Category: interview of makeup artist

To create the ultimate glow under your brow, stroke on some of Benefit’s high brow under your eyebrow and blend with your fingertips.  Then press on the Makeup Forever Star Dust Powder with an eye shadow brush for an amazingly bright glow.  Perfect for an evening look.

Benefit’s Brow High with Makeup Forever Star Dust Powder


Do you want to know how to mimic the perfect tan with makeup?  A must try this summer is Chanel Bronzing Base blended with Guerlain’s Terracotta Bronzer.  Both are incredibly natural looking bronze products that look exceptionally beautiful together: definitely the secret to becoming a bronze goddess this summer.

Chanel Bronzing Base with Guerlain Terracotta Blush


Glowing skin is one of the key factors to looking youthful.  I absolutely love using Pond’s Gold Radiance Day cream to prep the skin before applying my foundation.  Because Pond’s Gold Radiance contains 99% real gold particles it just looks incredible under foundation.  You have to see it to believe it.  Pair it with Mac’s Tint Foundation for a natural “no foundation” look with an undeniable glow!


Pond’s Gold Radiance with Mac Moisture Tint


Hot pink lips are a perfect way to celebrate summer this year.  For the most lusciously hot lips – pair Chanel Allure Velvet Lipstick #37 with Mac’s New Kissable Lipcolor in Scan-delicious. Together this combo is soft and sexy, yet beautiful!

Mac’s Kissable Scan-delicious Lipcolor with Chanel Allure Velvet #37 Lipstick


To make your lashes ones that others can’t help but notice prep your lashes with Dior’s lash primer and then add a couple coats of Benefits They’re Real Mascara.  Individually, both make the lashes longer and thicker but together they leave the lashes unforgettable.  A must try.

Dior’s Lash Primer with Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara 



he start of the new year is a time for self-improvement and the opportunity for a clean slate. What better way, then, to usher in a new you than with better hair? Come on, who doesn’t wish their hair could be shinier, softer, fuller? Well, better hair isn’t just a matter of a good haircut or great shampoo. It’s also the right tools.We rounded up some of the best hairstylists in the business and asked them for their favorite tools—their blow-dryer, their brush, and the products they use the most. Take a look what these pros can’t live without.

Mark Townsendcelebrity hairstylist, Sally Hershberger Downtown in New York City
Valecta Paramount Paris TGR 3600. “I just discovered this dryer a year ago and I cannot live without it now. It has the option to turn the ionic function on or off, which is fantastic because when I want the hair to be shiny and sleek I turn the ionic on, but if I want lots of volume I turn it off. It also has adjustable heat settings and a cool button.”
Spornette Porcupine Brushes. “These are mixed bristle round brushes. I’ve used them for all my blow outs for the past ten years, and some of them I think I’ve even had for that long, too—they last forever! The longer white plastic bristles pick up the hair from the scalp for volume and the shorter black natural bristles are for getting the hair sleek and shiny. It’s the best of both worlds.”

Dove Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Cream. “This is loaded with coconut and almond oils,” says Townsend, who consults for Dove. “The cream smooths and keeps the hair frizz-free, giving it amazing shine and texture. It’s like having a leave-in conditioner and styling product in one.”

GarrenGarren New York salon 
Ionic Twin Turbo 3800. “This is my favorite hair dryer because it will not burn the hair and prevents damage that other dryers may do.”
Spornette 25 International Porcupine Oval. “It’s a good all around choice for every type of hair.”
Garren New York Designing Spray Tonic. “I find I use this product a lot of the time because it’s lightweight, alcohol free, and a great styling product that adds memory to the hair. Plus, it’s versatile—you can use it on wet or dry hair.”

Rodney Cutler celebrity hairstylist, Cutler Salons in New York City and Miami
Twin Turbo 3200. “This dryer boasts a huge amount of power. It also has a thin nozzle, which is critical for steering air direction, in turn helping to optimize styling time, achieve the right style you want, and to avoid fly-aways.”
YS Park. “This is a flat brush that is similar to the traditional popular Mason Pearson brushes, but it has longer prongs, which is great for brushing and blow-drying with tension.”
Redken Power Grip 03 Mattifying Hair Powder. “This product is genius—it creates maximum hold and volume, yet is so lightweight that it feels like there’s nothing in your hair,” says Cutler, who works for Redken. “The result is this larger-than-life texture that I could normally only create for my clients by layering in both a volumizing product and a hair spray. It’s the perfect solution, whether you’re trying to achieve beachy texture and separation, or build the base for a long-lasting updo, and yet it’s easy to apply at home or on-the-go.”

Adir Abergelcelebrity hairstylist, Frédéric Fekkai Salon in Los Angeles 
Elchim Hair Dryer. “I like it because it tends to blow hard air, which I prefer over many of the new tourmaline dryers, which blow softer air. The Elchim makes hair look fuller and sexier.”
Ibiza Round Brush. “I think this is the best quality in boar bristle brushes. I love the combination of boar and nylon, which gives the hair shine and traction. I also like the cork handle because it makes the brush a lot lighter to handle.”
Fekkai Sheer Hold Hairspray. “I love this product because it has the best memory and flexibility of any hair spray I’ve ever used.”
Sarah PotempaAussie celebrity stylist 
HANAair Professional Blowdryer. “This blow-dryer is super lightweight and really quiet, and whether I’m using it on myself or a client, it’s always fast and easy.”
Mason Pearson. “The classic combination of boar and nylon bristles makes this the best styling brush ever!”

Aussie Anti-Frizz Cream. “This product does everything that I need to have gorgeous, shiny hair. I use it before curling, to get rid of frizz, or to make a super clean, shiny ponytail. I love that it is lightweight and water-based, which means defrizzing without weighing the hair down.”

Tommy BuckettMarie Robinson salon in New York City
Sedu Prive Dryer. “I love this—it dries hair in half the time and really changes how the hair feels afterwards.”
Creative Brushes. “These have a ceramic core so as you’re drying the hair you can also set it without any burning, which then means less damage and dry-out.”
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. “Whether your hair needs to be washed or just needs a little texture, this stuff works for everything. I use it when I’m pinning the hair up, or just making it bigger. I feel it gives hair a really

Khloe Kardashian is the youngest of the three sisters, Kim Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian, who co-owns DASH, a high-end women’s boutique, and SMOOCH, a children’s clothing store in Calabasas, California. You might also know Khloe from her role on the show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” which has quickly become an E! Entertainment fan favorite. In this interview Khloe talks about some of her beauty secrets: from her signature smokey eyes look to the lip gloss her and Kim Kardashian are obsessed about, her favorite city in the world, and future career plans.

I keep my hair beautiful thanks to…
I love Kerastase and all of their products. Once a week I use a deep conditioner on my hair by Kerastase because I get my hair done so much. I have naturally curly hair and I always blow it out.

My favorite skincare products are…
I love Crème De La Mer. It’s a really thick moisturizer and it’s also good for your skin and body. And for soft moisturized lips I use The Lip Balm by La Mer also.

Who came up with your signature smoky eyes look and what products do you use to achieve it?
I don’t really know when we came up with the smoky eyes look, but we were doing the smoky eyes forever. What we like to do a lot is to fill underneath the eye with a green or purple eyeliner, something fun so it’s not so harsh. You can do smoky eyes with color, you don’t always have to use black. We use MAC eye shadows, because they blend so well. I also like using navy eye liner so it’s not so harsh as black. And it lasts forever. It’s fun to do smoky eyes, it always looks so sexy. In daytime you can use a brown and make it darker with a charcoal or a black, and it keeps all day.

The best lip-gloss I ever owned… 
My sisters and I are obsessed with Nars in Turkish Delight. We love it! Kim and I are obsessed with it. I’m so much lighter than Kim, but it still looks so good on both of us.

My signature fragrance is…
Child Perfume Oil. You roll just a little bit of it on your body and it lasts all day. Apothia at Fred Segal Melrose carries it. I don’t know where else you can buy it. I need to figure it out because I need more.

The one beauty product you will always find in my purse is…
You will always find in my purse a Nail file. If I chip my nail, I just can’t function during the day. It bothers me to death. It is so annoying. The other day I chipped my nail and I didn’t have one, I had to go to Ride-Aid and it was a whole process. So I will never ever not have a nail file in my purse!

My number one beauty secret is…
I love to put Vaseline all over my body before I go to sleep once a week. I put it on my feet, my knees and my elbows and dry areas. I also put it under my eyes. When I wake up I feel like a whole new person. And I love to brush my lips with a toothbrush, because I feel it plumps them up, and it get rids of all the dead cells.

The celebrity I find most beautiful is…
I think Halle Berry is absolutely stunning. I just love her. When she was pregnant and when she is not pregnant, she is just gorgeous. And I love the Olson Twins, I think they both have a unique beauty, I like how big their eyes are. They are gorgeous girls.

How would you describe your personal style?
Classic, but I like to make it sexy like to unbutton it a little and show a cleavage. I’m not trendy, I’m more classic.

Are the clothes you wear on the show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” from your boutique: DASH?
We always try to wear as much as we can from our store: DASH, when we film or when we do a red carpet. Obviously sometimes we do shop at other places, but 95% of the clothes we wear on the show are from our store DASH. We always share clothes. The funny thing is, on episodes we worn the same things but everyone of us will wear it so differently.

What other designers do you like aside from the ones you carry at DASH?
I love Missoni, I don’t carry it in my store but I would love to. Dolce and Gabbana. There are more designers that I love but I don’t have enough room to put them in my store. A designer that I do carry in my store in Michelle Mason, and we love her. She doesn’t sell to department stores. Her clothes are funky and different. I love wearing stuff that nobody else has.

1) What are your 3 all-time, can’t-live-without-it makeup items?

My top 3 all time makeup items:

1. NARS- The MultipleCopacabana is, in a word, magical. It’s the most perfect shimmering pinky-silver soft cream that brings out the cheekbones, highlights the browbones and creates a candlelit glow of literally every face I put it on. I have yet to find a product as versatile as this. I also love it in Orgasm for a fresh faced glow andLaguna for some serious bronzing.

2. L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara– The holy grail of mascaras. From Natural to dramatic, this one does it all. It’s beeswax based formula allows you to build volume with ease and doesn’t flake. I love this for shoots because it gives me the ability to truly control the look of the lashes with just one mascara.

3. Kat Von D for Sephora Tattoo Concealer – even though it’s called Tattoo concealer, it’s not just for tattoos! It’s one of the best concealers I’ve ever used, and the only thing that has been able to cover up my dark circles and last all day long. If I were trapped on a desert island, this would be the one thing that I could not live without.

2) Applying makeup at home for the average girl: fingers or brushes? (And why?)

You’ll always get a better result when you use brushes. When you apply with your fingers, the natural oils in your skin can break down the pigments in your makeup and you can end up with fading, smudging or smearing by the end of the day. To preserve the integrity of your makeup, it’s best to apply with brushes. The only products I usually break this rule for are foundations, concealers and cream blushes, because the warmth of your fingers will help the product spread evenly.

3) What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever been given?

Never stop playing. Makeup is so much fun and you should always keep experimenting and trying out new techniques and products. It’s the easiest way to update your look and keep your routine fresh.