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Bombshell Make-up Look

Last December, the New York Times published an article titled, “Lashes, Lashes, Lashes: What It Took to Give the ‘Bombshell’ Women the Fox Look”. I had recently seen the movie and was amazed at the transformations, especially Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly. I thought, I should see if I could recreate that make-up look for Beautypendence.

Then I procrastinated.

And then Bombshell won the Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling at the Oscars on Sunday night. I thought, “I better get on that!” And I did last night. And it was A LOT of product. Here’s my play by play.

Here’s me, starting from scratch. That means a freshly washed face followed by a serum and moisturizer. Makeup always sits better on a moisturized palette.

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Rock ‘n Roll Inspiration: St. Vincent

St. Vincent performing at ACL Live, October 24, 2011, photo by Shelley Hiam

St. Vincent performing at ACL Live, 10/24/11, photo by Shelley Hiam

This past Monday night I had the lucky opportunity to see St. Vincent at ACL Live at Moody Theater.  St. Vincent is singer-songwriter and Dallas native Annie Clark; she’s a talented guitarist with an ethereal voice who sings over orchestral art-rock music. I had seen her short SXSW set at Antone’s a few years ago, and I was excited to see her perform in this awesome new venue.  The music was phenomenal, but she was also looking so rock chic that I was inspired to write a post about her cool look. Continue reading

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Make-up Styling for a Wedding, Part III: Ingredients List

Last time we talked, Jenn had responded to some make-up inspirations that I sent her. She was on board for a neutral palette of an overall peach overtone, with punched up eyes. Based on that information, I devised an “ingredients list” to cook-up Jenn’s perfect wedding make-up look. Some of the products she would buy, and some I would bring with me. To come up with this list, I mentally walked through her make-up application.

STEP 1: Creating an even canvas

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and HD Concealer, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
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