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Bombshell Beauty

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We had the privilege of working with some incredible artists on this shoot – not only Maggie herself, a talented and beautiful actress, but also Justin Woods, our hairstylist, and Ashlee Glazer, our makeup artist. They were kind enough to share their techniques so that you and I can get this bombshell beauty look…

How to get that “mack on me” makeup…

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Ashlee took two eyeliners – MAC Teddy and MAC Coffee – and rubbed them all around the inner upper and lower water line and on the lid in a cat eye shape.

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Ashlee blended the pencils together, creating a smooth, sexy shape that follows natural bone structure. Next, she used the Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage palette, brushing the dark brown on first and closest to the lash line. She buffed up with the medium brown all the way into the crease, fanning out by the brow bone.

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Taking the bronze color from the same palette and using the NARS #14 brush – “it’s like a pencil smudge brush” – Ashlee rubbed underneath the eye along the lower lash line, following the shape of the eye and eventually angling upward to meet the “V” of the cats-eye.

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A spread of tools for making beauty!

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All about Lips

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I’ve been very inspired recently with old masters paintings: Vermeer, The Frick, and simplifying my beauty routine. When Chelsa & I discussed this we loved the idea of forgoing the dramatic eye and focusing only on a strong lip. No mascara!  How fresh it looks to me; now her eyes remind me of all those souls in the beautiful paintings I’ve been lost in recently…

Here’s a step by step tutorial using MAKE cosmetics to get the look!

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Step 1: Brush Alabaster all over the lid, but not quite to the eyebrow.

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Berry Romantic

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Every time I’m out and about in the city these days I’m looking for colors of spring, anything to erase the grey memories of winter. My beautiful friend Chelsa (who was also running in the marathon in Boston that day and was receiving her medal when the bombs went off) came by the studio to be my springtime muse. A palette of pinks, something soft and pretty, a reminder of how delicate we are like the flowers that bloom.

Here’s a step by step tutorial using MAKE cosmetics to get the look!

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Step 1: Sweep Santa Fe all the way over the eyelid, but not quite to the brow.

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All PERMED up!

Last month I did something I’ve wanted to do my entire life: Get my hair permed. I’ll admit, the process takes a long time, it smells and you can’t wash your hair for 3 days (sexy) BUT… being able to step off the plane in Paris with still perfectly curled voluminous hair made it worth every second. I love not having to fight humidity, to know that when I go to bed in rollers it will hold the style throughout the next day. I’ll be going back to Bumble and Bumble for a touch up in a few months… and do I even need to say that I love going to the salon ala 1940s housewife?

The Before:

The Process:

The After:

A little bit of this and a little bit of that then I go to bed in these and wake up with Marilyn sized hair and it actually, for the first time in my life, holds all day long! 

Beauty secrets revealed. Done.

Thanks Kelly for helping with photos and thanks to Bumble and Bumble for the AMAZING job! xo

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