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The 5 Looks of Ashley Simpson at #NYFW 2013

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This post is one of my favorites, since it shows how many different looks you can achieve (ahhh, the power of makeup!).

Once again, Nick Barose worked his magic.  These five looks very in intensity, but are an amazing example of how alittle creativity and switching up your lipsticks, and application techniques can give you such a wide array of looks! 

Which beauty look is your favorite?

LOOK 1: (PICTURE ABOVE) 90's supermodel Chic

  • We went with strong arch dark brows with matte everything from matte brown smoky eyes ( Estee Lauder 5 Colours Eyeshadows in Bronze Dunes)
  • Matte nude lips with 90's essentials Mac lip pencil in Spice, remember those? all the cool sexy people used to line their lips with it.

Look 2: Rockstar eyes with glued on jewels

  • ( you can't really see here but in the hi-res pic you can see we glued rhinestones to her inner corners of eyes, )
  • Sephora Jumbo 12 Hrs Liner in Brown was used all around 

" A dark smoky eyes can look too serious sometimes so by funking it up with rhinestones, it add a fun rock star elements to it"

LOOK 3: Orange lips with Bronze smoky eyes: "Orange is in interesting color for lips, it's less expected than red and definitely more youthful and fun, a good way to look glam but quirky with out being too formal " Pair it with shimmery coppery bronze smoky eyes. ( Products used:MAC Lipstick in Morange, and Chanel Duo Eyeshadows in 37 Sables) 

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Photo Op Makeup Tips: How to Look Good in Pictures

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Today’s two posts come courtesy of a very amazing guest.  I am beyond thrilled that the incredible Nick Barose took time to share some of his makeup magic with me.  

Nick glammed up Gretchen Mol for the Donna Karen show during New York Fashion Week, and shared his tips on how you can look ready for the camera at all times.  His tips are perfectly transferable for everyday, and assures a natural and elegant makeup look. Enjoy!

“A lot of times people think they need to do a lot more which is true in theory but not really, you can still look like yourself and not look too painted” It’s really about using more powder on T zones and a bit more foundation to look more polished popping up certain features a bit more so you’re not completely washed out on camera.”



  • Invest in a good primer because it’ll really make a difference, I love the Koh Gen Do Pink Make Up Colour Base one because it has pigment in it that fills in fine lines and pores so your skin looks smoother in an instant.
  • On Gretchen I used the pink one to match her pink tone skin, I learned about this product from a fellow make up artist Elaine Offers who is Julianne Moore’s make up artist.


  • People think they need thicker foundation for the camera but they really don’t, if your skin is decent and doesn’t have a lot of pimples, or dark spots then why cover them?
  • Just use a sheer liquid foundation to even them out, Be sure to blend down the neck because in picture you’ll really see if you don’t.
  • Also I always tell people to match their foundation to their jawlines this way it blends in face and neck ( I suggest Estee Lauder DoubleWear Light Foundation)
  • People think they need brighter concealer under eyes which is too but if it’s too light then the flash will make it looks crazy, we all seen pictures of various stars with those white under eyes mishaps….I normally blend a bit of the foundation I’m using in to the concealer this way it all look related as opposed to this bright white stuff under eyes ( Try Cle De Peau The Concealer)
  • Always dust a sheer bronzing powder around perimeter of your face, it really helps shape them more with out you looking bronze “this is perfect especially when you’re showing forehead so it’s not just one big forehead in pictures like Hi!, here’s my Forehead!!!” (Use Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder)
  • Blotting powder on your T zone is your friend!, regular powder won;t cut it with the flash you need blotting powder, it has no colour so it just tone down shine (A favorite is Mac Blotting Powder)
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