Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Makeup for Today's CNY Woman Magazine Cover -March Emily at Lune Chocolat

Emily at Lune Chocolat
I have several loves outside of my family and my work. A couple being shopping and sweets. So when Lune Chocolat opened in Manlius (just around the corner from my Jamesville location) I had to check it out. I wasn't disappointed. All of their pieces are hand made!
On occasion if I had several clients coming in one day, I'd stop in to pick up some treats for them. And maybe a few for me too.** my favorites are the Lavender+Honey, The Peanut Butter Poodle (you have to see it to appreciate it) and the Chai Buddha.

I was excited to do this shoot because it was with a business I already support. I also had some new products I wanted to work with from Whip Hand Cosmetiques.
The brand Whip Hand Cosmetiques is a newer line. Much like the chocolate, it is also hand made!In Detroit!Created by pro makeup artist, Riese Lauriat.
It's been getting some chatter in the pro makeup artist forums and I had to see for myself what all of the fuss was about.
I like buying products that have meaning to me as well as do their job. May sound weird. But if I can buy something that is going to create jobs in the US from a place with outstanding customer service, count me in.
It was love at first application!
So much so, that I need to devote a whole post, just to the Whip Hand products I used. Emily loved the look and how great her skin felt. And I loved supporting small businesses. 
how cool is the shipping packaging? felt like a present
Makeup Artist- Holly Piselli for A-List Artistry
Magazine Photographer- Kim Cook @ Big Paw Photography

Today's CNY Woman September 2012 issue cover makeup

Sara Wallace, Lauren Staniec, & Melissa Perry
Makeup Artist- Holly Piselli for A-List Artistry
Makeup Assistant- Dianna Cassinella
Photographer- Kim Cook
Sara Wallace, Melissa Perry, & Lauren Staniec
 Not many women need a reason to go to the mall. So it's even better  when the magazine emails me the next shoot will be at the ever expanding DESTINY mall. Having 3 cover ladies was a first with us. Time is always precious to the busy business woman that are featured each month, so this time I brought along my assistant Dianna to streamline the process.
These ladies are BUSY! One even did an interview with a newspaper by phone while I did her makeup. I admired their stamina, that is for sure. And they all were lovely.

Since shooting this cover, Melissa has become a regular client with A-List Artistry. She books me to do her makeup for major business presentations and large scale events. I am so touched she chooses me each time to give her that extra confidence. Knowing that her makeup looks professional and will stay flawless all day leaves her free to focus on what's important that day; her business.