Saturday, August 1, 2009

A-list Awards 2009

Hello Friends, Family, and Colleagues!
It's that time of year again, and I have once again been nominated for Denver's Best Makeup Artist!

I would really appreciate it if you all would take a moment to vote for me.

Please follow onto my voting page by clicking on the link below:

There is a yellow button that says “VOTE” just under my name. (I think you do have to sign up for an A-list account first - but they don't spam, it's just to keep people from voting a million times each .... So if you don't already have an account, sign up for a new one here:

I am currently in second place, help bump me up to #1! The winners will be announced in just a few short weeks … fingers crossed!

Thank you for all your support!

This month has been quite interesting - I have done everything from the standard wedding makeup to Rockstar impersonators for the Harley Davidson Convention! I was also delighted to work on the press tours for both "Race to Witch Mountain" (AnnaSophia Robb) and also for the film, "Adam" starring the talented Hugh Dancy (Confessions of a Shopaholic). And later this week I will be working with the Oscar winning musical duo "The Swell Season" from the film "Once", on a spread for Filter Magazine. Check out the fun photo below from the Harley Davidson convention.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

NEW website!! Hooray!

I am finally out of the dark ages and I have a flash website of my very own - my old website looked alright, but completely unsearchable as it was entirely made up of JPEG images! Check out the new page here: -or-

Work has been amazingly busy. And all of my brides so far have been fantastic (I am now knocking on wood to asure I don't jinx myself)! I have also had the opportunity to work with some fantastic new up and coming models that are inches away from hitting it big-time. I'll attach some images below for you all to gander at.

The above photos are from a recent shoot I did in Las Vegas. Photographer Eric Ita / Model: Brigitte Boulay.

Above photo by Captura Photography, Model: Taryn

Above, Alex Bogusky for PODER magazine. Alex is an advertizing genius from Crispin, Porter & Bogusky.

Above Photo by Stacey Weisser / Models: Alison Busse from Elite and Carleen Larron from Donna Baldwin Talent. The first two of an elements series: Water and Earth.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wedding Season is officially here!

Last month I was delighted to do the makeup for the new collection of Alisa Benay bridal couture. It was a wonderful weekend spent in the beautiful Cherokee Ranch Castle. It was the perfect way to start off wedding makeup season for me! Kim Nodurft was the fab photographer AND I met a WONDERFUL hairstylist as well - Tasha Valenti of "The Look" salon in cherry creek is AWESOME - and she's already been kind enough to give me a hair makeover, check out my new profile pic on TWITTER with my new hair color!

PS Shhhhh ... here's a sneek peek of a photoshoot I recently did with Tasha:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring is in the AIR!!

The weather here in Colorado has been mind-blowingly beautiful lately, and my recent photoshoots seem to be reflecting this sunny, cheerful, colorful feeling that is floating around!

I recently shot Marc Tuscher again, and our stunning subject was the spunky miss Natalie Moore. She fit this vintage makeup so well!! She's really got this young Liz Taylor vibe going on here!

I was the makeup artist for another vibrant shoot with Jannelle Althoff. This project was for the CD cover of talented musician Andrea Ball.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Be my Valentine!

It's that time of year again, Valentine's Day, and everyone seems to be feeling girlie, flirty and fresh - and my recent photoshoots seem to be reflecting that!

Here are some STUNNERS from my recent shoot with Bogdan (that I told you about in my last post). I really can't believe how well this ALL-NATURAL makeup photographed. I knew Jane Iredale's products looked amazing in person, but the fact that they can hold their ground with all of these highly-powered studio lights is incredible!! So here are some unedited photos from my first all-natural shoot (PS Bogdan don't kill me for showing the unedited versions! The RAWs are so good they hardly need editing at all!).

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Announcing.... A whole new world:

A whole new world where makeup is GOOD FOR YOU!!!

I am now offering my makeup artistry services with the option to use products that are completely natural, and actually good for your skin! Jane Iredale is the #1 makeup brand reccomended by skin care professionals.

Here's the difference ingredients can make:

"The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is a healthy skin. That's why everything we develop is a true extension of skin care. Our makeup is not just a refinement of conventional makeup; it's a new technology. It's so effective it is recommended by plastic surgeons, dermatologists and skin care professionals.

Our micronized mineral bases are concentrated pigment. (We use no fillers such as talc.) Because of this concentrated pigment, a minimum amount gives unsurpassed coverage and becomes a foundation, powder and concealer all in one. This concentrated pigment also gives high sunscreen protection without the need for synthetic ingredients.

SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and the FDA
SPF 20 PurePressed Bases & SPF 20 Amazing Bases - Formulated with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the minerals give instant, broad-spectrum, chemical-free sun protection. They also have a Very Water Resistant rating. Please refer to our SPF Explained chapter.

Apply with a brush or a sponge for coverage that it would normally take three products to achieve. The result should look sheer and luminescent and feel weightless.

Under a microscope, the mineral crystals look like overlapping fish scales. These crystals form a filter that allows the free exchange of gasses. The minerals are non-comedogenic. We have many testimonials from acne patients claiming improvement in their skins since using our mineral makeup. The only oils we use in our formulas are in products where we want to help condition the skin - such as in our under-eye concealer and lip products.

Allergies and sensitivities are usually caused by substances that cause irritation to the skin. Reactions are particularly common in skins that have been compromised in some fashion through, for example, a weakened immune system, sun damage, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, etc.
Substances that most commonly cause these sensitivities are chemical preservatives, chemical dyes (usually labeled as FD&C), perfume and alcohol. Our makeup contains none of these sensitizers. In fact, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are anti-inflammatories and may help calm the skin.
All of our products have undergone sensitivity testing in an FDA-approved laboratory with zero sensitivity recorded.

All our individual Material Safety Data Sheets of raw materials in our powder bases support that irritation, burning and stinging of the skin are not caused by our ingredients. Further, our processing does not result in any chemical change in the raw materials, so the reaction of the mixed ingredients remains the same as the individual ingredients. We have eliminated from our powders all perfume, chemical dyes and chemical preservatives. These are the top three sensitizers.

When the letters FD&C precede a color, it means that the color has been approved by the FDA for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. When D&C precede the color, it signifies that it can be used only in drugs or cosmetics. FD&C dyes are derived from petroleum or historically coal tar; some are also synthetic.

The word "pigment" usually means a colored or white compound that is insoluble in a solvent. (The word "dye" generally refers to a chemical compound, most often of petroleum origin, which is soluble.) Our pigments are made from micronized minerals only.

The reason our powders work so well as a natural-looking beauty makeup and/or a camouflage is because the concentrated pigment not only masks color but interacts with light to create a soft-focus effect that creates an illusion of perfection. A small amount of the minerals will cover most types of redness including acne, rosacea and erythema (redness).

Because of the micronization process our mineral particles undergo, they bind together on application. When applied to a clean, moisturized skin the surface tension this creates overcomes gravity and holds the minerals tightly to the skin. The result is that they resist running, creasing and smearing and will only come off with a cleanser or our Magic Mitt. No special cleanser is required.

Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties and will help to calm erythema. Zinc oxide is also anti-microbial.


Contact me if you'd like to book a consultation where you can try out all of the products, and I will personally help you pick the best ones for your particular face and complexion.

AND stay tuned: I am doing an ALL NATURAL photoshoot, using exclusively Jane Iredale products tomorrow. Photos to come soon after...

A FEW OTHER QUICK UPDATES: A shoot I did with the wonderful AnnaSophia Robb is currently on the cover of TC Magazine.

I've also been doing quite a bit of work for a fabulous clothing store, Republic of Couture. The whole team is great, and life can't really get much better when you are spending your days doing THIS: