Saturday, June 23, 2012

Orange you glad it's not Red!?!

           For many years red lipstick has been a staple in every woman's makeup bag. Although, i love me a good red lip, this summer i have came across a more appealing color. I have not only used this color alone, but i mix it with red to create the perfect red/orange hue. I've used it on many of my clients and this is one of my favorite looks.

Remember that sometimes Less is More. 

Base: I used Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Stromboli..

Eyes: I started with bronzed color and applied it all over her lid. I then used a champagne shimmer highlight for the brow bone and inner corner. I used the same bronze color to define the lower lash line and smoke it out. For the water line i used a brown pencil, added some natural lashes and added lots of mascara.

Cheeks:  For her cheeks i used a peach tone blush to keep it natural. My favorite right now is Edward Bess Monte Carlo quad

Lips: Last but not least i used an orange lipstick to complete this look. My favorite orange is 

Hope you enjoy the color as much as i do. For bookings email  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bronzer and Blush in 3 Steps!!

Bronzer can be very tricky, but with the right technique you will have it down in no time! Remember that just like everything that we learn in life, Practice Makes Perfect!! 
What you will need: 

*Matte Bronzer in 2 shade darker than your skin tone. (preferably with a orange or yellow undertone)

Perfect colors:

MAC Bronzing Powder-Bare shouldered bronze


*Blush in a light pink or coral color. 
Perfect colors:

NARS-Orgasm (for a slight shimmer effect)


NYX Peach (matte)

Step One: Find your cheekbone. There is a trick to this and it is very simple. Grab your blush brush against your face starting at the center of the ear and placing the brush diagonal towards the corner of the lip.
Step Two: Grab a brush that has a slant to it.  This will make it easier to apply. Once you have your brush dab it into the bronzer. (Don’t be afraid of getting too much on the brush). Swipe the brush down your cheekbone ending before the apple of your cheek. 
Step Three: Using another blush brush or clean the one you just used, dab it into the blush. Place the brush right on the apples of the cheek. (Smile to see where to find your apples). In a circular motion blend the blush on the cheek until you see the color and then blend towards the bronzer. 

Kendall and Kylie Jenner in the desert!!

It's always a great shoot when working along side these two. They are not only easy to work with but are fun as well. Here are some shots of a desert shoot we did. 

And of course MAKEUP BY: ME (Gaby Ramos Torell)