My Feature in Denver’s Reign Magazine

On stands now is the fall issue of Reign, Denver’s it-mag for all things fashionable and fun around town. They were lovely enough to feature me in ‘Bag Ladies’ showing what exactly I keep in my purse. You’ll see that the makeup I carry with me is pretty well edited down to the basics these days. Click HERE to read the mag online or check it out in print- here in Denver you’ll find it at King Soopers, Barnes & Noble, Tattered Cover, and Target stores.

reign cover

reign bag lady
Click to enlarge

I’m In the September Issue of People Style Watch!

I’m so thrilled to be featured in the People Style Watch September issue- their biggest of the year! It’s a 3 step Weekend Chic look using Almay that’s bold and simple. Check it out on stands now!

20130903-161401.jpg

20130903-161408.jpg

My Washington Post Mention About the RG3 Wedding

Who knew my post about doing makeup for RG3′s wedding would get so much traction?

I was thrilled and honored to be featured in a write up today by Dan Steinberg in his DC Sports Blog in the Washington Post. Normally a blogger focused on athletics, Steinberg delicately balanced the sports aspect with the obvious interest in RG3′s new wife Rebecca with humor and wit.

You check it out HERE

20130709-154649.jpg

The Denver Wedding of RG3 and Rebecca Liddicoat

Sometimes I get to work with people in the spotlight. Call them famous, or known, or high profile- but I just call them clients. Of course days like these are fun and exciting, lifting the veil for a moment to get a peek of a different world. But as a Makeup Artist for weddings, it’s most rewarding to see genuine love and appreciation for family which is what I experienced over the weekend working with Rebecca Liddicoat, the now-wife of Robert Griffin III a.k.a RG3- Heisman Trophy winner and superstar quarterback for the Washington Redskins.

In the few times I met her, I found Rebecca to be sweet, unguarded, funny, and so laid back. She doesn’t have a high maintenance bone in her body and she and her family are easily one of the nicest families I’ve worked with in the 16 years I’ve been doing this. It makes stories like THIS totally understandable. Her sister Lindsey was awesome, for months she coordinated and planned many of the details of the wedding, which was beautiful without being over-the-top. Everything was just very normal- aside from the guest list of course. THIS writeup in The Washington Post quoting gests as saying how beautiful the event was, and how RG3 encouraged everyone to get up and introduce themselves to someone they didn’t know because everyone in the room was family now pretty much sums it up. From what I experienced, these are two really genuine people who were raised with strong family values. It’s a good pairing and I wish them all the best.

Now, ready for the makeup talk?

Rebecca is pretty with great skin so bringing out her best wasn’t too difficult. She wanted a little bit of drama with some smokey eyes and big lashes. Here’s the full rundown of what I used.

Primer/ Moisturizer: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè
Foundation: Kett Fixx Creme
Concealer: Smashbox High Definition
Powder: MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder
Setting Spray: NYX Matte Finish

Eye Shadow Primer: MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #13
Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Eye Liner: Laura Mercier Kohl Liner Extreme
Lashes: Ardell 120
Mascara: CoverGirl Professional

Cheeks: Laura Mercier Créme Cheek Color in Oleander
Bronzer: Jouer Mineral Powder Bronzer
Lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge #2
Lip Liner: Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Baby Lips

20130707-030808.jpg

20130707-030820.jpg

Venue: Four Seasons Denver
Event Planner: Kate Kelly, Catering Sales Manager

Photo Via @pierregarcon Instagram

Photo Via @pierregarcon Instagram

25 Expert Beauty Tips From Twitter via Babble.com

Thanks to Michelle Horton of Early Mama for including me on her 25 Expert Beauty Tips post on Babble.com which has become one of my most visited sites during my pregnancy. I met her a few years ago when I was her makeup artist for an event and used the Ardell lashes I rave about on her, so she knows first-hand how much I love the lash.

See my tip along with tips from Mally, Bobbi Brown, Sonia Kashuk and more HERE, and check out more from Michelle on Babble.com HERE


Photo Credit: Babble.com

My Safe Skincare During Pregnancy Segment on Denver’s Everyday Show

Here’s a look at my segment from this morning’s Everyday show where I brought my person arsenal for keeping skin looking great during pregnancy. Don’t mind the microphone pack in my back pocket, I thought I was going to be on the other side…

Here’s a list of what I brought along with pricing and links out to the products:

For stretch mark prevention and to soothe dry, itchy skin:

Coconut Oil
One Love Organics Skin Savior $68

For acne and oily skin:

Glytone Cleansers $30

Obagi Exfoderm Forte $58

For melasma, acne scarring, and discolorations:

Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation $45

For wrinkles and fine lines:

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil $44

Everything I brought were products I use daily and love (you can tell by the Ole which had finger dips in it) so it’s a great lineup even if you’re not pregnant but just looking for safer, chemical-free alternatives.

Again, see the segment HERE