Alwyn is what I call a “Hithcock blond” – a reference to the great film director who cast chic Tippi Hedren, Grace Kelly and Kim Novak in his classic thrillers. He said: “The perfect ‘woman of mystery’ is one who is blonde, subtle and Nordic”. A young Cibyll Sheperd also comes to mind. […]more→
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Hallie’s beauty is what the camera loves! With her fair skin, dark hair and strong eyebrows she screams strength and personality. Her face, coloring and vibe remind me of modern beauties such as Anne Hathaway or Jennifer Connelly.
The eyebrows are a big part of what makes this look […]more→
Lindsay represents a “type” that is very popular in high fashion: the renaissance beauty. With her ultra fair-skin, venetian blond (later, red hair) and her round eyes, she looks like she walked right out of classical painting from the 16th or 17th century.
Below are a couple of […]more→
The New Year’s Eve pressure to look gorgeous is ON! For all of you who have been to a bazillion parties by now and who have run out of makeup ideas and even for those of us who have only been to a couple but still can’t think of an idea to vary the inevitable […]more→
I had the pleasure of working with lovely Nicole a couple of times before the January 2012 issue of Allure’s Minimal makeup story. I knew this is a girl who LOVES her makeup, which I understand perfectly. When you’re rockin’ out on stage in big productions with dancers, back-up singers and a band […]more→
I recently saw a hostess on a TV shopping network claim that the mascara she was selling would give the wearer 5 (!) different looks. Over-inflated claims of that kind drive me absolutely bonkers! What might the 5 looks be in reality? Barely-there, average, clumpy, spidery and Tammy Faye? Doesn’t the […]more→
As a woman matures, looking attractive, feminine, and seductive is never out of reach, but it can no longer be achieved with the same long hair, bandeau tops, short skirts and glazed lips as in the party days. Clinging for dear life to one’s youth is about as futile as stopping the seasons from […]more→
The key to a successful career in makeup is SKIN. Managing texture, color, luminosity and radiance is one of the most difficult things to learn.
It is so hard to learn because it’s often a case of forgetting what you know and relying only on what you see. It usually takes my assistants a […]more→
This shot is my favorite shot of the moment: Mila Kunis for the current issue of Glamour UK. She made me think of Jean Shrimpton with her sweet face and those huge eyes, so I did a 60-ish inspired eyeliner, which turned out just the way I wanted – sweet but sexy and amazingly […]more→
“Fashion for the Face” intentionally leaves product review to other bloggers who seem to get incredibly excited about any new makeup gizmo out there. Having witnessed the comings and goings of so many “new”, “fabulous” and “innovative” items over my years in the business, new cosmetics has to be truly amazing before I pop […]more→