Showing posts with label celebrity makeup artist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label celebrity makeup artist. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Celebrity Makeup Artist Colleen Stone Shares Her Top Body Beauty Products and Tips

It’s amazing the confidence boost we get when we know we look good in a swimsuit, and an even bigger rush when we are actually comfortable in our own bare skin.  When you feel your best when you are naked, it is super tempting to wear the teensiest swimwear you can find.  But it isn’t all about bikinis: who doesn’t want to feel sexy and gorgeous when they in their “au natural” state?  We go to the gym, we use a moisturizer after bathing, we wear sunscreen, yet why is that supermodels seem to have skin that is gorgeously highlighted and glowing from within?  It seems like they walk around with their own personal light source and photo filter.  But trust me - it’s not just genetics - it’s body makeup, and everyone of them is using it.  So why aren’t you?  I got celebrity makeup artist Colleen Stone to give us her best body beauty tips and the products she uses to make skin glow for photo shoots, red carpets, and tv appearances. 

As a Miami-based makeup artist Colleen deals with plenty of looks that require perfect body skin.  From swimwear shoots and Swim Week shows, to lingerie shoots for Soma Intimates, Colleen is Miami’s top pro at making skin look glowing and flawless.  “Models will fly in from NY in the dead of winter to shoot a swimmer campaign and I pull out my arsenal of products to make them look like they just spent a week on a tropical vacation.” She recommends a 3x weekly dry brushing routine before showering, massaging the skin with a body oil post-shower to really get circulation flowing and to hydrate the skin. 

“ I use CHARLOTTE TILBURY SuperModel Body Highlighter for red carpet events where there will be flash photography.  This lotion not only tightens the skin temporarily, but it has a beautiful shimmer to it that is ultra-flattering.  It looks great on legs when applied along the shinbone, as it elongates the look of the legs and the highlighter catches the lights. “

“ Another product that is great for red carpet events is PRTTY PEAUSHUN SkinTight Body Lotion.  It makes the skin look flawless and even-toned, makes skin glow, and does not transfer onto clothes, which is perfect for events where styling is borrowed from designers. “

VITA LIBERATA Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish is my number one go-to product when I want to camouflage skin imperfections. “

SALLY HANSEN Airbrush Legs Body Make-Up Spray is my first choice when I want to cover a more substantial amount of skin or hide spider veins and blemishes.  It can also be a quick fake a tan that can be rinsed off after the shoot.  I’ve used this on many photo shoots as the spray applicator makes it so easy to use. “

“ For photo shoots MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation is the perfect, light weight foundation that evens out skin tone. I love it for legs, the dècolletè, and I even use it on hands. I’ve found that it is quite water-resistant as well, which helps in humidity or when I need to spray water on the model. “

While I might not be appearing in swimwear or lingerie campaigns this summer, I still want to look and feel amazing in whatever I am wearing - or not wearing.  Nothing says summer like bare skin, and lots of it.

                                                               XOXO  Shelley

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Flight of Fantasy: Pat McGrath's Feathered Eyes for Maison Valentino Couture Spring/Summer 2019, Paris Fashion Week

Sometimes a beauty moment happens and literally explodes across social media, liked and shared countless times.  The Maison Valentino Spring/Summer 2019 couture show in Paris this week had such a beauty moment thanks to the gorgeous vision and artistry of legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath who framed the models’ eyes with feathers in a flourish that complimented the ultra-feminine gowns.  The models looked like ethereal, exotic birds and added to the visual delight and drama that is expected from couture.  

How she did it:  McGrath lined the models eyes with her PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Extreme Black on both the top and bottom eyelids, creating softened cat eye shape.  She then applied false eyelashes on both lids before attaching feathers that had been dyed to match each gown.  She finished the look with her Fetish Eyes Mascara in Black.  The effect was almost like a mask that fluttered as the models moved their eyes.  Truly mesmerizing and captivating.  She finished the look with a glossy rose/nude lip with gold flecks, using her Lust:Gloss in Earth Angel on lighter complexions and Bronze Venus on darker complexions.  

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I love this look so much that I am tempted to try just a single, small feather on the outer edge of each eye on date night or girls’ night, and I’ll go all out to attempt to recreate the look for Mardi Gras parties, Festival Season, or Halloween.  Who doesn’t love a feather?

                                                                 XOXO Shelley

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