Temptu Gives Fierce Sporty Looks for Athleta SS15

With New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 in full swing you know it is my duty to give you all the backstage beauty details!!  To start things off Temptu’s key makeup artist Talia Shobrook showed that you can be sporty and sexy at the same time.  We LOVED this look with fresh clean skin and a pops of color on the eye and lip.  With this look you are sure to turn heads for all the right reasons.  Check out the details below on how to get the look and also check out Temptu on Instagram for even more behind the scenes.  I already have some items that MUST go in my pro kit!!

temptu face chart



For the Crush of Adrenaline presentation, Athleta channeled the strong, sporty woman with a high fashion edge. Key makeup artist, Talia Shobrook, chose a palette of feminine yet powerful colors to showcase the edgy performance. “The look was a strong woman – someone who isn’t scared to show too much skin”, Talia explained. “For me, it’s a new thing – I’m calling it ‘Flawless Fun’. Fitness is such a huge part of our lives today, and flawless, healthy looking skin is always the look I strive for. Even with a bold pop of color, the focus is always on a flawless complexion that exudes health”.



RUNWAY PREP:  Apply Base & Matte Primer to the surface of the skin blending outward.

SET THE STAGE: Apply AIRpod Foundation in your perfect shade. Talia used two light layers to achieve the flawless complexion with a vibrant, dewy finish. 

BRIGHTEN AND HIGHLIGHT: Using AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne, apply in a circular motion around the “C” contour of the eye area, sweeping up the hairline towards the temple.  Also apply to the inner corner of the eye for a pop of brightness.

BRIGHTEN WITH BLUSH: Apply AIRpod Blush in Soft Peach to the apples of the cheeks in sweeping circular motion towards the hairline.

POUT PERFECTOR: Using AIRpod Blush in Clementine, apply to the lips for an impactful pop of color.

RUNWAY READY: To finish the look, apply a sheer dusting of Invisible Difference Power in Shade One to the surface of the skin. 

PRO TIP: Talia used S/B Hi-Def in Yellow and Blue on alternating models for a winged cat-eye look that was both bold with just the right amount of playfulness.



To purchase any of the products above, please visit www.temptu.com

The Simpson’s 25th Anniversary Collection

Who else is excited for the newest collection from MAC Cosmetics featuring THE SIMPSONS!!!!  For their 25th Anniversary MAC is rolling out the yellow carpet with this newest collection which includes four new lip glosses with names like Nacho Cheese Explosion and nail decals.  I rarely get excited over these collections anymore but this is one that I will be front and center in line to add to my growing Simpsons addiction.

The collection will be available in stores and at maccosmetics.com September 4


simpsons collection1


simpsons collection2

New Work: Male Grooming

Hey my loves I know I have been off the grid for a while but that’s because things have been crazy busy on my end….but that’s good right?  But I am trying to get my schedule together so I can give you more of what you want, blog posts, video reviews and of course more of my product rants & raves.

During all this madness I have managed to do some great portfolio updates and work with some amazing and creative people.  Here is my latest shoot with Karima Renee of Skinny Minority and photographer Jasmine Alston, this inspired by James Dean and the era of the bad boys that we love.  I have been dying to add some men’s grooming to my portfolio for a very long time and these images look amazing.  Check it out and as always stay Beautiful!!


Photographer: Jasmine Alston
Styling: Karima Renee for Skinny Minority
Men’s Grooming: B Wilson for B Wilson Beauty
Model: John


Men's Grooming, Philadelphia Makeup Artist, New York Makeup Artist

Men's Grooming, New York Makeup Artist

Philadelphia Makeup Artist, New York Makeup Artist, Men's Grooming

Beauty Tuesday: Face Primers

Face Primers
Hello my beauties, and I know today’s post is coming out rather late but hey it was the holiday weekend.  Anywho today’s post is going to be all about face primers and showcasing some of my favorite products.  One of the must have items in every makeup kit would definitely be a face primer that fits your skin type.  It smooths out the skin and creates a flawless canvas for foundation of all kinds.
I have tried to choose primers in every budget so no matter what your price range you can add one of these amazing products to your kit.  Until next time my loves!!

Tools of the Trade

So for my very first Basic Thursday (#basicthursday) I thought I would do a review on a brand that I have been using for years now in my professional hair kit.  For years I have had this deep love affair with the Cortex International brand for curling wands and flat irons, they were one of the very first companies to have a full ceramic plate on their flat irons.  And believe when you are doing a client with super frizzy hair it really makes a difference.

So image my surprise last week when I come into my office and fine not only a new flat iron but also a 4 in 1 curling wand wait for me I almost jumped through the roof!  I have been lusting for that 4 in 1 curling wand for so very long but the $200 price tag has prevented me from investing in this beauty but now I am the proud owner of this kit must have.  Check out my review below and until next time my loves…..


To find a retailer near you check out the Cortex website directly.