Posts Tagged ‘Flawless’

What do you think about eyebrows? Are they important to you?

If you think they are important than read on. Now that I specialize in eyebrow shaping (as well as makeup) I can see how important eyebrows are to the human face. I have seen my fair share of people without eyebrows whether it was of their own choice or because of some health reason. I have found that they are the frame to your face. They give expression to your face (not that other parts don’t) but they help with surprise and many facial expressions and when they look groomed they give your face that groomed clean look.

I have seen bushy eyebrows, barely there eyebrows and the perfect eyebrow. There are a few ways of keeping your brows from (as my husband and i put it) Attacking your face. There is waxing, threading and tweezing. I specialize in tweezing. Waxing isn,t good for your skin, and threading OMG it kills and makes you tear. i like tweezing coz it pulls out the hairs that you need and nothing extra. Personally i think i am pretty gentle and have been told i am but that is for you to decide. Trimming the brows is another part of the Shaping process and really cleans the brows up.

Duane Reade just opened what they call a Look Boutique which is like a mini sephora but nicer. We do skin analysis there for free – we can tell you if your skin is dehydrated by our hydrometer. We also have a 8x zoom machine which you can see your skin really close up and see everything from dehydration to sun damage – its really worth coming down to check it out. eyebrow shaping is also done there and no appointment is necessary – walk ins are welcome. Makeup consultations are a fun and informative way to get to know how to do your makeup either for everyday or for a special occassion and are free.

Hopefully we will see you there soon. Check us out on 8th Ave between w16th and w17th Aves in Chelsea.

xoxo G

P241303_heroThe Natural Eye Kit contains everything you need to create the pretty, soft, and slightly sexy “natural eyes” you’ve seen on super models and celebrities and have always wanted to perfect for yourself. The three easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards lead you through every fun step to insure a professional looking application every time! An all-inclusive kit that includes nine essential shadows for all-over lid color, highlighting, smudging, and more.

I used it this afternoon on a girl. I love this kit! The colors are amazingly pigmented and they adhered to the lids really nicely and smoothly.

NEUTRALS
Color: Day (Heaven, Velvet Revolver, Sexspresso), Classic (Silk Teddy, Push-Up, Erotica), Fashion (Nude Beach, Honey Pot, Cocoa Puff)

Tips and Tricks

Choose the Natural Eye you desire and follow Jerrod’s step-by-step, easy to follow instruction cards to get the look!
Avoid eye shadow “drop-down” by applying your Natural Eye look first. Next, clean off any excess shadow from under the eye and use your foundation and powder! These steps will keep you flawless and faultless every time.
Prime your lids with eye primers, then witness shadows immediately intensify and blend-our shadow bases eliminate creasing and fading!
The crowning glory of every Natural Eye are lush lashes! Finish your look by applying two or three coats of Mascara for full lush lashes!

stila_195Skin instantly looks softer and younger with this handy multi-tasker. It delivers a hint of sheer coverage, subtle shimmer, SPF 15 and added moisture in one effortless application. Perfect for everyday use, the silky formula blends beautifully for a pretty, luminous look.
I bought this last week at the TPG Pop up shop! I have been using it every since. It does great things for the skin. Its lighter than a foundation but it doesn’t feel heavy. I love it and would recommend it to everyone.
It costs $32 which i think is a little bit steep for that but its a great product.

media.nlPhoto shoots often start at the crack of dawn when even models and celebs don’t look their best and dark circles loom but those dark circles are now a thing of the past! With this lightweight brightener, you’ll be camera ready in no time! It works to make you look your best so you’ll be prepared for any photo opportunity that pops up! That’s why we created this innovative under eye brightener that immediately wakens and brightens skin while adding moisture to prepare for concealer application. Contains lots of skin-boosting ingredients too, like vitamin E, red wine extract, peptides and marine collagen, to help disguise and repair fine lines and wrinkles. PHOTO OP can be used on any area of the face to highlight and add radiance. Winner of Self Magazine Healthy Beauty Award for Best Highlighter.

I tried it out in sephora and I love it!! It really makes your eyes pop and look great!! Bought it this morning for my future shoots! It comes in one color and work for all skin types!

$18.00

pore perfectionI used this yesterday and was pleasantly surprised about the end result!! It looked amazing and my pores were def less visible! the next person to test it on would be my hubby to see how it makes his pores look.
It isn’t the cheapest product on the market but i would def save up to add this to your makeup bag (and mine)
Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to totally minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety, paraben-free formula flashes down to a soft-matte finish, without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result? Flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation applies smoothly, evenly, and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too.

The convenient squeeze tube includes a twist-up dispenser (like school glue!) for easy portion control.

Two unique finishes of Complexion Primer Potions are available. For skin that feels brighter and tighter, try our Brightening formula.

Tips: A little goes a long way! A pea-sized drop of Complexion Primer Potion is all you need to perfect your whole face. Or, try just a touch in the areas where you need it most.
Fill Weight: 30 ml e 1.0 US fl oz
Price: $30.00

NYGARD 003 smallerWhat is the truth about makeup? Most women—even some little girls—wear it.

You’ve seen it all. You’ve seen the clear days, the blotchy days, the tanned days and the days that just look all wrong. Usually, it’s just a bit of blush, sometimes eyeliner, and then on occasion a full makeover. “Man!” You think to yourself. “Why is it so hard to stay clear and good looking?” So you apply your foundation and by the time you’ve put on eyeliner you wish you could just get back into bed and not meet anyone all day. One look in the mirror and you’re back to where you started. After all, who enjoys that pretty, made up face more than you? It’s the toil of woman.

The cosmetics industry makes billions of dollars annually. Fashion and Hollywood have set the standards for “beauty,” and most people agree with their taste. Women of all ages wear makeup! To most, it is important to be fashionable yet fashion is always changing. Funny thing about looking good, sometimes it’s looking like we want to look and others its looking how we think others would like us to look …

The beginning and the end of it is makeup gives us the confidence we might not have had was our face makeup free. I know that as a makeup artist when I do a persons face and they haven’t seen what i have been doing and then i show them, the look on their face when they are finished is priceless they look happy and there is a confidence there that wasn’t before. I have felt that before as well. I would sometimes wake up in a bad mood and then i would spend a good half an hour on my makeup and the end resulted in me feeling better because i had seen myself in a new light and i felt hot.

So in my humble opinion? Makeup is a very important feel good commodity in our daily lives!

natural_mineral_foundationThis lightweight, crushed mineral powder is a “must have” essential! It’s incredibly silky, and provides sheer, high performance coverage and a natural radiance-without any glitter or shimmer. Free of talc and fragrance, it allows skin to breathe, is non-comedogenic, and is quick and easy to use. The exclusive sifter component makes dispensing easy and precise; with a tap of a finger, you get just the right amount–no mess, no waste. Available in the widest variety of the most natural-looking shades anywhere.

A friend of mine gave me a tester of this and this morning i finally tried it!! It is really really good and gives a great cover and feels as light as a feather (actually lighter). i just brushed it on and saw the flawless effect one wants, immediately!

I would def recommend this to everyone out there!!

What fun that was!!! Working with beautiful women.

I love that they incorporated non Model Models who are breast cancer survivors. That is a great thing about NYGARD if you buy something from the store part of what you spend goes to Breast cancer research!

Lashes
One thing that i noticed while i was putting lashes on the girls is that the lashes that are not a full thick strip are much harder to put on. The corners don’t stick as well to the corner of the eye as well as the ones that have spaces in between!! If you see 101 has no space between the hairs but if you look at 113 there is so i prefer to use the 113 type! they stick better and are easier to appl

Airbrush
I can officially do airbrush makeup! I am very excited.
Make up is an art in itself. It surely enhances the appeal and gives you a dignity in society that helps you retain self confidence. Make up is done to make you, you and not someone else. The look that the cosmetic gives you depends on the way you use it and not on how expensive it is. There are different make up tools and their correct application gives the best results.
Women have a right to look beautiful. And to beautify them more they use cosmetics. Every female, girl or women uses cosmetics, some may use eye liners, blush on or mascara and lipstick but the basic thing is to learn to use them correctly.
For the best results of applying cosmetics is skin cleanliness. Healthy skin needs daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing
There are women who are not beautiful but still they look attractive because they know how to apply make up. They sure know the art of caring themselves, and can make heads turn in their direction despite their ordinary looks.
To look beautiful is the dream of every woman because women love to be praised. Its her right, every person has some elements of beauty which needs to be polished and groomed even those flawless models. Makeup plays very important role in the beauty of a woman. Beauty and Makeup serve to one another. They form the most integral bond together. You can become beautiful by applying the right makeup. Makeup application in itself is an art which can be conquered easily. What you need is the right source of information for makeup and beauty tips.
So first thing here needs to be addressed is selection of appropriate makeup technique whether we need to still rely on old traditional makeup techniques or we should move to new emerging makeup techniques which celebrities and models use? Now there is another choice when it comes to airbrushing makeup. What is that? Airbrush makeup is a great alternative to regular make up. Airbrush Makeup leaves the skin looking flawless and silky smooth and has long lasting staying power. There are special foundations especially designed for airbrush application. Applying airbrush makeup requires the use of certain tools to get that look you desire. Foundations, blush and eyes shadow can all be used when applying make up using the airbrush method.
Airbrush makeup has been getting a lot of buzz in the media lately. There have been TV shows that feature the benefits of airbrush makeup. Airbrush makeup has been around since the 1930’s. Makeup artists on the set of “Ben Hur” used airbrush makeup on the hundreds of extras that were on the set. Since then, cosmetic formulas have been evolving and designed exclusivly for use in the airbrush. Airbrush makeup is now the preferred method for professional makeup artists. One of the main reasons for this trend is the evolution of high definition TV and photography. Traditional makeup can look even across the face to the naked eye, but when viewed through HD TV and digital photography, the foundation can look uneven, streaked or splotchy. With airbrush makeup, the liquid color goes on in fine microdots that mimic color pixels used by technology. The tiny dots lay on the surface of the face so smoothly, the finish is most commonly described by everyone who sees it as “flawless” or “porcelin smooth”. Airbrush foundation does not clog pours. It lays on top of the skin and allows it to breath. If that wasn’t enough reason to use airbrush makeup, here is another significant reason: it is sanitary and germ free. Airbrush makeup goes from the bottle, that is never touched by human hands, to the clean airbrush and sprayed directly onto the face. Nothing but air and makeup touch the face. I use the airbrush products from OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) which use no animal products or derivatives at all. It feels great going on and it doesn’t require you to stretch your skin at all. Women who are sensitive about stretching the skin around their eyes will appreciate that! You have total control over how much or how little goes on. With just a few drops, the coverage is very light and sheer. With a little more on problem areas, it can cover blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. The result is a smooth even finish that can last up to 18 hours. Airbrush foundation is perfect for wedding makeup, TV, print, runway or films. The bottom line is the finished result: A flawless, stunning, beautiful face. I am excited to share my experience and expertise to help you with airbrush makeup.