Friday, June 19, 2009

Go Nude!

First of all, when I look at this model...I just want to say, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha." She is beyond perfection! Wow, as an artist...I am impressed. Now, back to business. Bobbi Brown will be launching the Nudes Collection for Fall 2009. You can always count on Bobbi to bring you a natural look. She keeps it simple and it always works.

My suggestion, based on what I see: Black Gel liner is used on the upper lid. A brown eyeshadow or brow gel can be used on the brows. Apply bone eyeshadow all over the lid. You can lightly apply a salmon or pale pink color to the lips. A coral blush would work fine for this look. A cream or liquid foundation and a lot of powder. Do not forget your mascara or pop on false lashes. This look can work on anyone; however, application is key. Have fun!

Bobbi Brown's Nude Collection- Fall 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Oh, Honey!

M.A.C. has launched the Naked Honey Collection for Summer 2009. The series features pearlized eyeshadows, shimmer lipglasses, highlight powders, body cremes and fragrances. Honey and its imperial factors, from Greece to Rome, has always been revered as a sweet, healing essence. Naked Honey is suitable for all skintones, application is the key.


Buzz Lipglass

Queen Bee Lipglass
She's a Star Lipglass
High-Light Powder

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fall 2009 Preview(s)

Fall 2009 brings us a spectrum of fabulous colors to include the following families: Plum, Berry, Mango, Espresso, Navy, etc. Dior and Guerlain are cheering for the smoky eye, whether dramatic or not. The plum liner on the Guerlain model's lower lid is exquisite, with the cheek and lip combinations. Nice, subtle smokey eye.

The Dior model, below, is highly dramatic. This look is not appropriate for the office. This is definitely for an evening out, photo-shoot, playtime, special occasion, etc. I believe you get the hint. Honestly, I believe the lip color is a shade too dark. What do you think? The dress/halter top is nice.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summertime...and the Living is Easy

The heat is on and your makeup needs staying power. Several companies offer the gel or paint options, for the eyes. Once the product dries on the skin, it will not move. I am a huge fan of the gel or paint families. Think outside the box with these products. There are so many ways to use them on the eyes (liner, base, etc.). Who really started this phenomenon? I believe either M.A.C. or Bobbi Brown and the other companies followed the trend. The color options below are by Shu Uemura.

The model below is wearing Bobbi Brown, promoting the bronzer collection. Bobbi has actually created a Shimmer Brick for the body. In my opinion, this model looks airbrushed. What do you think? Hmmmm. Bobbi Brown was on QVC, Sunday afternoon and I was impressed. I was in awe at the amount of products she had sold. Are we really in a recession?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lip Service

My focus, as an Artist, has always been the lips and eyes. The accessories for these focal points (eyes, lips & cheeks) tell the story. They take the palette to another level. I am not certain of the original Artist(s) for the designs, below. Whoever you are.....thank you! These looks are so much fun.