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Happy 2010 Everyone !!!!
I hope everyone is settled down from the Holidays and just as pumped as I am to start a whole new chapter for 2010! I have been busy so far in making some necessary changes and am ringing in the new year with a clean, uncluttered face lift to MakeupisArt.com. Trust me when I say I have already resolved to blogging on a regular schedule and have so many things up my sleeve I can not wait for you to see! I have a great feeling about this year and things have already been put in motion to make me feel that way.
Recently, our photography/makeup studio that we started a few years ago called Studio 400 had to close it’s doors suddenly at the end of last year when our landlord we were subleasing from decided not to continue his lease. I searched diligently and came across another space in the same Lorton area the was twice the size of our last place, and was not a shared space. We asked more amazing talent to come on board and Studio 400 has opened again and has already been in action every day of the new year!
For anyone who knows me in the industry, you already know I rave about Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) foundation and loose pigments, see post on NFL shoot I exclusively used OCC products on, but today I wanted to really profess my undying love for OCC Lip Tars and let you in our new exclusive color designed for Clothing Designer and TV Personality, Indashio.
When asked by On Makeup Magazine to do a beauty story with lips as a focus I immediately thought of showing off the then brand new Lip Tar collection which only consisted of about 8 colors at the time. The moment I tried the first color I knew there was something very different about the texture, finish, and wear of this product. To say that the tiniest amount of product is all that is needed to cover the entire pout is an understatement. I lightly touched the very tip of my lip brush into the NSFW (That’s Not Safe For Work folks!) color and I was soon finding the entire mouth covered in intense pigment. It’s always been hard for me to describe the texture I get but the way I have come to think of lip tars is a vinyl finish without the bulk of traditional glosses. It has shine to it without gloppiness, and their is intensity in the colors that I has not come close to anything I have ever tried.
I have since received some of my best works through the Design Army/Cade combination and this is where it all started. I got a call to do about 4 scenes for The Washington Ballet and in no way knew this would be an amazingly grand production when getting into it. I walked into the Meridian House in Washington D.C. and saw all the lights, the fog, the costumes, the dancers, and already knew this would be unlike anything else I worked on before.
We started with our first dancers of the day, George Washington and King George III, also known as the Nutcracker and the Rat King. Septime Webre, dancer and extroidinary choreogapher for the Washington Ballet showed them what he would like to see in their upcoming scene they were playing out for Cade’s camera. I was fortunate enough to have my blackberry camera on me to get a few shots but not as fortunate to have a camera that worked very well. Alas, I wanted to include some of the behind the scenes shots to show the energy and hard work that went into this production.
Hello folks! Ok, so I admit. I was going to just go ahead and put up a post and act like I haven’t been away for almost the entire year…but anyone who knew my blog is intelligent enough to notice something is up. So here is my official apology “My bad Y’all!” and I’m back with an all new layout and amped to get going all over again.
So with that ackward moment out of the way, I want to share with you something I did this year during my blogging lull that FINALLY just got released! I worked with dozens of amazing NFL Players in the course of a couple of weeks, most all in one day, and a wonderful campaign sprouted from it. You can check out the grooming I did for the NFL Campaign here.
I’m also thankful to have had my new OCC compact airbrush compressore and Skin foundations to get me through this entire week. We were out in the middle of every location possible, many with no available outlets, so my battery powered compressor completely kept up with the tough demands. I am so thrilled to have found Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Definitely check them out!
Make sure to put in your email address to get behind the scenes access to the videos. I am shown getting Luis’ Fathers Day present (an autograph from Minnesota Vikings bad boy Jared Allen) and Jared is absolutely crazy. I loved working with them all!