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Written By: Brigitte on February 10, 2012 No Comment
E! Scouted – Alwyn’s Makeover

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. […]

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Written By: Brigitte on February 6, 2012 2 Comments
E!  Scouted – Hallie’s Makeover

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.

Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Connelly

The eyebrows are a big part of what makes this look […]

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Written By: Brigitte on January 23, 2012 No Comment
E! Scouted – Lindsay’s Before and After

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.

Lindsay in a no makeup look.

Below are a couple of […]

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Written By: Brigitte on December 30, 2011 No Comment
Gold Standard

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 […]

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Written By: Brigitte on December 26, 2011 2 Comments
My Makeover of Nicole Scherzinger for Allure

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 […]

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Written By: admin on December 12, 2011 1 Comment
Mascara Reality Check

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 […]

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Written By: Brigitte on October 7, 2011 4 Comments
Sixty is the New Forty

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 […]

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Written By: Brigitte on September 10, 2011 14 Comments
Great Foundation: a short lesson

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 […]

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Written By: Brigitte on August 22, 2011 No Comment
The Art of Eyeliner

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 […]

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Written By: Brigitte on July 25, 2011 2 Comments
New Fall 2011 eye shadows from Chanel

“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 […]

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