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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, December 18, 2012

WOMAN by ANNA brushes HOLIDAY LOOK

WOMAN by ANNA brushes
HOLIDAY LOOK 

THE BASE
The key to beautiful make up is an amazing base. Start with a clean face. If you are oily, apply a Pre Make Up base. For this look, I applied Bioderma's Pore Refiner on the areas where I get oily. Allow the base to set before you start applying your foundation.

I used MAKE UP FOREVER's HD Foundation in N128 with the Stippling Brush. The soft bristles of this brush allows you to work the foundation into your skin without having to worry about damaging it.

I applied Benefit's Sun Beam with Brush Number 9 on the bridge of my nose and cheekbones.

I concealed my dark circles, redness around the nose with MUFE's Full Cover Concealer in number 8 and Brush Number 13.

Brush Number 1 was lightly dipped in MUFE's Duo Mat Powder in 307 to set the base

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BASE

CONTOUR, BLUSH AND HIGHLIGHT
To softly sculpt my cheekbones I used Brush Number 2 with NARS Laguna Bronzer. To give my cheeks the some colour, I applied NARS Blush in Orgasm on the apples of cheeks with Brush Number 3. To mimic the JLO Glow, I used Brush Number 14 with MAC's Chez Chez Lame on my cheekplane

SCULPTED, BLUSHING AND GLOWING

THE BROWS
To define my brows and give my eye "The Lift" I used a dark brown eyebrow pencil and to make it look more natural, I used  Brush Number 6 dipped in Benefit's Brow Zings in Medium. Lastly, I kept the brows in place with Mikyajy's Clear Brow Gel.



THE LIFT!

THE BEDAZZLING EYES
To create that sexy, soft, come hither eyes, follow these steps.

Apply an eye primer all over your eyes and lower lash line with Brush Number 9. I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion for this look.

Take a Brown Kohl Pencil like MAC's Teddy and line your lash bed, waterline and lower lash line.

Take Brush Number 7 and dip the tip of the brush on a shimmer brown eye shadow (I used Urban Decay's Naked Palette 2 Snake Bite) and smudge kohl pencil on the lash bed, and lower lash line.

Using the flat surface of the same brush apply the same colour on the entire lid.

To give your eyes the depth that it needs, apply a matte eye shadow like Tease from UD NP 2 on your crease with Brush Number 10 and blend.

To brighten the eyes a bit, apply a shimmer shadow like UD NP in verve on the tear ducts using the flat side of Brush Number 7.

Lastly, apply a Matte Pale Yellow es like UD NP in Foxy with Brush Number 12 on your browbone.

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE EYES

THE EYES

THE LIPS
Whether  you are going pale lips or a powerful Red one precise application is key.

I lined my lips with MAC's Spice  lipliner and blended the liner with Brush Number Four and applied NARS' Turkish Delight Gloss.

For look Number 2, I defined my lips with INGLOT's Lip Pencil in 58 and filled it in with MAC's Russian Red Lipstick.

RED, VAMPY LIPS

OR

FULL, LUSCIOUS, PALE LIPS 






Sunday, December 2, 2012

WOMAN by ANNA brushes


The year I started my love affair with Make Up, is the year I knew that I will forever be searching for products and tools that will help me successfully translate all the visuals in my head to reality. I realized that products alone, are not enough to create all these looks that I have in mind; like an artist, I needed brushes that will help me in drawing the finest lines to bring out the beauty of a woman’s eye, the softest brushes to flawlessly blend the foundation, making it look like a woman’s second skin. I needed the best tools to create the most beautiful canvas.. a Woman’s Face. 

The first 2 brushes that I ever purchased date back to 1998 and I still carry them in my kit! Even to this very day, they conjure a smile on my face each and every time I see them, invoking nostalgia of my amazement with sable haired make up brushes. This feeling of reminiscence and my never-ending quest to find the best tools made me embark on a project that capitalized on my years of experience in this industry. I am proud to introduce the creation of beautiful and durable make up brushes that promise to help you achieve make-up looks that I have created over the years and to inspire you to make your own.

Woman by Anna brushes is a set of 15 make up brushes made from fine goat hair and premium taklon to ensure seamless and flawless application of cream, liquid and powder products, tested and used by yours truly. By creating my first set of brushes, I wish to encourage everyone, from up-and-coming artist to all the women out there, to explore the never ending possibilities that only you can create with the right tools! These brushes were created for the artist…. For Women.. for you.

WOMAN by ANNA brushes comes with its very own brush guide prepared by yours truly to help you understand the potential of each custom brush.

All Over Face Brush 
This is excellent for applying your face/loose powder. The size of the brush allows you to set your foundation in less sweeps, hence, avoiding the caked-up look.

Stippling Brush 
The soft bristles of this brush allows you to work your liquid products into your skin without having to worry about damaging or irritating your skin.

Concealer Brush
 The size of this Concealer Brush allows you to apply your concealer in less strokes making it look more natural and avoiding the caked up look.

Blush Brush
The shape of this brush allows you to apply your blush directly on the apples of your cheeks.

Contour Brush
The contoured tip allows you to lightly contour your hairline, temples, hollows of the cheeks and jaw line. This contour brush also allows you to powder small areas of your face should you wish to sport a dewy look. The density and shape of the brush also allows you to use this brush for bronzing.

Precise Contouring/Highlighting Brush
This versatile brush allows you to contour your temples, hollows of your cheeks and the jawline with more ease and precision. Cleaned from contouring the tapered tip also allows you to highlight the features of your face that you wish to bring to emphasise.

Premier Taklon Brush
This Premiere Taklon Brush is perfect for applying all types of cream and liquid products whether it is an eye primer, cream shadow, liquid or cream highlighter & concealers.

All Over Shadow Brush
This All Over Eye Shadow brush is perfect for applying your eyeshadow on your lid and on your browbone.

This Crease Brush/Eye Contour Brush 
This Crease Brush/Eye Contour Brush was created to help you perfect the deep set eyes. The tapered tip allows you to precisely apply eye shadow on your crease to add depth and definition.

The Eye Blending Brush
This dense, Eye Blending Brush is perfect for blending your eye colours but it is also perfect for blending the contour that you have made on the sides of your nose. This dome shaped brush is also amazing for adding light definition on your crease.

The Blending Brush
This slightly fluffier version of the Eye Blending Brush is perfect for recreating the air brushed look when you are blending your concealer.

The Angled Brush
This Angled Brush was made to help you define your brows and create that enviable celebrity arch.

The Liner Brush
This stiff brush is perfect for precise application of your gel liners.

This Smudge Brush 
This Smudge Brush was created to make every woman capable of doing the sexy, smokey eye. The density and stiffness of this brush makes it excellent to create those eyes that smolder.

The Lip Brush
The shape of this lip brush is perfect for precise application of any lip colour but most especially bold, dramatic colours.