4 Steps to a Flawless Face with Laura Mercier

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In case you didn’t know I use to be a makeup artist. For like six months [insert laugh]. It was only because in the beginning as a photographer I didn’t know any makeup artists who didn’t charge a Prada shoe-like rate to do makeup. This is before I made friends with my besties and I now trade services.

But I’ve always loved makeup. I love getting dolled up even more than I love fashionable clothes (I’d rather just write about them, kinda). But anyways…

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[photos] NIA LONG COVERS EBONY MAGAZINE’S NOVEMBER ISSUE IN THE NUDE

nia-long-headshot-ebonyEvery so often I am moved by a photograph. Whether it’s the composition, the clothes, the makeup it could be a host of things that inspire me. But this morning when I saw Ebony’s Magazine November issue with a very preggers and nude Nia Long I was literally floored. I immediately ran to my laptop to share these photos with you guys.

But I had first asked the question, how in the “sam hell” are these 40 + women like Nia, Halle, Jada, and many others looking more fab than they did in their 20’s. Good genes, no excessive drugs/alcohol, lots of spa visits, maybe? I mean it’s just amazing. Nia covers Ebony in her last trimester, hair flowing, and the perfect shade of brown.

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HAPPY 40TH TO JADA PINKETT SMITH

Can you freaking believe that she’s actually 40? Wowsers, right! Jada is a native Baltimore gal with loads of personal style. From her start on Different World, to now as a mother of 3 gorgeous kids, and the wife of a beyond handsome hubby – Jada’s style has evolved into one we all should admire. Trendy, chic, and fabulous at 40!

Check out of a few of my fav looks from JPS, and if you see her scream out … HAPPY BIRTHDAY JADA!!!  View Full Post

NICKI MINAJ IN GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

For the October issue of Glamour Magazine, Nicki Minaj talks about the insecurities she doesn’t have and how “low key” and ordinary she really is. In the editorial she rocks stunning fashions from Tom Ford, Christian Louboutin, LaCrasia, Louis Vuitton, Jeremy Scott, Mark Fast, Dolce & Gabanna, and Guiseppe Zanottis.

Be sure to grab the latest issue of Glamour Magazine when it hit newsstands on September 8th. View Full Post

GET RIHANNA’S BARE FACE LOOK + CHECK OUT MY FRESH FACE

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Blogs are all in an uproar because (and I use that word really loosely) our Barbadian beauty, Rihanna was recently spotted  leaving a restaurant showing off natural face, or maybe day two unwashed makeup. I say BIG DEAL. But I do realize that paparazzi rarely catch celebs in plain face, and when they do…you get a glimpse at how horrible their skin really is. Fortunately, Rihanna’s skin looks healthy, clean and fresh. 

I’m still debating that fact that this is really a bare face. Especially since I know tons of products that can get you this “I just woke up and I am still gorge” look. So I wanted to share with you my everyday fresh face look and what products I use (which takes me less than five minutes). I also found a few other celebs caught without full face!

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