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FENTY BEAUTY… Kloey

Kendo (Marc Jacobs Beauty, Kat Von D and Bite) is the team behind Fenty Beauty with Rihanna heavily involved in the product development.   The results are a foundation line of 40 gorgeous shades plus shimmery, metallic fun in the form of multi-use sticks, contour, highlight, translucent powder and a single shade of lip gloss.  You have to admire the confidence of only launching a single shade of lip gloss and insisting it will look amazing on everyone… so far, I’ve tested it on five friends (all with different complexions) plus Kloey (stunning model above) and it really has looked amazing!I can’t resist multi use sticks so this look was created using the Fenty Match Stixs (see below for shades) and Gloss Bomb. I did cheat a tiny bit and fill in Kloey’s lips with MAC’s Lip Pencil in Spice (the classic) to give the gloss a slightly more opaque feel on camera.

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Staz In Pink

I’m re-organizing the Beauty Is Boring studio this week and finding tons of old Polaroids, including this makeup test on Staz Lindes – musician, model and muse.   Can’t remember exactly when we shot this but it’s a really 80’s look… so 80’s that evidently I didn’t even blend the blush. Ha!. .

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CREATIVE Things To Do With Liquid Lipstick, Part Two.. Meng Meng

*Click HERE to see my first post of suggestions for creative liquid lipstick use. 1: Why stop with a single polka dot? Cover your entire face with liquid lipstick dots and channel Yayoi Kusama!2: Create colorful brows that match your lips! Simply dip a disposable mascara wand into your liquid lipstick and brush it through your brows until the hairs are coated. If you have any gaps, fill them in using an angled brow brush with a tiny bit of the liquid lipstick. 3: Do you have blonde/platinum/white hair? If so, massage your favorite shade of liquid lipstick into a few sections and let sit for an hour before washing it out.

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Victoria Beckham Autumn/Winter 2017… Maja Elmstrom

I only used two products to create the cat eye, the #VBxEstéeLauder Eye Kajal in Black Saffron/Vanille and the Eye Ink Mascara. I drew the shape around Maja’s eye with the kajal pencil, then used the edge of my finger to smooth and drag the edges. Simple, quick and I actually like it when the kajal melts a little bit and starts to run. It has a cool lived-in, sexy, up all night at a rock concert vibe.

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The Last Days Of Summer… Maja Elmstrom

Note: Maja is from Stockholm and aside from being genetically gifted with stunning looks (That skin! The hair! The eyes!, The lips!), she has a down to earth cool girl vibe. We talked endlessly about Stockholm (which I have fond memories of) and she pretty much convinced me to move there. Ha!. .

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Paint It Black… Ella Flood

On this particular day, Ella had just finished packing to leave for a prestigious art school. Very exciting but also quite sad since it meant leaving behind Gabe (click here to see their prom look), her family and of course, her ridiculously cute dog Buns. Her mood reminded me of what it feels like to be young and have the whole world stretch out in front of you with limitless possibilities. Note: The glitter is one of LemonheadLA’s Spacepaste shades.

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SISTER ACT… Isabelle & Crystal Van Commenee

As soon as I saw Isabelle, I knew we should do a shoot with the two of them! Isabelle is two years younger with a mane of coppery red hair (to her waist!), a flawless complexion, gorgeous green eyes and similar full brows. She is not a model (yet) but rather focuses her free time on kickboxing – which has to be one of the coolest things a 16yr old girl has ever said to me. Note: All that shiny red hair got me thinking of Guy Bourdin’s images so hence the late 70’s / early 80’s makeup vibe. .

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