NEW Face Chart!

NEW FACE CHART Feb 8 2013Face Chart Feb 8 2013 pink star NEW FACE CHART OLD Face Chart Feb 6 2013 pink star burst

Can you spot the differences? I changed the Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry logo and moved it down to the right. I also changed my font from Trade Gothic LT Std (Like Shu's) to Geosans Light which you can get for free here (thanks Pugly Pixel)! I also put more social media action onto the bottom of the chart. And instead of using a vertical bar | to separate my info, I decided to go with two forward slashes instead // (which I could have sworn I used to see a lot on Nowness). Face drawn by my favorite graphic designer, Tabitha Emma. As far as functionality goes, I changed the Lips section to just "Lips:" because I found that I just didn't need that much space. Also, I found that I was highlighting and contouring a lot more so I gave myself two different lines for that. I used to have the name and date at the bottom, but that made it very difficult to find in my files!  So this time I didn't put "Name & Date" with a line, but rather just left space at the top. That way I can write whatever I desire, whether it be a designer's name and shoot date or a brides name and her wedding date. I've already started using the chart for my first two bridal makeup trials of 2013 and it was so refreshing to see a new, fresh and functional layout!

Meet LJMA's Intern, Floor!

Floor came all the way from the Netherlands to intern with me this week! It was such a great time having her here with me. She went to the Makeup Forever store for the first time, which was very exciting! Then we went to the Mac Pro Store, Muju (for containers) and some of my local makeup spots in the city. I flipped through her Dutch fashion magazines and checked out her favorite dutch makeup bloggers. We talked about boys, friends and our families. And last but not least, we did lots of makeup, SO fab! She assisted me at two large weddings, a makeup lesson, two makeup applications and at a Garden Party at Naturally Delicious Caterers in Brooklyn. Floor brought me a beautiful bracelet and the cutest Journal's from the Netherlands, I love them!

The day that Floor left we decided to make a quick little video showcasing all she had learned in NYC. It would be a great video to share on her new blog that she will hopefully be starting soon!  Enjoy!

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Thank you Lindsay from Readyluck for the great pic of Floor! And thank you Floor for being the best Intern a makeup artist could ask for!

The Office of LJMA

I am so excited to share my new desk with you! It fits perfectly up against my window where I have a great view of NYC, but more importantly, my balcony garden. Now you know what I look like when I'm emailing/ texting/ calling/ skyping you! Since the lighting is so great at my desk, hopefully I will have lots of videos coming up soon. I know I promised a video about the Makeup Forever 12 Flash color palette, so stay tuned...

Yes, I drink water out of a wine glass. It's just so glamorous!  This parsons desk is from West Elm (found on cragslist for $150), Touch lamp from Bed Bath and beyond, Silver Monsoon Balsam scented candle from Anthropology (unavailable online, but on sale in stores), graph paper mousepad from Target, MacPro computer, limited edition Bobbi Brown palettes (sorry!), Ikea Mirror, assortment of brushes in an Ikea cup, and I'm wearing a Timex watch and a Maxstudio long sleeved shirt.

Meet the Makeup Artist Party

Big thanks to all the makeup artists that made it out to the meet the makeup artist party at my apartment in Brooklyn. It was such a blast! Photos by Sophie Mathewson

From top to bottom left to right, Emily, Natalie, Suheli, Caitlin, Me, Morgan, Mary, Esti, Songhee, Annie, Holly, Justine and Chisa.

Below: How to eat a cupcake with out geting frosting on your nose ring or your lipstick.

The makeup artists loved the tissue paper pom poms I made so much that we had an impromptu PomPom how to... looks great, Natalie!

Our makeup: Suheli: Face: MAC studio Fix foundation & pressed powder Eyes: urban decay naked palette 2 colors Verve, pistol & blackout/ Makeup forever eyeliner 1K Lips: MAC lipstick Brave Caitlin: Face: bobbi brown hydrating skincare/ intensive skin supplement /foundation stick sand/ creamy light bisque and sand/ pale yellow pressed/ natural bronzer/ nude pink blush/ wild rose shimmer brick/ Eyes: heather mauve shimmer lid/ ivory brow bone/ black ink/ rich cashmere smudged on top, rich cashmere lower lash line/ birch shadow in brows/ extreme lengthening mascara Lips: bare pink rich lip color/ bare sparkle high shimmer gloss Me: Face: Bobbi light bisque corrector/ Warm Ivory concealer/ Porcelain Skin Foundation/ Medium Bronzer/ Peony blush Eyes: Grey in my brows/ White all over/ Goldstone LWCS on my lids/ Black Gel Liner/ L'Oreal Collegen Voluminous mascara Lips: TOP SECRET lip color that doesn't come out until the fall, I'll update this in a couple of months with the color name! Morgan: Eyes: Yaby shadows: 168 fresh earth, 172, the mauve, 005 perfect wine Lips: Mac fleshpot blotted over rosebud salve Face: eve pearl salmon concealer under eyes, MUFE face & body foundation, Mac medium blot powder, Mac gingerly blush Mary: FACE: Bobbi Brown: Light Bisque Corrector/ Cool Sand Concealer/ 2.5 Skin Foundation/ Golden Light Bronzer and Nude Pink Blush LIPS: Bobbi Brown Plum Lip Sheer with Pink Beige Gloss EYES: Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold/ Nars Naked Palette(Smog)/ Loreal Black Eyeliner and Loreal Voluminous, Songhee: FACE: M.A.C prep+prime adjust/ Bobbi Brown corrector EYES: Bobbi Brown Gel eyeliner Black/ Dior Show New Look mascara, LIPS: Lucas' papaw ointment, Annie: Face: Mineral Hygienics Sheer Mineral Foundation in Fairly Light and 100% Pure Pot Rouge in Posey Lips: MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Unlimited Eyes: Tarte NeutralEYES volume II, Justine: Face: MAC Select Cover-Up/ MAC Strada blush (might be discontinued)/ Make Up For Ever HD setting powder/ Lips: MAC So Chaud lipstick/ Eyes: MAC Brun eyeshadow (eyes & brows)/ MAC Clear Brow Set/ Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash in waterproof and Chisa.

Meet the Makeup Artist: Kaarin Lanyi

Q. How do you know Makeup Artist Lindsey Jones? A. I met Lindsey on the Michael Bastian FW '12 show. She complimented me on the organization of my makeup station. :)

Q. What lip gloss/ color is in your purse right now?

A. I'm currently using L'oreal Colour Riche Balm in Nourishing Nude. I don't like wearing lip gloss or lipstick so I'm always on the hunt for a texture somewhere in between. This balm is semi-shiny, tinted, and has SPF15. The color is just a fraction of a shade deeper than my natural lip color; it's the perfect no-lip lip for me.

Q. How long have you been a makeup artist and what type of work do you do?

A. I was approached by a producer in NYC to do makeup when I was about 20. She immediately had me working on TV productions even though I was totally clueless! (I wish I had a photo of my kit from back then to share! Hilarious I assure you.) It was a whirlwind experience that I wasn't quite ready for so after a year and a half of trying to figure out how to be a freelance makeup artist without mentors or makeup pals I left that path for a few years to pursue work in the same field as my degree (Architecture Studies and Urban Design). While working at the architecture firm I realized that I really did want to do makeup and I was finally ready to tackle it on my own terms. I've been a freelance makeup artist full time for 5 years now since I came back to artistry. I would say that my work is split pretty evenly between TV, fashion, and private clients. Love my job!

Q. Who or what do you look to for inspiration and why?

A. I think that environment (both natural and designed) inspires me more than anything. That's why I love living in NYC - there's always something new to look at! Architecture is really important to me and I think that my love of structure shows pretty explicitly in my makeup (especially the more creative work). I love textures, too. I constantly take pictures of tree bark, peeling paint, rusty metal, and shadows. When I discovered a website dedicated to seeing repeated patterns in environment and design I nearly died of happiness! Look!

Q. What project are you most proud of any why?

A. I had the privilege of going to Tulum, Mexico last spring with the fashion team from the Observer Magazine (Guardian UK) to shoot three fashion editorials. I did both makeup and hair for all three stories and I think they all came out really well. It's so nerve-racking to work in the middle of nowhere because I know if I forget something I need I'll be out of luck! Needless to say, I had everything I needed and had a really fun, creative week working outside of my element with wonderful people.

Q. What are your favorite false lashes?

A. I use Ardell DuraLash Naturals in Short and Medium the most. They're my favorite flared individual lashes because of the absence of the knot at the tip. They look the most natural out of all of the lashes I've tried and they're versatile. I can use them just to fill in gaps in the lash line or really pack them in to create a lush lash. You can never find the Mini length in stores (I order them online) but they're also great for adding density to lashes while remaining invisible. Secret lashes. ;)

Q. What is your best kept makeup artist secret?

QUICK TIP: Use a humidifier through the winter if you live in a cold or dry climate. It will improve the condition of your skin and lips more than you can imagine! Think of it as a boost to your skin care routine.

SKINCARE: My favorite cleanser of all time is Alchimie Forever Excimer Gentle Cream Cleanser. Not only does it remove all of my makeup (including eye makeup and mascara!), it leaves my skin feeling soft and glowing before I've even moisturized. A perfect cleanser in my book.

I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT: Elemental Herbology Facial Glow is the best exfoliator I've ever used. It's a lactic acid based mask you leave on for a few minutes (no scrubbing involved) and removed with a washcloth. I was introduced to it at an all natural spa in Hawaii (at the Edition Hotel in Waikiki) and I'm really glad I splurged. Exfoliation has never left my skin so happy, hydrated and calm until now.

LATELY I'M LOVING: Koh Gen Do's concealer palette is my current go-to concealer for under eyes. The shades are pretty limited but work on skin tones ranging from fair to medium. Two of the shades are quite peachy so they're perfect for counteracting under eye darkness. (Camila Alves is wearing it in the photo!)

Website: www.kaarinlanyi.com

Twitter: @KaarinLanyi

Camila Alves at QVC Runway FW '12

Observer Magazine shoot in Tulum, Mexico Sculptural makeup for an InFashion Magazine editorial

Website: www.kaarinlanyi.com | Twitter: @KaarinLanyi