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Creating a Makeup Effect – One Model Place

diner_shot_with_hedleyPhoto by Matt Barnes, Westside Studio

Hi Everyone, I love creating different looks, hence I really love my career as a makeup/hair/spfx artist.

Although I have been involved in a number of great projects over the years, one of my recent favorites was a greaser-style shoot with the rock band, Hedley. Besides working with Hedley, one of the things that made this shoot so special was a top notch team including Matt Barnes (photographer), Courtney Boyd (producer), and Dwayne Kennedy (wardrobe stylist).

There is a lot that goes into the production of a large-scale photo shoot. Time is money and the shoot must run smoothly. Communication is very important, so budgets, looks, location and scheduling were all discussed at a pre-production meeting for this shoot took place. At the end of the day, we needed to put together a well-executed shoot and produce something awesome.

At the pre-production meeting, Matt Barnes explained the lighting, how the shots were going to be organized as well as what looks he liked for us to go with. From my end, I relayed to the producer my requirements that all of the models come with clean, dry hair, no makeup and no nail polish

The theme for this photo shoot was very “Greasers” inspired. Once learning about this, I researched a lot of 50’s looks that would compliment the concept. I also needed to go with great looks that could be done in the shortest amount of time with lasting power as there were 3 locations and some of the shots were outdoors. I watched the movie “Grease” for reference. On the shoot day, Dwayne, the models, Hedley, and Courtney all got organized. Since all the shots were group shots and everyone was a “hero” (no background talent), it meant we all had to work well and quickly as a team. Dwayne would take certain models and dress them while I started on hair. Read more…

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Poor But Sexy Magazine Article

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Please feel free to check out the new blog in Poor But Sexy Magazine: http://www.poorbutsexy.ca/the-artists-guide-to-self-publishing-part-i/

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You wouldn’t be wrong to say that Robert Brodey, author of the political thriller, “Josef’s Lair” , and Natalia Zurawska, author of “I’m Not Making This Up”, a book of make-up tips for fashion newbies, come from different ends of the arts spectrum. One is an avid photojournalist and the other a talented hair and makeup artist.

What both of these authors had in common was the goal of writing a book and taking it public with or without an agent or publisher behind them. For the next two days, we will find out how they did it, what companies they chose to work with and what their results were. If you’ve ever wondered about self-publishing, stay tuned. – excerpt from article

A HUGE thanks to Photography and Art Direction duo Thomas Bollman and Ingrid Jones of

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Photo of cover by Matt Barnes – www.thatsthespot.com

 

 

Before and After Makeup - Get the Look
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Fresh Faced Day Look – Before and After for Anokhi Media

Thanks so much to Anokhi Media.

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Makeover Milestone for Trend Hunter

Hi Everyone,

Trend Hunter is an amazing company that researches all of the latest and greatest trends.

They recently reached a milestone of 2 billion hits!

Check out the makeovers and article.

http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/party-makeover

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Moov Magazine Article

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Laura Dern – Get The Look

Elevate the look

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Beach Beauty Tips

Beach Beauty Tips Natalia

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Best Beauty Picks For Summer

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Fall/winter makeup and beauty tips

I’ve been a professional makeup, hair and special effects artist for 10 years and recently published a makeup e-book featuring the best tips, tricks and techniques I have learned over the years, as well as some of my favourite products. I believe every woman should look and feel her most confident. However, the cold temperatures outside and the forced indoor heating can take a toll on your skin and hair. Here are some of my favorite tips to keep you looking and feeling your best this season.

1. When fall and winter weather set in, it’s time for a foundation and concealer change. At this point in the year, tans fade and a lighter shade of makeup is needed to match your skin tone. To find the best match, apply with fingers along your jaw line. Your foundation should blend seamlessly into your neck. Make sure to test it in outside light as well, since commercial lighting can distort colors.

I love Hello Flawless by Benefit because it comes in a variety of shades. You can apply it as a powder or wet for a heavier coverage. Use your finger to layer it as a concealer for areas that need extra coverage. It even contains an SPF of 15.

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2. Stay moisturized! Johnson and Johnson Baby Oil Gel is extraordinary. I love the smell as well as the thick consistency — unlike baby oil there are no spills. Apply it in the shower and rinse off for baby soft skin. It comes in aloe vera and vitamin E, shea and cocoa butter and lavender formulations.

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3. Blush does wonders! A little bit of color on the cheeks can wake you up when you’re feeling tired and brighten up a pale fall or winter complexion. I love the color selection and texture of Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Crème blush. You can also apply it to lips! For special offers from Elizabeth Arden check out http://verified.codes/Elizabeth-Arden

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4. Wind and cold temperatures can dry tresses out. Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask is the perfect solution for dry hair. Apply the moisturizing mask to your head and relax. Rinse it out after 10 minutes for amazing results. The smell is heavenly.

moroccan oil

5. For any hair type, dry, cold weather and winter hats add frizz and make hair brittle. There is nothing better than TRESemme´Platinum Strength Heat Protecting Spray. This spray smells delightful while protecting and strengthening hair. Simply spray generously all over hair to tame frizz and give long-lasting results.

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6. Lips are one of the first things to dry out during cool weather. For a perfect pout, slough off dry skin with a toothbrush (I have an extra one just for this). Apply Vaseline or your favorite lip balm — I love Burt’s Bees — and leave on overnight.

burt's bees

7. Darker lip colors are trendy in cold months (I love the shades by MAC). For lasting results, use a lip liner of the same shade as your lipstick or gloss, or one shade lighter, and fill in your whole lip. Next, apply your color. To prevent bleeding, use a cotton swab dipped in translucent powder and trace around your lip line.

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8. For perfect feet, slough off any dead skin. In or right after the shower is best since softened skin is easier to remove than dry. The Ped Egg is perfect as it collects dead skin for easy disposal and includes a pumice stone at the bottom (just don’t be overzealous!). After scrubbing, apply a foot lotion such as Peppermint Foot Lotion from the Body Shop. For an even more luxurious feeling, put a small amount of the lotion into a glass bowl and heat it in the microwave until warm, testing it first before applying all over feet.

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I hope you enjoy these tips and find them useful through the fall and winter season!

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Best 9 Tips for Makeup Lovers

Hi,

My name is Natalia Zurawska and I have been a professional makeup/hair/spfx artist for the last 10 years. I recently came out with a makeup e-book, which features the best tips, tricks and techniques I have learned over the years as well as some of my favorite products. I believe every woman should look and feel her most confident in just a few minutes without breaking the bank.

It is currently available on Amazon – http://astore.amazon.com/wwwcolourcham-20

Here are the best 9 Tips I would love to share with you:

  1. Always start makeup application with a clean and moisturized face. Moisturize lips well and tweeze any stray brows so the redness will subside by the time you are done. If your lips are really dry, slough with a toothbrush with Vaseline or balm for a perfect pout. Apply visine if needed.This cleanser is amazing and gentle. It also comes with its own reusable cleansing cloth. Mèreadesso also carries a great all-in-one moisturizer. The packaging for thecleanser also doubles as a little makeup case to fit standard size makeup brushes. Mèreadesso is great for all types of skin including acne prone.mereadesso-face-next-cleanser_large_large
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    Shu Uemura also has an amazing skin purifying cleansing oil, which contains 8 botanical ingredients. Jojoba oil activates collagen to renew skin, olive squalene (derived from olive oil) provides anti-oxidant effects, ginger root reduces inflammation and helps fight wrinkles, shea butter brightens the complexion, camellia oil nourishes skin, safflower oil strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, soy supports blood circulation to vitalize skin and corn oil hydrates deep down with omega-3, -6 and -9 fatty acids. I also love how the bottle has a lock function – no more spills. 3 or 4 pumps is all you need. Apply to face without water and massage in an upward circular motion.  Gently add water. Makeup, as well as even the most waterproof mascara seem to glide right off. I love the smell as well.shu-uemura-cleansing-oil-sublime-164247_L
    www.shuuemura.caApply face cream, in the same upward circular strokes. Allow cream to sink in. Cream application also helps in the prevention of wrinkles and sets the base for the makeup.

    • You do not need to spend a fortune on creams, just compare ingredients in the most expensive creams and find a less expensive cream with the same ingredients.
    • The difference between day cream and night cream is the use of Sunscreen. Sunscreen is essential year round to prevent wrinkles as well as skin damage SPF 15 or higher is recommended.

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    Mature skin tends to need more moisture. I love the cream by Olay. It work well for all skin types, it includes UV protection and the price is as great as the results.
    www.olay.ca

  2. If you break a powder – this works for blush, bronzer, and eye shadow as well. Simply collect back into the container and spray with rubbing alcohol to make a paste. Don’t worry if you add too much, it will just take a little longer to dry. Smooth and clean off edges and leave open to dry. It will be back in its proper form and the alcohol has sanitized it. This is also great if you have remnants of powder and bronzer. I simply collect it and make a paste – you have a powder and bronzer in 1. Try this with eye shadows as well. It can create some really lovely unique shades.
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    www.maccosmetics.com
  3. Put cream in the microwave for a few seconds in the colder months or in the fridge in the summer months. The heat or coolness when applied make you feel oh so luxurious. Make sure to test the heat on your inner wrist to prevent burns.icePacks
  4. Put ice packs in a sandwich bag (to prevent leaks and condensation) and throw into your makeup bag in hot climates.  This prevents any makeup from melting and changing texture.
  5. If your tube of lipstick is almost empty, simply scrape out the rest with a small knife or end of a small makeup brush.  Place the lipstick into a medicine container (clear is best) that you can find in any drug store and melt in the microwave for about 25 seconds until melted. This creates a perfect palette. The clear container allows you to see the colour. You can also label it if you like. No more waste! You can also mix colours.mac-lipstick
    www.maccosmetics.comclinique-lipstickwww.clinique.compillBoxI love the lipsticks by M.A.C as well as Clinique.
  6. If you are in a pinch, you can easily use mascara as a liquid eyeliner as well. Simply use your eyeliner brush and sweep across the mascara wand and apply. Smudge gently with fingers if you like for a smoky look.
    300I love the 24 Hour Lash blast mascara by Covergirl. The brush has the perfect shape to saturate each lash while adding volume and length and it stays put.
    www.covergirl.ca
  7. When looking for a foundation, be sure to test it along your jaw line. Blend in well. Walk around with it for a while as well as in day light out doors as store lights are different. Most women will need 2 shades of foundation. One during summer and fall (more tan) as well as winter and spring.
    MCXFace Atelier Ultra Pro foundation contains silicone as well as a primer that is built right in. The colour selection is perfect.
    www.faceatelier.com
  8. When applying bronzer, apply only where the sun would naturally hit your face – forehead, nose and chin and circle remnants around cheek area. Make sure to dust your décolletage as well as the body needs to match the face.Pure Finish Mineral Bronzer Open CompactI love the bronzer by Elizabeth Arden. The dial lets you get a fresh ground glow every time you use it. The bronzer is also infused with minerals, mica, and a seawater complex as well as A, C and E vitamins.
    www.elizabetharden.ca
  9. When painting your nails, apply a base coat in three light strokes – this prevents streaks, polish (2 thin coats), and a topcoat to prevent chips. Apply the topcoat to the underside of your nails as well and paint your thumbs last to prevent smudges. If you are in a rush, gently rinse hands in cold water. It helps the polish cure faster.
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    www.revlon.catrade-dress-attorney-trademark-lawyer-opi-nail-polishwww.opi.comRevlon Multicare Base + Top Coat is perfection. It goes on so evenly and protects nails.I love the nail polish by O.P.I. Besides have a tremendous amount of beautiful colours, the polish lasts and goes on so evenly. The names of the shades are so cute as well.
  10. When applying darker eye shadow make sure to apply to lids and not too far up the eyelid. Use a light eye shadow close to the brow to add contrast. Blend well. Add liner. Wait a few minutes, as some shadow remnants will fall. Clean under eyes and then apply concealer. Line not only the tarsal plate (the bottom inner eye line, but the upper inner eye line as well for added drama.
    Benefit Smokin Eyes Palette
    www.benefitcosmetics.commac-eye-shadow-satin-taupewww.maccosmetics.comMy favorite eye shadows are by Benefit as well as M.A.C. The Benefit kits are great as they come with instructions, tweezers as well as concealer and highlighter and they look great on all skin tones.M.A.C eye shadows are legendary. They blend so well and come in so many different shades and formulations.

    My favorite eyeliner is Exact Eyelights by Cover Girl. It goes on so smoothly which is perfect for such a sensitive areas such as eyes. It is also waterproof yet can still be smudged for a different look.

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    www.covergirl.ca

    Benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer. It comes in 3 different shades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, 5 being the darkest. The colour tone is amazing and matches so many Caucasian/Asian/Spanish skin tones.

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    www.benefitcosmetics.com

I hope you have enjoyed these tips.

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