The latest installment of the LA in Bloom x Look TV web series was born out of necessity. Bottom line: I don’t know squat about makeup. My moment of enlightenment arrived last summer while filming a cooking video with my friend Beatrice. Before the cameras started rolling, she looked at my naked face and said, “Um, you’re about to be on camera, can we put some makeup on you, please?” Of course she was right (when Bea isn’t designing her coveted line of handmade shoes, she is doing hair, makeup and styling for some of LA’s coolest ladies)! Thankfully, Bea agreed to show me how to put together a quick and easy everyday makeup look. She has also shared her awesome shopping list (below), destined to quell all anxiety when walking through the doors of Sephora. Hope you enjoy. Oh, and we did a little Q&A:
Heather Taylor: What is your favorite lipstick for fall?
Beatrice Valenzuela: Red Square, Velvet Matte Lip Pencil by Nars.
HBT: What about nail polish?
BV: Toasted Marshmallow by Nubar.
HBT: What is your secret to fresh faced, dewy skin?
BV: Drink lots of water.
HBT: What is your number one most cherished beauty secret?
BV: Deep condition your hair once or twice a week. Leave it in for at least 15-20 minutes.
Beatrice Valenzuela’s Shopping List:
Laura Mercier Concealer
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 – Oil Free
Nars Blush Bronzer Duo (Orgasm/Lacuna)
Nars Duo Cream Eyeshadow (Madagascar)
Chocolate Powderline Pencil from Mia Cosmetics
Dior Diorshow Mascara (Chestnut 698)
Nars Lipstick (Roman Holiday)
I would love to hear from YOU! What are your favorite makeup and beauty brands, colors, scents, etc!? Please share. Let’s get beautiful together xoHBT