Kim Kardashian makeup


I took some photos of  the actress Sarah  Reinsch with a classic smokey eye, a la Kim Kardashian, while filming her this week. Check out my blog, the one before last where I had her looking more natural and you will see how versatile she is.
To recreate this makeup , the products are all at
Snow White cream base. Transluscent light powder. Bare blush. Contouring powder, Driftwood and highlighter pearl. Eyeshadows:- Solo Opal in the inner corner next to the eye. In the outer corner Cocoa and Pitch black softened with a layer of Brown earth. These were also applied delicately under the eye. Black pencil inside the lower rim of  the eyes…and lots and lots of black lashes. I oulined the lips with the pencil Sandstone and used a nude gloss.

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WAG interview of Jane Wilson Marquis


A very particular point of view

Great article about the designer Jane Wilson Marquis in WAG magazine, A  well deserved article . Hair by Almog Burbea, Makeup by NYMakeup Academy of Japan and photos Linda Mason.

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sarah-144_8076 sarah_7691_144pageof8sarahs_144At the Art of Beauty by Linda Mason  I had Interns and assistants from all walks of life and have stayed friends and in contact with most of them. They each brought inspiration to me in different ways . It is so good to keep in touch and see their progression. The top photos are recent ones I have just taken of Sarah Reinsch  who interned and worked for me 6 years ago. The smaller ones  I took 6 years ago. Sarah is both a gymnast and a dancer and now an actress so very much an inspiration as I love movement. On my Instagram lindamasonnyc I have posted a rough clip from one of my new films where I have painted her again.

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Location for Photoshoot

JanesdressforBlogWe were very fortunate to have the use of the BBFL space in Parkslope Brooklyn for the last makeup class session in July. It was also good for the photo shoot as we had a variety of different daylight situations to work in. Here is Sage from Major Models in one of the many settings in a dress from hair by Almog and styling by Sylvie Holden and Gaby Garcia.

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 8

TatumforBlog Congratulations to Nene Yamamoto for keeping the delicate freshness of Tatum from who was the baby of our models on this shoot. Nene did this both with the natural makeup and the stronger one by using soft pinks and iridescent silver and glitter. Almog did the hair and the styling was by Gabriela Garcia and Sylvia Holden with a www.minimal Tshirt and a dress.

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 7

Sage_Click_sm-1Sage has one of those ivory skins that just captures the light and great bone structure perfect for natural beauty. Stronger makeup definitely changes her.  I especialy loved her look  as she ressembled Thalita who I was lucky to have assist me  from the ages of 14 till 21, when I closed the Art of Beauty in 2013 she left for New Orleans and  I miss her dearly. Kyoko Kosaki, Sage’s talented makeup artist, applied a little too much  for the natural makeup and I had to have her remove most  of it, she did an amazing job after that false start. When I say natural, I mean natural! Fresh bare skin minimal, if any, eye makeup and concealer, clean brows and gloss. For her natural look Sylvia dressed Sage in a Minimal Hustle T shirt and for the stronger makeup a dress by Jane Wilson Marquis. Hair by Almog .

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Makeup class Photoshoot 6

kendall2forblogThe makeup of the model Kendall from Click was done by Sayaka Sato. A fabulous fresh natural look (right) then an elegant classic with a cool twist acheived through applying a corn colored blush to the cheeks and green shadow to the brows. Hair by Almog and styling by Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia.

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Makeup Class Photoshoot 5

Rose_Click_smWhen the artist Kimi Goto did the makeup on Rose from the agency Click , I was pretty amazed. Kimi had never done makeup on a darker skinned model before. She did a fabulous natural makeup ,which you can see  in the blog “Photoshoot Styling” but I just had to do  her “Freestyle” makeup alone, it was so creative.  At first taken aback by the strength of it, when I looked through the camera I realized how well it worked on Rose. The colors were custom blended Kryolan aquacolor colors. Hair by Almog Burbea and styling by Sylvia Holden.

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Beauty for Fashion

JanewisonmarquisIBFforblogFashion we use to shape the beauty shoots has to be either timeless, cool or avant garde. Jane Wilson Marquis gowns are timeless. They inspired the artists Mirei Morita/Taylor, Nene Yamamoto/Tatum and Sayaka Sato/Kendall,  to do elegantly creative makeup…not boring. They used touches of unusual colors stolen from the beautiful hand painted silk designs of the gowns.
Hair Almog. Styling Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia.

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Styling for Photoshoots

TshirtsforblogOne thinks a T shirt is just a T shirt but as you can see from the photos of Taylor, Rose and Kendall each one accentuates the individuality and beauty of the model, not just  through color but with the style and design, this is very helpful when the  makeup is as natural as I like it. The shoots are technically for beauty shots but because the classes are about fashion beauty  the fashion is very important and it’s very helpful to have styling that gives the Artists a direction for the makeup. This time we were very fortunate that Sylvia Holden one of the stylists was able to bring t shirts from  Hair by Almog

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