Highlight your Face

Have you ever noticed on the cover of Vogue how the model's faces look illuminated in certain areas?  Well, here is a make up tip that all the big makeup artists are doing.  It's called HIGHLIGHTER and it comes in many forms and consistencies.  The easiest to use is a stick or cream.

Apply it:
*  On the cheekbones towards the temple
*  Inner corner of eyes
*  Bridge of the nose
*  Cupids bow on upper lip (see J. Crew catalog)
*  Brow bone

Have fun with it!
The products below are left to right: Chanel's Ruban Perle, Ben Nye Luxe Powder in Ice, MAC Hush Frost, and NARS Multiple Luxor.  High Beam by Benefit is also a good one.

my highlighters
High Beam

                            Putting highlighter on nose bridge (Sami @ JE)

Applying to inner eye 

My friend Tokyo's new blog

Tokyo and I have been collaborating on shoots for about 10 years.  He's the most talented hair stylist I know and the most fun to work with.  He has a cool new blog called TOKYOSF.  We recently did a lingerie shoot together and he brought out his new camera to video it.  Take a look!

Credits:  Hair Tokyo, Makeup Racine, Stylist Jenna Drobnick, Model Jessiqa
tokyo + me

Argan Oil

I write about things I'm into and one of these is the amazing argan oil. It comes from the fruit pit of the argan tree that grows in Morocco. Berber women have been using it as a beauty aid and a cooking oil for centuries. This oil rich in vitamin E has uses ranging from moisturizing dry skin to preventing stretch marks and reducing acne scars.  It's also wonderful for restoring shine to hair, repairing split ends and alleviating dry itchy scalp. It even has anti-aging qualities and is easily absorbed into the skin, but it's not cheap.  It takes 32 kilos of fruit to make 1 liter of oil.

My two favorite argan oil products are Moroccanoil ($42) and Kiehl's Superbly Restorative Argan Dry Oil ($30 for 4.2oz) and with winter's dry air coming soon, I will be keeping them both close by.

Favorite products

Argan trees

Pumpkins & Pomegranates

I love the colors of Fall: pumpkin orange, pomegranate red, burnt sienna.  These were my inspirations when I did the hair and makeup for sweater designer Laurie b's lookbook for Spring 2011. I love the orange/red lips and soft wave in the hair.

Merrill at JE

Shu Uemura Orange 581