Olivia Wilde ~ LA Times Magazine July 2011

Olivia Wilde on the cover of Los Angeles Times Magazine July 2011.  I love her blonde hair and the Veronica Lake style hairdo.  The red lips paired with smokey eye makeup is beautiful too!



Yvonne De Carlo ~ Hollywood in Kodachrome

Beautiful actress/dancer/singer Yvonne De Carlo, circa the 1940’s, in a kodachrome photo.  De Carlo, along with many other Old Hollywood stars, appears in the book Hollywood in Kodachrome, by David Wills.

I love the rich depth of color of De Carlo’s hair and makeup in this photo.  Stunning!

(De Carlo photo by Ray Jones; source)

Marilyn Monroe ~ Black Cape

Marilyn Monroe in a black cape, circa 1955, photographed by Milton Greene.  This may be one of my favorite picures of Marilyn.  I love how her red lips are the only source of color in this photo.  So beautiful!



Olivia Wilde ~ Fashion Magazine September 2013

Actress Olivia Wilde on the cover of and featured in the September 2013 issue of Fashion magazine.  

I love the 60’s-inspired look (dark smokey eyes and nude lips) of Wilde’s makeup in this cover photo.


Wilde in a photo featured inside the magazine.  I love the cat-eye style eyes and dark lips.


Marilyn Monroe ~ Shades of Red

Marilyn Monroe with her trademark red lips and gold hoop earrings.  In this photo there appears to be a little bit of pink lipstick in the center of her bottom lip.  I wonder if this was intentional or just the way her lipstick photographed?


On the Runway ~ Purple Eyes and Red Lips

A beautiful beauty look featuring purple (or lilac) eyeshadow and red lipstick.  Finish the look with strong, full eyebrows and black eyeliner to create a cat eye flick.  Keep the rest of the face natural.

Images are from the Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 runway show at Paris Fashion Week.  Makeup Artist Pat McGrath created the Dior S/S 2011 runway makeup look and drew inspiration from the 1950’s.

What a lovely look (including the 1940’s-inspired curled hair updo!) as well as the modern take on 1950’s beauty glamour!


View more images from the PFW Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 runway show here.

On the Runway ~ Prada Spring/Summer 2013

Images from the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 runway show at Milan Fashion Week.  Makeup by Pat McGrath for CoverGirl.  What I love about this makeup look is the use of white liner on the cupid’s bow of the lip.

Here is what was written about the makeup look on Style.com:

“Building a flawless complexion with a slight highlight on the high planes of the face, McGrath groomed brows, adding a brown pigment through the eye socket and tracing the upper lash line with a stroke of shimmering white shadow. Then she focused on pouts, which were rimmed with CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipliner in Hot and filled in with its LipPerfection Lipcolor in the same shade. “It’s all about oversized,” she elaborated, keeping the color slightly outside of the lip line and drawing a white, “illustrationlike” curve along the cupid’s bow.”  (source: Style.com Beauty Counter blog)


See more images from the Prada Spring/Summer 2013 Milan Fashion Week runway show here.

On the Runway ~ Jason Wu Spring 2013

Images from the Jason Wu Spring 2013 New York Fashion Week runway show.  Makeup for Wu’s Spring 2013 show by Diane Kendal for MAC.  I love the clean hair and makeup look paired with a strong red lip.

Wu’s 2013 runway makeup look.  Picture is of model Cara Delevingne:


Here is a picture of the runway show’s hairstyle from the back:


An example of a complete runway look.  Picture is of model Ginta Lapina


Read more about the hair and makeup styling for Wu’s Spring 2013 show here and here.