Winterizing Your Face, Part 2: AHAs, BHAs, and SPFs (aka “Alphabet Soup”)

November 25, 2013

Now that our environmental needs are being met (humidifier + cooler shower temps), let’s address some things we all need for our faces.  First we will TREAT, then we will PROTECT. 1.  Treat with an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) or BHA (beta hydroxy acid).  These acids help turnover skin cells, which is a fancy way […]

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Winterizing Your Face and Skin: The Environmental Factors

November 18, 2013

Are you ready for our upcoming winter?  According to the Farmers’ Almanac, Winter 2013- 2014, the “Days of Shivery” are back and we are forecast with lower than average temps.  Sounds pretty cold to me, and that means a little prep now can help “save face” for our upcoming winter. The first things we can […]

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The Autumn Makeup Amp-up: First, Chanel’s Vitalumiere

October 3, 2013

There’s a reason why “luxury beauty” costs so much: it feels so good and it looks even better. Meet Chanel’s Vitalumiere Moisture Rich Radiance Fluid Foundation.  Normal-to-dry skin? Search no further. . . this is the Holy Grail.  The trifecta of Coverage, Moisture, and Pretty.  Perfect for revving up your autumn makeup routine.  Stop by a […]

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The Evolution of My Makeup Kit

September 24, 2013

A makeup artist’s kit is their home away from home. . . the thing that houses the stuff that makes brides & models feel happy & beautiful, TV personalities feel mattified & confident, and helps bring life to photo shoots.  It’s no wonder that we take a lot of pride in its form and functionality. […]

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Greene Street Beauty / MyFaceCharts App

September 9, 2013

When I find something that works for me professionally, I’m the kind of gal who likes to shout it from the rooftop.  Yes, I post lots of things about products, people, and techniques, but this is a tool that helps keep me organized and on-task as a professional makeup artist.  Kim Greene and Melissa Street, […]

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BB Cream – The Kiehl’s Way

August 23, 2013

Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF50 I wish I  had discovered this product at the beginning of summer!  The apothecary-feel of Kiehl’s is back! And they’ve given us their rendition of the ubiquitous BB cream.  This product addresses one major concern: skin tone correction.  It conceals imperfections while providing continuous treatment that […]

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Maybelline’s Baby Lips. . . Taking a Tip from my Daughter!

July 7, 2013

Wow!  There’s a new day dawning when my 12-year old daughter gives her mom a makeup tip: Maybelline’s Baby Lips. And a great one, at that.  We’ve have purchased a dozen or so of these for every friend’s birthday that rolls around.  They seem to be a big hit with the middle school crowd.  We […]

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A Makeup Artist Truth:

July 6, 2013
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Dara’s Divinity

June 21, 2013

Any chance to work with a gorgeous redhead is one I really look forward to.  Meet Dara.  She’s beautiful through and through.  And so are her friends.  Her early spring wedding-prep set the tone for the wonderful bridal season I’ve had.  Friendly, funny, warm, inviting, wanting to learn about makeup: all good things to me. […]

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Mascara Obsession Continues: Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara

May 13, 2013

Perhaps this stems from that age-old question, “if you were stranded on a deserted island and could have only one cosmetic product, which would you have?” I’d choose MASCARA! And now, after trying Buxom’s Amplified Lash Mascara, I’d want this mascara. Look closely at the base of the wand: it’s a dial-up cap tip that […]

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