MUA Approved: L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara

LOreal-Voluminous-Carbon-Black-Waterproof-Mascara-943 What’s your favorite mascara?  I have my go-to from Urban Decay, Lancome and Dior  but I also test new ones out all of the time. Lately, I’ve been on a few shoots for different campaigns and found it incredible that three different makeup artists I worked with all used the same mascara, L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara.  That has to mean something, right?  Here’s why it’s a makeup artist favorite and now, my drugstore go-to as well.

Interview: Alicia Quarles’ Makeup Artist


Alicia Quarles‘ makeup artist is a force to be reckoned with!  Keesh Winkler-Smith, makeup artist and groomer for E! News, has the confidence, creativity and talent to create looks suitable for the fierce personalities behind the network.  I had the pleasure of watching her create the radiant yet edgy masterpieces on Alicia’s lids throughout filming the Dove commercials and working the Emmys red carpet.  Here, she fills me in on her inspirations, craft, and makeup bag must-haves.

5 things worth checking out this week

totalbeauty-logo-tastemaker-christian-siriano Christian Siriano is a game-changer in the fashion world, and he just spilled all of his secrets [Total Beauty]

These cats have sage wisdom that everyone should listen to [Refinery 29]

Everything You Need to Know About Hair Extensions

Anna Gunn As you saw at the Emmys (did you even recognize Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn let’s just say she went a little over board), hair extensions can do wonders.  For me, they add fullness to my hair, which is essential for on camera work.  When I wrote about Kelly Ripa‘s extensions, you all went nuts, because those were done right! Well, now, NYC’s master extension artist (my girl), JanMarie Arteca, gave me the scoop on everything you need to know about bonded hair extensions.  You know, in case you’re interested in making a commitment.