Friday, October 24, 2014

Project Runway inspired Fall bronze makeup look with Mary Kay Global makeup artist Luis Casco

 Hello Gorgeous!

TGIF! Finally, Fall is here in Arizona. It's not quite chilly, but at least there is the inkling of cool weather coming.

Just because it is not summer does not mean you can't wear a bronze tan look in the Fall.

 Enter this collection and Project Runway look created by show sponsor brand Mary Kay and their Global Makeup Artist Luis Casco.

From left to right you are looking at: Mary Kay Medium/Dark bronzing powder, Mary Kay Shy Blush mineral cheek color, Mary Kay Light/Medium bronzing powder and the new translucent loose powder.

If you ask me, the new Mary Kay translucent loose powder looks,feels, and blends a lot like Makeup Forever HD powder!

 Here I have contoured my face using the Mary Kay Dark/Medium bronzing powder. My hair is setting for victory rolls later today as I am getting a 50's look ready for my Juice Plus clients in Memphis. The look, in my opinion has to be authentic and have the ability to be done quickly-like 15 minutes per person for full HMU quickly!!!

Next step, I use the Mary Kay Light Medium bronzing powder to do the center of my face.

 Finally, I apply the Mary Kay Shy Blush ( a Luis Casco favorite!) mineral cheek color on the apples of my cheeks.

Since Mary Kay has been so generous with samples, I used all of their products to create this look:
In the photo from left to right:
Mary Kay translucent loose powder  $16.00
Mary Kay eye shadow primer
Mary Kay mineral eye color in Driftwood and Moonstone $7.00
Mary Kay Dark/Medium, Light/Medium bronzing powder $18.00 , Shy Blush $12.00
Mary Kay Nourishine lipgloss in Pink Parfait  $14.00
Mary Kay creme black eyeliner/brush $18.00
Mary Kay eye lash curler

I am wearing a set of lashes, though they are not made by Mary Kay.  To get these products for yourself, please visit the Mary Kay website or contact your local Mary Kay agent.

 Voila! Ready to come an S wave into my set hair and get this Pinky Tuscadero look finished for Memphis!
Special thank you to Mary Kay for the generous samples!

And now...stay tuned for this update from Mary Kay and Coco Rocha for details about how Mary Kay is helping women help women!


International supermodel Coco Rocha joins celebrity judges at the
Hong Kong finale

13th OCTOBER 2014, HONG KONG – Finalists from across Asia Pacific will gather in Hong Kong from 13th – 16th October 2014 for the glamorous finale of Mary Kay’s annual, makeover contest. Over 290,000 women from across nine countries in Asia Pacific entered the contest, which sees real women - who dream of becoming a model - team up with a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant to enter and compete together. The winners of local heats are then flown to Hong Kong for an intensive week of celebrity-led training workshops and a series of challenges from photo shoots to model castings, before performing in a live catwalk show, where a star-studded panel of judges will crown the winners. The highlights and drama of both finale week and the live show will be captured and broadcast by the Dream Beautiful media partner - DIVA.

Dream Beautiful - The Making of a Model is a showcase for the beauty and skill of both models and Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants, who live their Dream Beautiful journey together. It is a unique platform that recognizes industry talent both on and off the catwalk and is a celebration of the strong bonds and partnerships that underpin and sustain the modeling industry. The competing duos have worked in tandem to qualify as one of the twenty-four pairs of Dream Beautiful finalists, who respectively hail from China, Taiwan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.

Celebrity TV Anchor Dominic Lau will host the live Dream Beautiful Finale show, taking place at Shaw Studios on Thursday October 16th. Tuff Productions will transform the huge, 20,000 square foot Hong Kong venue into a stunning high fashion catwalk and event space. It will host over 500 invitation-only guests, media and VIPs, including an A-List celebrity-judging panel headed up by international supermodel Coco Rocha. During the Finale, each of the 24 pairs of finalists will walk the catwalk in a choreographed show, which will feature videos, interaction and comment from the judging panel and a nail-biting reveal of the winners, all before a live audience. Official hair partner Toni & Guy will style the hair of both celebrity judges and contestants. Eight celebrity judges will adjudicate the 2014 Mary Kay Dream Beautiful Asia Pacific Finale:

·        Coco Rocha - International supermodel
·        K.K. Chua - President Asia Pacific Region, Mary Kay Inc.
·        Sheryl Adkins-Green – Global Chief Marketing Officer, Mark Kay Inc.
·        Stephen Webster - Global Design Director, Mark Kay Inc.
·        Luis Casco – Celebrity makeup artist and TV personality
·        Cara G. - Asia’s very own supermodel and TV presenter
·        Jason Capobianco - World-class fashion photographer
·        Christie Simpson – Celebrity stylist to local and international stars

In the lead up to the Finale event, the 24 Dream Beautiful finalist pairs will participate in an action-packed four days of finale activities in Hong Kong from 13th - 16th October. Each model and Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant will profit from an exciting series of intensive master classes at Ed1tus in Aberdeen. The master classes are designed to help pairs learn about all aspects of the modeling industry from those who know it best – the Mary Kay Dream Beautiful celebrity judges. The world-class judging panel will work with the finalists throughout the training days and finale to get them finale-ready, and to give them Dream Beautiful experiences to remember forever, including:

·        Photo shoots. Models and consultants will experience real life fashion and beauty shoots. Contestants will participate in individual and group shoots, led by renowned fashion photographer Jason Capobianco, guest photographer Earl Wan and stylist to the stars Christie Simpson.
·        Model training. Models will fine tune their walks and poses for the catwalk, beauty shots and learn about the ins and outs of castings thanks to Asia’s best-loved supermodel Cara G.
·        Makeup training. Celebrity makeup artist and TV personality Luis Casco will take the Independent Beauty Consultants under his dynamic wing, showing them how to create different makeup looks. They’ll style the perfect catwalk look, and learn top tips for high-end and lifestyle photo shoots.
·        Styling. Christie Simpson will lead consultants and models in a masterclass covering how to dress for different body shapes, and the basics of professional styling.
·        Model casting simulation, Global Design Director of Mary Kay, Stephen Webster and Chief Editor of Marie Claire, Marcella Wong will run a real-life casting for the models, which will begin with a representative from top Hong Kong model agency Dreamodels taking the would-be models through the professional realities of being a full-time model, from travel expectations to contract guidelines.

The Dream Beautiful model winner will become the ‘face’ of Mary Kay Asia and will appear on the front cover of Mary Kay’s Applause magazine, which has a circulation of hundreds of thousands. The shoot for her cover will take place in the U.S. She may also be awarded a 12-month modeling contract with Dreamodels. The winning Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant will be Mary Kay’s Makeup Artist of the Year for 2014/2015 in Asia Pacific, which will see her honoured in her local market and working with the local Mary Kay team on different beauty projects, including a cover shoot with her partner in the U.S. She will also be presented with Mary Kay seminar speaker opportunities.

K.K. Chua, President Asia Pacific Region, Mary Kay Inc., praises “It is such a pleasure to celebrate the powerful ability of women to enrich each other’s lives. Helping women to feel beautiful and empowering them to live their dreams is at the heart of Mary Kay’s philosophy and brand. For the second year, our Dream Beautiful model and makeup artist search provides a platform for real women - with big dreams – to step in to the spotlight and truly shine.”

Coco Rocha, supermodel and Mary Kay Dream Beautiful celebrity judge, mulls on what she’s looking for in a winner, “I’m so excited to see these incredible, brave women perform at the Mary Kay Dream Beautiful Finale in Hong Kong. I love this contest; it’s a fantastic example of women helping women to achieve their dream goals together! Dreaming big, working hard and collaborating productively with colleagues and friends is at the heart of success in the modeling industry.”

Get inspired and motivated by amazing women thanks to Mary Kay’s Dream Beautiful Contest at the Official Instagram - @MKDreamBeautiful and tag comments using dedicated hashtags #MaryKay, #MKDreamBeautiful. Or follow the Mary Kay Dream Beautiful Contest celebrity judges and host at:

·         Coco Rocha's Instagram: @cocorocha

·         Coco Rocha's Weibo: CocoRocha,

·         Luis Casco's Instagram: @luiscascomakeup

·         Cara G.’s Instagram: @caragmcilroy

·         Jason Capobianco Instagram: @jasoncapobianco

·         Christie Simpson Instagram: @christiestyle

·         Dominic Lau’s Instagram: @domjlau

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About Mary Kay

Irresistible products. Positive community impact. Rewarding opportunity. For more than 50 years, Mary Kay has offered it all. With more than 3 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $3.5 billion in global annual wholesale sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. To learn more or to locate a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in your area, please visit
About Dream Beautiful Contest Partners

Tuff Productions – official production partner

Tuff is a boutique events agency specialized in luxury events, with teams based in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Paris and Cannes. The team is both multinational and multilingual with a strong background in luxury brands and marketing. Tuff is renowned for their work at the Cannes Film Festival producing the amfAR gala dinner each year. Their strength lies in their innovative creativity, attention to detail and creating concepts into event realities.

This years Mary Kay ‘Dream Beautiful’ was inspired by the soft palette of the campaigns pastel blushes and greys. Creating a Dream like set with oversized cherry blossom trees, and petals lining the runway give a feminine and subtle effect. Cherry blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. The two backdrops either side of the models entry are graphic prints of real clouds adding an element of reality to the oversized set. To add a youthfulness and energy, Tuff added neon tube lighting to the signage on the backdrop as well as an oversized ‘DREAM’ sign as a fun photo op for guests.

DIVA – official media partner

DIVA is Asia’s leading entertainment channel for women. Passionate about delivering positive style and a sassy attitude to the small screen, DIVA celebrates the richness of life and real-life glamour with exclusive, award-winning and top-rating dramas and great reality like My Kitchen Rules, Suits and SupermodelMe – the original Asian supermodel series.  DIVA is also synonymous with exciting localized and original lifestyle content that greatly appeals to Asia’s savvy audiences.  The channel encourages viewers to just have fun, relax and “Be Yourself.

About Dreamodels – official model agency partner

Dreamodels is one of Asia’s top full-service modeling agencies, offering a glamorous selection of international, regional and local talent. Established in Hong Kong in 2002, the Dreamodels team has substantial industry experience and has worked with top models and clients from around the world.

About Toni & Guy – official hair partner

TONI&GUY has over 420 salons in 42 countries worldwide and has been at the forefront of the industry for 50 years. It is a professional company focused on creativity, energy and individuality. TONI&GUY was voted as a 'SuperBrand' for a sixth time in 2013 and 'CoolBrand' twice (accolades given to only the UK's strongest and coolest brands). TONI&GUY is the FIRST EVER hairdressing company to receive both nominations. TONI&GUY is the 'Official Sponsor to London Fashion Week' and creates the hair for over 60 designer catwalk shows each year, working with top designers including Giles Deacon, Todd Lynn, Jean- Pierre Braganza and William Tempest.

TONI&GUY Hong Kong was established in 2001 and has 2 salons and 1 academy in Hong Kong; 2 salons in Macau and 2 salons in Taiwan. We pride ourselves on our professional approach to hairdressing and creating styles that are personalized to client’s appearance, hair type, personal style and lifestyle.

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