Friday, January 14, 2011

LOVE catalogs... and now I will be a part of one!

I've been working with a cosmetics line called Zana Cosmetics.  I love the products and the philosophy behind it.  This line is new and is based in Los Angeles and I am excited and honored to be part of the team.  I'm not sure if I will be selling any of the products since I am not much of a seller, but if anyone is interested in any of the products or have questions, feel free to ask!  :)

They are working on a whole new website and catalog and I was one of the couple of Makeup Artists that was asked to contribute my skills.  I cannot wait to see the rest of the photos and the final production, but I did get to see one of the many looks that I did on the photo shoot.

Of course this is not your typical every day makeup, but it is bright, fun, and funky and I love it!

Again, this isn't the final product, but so far, I likey!  I can't wait to see the rest of it... and of course, I will share it with yah!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The BEST Makeup Line? Eh...

Updates coming soon... I promise this time!

I just wanted to make a quick post about something thats been on my mind for quite awhile.  :)

Often times, people ask me what brand of makeup I use.  I can never come up with just one or two answers because that would be lying.  I use all different lines and kinds of makeup.  I still cannot think of one line that is good for everything.  If there was, then the other lines wouldn't exist, right?

Most people love the tried and true MAC.  I like MAC... but I don't love it for everything.  There are often times when my friends are convinced that the Makeup Artist who uses all MAC products is the best one to hire because this, to them, is "high quality".  Eh... its alright.  And if you think that MAC is expensive, then you are definitely in for a surprise.  MAC is actually one of the more inexpensive lines that I've worked with.  Quality is there... but it can also be found elsewhere.

Name one line, and I bet you that I have something in my makeup kit from that line.  Try me! 

Yes, you would want to have the best of the best when it comes to makeup, but you don't have to sell yourself short because you don't have the Chanel eyeshadows (which I dreamt of last night) or the Laura Mercier lipsticks. 

I truly believe that a great makeup artist can work with anything that they have.  Throw me a few Wet & Wild products or N.Y.C. lipsticks and I'll show you what can be done.  ;)

By the way... not to contradict myself, but most of the products in my kit are MAC.  Not because I think that its the best thing to have, but I did go through a few years of a MAC obsession and that was all that I would buy.  I know better now.  MAC, I love you... but I have to let you know that you are not the only one I love.


The Makeup Artist with the BIG Heart <3