Eyelashes Gone Wild

I have been thinking all day about what to write for you guys, and I was having some serious writers block, hate when that happens, as I was walking to the gym I thought of the most brilliant topic to address.

I LOVVVVE fake eyelashes. Get ready for some wild, entertaining, but always fun eyelashes from Make-up Forever. I will show you the greatest pair of lashes you will just HAVE to get.

Lets get all dazzled up!

The Victory Lash – When I saw these lashes I totally went into a freak-out moment! They are so super cute. These would be perfect for the baby doll or a sexy farmer’s girl photo shoot, or even just to jazz up on a day where you are feeling a little down! Who wouldn’t want to wear these amazing lash!?!? Think of all the adorable outfits that could go with this…. totally great for a themed party!

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The 115 Erin Lash– Come in a pretty shade of pink and black, which makes them super fun eyelashs to play around with. These are great for a hot date-night or a girls’ night out, let’s face it every girl needs one. These lashes aren’t just for a fashion shoot, I would totally rock these bad boys out to a club or a night out on the town!

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141 Jo – Happen to be some very patriotic feather eyelashes. These lashes are great for the Fourth of July parties and parades. I will be grabbing some pairs for the holidies, as well as for my make-up kit! These are also great for those dance or pom pom teams that dance in the Fourth of July festivalies!!!

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140 Artemis – Are very classy eyelashes. These are perfect for those glamorous scenes on a movie set, or a vitage like photo shoot, but ladies lets get REAL!!! You can wear these beauties anywhere you go! Every lady needs a little bling to sparkleup their life … Why not use these lashes to make your inner diva come out???

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144 Mariam – Need a little flare in their life?? Then these lashes are for you. I would totally Rock these out at the dance club on a Saturday night out! These are amazing lashes to cultivate that Rock n’ Roll feel in your photoshoot !

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145 Janis – These blue and black lashes are one dangerous obsession. These would be totally great for naturally blue eyed girls, it really makes them pop and resonates well ont he camera.

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SAG Awards Top 5 Looks to Die For

Last night marked the epic SAG awards show. I was so happy and excited for Jennifer Lawrence, homeland, Downtown Abby and so much more!!! But everyone knows the best part of any awards show is the make-up and wardrobe!!!

Julia Stiles- Julia Stiles really hit this one out of the park! Her intense eye color and coal shade lips make her a drop dead knockout. I am glad to report that this is one happy make-up artist.

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Amanda Seyfried – And the prize for the natural look for the evening wear, goes the talented Amanda Seyfried. Natural mak-up is really hard to find these days and Amanda pulled it off with no problem. This is the perfect balanced of skin tone, eye, lips, and cheeks. She really encompasses the full package.

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Tina Fey- The song brown-eyed girl describes Tina Fey’s make-up to a tee. I love that her eyes are boldly emphasized and that her lips and cheeks are so soft. The contrast between the two makes her looks beautiful. This was one perfect make-up job.

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Kerry Washington – This is a great look for Kerry Washington she has such a glow to her make-up. Just stunning.

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Kelly Osbourne- I love seeing Kelly Osbourne all dressed up wearing bright red lipstick, the red really compliments her fair skin and dazzling purple hair! Love it!!!

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Looks of the Week

TGIF everyone!!! This year I was so excited for the Golden Globes. Looking at all those beautiful dresses, shoes, jewelry, and of course make-up and hair!!! This is my top 5 list of the sexiest make-up looks for the evening. Let me know what you think!!

1. Zooey Deschanel- I love this make-up on Zooey Deschanel, the lip and cheek color are just perfect for her skin tone and compliment her dress. This is a very classic make-up look on a very classy lady.

*Watch Zooey Deschanel on New Girl, Tuesdays at 9/8c

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2. Jessica Alba – I am in love with her lip color and softly made-up eyes. They always say, if you want to emphasize a feature on your face pick one feature. Jessica did just that! Aka her LIPS!!!

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3. Jennifer Lawrence – The beautiful Jennifer Lawrence with her stunning natural make-up is breathtaking, and this picture shows it of! As they always say, LESS IS MORE LADIES!!!!

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4. Jennifer Lopez – The curvy and always gorgeous Jennifer Lopez has such a glamorous look! I love the shadow on her cheek bones and her intense eyes. The combination gives her such a FIERCE look. Watch out ladies on the red carpet, there’s a new queen in town.

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5. Adele- I adore her eye-opening look. It really brings out her beautiful eye color, and her natural lip color makes her look like the total package!

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5 FAB Make-Up Must haves for Artists

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Whether you are an actor, make-up artist, model or just someone who loves just LOVVVVESSS to put on a little magical wonderfulness in the form of make-up than you have come to the right place. I love trying out new brushes, finding that perfect tool to craft the most accurate and effective look. It can be hard to find something that is a good price and works. Soooooo….I have compiled the 5 TOP BRUSHES!!!! The best in the biz, the beautiful wooden instruments that make my life as a make-up artist just FABULOUS!!!!

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1. MUD Make-up Designory Brushes – because they are soft and pretty 🙂

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my favorite brush is their fan brush! It great for putting on just the right amount of blush and shading of the cheeks

Where to buy: LA and NY MUD stores http://shop.mudshop.com/brushes

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2. Ve’s Neil Brushes – Ve’s Neil was the make-up artist who did Pirates of the Caribbean!!!! How exciting is that?? Super amazing to work on all different sizes great for spfx

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Where to buy: http://www.veneill.com/

3. Crown Brushes – is my back up brushes

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Where to buy: http://www.crownbrush.com/

4. Tarina Tarantino – are awesome brushes these where my very first set up big girl brush my mom and dad gave me…. And there PINK

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Where to buy: http://reviews.sephora.com/8723/P254913/reviews.htm

5. Elf brushes – I know that they are super cheap but they do get the job done! And if your pocket-book is a little low these are great! 1-3 dollar brushes … I use they a lot when I do a lot of special effects makeups

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Where to buy: http://www.eyeslipsface.com/makeup/brushes

Dream Out Loud!!

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Now that you know all about me let’s get down to some business. Being a make-up artist in LA is not easy, the constant competition, rigorous market, and of course the scheduling can have anyone going crazy. So of course it was a total shock when i was selected as one of THREE interns to take part in a movie called Dream Out Loud, a short documentary film directed by Juliet Landau and Deverill Weeks on the life of the brilliant make-up artist Kazuhiro Tsuji. EEEEK!!! I was so excited I couldn’t breath, I mean me little miss St. Louis, me, I am going to be interning for a documentary featuring one of the world’s greatest make-up artists. It was, like many things around here, a dream come true!!!

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It only got cooler from there, being put on a “street team” was just the beginning of the ride. My top priority was to personally invite every make-up school and make-up company in LA to this once in a life time event. With piles of flyers tucked under our arms, loads of cards bursting from our purse, and smiles bigger than physically possible we started on our ways towards the streets of Los Angeles to cordially invite the best per our request.

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As the event was drawing near my blood was pumping faster, the rush of excitement just tickled my bones. Who would I meet? Did we get everything done? Would a lot of people show? All the questions were circling in my mind like a roller coaster or a merry-go-round. It was exhausting but I wouldn’t have traded it for the world, as cliché as that sounds. I was ready for the IMATS and boy was it going to be fun!!!!

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It was SHOW TIME!!!! As i arrived at the Pasadena convention Center I was mesmerized by its size. I mean just a few hours from now this place will be crammed with some of the best people in the industry, celebrities, and talent. I took a breath to inhale the sweet smell of my surroundings and then it was time to set things up, someone has to do it and I was more than happy to be a part of every piece of this amazing project.

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Getting to work with Kazu was the probably the best part of this whole experience, I mean the man can do art like no one can. Working with the director and actress Juliet Landau, formerly on Buffy and Angel, was like a star struck moment. I mean how many people can say hey I worked with someone on BUFFY!!!! Yea sorry Twilight but somebody already did the vampire thing and it was waaaayyyy better. What was interesting to hear was the fact that both Juliet and Deverill believed in the new generation of make-up artist but expected to take risks, to se the bar high, and to explore. It all reminded me of an article I had read in the New York Times about Henny Garfunkel and her fresh intake on photography, her sadness that everything was being ruined by publicists, no one was taking risks, and everything was becoming planned and static.

The event came to an end on Sunday. It was bitter-sweet, exhausted from the whole endeavor, but so overwhelmed with happiness. Now as I sit in my quaint apartment writing this I can’t help but to think what’s next? New challenge and definitely new risks.

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Thanks for reading, don’t forget to follow or like to read more,

Ann

*All content is written and edited by Bat-el Miller for more information or to contact Ann don’t forget to visist the website www.makeupbeckette.com

Introduction

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Hey my name is Ann Beckette, if you couldn’t tell already from the title of my blog hahahaha. I hail from the great city of St Louis, Missouri. And that is where my love affair with theatre and the fine arts began to blossom. I decided to pursue my dream at the University of Indianapolis. My experience there was crazy, thrilling, and loads of fun. Stage managing, acting, and so much more. I met some amazing people and made some long-lasting friendships but I kissed Unidy good-bye in May 2010.

And then I was off to the gorgeous city of LA to attend Make-Up Designory (MUD) and start on my way to becoming hollywood’s most notorious make-up artist. Since completing the program I has submerged myself in the market gaining experience working in film, commercial and print. And just like every crazy kid that comes to LA for with the hopes of making it big, I live each day as if it is a dream. People say I’m talented, I’m creative, but most of all I’m fun. I am easy to talk to and love to laugh.

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Read all about my crazy adventures in LA from TV sets to modeling runway shows!!! The best part is it is not over yet, with just the beginning of my career and so much to look forward to ahead, I hope you will join me in my journey. Whether you are an actor, model, director, photographer, or just a fun blogger I look forward to hearing all about you, your thoughts, and most of all how I can help.

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Thanks for reading,
Ann

*All content is edited and distributed by Bat-el Miller for more information or to contact Ann check out her website www.makeupbeckette.com