Written By: Brigitte on June 28, 2011 No Comment
Tip: how to balance your tan

Ladies, it is summer and you need to make sure the face you so carefully protect from the sun actually matches your decolleté and arms when you wear that divine barely-there-number that passes as a dress!

I have to do this at work all the time since the models and VIP’s always have a paler facial […]

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Written By: Brigitte on June 4, 2011 2 Comments
Glamour Past and Present

Why, oh why is the notion of beauty and glamour so hard to keep current? Why is the default mode always a reference to some tacky TV show from the 80’s? I just received an invitation to attend a trade show for Cosmetics and Beauty and the poster looks like an image from […]

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Written By: Brigitte on May 17, 2011 15 Comments
Black Box Project – 21st century tarot

Occasionally I get a great a job that I can sink my creative teeth into. This was the case with the Black Box Project for the luxury paper goods company Iggesund that I was involved with a few months ago.

Guest creative director Marc Benhamou imagined a game of tarot cards of […]

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Written By: Brigitte on May 9, 2011 5 Comments
Ellie Goulding on Saturday Night Live

Got to work with the amazing singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding who came to NY to perform at the Regis and Kelly show and at Saturday Night Live. I was absolutely thrilled to meet her: she’s talented, pretty, I’m obsessed with her music AND she sang a whole set at the William and Kate wedding. […]

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Written By: Brigitte on May 3, 2011 6 Comments
Fresh Face at the Met Ball

Last night I had the pleasure of working again with the delightful young Irish actress, Saoirse Ronan. She attended the Met Ball – the Costume Institute Gala held annually at the Metropolitan Museum in New York – for the first time. She wore a striking deep, rich red crepe bodice and sequined tulle […]

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Written By: Brigitte on April 23, 2011 7 Comments
So you want to be a makeup artist?

A question I get asked all the time is: “How can I become a makeup artist?” My first answer might be: what KIND of makeup artist do you want to be?

Makeup careers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. There’s a big difference between the aesthetic, techniques and requirements within […]

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Written By: Brigitte on April 3, 2011 No Comment
Impossibly Beautiful?

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 […]

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Written By: Brigitte on March 31, 2011 2 Comments

Hi everyone,
apologies for my silence. Just came back from Europe and working on a nice, juicy blog about retouching that should be out by Sunday. It will be worth the wait! Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page: fashionfortheface.com which has short and fast little remarks.
A bientôt!

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Written By: Brigitte on March 3, 2011 No Comment
All-American Makeup – Allure, March 2011

The makeup is a take on the classic American makeup of the 80’s

The concept for this Allure story shot by Patrick Demarchelier with Karlie Kloss was “All American”. For the makeup, I tapped into what defined American makeup-fashion when I moved to New York in the late 80’s. […]

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Written By: Brigitte on February 14, 2011 1 Comment

Has your budget been tightening up? Did you have to forget about the hot new handbag so you could make the rent? Has shopping as therapy been put on hold? Well, in leaner times a girl can indulge in smaller luxury items—makeup being one of them. And if the usual designer […]

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