Month: April 2014

New Images!

Here are some images from my shoot in Brooklyn the other week. How cute?! I love my job!

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Male Models in New York City

So, last week I ventured into New York City to shoot with an agency male model and stylist for a lookbook. I loved it.

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I’ve been to New York a bunch of times but it still totally confuses me. And I’ve never been to Brooklyn. So I had a bunch of fun exploring.

The shoot took place in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. The train from Manhattan dropped me off only a few blocks from the studio. My walk down Kent Street was beautiful and at one point I even said to myself that I could live there. I loved everything about it, it was gorgeous. Of course I took pictures.

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How pretty?! LOVE IT. I had an incredibly fabulous day overall. The shoot went great and my model was lovely. I’m really looking forward to sharing the photos! And I even had the chance to run up with some old friends. I’m really looking forward to my next visit!

Check back often for more photos from my latest shoot!

MUFE 11 Foundation Palette

Something that I’m totally obsessing over and I think everyone should know about, is the Make Up For Ever 11 Foundation Palette.

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This palette is literally everything you need for foundation, highlight and contour. And it can be matched to every skin tone. How great, right?! AMAZING.

This palette is definitely the most portable of all my foundations and concealers. The pan stick shades are easy to blend and easy to build, allowing for light to full coverage. The placement of the wells in a clear container make color matching a cinch.

The colors from top right to left are: 070 White, IVOR Ivory, CF1 Porcelain, P6 Light Beige, 5W Medium Beige, 6W Warm Beige

Empty Well, P2 Pink Beige, 7W Mat Beige, 8W Golden Beige, P4 Caramel, 10W Chocolate Beige

The Ivory and Chocolate Beige colors are my favorite for highlight and contour. I use the lightest color Ivory to highlight under the eyes and above the cheek bones. I also put a little on the forehead and on the brow bone. The deepest color, Chocolate beige, is use for contour in the hollows of the cheeks, along the jawline, nose, and the forehead around the hairline. I sometimes like to apply contour from the nose into the brow and above the highlight near the temples. I find the white to come up too white for highlight but is really nice for mixing.

I also use the Porcelain and Medium Beige colors pretty frequently on clients.

If you’re a lover of custom matching foundations, perfectly placed highlights and Kardashian contour, this palette is definitely for you.

Lorac Pro Palette

I recently acquired a new must have: the Lorac Pro Palette!

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This baby is gorgeous. I’ve had my eye on it for a few weeks and finally decided it needed to be mine. I’ve only seen it in store a few times. The day I went to pick mine up, it was out of stock so I ordered it from Ulta.

This palette is a must have for me. I can accomplish so many looks from one versatile palette, which totally cuts down on what I need to carry in my kit.

The colors are all fantastic and all have great pigmentation. The top row houses matte colors ranging from white to black, with the bottom row in all sheer shimmer colors. Basically the essentials to build anything. I’m in love.

I’ve used this palette to create a variety if looks. Soft bridal looks can be achieved by using the pink, mauve, espresso, white and cream colors. While the deep purple, black and espresso colors can be used to create a slightly more dramatic look. I’ve even used just the different shades of brown to smoke out my eye for that perfect Kim K look.

Not only is this now an essential to my kit, it’s also an essential to my personal makeup bag. I would highly recommend checking out the Pro Palette next time you’re at Ulta. Oh and word on the street, the lines now available at Kohls.

The Lorac Pro Palette retails for $42- best price ever! Check it out and make sure to let me know what you guys think in the comment section below!

-R