Monday, July 30, 2012

Love Frenchie's Face...

Frenchie Davis is known for her beautiful voice, but I can not get over her gorgeous face!! To rock a low hair cut like she does, her face has to be absolutely stunning.....and it is:) I love the fact that she likes her make up to be clean because that's my specialty!!
She was attending GLAAD's "Bravo Top Chef Invasion", a benefit event in Los Angeles. The event was outdoors, and she would be there all day so we had to layer the makeup just enough to not be heavy up close. The look she was going for was soft and pretty, and that's what I did. Her face is an amazing canvas to begin with, so it was easy!

FACE TIME:  I used my favorite Koh Gen Do foundations to highlight and warm her complexion. I used YSL Blond Eyebrow pencil to fill in her brows, with a blend of MAC's Beguile brow mascara. For her eyes I used a light blend of Shimmertime Pigment from MAC, and warm peach eyeshadow. We decided against eyeliner to keep the look soft, but I did smudge a little NARS Galapagos eyeshadow under her bottom lashes for depth. Of course we used a pair of Demi Wispie lashes for that baby doll effect, then coated them with mascara. On her cheeks I used Radiance (Hot Pink) blush by Smashbox, blended with MAC Raisin blush. For her lips I used YSL Rouge Pur Shine in Pink Sorbet #28.
She definitely got the look she was going for...she was glowing on that carpet! xo

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Angell Con~Well Done...

Angell Conwell, star of the new show Family Time on Bounce TV, celebrated her birthday and the launch of her new show all in one. She wanted to share this moment with a few of her special friends, cast members, and more! The intimate event was fabulous, and everyone dined on gourmet pizza served by 'Crust' while they mingled.

Angell and cast members Omar Gooding, Bentley Kyle Evans Jr., & Jayla Calhoun
Since it was a daytime event, she wanted to keep her look simple but edgy...especially since her dress was dainty in the front, rocker in the back! We decided to open up her eyes, and smoke out the bottom lashes to add depth. I had to pull out the white eyeliner for this I got excited! Be careful when using white eyeliner. If done wrong, eyes can appear too far apart or crossed.
Blend concealer over the lips before applying nude colors.
FACE TIME: She loves hints of pink in her makeup, so I went with MAC Pigment in Pink Opal on her lid. I blended MAC Blackberry eyeshadow and Texture in the crease, then smudged the same colors under her bottom lashes. I used MAC white eye liner called Fascinating in her water line, to make her eyes pop and appear larger. After several heavy coats of mascara and simple lashes, I lined her upper lid with black creme liner. I used a blend of my favorite Koh Gen Do foundations on her skin, with Murad Dewey Primer underneath. On her cheeks, I blended MAC Peaches Blush and Desire by NARS. For her lip color, I kept it neutral with a hint of pink with YSL Rouge Pur Couture #06 and my summer fave...Milani lip gloss "Puttin On The Glitz".

Angell's look was as successful as her event! Stay tuned for much more from this talented beauty! xo

Fabulous Frenchie Davis...

I had the pleasure of working with talented songstress, Frenchie Davis recently for a red carpet appearance. One of my good friends, make up artist Cynthia Rivas, normally does her make up, but she was out of town, and she trusted me to her client's face. I am always happy to meet a new face:)
I remembered the name Frenchie Davis, but it wasn't until I saw her in person and chatted with her that I really remembered. This woman's voice is amazing, speaking of  her sound, she was even on "The Voice" showcasing her skills last year. Not to mention her powerful roles in classic musicals like Rent, Dreamgirls, and Ain't Misbehavin'. Now working to get her new music to her fans, you'll be hearing more from her very soon. She is super cool as well, and a force to be reckoned with! I was ecstatic to say the least.
Behind the scenes...
She LOVES makeup, so I wanted to make sure I did her, and her long time makeup artist friend Terrell Mullin, proud! We decided to go with the natural eye, bold lip combo since her dress was animal print. 

FACE TIME: I used MAC Pigment on the lid, with MAC eye shadows Swiss Chocolate and Texture in the crease. I lined her eyes with Stila's Kajal black eye pencil, and finished it off with my favorite Wispie Lashes from Ardell. Her cheek color was a combination of Smashbox blush in Smashing Flare, and Luster shimmer from NARS. Her lip was lined with YSL #7 Lip Pencil and her lip color was a red by YSL Rouge Pur Couture #1, with Milani golden gloss in her pout. Needless to say, she rocked the carpet that night!!

Much success to you Frenchie Davis, and I do hope to work with you again soon! xo

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sparkle is BACK!!

That's right, you remember R&B sensation Sparkle from the late 90s with hits like "Be Careful" and others. She was the first and only successful artist to release an album under R. Kelly's Rockland label.
Well, it's 2012 and she's back with new songs, a new attitude, and a new look. She can't go wrong with those gorgeous Diana Ross eyes, so I was hyped to do her make up for BET weekend. She also had great brows and cheek bones! Check out a behind the scenes look at what we did, and stay tuned for more! xo

Rebecca Crews setting trends...

BET Awards weekend was chaotic I'm sure for anyone who works behind the scenes in makeup, wardrobe, or hair! Lucky for me my clients are as cool as they come, so I don't have to work so hard:)

I had the pleasure of meeting actor, Terry Crews and his lovely wife Rebecca in Chicago a week before the award ceremony. Rebecca made sure we exchanged info, and I was very excited to work with her! When I arrived to do her make up, she showed me this amazing jacket she planned on wearing on the carpet...and I immediately thought of a bright lip! It's a summer trend, her hair had a spiked edge to it, and her look was kind of rocker chic. She was all for it!

We went with a more natural eye, because less is more in my book, then we went bold with the lip choice. She also wanted a cat eye, so we winged out her Shiseido Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in black. The lip color was YSL Rouge Volupte #10. Rebecca and her hilarious husband Terry looked amazing on that carpet!
Terry and Rebecca Crews

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Viv's Killer Look...

After checking several blogs...Vivica Fox wow'd the masses with her look on the red carpet for Byron Allen's Entertainment Studio's Daytime Emmy Launch event in Beverly Hills. Vivica was in attendance for the new show she landed on one of Byron's networks called "Mr. Box Office". Check out some behind the scenes shots of how we got the look that killed!

 We wanted to go with something edgy to match her new short hair, and we did! I talked her into a bright orange lipstick from MAC called Morange, to make the statement. I used Mahogany lip pencil from MAC to line her lips, then I went with a YSL Golden Gloss in a bright red in the pout. The makeup look was actually pretty natural, as not to take away from the lip, but we did intensify the eyes with my favorite Stila eyeliner in Kajal. I added slight contour and color to her cheeks using MAC Raisin blush and NARS New Orleans pressed powder. Her eyeshadow was a shimmery gold from a YSL summer palette they no longer make. This look definitely was a winner!
Candid shot before she left