Posts Tagged ‘amy nadine makeup artist’

IF THE SHOE FITS…

Of course I’ve always thought I personally have the best job in the world making up the prettiest (and sweetest) faces… but getting to do Rachel Bilson’s makeup for her first Shoemint campaign and having access to her AMAZING line of shoes before the world got to see them… forget about it! There’s just nothing better when it comes to style and fun than Rachel + shoes + makeup!! Here’s exactly what I used on her for her ShoeMint shoot:

FACE: I applied Sensai by Kanebo Fluid Finish Lasting Velvet Foundation in Almond Beige all over with the Beauty Blender pink egg sponge brush then bronzed + contoured her cheekbones with Hourglass Illume Cream Duo in Bronze Light.

EYE: I swept two layers of Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Epatant all over her lid + crease with my ring finger, lined the top + bottom lashlines with Tom Ford Noir Absolute for Eyes then finished with two coats of Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Mascara.

CHEEK: I swirled Chanel Powder Blush in Orchid Rose atop the apples of her cheeks with my favorite blush brush, NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush.

LIP: I applied on coat of Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Matte Lip Color in L’Exquise.

And… not only can we do our makeup like I did Rachel’s, but as TBD beauties and first time buyers, we get a special 20% discount off our first pair when we sign up on Shoemint.com using the discount code: BEAUTY20 at checkout!!

Membership is free, shipping both ways is free, because Rachel has teeny feet, she made sure to offer all sizes (5-11), there is no obligation to buy, a new collection premieres each month and you can pick one or skip that month (or buy them all a la carte!)… and best of all, you get on-trend heels, flats + booties for $79.98 each that Rachel personally designed with her stylist Nicole Chavez in collaboration with Steve Madden. A match made in heaven! My personal favorites that I’m obsessing over are the Hattie and the Rosemary… what are yours?

(advertorial) photos by Jeff Lipsky, Kristin Ess, post styled by Kristin Ess

**good for 20% off your first pair, first time buyers only, valid until 2/29/12

TBD —> RED CARPET

photo: alberto e. rodriguez/post design: eunice chun

Such a treat to work on my longtime client Krysten Ritter this week for the ABC/Disney party celebrating her new show “Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23” (which is beyond hilarious and premieres in April!). And it’s a double treat to share with you lovelies how I took three inspirations from past TBD posts and applied them on the red carpet! Here’s exactly what I did and you can too:

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SILVER & GOLD

photo: wire image

When it comes to metallic shadows, we normally ask ourselves: do I feel like doing my smoky eye tonight in silver tones or golds/coppers?  But I say: it’s really pretty to wear them both together every now and then!  Sunday night I had the pleasure of doing the lovely Miss Rachel Bilson’s make-up for the Teen Choice Awards.  Because she chose an ethereal ruffled Chloe mini dress and a romantic hair style, we knew we wanted to anchor the whimsical look with a dramatic eye.  Here’s how you can re-create this red carpet look too:

Start with metallic silver and gold/copper powder eye shadows in either loose minerals (like I used here) or pressed in a compact.  Apply the silver shade all over the lid with your finger, lightly dampening your finger with water first before dipping it into the powder.  Then wet a shadow brush with water, tap off the excess, dip it into the gold powder and fill in the crease of you lid just above the silver.  Blend the edges with your finger. Remember your fingers are your best tools so don’t be afraid to use them!

Finish the eyes by leaving the brows bare, adding two coats of mascara, and rimming the inner waterline and both the top and bottom lash lines with a black liner.  Because your eyes are now the main focus, pair them with a light pink cheek and lip, blotting to create more of a flush of color.

So the next time you are stuck and can’t decide which hue to choose, confidently remind yourself that because they are both metallic shades, they look just as pretty together as they do by themselves!

XO Amy Nadine

RED CARPET BREAKDOWN

photo: angela weiss

Last year I had the pleasure of heading up the make-up department for my client Krysten Ritter’s film Life Happens, that also stars Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson (and our very own Lauren has a cameo in it!).  So as you can guess it was a dream job for me to do their make-up every day for it!  It just premiered this month at the L.A. Film Festival (can’t wait for all of you to see it!) and Kate represented in style in a hot pink Richard Nicholl slip dress with nude Chloe heels and the Windsor bracelet from her Jewelmint line. Here’s how you can re-create this simple look I did for her.

To begin, Kate and I quickly decided we wanted the make-up to feel soft and light and not compete with the dress.  Remember to let your fashions make the statement while your make-up merely defines and accentuates your own natural beauty… and just because you wear a hot pink dress doesn’t mean you should be matchy-matchy and wear hot pink lipstick!  I opted for a sheer raspberry-tinted lip balm for a hint of pink that instantly yet effortlessly is feminine and sweet.  I paired it with a dusty-rose cream blush as a warm complement to the cool tone of the lip (heat it up between your fingers before swirling on the apples of your cheeks then blend the edges with a sponge).  I chose an eyeshadow that was almost the same color as her skin with a little shimmer in it, skipped eye liner then spent time and effort coating and separating each of her top lashes by wiggling and pulling the wand in upward strokes (then skipped mascara on the bottom lashes).  Lastly I filled in her brows one shade darker to anchor everything.

Super easy and breezy, ladies!  So all you’ll need to replicate Kate’s pretty-in-pink look this summer is these five items: raspberry lip balm, dusty-rose cream blush, skin-tone color eyeshadow, brow liner and mascara.  Oh and her super delicate and vintage-inspired Windsor bracelet!  Love!

XO Amy Nadine