Thursday, October 25, 2012

Simply Dashing....

Stacey Dash has the most amazing skin, so doing her make up is extremely easy. When someone has great skin and beautiful features without make up, putting on too much make up can ruin their look. Stacey loves Armani foundation and she likes to keep her make up dewy and light.
Fresh faced beauty.
I use light gold shimmer eye shadow from YSL on her lid, and then I use MAC Texture in the crease. Her lashes are already super long, so we just use Revlon Lash Blast mascara. I use NARS blush in Orgasm mixed with MAC's Pink Glow on her cheeks, and super light pink lip gloss to keep her look natural.
No need for false lashes here!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Go GoGo Go!...

As those who read my blog know, I love working with new artists! Up and coming talent is the future, so I always try to make sure I'm on board to help with the project, especially when dealing with image. My main focus is on changing the game...or at least not repeating what's already out there. So I get more creative with make up, but still keep it pretty! Here is a behind the scenes look at my day with the talented GoGo Morrow...
Smoky eye shadow with white eyeliner in the water line  really pops the eyes.
Wardrobe is super dope!

GoGo Morrow, just off The Monster Ball tour as one of Lady Gaga's dynamic background singers, is ready to take center stage and do her own thing. She has also performed as a solo opening act for Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Kendrick Lamar, just to name a few. Her debut single HD debuted on September 20, 2010. Take a listen here! "HD" - GoGo Morrow

Watch out world....GoGo is going places fast! xo

Thursday, October 11, 2012

On the set of MBO....

Every week I am excited to do make up for a new TV show called Mr. Box Office. I work with Vivica Fox, but the show's cast is full of big names and it's always a good time on set. Check out some behind the scenes shots as they get ready to prep for camera.
Vivica as teacher Cassandra Washington 
Tim Meadows, Alex Thomas, Vivica Fox, and John Lovitz on the set of Mr. Box Office
Mr. Box Office comes on every Saturday and Sunday in LA on KTLA, but check your local listings for times and dates! If you need a good laugh and that old sitcom charm, be sure to tune in:)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vivica in New Orleans

Simply stunning she is... all dolled up to give a speech to some high school scholarship recipients near New Orleans. 
When wearing a bold color, keep make up natural.
The students were very deserving and very honored that Vivica Fox was there to share her words of wisdom along with sponsors such as Olive Garden and Outback Steakhouse.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hostess with the mostess....

Being a host for television, red carpet, video or anything is no easy job....but after getting their make up  and hair done, these ladies are definitely ready!
Since you never know how many wardrobe changes a host may have, it's best to keep the make up clean and pretty. Focus on even brows, light contouring and making sure the eyes pop.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spectacular Simone Smith...

Being a wife, mother, entrepreneur, and cancer survivor aren't the only qualities that make Simone Smith an inspiration to me...she's also extremely talented. She creatively came up with a way to share her message about her life experiences with the world in a glamorous way. Her jewelry line SIS by Simone Smith was brought to life to raise cancer awareness after two years of recovery from her own bout with a rare bone cancer in her legs. A portion of the proceeds from select pieces of her collection will be donated to charities supporting the ongoing fight against cancer.

Many celebrities have earrings, bracelets, or lollipop necklaces from her fabulous line...I actually own a pair of the Precious Fruit Rose Gold hoops myself:) She has recently developed a more affordable collection of mini-lollipops to sell on QVC, and I was enlisted to do her make up for her appearance on EXTRA to promote it! It was mass chaos at The Grove when she announced that she would be giving away some jewelry to the audience!!
Simone is an amazing woman to know. I love what she represents and what her message is with her pieces. This line of jewelry is fun, sassy, and available soon at a Macy's or Neiman Marcus near you! Check out more of the pieces online at

Beautiful Bria...

Bria Myles and I go way back. I was the make up artist on some of her earlier shots that still get millions of hits online worldwide. Well, it was only fitting that she come and see me for yet another simply clean and flawless makeup. Known for my "less is more" approach to beauty, a model's natural face can still be seen with the make up on. She had a video shoot with the popular photographer from Indos Place, but she stopped at my studio first!

Here are a few of the shots from behind the scenes.

FACE TIME: I prepped Bria's skin with Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion (my new favorite), mixed with a little of Murad's Skin Perfecting Primer. As that combination settled onto her skin, I worked on her brows. I used MAC Expresso Eye Shadow to fill in her brows, and NARS concealer in Toffee as her brow and under eye highlight. I then used MAC Bamboo Paint on her eye lid, adding Texture Eye Shadow through her crease. I lined her eyes with Shiseido Creme Black Liner and Kajal Black pencil by Stila. For her skin, although it's already flawless, I blended Koh Gen Do foundations in #301 and #302 into her perfect match. I set the foundation with NARS pressed powder in New Orleans and Benares, with Tahoe as her highlight. Raisin blush from MAC warmed her cheeks, and YSL Rouge Volupte in #14 with YSL #7 Liner gave her mouth the perfect nude.

Bria is always a pleasure to work with, and her smile is contagious. Keep an eye out for her hosting one of your favorite entertainment shows very soon. She's a natural in front of the camera.

Check out another natural look I did on her for J'Adore Magazine back in the day. I still think this photo shoot was one of my favs...timeless! xo