Category: Professional Grade

Makeup Show Haul: Le Maquillage Pro Foundation Palette (Part 1)

Put down the BBU Palette and push aside Make Up For Ever… Le Maquillage is out to destroy everything  you ‘think’ you know about the ultimate foundation palette. This palette features THIRTY SIX different pans for foundation, concealer, and every type of color correction you can imagine. I have to

Professional Grade: Twin Peeks – Happy Happy Birthday!

Has it already been a year? The lovely twins dropped by for birthday makeup. Shayla is ready to drop her precious bundle any second, but she was up for a sepia toned smoky eye with a touch of shimmer. Big sister Ninah wanted to look fresh and washed in a

Professional Grade: SuperWoman

I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Natascha Hopkins. She’s an actress/stuntwoman who regularly doubles for the likes of : I think she’s a dead ringer for Zoe, and I can see that she can easily do ‘movement’ replacement for Kerry and Jada. For the shoot, we kept 

Professional Grade: Twin Peeks… Mommy-To-Be Makeup

One of the lovely twins is pregnant! For her baby shower, she wanted to look soft and summery… like a Grecian Goddess. The event was outdoors, so we wanted to make sure that everyone looked naturally elegant, and that the makeup held in 100+ degree weather. On Ninah: Hourglass Mineral

Professional Grade: Set Etiquette

I’ve been searching for the right words to lay out my feelings about set etiquette (and general professionalism), so I looked to the experts for a little help: Greene Street Beauty pretty much covers a bunch of things that SHOULD be common sense… but unfortunately are not. So, this week,

FOTD: The Beauty Director

The Alakazia show meant plenty of cameras, and video, so I was informed that I should probably not show up to set looking a mess. Alakazia wanted a general ’40’s vibe for the makeup, with fresh skin and a statement lip. So I did something similar on myself. FACE Diorskin

Professional Grade: Alakazia Fashion + Art Happening

In about 24 hours, designer extraordinaire Alakazia is taking over a fabulous space in Downtown LA. First there was a text, then a phone call… then plans to bring it all together. And would I please handle the beauty aspect …?… and then there was something about  me deciding that

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