So you wanna be famous? Already are? A-B-C or Double D- list? If you are A or B you probably have a makeup artist....
Hopefully a good one.
photo: from the web
photo: Logo's 3rd Annual 2010 "NewNowNext Awards" - Arrivals
When people like Snooki give beauty a very bad mane - I mean name... you have to wonder: Are we losing our style?
photo: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Promotes Snooki Slippers Line At MAGIC Convention
Judging from this recent photo, even Snooki realized the error of her ways.
photo: 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 3
Joan Rivers, who is a pulled a little too tight has opinions on what not to wear but really as a member of the Fashion Police she needs to give herself a ticket.
And finally... what inspired this blog.
photo: Traci Melchor via Jody Daye's Facebook page
Jody Daye, a good friend / fellow makeup magician and I just had a Facebook public display of horror over beautiful Traci Melchor's TV appearance. Traci is a well known TV presenter in Canada. All I can say is 'What was she thinking?!'
For me its all a little 2-
Too much hair weave/piece
Too much contour
Too much earring
Too much Animal Print- Giraffes are afraid of that blouse
Too much try...
Poor Traci. We are here to help.
I found this image online.
Dearest Traci: This is lovely. The other - ditch it. You are too young and beautiful to look like an Auntie.
Now - Jody and I are no slouch when it comes to TV appearances. Both of us have a lot of behind the camera and on-camera experience. I am sure I can speak for both of us when I say - we aren't always perfect. Well, Jody has no kids and a little more vain than I so... maybe he is perfect.
photo: The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals
If you are going on TV... whether it's your first appearance or your last, inspire your TV glow from Ms JLo herself. Nothing says Hot Damn - I'm gorgeous like the famous JLo Glow. Her makeup artist needs a beauty medal. Troy? Is that you?
Your Reality Star DIY Basic Makeup Bag
This makeup combo gives you luminous perfect skin:
FACEatelier Ultra Foundation
Shimmer Brick Compact - Bronze
$38.00 at Bobbi Brown
Stila Lip Glaze
$22.00 by Stila at Ulta
CARGO EyeLighter Eye Brightening Stick, Shimmer & Matte, Gold 1 ea
$20.00 at Beauty.com
MAC Shroom eyeshadow or Cargo Cosmetics Eye Lighter for the tear ducts, outer corner and brow bone highlighter
Urban Decay Cosmetics 24/7 Glide-on Shadow Pencil
$20.00 by Urban Decay at Ulta
Grey, Brown or Black powder pencil liners or Bobbi Brown Long-Wearing Gel liners if you are very careful
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara Collection
$4.99 by L'Oreal at Target
*Fake lashes IF they are NOT plastic are fine IF you know how to put them on. Brown lashes are easier to blend into your own lashes. Ardell has nice real hair lashes. Why not the plastic ones? They are heavy. They reflect light. They are ugly.
*Eyebrows. Eyebrows. Eyebrows. So many mishaps and misshapes. Best to not apply them without a lesson from a Brow Guru. There is a fine line between well-defined and Drag Queen. If you are Drag Racing, please, carry-on. If you are a woman, put the brow pencil down and walk away.
Everything else should remain OFF your face unless done by a professional or if you have been taught to do your makeup on the fly by a pro. You need to understand lighting and tv cameras and with the world of 'everyone is going on tv' these days - keep in mind:
- Less is MORE
- Wear SPANX
That is all.
PS. Or you can just hire us to make you pretty. ;)