Written By: Brigitte on May 19, 2012 5 Comments
Tanning 101

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 […]

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Written By: Brigitte on April 17, 2012 2 Comments
Glam Girls for Vanity Fair

So here it is, my pride and joy, the one cover that had eluded me until now: the prestigious Vanity Fair with a few of my favorite ladies – in bed together!

Truth be told, a booking like this can be quite daunting since there might be a lot of studio and celebrity politics involved. […]

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Written By: Brigitte on March 26, 2012 9 Comments
Color me beautiful:  How to wear bright makeup colors

I love working with really vivid colors when I have the opportunity. Bright blues, mint greens and neon orange shades are not for every job nor every client. On the other hand there’s no reason to feel intimidated by a splash of color because there are ways to control the madness.

The good […]

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Written By: Brigitte on March 16, 2012 4 Comments
Springtime: refreshing your makeup kit

We have just had a few splendidly sunny days in New York to remind us that spring is just around the corner. It comes as a soft warm light, a gorgeous burst of color and the feeling of wanting to shed everything winter. Am I the only one who wants new clothes, a fabulous […]

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Written By: Brigitte on February 11, 2012 8 Comments
Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty

The first time I met Cindy was in 1986 on a trip to St Barths for Vogue Paris with Patrick Demarchelier. I was struck not only by how absolutely stunning but also how confident and poised she was for her 19 years. She had not reached the status of supermodel yet, but had […]

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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 January 23, 2012 No Comment
E! Scouted – The Ultimate Fashion Makeover

The last episode of Scouted on E! was broadcast last Monday. As you may know I was the makeup artist responsible for the makeovers of the lovely girls hoping to become models. I loved the experience of the show and the authentic angle it put forward: no unrelated celeb as a host, […]

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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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