Thursday, July 26, 2012

"The Travelers"

I had the pleasure of doing Makeup and Hair for a photo shoot "The Travelers" with wonderful photographers Joey and Jessica ( ), three great models and a very large and fantastic crew.
I received some of the images today and want to share them with you!
This was a long 12 hour day... but didnt feel like it at all because we had such a great time and kept so busy all day!  We got a lot accomplished!  Both print and film was shot! It was a great day!  :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Makeup Brands and Products I love!

Makeup brands and products I love and use regularly!

Every day I get asked my models, actors, musicians and friends what makeup brands and products I especially like.  I’m going to list some of my favorites I carry in my pro makeup kit and use all the time on the jobs I do!  These are all brands and products I've used a lot, they have been heavily tested and approved by me personally.  I do have some new brands and products I've used that I'm  loving but haven't used long enough to include them in this blog for my professional recommendation... I'll update those in a future blog :)
Test them out, experiment and enjoy!  Ask questions if you need to!


~Eve Pearl Priming Moisturizer

~Skin Prep FX

~Eye Prep FX

~Smashbox Photo Finish LIGHT

~Pixi Flawless and Poreless Primer

~Stila Prime Pot -Eye Crease Reducer


~Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

~Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat

~Eve Pearl Concealer Trio

~Cover FX Conceal FX

~Smashbox HD concealers (  these are great for highlighting and shading/scultping too)

~Temptu Concealer wheel

Cream Foundation:

~Visiora MV

~Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation

(I use a lot of other cream foundations for coverup such as tattoo's and for FX makeup, I'll list those in another blog)

Liquid Foundation:

~Makeup Forever Invisible Coverage HD!!  (Most used colors in my kit 115, 117, 125, 130, 135, 145, 150 , 175, 177 .  Its very rare for me to use only one color on one person. 95% of the time I use two colors on each person to get the perfect color match as well as for sculpting)

~Chanel Perfection Lumeiner 

~Kett Airbrush foundations ( they are great used in an airbrush gun or straight from the bottle with a brush)

~MAC Face and Body (I've used Face and Body for underwater shoots and the waterproofness of it held up amazing!)

Powder Foundation:


~Laura Mercier

~Makeup Forever Duo Matte


Loose Setting/ Shine  Powders -  Colorless:

~Palladio Natural Rice Powder

~Makeup Forever HD Microfinish

Pressed Powder  and Bronzers– Color:

~Urban Decay Get Baked

~Benefit Get Even

~Nars Pressed

~Clinque Stay Matte

~Nars Pressed Bronzers

~Lorac Tantalizer highligher and Bronzer Matte Duo

~Dior Forever Wear

~Makeup Forever Duo Matt Powder

~Too Faced

Contour , Sculpting and Corrective:

~Makeup Forever Sculpting Kit

~Smashbox Contour Palatte

~UltraFlesh Shinebox Highlight and Shimmer

(I also use a lot of foundations, concealers, pressed powders, blushes and bronzers to highlight and sculpt)


~Nars (various colors, but favorites- Orgasm, Luster, Douceur, Dolce Vita, Sin)

~Nars Foreplay cheek Palatte (great all in one palette to use for highlighting and sculpting)

~Makeup Forever Powder Blush  (Wide Variety of  unusual blush colors that can be used for more than blush and great for FX)

~Makeup Designory Blush Palatte

~Clarins Cream Blush

Eye Shadows:

~Urban Decay Naked 1 and 2 palattes

~Lorac Pro Palettes

~ Stila In the Light Palatte and In the Garden Palatte

~Yaby (various, matte shadows great for HD- film)

~NYX (various, also great mattes for HD- film)

~Cargo Warm Neutral Palatte

~Assorted MAC

Eye Liners:

~ MAC liquidlast liner is by far the liner that stays on best and is a beautiful tue black, unfort only comes in black now

~Bobby Brown Long Wear Gel Liner

~Smashbox Jet Set Waterprood Eye liner

~Smashbox Limitless eyeliner

~Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes

~Maybelline Unstoppable


~Covergirl LashBlast (favorite)

~Loreal Voluminous

~Maybelline Falsies Mascara (Love this one for full long thick lashes! But must be sure it is a very fresh tube as it tends to dry fast and start to clump if its not very fresh)

(These mascara’s work better and last longer than any expensive brand I’ve used! And cheap so you can replace very often ensuring freshness)

Lip Liner:

~Smashbox Nude lip liner!  (I use the nude lip colors no matter what lip color I put over it)

~Makeup Forever Aqua Lip

~Nars Velvet Matte

~Maybelline Sensational Lip Liner

~MAC lip liners

Lips Sticks and Glosses:

~MAC all


~NYX matte creams

~Cinema Secrets 5 Color Palattes

~Eve Pearl (love story)

~Urban Decay Lip Junkie Naked 2  (Also has plumper in it)

~OCC Lip Tars various colors (long lasting! Huge color variety! Great for FX work too)

~Lipstick Queen glosses

~Various Boots No7

~Jemma Kidd

~Maybelline Color Stay 14 hour (great to use as a long lasting base coat then topped with any color or gloss, its not drying like many long lasting lip products)

Eye Brows:

~Any of the eye shadow brands I listed for soft natural brows without harsh lines

~MAC self propelling no sharpening pen (great blendablity)

~Smashbox Brow Tech

 I’m sure I’m leaving out some brands and products … as I remember them I will update J I’ll also come back to make a list of hair styling products and tools that are my favorites, skin prep products that are favorites, Airbrush favorites and Special Effects makeup favorites J   I'll also come back to write about my favorite makeup kits (wheeled and over the shoulder) and set bags I use to store and lug around everything to jobs with me.

XO Terra