Cleaning your brushes in a more eco-friendly way.

I make conscious choices at work every day. I strive to minimise, choose wisely what I buy, reduce packaging, use cruelty free as much as possible but one thing was getting on my nerves: my brush cleaning process at work.

The cleaner part I’d already solved by replacing the chemical solvent based one with my own made of natural ingredients. But the amount of paper towels that ended up in the trash each day, that wasn’t working for me.

I tried the black hand towel solution which many MUA use but I didn’t like carrying and washing a towel everyday for just a small corner being used and, this is the lame part of me, I don’t like the way it looks as fades overtime. So, I found an other solution which suits me better.

Here’s what I do. I buy 100% natural sponge cloths which I cut into 4 equal parts, perfectly sized for a day’s use, and throw them in the wash when I get home. As simple as that!

Sponge cloth for on-set brush cleaning.

Sponge cloth for on-set brush cleaning.

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New work!

The stunning Karine Vanasse who’s currently killing it on ABC television series Revenge and whom you might have also seen on Pan Am. It was a real pleasure!

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photo by Maxime G. Delisle published in Clin d’Oeil magazine

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New work

Just published!

Beautiful portraits of Xavier Dolan’s stars Anne Dorval and Monia Chokri whom you might have seen in I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère) , Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaires) or Laurence Anyways.

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Anne Dorval

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Monia Chokri

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photos  Maxyme G. Delisle for Clin d’Oeil magazine

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New work!

The beautiful Caroline Dhavernas  AKA Dr. Alana Bloom from Hannibal.

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photos  Maxyme G. Delisle published in Clin d’Oeil magazine

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More new work!

Retro Chic. An other new series in the September issue of Clin d’œil magazine.

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Photo: Patrice Massé

A new grunge inspired editorial.

A taste of my new series in the September issue of Clin d’œil magazine.

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Photo: Patrice Massé

OVO soon in Taipei!

OVO, the Cirque du Soleil show for which I designed the makeup will be in Nangang, Taipei starting November 19th!

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OVO official trailer.

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Tickets go on sale today Wednesday, August 14th. For more information, please visit   www.cirquedusoleil.com.tw

A new beauty series in TWO magazine

I so rarely post blog updates – I just cant find the time – that when I do I feel terrible for not being more assiduous. You don’t know the admiration I have for people who manage to have a career, a private life AND a virtual life!

That said, makeup artists and makeup fans, you will want to have a look at my new beauty series in the August issue of TWO magazine available here :

http://app.two-magazine.com/issue11?page=7 

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photo : Peter Collie
hair : Fred Lemarche
makeup assistant : Holly Bradridge
models : Katerina Chang and Olivia Gordon

Poor Yves…

Yves Saint Laurent was the first Label I knew by name, the first label I could recognise and the first label I loved. As a teen I dreamed I’d be a grown up the day I had a Yves Saint Laurent smoking and a good party to wear it to…

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Yves Saint Laurent by Helmut Newton            Saint Laurent by Hedi slimane

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The recent disfigurement of the brand breaks my heart a little.

I know, I know… It’s totally not PC to voice such a harsh opinion publicly and some PRs are not going to like it one bit but seriously, it’s got to be said. Now please, somebody, make it stop!

Spring Cuteness!

Here’s a few shots from the Spring Smart Set campaign I did with the lovely Éloïse Guérin.

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Photo: Barry Harris