He Walks Among Us Still

deteriorationprocessIt is so much fun documenting my poster and its deterioration. 2 weeks now! This is just the beginning of an Art project I am working on. “He Walks among us Still” an exciting project incorporating  many aspects of my life, especially my friends. It is giving me the opportunity to grow, express myself through the creation of something with many phases and facets and most importantly achieving its goal, to make people reflect on Christ and the Christian Religion. I  enjoy doing many things so how do I make choices.  After being informed that no grant or show for a project about religion would ever materialize. I decided to take things into my own hands and join  the street artists that had so inspired me when I first arrived here in the 80’s. This is just the beginning…. to be contd.

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Medieval Makeup

daisyblacksmall_3481When giving a seminar
I think of a trend that I can use as inspiration.  So for my Cuore seminar this week. I  first did a very natural makeup airbrushing on a mix of Temptu pink and orange to make the coral which is predicted to be THE color for 2019. I quickly progressed to my Freestyle makeup. I had painted this silk during the summer so I  draped it around Daisy to create a medieval feel with a   modern twist.



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Flattering Highlighting shadows for older women

lightmatshadowsHow do you chose a product or color there are so many variants? Light beige, browns,  different textures, different shades. Mat, semi pearl, pearl. How do you chose? I am breaking it down into mini lessons.  LESSON No 1 Mat Shadow Highlighters:-

These very light mat shades  are flattering highlighters for older women ( not that we can’t use shine, but that is for another lesson). My favorite of the moment is the one that is  used, its not yet up on www.beautyartmakeup.com. I think I shall call it “Reveal” so look out for it in the coming week. It is silky and although very lightweight it cancels out any redness on the lid without using concealer and  brightens naturally the inner corners of the eyes.The one next to it with a pinkish hue  I like to use  as a highlighter on women with a more yellow skin tone as the contrast can brighten the eyes imperceptibly. I haven’t yet used the beige one on the lower left I somehow see it on a brunette or darker skin tone to give a natural highlight. The white next to it is also lightweight but harder and more difficult to apply ,  it needs a firmer brush something like the mini shadow brush. Its great worn with the cooler grey shadows. At the top is Ivory a long time favorite to highlight the eye, its good for women wanting something extremely delicate, that one too is a firmer shadow and needs a firmer brush to be able to get any product onto the eye. If for some reason you are having trouble getting the shadow onto the brush you may need to scratch the top of the shadow with a pin or your nail. Make sure that you never use your finger tips on the shadow the oil from the fingers creates a film making it harder for you to get any color.





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Baby Face

IMG_2778When I closed The Art of Beauty in 2013 I packed away products and I have been slowely discovering them again . I have 7 or 8 different combinations of lips and eyes (1 gloss, 1 lipcolor and 1 eyeshadow) in this package (a small CD case) so I am offering them as a gift with purchase until the supplies run out. So rush to www.beautyartmakeup.com and order product $39 or over and you will receive one of these.
When I first did this drawing of Daisy for the packaging I could tell everyone thought I was crazy. A baby with her thumb in her mouth to sell color! I just thought she was so cute and epitomized everything I loved, especially the spirit of experimentation which I think is what makes makeup so appealing.

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@macpro @maripolara Photoshoot. Preparing Daisy


Curated like a great Artshow where each piece reenforces the other one.  Maripol and Mac Pro’s vision of my work together with that of 7 other makeup artists was refreshing and different and I absolutely loved the  mix of the short movie together with Maripols polaroids and each artists work shown. Check it out on Instagram @macpro  @maripolarama Hair by @bok_hee. I have made up my favourite Muse, my daughter Daisy,  many many times but each time is different.  “What will these photographs turn out to be like?” “Will Maripol be inspired by Daisy and this makeup?” Not to worry !



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“Doing our thing” Do we ever stop being Intimidated?



As most of you know there was a time when I did makeup everyday, all day. Some very creative jobs, others not so interesting creatively but interesting in other ways, the team of people working on them, maybe the dynamics of the team and/or the product or people we had to sell. Just figuring out the simple makeup needed to contribute to complete the picture and realizing how this seemingly small detail could be so important and add to the success of the image. Everyday was different and an opportunity to learn something new and luckily enjoy my work and meet wonderful people. Sometimes it was much later that I learnt from these photoshoots, all of a sudden the light bulb went on and I realized, “Oh that’s what it was about” but most often it was gradual and a building process.

I was recently given the opportunity by  @macpro to use my makeup talents and enjoy another wonderful experience. Working with Maripol @maripolarama on her shoot for Macpro. Initialy it was rather daunting as we were a group of makeup artist “doing our thing” so to speak and to be next to these excellent artists who were my piers (not in age, but in talent) and who I grew to admire was a little intimidating. We usualy don’t work together in a group like that. Each one had such a different approach but because of the atmosphere that Christian Mitchel De Beaupre the Artistic Director of Macpro and Maripol the Artist/photographer created we all without exception relaxed, created and enjoyed. You will see this from the results which you should search out #macproxmaripol. @macpro @maripolarama @lindamasonnyc. This day will certainly remain one of my most memorable. Here are some photos I took of the model Kalyn @kalynjoy while I was preparing her for Maripol  before she steps infront of Maripol’s camera. The great hair was by @bok_hee

I knew that Maripol was very talented and reknowned especialy for the work she did for Madonna, but it is only really through working with someone that you get a true appreciation for their generosity, knowledge and talent. Thankyou Maripol.

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Tatiana of Clic Models, Makeup by Asuka Nakashima

Tatianaforblog_9869tatianasmall_0755 tatiana_0536smalltatianasmall_1089The naturaly beautiful Tatiana was totaly transformed by the stronger  makeup NYMA student Asuka did and the Hair Masterpiece by Cynthia from John Sahag salon.

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Liz from Click Model Management. artist Fujiko Kondo.


Fujiko Kondo the makeup artist on these photos was incredibley talented, able to chose colors for their fashion impact as well as create intricate  artistic designs on one of our favourites Liz of Click Models.

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Model Anelisa, makeup artist Harumi Honda




All of the students who take my classes have very interesting stories and very different reasons for taking the class. Harumi Honda in this photo is 4th generation of a family of Barbers in Japan.  Harumi is definitely making a difference with the addition of makeup and visiting New York to further her studies. We were very lucky to have the beautiful and gracious Anelisa as a model for two of the artists at this session and both did very different makeup.

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Stillness and Presence. My Muse Sarah


Most of you know my daughter Daisy as my first Muse,  but I also have others who have helped me out over the years and have become Muses. Many are Daisy’s friends  others daughters of friends who I have known since they were babies and others friends of friends  looking to  have photos taken or just help out. They usualy end up with a collection of very different photos over the years. Sarah has a stillness inside of her that makes it easy to be creative on her. Stillness does not mean asleep. She is always very present which is important for a good model. This was a demonstration I did on her in June for the New York Makeup Academy of Japan. Check out www.beautyartmakeup.com where I have another article on her with more photos  .

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