Rachel was one of the sweetest brides. She had the most gorgeous skin I have seen in years and it was evident she took care of it! Her request for makeup was a more dramatic look and wanted the center of attention to be on her eyes. To accent her magnificent peaches and cream complexion and her beautiful blue eyes, I used a neutral palette of warm browns, peach and copper. Because her ceremony was outside and mid-day, the intensity of the makeup was important as I didn’t want her fair complexion to look washed out in her photos. She looked absolutely radiant and her eyes sparkled. I can’t wait to see her pictures.

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Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer #5, RCMA cream foundation in Ivory, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD concealer in R20 and Y21, Eyeshadows- Lorac “Smokin”, MAC “Jest” and “Brown Down”, Stila “Kitten”. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in “Moonlight”, Becca Skin Perfector in “Pearl”, Bobbi Brown lip color “Pale Mauve, Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip #3C,




Denisse needed an evening look to compliment her navy dress she was going to wear to the Globes. I wanted to give her a glam look, keeping it elegant and timeless. Her medium skin tone and dark hair called for a stronger lip and deeper eye, and of course I wanted her skin to glow for after party! Using neutral shades of shimmery browns on her eyes and plum on her lips, made her beautiful features pop.



Make Up For Ever Ultra HD stick foundation in Y505 +y405. Becca Afterglow highlighter on high points of face, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown, Make Up For Ever Pro-Sculpt, Inglot eyeliner gel #77, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD concealer in R40 + Y33, Bobbi Brown Currant blush, Make Up For Ever S622 and Stila Espresso on eyes, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist intense lipstick #27.

“Fashionista” Bridal Make Up Tutorial

This is my 3rd makeup tutorial posted on “Style Me Pretty” today. I am so fortunate to have been featured and I really hope I can do more of these. For those of you who know me, teaching makeup is one of my favorite things to do. Here is the tutorial along with a list of my favorite products.

Fashionista Makeup Tutorial

“Winged Liner” Bridal Make Up Tutorial

Here is the another makeup tutorial I did for “Style Me Pretty”. I loved doing this look and hope my brides will be inspired to do something a little more daring….

Winged Eye Liner Tutorial

“Bohemian Bride” Makeup Tutorial

It’s “Lori Pinsky Day” at Style Me Pretty. Here is a makeup tutorial I did titled “Bohemian Bride”. Fresh and clean makeup is definitely what I enjoy doing best on brides…

Bohemian Bride Makeup Tutorial


Melanie was attending a black tie event and needed an evening look. My objective was to lift the shape of her eye, accentuate the beautiful green color and keep her skin luminous. To compliment her green eyes, I applied shades of muted pinks and browns and rimmed the eyes with a black gel waterproof liner. False lashes were added to give more dimension and to give an uplifted effect. A soft pink lip was used keeping the eyes as the focal point.


Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer, Make Up For Ever HD foundation #125 and #140, T. LeClerc Loose Powder “Cannelle”,  Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer #325, Nars “Laguna” bronzer, Anastasia brow duo “Dark Brown”, Eye Shadows- Urban Decay “Dust”,Make Up For Ever #29, Face Stockholm “Earth Pink”, Make Up For Ever Blush Creme #210, Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel #78, Ardell Demi Wispies, Make Up For Ever #33 Intense” Lipstick, Stila Long-Wear Lip Liner in “aspiring”.


Charity Event Chic

Christina wanted an evening look  that was simple and classic. My main goal was to refine the complexion, pop the eyes and make sure the makeup will be long lasting in the summer heat. To compliment her brown eyes, I used shades of  purpley-greys and lined her eyes with a waterproof charcoal eye pencil. I steered away from using too much color as she was wearing a beautiful cherry red dress with gold detail and didn’t want her makeup to overpower the dress. Christina was trying to grow out her brows so I corrected the shape using a brow pencil and powder on top to help stabilize it. I added a few individual lashes on the outer corners to widen the shape of her eye. The lips were kept neutral and shiny, drawing attention to her beautiful eyes.


Clarins “Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch”, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #125, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage #3, Nars Light Reflecting loose powder, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown, Inglot eyeshadows 465DS, #327 Matte, Make Up For Ever “Aqua Eyes” #21L,  Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder #4, MAC ” Hug Me ” Lipstick, Bobbi Brown “tawny” lip liner, Make Up For Ever “Mist & Fix” Setting Spray.



Rachel gets picture perfect makeup!

Rachel is an adorable 13 year old who needed makeup for formal pictures. My main goal was to keep the makeup youthful and fresh. I also wanted to refine her skin, and to highlight her beautiful eyes.  First, I evened out Rachel’s complexion by using a matifying oil-free foundation. The best part about the foundation is that is water-resistant (which was much needed with the extreme hot temperature we are having!) I highlighted her brown eyes by using a bronze- green waterproof eyeliner, and applied  shades of shimmery champagne and bronze to her eyes. I kept her lips soft using a sheer plum-pink gloss, and her cheeks a natural pink flush. She looked so beautiful and once she put on her gorgeous cream -colored lace dress and matching sparkly champagne belt, the whole look tied together perfectly!


Make Up For Ever “Mat Velvet” foundation, Make Up For Ever “Super Matte Loose Powder” in #12, Bobbi Brown “Bronze” shimmer eyes shadow, MAC “Wedge” eyeshadow, Make Up For Ever “Aqua Eyes” in #5L,  Bobbi Brown “Slopes” blush, and MAC  lustre in “Roleplay”.


Blue eyes, baby’s got blue eyes!

Lindsay was attending her cousin’s wedding and needed an evening makeup  look. I wanted to highlight her big, beautiful  eyes so I used shades of plum and blackberry to contrast her eye color. I kept the lip neutral to add focus on her eyes and kept her complexion bronzed and glowing. Naturally all the makeup was waterproof so she could dance the night away without having to touch up.


Make up For Ever clear primer,  Make Up For Ever HD foundation, Make Up For Ever “aqua black” creme liner, Urban Decay Afterglow cheek tint in “quickie, “MAC “sketch” eyeshadow, MAC “Permaplum” powerpoint eyeliner, Make Up For Ever Waterproof lipliner pencil #3C, and Make Up For Ever “mist & Fix” makeup fixer.


Get your glow on!

As a native Canadian living in sunny Los Angeles,  I can’t help my fair skin from being exposed to the harsh rays. I am adamant about using sunscreen for two reasons. One- I want to prevent skin cancer, and two- I need to preserve my skin from aging. I finally found an amazing self tanner that is organic and made with all natural ingredients. The color is beautiful and non streaky, it leaves no odor and best of all it moisturizes your skin!  Thanks Spray di Sole for getting me all bronzed up for my trip to Palm Springs! http://www.spraydisole.com