Saturday, September 26, 2009

Paul Michel Music Video Shoot Day 1

Today was my first film shoot ever! I did makeup for a music video produced by Patrick Taylor.
I wasn't sure what I signed up for after getting bits and pieces of the details. Everything was stressing me out esp. my latest car situation that I was gonna just give it up. I decided to just go and it ended up being such a crazy yet good experience. Crazy because it was totally out of my realm, in terms of exposure to the environment of the scene for the video, but in many other things.. Basically being thrown into this whole new world of the entertainment industry, dealing with a wardrobe designer, actress, singer, and the other members of the crew for producing the video! I mean in some sense I was kinda exposed to a more low key version of industry.. as oppose to being in NY or CA or even out of country but WOW. It was definitely better than I expected and the night b4 I googled the song- Surround Me by Paul Michel featured on Paul Michel's MYSPACE, and I was like oMG what is this?! I mean I listen to very mellowy-sadish depressing songs but It just seemed so ammature but after it played a countless number of times during the shoot I learned to love it, cant wait till the video comes out and even more I cant wait to see the pics! Will add as soon as they come out! Tomm is another makeup day, too much going on, so I might meet the girl, do her makeup and have someone on the set do her touch ups. Perhaps another shoot, and a fashion show meeting! Holla!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Hello Makeup Fanatics!! My first entry will be a Product Review. I was looking into foundation brushes and I came across the BeautyBlender (as shown on the left). The reviews that I've read raved about what a great product this is, as it is called a 'Make-up Artist Trade Secret'. I wanted to check it out for myself to see how great it actually was. The BeautyBlender also has its own cleanser. I ordered my BB via ebay and got it for $17.00, it came with a sample of the cleanser as well, saved a few bucks.
Below I've listed the details
MSRP: 20.00-25.00 USD
Order online from or google shop it.

Product Claim:

Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape makes application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving your make up dazzling and undetectable. Beautyblender is latex free, non-allergenic and odor free.



The product is pretty good for blending, it's easy to use and it's re-usable. Plus it comes in a really pretty pink color which matches my phone ;)


It's quite expensive for a sponge, it doesn't last that long, on average about 3 months and uses a lot of product which gets wasted.


If anyone is looking to try it out, for a flawless foundation it is definitely better than a brush, it gives the skin just the right touch for a natural yet perfect blend of an even-toned foundation. But GOOD NEWS! You can get alternatives/dupes for this product

Sonia Kushak has a similar product called THE BLENDING SPONGE $8.99 at Target, the shape and color of the sponge differs from the BeautyBlender but it's just as good. There are videos on Youtube in regards to this product w/ more detail..

Also, the store has a similar sponge, just a bit smaller in a yellow color and that retails for about $12.00 so, I'd recommend getting practice with these sponges, the prices are economically better and the products work the same.

Thats it for now, Hope it helps! If you have further questions please email me at

Thanks, Ciao!