What  to Wear to your Headshot Session

What to Wear to your Headshot Session

Great choice of texture, the color compliments the skin tone and eye color, the top was probably pinned by the photographer for a better fit. Don’t show too much cleavage. Check out more tips at http://www.ChristineRossMakeUpArtist.com

Ask a Make-Up Artist: Your Summer Beauty Questions Answered

Q: I love wearing it in summer when I’m at the pool or beach but, is waterproof mascara bad for my eyelashes? I feel like I’m yanking them out whenever I remove it. — Mary Jane

A: Waterproof mascara isn’t bad for your eyelashes. Make sure to be gentle when you are removing it. Use an oil based eye make-up remover and use a cotton pad to gently soak your lashes and then glide the remover down to the tips of the lashes. I always like to rinse with water after.

A great eye makeup remover is Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Dual Action Eye Make-up Remover Oil-Free ($22.00). It works quickly to remove all make-up even waterproof, fragrance-free, and gentle on the eyes.


Depending on the look you are trying to achieve there are a few options for waterproof mascara to try. These are my favorites:

Beauty on a Budget: Maybelline-Define-A-Lash-Volume-Waterproof-Mascara ($7.49) Great for more length and separation with a soft definition. The wand is rubber bristled and can be applied easily.  This mascara will not clump. I use this mascara a lot for photo shoots and private clients.


Serious Drama: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara ($27.00) Length, volume, separation, definition. This mascara does it all and won’t smudge. A rare trait is that the texture of your lashes when dry, will be soft.


The Mascara For Everyone: American Beauty Perfectly Waterproof Mascara ($14.00) You need just a few swipes of this formula for added length and volume that lasts all day and withstands water. If you haven’t heard of this brand it is sold exclusively at Kohl’s. This mascara adds drama without looking very dramatic like the Lancome mascara.


Send your questions to Christine@ChristineRossMakeUpArtist.com


Mischa Barton’s New Make-Up Line!


When I was approached by Mischa Barton’s Brand Director, Jana Khamo, and I was a little hesitant to use a “celebrity” cosmetics line…because you never know who’s really creating it behind the scenes.

When Jana laid out Mischa’s beautiful designer bottles, tubes, compacts, and brushes, I was expecting to be underwhelmed but that could not have been further from the truth. Mischa’s foundation was light and silky. The foundation is just the right medium coverage make-up I look for to create a fresh clean look and I love the yellow base tones. The eye shadow palettes were really impressive. There is a pallet for every eye color and look I need to create. I particularly like how the shadows go on smooth and stay all day. The multi-dimensional bronzer takes care of a lot of multi-purposes when I’m on the set creating highlights, contouring beautiful cheek-bones or just combining all the colors for an even all over glow. The 3-in-1 stick is the answer to your late morning rush. You can glide this over eyelids, cheeks, and lips in less than 30 seconds, apply some mascara and finish off your look with the Coco Luster lip gloss and be out the door looking fabulous.


Checkout this promo to try out Mischa’s products for yourself. Hurry this offer expires on 2/14!

Feel free to contact me for some tips to create a flawless look using Mischa’s New Make-Up Line.


Beauty Review: Estee Lauder Sumptuous Two Tone Mascara

I was working in Nordstrom last week for an event called Beauty on the Go. I was near the Estee Lauder counter and I was looking at their runway looks from fashion week. Let me tell you. Their National Make up artist is quite talented. I saw some amazing warm tones I am going to try.

Estee Lauder has this new mascara that is double-sided. One with a full size Sumptuous Mascara brush and the other is a smaller brush just for the bottom lashes. I chose Bold Black and Brown. There are other options. Bold Black/Plum, Bold Black/Rich Blue. I chose the Bold Black/ Brown shade because I wanted a more natural look.

The point of the tw shades is that the Bold Black on the top lashes lift and separate . The bottom lash color is what makes your eye color pop. If you have Hazel/Green eyes try the Plum, if you have Brown eyes try the Blue, and for Blue eyes go with Brown.

I love this mascara. There was no smudging under my eyes. The mascara was so light and separated my lashes. It looked like I had false lashes on. I give this mascara five stars!