Thursday, August 2, 2018


Love this clean fresh Daytime Smokey Eye look? Here's how to do it -
SKIN: 1) Start with well-hydrated skin from inside + out. I’m up to 72oz water daily + I use @skyniceland Cloud Cream moisturizer.
2) Skip the foundation. Go for a liquid bronzer I love the sheerness of @drhauschkausa
to add warmth to complexion (put it where sun naturally hits + BLEND). Add concealer if you like —my personal style is to show off my great skin not cover it up.

EYES: The trademark to a Smokey Eye is eyeliner in waterline (bottom and/or top). Try a deep plum from @chantecaille. Smudge any color eyeshadow —here for daytime I use a light platinum shimmer with a plum base by @lancomeparis. Deep enough for definition (plum color pops blue green brown eyes) yet shimmer reflects + keeps light. Use same on lid blending from lashes + into eyeliner for more dense color emanating from lashes (makes ‘em look thicker). Add a stroke of brown or brown-black mascara *I rarely use mascara; my lashes are dyed.

CHEEKS: Pop a pastel peachy-pink cheek cream like @kevynaucoinbeautyfrom the top of apples blended back + out.

LIPS: Keep lips light —it’s Daytime + your skin looks amazing today! Here I use a color with undertones that mimic my natural lip (also seen in my cheeks). @maccosmetics —I confess it’s my fav lip brand!

Festive Lip Color





Autumn Has Arrived! I’m always looking for a reason to wear BERRY LIPS and ’tis the Season­čî║
Love the Jewel-Toned Berry Hue in this light-weight Matte Formula from @tarte Tartiest Lip Paint in RASPBERRY The key to a flawless matte finish is Smooth Lips.
BEAUTY TIP: Make your own lip scrub with coconut sugar or brown sugar (think chocolate chip cookies) your favorite oil (almond, olive) and a cute little jar with a tight lid. Mix ingredients and store in jar. Use your finger to gently rub scrub over your lips. Rinse or lick!
LIP TIP: For more lip color staying power, pat the first layer of color into lips with finger then apply full strength using the wand or your favorite method.
VIOLA! Holiday Look At it’s Prettiest

Bitter Orange 2013 Short Film





Bitter Orange 2013. A lovely throwback short film I did with the spectacular Brie Larson as a 1920s Stylish secretary turned Gangster. Written/Directed by Hope Larson with James Urbaniak + Brendan Hines
•To make her eyes appear more rounded I lined them heavier on the lower outer corners and buffed-out towards inner eye •Rounding out eyebrows from the top gave them a thinner more defined shape —staying true to the period
•Cheeks were covered in red rouge atop the apples
•Lips lined + drenched in red in the shape of a heart, Clara Bow style
•On her Face: Too Faced foundation Nars eyeshadow Chantecaille lipcolor (as cheek + lip)