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Saturday, December 15th, 2007

We were lucky enough to score an interview with Anne Rogers, age 26, who has spent the past five years working as an independent makeup artist.  She also works at a Med Spa in Houston. She has several educational certificates, including Dinaire Airbrush, Stage Makeup training at Sam Houston State University, an internship with Paula Dorf, an apprenticeship with Tree Vaello, and three years of employment at the corporate office of Laura Mercier. Whew!

Temptalia: What advice do you have for those wanting to become a makeup artist?
Anne: Be a perfectionist! I’ve seen sloppy makeup artists who do not take care of their products and equipment. This is very unprofessional! There’s nothing that erks me more than a makeup artist who doesn’t treat expensive tools and/or products properly. I’ve also seen artists who skip out on their clients without any prior notice. It’s appalling to me that there are makeup artists out there who receive great work and credibility but they treat their clients horribly. Respect your clientele and take the time to understand their needs and wants. This is important because you’re not just there to make them look pretty, you’re there to make them feel pretty too!

Temptalia: What surprises you most about working as a makeup artist?
Anne: What surprises me most about being a makeup artist is how self-conscious people are about their looks. They hire you to do their makeup and yet they sit down and tell you how to do it. It’s amusing how people look in the mirror and see something completely different than what everyone else sees.

Learn about what inspires Anne, and what tips she can’t live without. Continue reading →

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

What’s your night time skin regimen? What steps do you go through or what products do you use?

For me:  1) remove makeup — I use either makeup remover wipes for really dark shadows or bold lips or a gel cleanser; 2) cleanse face (lovin’ Renee Rouleau, of course); 3) anti-aging treatment (if I’m testing one!); 4) moisturizer (usually a thick one); 5) lip balm/jelly.

P.S. – Weekend plans? Who has exciting plans? Who can’t wait to relax? I’ll be studying once again… last final is on Tuesday, thankfully! I scarcely even remembered that today was Saturday!

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Honeyed Winter Mask | Dry skin face mask

Ingredients

  • 1/2 an avocado
  • 1/4 cup honey

Directions: Split avocado in half, remove seed, and scoop out the inside of one half.  Place it in a bowl and mash gently. Continue to mash as you stir in 1/4 cup of honey.  If the mask is too thick, add a touch of milk to thin it out (be careful!). After mixture is thoroughly mixed, apply to face and allow to set for 5-10 minutes.  Rinse off gently.

Have a favorite homemade beauty recipe?  Share it with us in the comments and you might see it posted!

Friday, December 14th, 2007

She used:

  • Face:L’oreal Hip Foundation (tawny 316), Covergirl Loose Powder (translucent honey)
  • Eyes: Black Radiance shadow creme (Halo/Jewel) used as base, Mac Pigments (Golden Lemon, Pink Pearl, Teal, Kitschmas), L’oreal Volume Shocking mascara, Maybelline Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
  • Lips: L’oreal Hip Lip Gloss (Mystical 258), Maybelline Shinylicious (Pink Sorbet 87)

You can catch a glimpse of her eyes closed, Continue reading →

Friday, December 14th, 2007

Reality TV Star, Whitney Port Celebrated December 14th,”Happy Day” with Clinique
By Spreading Holiday Cheer with Random Acts of Happiness in New York!

This year Clinique recruited Whitney Port as our “Happy Ambassador.”  On December 14th, she hit the streets of NYC to spread cheer through “Random Acts of Happiness.”  To kick-off the day she took children from Big Brothers Big Sisters skating at Wollman Rink in Central Park. Clinique Happy Day is a day in which all Clinique employees, from the top down, work in-store to make our Clients holiday shopping experience more, well, “Happy.” Below please find suggested captions.

Learn more about this event that occurred earlier today, plus see more photos! Continue reading →

Friday, December 14th, 2007

MAC COSMETIC’S PLUSHLASH MASCARA ($11.00)

A mascara formulated to instantly plump up lashes for extreme voluptuous effect. Works fast. Builds volume smoothly and evenly from root to tip. Delivers a silky, flexible, full fan of lashes. Fluid formula lightly coats lashes one layer at a time without smearing, smudging or clumping. Goes on via an innovative, specially patented wand with a v-shaped groove that prunes the bristles on one side while leaving the other side full and lush. The short bristles coax the lashes upward to an extraordinarily sophisticated yet flirtatious curl, while the other side separates and combs the lashes root-to-tip creating a long, well-defined glamour lash. Volumizing, lengthening, curling, lifting. This mascara features everything you want, with all the top mascara no’s: no clumping, spiking, smudging or flaking.

  • Applicator: Medium-sized length, but fairly thick and dense brush.
  • Clumping: No real clumping even after three full coats – just a touch, but nothing unexpected after going for the gusto with coats.
  • Curl: It actually provides a minimal, natural curl — the curl shown here is courtesy of a lash curler, but the mascara lends a touch of curl for lazy days.
  • Ease: Compared to a lot of mascaras I’ve tested, not nearly as easy. It does take some getting used to, because one side of the brush is sort of flat, while the other one isn’t. After a few applications, you should be able to get the hang of it, though!
  • Length: Lovely length; long, luscious lashes that looked glorious!
  • Thickening: Thicker is definitely better, and this mascara gets a thumbs up for giving me gorgeous, thick lashes.
  • Volume: Oh, can you believe it? Length, thickening, and volume! Yes, it’s true; Plushlash surely pumps up the density, giving me a great full set of lashes.
  • Best: I really love Plushlash because I feel like it delivers on all the points it says it should. I get amazing length, ultra thick, voluminous lashes. It holds a curl, and it never flakes. What’s even better? It’s only $11! I know some drugstore mascaras retail for $8 or so. I also love that you can keep piling on the coats without worrying too much about clumping.
  • Worst: None, honest. The brush might require some practice to get the right results you want, but I swear it isn’t so complicated that you won’t get it.

Check out one more shot of the LENGTHENING POWER! that is Plushlash! Continue reading →