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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 15, 2015

STYLIST TIP: THE LEATHER JACKET



YES, YOU CAN WEAR THE LEATHER JACKET TO THE OFFICE BUT LEAVE THE STUDDED BRACELETS BEHIND. I AM ALL ABOUT MIXING TEXTURES AND "LOOK" WHEN I CREATE ENSEMBLES. SINCE THE LEATHER JACKETS OOZES 'ROCK CHICK" I LIKE TO PAIR WITH SOFTER AND LOOSER FABRICS TO SOFTEN THE LOOK AND PROVIDE BALANCE.


IT IS ALSO SCARF SEASON. :) THERE ARE A LOT OF CREATIVE WAYS TO WEAR THE SCARF ASIDE FROM THE CONVENTIONAL WAY OF DRAPING THEM AROUND YOUR SHOULDERS :)







AS MENTIONED EARLIER, DON'T BE AFRAID TO MIX TEXTURES AND 'LOOK' WHEN DRESSING UP. THE BALLERINA TULLE SKIRT PAIRED WITH THE FERRAGAMO PUMPS WOULD BE THE OERFECT 'CLASSIC DRESSER" LOOK BUT FASHION IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN, SO I PAIRED MY LEATHER JACKET WITH IT :) ALONG WITH THE MESSY TOP BUN :)



Thursday, December 10, 2015

THIS IS THE SEASON FOR BOLD LIPS

BOLD AND BRIGHT
The colder months are upon us! It is time to bring out those boots, trench coats and those Bold Lip Colors that have been gathering dust for months! :)

Here are some of my top picks and I hope that you guys can go out of your beauty comfort zone to try them :)






 MAC COSMETICS IN HEROINE
IT MATTE BUT FEELS CREAMY ON MY LIPS.
IT DIDNT FELL DRY AT ALL.


BUXOM COSMETICS IN MALICE
SATIN FINISH WITH THAT GORGEOUS SHINE.


MAC COSMETICS IN SO CHAUD
MATTE AND BRIGHT ORANGE BUT FELT LIKE A DREAM UPON APPLICATION.

LIME CRIME COSMETICS' VELVETINES IN WICKED
CHANNEL OLD WORLD GLAMOUR IN THIS DEEP RED LIQUID LIPSTICK

MY OTHER TOP PICKS
MAC COSMETICS' DUBONNET
IT IS ANOTHER DEEP RED SHADE AND IT IS AN AMPLIFIED FORMULATION. IT HAS SOME SHINE AND NON DRYING :)

MAC COSMETICS' SNOW ORCHID
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHADE FROM MAC. I LOVE THE SPECKS OF SHIMMER IN IT. IT IS ALSO AN AMPLIFIED FORMULATION

MAC COSMETICS' RIRI WOO
RIRI WOO IS A RETRO MATTE AND PURE LOVE! IT IS DRYER THAN THE NEWER SHADES BUT SO FORGIVEABLE BECAUSE OF THE COLOR :)

MAC COSMETICS' HEAUX
THIS IS ANOTHER RETRO MATTE WITH A HINT OF PINK.

MAKE UP TIPS
1. EXFOLIATE YOUR LIPS WITH A TOOTHBRUSH DIPPED IN HOT WATER BEFORE APPLYING A MATTE LIPSTICK.

2. APPLY A LIP BALM PREFERABLY A MATTE LIPBALM LIKE NUXE REVE DE MIEL BEFORE APPLYING YOUR LIPSTICK.

3. DARK, BRIGHT LIPS ARE UNFORGIVING, SO MAKE SURE YOU ARE PRECISE IN APPLICATION. USE A LIP LINER TO LINE AND FILL IN THE LIPS. FOR EXTRA PRECISION, USE A LIP BRUSH.

HOPE YOU GUYS LIKE THIS POST AND WEAR THOSE BOLD LIP COLORS WHILE THE WEATHER PERMITS IT :)










Friday, December 4, 2015

HOLIDAY GLAM: PRETTY IN PINK BY ANNA DE LEON

PRETTY IN PINK
Whenever I see the word Pink the 1st thing that comes to mind is Victoria's Secret. It must be because of their paper bag. lol! Such a random thought though. Apologies if I digressed. From Rich Cranberries let us move on to the softer side of the color spectrum and get Pretty in Pink :)



GLAMMING IT UP


THE FLAWLESS FACE
BOO! LOL! YES, I POST VERY INCRIMINATING NO MAKE UP SELFIES.

1ST PHOTO
 FACE PREP WITH DERMALOGICA SKIN HYDRATING BOOSTER TOPPED WITH DERMALOGICA ACTIVE MOIST.

2ND PHOTO
FOUNDATION: LAURA MERCIER'S SILK CREME FOUNDATION IN SAND BEIGE
CONCEALER: MAC COSMETICS PRO LONGWEAR IN NC 35
POWDER: REVLON COLOR STAY IN MEDIUM DEEP

3RD PHOTO
CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT: ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS KIT
BLUSH: HOURGLASS RADIANT MAGENT
HIGHLIGHT: HOURGLASS RADIANT LIGHT AMBIENT POWDER


REAL SKIN IS IN
ALWAYS BLEND YOUR CONTOUR. NO DEMARCATION LINES. 
YOUR LOOK SHOULD BE,"I WOKE UP LIKE THIS." HEHEHEHE

ALL ABOUT EYES
EYE PRIMER: MAC COSMETICS' PAINTERLY PAINTPOT
LID: (DUST; BRUSH SPRAYED WITH FIX PLUS) URBAN DECAY NAKED 3 
CREASE: LIMIT
OUTER V: NOONER
BROW BONE: STRANGE
TEAR DUCTS: TRICK

EYELINER: MAC COSMETICS' TEDDY
MASCARA: MAYBELLINE VOLUME EXPRESS ONE BY ONE

THE LIPS
LIP LINER: INGLOT COSMETICS 63
LIPSTICK: MAC COSMETICS' SIS
GLOSS: BUXOM IN WHITE RUSSIAN

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

HOLIDAY GLAM: BERRIES & CINNAMON BY ANNA DE LEON

BERRIES AND CINNAMON
TWO GLAMOROUS WAYS

I love creating holiday looks and giving you guys two ways to wear it. Having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I thought of taking inspiration from the gorgeous tones found during my favorite season of the year, Autumn :) Hope you guys like it! 

GLAMMING IT UP IN THE DAY
CREATING A FLAWLESS FACE ISN'T ABOUT PILING ON THE FOUNDATION.
THE PERFECT FOUNDATION WILL TAKE YOU FROM HECTIC MEETINGS DURING THE DAY TO AN EVENING OUT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES OR FRIENDS.

FLAWLESS FACE TIPS
CHOOSE THE CORRECT FORMULATION BASED ON YOUR SKIN TYPE.
NEVER FORGET TO PREP YOUR SKIN. MAKE SURE IT IS CLEAN, TONED AND MOISTURIZED

AND VAMPING IT UP AT NIGHT 
FOUNDATION: MAESTRO FOUNDATION IN SHADE 6
CORRECTOR: MAC COSMETICS IN MID PEACH
CONCEALER: MAC COSMETICS IN NW 25
CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT: TOM FORD SHADE & ILLUMINATE INTENSITY 1
BLUSH: MAC COSMETICS WARM SOUL

NO FANCY POSES
MAKE UP TIPS
APPLY YOUR MAKE UP IN FRONT OF NATURAL LIGHT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THIS ENSURES THAT YOU WILL LOOK FLAWLESS IN ANY GIVEN LIGHTING. :)


MAKE UP TIPS
KEEP YOUR CONTOUR JUST UNTIL THE END OF YOUR EYE AND ALWAYS BLEND UPWARDS TOWARDS THE CHEEKBONES.
HIGHLIGHTING THE CUPID'S BOW IS PERFECT WHEN YOU ARE WEARING BOLD LIPS.

THE BROWS
BROW PENCIL: BEN NYE IN MEDIUM BROWN
BROW POWDER: URBAN DECAY'S FAINT
BROW GEL: MIKYAJY

THE EYES
MESMERIC EYES USING LORAC PRO PALETTE
LID: GARNET
CREASE: TAUPE
OUTER V: SABLE
BROW BONE: LT. BRONZE
TEAR DUCTS: GOLD
LOWER LASH LINE: GARNET

WINGED LINER: MAKE UP FOREVER AQUA LINER
EYE LINER: MAKE UP FOREVER KHOL PENCIL

 
MASCARA: MAYBELLINE VOLUME EXPRESS


DAY LIPS
LIP LINER: NYX COFFEE
LIPSTICK: LASTING CHESTNUT

VAMPY LIPS
LIP LINER: MAC COSMETICS: HANG UP
LIPSTICK MAC COSMETICS CURRANT


ANNA'S ADVICE: ADD A TOUCH OF COLOR:

I love Neutrals, don't get me wrong but once in a while we need to get out of our comfort zone and try a splash of color :) The best way, I have found to experiment with color is to start with the  eyes. I wanted to suggest a bold lip color but it is easier to get way with color on the eyes than it is to sport a bold lip.

Instead of going for Electric Blue or Bright Pink eyes, opt for its more subdued sisters like Navy Blue, Forest Green or Amethyst. These adds color yet still wearable even to the office. Yes, you read that right. I will rock this in the office as well.


For this Slightly Coloured Eyes I used MAC's Undercurrent Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner on the water line and I tight lined as well. I also lined my lower lash line with the same pencil. 
Take a pencil brush and dip into an Emerald Green Eye shadow and smudge the lower lash line.
Curl your lashes and apply mascara on the top and bottom lashes and VOILA! :)