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from Nicki:Make up is base (prefer no powder), light bronzer or blusher, tend to lean towards brown eyeshadow, with black liner (pencil liner under eye, liquid lid), black or black/brown mascara and as neutral lipstick or gloss as possible. Wear make-up almost every day but find that foundation/base wears off very easily. Lipstick always looks […]

January 16, 2012

The rundown.. Bare minerals fairly light and warmth. Maybelline falsies flared mascaraUlta cream shadow in ‘108’Maybelline expert wear eyeshadow quad in natural smokeEstée Lauder double wear in pink blushCovergirl exact eye lights eyeliner in vibrant pearlBare minerals eye color in soul from Jessica: “No, I dont wear all the eyeshadow at once. 🙂 I’m a […]

December 27, 2011


I suppose in some ways this entry is a bit of a cheat in that I have known April for a few years now, have done her makeup many times, and nearly all of her items in her bag were recommended to her by moi. She is one of my studio mates and a dear […]

May 9, 2010

Heather brought in her extensive colllection and I weeded through it into four different categories: -stuff she wears everyday -stuff she should pitch-stuff she never wears but ought to -stuff she wears but shouldn’t The above image on the left are her everday items; mainly pretty good, except that NARS Orgasm is way too light […]

April 25, 2010


Today’s MBM comes from the owner of Your Wedding by Jen. Jen has a great assortment here and I love that she lets herself play and have fun with her makeup. She even mixes up her own foundation recipe out of MAC strobe lotion (a luminizer)MAC foundation, and a tinted moisturizer… this gives her a […]

April 19, 2010

Jen is another of my former brides and we cross paths more often than I do with most of them. She loves to come see me at events if I am moonlighting at Saks and she is always eager to try new looks and get fresh products. I see a lot of my faves here; […]

April 12, 2010


Reagan kindly sent over her goods for my appraisal. I have had the pleasure of doing Reagan’s face twice now, for a family shoot and for a Valentine’s date with her hubby. While Reagan has a nice basic set here (AND an eyelash curler-!), she is definitely playing it safe. I would love to see […]

April 5, 2010

Another of my former brides, AND the sis of one of my besties, Ryan emailed me her goods all the way from Scotland. The new mom of adorable Calum, she adores makeup. But I am betting maybe she does not have as much time for it lately-? I spy one of my absolute faves up […]

March 29, 2010


Jessica has rosacea and has found that Aveeno’s ultra-calming line works best for her, so I am not going to mess with that; once you find what works, stick with it!I am impressed with all the lash curlers I am seeing (is it because you all know by now you are getting a smackdown if […]

March 8, 2010

Amanda is a wedding photographer whom I know mainly through Facebook, but I hope we have the chance to work together very soon! Her day-to-day routine is similar to mine; she is a work at home mom during the week, photographer on weekends. She has skin concerns (don’t we all?); sensitivity, prone to breakouts, extreme […]

February 23, 2010


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