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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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

AUTUMN/WINTER 2010 BEAUTY TREND: CONTOURING AND NEUTRALS

LINE THE LIPS AND FILL IT IN WITH A NUDE LIPSTICK LIKE MAC'S HUG ME AND YOU ARE READY FOR YOUR CLOSE UP.

BRING OUT THOSE NATURAL CURLS WITH A CURL BOOSTING MOUSSE AND LET AIR DRY. I LOVE DINA'S BROWS AND JUST ENHANCED AND THICKENED IT WITH BENEFIT'S BROW ZINGS.

I USED MAKE UP FOREVER'S CONTOURING KIT FOR THIS SHOOT. ITS PERFECT AS ITS MATTE. I ALSO CONTOURED THE BRIDGE OF THE NOSE, TEMPLES AND JAWLINE.

TO EVEN OUT SKIN TONE, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO TRY ON 2 DIFFERENT SHADES OF FOUNDATION. FOR DINA'S CASE. I USED A DARKER FOUNDATION ON THE FOREHEAD AND JAW LINE AND A LIGHTER FOUNDATION ON THE CHEEK AREA.

DOES NOT SHOW THE MAKE UP BUT I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THIS SHOT BY ARIAN

It's September Ladies! New Season is here, new hemlines, new colour palettes! To start this month, let me feature perhaps my favourite beauty trend this season. Its back to neutrals and lots of contouring this season. I fell in love with this trend when it was first introduced during the early 90's. Ohhhh those Revlon Ads!!!!

I have to tell you something about the shoot though, Dina, my model arrived with straight hair and then I decided to spritz her hair with water to put some mousse and then the most amazing thing happened! Her curls started appearing and that was when I decided to let her natural curls show :)

Hair and Make Up: Anna de Leon
Photography: Arian Marcos

FACES BY ANNA DE LEON SEASON THREE

I'd like to invite everyone to my upcoming workshop, FACES BY ANNA DE LEON SEASON THREE this November 5 and 6, 2010 at the Majestic Hotel from 0900 to 1700.

It will be 2 days dedicated to rediscovering your beauty, fashion, fun and meeting new friends. :), which I think is the best part :)

For Enquiries
Email me at annadeleon@live.com
Call me at +97150 384 0466
View my works at http://annadeleonmakeup.multiply.com

Special Thanks to the following Photographers whose works are featured in the video as well as all the fab models!

Arian Marcos
Danabelle Gutierrez
Dox Magallanes
Eros Goze
Konan Lim
Lady Design
Mark Cantalejo

Hind, Ksyusha, Lily, Dina, Fikir, Sandy, Sara, Aqua, Nadia, Ella, Abbie, Cat, Sarah, Namkha, Kimberly, Abbie, Amber, Farah





THE ARM FLAP - MY TAKE ON IT

OFF SHOULDERS WITH BATWING SLEEVES ARE GREAT TO CAMOUFLAGE THE ARM FLAP AND DIVERT THE ATTENTION TO YOUR NICE SHOULDERS :)
TOP: PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE
JEANS: JEANSWEST
SHOES: VIA UNO
NECKLACE: KANNAH MANILA

KEEP THE BALANCE WHEN WEARING A KIMONO SLEEVED TOP BY GOING FOR A PAIR OF SKINNY JEANS OR BOOT CUT PANTS
KIMONO TOP: MALDITA
JEANS: JEANSWEST
SHOES: VIA UNO
BELT: ZARA

THIS PEASANT DRESS NOT ONLY ACCENTUATES THE WAIST BUT HIDES THE ARMS
DRESS: TIPSY GYPSY
SHOES: HIGH STYLE FANCIES

A PEASANT DRESS WITH A LOOSE CHIFFON SLEEVE IS A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO TIGHT SLEEVES THAT REVEAL ALL.
DRESS: ZARA
BELT: DRAGON MART
SHOES: ALDO

TRY ON A DRESS WITH A BATWING OR DOLMAN SLEEVES. MAKE SURE TO CINCH THE WAIST AND REVEAL THOSE GAMS :)
BLOUSE WORN AS A DRESS: ZARA
BELT: DRAGON MART
SHOES: SHOEMART

TRY AND AVOID SECOND SKIN FABRICS MOST ESPECIALLY IF THEY SHINY. ALL THEY DO IS MAGNIFY YOUR ARMS.
DRESS: ZARA
SHOES: ALDO

UNFORTUNATELY STRAPLESS DRESSES DOES NOT DO MUCH IN CAMOUFLAGING THE ARM FLAP.
DRESS: SPLASH
BELT: DRAGON MART
SHOES: NINE WEST

THE ARM FLAP - SHAPE MONTH SPECIAL

POET SLEEVES

LANTERN SLEEVES

KIMONO SLEEVES
FLUTTER SLEEVES

ELBOW LENGTH SLEEVES
DOLMAN OR BATWING SLEEVES

BRACELET LENGTH SLEEVES

BISHOP SLEEVES

BELL SLEEVES

BALLOON SLEEVES ARE BIG AND BILLOWY

DON'T BE SHY WHEN ACCESSORISING. PHOTO OF DREW BARRYMORE FROM GOTHAM MAGAZINE (?) CAN'T SEE THE OTHER LETTERS. HEHEHEHE

There have been several occasions when I had to pass up buying a particular dress or top because it had no sleeves. I passed it up because of my number one problem area, My Arms. I am guilty of not working out, I mean the most work out that I get these days is walking and cleaning the apartment. I don't think that scrubbing the bathroom floor would be enough to tone my triceps. hehehe. So, really, I should not be complaining about my arms if I am not doing anything about it.

For those women, who, like myself, does not have the time to pick up a dumbbell or really does not have the time below are some tips and tricks to camouflage the arm flap :)

ACCESSORIES
1. When Accessorising, try and divert the attention to your wrists and hands. Load up on bangles and bracelets, statement watches, even cocktail rings. Don't stop at cocktail rings and bracelets and bangles, head to the salon and get the manicure, preferably in a dramatic, dark polish. Avoid talon like nails though.

CHOOSING THE SLEEVES
1. I have never really been paying attention to the sleeve length of my jackets until I realised that three quarter sleeves are very flattering as well as bracelet sleeves. Bracelet sleeves are slightly longer than the three quarters.

I do not have all the types of sleeves in my closet, so I am just posting pics from the web.

Monday, August 30, 2010

THE EMMY'S - MY PICKS

MY NUMBER ONE PICK IS LEA MICHELLE IN A NAVY OSCAR DE LA RENTA GOWN. THE FITTED BODICE IS ACCENTUATED BY LAYERED RUFFLES. MICHELLE'S HEALTHY GLOW AND SIMPLE BUT JAW DROPPING JEWELRY COMPLETE'S THE LOOK

EMILY DESCHANEL IN MY RUNNER UP IN THIS SHOW STOPPING VIOLET NUMBER

IN A SIMPLE, BLACK NUMBER FROM TONY WARD, KELLY OSBOURNE WAS JUST STUNNING.
ALWAYS CAPTIVATING... EVA LONGORIA - PARKER IN ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

PAULA IS A HIT FOR ME IN THIS SIMPLE STRAPLESS NUMBER

I HAVE NEVER SEEN CLAIR DANES LOOK THIS GOOD SINCE SHE DONNED THAT NUMBER FROM NARCISO RODRIGUEZ SOME YEARS BACK, THANKS TO MR. ARMANI.
HEIDI'S MARCHESA MINI GOT MIXED REVIEWS BUT FOR ME ITS A WINNER.

JEWEL EVOKES THE CHARM OF A SOUTHERN BELLE IN THIS LACEY NUMBER

LOVING TONI COLETTE'S TAN AND HER VALENTINO GOWN.

SOFIA VERGARA DAZZLES IN CAROLINA HERRERA. LOVE THE CURLS AND THE STATEMENT EARRINGS.

SUSAN SARANDON SHOWS US WHAT MEANS TO AGE GRACEFULLY WHILE DAUGHTER EVA MURRI PROVES THAT GOOD GENES CERTAINLY RUNS IN THE FAMILY

My first ever Awards Night Feature :) Here are the hits in my opinion :)

HERALD THE CHANGE THIS SEPTEMBER

OR GROW THE CUT AND DITCH COLOURING :)

GET THE CUT

GO RETRO WITH BARDOT HAIR AND CUT CREASES

OR THE LADY IN YOU WITH LACE

BRING OUT THE REBEL IN YOU WITH LEATHER AND BOOTS

GO ALL OUT WITH DARK EYES AND DARK LIPS

CLASSIC BERRY LIPS AND PALE EYES

GO AU NATURAL

As the Ber months move in, we say goodbye to the hot season that is Summer and welcome the colder winds, the longer nights, a new colour palette, a wardrobe overhaul and perhaps a new look.

September is still Shape Month but it is also about making minor changes to usher in the season. How to work the latest fashion trends and beauty trends without breaking the bank, extending the life span of pieces in your wardrobe

So, whether you are looking at a radical change or something subtle for the season, let me be around to give you a helping hand :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

SPREAD THE LOVE...PRE NUPTIAL SHOOT :)




THE FINAL SET


Aside from Magazine Editorials, doing weddings and Pre Nuptial Shoots are on top of favourites when it comes to make up jobs. :)

Chris and Jackie are by far one of the bubbliest couples that I have ever met. They were so full energy and though the sun was shining intensely upon us, their jokes and laughter were just contagious that we forgot that we under the heat. :)

I am looking forward to doing their wedding this October. Chris and Jackie is a true testament that couples who laugh together stays together :)


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MAXIMISING YOUR WARDROBE - THE DENIM SHIRT

ACCESSORISE WITH FAB EARRINGS. PUT YOUR HAIR IN A DEEP, SIDE PARTED CHIGNON. DRAW ON SOME SERIOUS, SMOKEY EYES AND PALE LIPS AND YOU ARE READY TO HIT THE RED CARPET!

OUTFIT THREE DENIM GOES FORMAL A LA DOLCE AND GABBANA
SHIRT: NEW LOOK

SKIRT: SPLASH

BELT: DRAGON MART

OUTFIT TWO
DENIM GOES CORPORATE
DENIM SHIRT: NEW LOOK

SKIRT: ZARA

PUMPS: ALDO

OUTFIT ONE
DENIM SHIRT: NEW LOOK

TOP: ZARA
LEGGINGS: ZARA
SHOES: HIGH STYLE FANCIES

CLUTCH
: SPLASH

ANOTHER TIP IS FOR YOU TO BUY THE DENIM SHIRT FROM THE MEN'S SECTION, A SIZE BIGGER AND CINCH IT WITH A BELT ET VOILA..... A SHIRT DRESS.



Another Spring/Summer 2010 key piece is the Denim Shirt and here are a couple of ways to maximise its closet life :)