December 14, 2012

Holiday Sparkle - The Recap

“Holiday Sparkle” Makeup Workshop – The Recap


 Two of my favorite things to do is host a fabulous party and teach ladies how to apply makeup with confidence and ease.  This past Friday, I combined my two favorite things into one fabulous party and welcomed a houseful of wedding vendors and guests to join me for cocktails, nibbles, and a “Holiday Sparkle” Makeup Workshop! 
After a glass of wine and some mingling, I started the demonstration on our beautiful model, Kym, with a quick everyday look that I like to call “The 5 Minute Face”.  This look focuses on the five essential beauty products every woman should wear that will help them achieve an even skin tone, defined eyes, and color on the lips and cheeks.   I also showed the group how to brighten and highlight different features with the amazing NYX “Milk” Jumbo Eye Pencil.   I then took the look from day to holiday by adding a shimmery highlighter by Nars on the cheekbones and eyes.  I then finished off the look with a sheer cherry lip that delivered the perfect pop for any festive event. My new favorite is Baroque Lip Gloss Pencil by Nars.

We were joined by Motives by Estela who was on hand to provide custom blend foundations and concealers, as well as the wonderfully talented Aida Krgin who photographed every detail of the party. 
Each guest was sent home with a gift certificate for a complimentary “Makeup Overhaul,” which any and every woman can benefit from!   During this service, the client comes to my home-studio and we sort through all of their cosmetics, skin care and makeup tools (brushes, tweezers, etc…).   We talk in depth about their particular lifestyle and beauty concerns and I offer personalized product recommendations for any items that need to be replaced, as well as new items that they may be missing. 
After the “Makeup Overhaul,” I provide a detailed shopping list of all recommended products including where to find them and how much you should budget for each item.   Once the client purchases her new products, she can then schedule a “Lesson in Makeup Application,” so I can teach her how to apply her new and pre-existing products.
Start off 2013 actually using all your makeup that goes untouched because you aren’t sure how to apply it.  Call me at 646-418-5445 to schedule your appointment for a “Makeup Overhaul” and “Lesson in Makeup Application,” so that you too can look and feel your best in the New Year and all the days that follow!   

August 29, 2012

Dark Circles? Learn how to cover them up!!

I have always said that concealer is the most important product a woman should have in her makeup bag.  

Lots of women fear that concealer will look heavy and enhance any fine lines they have around their eyes.  My response to this concern is that if you color correct the dark circles than you will look well-rested and at least 5 years younger!  The lines are there no matter what so you may as well get rid of any red or purple shading that you naturally have under your eyes.  

Here's a simple how to on how to cover your circles with using two products in under 2 minutes.

Photography by Kerri Lynne Photography

What do you need?
My current faves are
Benefit Erase Paste
 Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfecter

Concealer Brush as part of the Flawless Face brush set
Click to order

Step One
Start with the Orange Color Perfector by Laura Mercier and lightly apply under the eye starting from the inner corner and continuing up to the lash line

Step Two

A little goes a long way so dip just the tip of your brush into the pot of concealer and lightly apply over the orange color corrector using short feather strokes until the two are blended together.  

My right eye is successfully concealed
Now I repeat my two steps on the left eye and I'm good to go!

August 28, 2012

Spotlight Photographer - Arielle Doneson featuring Laura

Arielle Doneson Photography

What a pleasure to work with such a talented photographer, Arielle Doneson, at my most favorite venue The Garrison!  Laura was a beautiful bride inside and out!  Her friends were all so wonderful and fun to be around.  

Congratulations Laura and Fritz - enjoy the rest of your honeymoon in the French Riviera!  

LOVE LOVE LOVE this reflection shot



Good job girls!
Keeping your lip gloss perfect is just as chic as drinking champagne through a straw!

August 17, 2012

Spotlight Photographer Ricky Restiano Featuring Megan

I was so excited to work with Ricky Restiano again!

Congratulations Megan and Mike!

August 7, 2012

Bachelorette Party Pre-Bar

I had the best time this past weekend with bride-to-be Meredith, her sister Amanda, and cousin Alyssa!  

I'm sure the friends they met in the city wished they could have joined the pre-party!

August 6, 2012