- ANNA DE LEON
- Freelance Make Up Artist and Stylist who shuttles between New York, Italy and Dubai, Anna has been in the Make Up industry since 1996. She trained under Mario Dedivanovic and Scott Barnes in NYC and has a certificate for Hairstyling from Cinema Make Up School A true lover of all the elements of Fashion, she studied Fashion Design and Styling at the prestigious Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan, Italy.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Last year around December, I wrote about seeing the Versace lady having a make under and instead of seeing the traditional sexy smokey eyes, the supermodels walked down the runway with light lilac eyes.
Pastel eyes is just one of the beauty trends for Spring/Summer 2010 and since I have done Violet Peepers already (which is great for Brown Eyed belles) I decided to write about wearing bright colours for your eyes. This was also inspired by a breath taking Vogue Paris cover :) just tweaked it a bit so it can compliment my dress for an event that I had to attend that evening.
So, if you are feeling a little bit adventurous, read on and try this look for Spring :)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Do you gravitate to Beiges and Browns when it comes to choosing your eyeshadows? Is Spice Lip Liner from MAC a must have in your vanity kit? Do you like your skin flawless, no harsh contouring, just that natural flush? Does the idea of putting on an Orange or Fuschia Lips make you cringe? If you find yourself saying yes to any of these questions then, chances are you are the CLASSIC. No, you are not a creature of habit, you just want to stay in your comfort zone because you already know that these make up bag staples bring out the best in you. You follow one of the things that I follow when it comes to make up – don’t fix what is not broken.
For Classic Beauties, the 28 Neutral Palette from Coastal Scents should be a Make Up Kit Mainstay. Not only does it have all the shades of Beige and Brown in all possible textures but it can somehow help you experiment by trying on the Shimmery Medium Brown E/S with some tinges of Purple. Applying it as an eyeshadow may be too bold a move for you, so perhaps, you may try using it as an eyeliner as a start. J
For the day define the eye by lining the lash bed with the brown powder liner. Vamp it up at night by applying a brown gel liner on top of the brown powder liner.
Classic Ladies likes their lips natural looking so finding the following shades may not come as a surprise: MAC Spice Lip Liner, MAC Taupe, Half & Half, INGLOT Lip paint in 51 & 52. For an evening out, you may want to add a clear gloss in the centre of your lips for a sexier pout J
For me, Katie Holmes epitomises the Classic Beauty, though I have seen in her more adventurous looks, she is almost always in brown, beiges and creams. I aint complaining coz she looks amazing, fresh and always put together J
I don’t know if it was the foggy weather or the top that I was wearing which prompted me to put on a lot of colour on my eye that day, however, now when I look closely at the photos I think that that the Chiffon Zara Top was my main inspiration for this look.