Friday, September 24, 2010

Beauty Talk, The Web Series Give-a-way

So we promised a give-a-way. The first two people who can tell us what three hair products Larry Sims uses at Salon Sims in Hollywood, will recieve a wonderful gift of beauty products. As you know, Larry is a Celebrity Hair Stylist and he is featured in Episode 1 of Beauty Talk, The Web Series. Please send your responses to The contest ends 9/30/10. Good Luck!  If you need to go back and take another look...

Beauty In Film...

Last weekend I was in NYC for the Urban World Film Festival, and I had the pleasure of doing makeup for two of the actresses and the  director of  "I Will Follow".  It was a beautiful time... Of course being in NYC is great all on its own. But it was great to do makeup on three different women who played different parts/roles in the making of this beautiful film. Ava DuVernay, the writer, director , and producer of this great film was great to work with. She was asking for a quick 10 minute makeup because she was busy trying to organize the red carpet for the screening of the film that night as well as she wanted to make sure that the two actresses had plenty of time to get pretty for the night. Love that! This is Ava's first film. Then there was Michole White, a vetern actress who has a phenominal performance in the movie. She was going for a natural look for the night for the screening. And I loved the red dress that she was wearing. And then there was Salli...Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Salli was going for a glamourous look. And she should have, she is the star of the show. This is Salli's first leading role in a film, so this was a special night for her as well. Salli did her own brows before I arrived at her hotel room because she is very particular about her them. We all have our one thing that we like to do on our own when having our makeup done. For me, its normally brows as well and sometimes liner. When it was all over, everyone looked very beautiful.  I missed the red carpet, but arrived in time for the screening.  Boy was I in for a treat.  What a wonderful film. Here is my review on the "I Will Follow" Facebook fan page: " What a "breath of fresh air"! I Will Follow is a beautiful movie in so many ways. A well written script of a story told from the heart. Actually, the best film I've seen all year. I connected wth the story and the characters right away. I love indie films and indie filmmakers and Ava's passion for what she does is truly evident in the outcome of her efforts in making this great work. So inspiring!!! I can't wait to see I WIll Follow in theatres soon."---Janice T.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Beauty Talk on Blog Talk Radio - Thurs, Sept 16, 2010

Beauty Talk

Join us for Beauty Talk on Blogtalk Radio tonight, September 16, 2010 at 9pm EST.  Our guest will be Celebrity Manicurist Melissa Bozant.  Join us for the latest trends and maintenance tips in nail care.  You can listen to the show by going to

Beauty Tip


When applying false eyelashes, be careful of your placement of the lash.

1) Do NOT apply the lash on the very end of the lash line.  It will pull the eye down and cause drooping of the eye.

Wrong lash placement

2) DO leave 3-4 lash hairs available on the outer ends of the eye and then apply the false lash.  This will instantly pull the eye up making it appear wider and brighter.

Proper Placement 
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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Beauty Tip

Beauty Tip:
Most women when having their makeup applied or when they apply their own, often ask the question, "Do I apply foundation first or concealer first?"  To be honest with you, their really isn't a right or wrong answer to that question.  You honestly need to see what works best for you.
One tip for applying concealer is to apply your foundation first.  At this point, you can see if the foundation is enough cover up.  If not, then apply your concealer.

* Try Illusions Cosmetics stick foundations as foundation and concealer for only $18.  For more info, check out Illusions Beauty.
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Friday, September 03, 2010

Crystal Wright LIVE

 Hey Everybody!!  We had a wonderful show tonight with Crystal Wright.  Did you learn anything??  I know I did!  Crystal would like to give away a $250 gift certificate to the 1st person who can answer the following questions correctly:

1) How many test shots should an artist have in their book before showing it to agencies for representation?

2) What is the minimum number of times you should connect with a person before deciding that they MAY not be a prospect?

3) What is the name of the business form that should be used to confirm the terms and conditions under which you will work on a job?

4) What is the standard commission charged by agencies that represent makeup hair and fashion stylists?

5) Besides the photographs in your book, what is the most important thing that should be included?

The answers to these questions are in The Hair, Makeup & Styling Career Guide.  If you dont have one, ask someone to help you.  Remember, the winner is the 1st person to answer all of the questions correctly.

Info on Crystal's classes and books are located at Crystal Wright Live.