Thursday, March 31, 2011

Caught spraying on a tan

Caught spraying on a tan

It's really crowded in the trailer so Minka Kelly and I go outside to spray on her tan. We look up and to our surprise a paparazzi is up in a tree shooting away. This shot is from one of the rag mags. Not the most flattering shot of us but what are ya gonna do?! The good news is that my friend Roxanne Rizzo got her product in a few magazines & on the internet. It's called Roxanne Rizzo Bronze Glow. It's a face & body bronzing mist that is a blend of all natural ingredients. It gradually fades over time. Chances are you will apply it in your bathroom and no one will take your picture. :)

Lip gloss that stays put on your pout!

I just finished shooting the Charlie's Angels pilot and in my next few posts I want to share some of the products that I used on the three Angels.
We shoot long hours and I wanted a lip gloss that would stay put. I tried Smashbox Long Wearing Gloss and it really does work. It's super shiny, comes in really pretty tones & stays on for hours. It's not dry or sticky. Not sure how they pulled this one off, but they did! This lip gloss is a definite keeper.
Smashbox Long Wearing Gloss

Monday, March 28, 2011

QUICK TIP: How to un-gunk your nail polish.

If your nail polish has gotten thick & gooey try adding a bit of nail polish remover to the bottle. Add a few drops, shake and test it. If it's still too thick, add a bit more!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

How to design a makeup ON a photograph.

I was working on "Just My Luck" with Lindsay Lohan and the script called for LL to have a mask on for the scene where she meets the leading man. The director wanted something that looked like she was hiding her face but not so much that we couldn't tell it was LL. I started designing the makeup before I got to New Orleans and LL wasn't available to test with. So I came up with a fun technique. I had a photo of her and actually applied the makeup directly on the photograph. Complete with Swarovski crystals & glitter. Then I took a photograph of the photograph. I tried a few different options to show the director & LL. It worked out really well.
Makeup design options. Makeup applied to photo, then photographed.

Final makeup used in the film. There was also a feather headdress from costumes that completed the look.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Looking Refreshed and Awake, even when you're not.

I’m still working on the Charlie’s Angels pilot and we have been doing night shoots. Basically that means we start our day at around 4pm and work until 7 am when the sun comes up. Even making an Angel look beautiful for her close up at four in the morning can be challenging!
I have a few tips that will help you look awake & refreshed, even if you’re not. 
These tips are added to an already made up face.
Makeup can get dry & cakey looking as the day or night progresses which makes you look dull & tired. I really like a product called Seaplasma Moisturizer Spray from Focus 21. It’s oil & alcohol free. It contains NA-PCA which draws moisture from the air. I spray it on & press it into the skin (over makeup) with a sponge. It makes the makeup look like you just applied it. You can also use it on your face before applying your makeup & it’s great for your hair too. 
They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul, so let’s talk about keeping those windows clear & bright looking. There’s a product called “Eye Bright” from Benefit. It’s a pink brightening pencil. You should apply it to the inner & outer corners of your eyes & blend.
Two great eye tips are to apply a white or nude toned eyeliner pencil to the lower water line or rim of the eye. Try Paula Dorf eye pencil in the color Enhancer. 
You can also apply a white or creme toned powder eyeshadow to the center of the lid. A good option is Mac “Gesso”. Both make the eyes look larger & more open. 
Have a great day or night. Get some rest if you can. 

How to not look Hot

I’m in Miami shooting the new Charlie’s Angels pilot, so of course I’m thinking about how to keep the Angels looking dry & beautiful in all this heat & humidity.
These tips will help keep your makeup in place when you are warm from the weather, being active or during “the change”. 
Start by using a natural astringent like WitchHazel to remove excess oils from your skin. It really feels refreshing too. 
Apply Rice Powder. It absorbs oil & sets your makeup so it will stay put. Young Blood Cosmetics has a wonderful Mineral Rice Setting Powder that uses rice starch, corn starch & minerals & is 100 % talc free. It comes in three colors. 
Young Blood Mineral Rice Setting Powder
There’s also an old favorite of mine, Palladio Rice Powder. You see this in a lot of professional makeup bags on set. You can re-apply all day without it getting cakey. Really pretty packaging too. 
Palladio Rice Powder
There’s another product I love called “Cool Flash” by Skindinavia. You spray it on your whole face after applying your makeup for “heat resistant” hold. It’s oil free natural & organic. 
Have a great day & stay dry!
Skindinavia Cool Flash