Beauty, Concealer, Grooming, Lips, Men, Powder, Skin, Video

For Katie and Other Producers | Pour Katie at Les Autres Producteurs

Though I would indubitably want to be hired to paint faces on every [(high) paying] project thrown my way – I only own one set of two hands. Alas, nobody’s perfect.

On jobs where my presence is attained but not obtained, I have my humble recommendations for producers who double up as makeup/hair artists and are smart enough to come ready for anything:

  • Translucent Powder is of optimum importance as nobody wants to be immortalized on screen as a sweaty, shiny mess. My favourite is Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder.

  • Tissue Paper should always be on hand to wipe up snot rockets and pat down sweaty brows and noses.
  • Hairspray can not only rid unruly wisps of hair-in-the-face but can double up as an eyebrow tamer when used along with clean mascara spoolies [most beauty stores sell these]. I like Bumble & Bumble Classic Hairspray in travel size. This formula doesn’t weigh down hair, works great on any texture, and smells yums.

  • Lipgloss for women and Chap Stick for men and children – clear lipgloss can spruce up any face and lessen worry of dry, bleeding lips. Big fan of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream which can also be used on dry skin anywhere on the body, especially important for gestures by hands with ashy cuticles.

  • Concealer for blemishes or discoloration of the skin and dark under eye circles. My new favourite saviour is Joe Blasco’s Red Away which is also waterproof thus fantastic for waterworks.


  • Beauty Blender Sponges are great to get rid of any foundation or powder streaking on the face of your victims. You can buy them with a cleanser that will prolong the life of your sponges up to seven months. [They come with super simple instructions for both applying and cleaning.]


  • Wet Wipes – for when you have to take everything off! Though I prefer Korres Pomegranate Wipes, simple unscented baby wipes will do.

  • Brushes are also a good idea – www.crownbrush.com has a really great selection of travel brush kits!


After all that you’ll need a pretty carrying case. 🙂

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Concealer, Makeup, Milani

Milani Concealer | Milani Correcteur

Let us begin the week with a concealer. Milani HD Advanced Concealer, that is…

Allow me to launch this review by saying that this tube is only $6.99! I did research to find HD makeup for under $10 and found nothing! Nada. Zilch. If you can prove me wrong, please leave vulgar comments in their allotted space below.

These dispensers are numbered instead of named and, being the ghastly pale [and loving it] that I currently am, I jumped on #1: Light. This colour was a bit too bright for me, so I mixed in a spot of #4: Medium Honey.

PROs:

  • very light weight
  • blend very well and have a velvety feel
  • lasts all day
  • doesn’t crease or smudge
  • comes with a very soft, fine bristled, synthetic brush

CONs:

  • the tube’s clicking [like a pen] dispenser requires a couple of dozen pumps for the initial application
  • as much as I like the brush, it limits makeup artists in the use of this product because I wouldn’t be able to utilize the brush to apply on my clients and if I dispensed the concealer onto my mixing tray – I feel like I’d be wasting product from over-dispensing
  • brush irks me a bit even for personal use – can become bacteria nesting ground

TIPs:

  • if you pump a little too much product, wipe off on the back of your hand and use the rest by dipping the brush into the excess
  • just as I did, feel free to mix two shades together to achieve the right match for your complexion – don’t want to look like a raccoon, do ‘ya?
  • if you feel as though you’ve applied too much – dab a wet sponge on the said area

You can find this concealer at your local CVS and Sears stores or here.

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