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Finding a Flaw Mentor

  I am asked by my clients to disguise their flaws daily and it has inspired me to add a new category to my blog called “Flaw Mentors”. Women constantly pick apart their photographs and obsess about a flaw even though most people have slight facial abnormalities. A photograph is not a true representation of how one […]

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Finding a Flaw Mentor

  I am asked by my clients to disguise their flaws daily and it has inspired me to add a new category to my blog called “Flaw Mentors”. Women constantly pick apart their photographs and obsess about a flaw even though most people have slight facial abnormalities. A photograph is not a true representation of how one […]

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Makeup for Two Brides in NYC!

I love a lesbian wedding, because I get not one but two brides to beautify! This fall Theresa and Chelsea came to NYC from New Zealand for a Dr. Who inspired wedding.  I fell in love with the couple as well as their entire bridal party.  I love when people are authentic and do exactly what […]

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How to Apply Foundation

Most women in their 20s are very interested in eye makeup versus foundation and concealer. The focus is making the eyes stand out and concealer is only used to cover pimples. As you enter your third and fourth decades, your skin goes through many changes due to aging.  It’s not BAM! all of a sudden, […]

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NYC Bride

Christina & Keith How gorgeous is this girl?  I love a bride that is enjoying her day, and Christina enjoyed every moment.  Joseph Lin, is the fantastic photog that captured these great moments. PS Love the shoes! Christina’s Makeup: Smokey grey eye w False Lashes Peachy/bronze lip color Medium coverage foundation Inglot AMC Foundation   […]

Ask Lo – Mature Makeup

Carol from North Carolina emailed me with the following question: Dear Lo, As a mother of a bride I viewed your web site for my daughter who is getting married but I have a question for 52-year old me. I quit wearing eye shadow because it accentuates the crinkles in my upper lids. How can […]

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Lo Loves Lashes!

What is one of my beauty secrets??  It’s all about the lashes, baby! I shot this video a couple of years ago with a makeup artist friend and I thought it was time to show it again! Here’s our campy but informative tutorial on applying strip eyelashes: Lo recommends: Andrea #53 lashes and Duo glue (found on drugstore.com […]

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Look Better in Photos!

Being beautiful is not the same as being photogenic.  You may be both (lucky sods!) But they are not mutually exclusive. However,  you can become more photogenic with a few tricks and a little practice. Here are my favorite tips to looking better in any photo: DO add tension in your eyes (“squinching” or “smizing”) DO […]

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Summer 2013 Palette: Tarte Aqualillies

If you are looking for a new do-all makeup palette this summer,  LOOK right here! The new Tarte Aqualillies is the perfect combo of form and function that I love.  The packaging is beautiful and fits comfortably in your hand. And, for $38 getting 9 long-lasting powders (cheek and eye) is a steal. Eco Friendly Tip: […]

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MAC’s Lingering Brow Pencil Dupe

I am a big fan of MAC’s brow pencils because of their natural colors and the small retracting tip.  However, last week when I unexpectedly ran out of my MAC Lingering I only had time to run to my corner drugstore for a substitute.  I took a $3 gamble on a Jordana Cosmetics Fabubrow pencil in taupe […]

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Wedding Day Dos

  As a makeup artist I have witnessed over 250 brides “getting ready” for their wedding, needless to say I have picked up a few pointers! Wedding Day Dos: Set the Mood Don’t forget music.  You’d be surprised by how many nice hotels only have a crappy clock radio, so check ahead of time.  Music […]

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Bridal Trial Dos

A bridal makeup trial is a must if you are hiring a pro makeup artist for your wedding day.  Don’t risk being stressed out and unhappy by foregoing this important step.  Try to plan meeting a friend for dinner after your trial so you can get her reaction.You should feel comfortable in your makeup but […]

Bridal Must Reads!

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    NYC Bride

    Christina & Keith How gorgeous is this girl?  I love a bride that is enjoying her day, and Christina enjoyed every moment.  Joseph Lin, is the fantastic photog that captured these great moments. PS Love the shoes! Christina’s Makeup: Smokey grey eye w False Lashes Peachy/bronze lip color Medium coverage foundation Inglot AMC Foundation   […]

  • squinch 2

    Look Better in Photos!

    Being beautiful is not the same as being photogenic.  You may be both (lucky sods!) But they are not mutually exclusive. However,  you can become more photogenic with a few tricks and a little practice. Here are my favorite tips to looking better in any photo: DO add tension in your eyes (“squinching” or “smizing”) DO […]

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    Wedding Day Dos

      As a makeup artist I have witnessed over 250 brides “getting ready” for their wedding, needless to say I have picked up a few pointers! Wedding Day Dos: Set the Mood Don’t forget music.  You’d be surprised by how many nice hotels only have a crappy clock radio, so check ahead of time.  Music […]

  • esther_lookingup

    Bridal Trial Dos

    A bridal makeup trial is a must if you are hiring a pro makeup artist for your wedding day.  Don’t risk being stressed out and unhappy by foregoing this important step.  Try to plan meeting a friend for dinner after your trial so you can get her reaction.You should feel comfortable in your makeup but […]

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    The Spring Bride’s Guide to Lip Color

    [As posted on makeup.com The Spring Bride’s Guide to Lip Color] Your spring wedding is finally here. You’ve painstakingly picked the perfect flowers, dresses, and accessories that coordinate with your fabulous spring color palette. But don’t forget the most important color of all: your lip color! The right bridal lip color should not only be seasonally appropriate, but […]

  • Lo on Makeup.com

    I just started writing for www.makeup.com and am super excited to be a part of this cool website.  There are fresh new articles everyday from a variety of beauty writers and bloggers.  Check it out to read my article on Budge-Free Bridal Makeup.   Photo: Justin Marantz Pin It

  • Engagement Photos

    I am a big fan of engagement photos and I often do the bride’s makeup for the shoot. Engagement photos are fantastic for many reasons. Helps you become more comfortable in front of the camera.  The more times you are photographed, the more at ease you will be.  The best photos are when people are […]