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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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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 May 9, 2011 4 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 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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Written By: Brigitte on January 11, 2011 2 Comments
Finding the balance: makeup with fashion

Change Reaction – a feature in Allure this month – gave me the opportunity to explore how makeup can complement different fashion looks on a single model. This may be my favorite type of beauty story because I confess, I’m a real sucker for a good makeover. I see it as: one woman, […]

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