Showing posts with label Youngblood. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Youngblood. Show all posts

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Get the Look: Naya Rivera at the SAG Awards

Naya Rivera at the SAG Awards
I am now going to admit that, once again, I had no idea who a celeb that I'm featuring was prior to this post. I don't watch Glee, but when little birdies (aka- PR reps, I actually got this from several companies) sent me info on her look, and I saw how great she looked at the SAG awards, I knew I had to feature her!

Makeup artist Jo Baker created Naya's pretty look.

Baker prepped Naya’s lips with Chanel Rouge Coco Baume to keep them soft and hydrated.
In order to make Naya’s lips look super sensuous, like they had just been kissed, Baker lined them with Chanel Lip Liner in #25 Pink Sugar, and applied Avon's NEW Totally Kissable lipstick in Loving Lilac.

1. Jo prepped Naya’s skin with a 5minute cleansing massage with Proactiv Renewing Cleanser, followed by Proactiv Revitalizing Toner to freshen and keep pores clean.

2. To moisturize and give Naya a subtle glow, Jo used Proactiv Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 15.

3. She then applied Dior Eye Sorbet around the eyes to hydrate and prepare for eye makeup.

4. Then, Jo applied Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation to create a flawless base.

5. Jo gave Naya Proactiv Oil Blotter Sheets, to help her keep her stay matte and oil-free throughout the night.

6. Jo used Youngblood Crushed Mineral Blush in Tulip on the apples of Naya’s cheeks to keep her looking pretty, sweet and feminine.

1. Jo lined the inside of Naya’s eyes and the top of her lashes with Avon Glimmerstick Eye Liner in Cosmic Brown. Jo then smudged Avon Glimmersticks Diamonds Eyeliner into the outer edges to create a softly winged line.

2. She then used a MAC Eye Shader Brush 239 to blend the liner and soften it, creating a base for a soft taupe eye shadow from Kevyn Aucoin Palette 208.

3. Finally, Jo applied a generous coat of Avon Super Extend Infinitize Mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

1. First, Jo applied a few generous swipes of Chanel Rouge Coco Baume to ensure lips stayed supple and smooth.

2. She then used Chanel Lip Liner in Pink Sugar all over her lips as a base.

3. Over the base, Jo applied Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Loving Lilac, to add moisture and sheen.


Celebrity hairstylist Clyde Haygood gave Naya super pretty and touchable waves using John Frieda products.

1. Clyde applied Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula to Naya’s wet hair before blow-drying. “We wanted defined waves, and this serum blocks out frizz and gives you sleek results.”

2. Next, Clyde used a curling iron with a 1 ½ inch barrel to begin curling hair section by section, pinning each curl with a duckbill clip and spraying Moisture Barrier Firm Hold Hairspray to set.

3. Once the curls cooled, Clyde sprayed just a few spritzes Spiral Style Spray Gel for definition and added shine. “We also used this gel formula to sculpt the hair away from Naya’s face” so her romantic makeup would be more visible when she hit the red carpet.

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Favorite Shades of Makeup Artists: Sona Martinez

As a makeup artist and skin care professional, I adhere to two principles: using wholesome, nourishing and high-quality makeup and practicing a good skin care regimen. I love using Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics and medical-grade skin care products—such as MD Forte’, Vivite, Revision and Jan Marini. Healthy, glowing skin creates the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.

Following are my 10 favorite products. Unless noted, shades must be matched to the individual

1. Mineral Primer: A colorless base that helps enhance the performance of your foundation throughout the day. Fills in fine lines and pores to create an even surface for foundation application.

2. Ultimate Concealer. A lightweight concealer that does everything from hiding blemishes and discoloration to brightening the under eye area.

3. Natural Mineral Foundation. An ultra-fine, luxurious foundation that provides great coverage and soft radiance.

4. Brow Artiste. Perfectly groomed brows frame the face, bring forward the eyes and help complete your look. Comes in multiple shades that are matched to the individual, but the Brunette shade is the most versatile.

5. Luminous Cream Blush. An oil-free, textured blush that gives a subtle, yet radiant, glow. Favorite shade: Pink Cashmere.

6. Pressed Mineral Eye Shadow Quad. Eye shadow quad in Vintage is a beautiful array of deep purple shades. A rich purple shade is the perfect blend of blue and red, which compliments everyone and is a dynamic color for day or night.

7. Eye Illuminating Duo Pencil. A multipurpose pencil designed to accentuate, brighten and reflect light for gorgeous, radiant skin.

8. Hi-Def Translucent Setting Powder. Sets your foundation and keeps your face looking flawless all day.

9. Sheer Lipgloss. Adds shine to lips while keeping them soft and subtle. Favorite shade: Reflection.

10. Outrageous Lashes Mineral Lengthening Mascara. A conditioning and “volumizing” mascara that creates outrageously long, thick lashes. Favorite shade: Blackout

Selecting the perfect shade of makeup is essential for a natural, beautiful look, and I highly encourage women to meet with a professional makeup artist to learn the best match for their skin tone and hair color.

Sona Martinez is a licensed Master Cosmetologist and has worked as a freelance hair and make-up artist for over nine years. Her work includes professional photo shoots, commercial and video production, print advertising, and fashion editorials. Although she maintains a clientele list across the nation, she is primarily based at About Face Skin Care in Snellville, GA.