Friday, April 20, 2012

Did she really put Diamonds in her face powder?!

So I heard from my friend Melissa Street that her friend Robyn had a line of mineral makeup that was amazing. I was interested but not crazy interested because there are so many lines of mineral makeups now and I like a lot of them. Then she starting talking about diamonds. My ears perked up, I salivated a little, looked her straight in the eye and said, "Tell me more lady."
The line is called Purely Cosmetics and the owner Robyn (I ended meeting her at IMATS LA) is really great and I'm so impressed with her knowledge of product ingredients and love that her line caters to more mature skin. (30+).
While I was talking to her I have to admit I just wanted to know about this diamond powder. What? Why? What does it do? It is expensive? But mostly, I just wanted it. I'm a girl, what can I tell ya.
So, here's the deal. Diamond Perfect Finish has nearly a full carat of diamonds in each jar! I kind of wanted it to be "sparkly" but it's not. It's actually better. There's no glitter or even glimmer. But as you can imagine it gives your skin a a radiance and under glow. It blurs out imperfections. Really pretty. And I feel really fabulous wearing it. It's reasonably priced too. Not sure how she does that but I'm happy about it. Check out her web site for other products and pricing.
xo, Kim

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Have You Heard About Kim Greene's Bags? by Unbridaled Beauty

*: Have You Heard About Kim Greene's Bags?: So, if you're a professional makeup aritst, you've most likely heard of the talented Kim Greene. If you're not a professional makeup artist ...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Match This Makeup: Malin Akerman in Wanderlust

I had one of the all time best experiences making the film Wanderlust. Amazing locations in the mountains of Georgia. Our director and producers treated us all like family and the cast and crew all hung out together at work and on the weekends. Like the actual film we were a community of people all working together to create something together.
I may do more 'Match This Makeups' from this film but today I'm going to write about the makeup I did on Malin Akerman. Not only is she beautiful, she is really cool and a lot of fun to hang out with.
Malin did have a light base tan on her body before we started shooting but as the months passed and the weather turned colder she went to a tanning booth to keep an overall darker skin tone. That said it's the makeup artists job to make sure skin tones stay "even" throughout a film. And I also had to match her face to her body because she kept her face out of the sun.
I'll get back to body makeup in a minute.
Let's start with her face, shall we? I wanted Malin's character to look beautiful and effortless. Tan, golden and sexy.
Foundation: Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer. I used a mix of Linen (med beige) and Desert (tan).
Blush: NARS cream blush "Lokoum" (coral rose shade)
After powdering with a no color powder I lightly applied Tarte's matte bronzer "Park Avenue Princess" to deepen and even out her tan on her face and neck. 

Eyes: I started with Laura Mercier "Buttercream" lightly from her lash line to her brow. 
Then added Laura Mercier "Truffle" in the contour. 
Finally I applied Dior "Gold Touch" (golden bronze shimmer) just on her lid. 

For a soft eyeliner effect I used Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes in "Pearly Brown 2L" (golden brown sheen)

and I used Smashbox Full Exposure mascara in black. 
On her lips I used a small amount of Kiehl's lip balm 30G just to warm up her lips a bit. 
Back to her body makeup. If Malin's tan started to fade I sprayed her legs, arms and chest with Roxanne Rizzo Bronze Glow. It's all natural and fades in time like a sun tan. I also added a bit of Gleam in Rose Gold to her shoulders and chest. 
If you haven't seen the film, you should! It's really funny and you'll understand why I had such a great time. 
Enjoy! xo, Kim