As seen in Philly Magazine: eye make-up for a red dress

In recognition of the Go Red for Women campaign, the editors at Philadephia Magazine asked me about what sort of make-up would look best with a red dress.

Neutral shades for eyes are best when you’re wearing red, so had to give a shout out to Urban Decay and their brilliant Naked Basics palette ($29).

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Downton Abbey Inspired Bride

Just before the holidays I did a shoot with Marie Labbancz, Beautiful Blooms, Architeqt Salon and The Wedding Factor, featuring the latter’s beautiful Berta gowns.  The regal Madison courtesy of Reinhard Agency.

Lots of great images to share, but in celebration of the new season of Downton Abbey (yes, I’m addicted), I wanted to share these first because they so remind me of the beloved series.  Can’t you just see Mary (or even poor Edith) in this?

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Fox29’s Jennaphr Frederick pays a visit to my studio

On November 12th, the feisty and hilarious Jennaphr Frederick of Fox29’s Good Day stopped by the studio to help me promote my recycling event and to get my opinion on make-up (uh oh) – the necessary and the not-so-necessary.

We also had a special guest with us, Bryan Barron, who was in town promoting the latest edition of “Don’t Go to the Beauty Counter Without Me,” a book he co-authors with Paula Begoun (“The Cosmetics Cop”).   Bryan talked with Jennaphr about beauty “dupes,” that is, inexpensive products that can be substituted for wicked expensive ones.  So that’s good.

I always tell my clients and  workshop participants about Beautypedia, the online version of the book – it’s a much more comprehensive and current resource for thousands of products reviews.  Begoun’s research team base their reviews on claims made by the manufacturers, about efficacy, for example, and the ability to turn you into Jennifer Lopez.

Video of my two spots coming soon…..

Bryan Barron, moi, Jennaphr the Great

Bryan Barron, moi, Jennaphr the Great

Friday, Nov. 14: “Give Up Your Trash, Get Some Lash”

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Anyone who has had a make-up lesson at my studio knows about the Naughty Basket.  It’s the dark place where used, inappropriate, or just plain unloved make-up goes.  The fact that I fill it so quickly says a lot about how successful women are at purchasing products that work for them, but that’s another blog post.

When the Naughty Basket is full, the contents get packaged up and sent off to Terracycle®, a recycling company that facilitates, among many other waste collection programs, a Personal Care and Beauty Brigade® in partnership with cosmetic giant Garnier®.

In an ongoing effort to keep all of this packaging and chemical waste from reaching a landfill or an ocean, I’m hosting the first annual “Give Up Your Trash, Get Some Lash” event on Friday, November 14th.  We’ll be collecting your beauty trash from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at my studio, which is located at 892 County Line Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.  Parking in back and on streets surrounding the studio.

Take this opportunity to clean up and clean out your drawers and cabinets for the good. Drop off your used, empty or unwanted make-up and cosmetic containers, and as our thanks, we’ll put false lashes on you  that you can rock on your Friday night out (or in). We will accept the following items:

  • Cosmetics packaging such as cases, bottles and tubes from lipstick, gloss, mascara tubes, eye shadow, bronzer, foundation, powder cases, eyeliner as well as eye and lip pencils.
  • Hair care packaging such as bottles/jars and caps from shampoo, conditioner and styling products
  • Skin care packaging such as tubes, bottles and jars from face and body soaps and lotions

You can RSVP on Facebook and if you want more information, you can send e-mail to info@bekebeau.com or call 610-220-0042.

And for more information about starting your own recycling brigade, visit terracycle.com.