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Written By: Brigitte on October 8, 2013 5 Comments
Kate Moss for YSL

I recently came upon this rare commercial clip from 1994 – Kate Moss for YSL’s Opium fragrance, directed by the great Satoshi Saikusa. The extremely talented and demanding cinematographer – the late Jean-Yves Escoffier – checked every eyelash, every molecule of makeup. He drove me crazy…and made me a better makeup artist.

At […]

Written By: Brigitte on February 11, 2012 6 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 […]

Written By: Brigitte on January 23, 2012 Comments Off on E! Scouted – The Ultimate Fashion Makeover
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, […]

Written By: Brigitte on November 27, 2011 4 Comments
E! Scouted – The joys and perils of a reality show…

The show “Scouted” premieres on E! Monday 11/28 at 10pm. That’s tomorrow! And guess what? I signed on to be the lead makeup artist for all eight episodes. I’ll only be on camera now and then, as part of the studio makeover team. Still, I left my comfort zone of the […]

Written By: Brigitte on October 22, 2011 9 Comments
Fashion or Glamour – two different approaches to makeup!

I’m very, very excited about this project with MAC! It’s an important subject and as far as I know, nobody has really approached it. I’m pouring my soul into it! in New York on 11/1 and LA on 11/3. Please come.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Written By: Brigitte on April 3, 2011 Comments Off on Impossibly Beautiful?
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 […]

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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