IMATS New York

This will be my first trade show and I get to go with the fabulous Serenity and Scott of Serenity+Scott Beauty! Also Samantha Reilly will be at our both so come by and say hey!!IMATS

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From Naughty to Nice

Again this girl is so much fun to paint. So I wanted to re-post the naughty picture from the other day beside today’s just to show what makeup can really do for a person. One can completely tell you mood… your story with a flick of a brush ( and a little Instagram filters ūüėÄ ).

Aubrey to Aubrey

Pretty in Pink!

Serenity+Scott

I like the trends of color going on so I gathered up some of my favorite pinks from Serenity+Scott.

#1- Pink Bubbles(G10) a spearmint flavored, very opaque lip-gloss with high color impact. These glosses from Serenity+Scott more importantly do not have a sticky finish.

#2 Claire(S55) eye-shadow ¬†is a beautiful crease color. This color is actually named after Claire Danes from the tv series Homeland. Serenity and Scott meet with Homeland’s Makeup Artist and created this color for her character to wear for the show.

#3 Phlox(S35) eye-shadow gives a soft iridescent pink that looks great for a pink lid or as a soft crease color.

#4 Georgia Peach(S22) eye-shadow is one of my favorites to add to the crease. Soft and subtle gives warmth to lid or crease. I add this color on top of Georgetown (S28) a lot.

#5 Coral Reef(B5) blush is beautiful pop of color with just a hint of shimmer to give you that summer glow.

#6 Haute Pink(NL7) is what I call my Nicki Minaj pink. This pink delivers a powerful punch of color to the lip. Add this underneath Pink Bubbles and POW! you have a beautiful bold pink lip.

The brushes HAVE ARRIVED!

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The new Serenity+Scott¬†brushes are officially here. I am in love! As a makeup artist the first thing I noticed was the balance of these brushes. The blending ability of these brushes are beautiful and key, but also they feel so soft on my clients’ skin. Everyone I have applied makeup to always comment on the softness.

I work as a manager at the flag ship store for Serenity+Scott, Makeup at the Grove Arcade, as well as work a free lance Makeup Artist and I must say  these brushes are amazing. They are numbered 1 through 12, which makes communication about them so much easier.

The Number One brush is a concealing brush that offers a little more flexibility than the Number Two concealing brush. Number One I use when I would like a lighter application of concealer and Number Two I use when I would like a little more.

Number Three is our traditional foundation brush but with a spin. With the circular-cut Japanese synthetic fiber, that all the brushes sport, the flexibility of the fiber is greater than most synthetic fibers. This works great with buffing in your foundation.

Number Four brush is an angled blush/bronzer brush. With its density it picks up both powder and creme beautifully.

Number Five brush is a denser shadow brush that I use often for highlights and lids, very often as another concealer brush also.

Number Six brush is my favorite crease brush ever. This brush is super fluffy so it picks up little pigment and deposits little pigment, giving you more control.

Number Seven and Number Eight are both great smudging and detail-er brushes for around the eye area.

Number Nine is the angled liner brush. This brush allows you to work in powder and gel. I personally work in gels mostly for my work and am super picky about a liner brush. The length of the bristles gives you the ability to pinch the fibers for a finer line.

Number Ten is a mascara fan brush. For people who love a mascara but dislike the wand that is has, this brush is perfect.  Also for those hard to reach lashes or simply you would like a lighter application.

Number Eleven a lip brush.  A lip brush gives you that finished edge to any lip. Also there is always more lipstick left in that tube.

Number Twelve is a powder brush like no other. It too is a fluffier brush and gives a beautiful light weight application of any powder.

Foundation… which one?

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Tinted moisturizers, BB cream, CC cream, liquid, mouse, powder……oh my!

Which one to choose? First off what is your skin type? Your skin type plays a HUGE role in which type of foundation you should choose. Second SPF or no SPF? Third what type of finish do you want  to achieve with your foundation? Now we begin to look into foundations.

I should start by saying that all the above names are foundations.

Tinted moisturizers are not moisturizers. Calling them moisturizers is away to get those who are afraid of foundations into a foundation. They are a lighter weight foundation often with a dewy skin like finish. Great for drier skin types but also they can work on oily skin. I personally wear one every day and I am super oily. Tinted moisturizers also can have SPF.

BB cream and CC creams are again a new way of selling a foundation. Often these two products have higher SPFs and have a very dewy finish. These two products vary greatly from company to company so if you can take ’em for a test drive.

Liquid vs. mouse vs. powder. Liquid and mouse are going to give you the most coverage. I always recommend these two products to drier skin types. The finishes vary from dewy to matte, the finish depends on your needs and taste. ¬†Powder bases differ greatly and this will affect their coverage and finish. “Mineral” powders are typically not for HD nor are they camera friendly. The term mineral kinda makes me nuts in the sense if it is a pigment most likely it is a mineral. “Mineral” was coined when companies wanted to remove water out of foundations to alleviate the need to use preservatives. ¬† Talc based powders are a heavier coverage however not great for drier skin types. Non talc based powders are a better option for drier skins.

My latest Commercials

Thought I would share some of the past commercial jobs I have had the great pleasures of being on.

Bonesteel Films: http://www.bonesteelfilms.com/#mi=1&pt=0&pi=10&p=-1&a=0&at=0

Sysco-“One Table”

Biltmore- “Itinerary”

Steve Murray Films:  http://vimeo.com/stevemurrayfilm

http://vimeo.com/63611724                     http://vimeo.com/59150139

http://vimeo.com/63414611                     http://vimeo.com/51133466

All grown up!

This line has been a labor of love for sure. I have to say that I had a small hand in picking some of the colors. My favorite thing has to be The Hamptons. It is a bronzer that is perfect for contouring and ideal for people who are fair. It isn’t orangey but rather it is more of a ashy color to look super lite and natural. Love love love it! Wish Serenity and Scott luck. They are all the way in Vegas at the largest cosmetic show in the US to launch the new line.

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