Monday, January 10, 2011

Beauty Breakdown; "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's"

Lauryn Hill gained notoriety with appearances in feature films like "Sister Act II" and garnered admiration as part of the R&B group "The Fugees", but with the release of her debut album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill", she was cemented in history as one of the most talented women in music to this day. With a record 10 Grammy nominations and 5 wins in one night, Lauryn Hill has maintained composure and dignity that can be heard in her melodic voice and seen in her gorgeous eyes.

The opportunity to work with this kind of music icon goes to makeup artist (and hairstylist)William Miranda, whose work has been showcased on cable news shows, soap operas, fashion shows and countless brides all over New York and the surrounding region. With 14 years of makeup under his belt, Will has been able to accentuate Ms. Hill's striking features for her appearances on various tours and events after her much debated 12 year hiatus. Will has approached her makeup with a keen eye focusing on skin and embellishing with hints of rich color;

I like to think of her style as funky chic. She wears a lot of elite brands, from Louis Vuitton to Alexander McQueen, and then funks it up with chunky, decadent accessories. I tend to stick with classic highlighting and contouring techniques using rich earthy tones. Colors like bark, maroon and orange really compliment her warm complexion. That said, she is certainly not afraid of bold color and has been known to wear a fuchsia lip or a vibrant green eyeliner.

The main objective with her overall look is to stay current, even when using classic techniques. She is very in tune with the world of fashion and will take makeup and hair queues from the runways of Europe

Some favorite products for application are;

Temptu SB Foundation; 009 Natural Mocha/012 Espresso
Makeup For Ever Full Cover Concealer; #12/#14
Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder; No. 36 Orange Beige/No. 56 Caramel
Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit; No. 4 Dark
OCC Lip Tar; Fondue/ Vintage/ Harlot/ Strutter/ Katricia/ Demure
NARS Blushes; Dolce Vita/ Taos/ Exhibit A

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