!!!

I am so excited! When you get to the check out, enter the code SUM20. This will give you the 20% discount, and you’ll also get $4.95 shipping all over the USA!

This discount is for my readers all over the world. Anywhere and everywhere!

Tell all of your friends, family, co workers etc, because there is no limit to the number of people who can come in and use this opportunity, and you can go back in and order as many times as you want.
Copy and paste today’s blog and send it to every girl on your email list.
Facebook it, Twitter it, myspace it, let everyone know.

You can check the archives for a piece I wrote on Julie a while back called “Which Red Are You”.
Also make sure when you go into her site to read all about her. You’ll love her story to pieces, and I am sure you’ll be wowed when you realize how many of her movies are in your list of favorites.

Final note my friends, subscribe to this blog, as there will be more fab items popping up right around the corner.

And get Chloe. And then pucker up!

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