Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Starry Nights...

Happy Birthday and a HUGE thank you to Vincent Van Gogh who was born on this day in 1853.
Van Gogh's work is a infinite source of inspiration to my art.  He was a post-impressionist artist who's work not only moves me but has played a huge role on influencing the world of ART we know it today.
Vivid colors, understanding of light, the use of texture and the ability to draw out emotions through his art is displayed in all of his work.  
Cosmetics are not what drew me in to become a professional makeup artist: creation was and makeup became the medium that I seemed to have a natural flair of talent with and from this I could actually create a career from it. 
So I have.
 I love my career with every ounce of passion in me.
  From painting on the walls and eventually moving onto canvases, I am constant channelling my admiration for artists like Van Gogh when I create. That is one of the greatest pleasures in my work... The endless need and constant sourcing for inspiration.
The gifts that artists like Van Gogh have left behind for us are so important...
Our world needs it's dreamers to stay inspired ....  


A few of my favorites from V.V.G

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The Girl Who had Everything...
Today marks the day that the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor passes this life and moves on to her next.
She has ALWAYS been a face that inspired me. I think it was in Cleopatra that she stole my heart with her incredible blue eyeshadow,  sleek black hair and regal head pieces/jewels... she was simply stunning.

She was one of thE greatest actresses to come from Hollywood's Golden Age offering the world so much inspiration through her existence. She will always be a legend in my eyes and will continue to be an inspiration to my art...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cassie Scerbo!

My Cover Shoot for BE! Magazine with Cassie Scerbo!
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Cassie is so fun to work with and has incredible features to play with so I really wanted to bring them out while letting her natural beauty shine through. I used my favorites from Stila to create her looks.

Check out Cassie in Season 3 of her show "Make It or Break It" March 28th on ABC Family!


Thursday, March 10, 2011


With American Idol's new season exciting so many, I was inspired to go into my Iphoto and re visit the many photos I took while Keying the Makeup for America Idol's Concert Tour Season 7.

A lot of talent came from that season and some amazing friendships for me as well.
Here are a few BTS shots in the makeup/hair room!
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Carly Smithson and I- Our combined laughs were louder than the show! 
No photo shop friends...She is FLAWLESS
Miss Syesha Mercado looking gorgeous! 
Ramielle Malubay featuring my makeup in raw format looking stunning!
Brooke White stepping outside the norm and sporting red lips looking so lovely!

Working on Kristy Lee's beautiful face!

A wonderful experience that I am forever grateful for!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Trend Setting...

Stumbled on a beauty blog where the makeup I produced for Fendi at the Fig + Olive Restaurant opening in Los Angeles was appreciated and written up! 



My inspiration of the day is this behind the scenes look at Steven Miesel shooting the current cover of Italian Vogue...