A Little Eye Makeup 1 oooh! 1….

Kelly and I came up with this brilliant idea that we could do some makeup tutorials with still shots rather than video.
You get to decide which you like better, because we have a video of this makeup too.

So anyway, welcome to Eye Makeup 1 ooh!1!

We were shooting Lea in a Fellini-esque look. The hair was high and loose, a hybrid of a Bardot look. The eyes were simple, but well defined. Easy to duplicate, easy to wear. You’ll feel fabulous in this one

Start by concealing, and applying foundation and powder. Groom your brows too.
With a nice clean canvas we go to the next step.

Use an eyeshadow primer to help shadows adhere, and keep the colors true.

I just press it on with my finger.

Next up, use an oval shadow brush, and Nars Nepal shadow.

Sweep the shadow from the lash line to the brow. You can give it a couple of coats so that you can see the color nicely.

Now take an angle blender brush and Nars shadow in Barbuda.
Press the longer end of the brush into your crease, and move side to side across your crease. The shorter end of the brush is now creating a new crease for you, perfect for your eye shape.

Turn the angle blender brush onto its flat side, and press color into the outer corner of your eye for a little depth and drama.

Whichever shadow you are using, particles will drop below the eye.

To stop them staining the under eye area and making it look dirty or bruised, take a deluxe fan brush and sweep away anything that has dropped.

Now take a bent liner brush and some black cream liner.

The shape of the bent liner makes it easy to get a nice tight line along the base of the lashes.
Make sure you lift it out and up at the outer corner. If you follow your lash line all the way it will make you eyes look like they are angling downwards.

Use a taklon liner and some more Barbuda to smudge under the lower lashline. Keep the color right up into the lashline.

This gives you definition and a smokey effect without making your undereye look heavy.

A few coats of mascara and a set of false lashes, and we are good to go!

Isn’t it pretty?

The products I used were:
Eye Shadow Primer
Nars shadow in Nepal
Nars shadow in Barbuda
Black cream liner
False lashes

Brushes (from the CorinnaB line)
Oval Shadow Brush
Angle Blender
Deluxe Fan brush
Bent liner
Taklon liner
all brushes available at www.CorinnaB.com

Tomorrow we’ll cover lash application, in time for the weekend!
I’ll also post some more pics of the final look.
Soooo fab!!!

The facebookers and the twitterati are sending me messages re what makeup tricks they’d like to learn. You can either comment at the bottom of this blogpost, or click to follow me on twitter and leave me messages there. I want to know what you would like to see!



Hey There Juicy Girl!

My gorgeous, funny, super glamorous friend from Texas blew into town this past week with a bunch of gorgeous, funny, super glamorous Texan friends, and we got to have such a fabulous, girlie time together! (as usual…!)

Whenever she’s here I stay the night at her house.
Quite apart from the joys of a slumber party, the loud music we play, all of us putting our makeup on, doing our hair and getting glam to go out, the floating around in the pool with cocktails telling crazy stories, the divine sisterhood and camaraderie that is part and parcel of a Texan visit, there is the breathtaking excitement of wondering what goodies will be in the guest bathrooms.

She never lets us down! Not ever! This visit was all about Juicy. In my shower, lying in wait was the completely delicious Viva La Juicy Shower Gel. My absolute new favorite!

This gel is so softly fragrant that all day long, every time I moved I could smell it. Oooh I love it! It is truly divine. And I now have to go buy some!

While I’m doing so I may also pick up the Viva La Juicy Fragrance, although I didn’t feel the need to layer it. I think that either the shower gel or the fragrance will be just beautiful standing alone.

And lets face it – when life lets you make the choice, you might as well be a juicy girl!



Summer Makeup 101

I have had tons of people asking me via this blog, facebook, twitter etc for some makeup tutorials. So we decided that we would film some when we were on real shoots, so you could see the makeup happening and see a little bit of the behind the scenes action too.
Keeping it real.

The day we shot this segment was pretty wild! We did it at Studio5 (my home away from home). It was 115 degrees out, which is somewhat miserable, and about 20 minutes after we all arrived the power grid went down in that part of Scottsdale for almost 2 hours! Consequently our climate controlled studio turned into an oven! It never was able to quite cool down again that day. So as you watch this video, know that we all had sweat rolling down our backs, our gorgeous hairdos got wild with the humidity, and we ended up having to shoot way deep into the night…

The edits couldn’t be completed on time, so you are seeing a semi rough cut. We actually had so much information in there that we ended up splitting it into 6 segments.

The first tutorial I wanted to give you was on summer makeup. Here we are, smack bang in the middle of summer, so there’s no time like the present!
I was able to include segments that show you how to use some of the JulieHewett products that I’ve written about too, so that you can really take advantage of the summer discount that the company has extended to my readers. (and because thats what I’ve actually been using…)

Summer makeup needs to be soft and fresh and a little shimmery. You definitely don’t want to be overwhelming the face with heavy makeup.

This is a picture from the photoshoot itself, shot by the amazing Kelly Cappelli
Our model, Mallory, was a doll, so inspite of the heat we all had a blast!

Last look at the Zoe eyes and cheeks.

Don’t forget to go to Julie Hewett’s website click here and at the checkout enter the code SUM20.
You will get 20% off anything and everything you order. You can order as much or as little as you want. Make sure you read her bio too – its fabulous!

Have a beautiful day!