Saturday, May 4, 2013

Maybelline & Rodarte at SAIC 2013

  Maybelline New York sponsored the makeup for SAIC's 2013 annual fashion show, "The Walk'. 


I was honored and thrilled to be apart of it with these two lovely ladies again:
Viki Moon and Lindsay Tosto. We also got to work with new face, Danielle Boulden!

The day started at 5:45 am. 
I was way more excited than tired!

 The Factor Women and Chosen Models went through makeup and hair before the final dress fittings.

Key Artist Gabriel Almodovor created a unique look for the show:
Red pigment on the brow bone, yellow pigment in the crease, orange winged-out eyes.
This was really difficult for all the artists to re-create, but we had no time to take our time.

We were assigned to complete all 60 models within TWO HOURS.
The pressure was on!

Hair was provided by artists of Ulta; they created really beautiful, modern wigs and chic hair styles.

The fashion was AMAZING!!

 Myself and Viki finally taking a break after hours of makeup! We had to complete hair and makeup for the models four times; first time was dress re-hearsal at 9am, second time was a second dress rehearsal at 12pm, third time was a show for the school faculty and family at 3pm, the last time was the finale at 7pm.

Lindsay Tosto and myself were asked to do makeup for the amazing design team: Rodarte

 These sisters are so humble, sweet and awesome!

I worked on Kate (right), she preferred a natural look with a soft, bronze smokey eye. I showed her the new BB Cream which she adored because of its light weight feel. I also showed her the new "Whisper" lip colors by Maybelline. I recommended the "Go Nude" lipbalm, which was a nude, slightly taupe lip color and she LOVED it. Her cheekbones were amazing to work on! I showed her the new Bouncy Blush by Maybelline in "Peach Satin" to pop her cheekbones for camera.

Hair was created by two amazing artists of Ulta using Redken products.

After we finished the Rodarte girls, Lindsay and I ran back just in time to finish the models for the final show.

The Rodarte Sisters with the President of SAIC on the red carpet.

For the final walk through, all the artists were invited to watch the show.
We were relieved to: 1) Have a seat and 2.) Take a look at our work walking down the runway

Here are a few photos from the show:


Caroline Hougen (designer) was one of my favorite collections to watch on the runway. She brought nostalgia, consistency from outfit to outfit, a GREAT song choice which is still stuck in my head 24 hours later and great craftsmanship to the stage.

 Tess Olson was another one of my favorite designers!

Photos from and Christopher Free of Project Captured.

More photos coming soon!


  1. My personal cold sweat nightmare is having to do winged eyeliner for runway.....SHEER TERROR! Kudos my friend.

    1. Thank you Angela. Agreed; this look was not easy!