Simple, Human, and Real Beauty

Simple, Human, and Real Beauty
As a celebrity makeup artist and stylist- I have worked with countless celebrities to help them achieve a flawless look for their appearances on TV, in movies and on the covers of magazines. To create their “flawless” looks I applied beautiful makeup, coiffed their hair, and dressed them in stunning outfits before they stepped in front of the camera. Once in front of the camera, they were lit perfectly to take away any remaining imperfections…and then in most cases, the images were digitally enhanced after the shoot.

 
How can we live up to the perfect images we see everyday?  We can’t. It takes hours and a team of people to create the images we are bombarded with on a daily basis. 
 
I am so happy that we are finally seeing celebrities stepping out in front of the camera without the makeup, styled hair, lighting, and airbrushing! Yes, they have imperfect skin, wrinkles, freckles and all!  Yes, they are human. Here’s to retraining ourselves to see the amazing in images that are simple, human, and real!
“Let’s get back to the simple truth of humanity” Helen Mirren
Check out the 2016 Pirelli Calendar – untouched photos of celebrities without makeup…Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman and more.

Sweater Weather Beauty and Style

With temps cooling down outside, there are changes we need to make to our beauty and style routine!

Shop Runner!

  • When it comes to clothes, there are a lot of great styles this season – yet who has time to get out to a mall and go shopping.  Online is the way to go!  That’s why I just joined ShopRunner, a site and app that provides its members with FREE unlimited 2-day shipping and FREE return shipping at more than 140 stores like Tory Burch, Calvin Klein and Kate Spade. So, you can stock up on all of you sweater weather essentials fast -without paying shipping fees. Go to shoprunner.com and sign up for a free 30-day trial and if you are an eligible American Express Card Member, you can get it for free.

Don’t Sweat it!

  • We wear heavy sweaters to protect against the cold of the outdoors, but then when we get inside the heat hits us and we start sweating so it’s important to wear a good deodorant.  I prefer Dove’s Dry Spray Antiperspirant.
    It goes on instantly dry and provides 48 hours of odor and wetness protection.  And Dove Dry Spray cares for your skin with Dove ¼ moisturizers.  You can pick it up online at Dove.com or any major drugstore

Toss Out Old Makeup!

  • Every season, it’s important to go through your makeup bag and get rid of anything that has expired.  Remember mascara should be tossed after three months, also switch out your lightweight summer foundation for a more moisturizing one, and switch out the softer lipstick and eyeshadow shades of Summer for darker shades.  Not to mention, it’s always a good time for a new makeup bag!
    I just replaced my old make bag with J.McLaughlin’s Cosmetic Pouch.  I love the beautiful bright print and polished trim, as well as all of the room these bags have inside. I have the larger size for my makeup at home and the smaller size to throw makeup in my purse or travel bag.
    They are available at jmclaughlin.com

Hair!

  • Hereditary hair loss is very common in women ages of 30 and up and accounts for 90 percent of hair loss.  Great news, there’s a treatment that can help!
    I recommend using Women’s Rogaine® 5% Minoxidil Foam, because it’s FDA-approved and is exclusively for women. With continued daily use, once a day every day, this product is clinically proven to regrow up to 25% more hair in 3 months. However, it’s important to be consistent with it even after you start to see regrowth.  Just pick it up at Walgreens or Walgreens.com

    I’m obsessed with the new KISS Professional InstaWave. 

    It is an affordable, fully automatic, tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls and waves with ease.  Now available in three different barrel sizes; ¾ inch, 1 inch and 1 ¼ inch, and in two new colors;  Serenity Blue and Rose Quartz Pink.  Plus it comes with a bonus heat-resistant travel pouch. Simple, easy, and quick for the at-home user – Can be used with either hand, from any position.  You can purchase at Amazon.com