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 […]more→
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 […]more→
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 […]more→
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 […]more→
Did you know that until about the 1920’s, the upper classes considered a tanned appearance to be an entirely undesirable effect from being outdoors, only suited to farmers and workers?
As sports and the popularity of outdoor life rose, though, so did the sun-kissed look. It became the craze it is today thanks to the […]more→
For years, sociologists, moms and therapists have been blaming magazines and advertisers for communicating to young women an impossibly high standard of beauty that makes normal mortals feel inadequate.
One brand has been watching and marketing to match. Make Up For Ever has launched a new campaign for their “HD Makeup” which cleverly stirs […]more→
Makeup artists just love the idea of having products made just for them!
The first time I came across the concept of customization was in London in the 80’s. I had always had a hard time finding a foundation that would match my neutral/slightly olive skin tone in a world of pink based skin […]more→
I love a strong, electric color statement for Spring: a flick of electric purple liner, a dab of harlequin green – or my favorite: Shocking Pink on the lips!
Back in May, I did a look featuring this wild pink shade in an eight page trend story for a very visible Condé Nast […]more→
Can you feel that we are in the full swing of Fashion Show season?
Today the fashion-gypsies crowd London, tomorrow they’ll be seen in Milan and Paris. What new fun ideas does this glamorous circus bring? What is the current mode-mood?
Fashion is like a wave with crests – which are the […]more→
Until recently the typical female characters in the video-game-world were a rather predictable bunch of pumped-up, under-dressed Barbarella-Barbies conceived for an audience of adolescent shut-ins. Lately however, I have started noticing some more intriguing looking avatars in the window of my neighborhood GameStop.more→