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Busy, Busy, Busy

Hello Everyone!

I have truly enjoyed writing these articles on my experiences in the world of fashion. Writing well and with integrity is very demanding. Right now, I find I cannot give Fashion for the Face the focus it deserves. I am choosing to put this writing project on hiatus for […]

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Written By: Brigitte on December 27, 2013 2 Comments
Contour: a reality check!

Although I try not to pay attention, I can’t help but notice an online proliferation of truly outrageous “inspirational” images and tutorials on the subject of contouring. Thinking of the maxim “If you say it enough, it will become the truth”, I have to speak up before war paint techniques of yesteryear become the […]

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Written By: Brigitte on October 8, 2013 5 Comments
Kate Moss for YSL

I recently came upon this rare commercial clip from 1994 – Kate Moss for YSL’s Opium fragrance, directed by the great Satoshi Saikusa. The extremely talented and demanding cinematographer – the late Jean-Yves Escoffier – checked every eyelash, every molecule of makeup. He drove me crazy…and made me a better makeup artist.

At […]

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Written By: Brigitte on June 28, 2013 5 Comments
Blonde Ambition:  go beyond cliché makeup

Creating the right makeup for a blonde is deceptively challenging. Why? Because it’s so easy to overdo it.

To begin with very few women are real blondes, so finding their real color story based on skin tone and hair color demands some expertise. Is the skin yellow-based, pink-based, tan or olive? Or, since her hair color […]

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Written By: Brigitte on March 6, 2013 14 Comments
KICK ASS RED!

Isn’t it true that the red lip is to makeup what high heels are to fashion? The blazing red lip is such a classic that as soon as it’s declared “over” it’s back within six months! Why? Because a red lip is the quintessential anti-drab cure (Can you see me now?) the epitomy […]

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Written By: Brigitte on January 21, 2013 No Comment
Career-Building Makeovers – Corporate style

Some time ago I was invited by Allure magazine to participate in a big marathon-like makeover event for the organization Year Up, a program that provides low-income young adults with the training, skills and personal development to break into the corporate world. My job was to come in with my team and work […]

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Written By: Brigitte on December 12, 2012 3 Comments
Lena Dunham’s Twiggy Makeup

My last on blog on Sixties makeup really hit the pulse of the Next New Thing. Not only are Twiggy references popping up here and there, but I am now on my fourth shoot with that very theme. Looks like the fashion in Spring 2013 is rich in vivid colors, geometric shapes, fun […]

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Written By: Brigitte on November 14, 2012 16 Comments
A <i>Sixties</i> look?  Sure, which one?

On a recent shoot for the cover of one of my favorite magazines, a publication that is the legitimate authority on beauty, I had the pleasure of working with an absolute dream team: an über-famous and accomplished hair stylist, a photographer known for his impeccable taste and gorgeous light, and an iconic editor who’s knowledge […]

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Written By: Brigitte on September 12, 2012 4 Comments
The Many Faces of “Natural” Makeup

Have you ever tried to describe what a natural makeup looks like? I mean, there are as many versions of “natural” makeup as there are Inuit words to describe snow. Yet, for lack of a better definition, this is how most customers will describe the makeup application they prefer. On set, the art […]

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Written By: Brigitte on July 27, 2012 No Comment
Lusting After Longer Lashes

Veruschka knew no limits!

Following below is a great piece about lash extensions and fake lashes written by Judith Newman for the New York Times. It’s relevant and informative so I wanted you all to read it.

My experience with Latisse is that – yes, I have seen a celebrity client get dark […]

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