Saturday, October 31, 2009

Christina Zilber/Jouer Cosmetics

Photo courtesy Christina Zilber 

Here I'm doing make-up for Christina Zilber, one of my very favorite clients (elegant, beautiful, intelligent, impeccable taste ... and a hell of a lot of fun. Can you tell I kinda idolize her?), for a Town and Country magazine layout. We were in that tiny narrow hall because that's where the best light was and as any make-up artist knows (well, picky ones like me) lighting is all.

Christina is the founder/owner of Jouer Cosmetics (pronounced zhoo-way, which is French for "to play") and I have been "playing with" her make-up line from the start. The colors are the kind of super wearable ones that I find I use on everyone again and again. Also, each color compact has a unique slide and click feature so that you can connect your faves together to create a chic, easy to travel with custom make-up kit. Big girl Legos!

All of the make-up has treatment ingredients in it as well, so you'll actually be improving your skin as you prettify yourself. Two must haves: Lip enhancer, a super emollient lip conditioner that plumps up your lip size with continued use ... it really works, and Luminizing Moisture Tint, an oil-free tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 that evens out skintone, camouflages imperfections, protects your skin, softens lines and imparts a glow. It can be worn alone, worn under your base, or mixed in with your base to "lighten" the finish. In a pinch, I've used it as a leg make-up/body bronzer and it worked great. Truly a multi-tasker!

Jouer Cosmetics can be found at Henri Bendel's in NY or online at
Check em out!

Photo Courtesy Town and Country Magazine

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Joely

A shot of Joely at the Emmy's that is a bit better than the previous photo.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Joely Fisher 2009 Emmys

I did Joely's make-up for the Emmy Awards today. I wish I had a better photo than this one from Wire Image ... the sun was so strong and bright everyone on the red carpet is squinting in their shots. Anyway, I thought her eye make-up looked especially pretty. It was coppery plums and a bit of royal purple glitter-liner to match her exquisite silk chiffon dress and diamond and amythyst necklace. I don't usually work with too much color, but this dress really called for it. Guy Romeo did her pretty, romantic updo.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Eva Mendes - Oldie but Goodie

Not that Eva is old, mind you! I just thought I'd revisit some older photos of some of my past work when I don't have much new to add to the blog. I've been working on the Fox sitcom " 'Til Death", so I haven't been doing a lot of shoots.

Eva was really sweet and kind of soft spoken. I just remember thinking she was stunningly beautiful and oh so sexy. She reminded me of Cindy Crawford. I think she's even gotten better with a little age (we should all be so lucky). Anyway, I'm glad she's done well in her career, because I really liked her and was quite taken with her beauty.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Maya Reynolds for MB999

These are some photos from the look-book that photographer Glenn Campbell shot for the very hip, exquisitely designed (by the vibrant and talented Maya Reynolds), and beautifully made men's clothing line, MB999.

This is Tyler. Australian surfer, model, designer of his own clothing line and all around nice guy. Oh, and kinda cute. The theme was sort of "Modern Cowboy". I made this kind of tribal-y hairpiece out of strips of silk, leather, twine and wool hair. You can't really see what it is in this shot because of the backlighting, but it's the stuff flowing off his hair

This is Sean, who couldn't have been sweeter despite the deep, sexy, intense look. Maya and super stylist Calvin wanted some feathers in the hair (which I made super chunky and texturized with LOTS of product ... I'm sure he hated me shampoo time). The whole shoot was done up on Glenn's 1920s apartment roof. Really fun day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rachelle Begley

The lovely Rachelle Begley, co-star with her husband Ed of the Planet Green reality series, "Living With Ed". This photo was taken in the beautifully landscaped front yard of her Valley home on a scorching hot day.

Friday, July 31, 2009

'Til Death / Joely Fisher

Just finished up the first show of the 4th season of the Fox sitcom 'Til Death, starring Joely Fisher and Brad Garrett. I've done Joely's make-up for about 15 years now (though I only started on the show the middle of last season) and all I can say is, what a big-hearted, gifted and sexy lady. And very funny, too.

This shot is from a few years ago when I did Joely's make-up for the Emmy's, which she and Brad appeared on as presenters.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Angie Everhart

Mega-model Angie Everhart pregnant with her first baby. Beautiful photo by Lisa Franchot. Check out her blog,

Friday, July 24, 2009

Stephanie Taylor

Kelly Kagen, a pregnancy photographer who likes to shoot anything but run-of-the-mill photos, shot Stephanie Taylor, an artist, who wanted to do something a little, well, arty. We were at the sculpture garden at LACMA. The "mask" make-up was kinda what came about after talking to Stephanie a bit. She made the totally cool draped gown she's wearing. Here I'm drawing a circle on her belly so I could cut the fabric away to expose her tummy in all it's glory.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Erika Barrett

Stunning girl. Photo by Lori Dorn.

Traci Lords

photo: Lori Dorn

I love Traci. I've worked with her for many years now. A completely down to earth, no-nonsense lady. Gorgeous skin, too. Can you believe she'd just had a baby when this was shot?