Beauty for the Blownaway App©

Published Editorials

I recently had the opportunity to team up to create beauty images with an outstanding company that delivers beauty right to your doorstep.

The Blownaway© App is available for Iphone users (and soon for Android) and allows you to select a hair and or makeup service and the artists shows up at yout desired location.

Check it out at www.blownawayapp.com !

Here are some of the beauties we worked with!

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Credits

Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry www.wafuartistry.com

Hair: Sam Stewart

Models: Rebecca Yang, Kathryn Phillips, Emily Kim, Ikeyia Santana

Photography: Nicolette Mollet www.nicollettemollet.com

“CEREAL KILLER” EnVie Magazine, December 2014

Published Editorials

There is something so basic but oh so nostalgic about breakfast cereal. 

I remember that as a child, I was in charge of picking out the cereal for my little sister and I when we went grocery shopping.  Sometimes it was Fruit Loops. Other times, I went simple and chose Rice Chex.

In this beauty editorial, photographer Lalo Torres and I explored the whimsy of color, texture and trend.  Bold fashion hair color and makeup has been trending for a couple of seasons now and we wanted to display it in a fresh and fun way.

I was also interviewed by EnVie Magazine on the current trend of fashion hair color.

The hair pieces were custom colored by using Paul Mitchell Inkworks and Pravana haircolor. 

Can you see the feeling each one creates just by the colors and textures?

Enjoy!!

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Credits

Photography: Lalo Torres http://www.lalotorres.com

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry http://www.wafuartistry.com

Hair and Makeup Assistant: Lana Gail

Muse: Kasey Landoll at The Dragonfly Agency

FEAUTURE: Alencia Lewis courtesy of The Campbell Agency

Model Features

There is powerful beauty in simplicity. In rawness and barely-there nuances. It attracts light and shows the power within and the vulnerability of one’s body.

This is the route we chose when photographing Alencia Lewis courtesy of The Campbell Agency.

I customized a beauty look with highly moisturized skin, foundation warmed up with my fingers and pressed into the skin, and simple hair.

Creme stick foundations in Golden Honey, Walnut, Mahogany,  and Espresso by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics were seamlessly blended for a sculpted effect.

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The skin on the rest of the body was moisturized by combining Josie Maran Argan Oil, African Glycerin, and gold loose eyeshadow.

I hope you enjoy this series!

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Credits

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Sergio Garcia http://www.prismshots.com

Muse: Alencia Lewis of The Campbell Agency

“GREEK GODDESS” for Fashion Scoop Daily.com

Published Editorials

Platinum. 18 karat gold. Topaz. Opal. Rhododite. Tourmaline. Garnets. Amethysts. Diamonds!

Sounds dreamy right? Well, they are!

I had the privilege of working with a talented team on this editorial in order to radiantly capture the bold and exquisite designs of Kerri Halpern of Madstone Design,  In collaboration with Nine Eighteen Boutique, Edgar Gomez, the art director and stylist for the day, developed a story to showcase these beautiful pieces.

The collection was based on and inspired by Greek Mythology.  Poseidon. Apollo. Ares. Persephone. Medusa. Athena. All of my favorite mythical deities from my books as a kid.  Of course I had to be a part of this project!

The goal was to evoke a Greek goddess encapsulating the different traits of each god.  Jordan Raines’ beauty was easily a fit for such a timeless piece.

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My inspiration for the beauty piece in this story was golden wreaths, waterfalls, rope, and wind moving through hair.

Jordan’s face was prepared with Laura Mercier’s Radiance Primer for an effortless glow.  Foundation Primer_Radiance on White

To enhance the glow and give an ethereal flush, I used one of my favorite products NARS Multiple in Portofino. This multipurpose stick has a creamy consistency and may be used on more than one area of the face.  I gently tapped a bit on the apples of her cheek with my ring finger for an innocent flush.  I patted a generous amount on the center of her lips as to evoke the feeling of having just eaten a cluster of red grapes. Finally, I blended a small amount through her eye crease to warm up and brighten the eye area.

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After a light coating of mascara, I lined the lash line lightly with Dior Addict- It Line Liquid Liner in Black. 

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Textured waves were created with a tapered wand and Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode.  I love it because it has heat protection abilities, memory, and a light brushable hold that will withstand rapid hair changes and movement. The hair transitioned from loose waves to emulate the waves of Poseidon, a braided coiff to channel Athena, and a halo braided crown to personify Ares. Medusa was brought to life by gathering her hair into a regal updo and allowing tendrils to fall as I wove an 18 karat gold necklace through her curls as a diadem.

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Dream and enjoy this editorial collection as much as we did when creating it!

 

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Credits

 

Editorial Feature for www.fashionscoopdaily.com

Art Direction/Styling: Edgar Gomez

Hair and Makeup:  Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Nicollette Mollet www.nicollettemollet.com

Muse: Jordan Raines courtesy of The Dragonfly Agency

Jewelry: Provided by Nine Eighteen Boutique with creations by Kerri Halpern for Madstone Designs

 

FEATURE: Cadence Sisco photographed by Samantha Collie

Model Features

I recently had the pleasure of working with this lovely young lady on a series including beauty, fashion, and a little attitude.

As an ode to the ending summer, we decided to fabricate a session showcasing breezy and airy fashion provided by Tor Matthey.  The clean and simplistic lines are powerful in each shot.  The have a touch of minimalism and feminism all mixed into one.

The subtle movements that Cadence exuded were perfect and made her seem effortless in such structured clothing. To complement the color palette, I utilized white and mint as my focal points.  I used MAC Chromaline Gel/Cream Liner in Pure White and an angled liner brush.

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As a highlight and pop, I used Seafoam Green from Dior’s 5 Coulers Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Jardin.

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To keep the beauty story cohesive and on trend, I used Maybelline’s Color Show Nail Lacquer in Green With Envy.

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Cadence has beautiful undercut that required minimal product. In the slides that have more texture, I used Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray which has sea salt for beautiful lived in beachy texture.  On the smoother slides, I misted the hair with water and groomed it with a dime sized amount of Brilliantine by Bumble and Bumble for shine and structure.

I am anxious for fall and with this session we start bidding adieu to summer. I hope you enjoy this set as much as I do!

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Credits

 

Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Samantha Collie

Fashion Stylist: Tor Matthey http://www.thisistor.co

Muse: Cadence Sisco

 

FEATURE: Kasey Landoll courtesy of Dragonfly Agency

Model Features

One of the biggest trends in fashion, specifically beauty, has been pastel tones. Whether lavender or soft mint is used in the hair or in accessories,  it’s a fun and sporty trend courtesy of the mod revival current in fashion.

We worked with Kasey (who just got back from a modeling tour in South Korea). With bright and cheerful features, I decided to add quick and fun pops of pastel hues mixed from the Makeup Forever Flash Color Palette.

Enjoy!

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Hair and Makeup: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Lalo Torres http://www.lalotorres.com

Muse: Kasey Landoll

FEATURE: Grant Farmer courtesy of Wilhelmina Miami, Dragonfly Agency

Model Features

Simple. Clean. Emotional. Pensive.

These are all emotions that Grant delivered during our recent photo session with Samantha Collie. While in Dallas, Grant joined us on set to create one of my favorite male beauty sets ever. A bit Southern gentleman, a little debonair, a little mischievous,  Grant transitioned through different characters.

Grant has perfect skin that just called for a whisper of moisture. I used Jack Black Double Duty Moisturizer with SPF 20 since we where photographing him outside.

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A bit of tinted moisturizer was buffed onto the skin to even out his tone. I used LAB Series BB Tinted Moisturizer.

Men, it is NOT makeup. I repeat. It is not makeup.  I love this product because it has additional SPF, moisturizes, and has a discreet tint that unifies the tones on the face.

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Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray was misted through the hair and roughly dried with a blow dryer to provide an easy wavy texture.

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Change your hairstyle as well by using a different product as seen on Grant.  For a more distressed look, I layered a bit of MITCH by Paul Mitchell Reformer Paste. A little goes a long way with this matte product.  I use it myself when I want a no-shine finish with soft hold.

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Lastly, try a modern and chic side part. It is dapper for a night on the town or for a formal event. I used Bumble and Bumble Bb Gel and a fine toothed comb.

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Enjoy the rest of this great series!

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Grooming: Walter Fuentes of WAFU Artistry | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Photography: Samantha Collie

Model: Grant Farmer of Wilhelmina Miami and Dragonfly Agency