Makeup artist and cosmetic brand developer, Vincent Longo was born in Swan Hill, Australia, and spent his childhood amidst the majestic beauty of the outback. The light, colors, textures, sounds and purity of wild nature made a life-long impression and deeply stimulated his exceptional “eye” for color.
While in his late teens, Vincent’s family immigrated back to Italy, and he enrolled in B.C.M. – the Beauty Center of Milan. With effort and passion, Vincent soon mastered the art of makeup application through working with Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Dolce and Gabbana and Gianfranco Ferre.
His career took off when he was booked to work on Cindy Crawford for the cover of Italian
The story of Make Up For Ever begins when founder Dany Sanz, a painter and sculptor, was asked by friends to do make up on bodies for a theater show. Seeing her painting come to life was the “aha” movement that led to creating the color cosmetics brand loved by professionals as well as consumers. Along the way she opened the first professional make up school in Europe in the 1970s, with students that came from all corners of the world and eventually became ambassadors for the brand. With the strong bonds that grew between her and her students, a base of users developed for the brand that is headquartered in Paris but now available worldwide. Read on for more of Dany’s story.
For this week’s Gorgeous Giveaway we have 3 Lorac Limited Edition Box Office Hit Full Face Palettes (a $35 value) to give to our lucky winners. Get ready for fall with this full-service color cosmetics palette that’s sure to make you feel like a super star.
Lorac is the color cosmetics brand created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw that combines skin savvy formulations with spot-on color.
The palette features 12 eye shadows, 2 eyeliners, 1 blush,
1 bronzer and 8 (eight!!) lip colors. Everything you need to
|create a variety of looks from subtle work appropriate style
It’s as if the creative geniuses at NARS Cosmetics were reading my mind. This summer the makeup artist brand has two limited editions dedicated to the two cities in my life – New York and San Francisco. I reside in New York, but my family and heart are in San Francisco.
The NARS Loves New York ($75) collection features everything you would need to make the proper color splash in the city that never sleeps. It comes in an adorable NARS loves New York box that includes a soft zip pouch. The set includes: Uptown Girl Duo Eyeshadow, a yellow-green shimmer and a smoky charcoal gray;