Archive for the ‘Makeup’ Category

Natural Mascara Round Up at The Tao of Dana!

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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High performance, chemical free, natural mascara continues to be a top product request from my clients so I wanted to present a few truly outstanding, all natural mascaras that I’ve recently discovered…

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Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics Natural Mascara

Lily Lolo is a U.K mineral makeup line with a highly touted natural mascara that is getting rave reviews for creating long, thick, smudge and flake proof lashes. This mascara is also vegan.

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Simple Beauty Minerals Ultimate Healthy Mascara

Simple Beauty Minerals has a great mineral makeup line. I’m really impressed by this mascara. It’s super nourishing, thickening and lengthening, with a true black formula. Something else amazing about this mascara- it smells beautiful. Like Blackberry jam! It’s also vegan.

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The Organic Pharmacy Organic Glam Natural Mascara

Amazing wand. Ultimate lash saturation. All natural ingredients- 60% organic formulation. Lengthens, curls and conditions lashes with beeswax, organic aloe and Vitamins A, C and E.

Green Beauty Boutiques.

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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Well + Good NYC just posted a fabulous round up of their selects of the best natural beauty stores in the U.S. Great selections! Good inspiration.

Kjaer Weis Makeup Brushes.

Monday, October 27th, 2014

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As anyone that follows my blog knows- I’m a huge fan of white beauty tools and an even bigger fan of vegan makeup brushes. So, I was terribly excited to hear that beloved, high performance, organic makeup line Kjaer Weis has added to their brush collection. A full face collection of brushes is now available- soft, angle, definition and blush are the latest editions to the collection. Naturally anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, synthetic fibers provide a smooth makeup application that’s gentle on skin. I prefer synthetic to animal hair makeup brushes for my professional use and have changed all of my brushes over to synthetic. Many people experience severe skin reactions to animal hair brushes, myself included. These soft brushes are safe for even the most sensitive of skin. Learn more about Kjaer Weis and their vegan makeup brushes HERE.

Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Lipstick wise, I’m in a matte place. One of my go-to lip colors that I carry with me everywhere right now is Tarte LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Tint in Fiery. Tarte is an all time favorite brand of mine, with ingredients and formulas that I trust to perform on set and in real life. I’m hooked on the texture of these Natural Matte LipSurgence Lip Tints and so is everyone that I introduce them to. The matte velvet texture stays silky and supple, wears long yet never ends up dry and flaky on the lips. I’ve been looking for this balance in matte texture for ages. Peppermint-infused to naturally plump lips- Tarte Lip Surgence Matte Lip Tints are paraben free, sulfate free, and phthalate free. Explore their color collection and find the perfect pop of red (my favorite, Fiery, is above) and the perfect nude ( my other favorite, Exposed, is paired with it).

See the whole collection here….

Mia Rose Frampton on the red carpet at the premiere of Tammy.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Had the pleasure of working with my client Mia Rose Frampton for the red carpet at the premiere of her new film Tammy.

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Throwback Thursday!

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Me with very long hair, doing makeup on camera on the sisters from NERVO, at an event, in the dark with very little light. We had a blast.

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Laura Vandervoort for PETA.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

This is my absolute favorite PETA campaign that I have worked on yet. Laura was underwater for a lot longer then anyone anticipated and I have Colorescience, Tarte, Make Up For Ever and OCC Cosmetics to thank for the waterproof beauty. Makeup by me. Photography by Robert Sebree. Hair by Gilbert Muniz.

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Lime Crime.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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One of the newer brands in the makeup world I hear talked about more and more on set amongst artists is Lime Crime. I was first introduced to their line by a client that wanted to use her own favorite lipstick by Lime Crime. I was super impressed with the pigment and staying power. I used a Velvetines shade on my client for a red carpet event and her lips stayed on perfectly all night….and into the morning. She was thrilled. I was thrilled. My favorite opaque lipstick by Lime Crime is Retrofuturist- a bright true red. Suedeberry, a matte coral red, is my favorite of the Velvetines which is a liquid that dries totally matte for ultra long wear. There is a lot more Lime Crime that I plan to explore. If you haven’t yet explored this innovative new makeup line- they are vegan and cruelty free. Explore their entire line HERE.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Natural Waterproof Mascara.

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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It is most often a demanding situation that requires the use of a waterproof mascara and in my line of work you can’t afford a mistake. Not all waterproof mascaras can stand up to a professional setting and it can be hard to find a formula that creates both the look you want and can perform the way you need. Lights, Camera, Splashes Natural Waterproof Mascara by Tarte really does what it says it will.

I had an important underwater photo shoot recently and this mascara performed beyond my expectations. The actress was even underwater for a lot longer than originally planned but this mascara never budged. No flakes, no clumps and no smears.

This 4-in-1 mascara lengthens, curls, conditions and creates beautiful volume. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, synthetic dyes, and petrochemicals. Not only will I turn to this for all future underwater shoots- I know exactly what I am using on crying brides for their weddings and wearing on my own eyes at this Summer’s beach & pool parties.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes Natural Waterproof Mascara can be found HERE.

Supernatural Sessions at Fred Segal! Get tickets now if you’re in Los Angeles!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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